How to Get Nepal Visa for Tourist?

Immigration Offices, under Department of Immigration have been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. ‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours.

If you have obtained visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’.  They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ‘ Tourist Visa’ to get into the country.  However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from Department of Immigration by producing required documents.

Nationals of following countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.

  1. Nigeria
  2. Ghana
  3. Zimbabwe
  4. Swaziland
  5. Cameroon
  6. Somalia
  7. Liberia
  8. Ethiopia
  9. Iraq
  10. Palestine
  11. Afghanistan
  12. Syria
  13. Refugees with travel document

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA)  if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.

  • 1st  Step
    • Fill in ‘ Arrival Card ‘
    • Fill in Online  https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/ ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up  prior to your arrival  visiting our official website  Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport).  If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after.  If so, you will have to fill it up again.
  • 2nd  Step
    • Make payment  at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days)
    • Get the receipt

While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

When is the best time to Visit Nepal?

The best time to visit Nepal depends on the type of activities you plan to undertake and the regions you want to explore. Generally, Nepal experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer (monsoon), autumn, and winter. Each season has its own advantages and considerations.

  1. Autumn (September to November):
    • Best for Trekking and Mountaineering: This is the most popular and considered the best time to visit Nepal. The weather is clear and dry, offering excellent visibility for trekking and climbing. The skies are usually clear, and temperatures are moderate.
  2. Spring (March to May):
    • Second Best for Trekking: Spring is another favorable time for trekking and mountaineering. The weather is warm, and the landscapes are vibrant with blooming flowers. Rhododendrons, in particular, add color to the hills.
  3. Winter (December to February):
    • Best for Low-altitude Treks and Sightseeing: While higher-altitude trekking can be challenging due to cold temperatures and snow, winter is an excellent time for low-altitude treks and sightseeing. The skies are clear, and the air is crisp.
  4. Summer (June to August):
    • Monsoon Season: The summer months are characterized by the monsoon season, bringing heavy rainfall. Trekking in many regions can be challenging due to muddy trails and landslides. However, areas like Upper Mustang and Dolpo, which are in the rain shadow, can still be accessible.

Key Considerations:

  • Trekking in the Himalayas: Autumn and spring are the prime trekking seasons, with favorable weather conditions and clear views of the mountains.
  • Cultural Festivals: Consider visiting during major festivals like Dashain and Tihar (usually in October/November) to experience Nepal’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Wildlife Safari: For wildlife enthusiasts, visiting national parks like Chitwan and Bardia is ideal during the dry seasons (autumn and winter) when the grass is shorter, making it easier to spot animals.
  • Avoiding Monsoon for Trekking: If you plan to trek, it’s generally advisable to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to difficult trail conditions and limited visibility.


The best time to visit Nepal depends on your preferences, activities, and the specific regions you want to explore. Whether you’re interested in trekking, cultural experiences, or wildlife safaris, choosing the right season will enhance your overall travel experience.

Where you can visit in Nepal for touring and Trekking?

Nepal is a diverse country with a wide range of tour destinations that cater to various interests, including cultural, natural, and adventure attractions. Here are some popular tour destinations in Nepal:

  1. Kathmandu Valley:
    • Highlights: Kathmandu, the capital city, is rich in cultural and historical sites. Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple are must-visit attractions.
  2. Pokhara:
    • Highlights: Nestled beside Phewa Lake with a backdrop of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountain ranges, Pokhara offers stunning scenery. Popular activities include boating on the lake, visiting caves, and trekking in the nearby Annapurna region.
  3. Lumbini:
    • Highlights: Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the sacred garden, Maya Devi Temple, and various monasteries in this pilgrimage site.
  4. Chitwan National Park:
    • Highlights: Famous for its wildlife, Chitwan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can enjoy jungle safaris, spot rare animals like one-horned rhinoceros and Bengal tigers, and experience the local Tharu culture.
  5. Annapurna Region:
    • Highlights: A trekker’s paradise, the Annapurna region offers a variety of trekking options, including the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp treks. The region provides breathtaking mountain views, diverse landscapes, and encounters with local communities.
  6. Everest Region:
    • Highlights: Home to the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, the Everest region is famous for trekking and mountaineering. The Everest Base Camp trek and Gokyo Lakes trek are popular routes. The region also offers opportunities to experience Sherpa culture.
  7. Langtang Valley:
    • Highlights: Known for its beautiful landscapes and Tamang culture, Langtang Valley is a less crowded trekking destination. The Langtang National Park provides glimpses of snow-capped peaks and diverse flora and fauna.
  8. Bhaktapur:
    • Highlights: Another ancient city in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, pottery square, and traditional Newari culture.
  9. Nagarkot:
    • Highlights: A hill station near Kathmandu, Nagarkot offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest. It’s a popular destination for sunrise and sunset views.
  10. Dhulikhel:
    • Highlights: Located southeast of Kathmandu, Dhulikhel provides stunning views of the Himalayas. The town has a historic charm and is a great place for cultural exploration.

These destinations cater to a variety of interests, from adventure seekers and trekkers to those interested in cultural and spiritual experiences. When planning a trip to Nepal, consider your interests and the activities you want to pursue to choose the most suitable destinations.