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Arriving at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan Airport

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport, you will be transported to the terminal by bus. From there by way of a corridor you will enter the arrival lounge. For most tourists you will be arriving without a visa so you need to look to the right side of the far end of the arrival lounge. There will be a sign that says "Without Visa".

What to have ready at the "Without Visa" counter -

Completed Visa Application
Passport size photograph
Appropriate currency for visa fee
Disembarkation Card

The Disembarkation card will be given to you on the aeroplane on your inbound flight, along with a visa form application. You will need to pay for your visa in GB pounds, US Dollars, Euros etc. You cannot pay in Nepali Rupees. For information regarding the visas and fees please see our Visa Page. The prices are in US Dollar. If you are paying in different currency, they will give you change which will consist of Dollars and Rupees. Dollars can then easily be exchanged at any money exchange in Kathmandu. Once you have paid your visa fee they will stamp your passport. You then need to head down the escalator to the baggage claim area. As you enter the baggage claim area there ate plenty of trolleys to the left. If you let a Nepali take your trolley and put your luggage on it he will expect a tip. You then need to go through security. You will be asked for your luggage receipts and the numbers checked against your bags to make sure you have the correct luggage. They may X-ray your luggage, though often they waive tourists through as they are more interested in Taxing Nepalis with import duty for Middle East purchased products. Once you are passed the baggage check you will walk out into the throngs of waiting people. You will be asked if you need a taxi or hotel etc. By this time our Sacred Himalaya staff should have seen you and they will greet you and escort you to your minibus for your transport to your hotel in Thamel.

Visa forms will be given to you onboard your inbound flight to Kathmandu.
Alternatively you can use use the printable visa application below that can be completed before you leave.
Nepal Visa Application


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