General Information About Nepal
Visa Information About Nepal
Foreign nationals, except Indians, need a visa for visiting Nepal. The Nepalese Embassy or Consulate provides you a visa. You can also get the visa at Nepal airport upon arrival.
A. Tourist Visa in Nepal
Visa Facility, Duration and Fee:
- Multiple Entries: 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
- Multiple Entries: 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
- Multiple Entries: 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
B. Tourist Visa Extension
- Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US $ 30 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 2 per day.
- Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January December).
C. Free Visa
- Free visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries.
- Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal. As per national immigration, Indian nationals traveling to Nepal must posses any one of the following documents.
II. Driving license with photo
III. Photo identity car issued by a Government agency
IV. Ration card with Photo
V. Election Commission card with photo
VI. Identity card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
VII. Identity card with photo issued by Sub Dividional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank.
However, nationals of the following countries will not entry visa on arrival Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameron, Somalia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Plestine, Afghanistan. The above mentioned nationals require obtaining a visa prior to their visit.
D. Transit Visa
Transit visa for one day can be obtained from Nepal’s immigration offices at the entry points upon the production of departure flight ticket via Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, by paying US $ 5 or equivalent convertible currency.
Note: A valid passport and one passport size photo with a light background require obtaining a Nepal visa. Immigration has not specified the size of the passport size photo.
Nepal immigration in Kathmandu
Te: +977-14433934/ 4429660/ 44388862/ 4438868
Climate in Nepal
Climate in Nepal is suitable to all foreigners from around the globe. Travellers make their choice of journey in Nepal in accordance to the weather.
Please check the weather report here http://www.wunderground.com/global/NP.html
Forex and Trading – Information about Nepal
Day to day foreign currency exchange rates are published in local English daily newspapers such as The Rising Nepal and The Kathmandu Post. Nepalese Rupees are found in denominations of 1000, 500, 250, 100, 50, 25, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are found in denominations of 10, 25 and 50 paisa. One rupee equals 100 paisa.
Today’s Foreign Exchange Rates of Nepali Currency. All Exchange Rates are fixed by Nepal Rastra Bank.
Meals in Nepal
The food of Nepal is as diverse as the country itself. The Nepalese recipes are quick to cook and good to eat. Nepalese food is famous for its nutrition level and tempting taste.
Whilst Nepalese cuisine is somewhat basic, it certainly does not lack in flavor, making extensive use of spices and flavorings such as ginger, garlic, coriander, pepper, cumin, chilies, cilantro, mustard oil, ghee and occasionally yak butter. Come let us savour some of the famous dishes of Nepal.
Eating Habits – Information about Nepal
In most part of country, especially rice-growing areas, Dal Bhat (pulses and rice) is the staple food of Nepalese, that is eaten twice a day.
Snacks such as bread, chura (beaten rice), roti (flat bread), curried vegetables, milked tea and other snacks are also generally eaten in between the two big meals.
Famous Nepalese Cuisine
Equally popular among Nepali people and foreign tourists, Gundrook-Dheedo is a sugar-free dish made of wheat, maize and dried green vegetable. The food is high on nutrition level and satisfies the taste buds as well.
Aloo Tama (Alu Tama) simply means ‘Potato Bamboo Shoots’. It is a unique and classic Nepali curry flavor dish.
It is unique in the sense that it is unlike any other Indian or South Asian curry since they rarely use bamboo shoots. Similarly, unlike other East Asian cuisine such as Chinese that uses Bamboo shoots but do not use curry spices.
Vegetable Pulao (Fried Nepali Rice)
Vegetable Pulao is one of the popular ways rice is served during the parties and events in the Nepalese household. It has flavor of turmeric and cumin to it. The rice is particularly famous among tourists who prefer eating it with curd and Manchurian.
Masu is spiced or curried meat (usually chicken, mutton, buffalo or pork) with gravy. Served with rice, it is a main course dish, very popular in Nepal.
Vegetable Thukpa (Egg Noodles)
This is a seasonal dish. Tibetan Vegetable Thukpa is one of the main food. During Tibetan new year celebration ‘Losar’the dish is a part of celebration and tradition for the Nepalese.
Regarded as Newari pizza, Chatamari is a flat bread made from rice flour with or without toppings (meat, vegetables, eggs, sugar). It is highly savoured by the tourists who consider it as a good and healthy substitute to pizza.
A special Limbu culture drink, Tongba is homemade wine. Fermented millet seeds are put in a wooden or plastic mug which is filled with hot water. One sips through a bamboo straw as more hot water is added which makes Tongba go down easily with greater impact and taste. Many consume this drink during winter season, and is also a favorite drink among the tourists.
Rakshi is a millet-based distilled alcoholic drink It is traditionally an important requirement at a lot of religious rituals and social events, perhaps because it is not only an alcoholic drink but also because of its antiseptic qualities. It is a strong drink, and is often brewed at home.
Apart from its traditional food the country offers a wide range of Chinese and Japanese fast foods like momos and macaroni. There are many food outlets in the city which provide the traveler with excellent cooking. The food in Nepal is delicious and is available at a very reasonable price to the tourist so that they could fully enjoy the mouth watering traditional recipes of the region.