About Nepal

Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitudinal variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60m above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest 8,848m, all within a distance of 150 km resulting into climate from sub-tropical to Arctic. 
Area          : 147,181 sq. km.
Geography : Situated between China in the north and India in the South 
Location    :  Latitude: 2612' to 3027' North Longitude:804' to 8812' East
Capital       :  Kathmandu
Population : 25.2 Million 
People        : 101 ethnic groups and 120 spoken languages
Climate       :sub-tropical in low lands to arctics in higher altitudes. Nepal has four major seasons, namely, (1) Winter: December-February, (2) Spring: March-May, (3) Summer: June-August,
4) Autumn: September- November. Nepal can be visited the whole year round. Nepal contains a variety of climatic conditions ranging from the tropical heat of the Terai plains to the freezing cold of the high Himalayan. The mid-hills, particularly the Kathmandu Valley, are pleasant with warm summers and cool winters. Temperatures range between a maximum of 37 and a minimum of 8 degrees Celsius in the plains, 28 and 2 degrees Celsius in the Kathmandu Valley, and between -6 and 16 degrees Celsius in the mountains. The rainy season lasts from June to August.p075690
What to Wear: Light weight clothing is recommended for May through October. Warm Garments are required in October to March. An umbrella or a raincoat is a must for the rainy season. 
Economy: Nepal is a developing country with an agricultural economy. In recent years, the country's efforts to expand into manufacturing industries and other technological sectors have achieved much progress. Farming is the main ecomic activity followed by manufacturing, trade and tourism, The chief sources of foreign currency earnings are merchandise export, services, tourism and remittances as well as of Gurkhas. The annual Gross Domestic Product is about US$ 4.3 billion. 
Language: Nepali, written in the Devanagari script, is the national language as well as the lingua franca for Nepal's diverse communities. Numerous languages and dialects are spoken in the Country, however, only six (Nepali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang and Nepalbhasa) are spoken by more than half a million people. English and Hindi are widely understood in the urban centers and areas frequented by tourists. 
Time Difference: A Nepal standard time is 5 hrs 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 minutes ahead of Indian standard time. 
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Passport and Visa Fees:

You can get Nepal Visa at Nepalese Embassies and Nepalese Consulates abroad or upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You need to present a valid passport, 2 passport size photos, and payment of the visa fee. Tourists can extend their visas at the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu. Now a day you can apply visa by online services also.
Entry visas to Nepal are easily available at International Airport of Nepal from airways or at the following immigration offices in Nepal:

Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Visa Fees and Extensions

Visa can be extended for those who wish to stay for more than 60 days at the Department of Immigration in Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. Two passport size photographs are essential.

Multiple entries:

15 days
US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries:

30 days
US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries:
90 days
US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension:

Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US $ 30 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 2 per day Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January – December)

Gratis (Free) Visa

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries. Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal. However, effective from October 2000, Indians traveling to Nepal by air have to show upon arrival at entry point either a valid passport or voter's identity card issued by the Election Commission of India. Temporary identity card with photographs issued by Nepal-based Indian diplomatic missions is considered in case of exception. Children under 10 years need not show any identification. For students between the age of 10-18 years, School/ College photo ID card is valid.

Transit Visa

Transit visa for one day can be obtained from Nepal's immigration offices at the entry points upon the production of departure flight ticket via Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, by paying US $ 5 or equivalent convertible currency.
Office Hours:
Sunday to Thursday:
10 a.m. – 17 p.m. in summer
10 a.m. – 16 p.m. in winter (Nov. to Jan.)
Friday: 10 a.m. -15 p.m.
Visa Application Hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 10 a.m. – 15 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 13 p.m.

Tourist Visa

Foreigner who intends to visit Nepal must hold valid passport or any travel document equivalent to passport issued by the government for visiting a foreign country prior to apply for visa.
a) Entry: No foreigner is entitled to enter into and stay in Nepal without valid visa. Tourist entry visa can be obtained for the following duration from Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or other mission offices or immigration offices located on entry points in Nepal.
b) Chinese citizen are requested to apply in Nepalese Embassy or other Nepalese diplomatic missions as there is no provision of on arrival visa for them.

Visa Fee:

1. Fee required obtaining Tourist Visa from Nepalese diplomatic agencies and entry points:
A. US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days.
B .US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days.
C. US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.
D. Regardless of the provision stated in 1(a) and 1(b), tourists with passport from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations aren't required to pay visa fee for 30 days.
2. Fee to be levied for renewal or regularization of tourist visa
Nepalese currency equivalent to US $ 2 per day to renew the validity of tourist visa.
If multiple entry facility is required to be valid for the renewed period, additional US $ 20 along with fees prescribed in 2 (a) has to be paid.
Foreigner who have stayed here without renewing visa, need to pay Nepalese currency equivalent to US $ 3 per day along with the reqired extension fee.
Foreigners, who have already overstayed for more than 150 days without renewing tourist visa shall be levied the fees referred in clause 2(c) and a penalty of Rs 50,000 as per the Immigration Act.
Regardless of provision stated in 2(a), 15 days is counted as minimum extension period and visa fee is charged accordingly. For extension period more than 15 days, visa fee is charged as per the provision of 2(a)
- The tourist visa shall be granted for a period in maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Visa years means January to December).
- A tourist who has departed before the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year shall not be allowed to use the visa by adding the remaining period to another visa year.
- However, foreigner visitors, who have entered the country towards the end of a visa year, can use the remainder of his visa period in another visa year
For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration.
Location: Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.
Tel: 977 – 01 – 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868
Fax: 977 – 01 – 4433935
Email: mail@immi.gov.np
Web: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

Embassy and Consulates

When traveling in outside of your country, you should register with your embassy, especially if you are planning on undertaking a long trek in remote areas of Nepal. You should have at least had your country embassies contact details. If in case you are facing any trouble they will be able to contact and seek for your assistance. Your embassy can also give you information on safe traveling and health issues, should you require them. In Nepal you can find the following embassies.

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