By Air (Flight): Tribhuvan International is the only international airport in Nepal. Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier aircraft of Nepal and other international airlines operate flights to Kathmandu from Bangkok, Colombo, Calcutta, Delhi, Dhaka, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Karachi, Lhasa, London, Osaka, Paris, Moscow, Paro, Singapore Bangladesh and Varanasi etc. The International Airlines operating their flights into Kathmandu includes Aeroflot, Biman, Bangladesh Airlines, China South-West Airlines, Druk Air, Indian Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airlines and Thai Air etc.
By Land (Vehicle or Walking): The Kathmandu is connected with India through the productive plains of the Tarai by the most charming highways. The Visitors are permitted to drive their own cars but their vehicles must possess the international carnet. There are regular vehicle services to Kathmandu from all the borders points. Bus (vehicle) services are available easily from India to Nepal. The bus from Lhasa is only available during the less snowing period. The entry point at Nepal – India borders is Kakarbhitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi and Mahendra Nagar. The only entry point at Nepal – China is Kodari from Lhasa.
Entry And Exit Points in Nepal:
The following entry and exit points are prescribed for the purpose of the foreigners entering into and departing from Nepal. Departure from these points at the time of entry or exit will be treated as the infringement of immigration rules.
☞ Nepal Entry Point:
Foreigners do not allow to enter and stay in Nepal without the valid visa. Tourist entry visa can be obtained for the following duration from Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or other mission offices located on entry points in Nepal. Visa can get from following immigration offices in Nepal:
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu on your Arrival Day, an Easy process you may need passport size photo 2 with 6 months valid passport.
Visa Information Nepal:
☞ For Tourist Visa
Visa Facilityvisa DurationVisa Fee US$
Multiple entries 15 days 25 or equivalent convertible currency.
Multiple entry 30 days 40 or equivalent convertible currency.
Multiple entries 90 days 100 or equivalent convertible currency.
☞ For Gratis (Free) Visa
Gratis free visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of SAARC countries. However, for extension of visa for SAARC nationals, the rule is same as that of other nationals. Indian nationals do not require the visa to enter into Nepal It's open From Nepal to India and India to Nepal.
☞ For Visa Extension:
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (01 Jan - 31 Dec) 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.
Recently Government of Nepal maintaining the record of trekkers and daunting illegal operation in trekking business, TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) have occurrence to put into operation the TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) from 01/01 2008. All foreign trekkers going on trekking in different areas of the country are required to obtain a TIMS slip/certificate. Unlike Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC), the TIMS slips will be made available to trekkers free of cost. Trekking companies, who are members of TAAN, will be used as TIMS counters. The TAAN central office in Kathmandu and its regional chapter office in Pokhara will also issue TIMS slips. If it is necessary, NTB will open its counter to issue the slips for Free Individual Tourists (Fits). There are two types of TIMS Certificates: blue certificate for the organized trekkers(OT) and green certificates for free individual trekkers (FIT) Trekkers will get a TIMS Card from G.K.Majestic Trek Pvt.Ltd Kathmandu Nepal.
Reward from TIMS:
(01) Illegal operation in trekking business can be discouraged.
(02) Control the illegal activities in the trekking business.
(03) Easier to carry out rescue operation during emergencies.
(04) The tendency of deporting trekking staffs in difficult conditions can be controlled.
(05) More employment opportunities for experienced guides and field staffs can be generated.
(06) Easier to decrease pressure on trekking routes by diverting trekkers to other routes. This will help decrease mismanagement at the routes during peak season.
(07) Create the business environment and improve professional knowledge of entrepreneurs and increase government proceeds.