Nepal visa info
Nepal welcomes tourists and makes it easy to enter.
Nepal visa on arrival
At the airport there are several visa choices:
+ 48 hour visa (plus 24 hours free) for $5
+ 15 days for $25
+ 30 days for $40
+ 90 days for $100
Payment by cash ONLY in any major currency (change is returned in rupees), and you need one passport photo too.
Tourists are not permitted to stay more than 150 days in Nepal during one calendar year (1 Jan to 31 Dec).
You can pre-fill out the Department of Immigration visa form up to 15 days before arrival, and then PRINT it. Then this form can be accessed by Immigration at the airport. It is not compulsory to fill out this way, however, and some of the detail is unnecessary and hard to find, or just make up details like ward numbers. You can still turn up at the airport and fill out the standard printed forms.
Do get the correct visa as above as an extension takes time. Extensions are obtainable from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
+ 15 days is $30, additional days are $2 per day
and 15 days is the minimum. Payment is in rupees only, calculated at the government exchange rate.
Trekking and TIMS permits
If a permit is required, we take care of them, unless otherwise stated. Trekking permits are needed for Manaslu, Dolpo and Kanchenjunga treks and need 2-4 passport photos. TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) permits are needed for all treks also.
National park/conservation area entry fee
We pay for this, unless otherwise stated.
Transiting via New Delhi
If you are transiting New Delhi en route to Kathmandu then staying in the Eaton transit hotel may be the best option, rather than getting a visa so as to leave the airport.
India transit visa issued in Kathmandu
This is valid for a maximum of 14 days FROM the date of issue, not the date you enter India. You must be transiting, ie going from one place to another via India, not beginning and ending in Kathmandu, for example. Start with the internet form: http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/
Visiting Tibet from Nepal
You have two choices, discuss with your leader. The first is to get a visa that covers the entire period of travel in Nepal, and all visas on arrival at the airport are multiple entry. The alternative is enter Nepal on a visa good for your first stay then when returning get another new visa at the border.