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Nepal Visa

      You must have a current, valid passport and a valid visa to enter Nepal.

 

By far the easiest way to obtain a visa for Nepal is upon arrival at Tribuhvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

In the arrivals area at the airport you will find the visa entry forms to fill in. Most people arriving in Nepal get their visa upon arrival.

 

       PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT OBTAIN A NEPAL VISA FOR YOU

 

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR PASSPORT IS VALID FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS FROM THE DATE YOU WILL ARRIVE IN NEPAL.

 

WHEN COMPLETING THE FORMS AND APPLYING FOR YOUR VISA UPON ARRIVAL, PLEASE MAKE SURE THE VISA YOU ARE PURCHASING IS OF SUFFICIENT DURATION TO COVER YOUR LENGTH OF STAY IN NEPAL.

 

As at 29/09/15 the visa fees for Nepal are:

 

(Multiple Entry). 15 days: US$25, 30 days: US$40, 90 days: US$100

 

Note that visa fees can change without warning and we advise that you bring extra cash as a contingency. We further advise that you check the visa costs prior to travelling to Nepal.

 

Alternatively you can apply for a visa for Nepal in advance. UK citizens should contact:

The Nepalese Embassy, 12A, Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QU (telephone: +20 7229 1594 or 6231 or 5352).

 

For other nationalities please contact the Nepalese Embassy in your country of domicile.

 

You’ll find visa application forms in the arrivals’ hall, as well as electronic registration machines that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form to submit to immigration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But, be sure to have the following items handy:

 

At least one passport-sized photo 

Cash to pay the visa fee (USD, EUR, CHF, GBP, AUD, CAD, HKD, SGD, and JPY);

 

A passport that is valid for at least six months.

 

Please note that the following nationalities cannot obtain a visa-on-arrival: AFG, IRQ, CMR, GHA, SOM, SWZ, PSE, ZWE, NGA, ETH, and LBR.

 

Handy hint: Fill out your disembarkation card on the plane so you can quickly move through the queue in the arrivals’ lounge.

 

Apply Online (In Advance)

 

You can also apply for a tourist visa online within 15 days of your date of arrival in Nepal. You’ll need the address of your hotel and a recent digital version of a passport-sized photo that you can upload to the application. Once you’ve submitted the form, print out the confirmation receipt and show this to the Immigration officer upon arrival along with your passport and the proper amount to pay for your visa.

 

The application requires you to enter an address in Nepal. Our own address can be used as follows:

 

Rural Heritage Journeys PVT LTD, House Number: 46/81 Street Name: Nagpokhari Marg Ward Number: 1 VDC municipality: Kathmandu District Kathmandu

 

 

Online Visa Application

 

UK citizens can check the latest Nepal information using the link below:

FCO Nepal Visa Information

Bhutan Visa

 

                              Medication

If you are planning to take medication into Nepal or Bhutan you should bring the prescription.

     You must have a current, valid passport and a valid visa to enter Bhutan.

 

                PLEASE NOTE WE OBTAIN A BHUTAN VISA FOR YOU

 

It is included in your Bhutan holiday price & you cannot obtain a Bhutan Visa yourself. It is a government regulation that you must use a licensed Bhutanese Tour Operator to book your travel to Bhutan or one of their international partners.

 

You will need to send us a scanned copy of your passport details at the time of booking in order for us to make the application for your Bhutan Visa.IT MUST BE THE PASSPORT YOU WILL BE TRAVELLING WITH.

 

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR PASSPORT IS VALID FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS FROM THE DATE YOU WILL ARRIVE IN BHUTAN & THAT THE PASSPORT DETAILS YOU SEND US TO APPLY FOR YOUR BHUTAN VISA IS THE PASSPORT YOU WILL BE USING FOR YOUR BHUTAN HOLIDAY.

 

 

Upon receipt of your final balance payment for your holiday we will make the Bhutan Visa application. The proces usually only takes a few days, upon which we will then send you a copy of your Visa Clearance Letter. You must take two copies of this letter on your Bhutan Holiday with you and present it I(and your valid passport) upon arrival at Paro International Airport, upon which the Bhutan Visa will be stamped in your passport.

 

The Bhutan Visa is often confused with the daily charge that all tourists to Bhutan must pay. This charge is best described as a minimum daily package tariff, which is imposed by the Bhutan Government.

 

The minimum daily package covers the following services.

 

• A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).

• All meals

• A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay

• All internal transport (excluding internal flights)

• Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours

 

It also includes:

• All internal taxes and charges

• A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65. This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.

 

The minimum daily package for tourists travelling in a group of 3 persons or more is as follows:

USD $200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August, and December.

USD $250 per person per night for the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November.

 

An additional $45 per person per night applies if the group is 2 persons & $90 per night if just one person.

 

On the day of departure, the ‘local agents’ host obligation shall be limited to providing breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on usage basis.

 

Only approved hotels and lodges can be used as part of your Bhutan holiday.

 

More Information on Bhutan

 

See our Bhutan Travel Guide

 

To know more about the BHUTAN MINIMUM DAILY TARIFF see our Why is a visit to Bhutan So Expensive article.

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