Entry Requirements for Nepal

To enter Nepal, most nationalities must hold a valid passport, with at least six months beyond your proposed date of your trip. US citizens, as well as citizens of the UK, Canada, Australia, and other European Union nations must have passports. If you do not have a passport, apply for one as soon as possible this process can take 4-6 weeks.

It is possible to apply for a Nepalese visa in the United State of America through the Nepalese Embassy.  However, we recommend obtaining a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. You must fill in a flight arrival card and a visa application form, as shown below. A passport photograph is required.

Arrival cards and visa application forms are available at several tables in the arrivals hall, though some airlines provide the forms on the flight.

 Once you have completed the forms, follow the sign that states "WITHOUT VISA" to obtain your visa. The process can take up to an hour, depending on how many people are there.

You can pay for your visa in US Dollars, British Pounds, Euros, Australian Dollars, Canadian Dollars, and several other currencies. Credit cards are not accepted. Current visa fees are:

Days      Fee
15           $25.00
30           $40.00
90           $100.00

If you wish to extend your visa you need to contact Nepalese Department of Immigration at Kalikasthan, Kathmandu (Tel: +977 1 4429659); (Fax: +977 14433935). Overstaying without authority is serious violation and you can be detained or refused permission to leave until a fine is paid.

Once you have cleared immigration, proceed to baggage claim. An Ultimate Expeditions® representative will be waiting outside the airport to pick you up. He will be holding a sign identifying him as Ultimate Expeditions® staff.