Nepal Travel Info
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and a valid visa. The visa can be obtained upon arrival at the Kathmandu Airport or at the Nepalese Diplomatic Missions and Consulates abroad and entry points issue visa for visitors. The visa will be extended at the department of immigration.
No foreigner is entitled to enter into and stay in Nepal without a 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.
|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|
Gratis (Free) Visa
Gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of SAARC countries. However, for extension of visa for SAARC nationals, the rule is same as that of other nationals.
Note: Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter into Nepal
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 2 US $ per day. However, a minimum amount of 30 US$ has to be paid for a period of 15 days or less.
Money and Exchange
The Nepalese Rupee, also denoted by NPR, is the official currency used in Nepal. Payment in hotels, travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange. Nepal has modern banking facilities and some of the International Banks have their own offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa and Master Card, etc. are accepted in Nepal at major hotels, shops and restaurants.
Remember to check your credit card expiration dates if you are leaving for an extended journey.
All visitors are required to exchange their money through the bank or authorized agents. In Kathmandu, banks have money exchange counters. These facilities to change money are quick and convenient.