|Slideshow Nepal||Introduction||Places to see||Festivals||How to enter Nepal||Other Information|
Passport and Visa:
All visitors to Nepal except the
Indian nationals must hold valid passport and visa. The Royal Nepalese
Emassies ar consulates abroad or the entry points or the Immigration Offices
provide a visa upon the presentation of a valid passport, two passport
size photos and payment of visa fees. Tourists can extend their visas at
the Department of Immigration, Tridevi Marg, Kathmandu.
Embarkation and Disembarkation Cards:
Tourists are required to fill up
disembarkation and emberkation cards upon their arrival and departure.
Banks are open between 10:00A.M.
to 2:30P.M. from Sunday to Thursday and between 10:00A.M. to 12:30P.M.
on Fridays. They are closed on Saturdays and other holidays.
All baggages must be declared and
cleared through the customs of the port of entry. Personal effect are permitted
free entry. The duty on articles brought by the visitors varies according
to the volume and value of the goods. A tourist may bring in dutiable goods,
such as tobacco and liquors, within the prescribed quantity free of duty.
Carrying narcotic, arms and ammunition are strictly prohibited.
Nepal has a wide variety of accommodations
which ranges from five star hotels to budget hotels and lodges. In order
to have an assured quality service visitors are advised to use only the
facilities of government registered hotels and lodges.
Restaurant and Food:
Almost every kind of food representing
the culinary arts of many parts of the world, can be found in Kathmandu
and Pokhara. Hotels may have several restaurants under one roof serving
wide variety of dishes while individual restaurants cater several types
of cuisine´s like Chinese, Indian, Continental, Japanese, Tibetan,
Permit for Trekking:
Any foreigner intending to trek in
any part of the kingdom of Nepal shall have to obtain a trekking permit
from the Department of Immigration, Tridevi Marg and permits are issued
for trekking in any part of the country except in areas restricted for
the foreigners by government regulation.
Some do´s and don´ts:
The Nepalese people are friendly
and hospitable by nature and the tourists in general will have no difficulty
in adjustment. All the same, one may be confuse regarding some customs,
traditional and manners as in coming into any unfamiliar society. Nepal
like any other country, has its one way of regulating life though it might
be different in degrees to each individual visitors. We want the visitors
to observe and see the way the Nepalese people live and share with them.
It is in this spirit that we offer some practical guidelines that could
help to make the stay delightfully, homely and rewarding.
There is a special provision of Tourist Police Unit in Nepal to deal with the problems of tourists. One can contact the Tourist Information Centre, Basantapur and the Department of the Tourism, Babar Mahal for the services of tourist police.