Access to Nepal
Trekking Team Nepal will not book any International Flight to and from Kathmandu, therefore you should take care of your flight yourself, however all the international flight that goes from Kathmandu to Lhasa, Bhutan, Sikkim and Delhi are booked by us and they are also included in most of the trip featured in this site. We can also recommend you some well known companies that deal with flight worldwide. Let us know if you required any help regarding this matter.
As there are not so many direct flights to
Here is some info about the flight connection:
The Nepal Airlines (RA) is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flight connections to: Delhi in India; Bangkok in Thailand; Osaka in Japan; Hong Kong, Shanghai in China; Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia; Dubai in United Arab Emirates and Singapore. Other international airlines connecting Kathmandu to other parts of the world are Biman Bangladesh to Dacca in Bangladesh; China Airlines to Lhasa in Tibetan Autonomous Region of China; Druk Air to Paro in Bhutan and New Delhi in India; Gulf Air to Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates; Indian Airlines to Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi in India; Qatar Airways to Doha in Qatar; Thai International to Bangkok in Thailand; Etihad Airways to Abu Dhabi; Korian Air to Seoul; Silk Air to Singapore; Arke Fly to Holland.
In the last few decades Kathmandu and Pokhara with the rest of
Most hotels offer choice of: bed and breakfast; bed, breakfast and one other meal; or room and full board. Rates listed however, are for room only, unless otherwise indicated. Besides officially recognized hotels, there are a number of small lodge accommodations available between US $10 and $15 a night depending on facilities; toilets and showers are generally communal and heating is extra. These small hostelries are located in the old parts of
Please let us know if you want to book your accommodation. We will book for you depend on your budget. Hotel in most of our tour feature in this site are inclusive so please check it out before you book the accommodation.
Postal Services: The Central Post Office located near
Telephone Services: Telephone, fax, telex and telegraph services are available at the Nepal Telecommunications Corporation at Tripureshwar. Hotels and private communications centers provide long distance telephone. For calling from outside, country code for
Internet Services: Several Internet cafes and communication centers have opened up in the Valley and around the country in the past few years. Visitors only have to find a place they are most comfortable in to use the facilities to keep in touch with home. E-mail and Internet services are also offered by hotels.
Customs: All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry. Personal effects are permitted free entry. Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green Channel for quick clearance without a baggage check. If you are carrying dutiable articles, you have to pass through the Red Channel for detailed customs clearance.
Import: Apart from used personal belongings, visitors are allowed to bring to
Export: The export of antiques requires special certification from the Department of Archeology,
For more information on customs matters, contact the Chief Customs Administrator, TIA Customs Office (Phone: 4470110, 4472266).
Entry Procedure and Visa Rules
Nationals of SAARC countries and
1. Fees to be levied while issuing tourist visa by the
a. US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
b. US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
c. US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
d. Not withstanding anything written in rules no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days .
2. Fees to be levied for renewal or regularization of tourist visa
a. Nepalese currency equivalent to 2 US dollars per day to renew the validity of tourist visa.
b. In case where request has also been made for the facility of multiple entry, just valid
for the renewal period an additional amount in Nepalese currency equivalent to U. S. Dollars 20 to the fee as referred to rules.
c. In regularizing visa of any foreigner stayed without renewal of validity of the tourist visa, Nepalese currency equivalent 3 US dollars per day shall be levied in addition to the normal amount to be paid for renewal of the validity of visa as per these Regulations.
d. Foreigners, who have already been overstayed more than 150 days without renewing the tourist visa shall be levied the fees referred and penelty amount as referred of Immigration act in addition.
e. Not withstanding anything written in rules, the period of visa fee shall be levied, for the purpose to renew tourist visa for up to15 days if the visa be of a period less than 15 days and as referred to in rules for more than this.
The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has issued a circular conveying that children between the age group of 10-18 years may be allowed to travel between India and Nepal by air on the strength of their national passport or an identity document issued by the Principal of the school in the prescribed proforma, states a letter sent by Embassy of India based in Kathmandu to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, His Majesty's Government of Nepal on February 25, 2004. Earlier, it was mandatory for children to produce passport in traveling between
Ethics and Etiquette
Nepalis practice cultural etiquettes that may sometimes appear unusual to visitors. However, a handful of tips could acquaint visitors with these otherwise strange practices.
· The form of greeting in
Foreign Currency Exchange
Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized foreign exchange dealers. The receipts from such transaction are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange money at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival also. Indian currency of Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 bills are not allowed to be brought into
Credit cards like the American Express, Visa and Master Card are accepted. Convertible currencies are as follows: Dollar (
For more information, click http://www.nrb.org.np
Visitors can go to different parts of
Buses are available to different parts of the capital and the kingdom from the new bus park in Gongabu and the old bus park in Sundhara. Regular bus services operate within the three cities in
Airport bus carries passengers from the airport into the city. Getting around
Airport tax is applicable to Nepali and non-Nepali citizens who use airport facilities. The airport tax specified for different flights from Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) and other domestic airports are as follows:
1. International Sector TIA and Other Airports
Do not need to pay it is always included in the ticket
2. Domestic Sector
-Rs 165/- at TIA, Pokhara, Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Simara, Bhairawa, Lukla, Neplagunj, Jomsom and Meghauli Airports.
-Rs 150/- at Rajbiraj, Janakpur, Bharatpur, Tikapur, Dang, Surkeht, Dhangadi and Mahendranagar.
Other airports which does not fall under the category of (a) and (b) will be charged Rs.50/-
Note: In addition, VAT (value added tax 10%) will be imposed on the above mentioned rates.
While permission is not required to trek to most areas, trekking permit is required for restricted areas only. To get a group trekking permit an application form should be submitted through any registered trekking agency of Nepal. Some restricted areas are open only for group trekkers and trekking permit to these areas will not be issued to individual trekkers. For detail information about the permit log on to http://www.immi.gov.np/main.php official web site of Department of Immigration of
Climate: The seasons in
Time and business hours:
Holidays: Except public holidays, Saturdays and Sundays are the weekend holidays in the
Security for Visitors
Tourist Police was established in 1979 under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. The special unit has been designated the task of providing security to visitors. The team of Tourist Police consists of officers who can speak and understand English and Hindi. They register complaints, investigate matters, and provide protection and safety to tourists. They also try to ensure hassle-free trip for visitors and assist tourists when necessary. There are three units of Tourist Police forces in