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Nepal Travel Information is travel discussions of the country, tourist visas, trekking information, the best places to see, world heritage sites, major cities, getting to Nepal, things to do, money exchange, drinking water, touring environment, and safety rules. The country has multi-cultures, societies, ethnic groups, geography and language. Get information on different subjects, places to stay, the best holiday season, attractions and Nepalese people.  

COVID-19 Threat with Lockdown For Nepal Travellers 

Nepal government, Coronavirus Control and Prevention High-level Committee decided on March 24, 2020, that the lockdown was kept until July 21, 2020 (120 days). International flights were open on September 1 2020, but not for tourists. Only Nepalis and representatives of diplomatic missions, the United Nations and development partners were allowed to fly to Nepal. All domestic flights and long-distance bus services were suspended (except for emergencies) until September 16 2020. The hotel and restaurants were closed until the next decision. The schools, colleges, Gym halls, zoo, health clubs, library, museums, religious sites, cinema halls and beauty parlours were not open. From September 10 2020, Kathmandu Valley was allowed private and some public vehicles service with an odd number balancing with the date. Shops selling foodstuffs were open every day from 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Afterwards, on October 17, 2020, the treks were allowed to foreigners.

The second lockdown started on April 29, 2021, until May 13 2021. The pandemic prohibitory order had extended till August 11, 2021, in Kathmandu Valley. Some 11500 people have died cause of Coronavirus with an update till November 30 2021. Nepal government opened on-arrival tourist visas with necessary documents from September 22 2021. Tourists visiting Nepal require a negative PCR test result within 72 hours, vaccination against COVID-19, hotel reservation evidence, international travel arrival form filled up at CCMC with its print. At the moment, Nepal is safe and peaceful for foreign and local tourists for trekking and tours till 3/21/2022. Nepal Travel and Tour Information are below.

On Arrival Nepal Tourist Visa Fees

Fill up the 'Arrival Card', an online tourist visa form, with the following payment and get a receipt. Passport-size photo and passport copy required the visa renewal, trekking permit, TIMS card and mobile SIM.

1. Multiple entries for 15 days - 30 US dollars.

2. Multiple entries for 30 days - 50 US dollars. 

3. Multiple entries for 90 days - 125 US dollars. 

Free Tourist Visa To SAARC Nationality Except For Afghanistan 

Tourists of SAARC countries, Chinese, NRN and Officials get 30 days of free visas.

1. Bangladesh 2. Bhutan 3. Pakistan 4. Sri Lanka 5. Maldives

6. Indian Nationals do not need a Nepal visa, an identity card, passport, driving license, ration card or election commission card issued by the government agency, Embassy of India or sub-divisional magistrate is required. 

7. Non-Residentials Nepalese (NRN) cardholder issued by MoFA/Nepalese Diplomatic Missions Abroad. 

8. Chinese Nationals.

9. Officials from Russia, China, Thailand, and Brazil do not need Entry visas based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreements. 

10. Children below ten years except for US citizens. 

Visa Extension

A. Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.

B. In the case of a delay of less than 150 days, USD 5 per day has fixed a late fine.

Types of Visa

1. Diplomatic visa 2. Official visa 3. Tourist 4. Study 5. Non-tourist visa (working/press/relationship/marriage) 6. Business visas 7. Non-residential Nepali visa 8. Residential visa 9. Transit visa. 

Prohibition to Visa on Arrival

Foreign nationals (except officials and diplomatic passport holders) to the following 12 countries are requested to obtain a Tourist visa from Nepali Embassies and Consulates before departure to Nepal. 

1. Nigeria 2. Ghana 3. Zimbabwe 4. Swaziland 5. Cameroon 6. Somalia 7. Liberia 8. Ethiopia 9. Iraq 10. Palestine 11. Afghanistan 12. Syria 13. Refugees with a travel document.

How to Enter Nepal

By Air: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Gautam Buddha International Airport, and Pokhara Regional International Airport. The National Nepal Airlines operates a flight from Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Bangkok, and Hong Kong. Visit for additional information.

By Land: International tourists from India and Tibet Border

1. Pokhara, Kaski

2. Kakarbhitta, Jhapa

3. Pashupatinagar, Ilam

4. Biratnagar, Morang

5. Rasuwagadi, Rashuwa

6. Kodari, Sindupalchowk

7. Birgunj, Parsa

8. Belahia, Bhairahawa

9. Jamunaha, Nepalgunj

10. Mohana, Dhangadi

11. Gaddachwoki, Mahendranagar

Customs Formalities

All kinds of items of baggage must clear through customs on airport arrival. Personal effects have permitted free entry. Tourists can bring dutiable goods, tobacco and liquors prescribing quantity only. Carrying narcotics, weapons systems, and ammunition is strictly forbidden. Tourists can export souvenirs to their countries, yet an antique should have permission from the Department of Archaeology near the Supreme Court in Kathmandu. 

Tribhuvan International Airport Closing Time

The airport opens 21 hours in 24 hours. 

Nepalese, Foreign Currencies 

Nepali Rupees have a denomination of 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1000. Foreign currencies can exchanged only at banks or authorized Money Changers. National and international banks with ATM, IME and Western Union Money transfer services are available in major cities. Popular banks in Nepal established Standard Chartered, Nabil, Himalaya, Bank of Kathmandu, Prime Commercial, Prabhu, Sanima, Global IME, Everest, Nepal Investment, SBI and NIC Asia.

Getting Around Kathmandu Valley And Outside

Black plates metered taxis and local buses are available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and other major cities. Every day local tourist bus leaves from Naya Bas Park and Sorhakhutte to the different cities. Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan can hire motorbikes, bicycles, and private vehicles.

Domestic Airlines

Several domestic airlines, Buddha, Yeti, Tara, Guna, Summit, Saurya, Guna and Nepal Airlines, for regular and charter flights deliver different parts of Nepal from Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nepalgunj, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa and other cities. 

List of Airports (first 1-33 in use)

1. Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu) 2. Nepalgunj (Banke) 3. Pokhara (Kaski) 4. Gautam Buddha International Airport, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi) 5. Biratnagar (Morang) 6. Bhadrapur or Chandragadi (Jhapa) 7. Bharatpur (Chitwan) 8. Janakpur (Dhanusha) 9. Tenzing-Hillary, Lukla (Solukhumbu) 10. Simara (Bara) 11. Birendranagar (Surkhet) 12 Dhangadhi (Kailali) 13. Jomsom (Mustang) 14. Simikot (Humla) 15. Tumlingtar (Sankhuwasabha) 16. Chandannath (Jumla) 17. Juphal (Dolpa) 18. Bajura (Bajura) 19. Ramechhap (Ramechhap) 20. Bhojpur (Bhojpur) 21. Phaplu (Solukhumbu) 22. Talcha (Mugu) 23. Rukum Salle (Rukum) 24. Rumjatar (Okhaldunga) 25. Suketar (Taplejung) 26. Khandidanda (Khotang) 27. Rajbiraj (Saptari) 28. Sanphebagar (Accham) 29. Tulasipur (Dang) 30. Thamkharka (Khotang) 31. Bajhang (Bajhang) 32. Dipayal Silgadhi (Doti) 33. Baitadi (Baitadi) 34. Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur) 35. Phalgunanda (Ilam) 36. Lamidanda (Khotang) 37. Kangel (Solukhumbu) 38. Syangboche (Solukhumbu) 39. Jiri (Dolakha) 40. Meghauli (Chitwan) 41. Humde (Manang) 42. Balewa (Baglung) 43. Masinechaur (Dolpa) 44. Rolpa (Rolpa) 45. Kamal Bazaar (Accham) 46. Tikapur (Kailali) 47. Palungtar (Gorkha) 48. Gokuleswor (Darchula) 49. Chaurjahari (Rukum) 50. Langtang (Rasuwa) 51. Resunga (Gulmi) 52. Shitaleswor (Lamjung) 53. Kalikot (Kalikot)

Accommodation, Facilities

Tourist standards with international five-star chain hotels, resorts, budget guesthouses and hostels are in major cities of Nepal, including 18 five-star hotels with casinos. For safety and reliable service use, only government-registered hotels and lodges. Live music, pub, bar, Nepali, international cuisines, laundry, hospital, swimming pool, barber and medications services are available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Nepalgunj. 

Tourist Attractions 

Hiking, trekking, tour, jungle safari, expedition, cycling, hot air ballooning, helicopter tour, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, peak climbing, bungee jumping, canyoning, pony riding, skiing, bird watching, mountain flight, fishing, Cable car, Paragliding, Zip flyer, skydiving, ultra-light aircraft, hunting, golf, meditation, and honey hunting packages are available. 

TIMS Card For The Trekking Area

All tourists, including Indian tourists from general trekking regions, require the TIMS Trekkers Information Management System. It can be received from a registered trekking company, Nepal Tourism Board, or TAAN office at an official time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except on Saturdays and public holidays. Obtaining the TIMS Card requires a passport copy and two passport-size photos.

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

1: Sagarmatha National Park 

2: Chitwan National Park 

3: Lumbini 

4: Kathmandu Durbar Square 

5: Bhaktapur Durbar Square

6: Patan Durbar Square

7: Swayambhunath Stupa

8: Boudhanath Stupa

9: Changu Narayan Temple

10: Pashupatinath Temple

Best Places To Visit

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park, Lumbini, Janakpur, Ilam, Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Kanchenjunga Base Camp, Helambu, Tilicho Lake, Rara Lake, Shey Phoksundo Lake, Pashupatinath, Muktinath, Haleshi Mahadev, Kalinchowk, Nagarkot, Bandipur, Gorkha, Namje, Sirubari, Ghalegaun, Khaptad National Park. 

Water and Health

Drink only sealed mineral water and eat fresh foods. Use an iodine tablet to purify tap water. Mosquitoes remain up to 1500 meters and use nets and medicine. Do not tease animals. Use sun lotion while on a trekking tour journey. Hospitals and ambulances are available only in major cities. Dental hospitals are in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Take enough medicine before the Himalayas trekking. Prostitution, smoking, and trafficking of hashish are illegal in Nepal. Check the expired dates of packet foods, bottled drinks and meat before buying.  

Population, Ethnic Groups, Language

There are 30 million people, 142 ethnic caste groups and 123 languages. 

National Language


Political System

Nepal has 7 Federal Democratic Republic States with a President, Vice-President and Prime Minister. 


Four major seasons are Autumn (September to November), Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May) and Summer June to August. From 14th June-14th September is the Rainy season. Temperatures remain warm in the Terai Region, cool in the Hilly Region and cold in the Himalayan Region. The hottest temperature was recorded at 46° Celsius in Bardia in 1966, and the coldest temperature recorded -26° Celsius in Mustang in 1977.

List of National Parks  

1. Chitwan (932 square km.)

2. Sagarmatha (1148 sq. km.) 

3. Bardiya (968 sq. km.) 

4. Khaptad (225 sq. km.) 

5. Langtang (1710 sq. km.)

6. Makalu-Barun (1500 sq. km.)

7. Rara (106 sq. km.) 

8. Shey-Phoksundo (3555 sq. km.) 

9. Banke (550 sq. km.) 

10. Shivapuri-Nagarjun (144 sq. km.) 

11. Parsa (499 sq. km.) 

12. Shuklaphanta (305 sq. km.) 

Wildlife Reserves

Koshi Tappu (175 sq. km.) 

Conservation Areas

1. Annapurna (7629 sq. km.) 

2. Kanchenjunga (2035 sq. km.) 

3. Manaslu (1663 sq. km.) 

4. Gaurishankar (2179 sq. km.)

5. Blackbuck (15.95 sq. km.) 

6. Api Nampa (1903 sq. km.)

Hunting Reserve

Dhorpatan (1325 sq. km.)

Ramsar Sites

1. Bishazari Tal (12 sq. mile)

2. Gokyo Lake (30.0 sq. mile)

3. Gosainkunda (34 acres)

4. Ghodaghodi Tal (9.90 sq. mile)

5. Koshi Tappu (68 sq. mile)

6. Rara Lake (6.11 sq. mile)

7. Jagdishpur lake (0.87 sq. mile)

8. Mai Pokhari (220 acres)

9. Lakes of Pokhara Valley, Phoksundo Lake (1.91 square. miles)


Mines verities are Iron, Copper, Gold, Iron, Lead, Zinc, Coal, Gas, Oil, Graphite, Limestone, Magnesium, Marble, Pyrite and Silica sand. 

List Of Universities In Nepal

1. Tribhuvan University (Kirtipur established in 1959)

2. Nepal Sanskrit University (Dang in 1986)

3. Kathmandu University (Dhulikhel in 1991)

4. Purbanchal University (Biratnagar in 1993)

5. Pokhara University (Pokhara in 1998)

6. Lumbini Bouddha University (Lumbini in 2005)

7. Mid-Western University (Birendranagar in 2010)

8. Far Western University (Kanchanpur in 2010)

9. Nepal Agriculture and Forestry University (Rampur, Chitwan in 2010). 

10. Nepal Open University (Lalitpur in 2016)

11. Rajarshi Janak University (Janakpur in 2017)

12. Nepalgunj University (Nepalgunj in 2015)

Tourism-Related International Organizations

  1. UNDP
  4. World Bank
  5. ICAO
  6. ADB 
  7. DFID
  8. SNV
  9. ILO
  10. IUCN
  11. WWF
  12. GIZ
  13. USAID

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