Travelling is one great form of learning. Travel gives pleasure, knowledge and a lot more things. Personally, my favorite hobby is traveling and I love traveling to new places. So, if you are planning for your next holiday trip, Visit Nepal 2020 will welcome you to this beautiful country Nepal.
Lonely Planet says Nepal is the world’s best value destination. Well, add country Nepal in your visit bucket list. In this blog post, here I am going to share some useful tips so that you will not feel any obstacles while visiting Nepal.
If you want to visit Nepal, you need to check the best places to visit in Nepal in the beginning. So that you can make a plan and can cover all the major places.
Overview of Nepal
Nepal is a landlocked country having 147,181 sq. km area and it is situated between China in the north and India to the south, east, and west. Nepal has 125 caste/ethnic groups and 123 spoken language. Nepali is the national language, whereas trade people understand and speak English as well. While visiting Nepal, you will not face the language problem.
Among 26.49 million people, the dense population is in the major city like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar etc. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. The currency is Nepali Rupee and you can easily exchange any currency to Nepali Rupee in different exchange center and banks.
If you are planning to visit from May to October, lightweight clothes are recommended. Warm garments are required in October – March. Umbrella or raincoat is a must for summer or rainy season.
Furthermore, Nepal has only one international airport i.e. Tribhuwan International Airport and it is in Kathmandu. I will describe later the possible route including air and land route below.
Entry Procedures for Foreigners
Well, while visiting to Nepal, you need a visa. For foreigners, on arrival visa will be given in the airport or other immigration centers.
What are the required things to get a visa?
While applying for the visa, you need the following listed things,
- A valid passport
- One passport size photo with a light background
Visa can be obtained through payment only in the following currency,
- US Dollar
- European Euro
- UK Pound Sterling
- Swiss Franc
- Australian Dollar
- Canadian Dollar
- Singapore Dollar
- Japanese Yen
- Chinese Yuan
- Saudi Arabian Riyal
- Qatari Riyal
- Thai Bhatt
- UAE Dirham
- Malaysian Ringett
- South Korean Won
- Swedish Kroner
- Danish Kroner
- Hong Kong Dollar
- Kuwaiti Dinar and
- Bahrain Dinar
In addition, International Credit Card are also accepted for the payment of visa fee.
In case of Indian Nationals, they don’t need visa however they must possess any of the following documents,
- Driving license with photo
- Identity card issued by Government
- Voter ID card
- Identity card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
If you have any confusion regarding the visa, please comment below, I will help you with possible alternatives.
How to access Nepal?
There is two possible medium to access Nepal. First one is by Air and another is by Land.
Tribhuwan international airport is the one and only International Airport in Nepal. You can reach this airport from any of the airports from the world. Some countries like India, Malaysia, UAE, Thailand, Hong Kong, China etc have the direct flight.
Nepal Airlines is the national flag career airlines whereas there are some other airlines which will carry you up to Nepal. You will get on arrival visa easily in the Airport.
All visitors coming to Nepal by land can enter from various entry points on Nepal-India border like Kakarbhitta, Birjung, Sunauli, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi, Mahendranagar, Gaddachauki, Biratnagar and Khasa, Liping/Tatopani on the Tibet China-Nepal border respectively.
You can travel via Train or Buses. The border like Biratnagar(Rani) has a direct train route connection to all over India. Nepal has a direct bus for Bangladesh and New Delhi India. You can comment below if you faced any problem with the best route. I will help to find the best possible route for you.
Visa Fee and Visa Extension Fee
The government of Nepal has hiked visa fee for tourists in a range between $5 and $35 from July 17, 2019. Now, tourist have to pay the following fee for the visa.
- Tourist visa fee for 15 days (multiple entry) – $30
- Tourist visa fee for 30 days (multiple entry) – $50
- Tourist visa fee for 90 days (multiple entry) – $125
The Depart of Immigration of Nepal has also raised the visa extension fee for foreign tourists and that will also apply from July 17.
- Visa extension fee (within valid visa period) – $3 per day.
- Visa extension fee (with multiple entry) – $25
- The late fee on visa extension (after visa expiration) – $5 per day.
See the previous and current visa fee chart.
Why Visit Nepal 2020 is the best time for Visit?
As the government of Nepal has set a target to bring in two million tourists each year by 2020, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has planned to organize ‘Visit Nepal Year’ in 2020 to attract more tourists to the country. Lots of new hotels, tourism places are well managed to visit Nepal in 2020. This will be the best time to visit Nepal. Hotel, restaurants, travel company, airlines will be offering some best packages and discount at this time.
I strongly recommend you all to visit at this special time and occasion to explore the beauty of Nepal. Nepal is one of the best places for hiking, trekking, mountaineering, mountain flight, rafting, paragliding, zip line, bungee jump etc. You will get some amazing and adventurous experience while visiting Nepal.
At last, Mount Everest, the highest peak in the World is in Nepal. Dream it, plan it and climb it on the perfect time and season.
Keep visiting and Keep Exploring, Cheers!