Obtaining a Nepalese Visa in 2023

Obtaining a visa for Nepal is typically a requirement for almost all climbers. To ensure that you have the most recent and accurate information regarding the specific requirements based on your nationality, we suggest using the Passport Index website.

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The sole international airport in Nepal is Tribhuvan International Airport. The Department of Immigration has been assisting tourists arriving in Nepal by offering a Visa on Arrival. The process for obtaining a visa upon arrival is rapid and straightforward. However, please note that there might be queues during the peak season.

Visa Application on Arrival

Upon your arrival at the airport, kindly adhere to these straightforward procedures for obtaining a Tourist Visa on Arrival.

  • Complete the 'Arrival Card.'
    • Fill out the 'Tourist Visa' form either online before your arrival by visiting the official website of the Department of Immigration or by using the Kiosk machines available at the airport.
      • If you choose to fill it out online, you will receive a submission receipt with a barcode. Please print it out and bring it with you for visa acquisition. This receipt remains valid for fifteen days and becomes invalid thereafter. If needed, you will need to fill out the form again.
        • Make the payment at the designated bank based on your visa requirement (15/30/90 Days).
          • Obtain the receipt.
            • Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your completed online form, payment receipts, and your passport.
              • Submit your documents to the immigration officer for visa processing. The officer will issue the visa to you once satisfied with the provided information.

                Visa Costs

                The price of the visa you will require depends on the duration of your trip:

                • For a 15-day visa, the cost is 30 USD.
                  • For a 30-day visa, the cost is 50 USD.
                    • For a 90-day visa, the cost is 125 USD.

                      Visa prior to arrival

                      Nationals hailing from the countries listed below are advised to obtain their visas in advance from the nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepalese Government. It is important to note that these nationals will not be granted visas upon arrival unless they possess an official letter issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs in Nepal.

                      • Nigeria
                        • Ghana
                          • Zimbabwe
                            • Swaziland
                              • Cameroon
                                • Somalia
                                  • Liberia
                                    • Ethiopia
                                      • Iraq
                                        • Palestine
                                          • Afghanistan
                                            • Syria
                                              • Refugees with travel document
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                                                April 2024

                                                On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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                                                SESH 1501
                                                March 2024

                                                Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

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                                                March 2024

                                                On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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                                                SESH 1601
                                                February 2024

                                                On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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                                                SESH 1001
                                                February 2024

                                                On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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                                                December 2023

                                                On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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                                                JORE 1401
                                                December 2023

                                                Day 1: On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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                                                On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Kathmandu Marriott Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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                                                At high altitudes, it is common to experience acute mountain sickness (AMS). Approximately three-quarters of individuals at elevations above 3,000 metres can expect to encounter mild symptoms. The occurrence of altitude sickness depends on various factors, including elevation, rate of ascent, and individual susceptibility. During the normal process of acclimatisation, many people may experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness. It is important to understand that the mild discomfort accompanying this adaptation is considered normal and acceptable.

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                                                Once you have cleared Immigration and collected your baggage upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, please keep an eye out for a Team Mount Everest driver holding a sign with your name. The driver will transport you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu, where you will spend the night on a bed and breakfast basis.

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                                                Assuming climbers are able to obtain competitive flight fares all the way into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) this is almost always the best means of reaching us and getting into position to begin your climb or safari. During the process of booking with us we will request your flight details and will sENd one of our drivers to meet your flight. Our driver will usually be wearing a black Team Mount Everest T-Shirt and carrying a placard with the name of the main correspondent representing your climb group.

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