Kathmandu is the one and only international airport in Nepal. There are many International Airlines having direct flights to Kathmandu. Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights to/ from Delhi, Bombay, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Osaka, Bangkok and Hong Kong.
Other international airlines operating to/ from/ Kathmandu are- Air Arabia (Sharjah), Bahrain Air(Bahrain) Air China (Lhasa, Chengdu), Arkefly (Amsterdam), Biman Bangladesh (Dhaka), China Southern Airlines (Guanzhau), China Eastern (Kumming), Dragon Air (Hong Kong), Druk Air(Delhi, Paro), Ethiad Airways (Abu Dhabi), Biman Bangladesh (Dhaka), Gulf Air (Bahrain, Muscat), Indian Airlines (Delhi, Kolkatta, Varanasi), Jet Airways (Delhi), Jet lite(Delhi), Korean Air(Seoul), Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi), Qatar Airways (Doha), Silk Air(Singapore) and Thai Airways (Bangkok).
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By Land: All visitors coming to Nepal by land must enter only through one of these entry points (1) Kakarbhitta (2) Birgunj (3) Belhiya (4) Nepalgunj (5) Dhangadi (6) Mahendranagar (7) Kodari in the Nepal-China border. The overland tourists entering the country with their vehicles must possess an international carnet or complete custom formalities.
Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal, but must possess proof of identity. All other nationals require a visa, obtainable in advance from Nepalese Embassies or consulates, or upon arrival at the border or at Tribuvan International Airport. Do not forget that you will also need two passport size photographs.
A Tourist Visa
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
B Gratis (Free) Visa
Gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
(For further information –Department of Immigration, Maithighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu. Tel: 00977-1-4221996/ 4223590/ 4222453),
Photo: For obtaining visa or for renewing visa 1 passport size photo in necessary.
C For Indian Nationals
Indian Nationals traveling to Nepal must posses any one of the following documents-
2. Driving license
3. Photo identity card issued by Government Agency
4. Ration card with photo
5. Election commission card with photo
6. Identity card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
7. Identity card with photo issued by Sub-Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank
Nepal’s climate is influenced by many factors such as latitude, prevailing winds, oceanic distance, and position of mountains. It ranges from tropical to alpine depending upon the altitude. The terai region which lies in the tropical southern part of the country, for instance, has a hot & humid climate. The mid-land regions are pleasant almost all year around although winter nights are cool. The northern mountain region, around an altitude above 3353 m has an alpine climate with a considerably lower temperature in winter as can be expected.
Nepal has four major seasons
Winter (December-February), Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August), Autumn (September-November)
On the basis of seasonal change in climatic conditions, the climate of Nepal can be divided into four major seasons - Winter (December-February), Spring (March-May), Summer/Rainy (June-August), Autumn (September-November)
The main feature of each season is described below.
Winter Season( December-February)
It includes the month of December, January and February. During winter season, the sun shines over the southern hemisphere and the temperature becomes very low all over the country. It is about 10 o C temperature in the Terai. The Himalayan zone above 3000m, records the temperature below freezing point. The higher mountain areas are quite cold. On the whole, winter is generally a dry season. The monsoons blow from land to the sea during this season. However, westerly wind cause light rain in the western Nepal. Clear sky, foggy or frosty and cold morning are the general features of this season.
Spring Season (March – May)
The temperature is mildly warm in low lands while moderate in higher altitudes with plenty of opportunities to have tryst with the mountain views. It is also the time for flowers to blossom particularly- the national flower of Nepal ' rhododendron' sweeps the ascending altitudes with its magnanimous color and beauty.
Summer/Rainy Season (June-August)
The hot weather season begins in June and continues till the end of August. Due to the northward march of the Sun, the high temperature occurs in all parts of the country. During this season, temperature exceeds 35 o C in the Terai. Towards North, altitude increases and it remains warm in midland hills and valleys. It is cool in the Himalayan region. Days become sunny, windy and dusty and it gets hazy in some areas. Most parts of Nepal are dry in this season. However, because of great heat, precipitation in the form of rain and sleet occasionally occurs from local convective storms in April and May.
During this season, monsoon blows from south-east direction and bring rain to the country. The regional distribution of rainfall varies from one to the other area. It depends on the oceanic distance and local topographic features of the place. Pokhara Valley located in the central Nepal receives more than 400 cm rainfall. Similarly, southern slopes of Mahabharat and Churia hills in East Nepal receive more than 200 cm rainfall. In general, rain diminishes from Pokhara Valley towards west and north. In the north, there exists a larger rain shadow area beyond the great Himalayan Ranges in the central and western parts of Nepal . It receives poor rainfall less than 50cm. During rainy season, it gets sultry and humid. Temperature slightly drops down in rainy season due to frequent rainfall.
Autumn Season (September – November)
This is the best tourist season in Nepal with the summer gone by and the winter to set in. The weather is highly pleasant so are the mountain views. This is the peak season for trekking as mountain views are guaranteed so better book your flight in advance. This is also the season of festivities as Nepal celebrates the biggest Hindu festivals Dashain followed by Tihar
Nepal Travel Information
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 220 volts and 50 cycles. Load shedding is sometimes experienced in Nepal. However, most of the hotels have installed their own generators.
Nepal is 5 hours 45 minutes a head of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and approximately 12 hours and 12 hours and 50 minutes a head 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.
Foreign Exchange must be exchanged only through the banks or authorized foreign exchange dealers. The receipts from such transactions need to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange money at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival also. Indian currency Rs 500/- and Rs 1,000/- notes are not allowed to be brought into Nepal, will not be exchanged and will not be accepted for transaction of any kind.