Nepal –The nation of unity in diversity is known as “The Himalayan Nation”, “Land of Mount Everest”, birth place of Lord Buddha, birth place of Sita, the “Land of Living Goddess-Kumari” is dignified by the heroism of its brave warrior ancestors-the “Gurkhas” and mainly divided as Himalayan, Hilly and Terai (Madhesh) regions on the basis of climate and land structures.
Nepal is a country full of natural resources. It is known to be one of the richest water resources in the world. North border of Nepal is surrounded by the great Himalaya by 800 kilometers. The Himalaya has in it eight highest mountains out of those fourteen over 8,000 meters. The highest among them is Mt. Everest, standing proudly in the Himalayan region of Nepal.
The Himalaya gave birth to more than 6,000 rivers flowing from the Himalaya to the most fertile land in “Terai – Madhesh” of Nepal. Terai is the source of food grains to Nepali.
More than 60 ethnic groups live in Nepal and they have their own distinct culture and their own languages.
Boudhanath and Swayambhunath are the big stupa in the world for Buddhist to visit. Lumbini, the birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha, from where the world knew the meaning of peace is in Nepal.
Nepal is no doubt the heaven to live and also the best destination to surf on for holiday pleasure. ”Om Mahne Padme Hum” in Baudha Stupa and Swayambhu Stupa are smoothing and transcending enough to heal all the stress and provide pleasure of living.
Area: 147,181 square kilometers
Geography: Situated between China to the North and India to its South, East and West
Language: Nepali, English
People: Nepal has more than 60 ethnic groups and 70 languages.
Time: Nepal’s standard time is 5 hour and 45 minutes +GMT
Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. ‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours.
If you have obtained visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.
Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ‘ Tourist Visa’ to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from Department of Immigration by producing required documents.
Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.
While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.
On Arrival Visa Fee
15 Days – 25 USD
30 Days – 40 USD
90 Days – 100 USD
Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)
Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:
Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement
Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).