A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Rashuwagadhi on the Nepal-China border.

Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.

To renew a Visa you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

Visa Requirements

A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background.
Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.

Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee

A. Tourist Visa Nepal
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

B. Gratis (Free) Visa

For first visit in one visa year (January to December) , gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specified above.
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

C. Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals

Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals Traveling to Nepal must posses any One of the following documents.

1. Passport

2. Driving License with photo

3. Photo Identity card issued by a 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

Please check with your nearest travel agents for documents required by the Indian Immigration for Indians traveling to Nepal.

D. Nepal Visa For Chinese Nationals
As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:

Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai

E. Other Visa Information

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.
F. Visa Extension for Nepal

Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).

Learn more about applying for Nepal visa online by click here .


For further visa information for Nepal, please contact: Department of Immigration Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868/ 4433934

Bamboo product

Bamboo is used all over the hills regions of Nepal to make life easy. People of Nepal use bamboo for all purpose for ex. roof, fence, cradle, basket, carpet, bed, cupboard, table, chair, ladder etc. So, bamboo is a backbone of Nepalese village society. Most of the people from mongoloid family weave bamboo to make household product of crafts that are sold in the market.



Nepal is multiethnic country like India. Each of the ethnic group has their own jewelries. Most popular among hill women is tilhari, paute and Phuli. People from mountain region wear coral, turquoise and dzi beads mixed neckless. Most of the Gurung, Lepcha, Magar women are decorated with Kantha, Phuli as well Bulaki between nostils. In Kathmandu valley traditionally, Newar people wear tikma, tayo sikha and lun swan over head in their marriage ceremony. People from Humla like to adorn with coin and shell chain as well they wear ring with coin.




The special nepali knife in arc shape is known as Khukuri. Nepalese soldiers are always decorated with this knife. In local life farmers hold this khukuri to cut the wood in the forest. They also use this knife in household purposes.



Lokta paper

Lokta paper is a paper made of Daphne Bhoula or Daphne papyracea. Nepal use traditionally this paper in official purpose. Still uses of this paper somehow exist in government office. Today lot of decorative item, note book, greeting cards, lamp shade, photo albums are made of this paper. People also use this paper to make traditional rope incenses.


Metal sculpture

Patan, a city of fine art is very popular for metal sculpture. People from around the world come to buy religious statues made in Patan. Its high-quality sculpture made its production popular everywhere. Wax lost method and repoussé are two method traditionally used to make a statue in Nepal. Beside this city is known for household metal utensils and ritual objects.



Singing bowl

Today, it is known as a Himalayan bowl or a meditation bowl because of its location of fabrication and uses. At the beginning this bowl is used by monk for demanding alms and eating. Afterward they used it for meditation because of peaceful sound released from it when the edge is rubbed. Later on, bowl is used also for relaxation and remedy different illness with its vibration. Nepal is perfect location, particularly Patan for the production of these bowls.


Thanka & Paubha

The painting painted in the cotton is known as Thanka in Himalaya and Paubha in the valley of Kathmandu. Thanka is a repetitive religious art and Paubha is religious art involving artist creation based on religious literature and philosophy. At the beginning this is a job only for monks to use in religious rite, ritual, meditation and decoration of monastery. In course of time, it is also being a decorative object and commercialize in the market. Thus, many Tamang people are involved in this art of Thanka and Newar for Paubha in the valley. We can see many Thanka painting school in touristic area.


Wooden Mask

In Tibetan Buddhism, during different occasions mask dance is performed in the courtyard of monastery. These masks are representation of different divinities who played important role to install and protect Buddhism in Tibet. Thus, this dance often recounts the history of Tibetan Buddhism.





Wooden sculpture

The Kathmandu valley is well known for wooden sculpture. This is omnipresent in the valley i.e. ancient residents, temples, monasteries, rest houses, ancient palaces, god house etc. The valley is synonymous of the sculpture. Every wooden part of the temple and monasteries are sculpted in geometrical and floral pattern with mythical creature, human, animals and divinities. The eight auspicious symbols and vase is often used in the sculpture. People from Bungamati in Lalitpur and Bhaktapur still preserved this profession today.

  • January 2023                 Festivals

1 Sunday                                   New Year

15 Sunday                                 Makar Sankranti

22 Sunday                                 Sonam Lhosar

26 Thursday                              Basanta Panchami, Saraswoti Puja


  • February 2023                Festivals

18 Saturday                               Mahashivratri

21 Tuesday                                Gyalpo Lhosar


  • March 2023                    Festivals

6 Monday                                  Holi in hill region

7 Tuesday                                 Holi in Tarai region

8 Wednesday                            Women’s day

21 Tuesday                               Ghode jatra

29 Wednesday                         Chaitra Dashain, Procession ceremony of Shree shwet matsyendranath

30 Thursday                              Ram navami


  • April 2023                       Festivals

14 Friday                                   New year of Bikrama era, Bishka Jatra

6 April                                        Chaitra Purnima, Hanuman jayanti vrata

20 Thursday                              Matatirha Aunsi (Mother’s Day)

22 Saturday                               Akshaya Tritiya, Eid Al Fitr


  • May 2023                       Festivals

1 Monday                                  International Labor day / installation day of Machhindranath in the chariot

5 Friday                                    Buddha Jayanti, Ubhauli Parva

19 Fgriday                                Shani Jayanti

29 Saturday                              Republic day


  • June 2023                     Festivals

21 Wednesday                         International Music day / Yoga day

29 Thursday                             Harisayani Ekadashi


  • July 2023                      Festivals

3 Monday                                 Guru Purnima


  • August 2023                 Festivals

15 Tuesday                              Gathamuga

17 Thursday                             Starting of Gunla Parva

21 Monday                               Nag Panchami

30 Wednesday                         Raksha Bandhan

31 Thursday                             Gai Jatra


  • September 2023             Festivals

1 Friday                                      Ropain Jatra

6 Wednesday                             Krishna Janmastami

14 Thursday                                Kuse aunsi (Father’s day)

15 Friday                                     Ending of Gunla parva

17 Sunday                                   Varaha Jayanti

18 Monday                                   Haritalika Teej, Bishwokarma Puja

19 Tuesday                                  Ganesh Caturthi

20 Wednesday                             Rishipanchami, Constitution day

25 Monday                                   Hari Parvartani Ekadashi

28 Thursday                                 Indra Jatra / Ananta Chaturdashi

30 Saturday                                  Starting of Shorha Shradha


  • October 2023                    Festivals

15 Sunday                                    Ghatasthapana

21 Saturday                                  Phulpati

22 Sunday                                     Maha Astami

23 Monday                                     Maha Navami

24 Tuesday                                    Vijaya Dashami

28 Saturday                                   Kojagrat Purnima


  • November 2023                 Festivals   

11 Saturday                                    Kag  Tihar, Dhanwontari jayanti

12 Sunday                                      Kukur Tihar

13 Monday                                     Laxmi Puja

14 Tuesday                                    Govardhan Puja, Mha Puja

15 Wednesday                               Bhai Tika

19 Sunday                                      Chhat Parva

23 Thursday                                   Haribodhani Ekadasi (Tulsi Bibaha)



  • December 2023                  Festivals

1 Sunday                                        Bibaha Panchami

25 Monday                                     Christmas Day

26 Tuesday                                     Yomari Punhi, Udhauli Parva

31 Sunday                                      Tamu Lhosar