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Visit Nepal 2020: General VISA information & requirements

 September 24, 2019      By 
Visit Nepal 2020:  General VISA information & requirements

Traveling is a great form of learning. Bookish knowledge makes your brain think straight while roving around make you experience the local culture and tradition, community, religion, attires, and the standard way of living.
Travel gives you gratification and contentment. And it’s no surprise Nepal is the best place to roam around throughout the four seasons. Visitors from every nooks and corner are welcomed every year. But this year, in 2019, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) launched “Visit Nepal Year 2020” with the agenda to flock in more than 2 million tourists.



After the tremendous success of Nepal Tourism Year 2011, and visit Nepal Year 1998, the 2020 campaign was encouraged. The campaign was launched in 2015, to promote the tourism sector in 2018, but due to the devastating occurrence of earthquake in 2015, the idea was post-phoned. The 2020 movement promotes the earthquake affected area a safe place to travel.

The country in 2016, experienced a massive downfall in the number of tourists. But in 2017, the situation was not much of turn-off. The year saw a positive number of tourist’s inflow in recreational, business, medical and cultural sector.

Overview of Nepal
With just a land square of 147,161 sq. km area, Nepal is surrounded by the economically giant countries India to the west, south, and east while China in the north. The country is the garden of 125 ethnic groups and nearly 123 languages are spoken all over the nation.
The national language of the country is Nepali, people here can fluently speak English, Hindi, so no language barrier exists.

Why should you visit Nepal this 2020?
Nepal is the best-valued destinations in the world. Nepal highly boasts the pristine natural beauty, white glory mountain ranges, and endless culture and traditions spread across the terrain.

#1. UNESCO heritage & linguistic culture
Nepal has a rich and diversified culture and tradition. We hold a massive ethnic group with distinct religions and art. This diverse lifestyle and traditions are one of the prominent features of every Nepalese people.
Nepal boasts diversity in temples and heritage. Kathmandu alone handles the 7 UNESCO heritage sites including Durbar Squares, Pashupati Nath, and Baudhanath.
#2. Biodiversity of flora & fauna
Nepal has a lot more stacked beside trekking and paragliding. The country flaunts a wide range of rare floras and faunas, which are endangered in nature. Further, Nepal is the home of One-horned Rhino, Bengal Fox, Bengal Tiger, Snow Leopard, and Red Panda.
#3. Trekking & Mountain climbing
The ABC camp, the Mardi trial has is another one of the reasons to visit Nepal. You can land in ABC, or hike towards Poon Hill. The trekking comes in a value-added pack inclusive of viewing the natural beauty of Himalayas. Nepal is all about natural beauty, people, and culture.



What preparation is going on for Visit Nepal 2020?

The 2020 policy is working on a full spree. The Tourism Board has set an approximate target of 2 million tourists. In 2019, approximately 1 million tourists have arrived Nepal and the graph is soaring and expects to double the chart.

By 2020, the government plans to operate two new International airports, Lumbini & Pokhara. Whereas the hotel sector has planned to add more attractive service in both four-star and five-star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan.

How to land in the territory of Nepal for Visit Nepal 2020?

To enter the Nepalese territory, you have only two possible option; by air or by land.
Via Air
Nepal has only one International Airport. Nepal has direct flights from India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, UAE, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka.
Via Land
People willing to travel through land route can land from several entry points such as Nepal-India border including Biratnagar, Birgunj, Sunauli, Kakarbhitta, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi, Mahendranagar. While from the Tibet-China border one can arrive from Khasa, Tatopani/Liping border. 

From where can you get a visa for Nepal?
While traveling from the air, visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Outside Nepal (Palestine, Nigeria, Iraq, Ghana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Somalia, Liberia) visa must be taken from the nearest Embassy or Diplomat Mission for no on arrival visa is granted.

VISA requirements to travel Nepal this 2020

  • A valid passport
  • A passport size photograph with a light background.
On arrival, the visa is granted only after paying nominal charges in Euro, Swiss Franc, US Dollar, Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, Hongkong Dollar, Pound Sterling, Canadian Dollar, Riyal, Korean Won, Danish Kroner.



Tourist Visa Fee & visa extension fee (effective from 2019, July 17)
In the mid of 2019, the Nepal Immigration Board hiked the visa fees for the tourist, who are eager to participate in the ‘Visit Nepal 2020’.
  • Tourist visa fee, for 15 days (multiple entries): USD 30
  • Tourist visa fee, for 30 days (multiple entries): USD 50
  • Tourist visa fee, for 90 days (multiple entries): USD 125
  • Visa extension within the valid visa period: USD 3/ day
  • Visa extension with multiple entries: Additional 25 USD
  • Visa extension after visa expiration: Late fee USD 5/ day

However free visa is granted to nationals of South Asian countries; Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives for the first visit in a one-year visa. Indian nationals need no visa to enter Nepal, but they do need to carry the following documents while traveling;
 
  • Driving license with photo
  • Voter ID card
  • Passport
  • Government-issued identity card
  • Identity card issued by the Embassy of India, Kathmandu
 
Why Himalayan Hero Adventure for “Visit Nepal 2020”?

Himalayan Hero Adventure is a certified travel and tour agency involved in providing tourism related services to national and international tourist. We are specialized in the formation of personalized itinerary suiting your personal and financial needs as per the capability and preferences. We are keen on flourishing tourism services in all the aforesaid activities.  For booking and reservations kindly go through our website or e-mail us at info@himalayanhero.com


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