Visa and Immigration

Do I need a visa to enter Nepal?

All foreign nationals other than Indians need a visa to enter Nepal.

Where can I apply for visa and how much does it cost?

Single entry tourist visa can be obtained from the entry points of Nepal or from the Royal Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad by paying US$ 30 for 60 days. Double or multiple re-entry visas can be obtained by paying additional US$ 40 and US$ 60 respectively.

Can I extend my visa? If I can, how and where do I do so?

If you wish to stay for more than 60 days in Nepal, you can extend your tourist visa for 30 days for a fee of US$ 50 or its equivalent in the Nepalese currency. Visa extensions are granted only at the immigration offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara --conveniently located at the main tourist quarters of Thamel and Lakeside respectively. Visa extension is a simple procedure but be prepared to spend a couple of hours in line during the main tourist season. You will need two passport photos; nearby studios can provide them instantly for about $2.

How much does it cost for visa extension?

US$ 50 or its equivalent for 30 additional days.

Am I authorized to go anywhere in the country with a valid visa?

As of July 1999, trekking permits are not essential for general trekking in popular areas such as the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang. If you want to go to any other place more than a day's hike away from major roads, you may want to ask for the latest details with your hotel, or the nearest immigration office.