Know Before You Go
To ensure you have the most memorable experience abroad, make sure you have acquired a visa before arrival. Visa requirements change frequently and are dependent upon your nationality. You may wish to arrange visas yourself or even have a travel agent arrange these on your behalf.
We have collected the websites below which provide all you need to know on how to aquire your visa:
Nepalese Immigration Department:
Nepalese Embassy in London:
General Visa Information for Nepal
A valid passport and visa are required when visiting Nepal. Make sure you passport has over 6 months on it from your arrival date in Nepal.
International travellers should obtain visas prior to arrival from an embassy of Nepal. However, some nationalities may acquire a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu.
We advise that you get your visa before arrival, if possible. It will make the process passing through customs smoother and quicker. If in the UK, you can apply for it online here: http://uk.nepalembassy.gov.np/. If you are not in the UK you can try at the Nepalese embassy in the country you are in.
If you are planning to purchase a visa upon arrival, remember that you will need to provide two passport photos and pay in USD for the visa. It is possible to pay by card but easier and quicker to pay in cash. For the most up-to-date information on visas visit the London Nepal Embassy website here: http://uk.nepalembassy.gov.np/1766-2/.
Alternatively, you can also obtain entry and exit information from the Nepalese Department of Immigration: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np.
Tourist Visas tend to come as either 15, 30, or 90 days. But they can be extended if required. 150 days is the maximum amount of time a UK tourist can stay in Nepal in one calendar year.