How do I get a visa for Nepal?
Almost all tourists can obtain a visa on arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu (there is only one) or at all major international border crossings into Nepal.
Visitors may also obtain tourist visa at following arrival points in Nepal: Tribhubhan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu Kakarbhitta Birgunj Belhiya, Bhairahawa Nepalgunj Dhangadi Mahendranagar, and Kodari, if applicant wishes to obtain visa on arrival, two Passport sized photographs should be presented. Nationals of the following countries must apply for a tourist visa through Nepalese Embassies as they do not get visas on arrival at the entry points of Nepal mentioned above: Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan.
Mostly there types of multiple entry visas: 15 Days, 30 Days and 90 Days namely. The validity of visa dates are counted from the date of arrival in Nepal. A tourist visa can be extended from the Department of Immigration and Pokhara Immigration Office for a total of 120 days. An additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Department. Over the course of a visa year, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal more than cumulative 150 days.
– Valid Passport (with a validity of a minimum period of six months)
– Duly completed Visa application form.
– Two PP size Photograph.
– Visa fees may be paid in cash, by Postal Order or Bank Draft made payable to the Embassy of Nepal.
– Note: If paying by cash, the applicant or their representative must be present at the Embassy of Nepal
– If you are applying by post, please send a prepaid Self Addressed Envelope with recorded mail. (Only for applicants within UK)
– Visa applications made in person need 24 hours processing time.
– Application by post may take upto two weeks to be processed.
Note: If you are applying from Iceland, Ireland or Malta, you must send a bank draft payable to the Embassy of Nepal for visa fee and to cover the postage charge. For more information visit the official website of Department of Immigration, Nepal.
When should I go?
In general there are two preferred times of year to visit Nepal. Peak season is from late September to early December when the air is fresh and skies clear giving the best views of the mountains. From the end of February to mid-April it is warm and dry, the rhododendrons are in flower and the Terai’s long grass has been cut, improving wildlife sightings in the national parks. This season brings a second wave of visitors, though a haze gradually obscures the mountains from lower elevations. It is possible to visit Nepal in January and February, but it is usually cold at this time of the year.
What is the method of payment? Is my payment secure?
Since our client are from all around the world, we have been using Paypal as a means of providing our clients a convenient and secured way of payment. Paypal is a world-leading company in online payments. We assure you that Gandaki Tours and Travels will not have access to your credit card details and you will be covered by Paypal’s buyer protection.
Are flights included in the tour price?
Flights are not included in the tour price. You can search for flights using search engines such as Expedia.com or Kayak.com. List of International airlines flying to Kathmandu include: AIR ARABIA, AIR CHINA, BIMAN BANGLADESH, CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES, DRAGON AIR, DRUK AIR, ETIHAD AIRWAYS, GMG AIRLINES, GULF AIRLINES, INDIAN AIRLINES, JET LITE (Air Sahara), KOREAN AIR, MALAYASIA AIRWAYS, NEPAL AIRLINES CORPORATION, OMAN AIRWAYS, PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES, QATAR AIRWAYS, SILK AIR and THAI AIRWAYS.
About the Guides and Languages they speak?
We offer some of the nicest and most knowledgeable guides in Nepal. Our guides are highly professional and multilingual, they speak: English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, French, German and Korean.
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