A visa is required to enter Nepal. One can get a visa at the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or at the airport upon arrival. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fees. Two passport sized photos are mandatory for visa on arrival
1. The foreign tourist visiting Nepal shall be granted the tourist visa.
2. The tourist visa shall be granted for a period in maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Visa years means January to December).
3. A tourist who has departed before the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year shall not be allowed to use the visa by adding the remaining period to another visa year.
4. If any foreigner who has entered into Nepal towards the end of a visa year desires to spend even the period during which he may stay in Nepal with the tourist visa of the other visa year, he may use such facility.
Provided, however, that the computation of the fees for such period shall be made on the basis of the total period of his stay.
1. An application for the tourist visa has to be submitted in the format as referred by immigration office. with orginal passort, pass port size photos and other necessary document.
Fees to be levied while issuing tourist visa by the Mission and entry point:
For foreigners desiring to come to Nepal first time in visa year,
1. US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
2. US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
3. US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
4. Notwithstanding anything written in clause (a) and (b), no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member country of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days .
Fees to be levied for renewal or regularization of tourist visa
1. Nepalese currency equivalent to 2 US dollars per day in addition to renew the validity tourist visa.
2. In case where request has also been made for the facility of multiple entry, just valid for the renewal period an additional amount in Nepalese currency equivalent to U. S. Dollars 20 to the fee as referred to in Clause (a).
3. In regularizing visa of any foreigner stayed without renewal of validity of the tourist visa, Nepalese currency equivalent 3 US dollars per day shall be levied in addition to the normal amount to be paid for renewal of the validity of visa as per these Regulations.
4. Foreigners, who have already been overstayed more than 150 days without renewing the tourist visa shall be levied the fees referred in clause 2(c) and penalty amount as referred to in section 10(4) of Immigration act in addition.
5. Not withstanding anything written in clause 2(a), the period of visa fee shall be levied, for the purpose to renew tourist visa as 15 days and as referred to in clause 2(a) for more than this.
Dos & Don’ts
A tourist may stay in Nepal up to 150 days in a visa year (Jan-Dec)
A tourist must extend his/her visa before expiry of the visa validity period. A tourist who does not comply with these regulations may be liable of fine and other prosecution as provided in Immigration Act and Rules.
A foreigner having obtained tourist visa shall not be allowed to work with or without receiving remuneration.
A foreigner shall not be allowed to carry out any work other than that for which purpose he/she has obtained the visa.
1. The study visa shall be granted to the foreigners and their family who, having obtained the approval of Nepal Government, come to study, teach or conduct research in any educational institute in Nepal.
2. Except for the foreigners who visit Nepal under the award of scholarship by Nepal Government or the accepted program of Nepal Government or Students and researcher under the agreement within the two universities or students from SAARC member states or students studying up to secondary level the foreigners intending to study and conduct research at their own will shall be granted the study visa only on the basis of the authentic source, in the case of the foreigner, to make expenses of at least three thousand American Dollars, grossly or on a monthly installment basis, per annum during their stay in Nepal, and in the case of their family, that of at least two thousand American Dollars per annum, or on the basis of the submission of a certificate of the exchange of foreign currency equivalent thereto or bank statement equivalent thereto.
3. The study visa shall be granted for one year at a time. In cases the visa has to be granted for a period in excess thereof, the term of the visa may be extended by taking into consideration of the study and research progress report of such person, his activities as well as other necessary matters. Provided, however, that in the case of a researcher or student, such extension of the term shall be only for up to the Period of research or that of educational degree under study.
3a. Not withstanding anything written in clause (3), study visa may be granted to
the student studying with technical subject, for total educational tenure of study.
4. The recommendation of the Ministry of concerned has to be submitted for the study visa.
An application for the study visa has to be submitted in the format as referred to in Appendix -2.
Fees chargeable while issuing, or extending the validity of, the study visa:
1. If the study visa has to be issued at the time of entry, 30 US$ or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto.
2. In issuing or extending the study visa to the student studying in Degree programme and to their dependants, Nepalese currency equivalent to 20 US$ per month, to the student studying in Non-Degree programme and to their dependants, Nepalese currency equivalent to 50 US$ per month.
3. For the student from Bangladesh and to their dependants Nepalese currency equivalent to US$ 15 per year with multiple facility, on the basis of reciprocity.
4. For the students from Maldives and to their dependants Nepalese currency equivalent to US$ 25 per year on the basis of reciprocity.
5. For the students from Bhutan and to their dependants Nepalese currency equivalent to US$ 10 per month.
6. Not withstanding anything written in clause 3(b), for the students from Sri Lanka and Pakistan should provide study visa without any fee on the basis of reciprocity. But the dependants of these students shall be levied Nepalese currency equivalent to US$ 10 per month as visa fee.
7. For the dependants of foreigners, who are permitted to get study visa without fee in Nepal within the teachers exchange program with Nepal based Universities and foreign Universities shall be levied Nepalese currency equivalent to US $ 10 per month.
8. Foreigners to come to teaching and to do research and to their dependants shall be levied Nepalese currency equivalent to US$ 40 per month
Other fees: Computation of visa fees:
The fees shall be computed, in computing the period for purposes of the fees of the visas other than the tourist visa, so that visa fees shall be charged for up to 15 days if the visa be of a period less than 15 days and for one month if the visa be of a period more than 15 days but less than one month.
When to Trek?
As with most of the trekking areas in Nepal, the best times to visit are during spring and autumn. Spring is the time for rhododendrons while the clearest skies are found after the monsoon in October and November. At these times the weather is generally mild and there is little rainfall. Unlike other parts ofNepal, the monsoon, from June to September, is the ideal time to visit parts of the region that falls in the rain shadow. In particular, Upper Mustang is the perfect destination during the rainy season. The winter months provide good trekking conditions throughout the foothills but some of the higher passes will be closed due to snow.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
Light weight walking boots
Also bring spare laces.
A pair of trackshoes to wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet
Warm jacket Fibrefill or down should be adequate this is especially necessary during winter (Dec _Feb)
A rainproof jacket with hood should be guaranteed waterproof.
Woolen shirt and thick sweaters .In winter (Dec_ Feb ) these are essential .
A pair of lightweight \heavyweight trousers Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night .
Windproof \waterproof trousers Necessary on some treks.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night .
A tracksuit. For wearing in camp and in the tent .1_2pairs loose -fitting long shorts \skirts .
2 cotton T-short.
A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. In winter it is an essential item. A sunhat to protect the face and neck form the sun
A pair of gloves lined leather or woolen are best.
1 pair of sandals to wear in the city in camp.
2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
Important factors that every traveler should know. Which are as following.
The company your using is fully government registered or not also the guides, staffs and porters using by the company are fully equipped and insured or not. Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd is fully liable on this regards.
To whom it may concern:
It gives me great pleasure to write this letter of commendation for Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. it was with some trepidation that we placed out business with Mr. Ten
Dr Simon currin