Nepal is popularly symbolized across the globe, by the highest mountain in the world; Mount Everest. This small South Asian country is home to the world’s highest snowy mountains and an array of ethnic groups with vibrant cultures, religions, ancient history and languages. Nepal, a landlocked nation, situated between India and China, is one of a few countries in the world where such immense climatic and topographic diversity features so dramatically and is crammed into such a small geographical area.
Nepal’s flag is the only national flag in the world that is not rectangular in shape.
China 1,236 km, India 1,690 km
Total: 2,926 km
Nepal is commonly divided into three physiographic areas: the Mountain, Hill and Terai Regions. These ecological belts run east-west and are vertically intersected by Nepal’s major, north to south flowing river systems.
Coordinates: 28 00 N, 84 00 E
Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Population: 26620000 (2011 estimate)
Area: 147,181 sq. km. (54,633 sq. mi.)
Time Zone: 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT
Language: Nepali (official)
Religion: Hindu, Buddhist, Islam & Catholic.
Unit of Currency: Rupee (Rs.)
National Anthem: “Sayau Thunga Phool Ka”
Per Capita Income: $170 (FY92)
Nepalese people are mainly divided into two distinct groups the Indo-Aryans and the Mangoloids. Kathmandu Valley is the spiritual and cultural meeting point of all these groups.
Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with almost one-quarter of its population living below the poverty line.
Climate & Weather
Nepal experiences five seasons: summer, monsoon, autumn, winter & spring. Monsoon season is approximately from the end of June
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa to enter into Nepal. Nepal Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese embassies or consulates abroad. Nepal entry Visa is also issued at the entry points like Kathmandu International airport upon arrival. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get Nepal Visa required to fill the visa form with passport photograph.
Nepal Tourist Visa duration and fees
|Multiple entry||15 days||US$ 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|
We suggest all of our guests to fill up the online Nepal visa application form if you are planing to get the Nepal visa on arrival in Kathmandu International airport. You can get the authorization number after filling up the online Nepal visa form which valid for 15 days only.
Tourist Visa Extension
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31) extending the visa at the rate of 2 US $ per day. However, a minimum amount of 30 US$ has to be paid for a period of 15 days or less.
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu,
Tel : 977 – 1 – 4429659 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868 Web: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/ )
Gratis (Free) Visa
Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries. Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal
Transit visa for one day can be obtained from Nepal’s immigration offices at the entry points upon the production of departure flight ticket via Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, by paying US $ 5 or equivalent convertible currency.
Any visitor bringing in more than 5000 US$ or equivalent amount in any other currency/currencies must declare the currency/currencies at the Customs Office in the Airport.
All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry point. Personal effects are permitted free entry. Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green Channel for quick clearance without a baggage check. If you are carrying dutiable articles, you have to pass through the Red Channel for detailed customs clearance.
Nepal government gives visa on arrival to all nationalities except the following Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia and Ethiopia from African continent as well as Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan from Asia continent.