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Friends of Nature Nepal (Prakriti ka Sathiharu in Nepali) is a service oriented, Non-Governmental, Voluntary Organization, dedicated to the conservation of environment and promote eco-tourism. It is the Partner Organization of International Friends of Nature- Vienna, Austria. We try to give a small data about Nepal, for visitors of this website.

NEPAL

AREA 147,181 Sq. K.M.
GEO-POLITICAL SITUATION  Land Locked Between India (From East, South and West / China (Tibet) from North
CAPITAL KATHMANDU
POPULATION 31 MILLION (2016 Census)
LANGUAGE NEPALI (National)
CURRENCY Nepalese Rupees
1 US $ = 112 (Aug 2018)
POLITICAL SYSTEM REPUBLIC
RELIGION MAJORITY HINDUISM & BUDDHISM
GEOGRAPHY HIMALAYAN REGION, MOUNTAIN REGION, TERAI REGION
 Major Attractions:

Mountains : - 8 out of 14 peaks more than 8000 meters high are in Nepal including Mt. Everest (Locally Known as Sagarmatha) !
Trekking  is the most favorable choice for the visitors, many options are available from an easy  hike up to moderate and strenuous treks !
Smiling People:  More than 36 Different Ethnic Groups, rich in their cultural heritage !
8 Cultural World Heritage Sites !
2 Natural World Heritage Sites ! and 6 other National Parks, 4 Wild Life reserves, 3 Conservation Areas and a Hunting Reserve. !
Can visit easily to other Exotic Places like TIBET, SIKKIM and BHUTAN as an extension, from here!

Some More Data:

Nepal Occupying only 0.1 % of the Earth- is home to :
 2% of all the flowering plants in the world, 8% of the world's population of the birds (848 species), 4% of mammals , 11 families of the world's butterflies (500 species), 600 Indigenous plant families, 319 species of exotic orchids!

Average Temperature and Rainfall in Kathmandu Valley

Month
Minimum (Celsius)
Maximum (Celsius)
Rainfall (in MM)
January
2.7
17.5
47
February
2.2
21.6
11
March
6.9
25.5
5
April
8.6
30.0
5
May
15.6
29.7
146
June
18.9
29.4
135
July
19.5
28.1
327
August
19.2
29.5
206
September
18.6
28.6
199
October
13.3
28.6
42
November
6.0
23.7
0
December
1.9
20.7
1

ACCESS TO NEPAL BY AIR:

Nepal Airlines, Indian Airlines, Indigo, Gulf Air, Silk Air, Qatar Airways, Thai International, Jet Airways, China South West, Druk Air, Dragon Air, Biman, Fly Dubai, Emirates, Himalayan Airlines  operates flights from / to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Dubai, Doha, Calcutta, New Delhi, Varanasi, Bangaluru, Mumbai, Kwala Lumpur (Malaysia), Singapore, Osaka, Guangzhow, Chengdu, Lhasa, Shanghai and Seoul.

ACCESS TO NEPAL BY SURFACE:

Nepal is a land locked country. In the North we have the Himalayas and there are only certain passes to go to Tibet, (Autonomous region of China) and East, West and South we share borders with India.

From India: There are 6 entry / exit points in Nepal:  Kakarbhitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa (Belhiya), Nepalgunj (Jamunaha), Dhanghadi (Mohana) and Mahendranagar (Gaddachowki). Belhiya (Bhairahawa) is the most popular entry/ exit point.
From Tibet (China) : Rasuagadhi, (new border points) Kodari is the only entry / exit point into Nepal, while other points like Yari (Humla ) is a special entry / exit point for Mt. Kailash / Manasarovar pilgrimage

VISA & IMMIGRATION FORMALITIES:

For Other Nationals:

A VISA is required to enter Nepal. Visa can be obtained in Nepalese Embassy or Consulates. ( for detail Address please see the Department of Immigration website) or at the Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu) upon Arrival. 2 Passport size photos are necessary.

The Visa Fees are as follows: On Arrival Visa Fee : for 15 Days 25 USD  for 30 Days 40 USD  for 90 Days 100 USD
(the fees are subject to change and it is better to consult the nearby consulates or embassy to get proper information)

and also check the following website for recent updates: Department of Immigration, Government of Nepal

However, for Indian Nationals: No visa is required, however a proof of Indian Citizenship should be presented at the Airport or when required.

For the Nationals of  other SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Countries: Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, Myanmar, Maldives, Pakistan, Bhutan the visa fees are different.

CUSTOM FORMALITIES:

All Baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry. Personal effects are permitted duty free entry. Visitors may bring dutiable goods, such as tobacco and liquors, within the prescribed quantity duty free. Visitors can purchase souvenirs and take home, but some antiques are prohibited and some antiques need a permit from the Department of Archaeology.

Custom Rules For Foreign Passenger

Foreign passenger traveling by international flight:

(1) Foreign passenger traveling by international flight is exempted from the duty on the following personal used articles imported or exported on the condition that such articles shall be returned or carry back.

(a) One binocular.

(b) One tablet or laptop computer, one video camera, one still camera.

(c) One set of portable music system.

(d) Clothes, beds and used household articles.

(e) One perambulator, one tri-cycle.

(f) One bicycle.

(g) One watch.

(h) One cellular mobile phone set.

(i) Following professional equipments which are being used by the professional person:

(1) One set of equipment to be used by the professional.

(2) Equipments, instruments and medicine imported by medical doctor or Baidhya carrying out his job and materials, to be used by the professionals concerned.

(3) Musical instruments and accessories of such instruments for the professional singer.

(4) Sport materials for professional sportsperson.

(5) Fishing rod.

(j) Foreign passenger can carry gold ornaments up to 50 grams and silver ornaments up to 100 grams.

(2) The chief of the customs office may allow, if it is justifiable, to bring or take away the other articles in addition to the articles mentioned in subsection

(1), imported or exported by the foreign passenger by charging the prevailing duty or without charging the duty, except banned, controlled or commercially imported goods.

(3) Customs duty is waived on the following articles carried by the passport holder foreign passenger:

(a) One bottle of liquor Up to 1 litre or 12 cans of beer.

(b) Cigarette up to 200 sticks cigar up to 50 sticks, tobacco up to 250 grams.

(c) 15 pieces of film for still camera and 12 pieces of film for movie camera.

(d) Medicine up to the value of Rs. 1000/ ( except the medicine banned to import into Nepal );

(e) Food stuff up to the value of Rs 5000/ ( including tin pack food);

(f) Fresh fruits up to the value of Rs. 2000/-

Foreign passenger may carry or dispatch souvenir goods (except the goods banned for export) purchased in the Nepali market worth Rupees equivalent to the amount exchanged in the specified authorized foreign exchange dealer or bank without export license.

In addition to the goods allowed to export under subsection (4), foreign passenger may carry or dispatch the goods (except the goods banned for export) purchased in Nepali market equivalent to Rs 50,000/- Nevertheless, in case of presentation of tax invoice of the items commanding value added tax, and receipt with PAN number in case of items not commanding value added tax, the aggregate value limitation under this subsection will not be applicable.

Goods to be seized: If any passenger attempt to carry or dispatch without making the declaration to the customs or by hiding or concealing or attempt to carry or dispatch the goods contrary to this notification, such goods shall be seized and action shall be taken as per prevailing laws.

If any confusion occurs relating to the provisions mentioned in this notification, decision of the Director General of the Department of Customs shall be final.

AIRPORT TAX :

The Domestic Airport Tax are included in the domestice flight tickets
FOR ACCOMMODATIONS, TOURS, TREKKING, RAFTING, ETC. CONTACT US:

WHERE TO TREK ? see Trekking

There are several places one can trek, we can offer  Eco-friendly trekking to promote village tourism in some places. 

EVEREST REGION ,

LANGTANG REGION ,

ANNAPURNA REGION &

Trekking in Other Areas of Nepal.

WE ALSO ORGANIZE Educational WALKING and CULTURAL TOURS in and Around KATHMANDU.Click here to view Trekking Route Map

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR OUR PERSONALIZED PROGRAMS AND ITINERARIES BY CLICKING HERE

Click here to view Trekking Route Map


FRIENDS OF NATURE-NEPAL

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(Prakriti Ka Sathiharu)
1557 Ram Shah Path
GPO Box 10544
Kathmandu, NEPAL
Telephone : (+ + 977 1 ) 4226775
Fax : (+ + 977 1 ) 4231529

Email: naturetour@yahoo.com

This website is a courtesy of :

Friends of Nature UK
Simon Neal, National Secretary
13 Birch Hall Lane
GB-Earby BB18 6JX
Tel. +44 (0)1282 842 349
e-mail: info@thefriendsofnature.org.uk
URL: www.thefriendsofnature.org.uk

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