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Getting To/From Nepal

A valid passport is required for all tourists except Indian nationals to travel to Nepal. ... Indians need to carry either a passport or the election card. Visa fees: You will get your Nepal visa at Kathmandu airport or any other surface entry points upon arrival and the fees are as follows.


Nepalese Visa Information

On Arrival Tourist Visa Fee for Nepal
Fill in 'Arrival Card', online tourist visa form, make the following payment, get a receipt. Passport size photo with passport copy requires for the visa, renew, trekking permit, TIMS card, mobile SIM.
1. Multiple entries for 15 days - 30 US dollars.
2. Multiple entries for 30 days - 50 US dollars.
3. Multiple entries for 90 days - 125 US dollars.
Free Tourist Visa to SAARC nationality except for Afghanistan :
Tourists of SAARC countries, Chinese, NRN, Officials can get 30 days free visa.
1. Bangladesh 2. Bhutan 3. Pakistan 4. Sri Lanka 5. Maldives
6. Indian Nationals do not necessary Nepal visa, however, an identity card, passport, driving license, ration card, election commission card issued by the government agency, Embassy of India and sub-divisional magistrate are required.
7. Non-Residentials Nepalese (NRN) cardholder issued by MoFA/Nepalese Diplomatic Missions Abroad.
8. Chinese Nationals.
9. Officials from Russia, China, Thailand, and Brazil do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreements.
10. Children below 10 years except for US citizens.
Visa extension :
A. Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
B. In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.
Types of Visa
1. Diplomatic visa 2. Official visa 3. Tourist 4. Study 5. Non-tourist visa (working/press/relationship/marriage) 6. Business visas 7. Non-residential Nepali visa 8. Residential visa, 9. Transit visa.
Prohibition to visa on arrival :
Foreign nationals (except officials and diplomatic passport holders) of the following 12 countries requested to obtain a Tourist visa from Nepali Embassies and Consulates prior departure to Nepal.
1. Nigeria 2. Ghana 3. Zimbabwe 4. Swaziland 5. Cameroon 6. Somalia 7. Liberia 8. Ethiopia 9. Iraq 10. Palestine 11. Afghanistan 12. Syria 13. Refugees with a travel document.


Festival

Everyone saying about Nepal is the beautiful garden of all kind of flowers and open museum. We have many cases, culture, and religions. So, Nepal is rich in cultural diversity. People live in the Himalayas, Hilly and the Tarai regions from east to west. They celebrate many different festivals. Festivals in Nepal begin with something religious and moves with blessing spirit into a pleasant family. Nepalese religion has been influenced and has always been the core of Nepali culture. Some of the major festivals of Nepal are Dashain, Tihar, Maghe Sankranti, Lhosar, Maha Shivaratri, Fagu Poornima (Holi), Buddha Jayanti and Teej.

Dashain Festival is known as the most important festival among the Hindu people in Nepal. It is celebrated in the month of October and November. During this festival, they worship Durga and take Tika as a holy Prasad. During the Dashain festival, all the relatives get together and take the blessing from senior-citizens. It is also known as a festival of the joyful moment with lots of happiness. Well in this festival children have more craze to buy new clothes, visits the relative's houses, kite flying, and village swings are the highlights of Dashain.

Tihar Festival is the second main festival of Nepal. It is held in the month of November. It is the festival of lights, colorful decorations, fancy sweets, and juicy fruits. Tihar is the festivals of 5 days, whereas first and second day is the day of bird crow and dog puja, third and fourth day is Goddess Laxmi and Govardhan puja. And the fifth day is known as Bhai-tika, where we exchange the tika between brothers and sisters. So, is also known as Bhai Tika in Nepal. In the day of Bhai Tika sisters and brothers get together and accept tika from each other. This day is called brother’s day. Brother and sister honor each other on this day, and every sister is praying for a long and prosperous life for her brothers to the god and goddess.

Maghe Sankranti Festival is the festival which in the month of Magh (January and February) the sun enters the southern hemisphere, and the days begin to grow longer and warmer. Lord Vishnu god is thanked for his efforts. Hindus people take an early morning bath in Holy River wherever they are, visit the temple of god Vishnu, and present flowers, incense, and food to him. They read the Bhagwad-Gita, it is also known as the song of the Gods.
Lhosar Festival Nepal is a small country but there is a lot of different community of peoples are used to leave together in fact, they are celebrating their own festival on their own costumes. Similarly, the festival of Tamang, Magar, Gurung and other Himalayan communities of Nepal. It is celebrated on the month of December, February, and March. There are three types of Lhosar festival Tamu Lhosar, Soman Lhosar and Galpo Lhosar. As part of the festivities, Buddhist community’s people hold prayer meetings at monastery and stupas, which are specially decorated for the Lhosar events. People decorated homes with beautiful colors, relatives and friends exchange greeting from each other. Lhosar is a festival of occasion for people to come together for singing and dancing, dressing up for many days. Cultural performances are also held during the Lhosar festival.
Maha Shivaratri Festival is one of the most important festivals of the Hindus religion, which is held in the month of March. Maha Shivaratri is the great birth-Day of Shiva. On the day, early in the morning, Shiva temples are flocked by devotees. Shiva devotees observe fast throughout the day and night. On this day, they perform various rituals by doing Rudra Abhishek and milk over the Shiva statue.

Fagu Poornima (Holi) Festival The festival of the colorful moment. It is celebrated in the month of March. It celebrates the death of the devil Holika. The reincarnation of Kali Kill the Devil HOLIKA and people are happy with it. During the festival especially, the children share the handful of colored powder at each other and make it the pleasure. In Terai region, they celebrate it the next day when people of Kathmandu valley celebrate it. During the day children’s are more excited to play with their family, friends and senior citizens as well.

Buddha Jayanti Festival is a special occasion for both Hindu and Buddhists. They celebrate as the date of Birth of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. His birthplace is in Lumbini, Kapilvasthu district of Nepal. Which is in the Terai region of Nepal. All the Buddhists, as well as pilgrims for abroad, honor the Buddha was born on this day, most particularly at the great stupas. Activity at the main Buddhist stupas are shrines begins at Swayambhunath, Lumbini, Nomobouddha and Boudhanath are some famous sites to worship during the day of Buddha Jayanti in Nepal.

Teej Festival is the Hindu festival of Nepalese womanhood. It is held in the month of August/September. Dancing, singing flock song, and Everywomen are wairing sari of red color which dominates the day of the TEEJ festival in Nepal. The day recalls the heavenly occasion when Parvati, daughter of the Himalaya, won the hand of Lord Shiva after long meditation and fasting. On the first day of Teej her mother sends her gift, food and sarees to their daughter’s houses, and groups of woman’s gather together to feast. Similarly, Every woman worships with Shiva (goad) to make happy and productive long life for the husbands.

Similarly, these are the common festival of Nepal which celebrates in Nepalese society. During the festival time, all the Nepalese people share their beautiful moment with their entire family members and relatives with lots of fun and happiness.


Trekking Permit

To get trekking permit an application form with other relevant documents should be submitted through any registered trekking agency of Nepal.
Trekking permit fee must be paid in US Dollar: Not with standing anything written in above./strong>
1. The travellers who want to go trekking. if go trekking company through, you have to pay forTIMS (Trekking information system) 10 us dollar per person or company will manage or if you want to go trekking as individual you have to pay 20 us dollar per person tourism board office,
2. The Department of Immigration issues permit for foreign tourists who intend to trek in controlled areas of Nepal.
A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas mentioned below. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.
The areas and required fees are as follows:

S.No. Regions/VDGs Permit Fess
1   Upper Mustang (Province No. 4)
 a. Lomanthang Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
 b. Lo-Ghekar Damodarkunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
 c. Baragung Muktichetra Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 3 and Satang Village of ward no.5)
USD 500 per person (for the first 10 days)
USD 50 per person /Day ( beyond 10 days)
2   Upper Dolpa (Province No. 6)
 a. Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4 to 6)
 b. Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 7)
 c. Charka Tangsong Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6)
USD 500 per person (for the first 10 days)
USD 50 per person /Day ( beyond 10 days)
3   Gorkha Manaslu Area (Province No. 4)
 a. Chumnubri Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 1,2,3 and 4)
September – November
USD 100 per person / week
USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
December – August
USD 75 per person / week
USD 10 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
4   Humla (Province No. 6)
 a. Simikot Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 1,6 and 7)
 b. Namkha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6)
 c. Changkheli Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 3 to 5)
USD 50 per person / week
USD 10 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
5   Taplejung (Province No. 1)
 a. Phantanglung Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 6 and 7)
 b. Mikwakhola Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 5)
 c. Sirijunga Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 8)
USD 20 per person/ week (for the first 4 weeks)
USD 25 per person /week ( beyond 4 weeks)
6   Lower Dolpa Area (Province No. 6)
 a. Thulibheri municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 11)
 b. Tripurasundari municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 11)
 c. Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 3)
 d. Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 8 and 9)
 e. Jagdulla Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6)
 f. Mudkechula Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 9)
 g. Kaike Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 7)
USD 20 per person/ week
USD 5 per person /week ( beyond 1 week)
7   Dolakha (Province No. 3)
 a. Gaurishankhar Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 9)
 b. Bighu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1)
USD 20 per person/ week
8   Gorkha Tsum Valley Area (Province No. 4)
  Sirdibas-Lokpa-Chumling-Chekampar-Nile-Chule
 a. Chumnubri Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 3,6 and 7)
September – November
USD 40 per person / week
USD 7 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
December – August
USD 30 per person / week
USD 7 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
9   Sankhuwasabha (Province 1)
 a. Bhotkhola Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
 b. Makalu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4)
USD 20 per person/ week (for the first 4 weeks)
USD 25 per person /week ( beyond 4 weeks)
10   Solukhumbu (Province No. 1)
 a. Khumbu Pasang Lahmu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 5)
USD 20 per person/ week (for the first 4 weeks)
USD 25 per person /week ( beyond 4 weeks)
11   Rasuwa (Province No. 3)
 a. Gosaikunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 and some area of ward no. 2)
USD 20 per person /week
12   Manang (Province No. 4)
 a. Narpa Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
 b. Nasho Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 6 and 7)
September – November
USD 100 per person / week
USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
December – August
USD 75 per person / week
USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
13   Bajhang (Province No. 7)
 a. Saipal Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
USD 90 per person / week for the first week
USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
14   Mugu (Province No. 6)
 a. Mugumakarmarong Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 9)
USD 100 per person / week
USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
15   Darchula (Province No. 7)
 a. Vyas Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1)
USD 90 per person / week
USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

Note: 
1. To get trekking permit an application form with other relevant documents should be submitted through any registered trekking agency of Nepal.
2. Trekking permit fee must be paid in US Dollar: Not with standing anything written in above.Note: 


When To Visit Nepal

Youcan trekin Nepal throughout the year depending on the region. Nepal has tremendous variation in climates due to the vast differences in altitude. The low land plain are sub tropical (600-1200m), the midland hills are warm temperate (1200-2100m) and cool temperate( 2100-3300m) and the high mountains are Alpine (3300-5000m) and Tundra (5000-8848m). Mid of September to mid of December is considered the best time to trek in Nepal.
Autumn Season (September-November) < Best Season >
Autumn is considered the best season to trek in Nepal. You can experience better visibility of tantalizing mountains, green hills and excellent weather. Weather is generally clear with mild to warm days and cold nights. The possibilities of natural disasters diminish, making it a safe season to trek. The Nepalese festivals Dashain and Tihar are celebrated during this time.
Winter Season (December- February)
In winter, the Himalayan region freezes over and the snow falls. Trekking can be challenging in the higher altitudes because the trail can be covered with snow. In the winter you should trek at lower altitude below 3000m. The temperature of Himalayan region will be up to -18 degree Celsius, hilly regions 0 to 5 degree Celsius whereas in plain regions 10 to 15 degree Celsius.
Spring Season (March-May) <Good Season>
The blooming flowers, lush greenery, and sparkling mountains make for an excellent background to spring trekking. Spring feels like a delight with singing birds, beautiful views, and abundant wildflowers. Weather will be mild at lower elevation but cold at higher elevation. In spring, mornings are usually crystal clear. However, in the afternoon clouds bring rain showers.
Summer Season (June-August)
In summer, mornings are cloudy with rain in the afternoons and evenings. Trekking is very uncomfortable because the trial becomes muddy, wet, and leech-infested. You risk injury in the wet terrain. Furthermore, there is higher chance of natural disasters; mainly landslides in the hilly regions. If you trek, you must not forget to carry insect repellants. The temperature of Himalayan regions will be 16 to 20 degree Celsius, hilly regions 20 to 30 degree Celsius whereas the plain regions 34 to 39 degree Celsius. Although this is not a good season to trek, the summer is best for botanists and researchers in forest and higher altitudes. However, places like Manang, Mustang and Dolpo are located in a rain shadow. Summer is the best time for these regions. Temperatures are mild and the weather is not so fierce.


Trip Terms and Conditions

BG Travel and Trek requests you to read the booking terms and conditions carefully and to understand them before booking your trip with us. This Booking Terms and Conditions is a legal contract between BG Travel and Trek and you which contains important information about services provided by BG Travel and Trek and sets out the basis of your legal relationship with us.
Bookings And Payments :
- To process a Booking you must send us a completed booking form with 20% non-refundable deposit as detailed below. This will constitute your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.
- We require you to send a copy of each person's passport and a passport size photo by email to our Kathmandu office which will be used to issue permits in advance for trekking, climbing and other adventure activities.
- After receiving the photo copy of your passport and the completed booking form with your 20% non-refundable deposit, we will send you your final confirmation receipt.
- Deposits are required for each person on each trip.
- Please contact us regarding direct deposit details.
- A bank service charge may apply and should be paid at the time of deposit.
- We only accept Cash,Visa or MasterCard and a 4% levy will be added for card processing fee.
- The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon your arrival. If you wish to pay by credit card, you will need to pay the remaining amount a minimum of 20 days before the trip departure date,
- BG Travel and Trek reserves the right to cancel your trip should the full amount not be paid in time.
- Where possible, we will accept your last minute booking 2 days prior to tour departure date and full payment is required.
Cancellation & Booking Changes :

  • Cancellation notice is required minimum 20 days prior to trip departure and must be given to us in written form, such notice commences from the day the notice is received. Cancellation shall be valid with approval from the company after receiving documentation. The Trip will be cancelled and a cancellation charge of 20% of the total trip amount will be deducted from your deposit.
  • There will be no refund to clients that provide the cancellation notice less than 20 days before trip departure.
  • There will be no refund if a group member leaves a trip for any reason whatsoever, either voluntarily, involuntarily or if you commit any unlawful act after the trip has commenced. We will make no refunds for any meals, accommodation or services not used.
  • Should you require other changes to your original tour, the person that booked the tour must submit a written document with changes required. While every effort will be made to make the desired changes, they cannot be guaranteed.
  • If you are prevented from traveling on the tour due to serious circumstances such as death, injury or grave illness of a passenger, close relative or friend, or jury service, you may postpone or transfer your booking to another person, provided they meet all the requirements relating to that tour. You must provide proof of why you are unable to travel when you change your booking. A fee of $100.00US per person is required if you postpone or transfer this tour within two weeks of the trip departure.
  • All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months of passport validity from the return date. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas costs are the sole responsibility of clients.
Travel Insurance :
Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.
Health & Fitness :
All our Nepal tours and treks require a degree of fitness; therefore you should always check with your local GP regarding your health and fitness before you travel. It's the client's responsibility to notify BG Travel and Trek of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability that may affect your ability to travel on your desired trip.
Children :
A legal guardian must accompany all travelers under the age of eighteen. If you have any questions regarding age and suitability, please contact us for further information.
Publicity :
You agree that BG Travel and Trek may use images of you taken during the trip without recourse to you and without compensation to you, for publicity and promotion purposes, through whatever medium it chooses.
Changes To Your Holiday And Pricing :
Traveling with BG Travel and Trek requires a degree of flexibility, good humor and an understanding that modes of transport, accommodation and itineraries may change, even after the tour has commenced, without prior notice due to local circumstances such as flight delay, cancellation or postponement due to extreme weather in the Himalayan regions or other unpredictable circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, floods, snow, political unrest etc. BG Travel and Trek is unable to refund any money under the above circumstances due to prior supplier arrangements. If possible, we will always endeavor to provide you an alternative or substitute trip of the similar variety.
BG Travel and Trek does not accept any responsibility for situations beyond BG Travel and Trek's control.
Our holidays, tour / trek packages, are based on twin share accommodation. Thus, a single room supplement charge will be imposed to clients who do not have another tour participant to share the accommodation with.
We reserve the right to revise pricing rates posted in our marketing material, under any circumstances, due to pressure of various external factors that are out of our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government action etc.
Privacy :
In order to collect information from you to making a booking through BG Travel and Trek, we will ask many questions to obtain the necessary permits. No private or personal information that you supply to us when making a booking will be disclosed for any other purposes.
Risk & Liabilities :
We are committed to providing you with the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey. We perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey as smooth & enjoyable as possible. However, all of our programs in Nepal are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation from the government of Nepal.
Therefore BG Travel and Trek and its related organization shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, land slide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, flight delay or cancellation, sickness, or accidents. Any extra costs will be borne by our clients on the spot.
Our Responsible Tourism Policy :
BG Travel and Trek is re-inventing tourism for the benefit of local people, tourists, environment and the tourism industry at large.
Complaints :
Should you have a complaint about the trip or tour, you must make it known to a tour leader or guide at the earliest opportunity so we can take appropriate action.