Visa Fees are as follows:
Multiple entry – 15 Days – US $ 25 or equivalent
Multiple entry – 30 Days – US $ 40 or equivalent
Multiple entry – 100 Days – US $ 100 or equivalent
Tourist with passport from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations aren’t required to pay visa fees for 30 days.
Indian Nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal but need to bring strong identity card like citizenship card, Pan card etc.
Transit Visa: Transit Visa can be received for a day for US $ 5.
Note: One passport size photo is necessary for getting or renewing visa.
Indian Nationals Traveling to Nepal must possess any identity card issued by Government of India.
Access to Nepal
By Air: Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights ‘to-from’ Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Bangkok and Hong Kong.
Currently, these airlines operate international flights to Nepal:
South Asian: (Druk Air, Spice Jet, IndiGo, Air India, Jet Airways, Biman Bangladesh)
South East Asian: (Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo, Silk)
China/Korea: (Air China, China Eastern Airlines,China Southern Airlines, Dragon Air, Sichuan Airlines, Korean Air)
Gulf: (Air Arabia, Etihad Airways, FlyDubai, Oman Air, Qatar Airways
Europe: (Turkish Airlines)
All visitors coming to Nepal by land must enter only through one of these entry pints (1) Kakarbhitta (2) Birjung (3) Belhiya, Bhairahawa (4) Nepalgunj (5) Bhangadi and (6) Mahendranagar in the Nepal-India border and (7) Kodari in the Nepal-China border.
Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through the Bank or authorized foreign exchange dealers. There is exchange counter at the airport as well.
All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at entry. A tourist may bring in dutiable goods, such as tobacco and liquors, within the prescribed quantity free of duty. Visitors can export souvenirs to their respective countries. The export of antiques, however requires special permission from the Department of Archeology.
Traveling within Nepal
There are more than 10 domestic airlines operating flights to various destinations.
Vehicle with driver service is available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and other major cities. You can rent comfortable car, van, jeep etc to drive to Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini or sightseeing within cities.
Tourist buses are available between Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini.
Nepal has every category of accommodation facility, ranging from International standard star hotels and resorts to budget lodges. To ensure safety and quality service, it is advisable to use the services of Government registered hotels, lodges, travel agencies, licensed tour guides and hire only authorized trekking guides or porters.
World Heritage Sites
There are 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Nepal. Among them 7 are in Kathmandu, within the radius of 20 km. You can visit these sites while you are in Kathmandu. World Heritage sites in Kathmandu include:
- Pashupati Nath Temple “Lord of Animals”
- Boudha Nath Temple “One of the largest Stupas in the World”
- Swoyambhu Nath Temple “Money Temple”
- Kathmandu Durbar Square “The place where God still exists”
- Patan Durbar Square “The archeological heritage”
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square “Way back to culture”
- Changu Narayan Temple “Where Nepal’s history starts”
Other World Heritage sites include:
- Lumbini “Birthplace of Buddha”
- Chitwan National Park “Wildlife Camp”
- Sagarmatha National Park “Top of the World”
You can photograph outside of temples, stupas and monasteries. Always seek permission to take picture of the inside. Some men at work (like pottery), beggars and Sadhus pose for pictures to make money. Negotiate before taking picture.
Respect local custom
Take off your shoes before entering Nepalese house, temple or monasteries. Do not touch people participating in the rituals. Always circumnavigate religious object in a clockwise direction. Don’t show affection in public, especially in religious sites.