Nepal

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
E-mail: mail@nepalimmigration.gov.np, dg@nepalimmigration.gov.np
Website: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

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.

 

Jewelries

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.

 

 

Khukuri

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 2022                 Festivals
    1 Saturday                      New Year
    8 Saturday                      Makar Sankranti

 

  • February 2022                Festivals
    2 Wednesday                  Sonam Lhosar
    6 Sunday                         Basant Panchmi , Saraswati Puja

 

  • March 2022                    Festivals
    1 Tuesday                       Mahashivratri                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 Thursday                     Gyalpo Lhosar
    8 Tuesday                       Women’s day                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17 Thursday                   Holi in hill part
    18 Friday                        Holi in Tarail

 

  • April 2022                       Festivals
    1 Friday                           Ghode Jatra                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 Saturday                      Chaitra Dashain
    10 Sunday                      Ram Navami
    14 Thursday                   New year of Bikrama era, Bishka Jatra
    16 Saturday                    Chaitra Purnima
    30 Saturday                    Matatirha Aunsi (Mother’s Day)

 

  • May 2022                       Festivals
    1 Sunday                        International Labor day / installation day of Machhindranath in the chariot                                                                                                                          2 Monday                      Eid Al Fitr
    3 Tuesday                      Akshaya Tritiya
    16 Monday                    Buddha Jayanti
    Saturday                    Republic day

 

  • June 2022                     Festivals
    Thursday                   Shani Jayanti                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          21 Tuesday                     International Music day / Yoga day

 

  • July 2022                      Festivals
    Tuesday                   Harisayani Ekadashi
    13 Wednesday              Guru Purnima                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27 Wednesday              Gathamuga                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        29 Friday                       Starting of Gunla Parva                                                                                                                                                                                                                  31 Sunday                     Baraha Jayanti
  • August 2022                 Festivals
    2 Tuesday                      Nag Panchami
    12 Friday                        Raksha Bandhan
    13 Saturday                   Gai Jatra
    14 Sunday                      Ropain Jatra                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18 Thursday                  Janmashtami
    27 Saturday                   Kuse Aunsi (Father’s day)
    28 Sunday                      Ending of Gunla Parva
    30 Tuesday                     Hartalika Teej                                                                                                                                                                                                                                31Wednesday                Ganesh Chaturthi

 

  • September 2022             Festivals
    1 Thursday                       Rishipanchami
    6 Tuesday                        Hari Parvartani Ekadashi
    9 Friday                            Indra Jatra / Ananta Chaturdashi
    11 Sunday                        Starting of Shorha Shradha
    Friday                          Jitiya Parva
    24 Saturday                      Bishwokarma puja
    26 Monday                        Ghatasthapana

 

  • October 2022                   Festivals
    3 Monday                          Fulpati / Maha Astami
    4 Tuesday                         Maha Navami
    5 Wednesday                   Vijaya Dashami
    8 Saturday                        Kojagrat Purnima
    23 Sunday                        Kag  Tihar
    24 Monday                       Kukur Tihar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25 Tuesday                      Laxmi Puja                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26 Wednesday                Mha Puja & Govardhan Puja                                                                                                                                                                                                          27 Thursday                    Bhai Tika                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            30 Sunday                       Chhath Parva

 

  • November 2022          Festivals                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    4 Thursday
    5 Friday
    6 Saturday
    10 Wednesday

 

  • December 2021          Festivals
    3 Friday                        Balachaturdarsi
    8 Wednesday               Bibaha Panchami
    25 Saturday                 Christmas Day
    30 Thursday                Tamu Lhosar