Travel Information
GETTING IN AND OUT OF NEPAL
By Air
Kathmandu, the capital city is well connected with other cities all over the world by Royal Nepal Airlines, Thai Airways International, Singapore Airlines, Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, LTU German Airlines, PIA, etc.
There are direct flights to Bangkok, Singapore, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Dubai, Sharajah, Delhi, Mumbai (Bombay), Calcutta, Varanasi, Patna, Vienna, Paro, Lhasa, Shanghai, Osaka and Paris etc and the connection flights to these cities are easily available from any where in the world.

By Road
Kathmandu is linked with China through Arniko Highway which connects Nepal with Tibet. If you are arriving Nepal by land from India you can enter Nepal from Sunauli, Kakarvitta, Nepalgunj, Birganj.
In addition to above we can also make arrangements for charter flights arrival in Kathmandu airport from any destination from the world. Please feel free to write to us if you require information for the same.

VISA AND THE PROCEDURE
All foreigners, (EXCEPT Indian, Chinese and SAARC countries nationals) are required to have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa can be obtained from Royal Nepalese diplomatic missions (Embassies and consulates) abroad or can be obtained upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu. If you are arriving by land it can be obtained from any immigration offices at the border points. Visa fee is as following :
a) 60 days Single Entry visa US$ 30 per person
b) 60 days double entry visa US$ 55 per person
c) 60 days triple entry visa US$ 70 per person
d) 60 days multiple entry visa US$ 70 per person
e) Business visa for 5 years Available on the recommendation of Ministry of  Industry and Commerce for businessmen with unlimited entry.
Recent Updates:
01) For a stay of up to 3 days, a visa is gratis.
02) If a person stays in Nepal for 15 days and returns to Nepal within a year from that date, visa is gratis for the second visit.
Once you are in Nepal and you wish to stay more than 60 days you can extend the visa by paying extra US$ 50 (in the Nepalese Currency) for 30 days from the immigration office at Tourist Service Centre, Bhrikuti Mandap, Exhibition Road, which is opened 10 AM to 5 PM in from Sundays to Thursdays and 10 AM to 3 PM on Fridays in Summer.

3) Permits
You require to pay entrance permits to all the National Parks, Lakes etc. During sightseeing you will have to pay entrance fees (per person) to Swayambhu Nath (US$ 1), Bouddhanath (US $1), Patan US$ 3, Bhaktapur US$ 10, Changu Narayan Temple US$ 1 etc. There are entry fees to museums as well.
Permits to National Parks can be obtained from the entry points (EXCEPT ANNAPURNA) or if you are traveling to Royal Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Parks and Koshi Tappu the fee is included in your package and your organizer pays for the same.
If you are going to trek you will have to pay the national park/reserve fee at the entrance point. Trekking permits to Everest Region, Annapurna Region and Langtang region is not required however national park entrance fee is applicable which is US$ 30 for Annapurna and US$ 10 for Langtang and Everest National Park. National Park entrance fees must be paid in Kathmandu or in Pokhara for Annapurna Area (this is new development) which is under the management of King Mahendra Nature Trust.
Permits to other trekking areas, (except restricted areas-Please see Trekking In Nepal chapter) can be obtained from Kathmandu immigration office which is located at Tourist Service Centre, Bhrikuti Mandap, Exhibition Road. Office hours - 09:00 to1500 hours from Monday to Fridays.

4) Airport Tax
Passengers departing from Airport are required to pay airport tax while leaving out of Nepal. Airport tax is categorized for two destinations:
I)-International Departure (per person)
01) For flight to India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives as first stop RS 770
02) Other than above as first stop NRS 1100 per person
II) Domestic sectors (within Nepal): NRS 165 at each departure at each airport

5) Currency
Nepalese Currency is called RUPAIYAN (RS in short) and 100 Paisa is = 1 RUPAIYAN.
Current Exchange rate with US$ is 1 US$ = 75.25 (but depends upon the banks and hotels).

6) Time
Nepal is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead (+) of GMT and 15 minutes ahead of India. Nepal is less (-) 2 hours and 15 minutes from China.
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