Visa Availability And Entry Points
Visas are available at Nepalese Embassies and Consulates abroad or on the arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and any entry points of Nepal.
• Bangkok - Thailand
• Beijing - China
• Bonn - Germany
• Brussels - Belgium
• Cairo – Egypt
• Colombo - Sri Lanka
• Dhaka – Bangladesh
• Doha – Qatar
• Dubai – United Arab Emirates
• Islamabad - Pakistan
• London – United Kingdom
• Moscow – Russia
• New Delhi – India
• Paris - France
• Rangoon – Myanmar
• Riyadh – Saudi Arabia
• Tokyo - Japan
• Washington – USA
• Hong Kong – China
• Kolkata – India
• Lhasa – China
• New York – USA
The following is the list of entry and exit points for the foreigners entering into Nepal and departing from the country. Upon entry, the immigration officials stamps on your passports with the permit to enter and explore the Himalayan Kingdom. Nevertheless, before you leave the desk of the immigration official make sure to check the stamp and the date. Usually, the immigration offices at these entry and exit points are open 24 hours.
Tribhuvan International Airport
TIA is the only gateway to Kathmandu for the tourists who come by air. The Airport named after King Tribhuvan, the 8th Shah King of Nepal, is situated about 4.5 miles east of the city (about 25 minutes drive). TIA is also in between all the three major cities of Kathmandu Valley namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Facilities of bank, duty free shop, restaurants and tourist information center is available at TIA.
Kakarbhitta is about 15-17 hours drive and 610 kilometers away from Kathmandu. This is a small town on the border between Nepal and India and foreigners can use this to cross the border. There are many hotels and lodges around the area to accommodate the tourists in moderate prices. Tourists can commute to Kathmandu or any other cities by either bus or air. The closest airport is at Bhadrapur, about 25km southwest of Kakarbhitta and it takes about three and half hours to land in Kathmandu domestic airport by flight.
Birgunj is the main entry point to Nepal for Indian tourists especially coming from Calcutta and Patna. Birgunj, which is about 210 kilometers away from Kathmandu, is also an important entry point for foreign goods to Nepal. Many tourists enjoy sightseeing in this flat land and low altitude city as well as the accommodation of varied choices. Birgunj has a railway to Raxaul. The nearest airport is in Simara that is about 20 km from Birgunj and it takes about 20 minutes to reach Kathmandu by air.
Kodari is about 6/7 hours drive from Kathmandu lies on the Nepal-China border. This border is still regarded as an important trading center between Nepal and Tibet. Apart from all this, Kodari is very famous for its magnificent rivers gorges and splendid scenes of mountains. The very famous hot water spring of Nepal called Tatopani is also very close to Kodari. There are quite few places to lodge in this area and regular buses are available to commute to Kathmandu.
Belahia, which is also known as, Siddarthanagar, is about 8-9 hours drive and 280 kilometers away from Kathmandu. This city being close to the border of India is another important city in Nepal from the import and export business aspect. Bhairahawa is also the gateway to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. This place is also quite popular for shopping Chinese goods. It takes about 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Bhairahawa via plane and other local bus services are available to travel to and from Kathmandu.
Jamunaha is about 12-13 hours’ drive and 530 kilometers away from Kathmandu. There are direct flights between Kathmandu and Nepalgunj everyday and the buses are easily available. Nepalgunj is also one of the major trading centers of Nepal and it lies near the Indian border and well connected to all major Indian cities by road and railways.
Mohana, which lies in far western region of Nepal, is about 660 kilometers away from Kathmandu.
Airport Tax - International
Rs. 1350 (to SAARC countries)
Rs. 1695 (all other places)
Domestic airport tax is NRs 200 per person for all nationals including Nepalese each way.
In general, your maximum flight luggage allowance is 44lbs/20 kilos per person. One small piece of hand luggage up to 11lbs/5 kilos may be taken on board with maximum dimensions of 20 x 15 x 10 inches / 50.8 x 38.1 x 25.4 Cm. On transatlantic flights the maximum flight allowance is generally two pieces of checked luggage of up to 70lbs/32 kilos per person (neither piece should exceed 62 inches in height, length plus width). If your itinerary involves internal flights your maximum flight allowance is 44lbs/20 kilos per person.