Most of the People coming to Nepal can get Visa on arrival. Nepal’s immigration rules are complex, cumbersome and, above all, expensive. All foreigners, except Indians, must have a visa. Visas are issued by Nepal embassies and consulates overseas, or they can be issued on the spot when you arrive in Nepal, either at the Kathmandu airport or at a road border with India or Tibet. If you stay in Nepal for longer than the duration of your original visa, you will require a visa extension. To trek, you must obtain a trekking permit from the immigration office specifying the time and route of your trek.
To obtain a visa when you arrive in Kathmandu you must fill in an application form; in theory you should have a photo-graph, though this requirement is overlooked if you don’t have one. visa application forms are available on a table in the arrival hall; airlines do not normally provides this form on the flight. You can choose between the following visas:
|Type of Visa||Valid upto||Total cost|
|Tourist multiple||15 days||$30|
|Tourist multiple||30 days||$50|
|Tourist multiple||45 days||$125|
|Business multiple||15 days||$30|
|Business multiple||30 days||$50|
|Business multiple||45 days||$125|
For Visa Extension: Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31) extending the visa at the rate of US $3 per day. However, a minimum amount of 30 US$ has to be paid for a period of 15 days or less.
Visa charge for those visiting Nepal on a 30-day non-tourist visa has been set at $30.
However, travellers from SAARC countries, except India and Afghanistan, enjoy free multiple-entry tourist visa for 30 days, and $3 per day thereafter.
SAARC countries in the scheme are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
While Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal, Afghanistan is excluded from the scheme.
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453, Web: www.immi.gov.np)
Customs & clearance all baggage is subject to customs check at the point of entry. Visitors are allowed to bring in the consumable articles such as liquor one bottle up 1.15 liters, 200 sticks of cigarette, 15 rolls of photo film and 12 rolls of movie camera film. Visitors are also allowed to carry one binocular, one camera, one movie camera, one video camera, one radio, one tape recorder, one bicycle, one wrist watch, one set of fountain pen, one perambulator,15 radio cassettes & 10 disk records into the country on the condition that they are declared and are to be taken back on return. Carrying narcotics, arms and ammunition are strictly prohibited. Visitors can export souvenirs from the Department of Archaeology, National Achieve
Building, Ram shah Path, Kathmandu, Gold, silver, precious stones, wild animals and their skins, horns, etc, all drugs whether processed or in their natural state are prohibited to export.
Taxes international Departure Tax includes in Ticket fee.