Nepal - Travel Information

Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in the terms of biodiversity due to its unique geographical position and latitude variation. The elevation of country ranges from 60m above sea level to the highest point on the Earth i.e. Mt. Everest at 8848, all within a distance of150m km resulting climatic condition from sub tropical to Arctic.

Nepal covers 0.1% of the total landmass on Earth. Nepal is habitat for:

  • 2% of all the flowering plants in the world
  • 8% of world’s population birds around (848 species)
  • 4% of mammals
  • Butterflies 500 species
  • 600 natural plant families
  • 319 species of orchids.

More about Nepal

Area: 147,181 sqkm

Location:Situated between china in the north and India in the south, east and west

Capital:Kathmandu

Population: 26.62million

People: Nepal has125 castes/ethnic groups

Language: 123spoken languages, national language is Nepali; travel trade people understand and speak English as well.

Religion: Nepalis a secular state with a per-dominance of Hindu and Buddhist population.

Currency: Nepali Rupee

Political System:Federal Democratic Republic

Climate: Nepal has four main seasons winter (December-February), spring (March-May), summer(June-August) and autumn (September-November). Monsoons are from June till mid September. Nepal can be visited whole year.

Place

        

  Summer           

 

   

Winter

 

Max              

Min

Rain(mm)

Max

Min

Rain(mm)

Kathmandu

28.1

19.5

312.9

19.3

3.0

15.4

Pokhara

29.7

21.3

829.7

20.3

7.7

26.3

Chitwan

33.0

25.3

404.4

24.1

8.3

13.8

Entry Procedures

What are needed toget a Visa?

One passport size photo with white background and a passport(valid) is required. Visa can be obtained after payment. Payment can be done with following currencies only: U.S. Dollar, European Euro, UK Pound Sterling,Swiss Franc, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Singapore Dollar, Japanese Yen, Chinese Yuan, Qatari Riyal, Thai Baht, UAE Dirham, Malaysian Ringgit,South Korean Won, Swedish Kroner, Danish Kroner, Hong Kong Dollar, Kuwaiti Dinar and Bahrain Dinar.

International Credit Card is also accepted for payment of Visa Fee.

1.      Tourist Visa

Visa Facility

Duration

Fee

Multiple Entry

15 days

US$25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple Entry

30 days

US$40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple Entry

90 days

US$100 or equivalent convertible currency

2.      Gratis (free) Visa

  • Children below 10 years
  • For first Visa in one year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries. Visa can be extended from the Immigration Department after paying fee of visa payment as specified above.
  • Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
  • Chinese tourist are provided gratis visa for Nepal.

However, nationals of the following countries will not get visa on the arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: - Nigeria, Ghana, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. They need to obtain visa through Diplomatic Missions or Nepalese Embassies giving priority to visit Nepal intheir respective countries.

For Indian Nationals:

As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals Traveling to Nepal must possess Voter Identity card issued by Election Commission or MRP passport. However please check with your nearest travel agents for documents required by the Indian Immigration for Industrializing to Nepal.

Access to Nepal

By Air

Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights from/to Delhi, Mumbai, Banglore, Bangkok, Dubai, Doha, Hong Kong, andKuala Lumpur. Other International airlines operating from/to Kathmandu atpresent are: Air Arabia (Sharjah), Air Asia (Kuala Lumpur), Air China (Lhasa,Chengdu), Air India (Delhi, Kolkata), Bhutan Airlines (Delhi, Paro), and Biman Bangladesh (Dhaka), Buddha Air (Varanasi), China Eastern Airlines (Kunming),China Southern Airlines (Guangzhou), Dragon Air (Hong Kong), Druk Air (Delhi,Paro), Etihad Airways (Abu Dabhi), Fly Dubai (Dubai), Himalaya Airlines(Damman, Doha, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur), Indigo Airlines (Delhi), Jet Airways(Delhi, Mumbai), Korean Air (Seoul), Malaysian Airlines (Kuala Lumpur), MalindoAir (Kuala Lumpur),  Oman Air (Muscat),Qatar Airways (Doha), Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu-Lhasa), Silk Air (Singapore),Tibet Airlines (Lhasa), Thai Airways (Bangkok), Thai Lion ( Bangkok, DonMueang) and Turkish Airlines (Istanbul).

By Land

All visitors coming to Nepal by land can enter through anyentry points on the India- Nepal Border i.e. Pani Tanki/ Kakarbhitta,Raxual/Birgunj, Sunauli Belahiya, Rupaidiya/Nepalgunj, Mohana/Dhangadi,Banbasa/Mahendranagar, Gaddachauki and Khasa, Liping  /tatopani on the Tibet, China-Nepal borderrespectively. Tourist entering the country with their vehicles by land must processan International carnet and customs formalities completely.

Route

Approx. Distance (border towns to major cities)

Nearest Railway Station in India

Siliguri-Kakarvitta-KTM

620kms

New Jalpaiguri(NJP)

Jogbani-Biratnagar-KTM

550 kms

Jogbani

Raxaul-Birgunj-KTM

280 kms

Raxual(RXL)

Sunauli-Bhairahawa-KTM

280 kms

Gorakhpur(GRP)

Rupaidiya-Jamuna(Nepalgunj) -KTM

520 kms

Rupaidiyav/Nanpara

Gauriphanta-Mohana(Dhangadi) -KTM

630 kms

Gauriphanta/Paliya

Banbasa-Gaddachauki(Mahendranagar) -KTM

715 kms

Banbasa/Tanakpur

Sunauli-Bhairahawa-Palpa-Pokhara-KTM

185 kms

Gorakhpur(GRP)

Sunauli-Bhairahawa-Chitwan -KTM

145 kms

Gorakhpur(GRP)

Sunauli-Bhairahawa-Lumbini-KTM

26 kms

Gorakhpur(GRP)

If you need any further information regarding Trekking in Nepal, Tour in Nepal and Peak Climbing in Nepal you can contact with Nepal Trekking in Himalayas Pvt. Ltd. It is specialized on trekking and tour in Nepal. You can visit the website Nepal Trekking Tour for detail information.

It provides several packages for every visitors. It is specialized well with different facilities as well.

Info: Nepal Trekking in Himalayas Pvt. Ltd

P.O. Box: 10303, Nayabazar 16 Kathmandu Nepal

Phone: 977 01 4385008

Mob: +977 9869006383

Email: info@nepaltrekking.com

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