Nepal Travel Information

How to enter Nepal

By Air: Fly to Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu – it is the only International airport at the moment serving over 30 international airlines that connect Nepal from destinations in Asia and the Middle East.

By Road: There are five official entry points to Nepal from India and China:

  • Birgunj, parsa
  • Belhia, Bhairahawa (near Sunauli),
  • Kakarbhitta, Jhapa
  • Nepalgunj, Bake (Rupaidiha)
  • Gaddachwoki, Mahendranagar
  • Mohana, Kailali
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchwok (China border)
  • Rashuwagadhi, Rashuwa (China border)

In Nepal, motor vehicles are driven on the left side of the road. All driver should possess a license.

Nepal Tourist Visa

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Tourists (most nationalities) flying to Nepal will be provided a ‘Visa On Arrival. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season, which can be avoided if you obtain the visa for Nepal from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.

Nepal On Arrival Visa Fee

Visa Fee
Tourist Visa Fee Details Previous Visa Fee Changed Visa Fee after 17th july 2019
15 Days(multiple entry) USD 25 USD 30
30 Days(multiple entry) USD 40 USD 50
90 Days(multiple entry) USD 100 USD 125
Visa Extension (within valid visa period) USD 2 /Day USD 3/DAY
Visa Extension (within multiple entry) Additional USD 20 Additional USD 25
Visa Extension (after visa expiration) Late Fee USD 3/DAY Late Fee USD 5/Day
  • Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.
  • Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Trekking Permits

In Nepal, one can travel as a FIT (Free Individual Trekker) or as a group in various sizes. It is imperative that permits are obtained before embarking on a trek, especially in the ‘restricted areas’.

District Regions/VDCs Permit Fee (USD) / Equivalent
Taplejung District Kanchanjunga Region (Olangchung Gola, Lelep, Papung and Yamphudin VDCs)

US$ 10 per person/Week (for the first 4 weeks)

US$ 20 per person/Week (beyond 4 weeks)
Sankhuwas-abha Kimathanka, Chepuwa, Hatiya and Pawakhola VDCs

US$ 10 per person / Week (for the first 4 weeks)

US$ 20 per person / Week (beyond 4 weeks)
Solukhumbu All the North West Regions of Chame (Namche VDC ) to Nangpala

US$ 10 per person/Week (for the first 4 weeks)

US$ 20 per person/Week (beyond 4 weeks)
Dolakha Lamabagar Ward No.1 (Lepche) Gaurishanker Ward No. 1 (Beding 9 and Chhorolpa lake) area US$ 10 per person /Week
Rasuwa District Thuman and Timure Region US$ 10 per person /Week
Gorkha District Manaslu Region (Lho, Samagaun, Prok, Bihi)

September - November US$70/per person/Week (for a week or 7 days) US$10/per person/Day (Beyond a week or 7 days)

December - August US$50 per person/Week (for a week) US$ 7 per person/Day (Beyond a week or 7days)
Gorkha District Tsum Valley of Gorkha District Areas of Chhekampar and Chunchet VDCs (Sirdibas- Lokpa-Chumling-Chhhekam- par- Nile-Chhule Area) September - November US$ 35 per person / 8 days December - August US$25 per person / 8 days
Manang Thoche (North of Tilche village), Na, Phu VDCs September - November US$90 per person /Week December - August US$ 75 per person /Week
Mustang Lhomanthang, Charang, Chhondup,Chhotsher, Surkhang, Ghami, Chhusang, Sangdagaun of Kagbeni VDC and way to Tilicho lake (Jomsom VDC)

US$500 per person (for the first 10 days)

US$ 50 per person /Day (beyond 10 days)
Dolpa Upper Dolpa Bhijer, Saldang, Tinze, Chharka and Mukot

US$500 per person (for the first 10 days)

US$ 50 per person /Day (beyond 10 days)
Dolpa Lower DolpaAll other 18 VDCs (out of 23) of Dolpa District US$ 10 per person /Week
Mugu Mugu, Dolpu, Pulu, Bhangri US$90 per person (for the first 7 days or a week) US$15 per person /Day (beyond 7 days)
Humla Simikot, Yari ,Limi and Muchu VDCs, Regions of Dharma VDC ( way to Tibet via Tangekhola)

US$50 per person (for the first 7 days or a week)

US$ 7 per person/Day (beyond a week or 7 days)
Bajhang Areas of Kanda, Saipal and Dhuli VDCs

US$ 90 per person (For a week or seven days)

US$ 15 per person/Day (Beyond a week or seven days)
Darchula Areas of Byas VDC

US$ 90 per person (For a week or seven days)

US$ 15 per person/Day (Beyond a week or seven days)


For safety, all trekkers in Nepal must acquire the Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card before trekking. TIMS Card is mandatory to ensure the safety and security of trekkers in the general trekking areas. The Trekkers’ Society will organise obtaining your TIMS Card and Permits.

TIMS Card Requirements: fees, passport copy, passport size photographs.

TIMS Card fees:

Group trekker: NRs. 1,000;

Free individual trekker (FIT): NRs. 2,000, per trekking route per person per entry.

For SAARC countries TIMS Card fees:

Group trekker: NRs. 300;

FITs: NRs. 600, per trekking route per person per entry.

Part of the collection will go into maintaining the trekkers’ database and in the rescue of trekkers in need of emergency services.

Diplomats are not charged for the card.

Currency in Nepal

Nepalese Rupees

Hotels, Guest Houses & Homestays

Nepal has a wide variety of standards for accommodation from 5-star luxury to home stays to backpackers hostels.

During your trip with us, we will accommodate you according to your desires and your budget. Sometimes, due to the remoteness of your trek, you must adapt to basic guesthouses or homestays or even outdoor camping. In the cities, the option is plentiful and varied.

What to bring on your trek:

  • Walking boots and sandals (or trainers are OK)
  • Water/windproof jacket
  • Sweatshirts / T-shirts
  • At least one thick sweater
  • Trousers/track pants
  • Thermal underwear
  • Water bottle
  • Warm socks, preferably woollen
  • Swiss army knife
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Extra bootlaces
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal medical supplies
  • Sewing kit
  • Quick Dry Camping Towels
  • Day pack (for valuable items such as camera, money, passport)
  • Rucksack for clothes
  • Down jackets, sleeping bags (we can provide these on request)
  • Warm hat with sun protection
  • Gloves

When to Visit Nepal - (link to When to Visit Nepal) click here to see the best seasons to travel to different parts of Nepal and find out when the major festivals are celebrated.