Visa & General Info

Passport and Nepal Visa Requirements

We recommend obtaining a visa before you come to Nepal. It is possible to get a visa upon arrival in Kathmandu. All tourist must hold a passport with minimum six months of validity beyond your expected date of departure form Nepal.

An entry visa for Nepal is required for all nationalities except Indians. You need to arrange these prior to departure with the relevant embassy/consulate, or you can get a visa upon arrival in Nepal. You can decide about the type of visa you will need (15 days, 30 days, or 90 days), You need to make the payment in the bank and make sure you get the receipt.

If you plan to obtain a visa on arrival(add a link of , you must bring:

 1 passport-size photo

Exact amount in US currency or Equivalent in Euros

Note*Any other currencies and credit cards are not accepted.*

You can also save your time by filling in online for the Visa(add link 15 days before your arrival date.

*Note*Regarding filling up information of Addresses in Nepal, please fill in the details under the following headings:*

Street Name: Bansbari 03, Kathmandu

Municipality/VDC: Kathmandu Municipality

Ward no: 03

District: Kathmandu

Province no: 3

Required documents for Visa on arrival

  • Valid passport (min 6 months)
  • Recent digital photograph (size: 1.5” x 1.5”) in your removable device to upload your photograph for the application.
  • a detailed permanent residence address, and
  • detailed address in Nepal.
  • telephone numbers—landline and mobile.
  • email address as well.

*Note Submitted application will remain in the system for 15 days, then the application will delete automatically from the system.

After application is successfully submitted, a receipt will be automatically sent to your email immediately, print the receipt and keep it with you as you need to produce it before the Immigration Authority, the deadline to contact the Immigration Authority will be mentioned in the receipt. The receipt also mentions the documents you require in the Immigration Authority.

*Note*Please contact the Immigration Authority within 15 days of the submission of the application.

For example, if you submit your extension application today, and your visa is expiring the next day, on the third day if you visit the Department of Immigration, you will have to pay the late fee for that day. In order to prevent this sort of hassle, please submit your extension application on time and get your visa renewed before crossing the expiry date.

When you contact the Immigration Authority, please make sure you have the receipt and proper documents with you, including the necessary fee.

(Upon Arrival Visa Fees details: )

*Note* Print the submitted visa application to present it at an airport in Kathmandu

  1. Tourist Visa
  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency
  1. Tourist Visa Extension
  • Visa Extension (within valid visa period): USD 3 per day
  • Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry): Additional USD 25
  • Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration): Late fee USD 5 per day
  1. Gratis (Free) Visa

Gratis visa for 30 days is available only for tourists of SAARC countries.
Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal.

  1. Transit Visa

A Transit visa for one day can be obtained from Nepal’s immigration offices at the entry points upon the production of a departure flight ticket via Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, by paying US $5 or equivalent convertible currency.

Tourist entry visa can be obtained for the following duration from Nepal Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad, or at the following immigration offices in Nepal:

  1. Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
  2. Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
  3. Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
  4. Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
  5. Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
  6. Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
  7. Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
  8. Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid-Western Nepal)

The entry Protocol for International travelers in light of COVID-19

In Nepal most of the travel restrictions are eased. The Government of Nepal has ended the pre-departure PCR test requirement for all vaccinated travellers, effective from January 9, 2023.  All they will need now is to present their vaccination certificate. However, unvaccinated travellers need to perform an RT-PCR test. For more info



Customs duty is waived on the following items carried by the tourists:

  • One bottle of liquor Up to 1 litre or 12 cans of beer.
  • Cigarettes up to 200 sticks, cigar up to 50 sticks, and tobacco up to 250 grams.
  • 15 pieces of film for the still camera and 12 pieces of film for the movie camera.
  • Medicine up to the value of Rs. 1,000 (except the medicine banned to import into Nepal );
  • Foodstuff up to the value of Rs 5,000 (including tin pack food);
  • Fresh fruits up to the value of Rs. 2,000

There is a limitation on importing certain electronic goods, including 16 mm video cameras, and requires a special permit. Still, cameras and 8 mm video cameras for your personal use may be imported duty-free, though you may be asked to declare them on arrival.

There are limitations on the export of Nepalese antiques and items of archaeological or historical value. If you purchase any such item, ask the shopkeeper to assist you in obtaining an export licence from the Department of Archaeology. Reputable dealers are usually willing to assist. Carpets, brass metal statues, and Thankas (finely detailed paintings depicting Buddhist themes) are among the items in this category.

It is illegal to import any items more than 100 years old or made from any endangered species of wildlife into most countries.

Tourists traveling by international flight are exempted from the duty on the following personal items imported or exported on the condition that such items shall be returned or carried back.

  • One binocular.
  • One tablet or laptop computer, one video camera, and one still camera.
  • Furthermore, one set of portable music systems.
  • Clothes, beds, and used household articles.
  • One perambulator, one tricycle.
  • One bicycle.
  • One watch.
  • One cellular mobile phone set.

Hotel Transfer on Arrival

If your airport pickup is included in your itinerary, then the transfer will be arranged according to your provided flight details. If your flight changes within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, then we will reschedule accordingly.

On your arrival day, a representative of Around the Himalayas Pvt. Ltd will be waiting for you outside the arrival lounge with “Around The Himalayas Pvt. Ltd” signage board. While you exit from the arrival lounge, please look at our representative with displayed signage of “Around The Himalayas Pvt. Ltd”.  If your arrival transfer does not arrive or if you miss the representative after you have exited the arrivals lounge, then please contact the following numbers:

Sudama Karki, Managing Director


Saugat Karki, Business Development Manager


Around The Himalayas Pvt. Ltd

+977 14370289, 01-4370213

Stay alert Hawkers at the airport

After you walk through the arrival hall, a helpful person approaches you and offer to carry your weighty bags or push your trolley for you. Even though they appear in a friendly nature, they will demand cash for helping you, and will not return your possession until you hand over the overpayment. You should be very cautious of such kinds of cons and do not let them touch your belongings and keep a close watch on all your belongings. 

International and Domestic Departure

In case of Domestic flights, you should reach the airport one hour prior to the departure for domestic travel and three hours for international travel. This allows plenty of time to check in, obtain a boarding pass, and clear security before scheduled departure.