and Visas are required except for Indian nationals holding proof of
nationality and coming from India. Nepal Visa can be obtained from Nepalese
embassies abroad. Visas issued are valid for 60 days and are to be used
within six months of the date of issue.
» Visa fee is required to be paid at the embassy, airport or other
entry points along with two passport-sized photo.
» Visa is valid for Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara Valley, Royal Chitwan
National Park and motarable roads throughout the country.
» For trekking, a separate permit is required which is issued and can
be extended only in Kathmandu and Pokhara Immigration Office.
» There are regular permit checking-points along the trails.
» No visa fee is charged for children under 10 years of age.
A tourist visa can be extended at the 'Department of Immigration,
Kathmandu' or the 'Immigration Office, Pokhara' for a total of 120 days. If
tourists require a visa extension beyond 120 days, an additional 30-day visa
can be granted on reasonable grounds by the Department with the approval of
the Home Ministry. In one visa year (January to December) a t,ourist will
not get extension longer than a cumulative 120 days.
» Travellers are allowed to carry 200 cigarettes, 20 cigars, one
bottle of spirits and two bottles or 12 cans of beer free of duty.
» Personal effects exempts from duty include binoculors, cameras, film
stock, record player, tape recorder, transistor, radio, and fishing rod and
» Firearms and ammunition, radio transmitters, walkie-talkies and
drugs are not allowed unless import license obtained in advance.
» It is illegal to export antiques; objects like metal statue, sacred
images, paintings, manuscripts, which are 100 years old or over.
» The Department of Archaeology at Ramshah Path near Singha Durbar has
to certify all metal statues, sacred paintings and similar objects before
they are allowed to be sent or carried out of the country.
For more information on customs matters contact
The Chief Customs Administrator
Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Customs Office
Ph: +(977)-(1)-470110, 472266