Any international tourist must obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa to enter and travel in Nepal. They can apply a prior visa in an Embassy or Consulate abroad, or get the Arrival Visa at any entry points of Nepal or submit in Consulate General of Nepal in Lhasa or from overland Immigration Offices located at the entry and exit points between Nepal and China.
For foreign travelers who want a holiday in Nepal, there are 3 kinds of Nepal Tourist Visa to apply according to different tour durations and purposes, including 15 days Multiple Entry Visa, 1 month Multiple Entry Visa and 3 months Multiple Entry Visa.
Multiple Entry Visa - Convenient for Nepal Tibet Tour
Nepal changed the former Single Entry Visa into Multiple Entry Visa years ago for tourism convenience. Currently travelers who apply Tourist Visa ahead in home country or get the Nepal Visa on arrival in airport, even from Border Immigration office between China and Nepal benefit all the multiple entries approval.
If you are planning a Nepal tour connected to Tibet, Bhutan or India, a multiple-entry visa will permit you multiple trips into Nepal for a year, which each stay valid for 60 days, up to a total of 150 days in any calendar year.
If you are applying for the first time in the current year, the following fee will be charged:
15 days multiple entry: about 2,600 Rupees(25USD)
30 days multiple entry: about 4,100 Rupees(40USD)
90 days multiple entry: about 10,000 Rupees(100USD)
Visa on Arrival - Entry from Airport/Land Border Ports
Except a few countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria and Refugees with travel document) are restricted to prior visa before visiting Nepal, tourists from any other nations are qualified for Arrival Visa of Nepal once landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Visitors just need to fill in Arrival Card, Tourist Visa Entry Application, pay the demanded visa fee at the desk and submit all documents with the passport in counter of the Immigration Office in Tribhuvan Airport, soon a multiple tourist visa for 15 days, 1 month or 3 month will be permitted to you. Since No Visa Fee is charged from Chinese Nationals for Tourist visa, prior visa or on-arrival visa at authorized entry points including the International Airport in Kathmandu, Chinese Citizens only need to fill in above forms.
The simple procedure of Arrival Visa offers great convenience, but you may queue up for a long time in peak seasons. A prior visa is always recommended to avoid waste of time and any unforeseen problem.
Transit Visa - Short Term Visit in Nepal
Foreign passengers on their way to any third country can obtain a Transit Visa to have a transit in Nepal and spend overnight (24 hours) with confirmed air tickets to next destination. Or international visitors landing in Nepal for emergency or any untoward circumstance like forced landing can also apply a short term transit visa if they have to leave the airport and visit Nepal. With online filled Visa Application and visa fee (5 USD only), transit visa applicants will get issued at the airport after arriving.