Visa and Permit for Nepal

Important Notice For Visa Application: Tourist Visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold valid passport and visa. Entry: Tourist entry visa can be obtained for the following duration from Royal Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or other mission offices or at the following immigration offices in Nepal.

1. Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

2. Immigration Office, Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)

3. Immigration Office, Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)

4. Immigration Office, Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)

5. Immigration Office, Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)

6. Immigration Office, Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)

7.Immigration Office, Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)

8. Immigration Office, Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year (Jan-Dec) New Tourist Visa Rules from 16th July 2008: –

Multiple entry visa for 15 days or less from the date of entry US$ 25 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

Tourist visa extension facility:

Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days or less – US$ 30

Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.

Note :-Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January – December) at the Department of Immigration.
Gratis visa: Children below 10 yrs.

Dependants up to the age of 16 years, holding foreign passports of Nepalese parents or either of their parent being a Nepalese citizen. Citizen of Nepali origin, after having obtained passport for the first time from a Nepal based foreign mission, until the period of his departure to a foreign country. Citizens of member countries of South Asian association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the People’ s Republic of china.

Any foreigner, who has lived in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously, re-entering Nepal during the same visa year. Any foreigner, tourist entering into Nepal for three days or less than that. Some Important information to tourist: Don’t or Do’s: A tourist may stay in Nepal up to 150 days in a visa year. 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 s/he has obtained the visa.

Do i need to obtain Permit before trekking ?

Special trekking permit is only required to trek in the restricted areas such as Dolpa, Kanchanjunga. Permit can be obtained easily from the Tourism Department Kathmandu. Application can be submitted after your arrive in Nepal. Following restricted areas require trekking permit, and they are open for trekking in a group not individually.

So permit for individual trekking in these areas will be denied, also you are only allowed to trek in the areas you are permitted. Obtain multiple trekking permits should you wish to trek in multiple places. Please note: To visit national parks located in the trekking areas, you will be required to pay a separate fee which is not more than Rs 2,000 (payable in Nepalese Rupees), at the national park.

Annapurna Rs 2000 per person

Everest, and Langtang Rs 1000 per person

Mustang and Dolpo : US$ 500 for the first 10 days and $70 per day thereafter

Manaslu and Humla US$ 90 per week and $15 per day thereafter

Contact for Trekking Permit: Immigration in Kathmandu, Phone 4222453, 4223590 and for Pokhara : Phone 21167. You will need two passport size photos for your application.
Is Trekking Permit different than Mountain Climbing Permit?

Yes indeed. Trekking permit is only limited to trekking in the designated areas but not for peak climbing. Mountain climbing or peak climbing is a separate permit issued by the Nepal Government. Here are the fees:

1 to 4 people : US$ 350

5 to 8 people : US$ 350 and $40 per person if more than 8 people.

Note: All peak climbing permits are valid for a month and it only takes account of the time you spend climbing a peak / mountain, but not the time you spend in getting to the base or return from there. Permit requires everyone in the group to have insurance, and the group be accompanied by a certified guide from the Nepal Mountaineer Association.

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