• Upper Mustang

    Don't miss this place if you trully want to explore Nepal's Scenic Beauty.

  • Langtang Valley

    Heaven on Earth, the best gift by god to the nature.

  • Bungee Jump in Nepal

    So deep and scary, for true adventure seekers.

Friday, November 28, 2014

SAARC Leaders Visit To Nepal

SAARC Countries (Image : Ekantipur)
The Leaders of South Asian Region, recently visited to Nepal for the 18th SAARC summit which was held on 26-27 November 2014 on Nepal's capital city. The summit ended with a 36 point Kathmandu declaration and SAARC framework agreement for energy co-operation. Nepal especially Kathmandu Metropolitan City brought a vast changes in infrastructures development at short period of time which changed the scenario of the entire capital city. The city was so clean, SAARC friendly and secured.

After the general meeting of the SAARC, the leaders were given retreat at the beautiful city of Dhulikhel, Kavre which is 30 kms from the capital. Retreat is SAARC culture where leaders of the member nations of the SAARC visit beautiful places, learn about their culture and cuisines and settle and discuss disputes raised on general meeting. Dhulikhel is certainly developing as a tourist center and hence government of Nepal promoted this city in SAARC summit.
Dhulikhel, Kavre
Dhulikhel city which lies along the B.P Highway and Arniko Highway, connects Kathmandu with Tibet and is one of the important trading center. The city is full of beautiful scenes of hills, view point, temples, old monuments and houses carved with traditional Newari craftsmanship. Not only the city is naturally beautiful but artificially handsome with big hotels and restaurants in different parts of the city which makes it easier for tourist from any corner of the world to stay at the city and explore more. Kathmandu University, today's no.1 University of Nepal is situated at Dhulikhel and the city has all the necessary requirements for a city to be a tourism center.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tourist Visa for Nepal

Nepal has a flexible visa system and provides visa for almost all country's citizens. Excluding some countries, foreigners can obtain visa at arrival to International Airport or all India's and China's border. Indians do not need visa for Nepal but should posses Government provided Identity Card. SAARC members citizens are granted visa at no cost for 30 days.
Visa Issued by Nepalese Embassy
Visa Facts: Visas are granted for three different durations 15 days, 30 days and 90 days. Tourist can stay maximum 150 days in a visa year from Jan 1st to December 31st. A tourist who has departed before the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year shall not be allowed to use the visa by adding the remaining period to another visa year. If any foreigner who has entered into Nepal towards the end of a visa year desires to spend even the period during which he may stay in Nepal with the tourist visa of the other visa year, he may use such facility. However, that the computation of the fees for such period shall be made on the basis of the total period of his stay.

Visa Fees: Credit Cards, Nepali currency and Indian currency are not accepted as a payment of Visa fee. Accepted currencies are: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.

Visa Facility     Duration     Fee

Multiple entry     15 days     US$ 25 or equivalent to other accepted currency
Multiple entry     30 days     US$ 40 or equivalent to other accepted currency
Multiple entry     90 days     US$ 100 or equivalent to other accepted currency

Visa in Advance: 11 countries citizens are requested to obtain visa in advance because of different reasons. You must obtain visa in advance from the Nepalese Mission Abroad or Embassy of Nepal. Some of the countries citizens who have to take visa in advance are:
  • Afghanistan
  • Cameroon
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Iraq
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Somalia
  • Swaziland
  • Zimbabwe
Visa On Arrival: Except the above mentioned 11 countries, other country's citizens can get visa on arrival in Nepal. Currently, Citizens of these countries can obtain visa at the Nepal Immigration office on 8 different places.
  1. Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
  2. Kodari, Sindhupalchwok
  3. Kakarbhitta, Jhapa
  4. Birgunj, Parsa
  5. Belhia, Bhairhawa
  6. Nepalgunj, Banke
  7. Mohana, Kailali and
  8. Gaddachouki, Kanchanpur
Recently, Nepal government has decided to provide Visa on Arrival to some of the citizens of above mentioned 11 countries if they meet any of the following criteria:
  • Diplomatic and Official Passport holder with official invitation letter validating visit to Nepal.
  • Dependent and relatives of those working in Nepal having status of diplomatic and official visa. The relationship should be verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Nepal.

Click here to get your Visa to Nepal (Online)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Why choose Nepal your holiday destination?

Nepal, itself another wonder of the world is a beautiful country with varieties of landscapes, culture and tradition. It is a landlocked country located in south Asia bordered to the east,west and south with India and to the north with China. Starting from the country's lowest point 59 m from the sea level to the world's highest point Mount Everest, Nepal has the world's 8 highest peaks among the 10 highest peaks of the world and more than 240 peaks over 20,000 ft. With an area of 147,181 square kilometers, It is the world's 93rd largest country.

Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha and Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most religious temple of Hindu are the holiest places in Nepal. Kathmandu, the capital city is also known as the City of Temples with 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pokhara, one of the most beautiful city of Nepal is the main attraction to Tourists both foreign and locals.
Royal Thai Temple, Lumbini, Nepal

Some of the most beautiful places you shouldn't miss in Nepal includes, Rara National Park with the largest lake of Nepal namely Rara Lake, Khumbu Region, Shey Poksundo National Park, Khaptad National Park, Annapurna Base Camp, Gokyo Valley, Upper Mustang, Tilicho Lake, Langtang Valley, Manang Valley, Namche Bazaar, Chitwan National Park and many more. These places are heaven on Earth. Pictures reveal more than text, so here are some of them.
Upper Mustang

Langtang Valley

Nepal is the best place for tourist to spend holidays and explore the true beauty of Nature. As the country depends on tourism sector and it is being developed as a tourist hub, there are many things you could do here for entertainment and adventures. Some of the popular adventures to do in Nepal are Trekking Mountain Base Camps, Rock Climbing, Rafting from high altitudes in  fast flowing rivers, Village and Forest Safari, Bicycle Riding on Hills, Bungee Jump, Mountain Flight, Hang Gliding, a day Hiking, Hot Air Ballooning, Paragliding, explore about Nepali cultures, religions & people and the list goes on. One of the most interesting fact about doing something for entertainment and adventures in Nepal is you can make your own list of things to do excluding these recognized adventures.
Bungee Jump Nepal (The Last resort)
I wish you the best adventure in Nepal if you wish to visit my heavenly country. Get your Visa for Nepal and more information here. For places and hotels to stay in Nepal, I will soon come up with more articles. Stay tuned. Namaste! Jay Nepal!