Entry border and fees

 

Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu, is a only one airport connected to Nepal with outside world. Major international airlines such as Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, Oman Air, Indian Airlines, Indigo Airlines, Air China, Singapore Silk Air, Malaysian Airlines, Malindo Air, Turkish Airlines, Fly Dubai, Air Arabia, Himalayan Airlines and Nepal  Airlines fly from Kathmandu linking the major international cities; Bangkok, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Malaysia, Oman,  Bombay, Lhasa, Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Osaka, Doha-Qatar, Bahrain, Dubai, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Amsterdam and many other cities in Europe and USA.

Tourists/visitors can also get into Nepal by overland. Some of the main entry points/borders are:

  1. Kakarbhitta
  2. Birgunj
  3. Belhiya (Bhairahawa) / Sunauli
  4. Nepalgunj
  5. Dhangadi
  6. Jogbani (Biratnagar)
  7. Mahendra Nagar in Nepal-India border
  8. and Kodari Friendship Bridge in Nepal-China (Tibet) border.

 

VISA AND TRAVEL DOCUMENT

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and a valid visa. The visas can be obtained at the Nepalese Diplomatic Missions and Consulate abroad. Tourist visas can also be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu airport immigration and other entry points/borders as well. The visa will be extended at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu & Pokhara office. The Department also issues multi-entry visa for the visitors.

TOURIST VISA

Foreigner who intends to visit Nepal must hold valid passport or any travel document equivalent to passport issued by the government. for visiting a foreign country prior to apply for visa.

a) Entry: No foreigner is entitled to enter into and stay in Nepal without valid visa. Tourist entry visa can be obtained for the following duration from Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or other mission offices or immigration offices located on entry points in Nepal.

b) Chinese citizen are requested to apply in Nepalese Embassy or other Nepalese diplomatic missions as there is no provision of on arrival visa for them.

c) Visa Fee:

This is to notify that as per the Nepal Government’s decision made on 26 May 2019 following changes have been done to visa fees and trekking permit fees which will be effective from 17 July 2019.

1. Fee required to obtain Tourist Visa from Nepalese diplomatic agencies and entry points:

S.No. Visa Type Details Previous Visa Fee Changed Visa Fee that will be in effect
1. Tourist Visa 15 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 25 USD 30
2. 30 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 40 USD 50
3. 90 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 90 USD 125
4. Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period) USD 2 per Day USD 3 per Day
5. Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry) Additional USD 20 Additional USD 25
6. Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration) Late fee USD 3 per Day Late fee USD 5 per Day
7. Study Visa New Visa or Visa Extension for students and their dependants (Degree Program) USD 20 per Month USD 30 per Month
8. New Visa or Visa Extension for students and their dependants (Non-Degree Program) USD 50 per Month USD 75 per Month
9. Bhutanese students and their dependants USD 10 per Month USD 15 per Month
10. Dependants of the students receiving waiver on visa fee as per MoU between Universities USD 10 per Month USD 15 per Month
11. Foreigners and their dependants for teaching and research purpose USD 40 per Month USD 50 per Month
12. Non Tourist Visa Foreigners with Nepalese Origin USD 5 per Month USD 10 per Month
13. Journalists and their dependants USD 10 per Month USD 15 per Month
14. Foreigners working in offices or project directly affiliated with GoN and their dependants USD 20 per Month USD 30 per Month
15. Foreigner married with Nepali Citizen USD 10 per Month USD 15 per Month
16. Relatives of foreigners having marital relation with Nepali Citizen USD 15 per Month USD 25 per Month
17. Foreigners and their dependants working in organizations having contract between donor country and the Nepal Government and funded by the donor country USD 30 per Month USD 50 per Month
18. Other foreigners working in Nepal USD 60 per Month USD 75 per Month
19. Business Visa Foreigner and their dependants  having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for duration less than a year) USD 10 per Month USD 20 per Month
20. Foreigner and their dependants  having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for  a year) USD 100 per Year USD 200 per Year
21. Foreigner and their dependants  having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for  five years) USD 300 USD 500
22. Foreigner and their dependants  having an investment equal to or less than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for  duration less than a year) USD 30 per Month USD 35 per Month
23. Foreigner and their dependants  having an investment equal to or less than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for a year) USD 300 per Year USD 400 per Year
24. Residential Visa New Visa with Multiple Entry facility USD 200 USD 500
25. Visa Renewal with Multiple Entry facility USD 100 per Year USD 200 per Year

2. Fee to be levied for renewal or regularization of tourist visa

  •  US $ 3 per day to renew the validity of tourist visa.
  • If multiple entry facility is required to be valid for the renewed period, additional US $ 25 along with fees prescribed in 2 (a) has to be paid.
  • Foreigner who have stayed here without renewing visa, need to pay US $ 5 per day along with the required extension fee.
  • Foreigners, who have already overstayed for more than 150 days without renewing tourist visa shall be levied the fees referred in clause 2(c) and a penalty of Rs 50,000 as per the Immigration Act.
  • Regardless of provision stated in 2(a), 15 days is counted as minimum extension period and visa fee is charged accordingly. For extension period more than 15 days, visa fee is charged as per the provision of 2(a).

Note: 

  • The tourist visa shall be granted for a period in maximum of 180 days in a visa year.
  • A tourist who has departed before the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year shall not be allowed to use the visa by adding the remaining period to another visa year.
  • However, foreigner visitors, who have entered the country towards the end of a visa year, can use the remainder of his visa period in another visa year.

 

TREKKING PERMIT

Trekkers planning to travel to controlled areas in Nepal opened for group trekking need to get Trekking Permit issued by the Department of Immigration under the Home Ministry. The government has opened following previously restricted trekking areas for group trekkers. Trekking permits will not be issued to individual trekkers in those trekking areas. The areas and required fees are as follows:

Trekking Permit Fee Details

S.No. Regions/VDCs Permit Fee
1. Upper Mustang

  1. Lomanthang Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
  2. Lo-Ghekar Damodarkunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
  3. Baragung Muktichetra Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 3 and Satang Village of ward no.5)

 

USD500 per person  (for the first 10 days)

USd 50 per person /Day  ( beyond 10 days)

2. Upper Dolpa

  1. Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4 to 6)
  2. Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 7)
  3. Charka Tangsong Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6)

 

USD500 per person  (for the first 10 days)

USD 50 per person /Day  ( beyond 10 days)

3. Gorkha Manaslu Area

Chumnubri Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 1,2,3 and 4)

September – November

USD 100 per person / week

USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

 

December – August

USD 75 per person / week

USD 10 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

 

4. Humla

  1. Simikot Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 1,6 and 7)
  2. Namkha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6)
  3. Changkheli Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 3 to 5)
USD 50 per person / week

USD 10 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

 

5. Taplejung

  1. Phantanglung Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 6 and 7)
  2. Mikwakhola Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 5)
  3. Sirijunga Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 8)
USD 20 per person/ week  (for the first 4 weeks)

USD 25 per person /week  ( beyond 4 weeks)

6. Lower Dolpa Area

  1. Thulibheri municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 11)
  2. Tripurasundari municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 11)
  3. Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 3)
  4. Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 8 and 9)
  5. Jagdulla Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6)
  6. Mudkechula Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 9)
  7. Kaike Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 7)
USD 20 per person/ week 

USD 5 per person /week  ( beyond 1 week)

7. Dolakha

  1. Gaurishankhar Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 9)
  2. Bighu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1)
USD 20 per person/ week 
8. Gorkha Tsum Valley Area

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  1. Chumnubri   Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 3,6 and 7)
September – November

USD 40 per person / week

USD 7 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

 

December – August

USD 30 per person / week

USD 7 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

 

9. Sankhuwasabha

  1. Bhotkhola Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
  2. Makalu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4)
USD 20 per person/ week  (for the first 4 weeks)

USD 25 per person /week  ( beyond 4 weeks)

10. Solukhumbu

Khumbu Pasang Lahmu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 5)

 

USD 20 per person/ week  (for the first 4 weeks)

USD 25 per person /week  ( beyond 4 weeks)

11. Rasuwa

Gosaikunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 and some area of ward no. 2)

USD 20 per person /week
12. Manang

  1. Narpa Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
  2. Nasho Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 6 and 7)
September – November

USD 100 per person / week

USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

 

December – August

USD 75 per person / week

USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

 

13. Bajhang

  1. Saipal Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
USD 90 per person / week for the first week

 

USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

14. Mugu

Mugumakarmarong Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 9)

USD 100 per person / week

USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

15. Darchula

Vyas Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1)

USD 90 per person / week

USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)


National park Fee 

  1. Sagarmatha (Everest ) : NRS 3000 
  2. Langtang : NRS 3000 
  3. Chitwan : NRS 3000

Conservation Area Fee 

  1. Annapurna Conservation area – NRS 3000.
  2. Manaslu Conservation Area – NRS 3000.

 

BHAKTAPUR ENTRY FEE:

For Foreign nationals US$ 15 per person
For SAARC nationals Rs.   500 per person
For Chines nationals Rs.   500 per person

BOUDHANATH STUPA ENTRANCE FEE :
For foreign nationals Rs. 400 per person

SWAYAMBHUNATH ENTRACE FEE:
For foreign nationals Rs. 200 per person

PATAN ENTRY FEE:
For foreign nationals Rs. 1000 per person
For SAARC nationals Rs. 250 per person

ART GALLERY (BHAKTAPUR): 
For foreign nationals  Rs. 20 per person
For SAARC nationals Rs. 10 per person

CHANGUNARAYAN
For Foreign nationals Rs. 60 per person

Kathmandu Durbar Square ENTRY FEE:
For foreign nationals Rs. 1000  per person
For SAARC nationals Rs. 150 per person

PASHUPATI NATH:
For foreign nationals Rs. 100  per person

Bindabashi Temple Pokhara:
For Foreign nationals Entry – FREE

International Mountain Museum:
For Foreign nationals Rs. 500  per person

Gupteshowar Mahadev Cave Pokhara:
For Foreign nationals Rs. 100  per person

Devi’s Fall – Pokhara:
For foreign nationals Rs. 30  per person


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