It is necessary to obtain a visa to travel to Nepal unless you are an Indian citizen. On the other hand, people from the majority of nations can obtain a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport or immigration checkpoints located along the borders of Nepal.
In general, there are three means by which one can enter Nepal.
1. Visa on Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)
2. Visa on Arrival at the border of India or Tibet
3. Applying online at Nepal’s foreign consulates
Tourist visa fees
- Multiple entries for 15 Days is US$ 30 or equivalent to foreign currency
- Multiple entries for 30 Days is US$ 50 or equivalent to foreign currency
- Multiple entries for 90 Days is US$ 125 or equivalent to foreign currency
Visa Information for SAARC countries
- Tourists from SAARC countries (except Afghanistan) can get a free 30-day visa.
- Visa for Indian Nationality
- Indian citizens don’t need a visa to visit Nepal, but they do need to show their passport or an ID card issued by the Indian government when they fly. Children younger than 10 do not need to show ID.
Tourist Visa Extension
A 15-day or shorter visa extension costs US $30, which is the same amount of money as the visa renewal. It costs two dollars a day for more than fifteen days. You can add up to 150 days to your vacation visa in a single visa year, which runs from January to December.
Travelers from other countries who are using Nepal as a transit hub will spend the night at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A transit visa will be issued to any foreign national traveling on the flights that were forced to land unintentionally, regardless of the circumstances. Five dollars (or its equivalent in another currency) are required.
Flights to Consider if you are traveling Nepal By Air
Nepal is primarily connected to several of the nations and locations listed below through its international flight connections:
- With flights to and from Kathmandu to Delhi
- With flights to and from Kathmandu to Hong Kong
- With flights to and from Kathmandu to Bangkok
- With flights to and from Kathmandu to Bombay
- With flights to and from Kathmandu to Dubai
- With flights to and from Kathmandu to Osaka
- With flights to and from Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur
- With flights to and from Kathmandu to Doha
The list of international airlines operating to and from Kathmandu is as follows:
- Nepal Airlines
- Himalaya Airlines
- Buddha Air
- Druk Air-Royal Bhutan Airlines
- Vistara Airline
- Spice Jet
- Air India
- Biman Bangladesh
- Bhutan Airlines (Tashi Air)
- US-Bangla Airlines
- Regent Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- Vistara Airlines
- Thai Airways
- Thai Smile
- Malaysia Airlines
- Thai Lion Air
- Malindo Air
- Silk Air
- Batik Air Malaysia
- SriLankan Airlines
- Air China
- China Eastern Airlines
- China Southern Airlines
- Tibet Air
- Cathay Dragon (previously called “Dragon Air”)
- Sichuan Airlines
- Korean Air
- Air Arabia
- Etihad Airways
- Oman Air
- Qatar Airways
- Salam Air
- Jazeera Airways
- Turkish Airlines
India and China (Tibet) have road connections to Nepal. These are the most typical points of entry into Nepal by road:
- Kakkarvitta is in Jhapa, which is on the border between Nepal and India.
- On the border between Nepal and India, in Parsa, is Birgunj (Central Nepal).
- Belhiya, Bhairahawa-Rupandehi, on the border between Nepal and India
- Jamuna, in Nepalgunj-Banke, on the border between Nepal and India (middle-western Nepal)
- Mohana, Dhangadi, and Kailali are at the border between Nepal and India (far western Nepal).
- Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar, and Kanchanpur are regions on the border between Nepal and India.
- Kodari is in Sindhupalchowk, which is on the northern border between Nepal and China.
Indians are the only ones who don’t need a visa. Nepali embassies and consulates around the world make it easy to get visas. You can get a visa when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport or one of the above-mentioned Nepal border checkpoints.
On the other hand, people from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan cannot get a visa when they arrive. So, they need to get in touch with their local embassy.