Getting to Nepal
By Air: Kathmandu is served by direct flight to/from Amsterdam, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Vienna, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Karachi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Patna, Varanasi, Dhaka, Paro (Bhutan), Lhasa (Tibet) Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai (China) and Osaka (Japan).
By Land: All visitors entering Nepal by land can travel through the following routes Kakarbhitta, Birgunj, Sunauli, Nepalgunj, Dhangadhi, Mahendranagar on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
The single entry tourist visa can be obtained from the entry points of Nepal or from the Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad by paying US$ 25 for 15 days. Multiple entry facility can be obtained by paying US$ 40/100 for 30 days & 90 days
The most popular seasons for traveling to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India are spring (Feb-May) and autumn (Aug-Nov). During the monsoon season (June-Aug) tours and treks are also possible depending on where you are going.
What to Wear:
During most of the year light woolens and cottons are sufficient for day wear, with warmer attire necessary in the evenings. Heavy woolen clothing is required during winter months.
Private communication centers and hotels provide ISD, STD, Fax and E-mail services. The STD code for Nepal is 977. Inquiries can be made at 197.
Major towns in Nepal have electricity and the voltage available is 240 volts and 50 Hz (cycles). Load shedding is sometimes experienced in Nepal. However, most of the hotels have installed their own generators.
Plugs & Sockets:
Nepal uses the round two-pin or flat-three-pin type of plugs & sockets. Adaptors are easily available in electrical shops in Nepal.
Nepal is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and approximately 12 hours and 50 minutes ahead of Pacific Time.
Money and Credit Cards:
Payment can be made in foreign exchange in hotels, travel agencies and airlines. Credit cards such as American Express, Master and Visa are widely accepted at major hotels, travel agencies, shops and restaurants.
It is the traveler's own responsibility to obtain passport and travel visa. The passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended return date. The traveler is responsible for providing us the correct complete and accurate information about personal details including physical disabilities.