Nepal is a dreamland for natural lovers. Nepal is home to eight out of the fourteen highest peaks in the world, each standing over 8000m. Due to its geographical positioning, Nepal has many places where travel and trekking activities can be done. Bellow are few fact and information for travelers to Nepal.
Area:1, 47,181 Sq. Km.
Country:Nepal is located between India & China in the South - Asia region. It is the land locked Country. Nepal is known as the country of the Himalayan Mountains and the abode of the Deities.
Religion: Nepal enjoys the distinction of being the only Hindu Kingdom in the world. However, there is a harmonious blending of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Climate: Nepal has four major seasons, namely, (1) Winter: December-February, (2) Spring: March-May, (3) Summer: June-August, (4) Autumn: September-November. Nepal can be visited the whole year round.
People: Nepal has more than 61 ethnic groups and 70 spoken languages.
What to Wear: Light weight clothing is recommended for May through October. Warm Garments are required in October-March. An umbrella or a raincoat is a must for the rainy season.
Entry Procedures & Visa Fees
a visa is required to enter Nepal Except for Indian visitors. Free visa for tourists from China and SAARC countries. Tourists can get a visa at Nepalese Embassies or Consulates or upon their arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Children 10years need not to pay any visa fees.
Foreign Exchange: Foreign currencies must be exchanged only at the banks or at the authorized foreign exchange dealers. The receipts from such transaction are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can also exchange money at the foreign exchange counters at TIA upon arrival.
Custom Facilities: All baggages must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry. Personal effects are permitted free entry. A Tourist may bring in dutiable goods, such as tobacco and liquors, within the prescribed quantity free of duty. They can also carry back souvenirs to their respective countries. The export of antiques requires special certificate from the Department of Archeology, National Archive Building, Ram Shah Path, Kathmandu.
Airport Tax: Rs. 1365 (USD 20) per person for departure to SAARC and Rs. 1695 (USD 25) for departure to the International Destination. Airport tax for domestic departure is Rs. 170 (USD 3).
Entry & the exit points from & too Nepal are as below.
Kakarbhitta - Eastern region – Access via road
Birgunj - Central region – Access via road
Kathmandu - Central region – Access via Air, Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)
Kodari - Nothern region – Access via road
Belhia , Bhairahawa - Western region – Access via road
Jamunaha, Nepalgunj – Mid-Western region - Access via road
Mahana, Dhangadi - Far Western region – Access via road
Gadda Chauki , Mahendranagar - Far-Western region – Access via road
Access to Nepal By Air (International Transit Points)
Banks: Banks are open between 10:00 AM and 05:00 PM from Sunday to Friday. They are closed on Saturday and on public holidays.
Time: Nepal Standard Time is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 minutes ahead of Indian Standard Time.
Official Holidays: Saturday is the weekend holidays in Nepal when most government offices are closed. Most business houses, however, remain open on Saturdays as well.
Working Hours: Government Offices are open from 10 AM to 5 PM in summer and 10 AM to 4 PM in winter.