Location & Geography :

Nepal is sovereign independent kingdom country, lies between two giant countries like India on South - East and West and Tibetan autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China on North. It has more than 20 million populations and possess 147,181 Sq.Kms in a total area. The longitude from East to West is about 550 miles and the wideness (latitude) from north to south is about 90 to 150 miles. The country can be divided into three main geographical regions.

  • Himalayan Region: The altitude of this region ranges between 4877m-8848m, accumulates 8 of the highest mountains among 14 highest summits in the world. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and others.

  • Mountain regions: This region comprises 64 percent of total land area. It covers the Mahabharat range (up to 4877m) and the lower churia range.

  • Terai Region: This low-land occupies about 17 percent of the total land area of the country.

There is no seasonal constraint on travelling in Nepal because Nepal is for all seasons and all adventure through out the year.

History :

Nepal, a country with a long historic tradition brings rich flavor of mixed culture and mutual respect in faith can be viewed still through the official acceptance and participation on the public celebration after unification by King Prithvi Narayan Shah in 1768 AD. Before the unification, the Kathmandu Valley was ruled by the Malla Kings.

Immigration formalities/Entry Requirement :

Valid Passports and Visa are required for all visitor to Nepal except Indian Nationals. Tourist visa can be obtained from Royal Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or other mission offices or at the following immigration offices in Nepal :

  • Immigration office, Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

  • Immigration office, Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal.

  • Immigration office, Birgung, Parsa (Central Nepal).

  • Immigration office, Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)

  • Immigration office, Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal).

  • Immigration office, Jamunaha, Nepalgung (Banke, Mid Western Nepal).

  • Immigration office, Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal).

  • Immigration office, Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal).

a) All the tourists who entry Nepal for the first time in a visa year (Jan – Dec) have to pay visa fee as per below :

  1. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days will be US$ 25.00 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

  2. Tourist Visa with Multiple entry for 30 days will be US$ 40.00 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

  3. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.00 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

  4. Not withstanding anything written in clause (a) and (b), no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member country of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days.

or

(Gratis Visa :
- Children below 10 years.
- Dependants up to the age of 16 years, holding foreign passports of Nepalese parents or either of their parent being a Nepalese citizen.
- Citizen of Nepali origin, after having obtained passport for the first time from Nepal based foreign mission, until the period of his departure to a foreign country.
- Citizents of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the People’s Republic of China.
- Any foreigner, who has lived in Nepal up to fifteen(15) nights continuously, re-entering Nepal during the same visa year.
- Any foreigner, tourist entering into Nepal for three days or less than that).

 

Fees to be levied for renewal or regularization of tourist visa

  1. Nepalese currency equivalent to 2 US dollars per day in addition to renew the validity tourist visa.

  2. In case where request has also been made for the facility of multiple entry, just valid for the renewal period an additional amount in Nepalese currency equivalent to U. S. Dollars 20 to the fee as referred to in Clause (a).

  3. In regularizing visa of any foreigner stayed without renewal of validity of the tourist visa, Nepalese currency equivalent 3 US dollars per day shall be levied in addition to the normal amount to be paid for renewal of the validity of visa as per these Regulations.

  4. Foreigners, who have already been overstayed more than 150 days without renewing the tourist visa shall be levied the fees referred in clause 2(c) and penalty amount as referred to in section 10(4) of Immigration act in addition.

  5. Not withstanding anything written in clause 2(a), the period of visa fee shall be levied, for the purpose to renew tourist visa as 15 days and as referred to in clause 2(a) for more than this.

Restricted areas which have been opened for Group Trekking
The following restricted areas are open only for group trekkers. And a trekking permit will not be issued to individual trekkers for such areas. The areas and required fees are as follows:

-Immigration regulation clause 31, 1994

Trekking Permit Fees

S.N

Area

Fee (per person)

1
i) Dolpa district
a) Areas of lower Dolpa
b) Areas of Upper Dolpa
Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person Us$50
2
ii) Taplejung District
Kanchanjanga Region
(Areas of Olangchunggola,
Lelep, Papung and
Yamphudin Village
Development Committee)
Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
3
iii) Mustang district
Upper Mustang
For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person Us$50.
4.
iv) Gorkha District
A. (Manaslu Area)
 
From September to November per week perperson US$ 70 and After 7 days per day perperson US$ 10.and From December to August per week per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7 /Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
 
B. (Chhekampar & Chunchet VDC (Sirdibas- Lokpa-Chumling- Chhekampar -Nile-Chhule Area)
From September to November per person US$ 35 for first 8 days and From December to August per person US$ 25 for first 8 days Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
5
v) Dolakha District
(Gauri Shankar &
Lamabagar)
Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
6 vi) Humla District (Simikot and Yari) :-

Areas of Limi and Muchu
village Development
Committee, and area way to
Tibet via Tangekhola of
Darma Village Development
committee.

For the first 7 days per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency..

Trekking fee of other restricted areas imposed by Nepal government

7 vii) Rasuwa District :- Thuman and Timure Per week per person US$ 10, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
8 viii) Sankhuwasabha District
(Makalu Region):-

Areas of
Kimathanka, Chepuwa,Hatiya and
Pawakhola Village
Development Committee.
For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency
9 ix) Solukhumbu District
(Everest Region):-All north-
west area way from Thame
to Nangpala of Namche
Village Development
Committee
For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
10 x) Manang District:-
Areas of Nar, Phu, and Northern
area of Tilche Village of
Thochhe Village
Development Committee
From September to November per week per person US$ 90 and December to August per week per person US$ 75 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
11 xi) Mugu District:-
Areas of Mugu, Dolpu, Pulu and  Bhangri.
For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
12 xii) Baihang District:-
Areas of Kanda, Saipal, Dhuli.
For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
13 xiii) Darchula District:-
Areas of Byas Village  Development Committee.
For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

** In other trekking region, except the region as mentioned above s.no.1 to 5, the trekking fee is as prescribed by Nepal Government in the notification published in the Nepal Gazette time to time. For more detail information, please visit web site : http://www.immi.gov.np/rule.php

Health :

In regards to the health certificate, is usually no need of specific requirement from authorities except for those arriving from Yellow Fever areas. They should posses valid certificate against that fever. Although we recommend, as a safety purpose to hold normal healthy certificate against any contagious diseases.

To create healthy atmosphere during your trip is to care in what you eat & drink as the most important health rule. Avoid normal drinking water and uncooked foods including Ice. Well cooked and boiled water or reputed brands of bottle water are normally acceptable.

Custom Formalities :

All baggage must be declared and passed through Customs Inspection at the port of entry and personal items are allowed free of duties entry. Personal goods like one camera with 12 plates, one move Camera with 12 rolls of films or one video camera with deck, one ordinary camera with 15 rolls of film, one radio or radio cassettes player, one bottle of liquor, 200 cigarettes, one tent/reasonable quantity of camping equipment and bicycle can be brought in after inspecting in the custom. But antiques, wild animals and their skins, horns, gold, precious stones, silver and drugs are strictly prohibited.

Climate :
Varies as per the altitude of region but the travelling is possible for all seasons and all adventure through out the year in Nepal.

Month-wise average Max/Min Temperature in Centigrade with rainfall as follows:

Month Max/Min Rain/mm
Jan 16.8/1.9 17
Feb 19.2/3.5 21
Mar 23.7/7.1 33
Apr 26.8/11.6 54
May 27.7/15.5 81
June 27.5/18.9 270
July 27.2/19.9 384
Aug 27.7/19.6 338
Sep 26.3/18.0 164
Oct  24.6/12.9 80
Nov 21.6/7.6 15
Dec 18.4/2.5 3

Dress & Behaviour :

The visitors must consider the following points :
*Nudity is completely unacceptable and brief shorts are not appreciated. Men should always wear a shirt.
* Tropical wear from March through October and warm clothing from November through February.
*Public displays of affection are frowned upon.
*Offering balloons, candy and money to village children brings changes in their nature and encourages them to beg. Well - intentioned visitors / trekkers thought they were doing a service by passing out pens for use in school, so clever kids now ask for pens.
*Don't tempt people into thievery by leaving cameras, watches and other valuable items around a hotel or trekking camp. Keep all your personal belongings in your hotel room or tent. This also means that you should not leave laundry hanging outside at night.

Currency :

There is a paper note and a coin use in Nepal same as other countries. It is call as Nepalese rupees and paisa in local language and is available in denomination of 1,2,5,10,20,25,50,100,500, 1000 for paper currency and denomination of coin is 5, 10, 20,25, 50, 100, 200, 500 paisa.

Religion :

Nepal is known as Hindu country of the world but there is two major religions Hinduism and Buddhism overlap and mingle with each other being tolerate and harmonized. There is no tradition of ethnic or religious strife. But medieval art and architecture, festivals and pageantry give a rich tradition and co-relationship with different people and faith. As per official record main religion – Hinduism occupies 86.5%, whereas Buddhism 7.8%, Muslim 3.5% and others including Christianism 2.2%.

Language :

In Nepal, there is 70 spoken languages and Nepali is its national language and understood by all. The main cities of Nepal including Kathmandu where usual visit the tourists, the shop-keepers, taxi drivers and even Riksha drivers may deal in English.

Time :

05:45 hrs ahead of G.M.T.

Electricity :

There is 220 volts Ac-50 cycles all over the country.

Transportation :

Nepal is always ahead of giving all possible facilities to the visitors to make their visit more comfort and joyful so the visitors may have metered taxi, coaches (A/c or non A/c), Tourist/Public buses, private cars, Troley Buses, Auto Rickshaws. But in hill side you may have horses/ponies as a transportation and elephants for Jungle.

Flora :

Orchids, Blue-puppies & other wild flower can be found in Jumla, Shanschare, Tansen, Gosainkunda, Bharatpur, Shivapuri, Makalu, godavari, Trisuli, Milke, Makalu, Hetauda and Khaptad during March – May.

The other wild plant Eidelweilss is avaible in Gosainkunda, Dolpa & Langtang during August and late monsoon.

Fauna :

The wild animals such as Snow Leopard, Blueshep Himalayan will be found in Annapurna, Barun, Dolpa & Mugu in all seasons but Marmod is also found in same region except winter

Red Panda, Blood-pheasants and Musk-deer can be found in Lantang in all season except winter but Migratory birds will be seen in Karnali, Jumla, Mahakali and Jomsom during April/Oct in Himalayan region but in Winter it will migrate to terai.

Shopping Guidance :

There is hand-knotted pashmina shawls, woolen carpets, woolen knitwears, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarvings, ceramics Thanka paintings, metalwork’s, woodcarvings, stationary, rice paper and pottery. Except these items Nepalese shopping center will also offer wide variety of imported merchandise in quality and price.

Business Days & Hours :

Except Government office, most of business office has a six-days week working days in Nepal. Saturday is weekly holiday and generally Government business hours starts from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and the Government offices will be close one hour earlier in the winter. During national festivals and other special government days the office will be closed.

Tour booking conditions and liabilities :

  1. All the clients should pay the Invoice thirty days before the beginning of the tour which booked with us on confirm basis. If any cancellation made up in written 21 days prior to departure date, no cancellation, if 15 to 7 days before & without noticed will be charged 15%, 25%, 50% respectively of the total payment but if less than a week no refunds.

  2. In regards to the Air ticket for International or domestic may be refundable in full or deducting certain percent cancellation charges as per Airline policy.

  3. If any one intends to book the tour, the booking should come to us directly per E-mail, Fax or by post. The booking will be regarded as confirmed as you receive the written confirmation by us. We act only as agent for owners of accommodation and services. We agree to receive the bookings subject to the services requested being available. Cost excluded subject to Air fare, meals, beverages, Airport taxes, Nepal re- entry Visa/trekking fees, Photographic charges in monasteries, medical kits, tipping to drivers & Sherpas, Guide, Sleeping bags, rescue operation & insurance in any form, any costs or shortened itinerary due to natural disaster (landslides etc.), political disturbances and strikes, any other costs/expenses of personal nature, whatsoever, that is not pre mentioned in program.

  4. All price or other charges are based on prevailing costs therefore are subject to change without prior notice. For any increase in this cost due to hike on fuel, airfare, accommodations and services we are not responsible.

  5. Company will be not responsible for any loss, injury, or damages sustained by the tourists, during their whole tour programs. As company does not possess any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, rescue operation, lost and theft. We therefore advise to the visitors to seek such insurance coverage for the planned trip with a valid Travel Insurance with company of their choice in their home country. All baggage and personal effects are at all times at their own risk.

  6. While we use our best attempt for your comfort and enjoyment. It reserves the right to modify or cancel the itinerary, the tour and travel arrangements or accommodation without any prior notice, if affected by unforeseen circumstances. In such a case no liability whatsoever shall fall on us.