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    TRAVEL INFORMATION 
    Visa Information
    Visa can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, at border entry points .Visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. All visitors entering Nepal by land must use these designated entry points and may not enter from any other point: Kakkarvitta, Birgunj , Belhiya (Bhairahawa) , Nepalgunj , Dhangadi , Mahendranagar in the Nepal-India border and Kodari in the Nepal-China border.

    a. Tourist Visa
    Visa Facility Duration Fee
    Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
    Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
    Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

    b. Gratis (Free) Visa -Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries. Indian nationals do not require visa to enter Nepal.

    However, Indians traveling to Nepal by air have to show upon arrival at entry point either a passport or a identity card . Temporary identity card with photograph issued by Nepal-based Indian diplomatic missions for identification of Indian nationals will also be considered in case of exceptions. Children under 10 years need not show any identification.
    Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.

    Air Connection
    Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights to/ from Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Other International airlines operating from and to Kathmandu are Air Arabia (Sharjah), Air Asia (Kuala Lumpur), Air China (Lhasa, Chengdu), Biman Bangladesh (Dhaka), China Eastern Airlines (Kunming), China Southern Airlines (Guangzhou), Dragon Air (Hong Kong), Druk Air (Delhi, Paro), Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi), Flydubai (Dubai),  Indian Airlines (Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi), Indigo Airlines (Delhi), Jet Airways (Delhi, Mumbai), Korean Air (Seoul), Malaysian Airlines (Kuala Lumpur), Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi, Islamabad), Qatar Airways (Doha),  Silk Air (Singapore), Spice Jet (Delhi), Thai Airways (Bangkok)and United Airlines,Tashi Air,Malindo Air,Turkish Air and Oman Air.

    Domestic Connection:
    Nepal Airlines has an extensive network of air services to major parts of the country. Besides Nepal Airlines, some other domestic airlines provide regular and charter services to popular domestic destinations. Many domestic airlines also operate one-hour mountain flights round the year.

    VISA, PERMITS AND FEES
    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.

    c) Visa Fee:

    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.
    Tourists with passport from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations aren’t required to pay visa fee for 30 days.The tourist visa shall be granted for a period in maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Visa years means January to December).

    TREKKING PERMIT

    Trekkers planning to travel to controlled areas in Nepal opened for group trekking need to get Trekking Permit issued by the Department of Immigration under the Home Ministry. The government has opened following previously restricted trekking areas for group trekkers. Trekking permits will not be issued to individual trekkers in those trekking areas. The areas and required fees are as follows:

    S.N. Trekking Area Permit Fee

    1 Dolpa District - a. Lower Dolpo Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency. b. Upper Dolpo For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person US$50
    2 Taplejung District Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
    3 Kanchanjunga Region (Areas of Olangchunggola,Lelep, Papung and Yamphudin Village Development Committee) Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
    4 Upper Mustang For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person US$50.
    5 Gorkha District- a. Manasulu from September to November per week per person US$ 70 and after 7 days per day per person US$ 10 and from December to August per week per person US$ 50 and after 7 days per day per person US$ 7 /or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
    b. Chhekampar & Chumchet VDC (Sirdibas-Lokpa-Cumling-Chhekampar-Nile-Chhule Area) From September to November per person US$35 for first 8 days and from December to August per person US$25 for first 8 days or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
    6 Gauri Shankar and Lamabagar in Dolakha district per week per person US$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
    7 Simikot and Yari in Humla district - Areas of Limi and Muchu village Development Committee, and area way to Tibet via Tangekhola of Darma Village Development committee. For the first 7 days per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
    8 Thuman and Timure in Rasuwa district Per week per person US$ 10, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
    9 Makalu Region in Sankhuwasabha district Areas of Kimathanka, Chepuwa,Hatiya and
    Pawakhola Village Development Committee. For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
    10 Everest Region in Solukhumbu district -All north-west area way from Thame to Nangpala of Namche Village Development Committee For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
    11 Manang District -Areas of Nar and Phu and northern parts of Tilicho VDC From September to November per week per person US$ 90 and December to August per week per person US$ 75 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
    12 Mugu District -Areas of Mugu, Dolpu, Pulu and Bhangri For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency
    13 Bajhang District -Areas of Kanda, Saipal and Dhuli For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
    14 Darchula District -Areas in Byas VDC For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

    MOUNTAINEERING INFORMATION
    As per the notice published in Nepal gazette on 12 February 2014, the Royalty for mountaineering in Nepal has been amended for foreign and Nepalese climbers as follows. The provision of Royalty for foreign climbers will come into effect from 1 January 2015 (B.S. 20171/09/17)
    1. Royalty for Foreign Climber per Person in US Dollar
       Mountain                       Spring Season         Autumn Season         Winter/  Summer
    1 Everest Normal Route        11000                        5500                            2750
    2 Everest Other Route            11000                       5000                             2500
    3 Others Mountain more than 8000 m. 1800            900                                450
    4 7501m. - 7999 m.                   600                          300                                150
    5 7000 m. - 7500 m.                  500                           250                               125
    6 6501 m. - 6999 m.                  400                           200                               100
    7 Mt. Amadablam (6812m.)      400                          400                                200
    8 Less than 6500 m.                   250                          125                                 70

    2. Royalty for Nepalese Climber per Person in Nepalese Rupees
         Mountain                     Spring Season            Autumn Season          Winter/Summer
    1 Everest Normal Route        75000                          37500                           18250
    2 Everest Other Route            60000                         30000                           15000
    3 Others Mountain more than 8000 m. 10000             5000                             2500
    4 7501m. - 7999 m.                  8000                            4 000                            2000
    5 7000 m. - 7500 m.                 6000                            3000                             1500
    6 6501 m. - 6999 m.                 5000                            2500                             1250
    7 Mt. Amadablam (6812m.)     8000                            8000                            4000

    8 Less than 6500 m.                  4000                             2000                           1000

    The Mountaineering Royalty has been totally waived to the mountains situated on Mid Western and Far Western Development Region of Nepal for 5 years effecting from 2070/04/01-2075/03/32 (16 July 2013 to 15 July 2018).

    • News -in- Brief

      NepalTourNews—-

      10 climbers died this season on Mt. Everest

      A total of 10 climbers have died this season on the world’s highest peak – Mt. Everest. A British climber Robin Haynes Fisher, 44, reached the summit on May 25, but collapsed and died only 150m down from the peak. Climber Kevin Hynes, 56, from Ireland died on May 24 on the northern Tibet side. Other deaths from this week include four from India, one person from Nepal, an Irish, an Austrian and an American.

      The Everest summit is too crowded this year. Nepal is facing scrutiny for issuing a record 381 permits, at $11,000 each, for this year’s Spring season. Rising numbers of people climbing and dying on Everest has led for calls for permits to be limited. The number of people climbing Everest in 2019 could exceed last year’s record of 807 people reaching the summit, according to BBC.

      NATO condemns all forms of violence

      The Nepal Association of Tour Operators has condemned all forms of violence and expressed concerns about the incidents of explosion by a splinter group of the Nepal Communist Party recently.

      NATO has urged all political players to find a common ground through negotiations and other peaceful means to address their grievances.

      “ In light of the Visit Nepal Year 2020 and the Government of Nepal’s stated objective of hosting 2 million visitors that year , NATO calls on the Government of Nepal and its agencies to ensure a violence free atmosphere in which tourists can visit and enjoy the beauty of Nepal.”

      NATO is a non-governmental, non-profit making and non-political organization dedicated and committed to promoting in-bound quality tourism, and developing new and exciting tourism products.

      HAN elects new executive body

      Kathmandu : The 46th annual general meeting of Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) has unanimously elected its new executive committee under the leadership of Shreejana Rana. Rana, the Executive Director of Hotel Annapurna. has become the first woman President of HAN. Likewise, Binayak Shah, Prabin Bahadur Pandey , Sajan Shakya and Vishal Kumar have been elected as Ist vice-president , 2nd vice-president , secretary and treasurer respectively.

      The members in the new executive committee are - Amar Man Shakya (Immediate Past President), Dinesh Bahadur Bist, Bidhata Shrestha, Dinesh Tuladhar, Binod Shanker Shrestha, Biplav Poudel, Gopal Rana, Tseten Tsatultsang, Ram Kumar Puri, Yubaraj Shrestha, Thakur Prasad Pokharel, Rajendra Bhatta, Gyandra Kumar Bist, Rajan Sbrestha, Rahul Shalcya, Hem Bahadur Gurung, CP Shrestha, Asit Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana, Rahul Choudary and Bhataraj Parajuli.

      Tourist arrival up in Bhaktapur 

      Bhaktapur: A total of 253,863 tourists visited the ancient town Bhaktapur in 2075 BS. The number of tourists coming to observe the historic heritages within the municipality has increased by 34,834 in 2075 BS as compared to the previous year. A total 219,029 tourists including 93,530 from SAARC countries and China, and 125,499 from other countries visited Bhaktapur in 2074 BS while 253,863 tourists including 115,906 from SAARC countries and China, and 137,957 tourists from other countries visited the ancient town in 2075 BS, the Bhaktapur municipality’s Tourism Information Centre stated.

      In 2075 BS, the municipality collected revenue of Rs 265 million in terms of tourist entry fees. The municipality charges Rs 500 per person to tourists from SAARC countries and China, and Rs 1,500 per person to visitors from other countries as tourism fee.

      MoCTCA formed a taskforce to investigate trekking irregularities

      The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation ( MoCTCA ) has formed a taskforce to investigate into the claims for insurance based on fake documents about the emergency rescue of trekkers from high altitudes. The 5- member task force has been given the deadline of June 25 to carry out the investigation into fake documents of trekkers. Some of the trekking agencies, helicopter companies and hospitals are said to be involved in cheating the trekkers making them ill during their trek to different parts of the country.

       

       

       

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