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Nepal / Visa / Culture

Officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is located in South Asia between India in the south, east and west and China in the north as landlocked country. Total land areas including water areas of the country is 147,181 sq.km. The highest point of the country is Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha in Nepali) 8,848m while the lowest point is Kechana Kalan (60m) in Jhapa in Terai plains. Nepal’s ecological zone east to west is about 800 km along Himalayan axis, north to south is about 150-250 km is vertical intersected by the river systems.


Nepali Culture


Nepalis people greet each other joining two hands' fingers bowing thier head and saying NAMASTE is the greeting that will be reciprocated throught your trek. 



  • Mostly Nepalis people use their right hand to eat as well as to pass objects so don't use left hand to eat and to pass objects.


  • Don't take a sip of bottle and cup with touching your lips and pass they don't accept. 


  • Don't offer food after you have taken a bit or eat off someone's plate. 



Nepalis are fairly conservative in their dress. It is important to dress appropriately while visiting the sacred places such as temples, monasteries, for men shirt and long trousers and for women shoulders and legs should be covered.

  • It is taboo to touch an adult's head as it is considered as the most sacred part of the body. 
  • Don't point out feet at anyone.


Nepali VISA can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Goddhachowki on the Nepal-India Border and Kodari on the Nepal-China Border.

A valid passport and one passport-size photo with a light background.
VISA can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency:
US dollar, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar, Hong Kong dollar, Singapore dollar, Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling and Japanese Yen.

Multiple Entry (15 days) US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency.
Multiple Entry (30 days) US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency.
Multiple Entry (90 days) US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency.

For further visa information for Nepal, please contact: Department of Immigration Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

Tel: 00977-1-4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868 / 4433934
Email: mail@nepalimmigration.gov.np
Website: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np