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Tourist Visa Rules in Nepal (Effective from 16 July 2008 )
Tourists who visit Nepal must hold valid passport and visa.

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:

Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu 
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

b. Tourist Visa
Visa Facility             Duration         Fee     

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

Tourist Visa Extension

Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US $ 45 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 3 per day. 
Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January – December).

Gratis (Free) Visa 

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

Transit Visa 

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

Customs Formalities :
All baggage must be declared & cleared through customs on arrival and departure. Goods which are prohibited by the government cannot be brought or taken out of Nepal.

Accommodation :
Nepal has every category of accommodation facilities that range from the international standard star hotels to budget hotels and lodges. During spring and fall, the better hotels work at near full capacity and are booked well in advance. There are, however, plenty of less glamorous but decent hotels to suit everyone's fancies and finances. Most hotels offer choice of: bed and breakfast; bed, breakfast and one other meal; or room and full board. Rates vary as per facilities. Even in remote parts of Nepal, accommodation and meals for tourists are more easily available these days.

Shopping :
Nepal has many fine handicrafts to offer to visitors such as hand- knotted woolen carpets, jewellery, pashmina shawls, woolen - knit wears, embroidery, thangka paintings, mithila paintings, wood carving, metal works, ceramics and pottery, rice paper and stationery.

Credit Card :
Major credit cards such as MasterCard, American Express, Visa card are honored and accepted at major hotels, restaurants etc.

Tourist Security :
A unit of Nepal Police known as the Tourist Police, trained specially to assist visitors regarding security and other travel related problems is available instantly upon request. 

Foreign Exchange :
Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through the banks or authorized foreign exchange dealers. The receipt from such transaction is to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange money at the foreign exchange counter at the Airport upon arrival also.

Electricity :
220 Volts AC at 50 hertz throughout the country.

Insurance :
Please ensure that you are adequately insured to cover up any unforeseen incidents such as accidental injuries, inability to continue at high altitude, deaths etc.

Chris Chhetri

Travel Expert

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