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Nepal Visa Information

You'll need a visa to enter Nepal. You can obtain a visa at the Nepal embassy or consulate in your home country or you can get one on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International airport or at any road border.

Visa & Monument fee Entry 

Check for entry fees to Heritage Sites, museums & other places to include in your city tour.

Entry fees must be paid to enter Heritage Sites, museums etc. at the entry point. Positive discriminatory entry fees are applicable to most of the sightseeing spots, i.e. different fees to Nepali (visitors and students), SAARC and Third-Country (other than SAARC) visitors.

Please refer to the table below for details about payment. Please note that the information below is as per the information provided by the concerned departments. Any difference or discrepancy can be reported at info@ntb.org.np. Updates will be made after verification from official sources.

Entry Fees for Sites in Kathmandu Valley
Site Foreign Nationals SAARC Nationals Chinese Nepalese Contact Number Remarks
Kathmandu Durbar Square including Tribhuvan Museum NPR 1000 NPR 150 NPR 1000 Free 01-4268969
Below 10 years free
National Museum, Chauni, Kathmandu NPR 150 (NPR 100 for camera, NPR 200 for video camera) NPR 50 (NPR 75 for camera, NPR 150 for video camera) NPR 150 (NPR 100 for camera, NPR 200 for video camera) Students:NPR10; Others: NPR 25 (NPR 50 for camera and NPR100 for video camera) 01-4271504
Closed on Tuesdays and Public Holidays. Open for half day on Mondays from (10:30 am to 2 pm)
Patan Durbar Square including Patan Museum NPR 1,000 NPR 250 NPR 1,000 Students with letter from school : NPR 10; Student Card Discoount: NPR20; Others: NPR30   Entry fees for Nepalese are applicable only for Patan Museum
Patan Golden Temple NPR 50 NPR 20 NPR 50 Free 01-5534595
Closed on Buddha Jayanti
Bhaktapur Durbar Square US$ 15 or NPR 1,500 NPR 500 NPR 500 Free 01-6612249 Below 10 years free. For groups from 11-20, one tour leader can enter free.
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur NPR 150 (NPR 100 for camera, NPR 200 for video camera) NPR 50 (NPR 50 for camera, NPR 150 for video camera) NPR 150 (NPR 100 for camera, NPR 200 for video camera) Students: NPR10; Others: NPR25 (NPR 50 for camera, NPR 100 for video camera) 01-6610004 Closed on Tuesdays. The fee includes wood carving and brass and bronze museum in Dattrareya Square.
Swayambhu Stupa NPR 200 NPR 50 NPR 200 Free 01-4281889
Below 10 years free.
Bauddha Stupa NPR 400 NPR 100 NPR 400 Free 01-4489257 Below 10 years free.
Pashupatinath Temple NPR 1,000 per day per entry NPR 1,000. Free for Indian Nationals NPR 1,000 Free 01-4462767
Tourists can view the temple from the back premises.
Changunarayan Temple NPR 300 NPR 100 NPR 300 Free 01-5090958  
Ethnographic Museum, NTB, Bhrikutimandap NPR 200 NPR 100 NPR 100 Students: NPR 15; Others: NPR 30 01-4256909
Extension no. 172
Garden of Dreams, Katmandu NPR 200 NPR 200 NPR 200 NPR 100 01-4425340
Below 5 years free. NPR 50 fro 5-11 years. 25% discount for a group of 10 pax.
Godawari Park NPR 200 (NPR 150 for children below 10 years) NPR 57 (NPR 23 for children below 10 years) NPR 100 (NPR 50 for children below 10 years) NPR 34 (NPR 12 for children below 10 years) 01-5174246 Student 50% discount.
Central Zoo NPR 250 (NPR150 for children 4-12 years ) NPR 250 (NPR 150 for children 4-12 years ) NPR 250 (NPR 150 for children 4-12 years ) NPR 50 (NPR 25 for children 4-12 years)   Nepali Students: NPR 30;
Entry Fees for Sites in Lumbini
Site Foreign Nationals SAARC Nationals Chinese Nepalese Contact Number Remarks
Lumbini NPR 200 NPR 100 NPR 200 Free 071-580189
NPR 16 for Indians.
Lumbini Museum NPR 50 NPR 50 NPR 50 NPR 10 01-580318 Closed on Tuesdays
Kapilvastu Museum NPR 10 NPR 5 NPR 10 NPR 2   Closed on Tuesdays
Entry Fees for Sites in Chitwan
Site Foreign Nationals SAARC Nationals Chinese Nepalese Contact Number Remarks
Chitwan National Park NPR 1,500 per day per entry +13% VAT NPR 750 per day per entry+13% VAT NPR 1,500 per day per entry+13% VAT NPR 100+13% VAT 056-621069 Elephant ride fare - Foreigner: NPR 2,500; SAARC: NPR 1,500; Nepali NPR 500
Chitwan Elephant Breeding Camp NPR 50 NPR 25 NPR 50 NPR 10 056-580154  
Tharu Cultural Museum, Chitwan NPR 25 NPR 15 NPR 25 NPR 10 056-580121 Below 10 years free.

Visa information

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

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 ‘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.

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

3rd Step

Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport
Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.
Visa Extension Fee

Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.
Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

Children below 10 years except US citizens
Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year. Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.
Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
Chinese Nationals
Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement

Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).