Nepal may not be your destination of choice if you are looking for luxury, but it’s certainly a place to be if you are looking for adventures, culture and religious tourism. From the world’s tallest Mount Everest, to the sacred Dang Valley, Nepal is a place to be inspired.
Here comes the good news. As of January 1, 2016, the Nepalese government has announced to waive visa fees for Chinese (and Hong Kong plus Macau) tourists entering the country, just like other SAARC countries (India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives)! Remember that doesn’t mean you don’t have to apply for a visa – it’s just that the visa will be free of charge from now on!
Applying for Visa
Since you’ll be getting a gratis tourist visa, all you have to do is to apply for one through methods below:
- Head to your nearest Nepalese Consulate General/ Embassy
- Mail Application to your nearest Nepalese Consulate General/ Embassy
- On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu
Visa available for application is 15-day, 30-day and 90-day multiple entry tourist visa. All details, requirements and instructions, including the visa application form, are available here. Bear in mind, information on the official website hasn’t been updated, so you can give the consulate general an inquiry call (2369 7813) if that makes you feel more sure.
This new arrangement only applies to holders of Chinese, Hong Kong and Macau passports. Therefore BNO passport holders ARE NOT included.
Therefore, these fees are applicable for foreign tourists (including BNO passport holders):
|Obtained in Hong Kong’s Nepalese Consulate General||15 – day multiple entries||HK$200|
|30 – day multiple entries||HK$320|
|90 – day multiple entries||HK$800|
|Obtained on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu||15 – day multiple entries||US$25|
|30 – day multiple entries||US$40|
|90 – day multiple entries||US$100|