A visa is required of US citizens who intend to travel to Nepal. A visa may be obtained prior to travel. However, visitors may purchase 15-day multiple entry visas (for $25), 1-month multiple entry visas ($40) or 3-month multiple entry visas ($100) upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu and at land border points of entry at Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal); Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal); Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border); Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal); Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal); Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal); and Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal).
All foreigners may stay in Nepal for a total of 150 cumulative days within a visa year. US citizens who intend to extend their stay in Nepal are advised to apply for extensions at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or the Immigration Office in Pokhara well before the expiration date of their visas.
An airport tax is currently levied at approximately $17 for those traveling to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. For all other international destinations, an airport tax of approximately $21 is charged. These are subject to fluctuation depending upon exchange rates and are usually collected directly by the airlines or travel agents.
Information on visas, entry and exit requirements can be obtained from:
Embassy of Nepal
2131 Leroy Place NW
Telephone: (202) 667-4550
Consulate General New York
Telephone: (212) 370-3988
Nepal’s Department of Immigration