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A valid passport is required for all tourists except Indian nationals to travel to Nepal. Your passport is supposed to be valid for at least six more months to get a visa. Indians need to carry either a passport or  the election card.

Visa fees:
You will get your Nepal visa at Kathmandu airport  or any other surface entry points upon arrival and the fees are as follows.

    Multiple entry 15 days visa fee  - US$ 25 (valid for 15 days)
    For more then 15 days visa - US$ 40
    Fee exempt for kids below 10 years

Please bring visa fee in USD cash ( exact change ) , they will not accept other currencies and not accept credit cards etc for visa payment. You also require a photograph , better bring one.

The tourist visa can also be obtained from Nepalese Embassies or Consulates abroad. The process is the same for the ‘gratis’ visas. The Kathmandu airport is rather slow . In order to shorten your time in the airport (immigration and custom) fill up all the available forms in the airplane itself. The visa application forms are available in the passport control lounge. They are also distributed in the aircrafts before landing.

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal is linked by air with Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Banglore, Mumbai, Dhaka, Paro, Karachi, Frankfurt, Paris, Munich, London, Vienna, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Doha, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Osaka, Shanghai & Lhasa. Entry points for those entering the country by surface are Bhairahawa (Sunauli), Birgunj (Raxaul) & Kararbhitta (Siliguri) from India and Kodari (Zhangmu) if you are entering from  Tibet.  

Airport Tax
There is no departure tax / airport tax on international flights. On domestic flights including the mountain flights, there is an airport tax of Rs 170 ( roughly 2.5 USD ).

Custom and duty
Those  arriving at Kathmandu  airport without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green channel for quick clearance without a baggage check. If the passengers are carrying dutiable articles they must pass through the Red channelfor  Customs clearance.  Besides their  personal belongings, passengers are allowed to bring into Nepal  for free - 1 pair of Binoculars, one still camera (with 15 rolls of film), one movie or video camera, a laptop computer, a portable music system, 200 cigarettes or 20 cigars, 1 bottle of liquor and a reasonable amount of perfume.

It is illegal in Nepal  to export objects over 100 years old (sacred images, paintings, manuscripts) that are valued for their religious and cultural  significance. Tourists are advised not to purchase any item of antique value as they are Nepal’s cultural heritage.  If you are going to buy such  articles you are supposed to certify from  The Department of Archaeology at Ramshahpath, Kathmandu for all metal statues, sacred paintings & similar objects before carrying  out of the country.

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