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AREA 147,181 Sq. K.M.
GEO-POLITICAL SITUATION  Land Locked Between India / China (Tibet)
CAPITAL KATHMANDU
POPULATION 28 MILLION
LANGUAGE NEPALI (National)
CURRENCY Nepalese Rupees
1 US $ = N Rs. 88 (Sept. 2012)
POLITICAL SYSTEM Federal Democratic Republic
RELIGION HINDUISM & BUDDHISM
GEOGRAPHY HIMALAYAN REGION, MOUNTAIN REGION, TERAI REGION
   

ACCESS TO NEPAL BY AIR:

Silk Air from Singapore on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Thai from Bangkok, everyday. Korean Air from Seoul.
Nepal Airlines (the National Flag Carrier) operates flights from / to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Dubai, Calcutta, Delhi, Frankfurt, Mumbai, Osaka, Shanghai etc.

Other Airlines: Aeroflot (Russia) , Jet Air , Air Sahara & Indian Airlines (India), Druk Air (Bhutan), Biman (Bangladesh), PIA (Pakistan), China South West (Lhasa Goongar & Guanzhau) , Gulf Air (Dubai) , Qatar Airways (Doha Qatar) , Etihaad Air (Abu Dhabi),  Air Malaysia.

ACCESS TO NEPAL BY SURFACE:

By Air and from India and from China (Tibet): There are entry / exit points in Nepal: 

1. TIA, Kathmandu

2. Kakarvitta, Jhapa

3. Birganj, Parsa

4. Kodari, Sindhupalchowk

5. Belahia, Bhairahawa

6. Jamunaha, Nepalgunj

7. Mohana, Dhangadhi

8. Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar.
Other points like Yari (for Mt. Kailash from Humla ) is a special entry / exit point.

VISA & IMMIGRATION FORMALITIES:

For Foreign Nationals:

A VISA is required to enter Nepal. Visa can be obtained in Nepalese Embassy or Consulates.

For detail Address and other detail information you may contact us in our E-mail or log on to http://www.immi.gov.np

2 Passport size photos are necessary.

The Visa Fees are as follows (May change without prior notice) :

Please log on to the followin site for the visa policy and requirements / fee structure before coming to Nepal. If you have any questions please let us know.

http://www.immi.gov.np/visa/provisional-visa-arrangement-fee

(Note: for Indian Nationals: No visa is required, however a proof of Indian Citizenship should be presented at the Airport or when required.)

The fees might change without any prior notice hence contact us for details

CUSTOM FORMALITIES:

All Baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry. Personal effects are permitted duty free entry. Visitors may bring dutiable goods, such as tobacco and liquors, within the prescribed quantity (200 rolls cigarettes and 1 litre) duty free. Visitors can purchase souvenirs and take home, but some antiques are prohibited and some antiques need a permit from the Dept. of Archaeology.

AIRPORT TAX :

The Domestic Airport Tax for all air travelers (including Nepalese) is Rs. 165, paid at the airport before boarding the plane.

Major Attractions:

Mountains : - 8 out of 14 peaks more than 8000 meters high are in Nepal ! Trekking  is the most favourable choice for the visitors, many options are available from an easy  hike upto moderate and streneous treks !
Smiling People:  More than 93 Different Ethnic Groups, rich in their cultural heritage !
8 Cultural World Heritage Sites !
2 Natural World Heritage Sites ! and 6 other National Parks, 4 Wild Life reserves, 3 Conservation Areas and 1 Hunting Reserve. !
Can visit easily to other Exotic Places like TIBET, SIKKIM and BHUTAN as an extension, from here!

Important Information to Visitors:

1) People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal:- Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan.

2) All foreign visitors are requested to be mindful of the date of Nepalese visa and their passport number to avoid possible problems. As such, you are requested to apply for visa extension, if you wish so, apply within the valid period of Nepalese visa.

3) You are requested to get the arrival/departure stamps on your passport at the entry /exit points to avoid further legal complications.

4) Living in Nepal without passport or a valid visa is a punishable offense.

5) Deviation from the prescribed routes mentioned in the trekking permit will be treated as the violation of the law.

6) You are advised to be aware of brokers/cheaters or any counterfeit documents of visa/trekking permit to avoid legal complications.

7) Change of purpose of stay without permission is not allowed and employment or voluntary services while on a tourist visa is strictly prohibited. It will be a punishable offense.

8) Be sure to register at the police and Immigration check point along the trial. It will be wise for to register your trekking destination and schedule at your Embassy or Consulate.

9) If you encounter problems along the trails, inform immediately to the nearest police or Immigration post.

10) You are requested to change money with recognized dealers and do not forget to take formal receipts.

11) You are requested to inform the Immigration Office or Police Station for any changes in your address previously given in the visa application form.

12) You are advised to be mindful to contact the Dept. of Immigration for visa transfer in case of getting new passport or travel document from your embassy.

13) Passport and trekking permits should be kept by the trekkers while trekking.

14) Filming in restricted areas or notified areas without permission is strictly prohibited.

15) Please don't take out the visa stickers from your passport and do not try to change records printed in your passport.

16) We request for your co-operation to observe the following guidelines during your stay in Nepal. Respect local traditions, customs, values and sentiments, help to protect local culture and maintain local pride.

a) Respect privacy while taking photographs. b) Respect holy places. c) Refrain from giving money to the children since it will encourage begging. d) Respect for local etiquette earns you respects.

17) If you make change in your address of residence mentioned in the visa application form or disembarkation card, must furnish to the Immigration Department, Immigration Offices or local police offices with a notice containing name, passport number and new address as well within seven days.

18) If your stay period as a tourist is more than 120 days in one visa year and wish to visit other places for spending more than 24 hours, you have to register in the local police office of such place with your name, passport number and address as well.

19) Let Nepal and our Himalayas change you - Do not change us, our natural and cultural heritage, so remember, while you are on a tour or trekking.

a) Leave the camp site cleaner than you have found it. b) no open fires. c) Burn dry papers and packets in a safe place. d) Keep local water clean and avoid using pollutants. e) Plants should be left to flourish in their natural environment. f) Help your guides and porters to follow conservation measures

20) Protect the natural environment.

a) Leave the camp site cleaner than you have found it.. b) no open fires. c) Burn dry papers and packets in a safe place. d) Keep local water clean and avoid using pollutants. e) Plants should be left to flourish in their natural environment. f) Help your guides and porters to follow conservation measures

21) Information for Indian Citizens To allow Indian citizens to make travel on the basis of the following document:

a. Passport, or b. Driving license with photograph, or c. Identity card with photograph issued by a governmental body, or d. Ration card with photograph, or e. Voter identity card with photograph, or f. Registration certificate issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen staying in Nepal, or g. Ad hoc/temporary identity card issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen in the event of exigency, or h. Document with photograph and setting out identity, issued by the sub-divisional magistrate or authority there above.

Once again, welcome to Nepal, we wish you a memorable holiday in this country, thank you. For more information log on to http://www.immi.gov.np or send E-mail to us.

FOR ACCOMMODATIONS, TOURS, TREKKING, RAFTING, ETC. CONTACT US: naturetour@yahoo.com

Some More Facts about Nepal :

Nepal Occupying only 0.1 % of the Earth- is home to :
2% of all the flowering plants in the world, 8% of the world's population of the birds (848 species), 4% of mammals , 11 families of the world's butterflies (500 species), 600 indigenous plant families, 319 species of exotic orchids

Average Temperature and Rainfall in Kathmandu Valley - Guides you for yourvacation Planning 
Month
Minimum (Celsius)
Maximum (Celsius)
Rainfall (in MM)
January
2.7
17.5
47
February
2.2
21.6
11
March
6.9
25.5
5
April
8.6
30.0
5
May
15.6
29.7
146
June
18.9
29.4
135
July
19.5
28.1
327
August
19.2
29.5
206
September
18.6
28.6
199
October
13.3
28.6
42
November
6.0
23.7
0
December
1.9
20.7
1

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