FAQ's

  • How do I get to Nepal?
    Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. The national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines, and other international airlines directly connect Kathmandu with major cities around the world. Alternatively, you can travel to Nepal via India.
  • While coming by land, what are the entry points?
    All visitors coming to Nepal by land can enter through any of these entry points on the India- Nepal Border:
    Pani Tanki / Kakarbhitta
    Raxual / Birgunj
    Sunauli / Belahiya
    Rupaidiya / Nepalgunj
    Mohana / Dhangadi
    Banbasa / Mahendranagar, Gaddachauki and
    Khasa,Liping / Tatopani on the Tibet, China-Nepal border respectively.
    Overland tourists entering the country with their vehicles must possess an international carnet or complete customs formalities.
  • What are the Air Accesses to Nepal ?
    BY AIR: Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights to/from Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Bangkok, Doha and Hong Kong. Other international airlines operating from/ to Kathmandu are Air Arabia (Sharjah), Air China (Lhasa, Chengdu), ArkeFly (Amsterdam), Bahrain Air (Bahrain), Biman Bangladesh (Dhaka), Buddha Air (Paro, Lucknow), China Eastern Airlines (Kunming), China Southern Airlines (Guanzhou), Dragon Air (Hong Kong), Druk Air (Delhi, Paro), Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi), Flydubai (Dubai), GMG Airlines (Dhaka), Gulf Air (Bahrain), Indian Airlines (Delhi, Kolkotta, Varanasi), Indigo Airlines (Delhi), Jet Airways (Delhi, Mumbai), Jet Lite (Delhi), Kingfisher Airlines ( Delhi), Korean Air (Seoul), Oman Air (Muscat), Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi, Islamabad) , Qatar Airways (Doha), Silk Air (Singapore), Spicejet (Delhi), Thai Airways (Bangkok) and United Airways (Dhaka) .
  • How far are Kathmandu and other cities/towns from the border towns?
    Route Approx. Distance
    (border towns to major cities) Nearest Railway
    Station in India
    Siliguri/Kakarbhitta-KTM 620 kms New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
    Jogbani/Biratnagar-KTM 550 kms Jogbani
    Raxaul/Birgunj-KTM 280 kms Raxaul (RXL)
    Sunauli/Bhairahawa-KTM 280 kms Gorakhpur (GKP)
    Rupaidiya/Jamuna (Nepalgunj)-KTM 520 kms Rupaidiya/ Nanpara
    Gauriphanta/Mohana (Dhangadi)-KTM 630 kms Gauriphanta/ Paliya
    Banbasa/Gaddachauki (Mahendranagar)
    -KTM 715 kms Banbasa/ Tanakpur
    Sunauli/Bhairahawa-Palpa-Pokhara 185 kms Gorakhpur (GKP)
    Sunauli/Bhairahawa- Chitwan 145 kms Gorakhpur (GKP)
    Sunauli/Bhairahawa-Lumbini 26 kms Gorakhpur (GKP)
  • From the airport, how do I get to the city centre?
    There are taxi-drivers, travel agents and hoteliers waiting outside the airport terminal to offer their services to you. Pre-paid taxi service is also available at the airport.
  • Is there an airport tax in Nepal?
    Yes. It is already included in your ticket. But on domestic routes, a separate airport tax of Rs. 200 is charged before boarding.
  • Do I need a visa to enter Nepal?
    All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Multiple entry visas for 15 days (US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency), 30 days (US$ 40) or 90 days (US$ 100) can be obtained from any Nepalese embassy or consulate. You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport , Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal.Tourist visas can be extended for a period of 120 days at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu or Pokhara.However, nationals of the following countries will not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. They need to obtain visas from Nepalese embassies or diplomatic missions in their respective countries prior to their arrival in Nepal.Gratis (Free) Visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the first visit in one visa year (January to December). However, a visa fee is required for its extension beyond the 30 days.Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal.(For more information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu,
    Tel: 00977-1-4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868,
    Email : mail@immi.gov.np ;
    Web: www.immi.gov.np)
    What documents must Indian nationals present at the entry point?
    As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals Traveling to Nepal must posses any One of the following documents-
    Passport
    Driving License with photo
    Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency
    Ration Card with Photo
    Election Commission Card with Photo
    Identity Card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
    Identity Card with Photo issued by Sub- Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank
    However, please check with your nearest travel agents for documents required by the Indian Immigration for Indians traveling to Nepal.
  • What are needed to get a visa?
    A valid passport and one passport size photo with a light background . Immigration Department has not specified the size of the passport-size photo. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency : Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US dollar, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar, Hong-kong dollar, Singapore dollar and Japanese Yen.Credit Card, Indian currency or Nepalese currency are not accepted for payment of Visa fee.
  • What to wear?
    Light, loose garments are recommended in spring (March, April and May) and summer (June, July and August), while woolens and jackets or similar warm clothings are needed from November to February.
  • What is the currency of Nepal?
    The Nepalese currency is the rupee and is divided into 100 paisa. Bank notes come in denominations of Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000. Coins are of 1, 2 and 5 rupee denomination.
  • Where can I exchange my money ?
    It is illegal to exchange foreign currency with persons and organizations other than those authorized such as banks, hotels and licensed money changers. Nepalese banks do not accept Indian currency of denomination of Rs. 500 and 1000. You will find the exchange rates for different currencies in the Nepalese papers.
    In order to exchange surplus rupees at the time of your departure, please retain your encashment receipts.
  • Are there ATMS in Nepal?
    There are ATMS in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other big cities in Nepal that accept AMERICAN EXPRESS, VISA and MASTERCARD.