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Nepal Country Visa and Entry Procedure
Here are two ways to obtain a Nepalese visa. The first one is via the Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed in your country. As of the second way, you can easily obtain an On-Arrival visa at the entry/exit points stationed across the country. You can fill out an application form and provide the necessary documents to receive an On-Arrival Visa. Travellers can choose different visa types according to the length of their stay in Nepal.
The visa for 15 days costs USD 30, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days. Also if your visa is about to expire but you are not yet done exploring the country, you can get your visa extended for USD 3 per day and if your visa has already expired, it costs USD 5 per day. This information regarding updated Visa Fees is available at the official website of the Department of Immigration at
You can also head to the following link for more information regarding Tourist visas in Nepal.

How to reach Nepal?
International flights are only available through the only International airport i.e. the Tribhuvan International Airport. If you are planning on travelling to Nepal by air then TIA is your only option. Flights can be boarded from India, Dubai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur among many other destinations.
Travelling by land you have two options, via India and China. There is also a direct railway line connecting India and Nepal along with several bus facilities for travelling across the border from India.
Travelling by road through India is the most easily accessible. You can travel to Nepal through Sunauli- Bhairahawa, Raxaul – Birgunj, Siliguri- Kakarbhitta, Banbasa – Mahendranagar, or Bahraich- Nepalgunj. Kodari and Kerung are two entry/exit points stationed at the Nepal-Tibet border.

Popular Destinations to Visit
There are numerous travel destinations in Nepal; each with a unique identity and story of its own. Kathmandu is one of such destinations, with dozens of sightseeing to do, eateries to try out, and handicrafts to shop. Next up is Pokhara which enchants its visitors with its serene lakes and the enthralling views of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Fishtail ranges. Similarly, Lumbini, Chitwan, Bandipur, and Palpa are a few other destinations which are ripe for tours and leisurely vacations. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are two of the most popular destinations for jungle safari and wildlife exploration.
As for adventure sports, Kathmandu and Pokhara offer plenty of choices including rafting, bungee jumping, zip-lining, and paragliding. Likewise, the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions stand out as prominent destinations for treks, peak climbing trips, and expeditions.

Things to do in Nepal
The nation is considered to be a paradise for trekkers and grants an exciting number of choices. On these treks, you will witness the grand views of the Himalayas and the cultural prosperity of the ethnic communities along the trails. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek are two of the most popular treks in Nepal.
For those who are not satisfied with just gazing up to the mountains, you can go for a mountaineering expedition and peak climbing. While expeditions take you to mountains above the height of 6,500 meters, the destinations of peak climbing trips are low-lying peaks which can be summited even by amateurs. Everest (8848m), Annapurna (8091m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) are popular expedition sites whereas Island Peak (6189m), Mera Peak (6476m), and Pisang Peak (6091m) are the notable peak climbing destinations.
Short tours and sightseeing in Nepal are also quite popular among travellers in Nepal. Likewise, adventure sports like rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing, zip-lining, and mountain biking are also among the things that can be done in Nepal.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal
The country lies in the temperate zone and has four distinct climates: spring, summer (with monsoon), autumn, and winter. Normally, the best time to trek in Nepal is in March-May (spring) when the skies are clear, trails are filled with blooming flora, and the temperature is just right.
Another appropriate season is mid-September to November (autumn), during which the temperature is moderate, skies are clear, and mountain views are stunning. The summer season (June – August) is occupied by heavy rainfall increasing the chances of landslides in the hills, while the winter season brings in harsh weather conditions and extreme cold. However, there are treks which can be done during winter and monsoon as well.
Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang regions lie in the rain-shadow area so, they are ideal trek destinations during monsoon. Likewise, easy and low-altitude treks like Ghorepani Poonhill and Tamang Heritage Trek are perfect during the winter season.

Altitude Sickness
While trekking in Nepal is extremely satisfying, altitude sickness might get a better hold of you at times. The air pressure and oxygen concentration decrease the higher you travel.
As such, altitude sickness is an illness that the human body suffers from due to these reasons. The symptoms of the sickness include lack of appetite, nausea, weakness, lightheartedness, sleep disturbance, tiredness, and headache. These symptoms generally appear when moving upwards of the height of 2,400 meters from sea level.
You can adopt different measures to avoid altitude sickness like a walk at a slow and steady pace, avoiding smoking, and stopping at different stations to acclimatize. Before beginning your trek, make sure you have a first aid kit with ibuprofen or paracetamol and Diamox. If anyone falls victim to altitude sickness, it is necessary to inform the trip leader and descend to a lower altitude. In extreme cases, it might also be necessary to perform Heli rescue and emergency evacuations.

Travel Insurance
Accidents can happen anywhere so, it is recommended for all tourists to get travel insurance before visiting Nepal. Depending upon the insurance policy and the company, the insurance will look after tragic like theft, loss or accidental damage of gears and other belongings, baggage, and medical emergencies. Likewise, the insurance should also include helicopter evacuation and any kinds of mishaps that might occur during adventure sporting like bungee jumping, rafting, and zip-lining. No one is capable of foreseeing the accidents, but each individual can buy themselves an insurance policy to lessen the effects of the accident.

Meals and Accommodations
In major cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will get multiple options to choose from, from cheap lodges to extravagant 5 stars hotels. Likewise, you will also get to choose from a wide range of cuisines while in the major cities. However, once you move away from the cities, the options for meals and accommodations in Nepal will become limited. During the treks, the best accommodations available are lodges and teahouses. They provide basic facilities for dining and lodging. These places mostly serve traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhat Tarkari” (rice, pulses, and vegetables). Similarly, there are several other food varieties like Momo, Thukpa, and Thakali food available across Nepal.

Banking, ATMs, and Money in Nepal
Nepalese Rupees are the official currency of Nepal. The banknotes of  5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 whereas coins of 1 and 2 are available in Nepal.
While travelling to Nepal, banking and money exchange are not a huge deal in big cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu. When you head to rural areas, the availability of banks, ATMs, and money exchange booths becomes fairly scarce. So, it is best to withdraw enough cash and exchange the currency in major cities. You can also exchange foreign currencies for Nepali Rupees at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You need to be updated about the exchange rates which are available at the official website of Neal Rastra Bank at

Internet and Communication
It is quite easy to access the Internet in Nepal. Using Wi-Fi is a widely used way to communicate and use the Internet. Wi-Fi is easily available in major cities and even in some remote destinations. When trekking to remote locations, Wi-Fi might not always be available; so, using cellular data is the best way to communicate over the Internet. You can buy a Sim-card in Nepal at a reasonable price which allows you to make an international call. Also, you can use mobile data while you are in the areas without Wi-Fi. Telephone, Fax, and newspapers are a few other forms of communication in Nepal.

Internal Flight Delays
Due to the geographical diversity and unpredictable climate in the Himalayas, internal flights are often delayed or cancelled. Weather conditions like heavy rainfall, storms, or fog can disrupt flights. So, it is wise to spare an extra day or two as buffer days, in case of flight delays and cancellations. Likewise, it is also necessary to note that the weather conditions are great during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. If you have enough time, you can also choose road transportation in such cases.

Health and Safety Including Traveling alone in Country
The country is very safe for all tourists and travellers. The country is not experiencing any armed conflicts, religious wars, or grave crimes. Travelling alone is also perfectly sage and you will find willing Nepalese to help you with your travel issues. We also advise solo travellers to inform their loved ones and authorities like local police about their travel destination and itinerary to remain on the safe side. However, there are many issues that you need to consider to trek alone. So, you should have ample knowledge and idea before going on a solo trek.
Likewise, there is a Tourist Police department in Nepal which looks after the welfare and safety of the travellers. You can learn more about them at the official website of the Nepal Tourism Board at
In case of medical emergencies during your trek, you can visit the nearest health post which provides basic medical services. If the medical complication persists, you’ll have to head to the hospitals in towns and cities. Similarly, it is also necessary to follow a healthy and hygienic lifestyle when travelling in Nepal to stay fit and healthy.

Nepal Heritage Sites Entry Fees and Information

Check for entry fees to Heritage Sites, museums & other places to include in your city tourNepal Tourism Board 

Entry Fees for Sites in Kathmandu Valley
Site Foreign Nationals SAARC Nationals Chinese Nepalese Contact Number Remarks
Kathmandu Durbar Square including Tribhuvan Museum NPR 1000 NPR 500
NPR 1000 Free 01-5368969
Below 10 years free
National Museum, Chauni, Kathmandu NPR 150 (NPR 100 for camera, NPR 200 for video camera) NPR 50 (NPR 75 for camera, NPR 150 for video camera) NPR 150 (NPR 100 for camera, NPR 200 for video camera) Students:NPR10; Others: NPR 25 (NPR 50 for camera and NPR100 for video camera) 01-4271504
Closed on Tuesdays and Public Holidays. Open for half day on Mondays from (10:30 am to 2 pm)
Patan Durbar Square including Patan Museum NPR 1,000 NPR 250
NPR 1,000 Students with letter from school : NPR 10; Student Card Discount: NPR15; Others: NPR30 Entry fees for Nepalese are applicable only for Patan Museum
Patan Golden Temple NPR 100 NPR 50 NPR 100 Free 01-5434595
Closed on Buddha Jayanti
Bhaktapur Durbar Square US$ 18 or NPR 1,800 NPR 500 NPR 500 Free 01-6612249 Below 10 years free. For groups from 11-20, one tour leader can enter free.
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur NPR 150 (NPR 100 for camera, NPR 200 for video camera) NPR 50 (NPR 50 for camera, NPR 150 for video camera) NPR 150 (NPR 100 for camera, NPR 200 for video camera) Students: NPR10; Others: NPR25 (NPR 50 for camera, NPR 100 for video camera) 01-6610004 Closed on Tuesdays. The fee includes wood carving and brass and bronze museum in Dattrareya Square.
Swayambhu Stupa NPR 200 NPR 50 NPR 200 Free 01-4281889
Below 10 years free.
Boudha Stupa NPR 400 NPR 100 NPR 400 Free 01-4589257 Below 10 years free.
Pashupatinath Temple NPR 1,000 per day per entry NPR 1,000. Free for Indian Nationals NPR 1,000 Free 01-4462767
Tourists can view the temple from the back premises.
Changunarayan Temple NPR 300 NPR 100 NPR 300 Free 01-5090958
Ethnographic Museum, NTB, Bhrikutimandap NPR 200 NPR 100 NPR 50 Students: NPR 25; Others: NPR 30 01-4256909
Extension no. 172
Garden of Dreams, Katmandu NPR 400 NPR 400 NPR 400 NPR 150 01-4525340
Below 5 years free. NPR 50 fro 5-11 years. 25% discount for a group of 10 pax.
Godawari Park NPR 500 (NPR 200 for children below 10 years) NPR 200 (NPR 100 for children below 10 years) NPR 100 (NPR 50 for children below 10 years) NPR 50 (NPR 20 for children below 10 years) 01-5174246 Student 50% discount.
Central Zoo NPR1000 (NPR 250 for children 4-12 years ) NPR 500 (NPR 250 for children 4-12 years ) NPR 250 (NPR 150 for children 4-12 years ) NPR 200 (NPR 75 for children 4-12 years)  01-5428323 Nepali Students: NPR 135;
Entry Fees for Sites in Lumbini
Site Foreign Nationals SAARC Nationals Chinese Nepalese Contact Number Remarks
Lumbini NPR 700 NPR 400 NPR 700 NPR 20 071-404040
NPR 16 for Indians.
Lumbini Museum NPR 50 NPR 50 NPR 50 NPR 10 01-580318 Closed
Kapilvastu Museum NPR 10 NPR 5 NPR 10 NPR 2 Closed on Tuesdays
Entry Fees for Sites in Chitwan
Site Foreign Nationals SAARC Nationals Chinese Nepalese Contact Number Remarks
Chitwan National Park NPR 2,000 per day per entry +13% VAT NPR 1,000 per day per entry+13% VAT NPR 2,000 per day per entry+13% VAT NPR 150+13% VAT 056-621069 Elephant ride fare – Foreigner: NPR 2,500; SAARC: NPR 1,500; Nepali NPR 500
Chitwan Elephant Breeding Camp NPR 100 NPR 50 NPR 100 NPR 25 056-580154
Tharu Cultural Museum, Chitwan NPR 25 NPR 15 NPR 25 NPR 10 Below 10 years free.


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