Visa and Immigration
All foreign nationals other than Indians need a visa to enter Nepal.
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.
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 $2.
US$ 50 or its equivalent for 30 additional days.
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.