to Get There
You can fly directly
to Kathmandu from London, 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!
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.
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 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.
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 proceed through
the Green Channel for quick clearance without
a baggage check. If you are carrying dutiable
articles, you have to pass through the Red Channel
for detailed customs clearance.
Apart from used personal belongings, visitors
are 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
It is illegal to export objects over 100 years
old (sacred images, paintings, manuscripts) that
are valued for culture and religious reasons.
Visitors are 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.
Effective form January 14,2005 ,the
tourists would be levied NRS. 565(including VAT)
at the departure terminal along with the Passenger
Service Charge (airport tax)
Note:The new Airport Tax is equally
applicable to Nepalese as well as non-Nepalese
citizens flying from Nepal.
Travelling by road
All visitors entering Nepal by land
must use no other entry points other than:
- Belhiya, Bhairahawa
- Mahendra Nagar
The overland tourists entering
the Kingdom with their vehicles must possess an