How to get there (Nepal)?


Entering and leaving Nepal also involves various means of transportation and visa procedures. Visitors can also arrive and depart by air, land, or water routes. Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu being the primary entry point for international travelers. Additionally, land border crossings from neighboring countries like India and China are common entry points.

Travelers must obtain the appropriate visa to enter Nepal, which can typically be obtained upon arrival at the airport or land borders. The visa requirements also vary depending on the traveler’s nationality and the purpose of their visit. Tourist visas are commonly issued for short-term stays, while other types of visas, such as business visas or student visas, may be required for specific purposes. Visa fees also vary based on the duration and type of visa requested.

Upon departure, travelers must also ensure compliance with exit requirements, including any necessary documentation or permits. Departure procedures at airports or land border checkpoints typically involve immigration and customs clearance. It’s also essential for travelers to familiarize themselves with the specific entry and exit requirements for their chosen means of transportation and obtain the appropriate visas to facilitate a smooth and hassle-free travel experience to and from Nepal.

Traveling by Air:

You can also fly directly to Kathmandu from London, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna, Amsterdam, Doha, Dubai, Dhaka, Karachi, Munich, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Paro, Lhasa, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Patna, Calcutta and Varanasi. Charter flights can also be arranged for large movements. All flights feature business class and amenities of international standards.

Many a time, the Captain offers a guided sightseeing of the Himalaya for no extra charge! Royal Nepal Airlines, Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, Indian Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Biman Bangladesh, Gulf Air, Indian Airlines, Air Sahara , Jet Airways, Austrian Air, Martinair, Air China, Druk Air fly to Nepal regularly. Airfares fluctuate with the changes in exchange rates and are to be paid in foreign currency by foreign nationals. Only Nepalese and Indian nationals are permitted to pay in rupees for air passage between Nepal and India. Departure flight tickets should also be reconfirmed three days in advance to avoid inconveniences by possible flight cancellation or changes in the flight schedule. Overweight luggage charges are levied in foreign exchange.

Custom and Airport Tax:

Custom and airport tax are fees levied on goods and passengers crossing international borders. Customs duties are imposed on imported goods by a country’s government, typically based on the value or quantity of the items being brought in. These duties serve various purposes, including protecting domestic industries, generating revenue, and regulating trade. Airport taxes, also known as departure taxes or passenger service charges, are fees imposed on travelers departing from an airport. These charges contribute to airport maintenance, infrastructure development, and operational costs. Both customs and airport taxes play crucial roles in regulating international trade and air travel while generating revenue for governments and airport authorities.


All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the port of entry. Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable goods can also proceed through the Green Channel for quick clearance without a baggage check. If you are carrying dutiable articles, you also have to pass through the Red Channel for detailed customs clearance.


Apart from used personal belongings, visitors are also allowed to bring to Nepal free of duty cigarette (200) or cigars (50), distilled liquor (one 1.15 liter bottle), and film (15 rolls). You can also bring in the following articles free of duty on condition that you take them out with you when you leave: binoculars, movie or video camera, still camera, laptop computer, and portable music system.


It is also illegal to export objects over 100 years old (sacred images, paintings, manuscripts) that are valued for culture and religious reasons. Visitors are also advised not to purchase such items as they are Nepal’s cultural heritage and belong here. The Department of Archaeology (tel: 4213701, 4213702) at Ramshah Path near Singha Durbar has to certify all metal statues, sacred paintings and similar objects before they are allowed to be sent or carried out of the country. Handicraft dealers and travel agents are able to assist you in this process. For more information on customs matters, contact the Chief Customs Administrator, TIA Customs Office; tel: 4470110, 4472266.

Traveling by Road:

All visitors entering Nepal by land must use no other entry points other than

  • Kakarbhitta
  • Birgunj
  • Belhiya, Bhairahawa
  • Nepalgunj
  • Dhangadi and
  • Mahendra Nagar in the Nepal-India border and
  • Kodari in the Nepal-China border.

The overland tourists entering the Kingdom with their vehicles must possess an international carnet.