All foreigners, except Indians, must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Nepali embassies and consulates overseas issue Visas without any problem. One can also obtain a Visa on the spot when you arrive in Nepal, either at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport or at road borders at Nepalganj, Birganj/Raxaul Bazaar, Sunauli, Kakarbhitta, Mahendranagar, Dhangadhi and even at the Kodari checkpoint on the road to Tibet. A Nepali Visa is valid for entry for three to six months from the date of issue. Children under 10 require a Visa but are not charged a Visa fee. Your passport must have at least six months of validity. Citizens of China and other South Asian countries (except India) need Visas. But, if you're only entering once in a calendar year, then there is no Visa fee.
The Great Himalayas
Home to Buddha & Everest
With its ancient culture and the Himalayas as a backdrop, landlocked Nepal was closed to the outside world until the 1950s. Since then, it has been through the creation of a parliamentary system and the abolition of the monarchy. About three quarters of the country is covered by mountains. It is home to Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) and Mount Everest - the world's highest mountain.
KNOW THE FACTS
- Population: 31 Million
- Capital: Kathmandu
- Area: 147,181 km²
- Major Language: Nepali
- Major religions: Buddhist, Hindu
- Currency: Nepali Rupees (NR)
From little Himalayan foothills to seriously high-altitude treks, we have picked many of these lesser-known routes for our valuable guests.
Best time to Visit
Nepal has a four-season temperate climate:
Autumn: The best season is the Autumn between September and late November. This is just after the monsoon season so the air is dry and clear. This is the perfect time for visiting Nepal if you love trekking.
Winter: December and February are cold winter months throughout Nepal. Though it doesn't snow in any of the main non-trekking areas, it does hit freezing.
Spring: March to May: the temperature gets warmer. The flowers in the valleys begin to bloom and there is little rain.
Monsoon: June to late August is when the monsoon rains hit Nepal.