Visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. It can also be obtained (renewal purposes) at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Immigration Department has not specified the size of the passport-size photo.
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.
a. Tourist Visa
Visa Facility Duration Fee
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
b. Gratis (Free) Visa
- For first visit in one visa year (January to December) , gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specified above.
- Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
c. For Indian National
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter Nepal.
As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals Traveling to Nepal must posses any One of the following documents.
2. Driving License with photo
3. Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency
4. Ration Card with Photo
5. Election Commission Card with Photo
6. Identity Card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
7. Identity Card with Photo issued by Sub- Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank
Also, please check with your nearest travel agents for documents required by the Indian Immigration for Indians traveling to Nepal.
Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.
e. Visa Extension
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).
For further information, please contact:
Department of Immigration
Tel : 00977-1- 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868/ 4433934
Website : www.immi.gov.np
Source : Nepal Tourism Board (http://welcomenepal.com/promotional/travel-essentials/visa-information/)
If you have booked your trekking or taking interest to trek in Nepal, you must also get detail information about your trekking equipments, beside guides and trip operator.
The requirement of trekking equipments and gears varies with respect to season, weather and height of your trekking destination.
Further, Alpine Asian Treks takes greater concern of its clients and guides when it comes to properly equipped and safe trip requirement. We highly recommend to trek with sufficient trekking equipment to enjoy the trekking and have fun.
Sometime you have to forbid your trekking trips just because of the size of shoes you are wearing or improper gears leading to an accident. We highly recommend checking your gears twice or thrice before you start your trip.
In accordance with the height of the trekking destinations, the requirement of the equipments has been explained under – below 4000m and above 4000m.
1. Below 4,000m
Trekking or running shoes with thick sole (High Tech, North Face, Seluwa or any brand), Camp shoes, few pair of worm Socks.
Warm jacket (feather is better in winter), Jumper or pile jacket, Hiking pants, Waterproof jacket or poncho, Sun hat, woolen cap, Some pair of T shirts, some pairs of underwear and gloves.
Rucksack and duffel bag, Sleeping bag, Water bottle, Flashlight and batteries, battery charger, binocular, little sphere rope, Stick, wastage management bag
Toilet articles and towels, Toilet paper Small knife, some gum, chocolate, biscuit, Sunscreen lotion, lighter, Sun Glass, water purifying tablets, Medical & first-aid kit including headache, stomachache and pain killer., Umbrella, sphere battery, sphere memory card, some salt in rainy season.
2. Above 4,000m
Mountain trekking boots with thick sole, woolen socks Light cotton socks, gaiters, if you are going to passes, you can have Crampons, plastic boot if you are going high passes.
Down jacket, Insulated pants, Wind pants, Windbreaker, Thermal trouser, Thermal underwear Woolen hat, Gloves, Gaiters, pull over, long sleeves, glove, woolen hat, sun hat, some T-Shirts.
Water bottle, Books to read (few), Rucksack and duffel bag, Sleeping bag, Flashlight and batteries, Mattress, little sphere rope, Stick, wastage management bag
Sunglasses, Sun block for lips, Toilet articles and towels, Toilet paper, Small knife, some gum, chocolate, biscuit, lighter, Sun Glass, water purifying tablets, Medical & first-aid kit
headache, stomach, pain killers, bandage, Diamox, gauze, cotton, scissor, iodine liquid,
Camera lenses, Films, compass, extra battery charger, extra memory card, small oxygen bottle, binoculars, and emergency food.