FAQ

How do I get a Visa to get into Nepal?

Every country nationals will require an visa to enter Nepal except Indian Nationalities. Visas can be obtained from Nepal embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu airport (Tribhuvan International airport). We recommend you to apply a Visa prior you come to Nepal or you can simply get one at the Nepals Internationa Airport here itself on arrival but you’ll have to wait for hrs to get your visa stamped. You will need to provide your passport valid for six months(with at least one empty page), one passport-sized photo and fees in US dollars or equivalent convertible currency (  Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen) Credit cards and any currencies not mentioned above are not acceptedThe visa are multiple entry visas valid for 30 days costing US$ 40. Tourists can extend their stay for a maximum of 150 days in a year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).

Please note regulations and costs regarding visas are subject to change, so its advisable to be up-to-date with the current rules.

For more info you can visit Nepals Department of Immigration :  www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

 

What are the drone regulations in Nepal?

You’ll be needing to get a permission form the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to be able to fly a drone at Conservation Areas and the Himalayas. Please visit the link below for regulations regarding drone use in Nepal

https://www.caanepal.org.np/flight-permission/drone/

What currencies are accepted in Nepal? Are Credit Cards accepted?

Nepalese Currency are needed for any kind of transactions. US$ are accepted in some major hotels but we recommend you to exchange your currencies with Nepalese Currency to avoid any problems during your stay. Credit cards like American Express, Master and Visa are accepted at major hotels, shops, and restaurants.

Currencies can be exchanged at various Exchange tellers or authorized banks around the country based on the Current Exchange Rates. General currencies that can be exchanged are Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar, Japanese Yen, etc. Remember to keep your foreign exchange encashment receipt while making foreign exchange payments or converting foreign currency into Nepali currency. The receipts may be needed to change Nepali currency into your currency before leaving the country.

Do I need an insurance?

High in the mountains, cause of the high elevations upto 3000m- 5000m and higher there’s a chance for travelers to suffer from Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) due to low levels of oxygen present in the air. If the symptoms are not treated one could lose his or her life.

In such instances evacuation by air may be necessary. Evacuations are very costly. There is always the risk of an injury or an accident happening during your trip. Landslides and Avalanches are also pretty common high in the Himalayas.

 

Taking out a comprehensive Travel Insurance before you go on a trip is advised to help cover such unforeseen expenses.

Are the different areas of Nepal safe to travel after the earthquake?

Only a handful of areas were affected by the Earthquake back in 2015. A few of the areas affected by the earthquake have been reopened and declared safe to tourists.

 

So, yes Nepal is safe to Travel. However, travelling isn’t risk free, so we advise you to have a comprehensive travel insurance that will provide you coverage for any unforeseen events during your travel. For Trekkers, we’ll be also providing you with a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card for your safety during your trekking.