If you are wondering about how to obtain Visa and Permit in Nepal, then the easiest way to obtain it is at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival in Nepal or else at the immigration entry point if you are entering through the border of India or Tibet.
Note: There are few countries namely Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, etc. People from these countries do not get a visa from the immigration entry points of Nepal.)
What do you need to obtain for Nepali visa?
If you are thinking of taking a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following are your requirements:
Entry points to Nepal
When a foreigner has to get down at Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any force landing for whatever the reason, the foreigner can obtain a transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.
If you want to do it online you can simply submit the Visa Form and get your own valid entry visa. Now, there is no need for tension just enjoy your trip to Nepal.
Trekkers in Nepal are allow to trek as FIT (Free Individual Trekker) or in a group of various sizes. However, there are certain trekking regions known as ‘Restricted Areas’ that are highly regulated by the Government of Nepal and hence FITs are strictly forbidden. Trekking in these areas is allowed only upon acquiring a permit from the Department of Immigration.
Interested trekkers should contact the authorized trekking agencies who then can apply for permits (on behalf of trekkers) at the Department of Immigration fulfilling all the necessary formalities. Trekkers should be trekking in a group (of minimum two persons) accompanied by licensed trekking guide. Individual trekker cannot apply for the permit.
There are different rates (trekking Permit fees) applicable for different routes to acquire the Permits. Visit the link for detail. Permit fees are mention in US dollars but payable in Nepali Rupees. Trekking permit can’t not issue beyond in case visa expiration date. Hence, trekkers must have a valid visa for a sufficient number of days covering their trekking schedule.
1. Trekkers should respect local customs and traditions and must not indulge in any activity that goes against the established norms and culture of the society.
2. Individual trekking in Restriction Areas is strict. There should be a minimum of two trekkers.
3. Daily remuneration, safety gears, and appropriate clothes, Personal Accident insurance must be provided to Nepali citizen accompanying travel group as guide/porter/any other supporting roles.
4. Trekkers should trek only in the specified or designated route as per the Trekking Permit. They don’t have permission to change the route. Or concerned trekking agency/trekking guide accompanying the group must not let trekkers change the route.
5. Trekkers should comply with instructions given by authorized Officials in trekking zone (Restricted Area).
6. Mountaineers with expedition permit should get trekking permit as well if they have to pass through Restricted Areas to climb peaks. In this case, they do not need to pay fees for (Trekking) Permit.
1. Online application form (trekkers)
2. Copy of Passport
3. Copy of valid Visa sufficient to cover trekking days
4. Name lists of trekkers
5. Program Schedule of trekking
6. Guarantee letter of Agency
7. Agreement with Agency
8. Tax Clearance Certificate of Trekking Agency
9. Documents relating to insurance of the trekkers (foreign nationals) and Nepalese staff accompanying the trekkers
10. A license issued by The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation to operate trekking business
11. A license issued by Nepal Rastra Bank allowing exchanging of foreign currencies
12. Registration Certificate of Permanent Account Number
13. Voucher of Bank payment (fees) for permits