Duration
6 Days
Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Buddhist culture observation
Accommodation
  • 3-star hotel
Meals
  • Daily breakfast
  • Farewell dinner

Price

Reduced

$740 USD

$680 USD

10% Discount for Group
Destination Destination
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Easy
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
1400 M, Kathmandu
Activities Activity
Tour
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Season Best Season
Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
2-20 people
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Tourist Bus
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 hours drive and sightseeing

Overview & Highlights

Lumbini Tour Highlights


  • Lumbini Tour is special to see the Lord Buddha birthplace
  • Perfect place to learn about Buddhism
  • Buddhist followers and devotees from different countries
  • Sightseeing in UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Monasteries constructed by different countries

Overview of Lumbini Tour


The Lumbini is one of the ten world sites for religious pilgrimage and only source of worlds; and one of the major religions–Buddhism and the source of world harmony and prosperity; and no doubt one of the best places to visit in your lifetime. Lumbini Tour covers the birthplace of Lord Buddha is one of the most popular destinations for the world’s over one million Buddhists. It does not mean it is only famous for Buddhist religious people but also accessible for any individual, searching for peace and serenity in life. It is located in south-western Nepal; in the Terai (plain-land); approximately 300 km away from Kathmandu.

History of Lumbini

Around 2500 years ago, approximately 566 BC, Siddhartha Gautam was born in Lumbini. While his mother Maya Devi was on her way to her maternal home for the delivery; the holy book also says that Maya Devi feeling the onset of labour pains. She grabbed the branches of a shade tree and gave birth to Lord Buddha then, Immediately after birth, the Buddha is said to have announced that it was his final rebirth and took seven steps, under each of which a lotus flower bloomed, Siddhartha Gautam, was a prince of Shakya King, who said to have ruled in central Terai from their capital at Titaurakot, later on, had attained the enlightenment, at which time he became Buddha, (released from the cycle of birth and death), the sole source of the world peace and prosperity.

The Lumbini arguably has been the world most important historical site and therefore why UNESCO even listed Lumbini under the lists of world’s heritage sites in 1997, and equally, it has also been the source of one of the world’s great religions and the centre of country’s most significant archaeological discovery, dating back from the third century BC. BBC travel team lists Lumbini, as one of the world’s ten sites of religious pilgrimage. An estimation puts that nearly 100,000 travellers make it to the Lumbini tour every year. This shows how important and famous in the universe.

Attractions of Lumbini Tour

There are several ancient ruins of Buddhist monasteries, a sacred Bo tree, and a sacred bathing pool, called Puskharni pool. Where Maya Devi had taken a bath before giving birth to Gautam Buddha. Maya Devi temple, holy garden spread over eight sq km. Ashoka pillar to name a few the Lumbini lies in the foothills of the Himalayas of Nepal; which houses a large garden with a grove of Pipal trees, and the area is full of several religious and cultural sites, Buddhist temples, and shrines from various nations are scattered around the holy site itself. But, the most famous temple is the Maya Devi Temple; which preserves the traditional and historical place of the Buddha’s birth.

Hence, Peregrine Treks has a short 6-day Lumbini tour, and the tour even includes your arrival and departure and a day tour in Kathmandu valley; look at the detailed itinerary of how the trip goes.

Lumbini Tour Itinerary

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu you will greet by our representative. When you complete custom’s rule, pick up your luggage, and look for our representative with a Peregrine Treks banner with your name at the arrival gate. Then we will transfer to your hotel in a private vehicle. After check-in, you can take a rest, go for a stroll down the road & get familiar with your surroundings – it all depends on your interests and how good you feel after all the jetlag and overnight at hotel.

Meals: Not Included

After having breakfast at the hotel, today we pay our visit to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world.  It is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, the unique octagonal Mandala design with hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around the vast structure. The area of Boudhanath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries, & also known as the ‘Little Tibet,’ the Kapan Monastery at Kapan Hill. A few kilometers higher north from Boudhanath is also known as Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Centre, Kapan Monastery follows the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism under the guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. There is also a nunnery nearby the main monastery, known as the Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery, home to about 400 nuns, return to the hotel and overnight at Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast

After having breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Lumbini today, to the southwest of Kathmandu which takes about 7-8 hours, we say goodbye to the ancient valley, and head toward the flatlands of Nepal’s teeming Terai. Generally, the weather gets hot and humid in the plains except in the winter. Perhaps, Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site – the place where Buddha was born. In case we reach Lumbini around sunset time, we can stroll around in the local market to have a glimpse of local lifestyles hereabouts and overnight at Lumbini.

Meals: Breakfast

After having breakfast at the hotel, we take you for the full day tour in Lumbini, and the Lumbini is one of the world’s major religious, architectural, and historical sites. We devote our time today in visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. This is a massive area with Stupas, temples, and ancients sites make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First, we visit the Mayadevi temple, which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens, some of the famous landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include Ashoka’s Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha’s birth which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal. There are many Buddhist Temples founded by the devotees from different countries: they include Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc. and overnight at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, you have free time to see around and drive the same road back to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel. Evening time you will be open for shopping for your friends and family.

Meals: Breakfast

At Peregrine Treks, we always strive to give you nothing less than the best. We are confident that you’ve enjoyed one of the best holidays ever & will go back home with lasting memories of this beautiful country. A private vehicle will be in a ready position to drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport. It’s been wonderful knowing you. We wish to see you again for the next tour

Meals: Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

Lumbini Tour Accommodation

We will provide three-star hotel during this Lumbini Tour.

DayHotelHotel LocationCategory
01 Samsara Resort or Similar Thamel,. Kathmandu 3-star hotel
02 Samsara Resort or Similar Thamel,. Kathmandu 3-star hotel
03 Zambala Hotel or similar Lumbini, Nepal 3-star hotel
04 Zambala Hotel or similar Lumbini, Nepal 3-star hotel
05 Samsara Resort or Similar Thamel,. Kathmandu 3-star hotel

Departure Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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    Passport Validity

    Must have six months remaining validity or more at the time of entry. Passport is not mandatory for Indian nationals however they must show Voter’s Card or Citizenship to enter Nepal and birth certificate for children.

    Blank Passport pages

    At least one blank visa page (not endorsements page) required for entry visa

    Tourist Visa Required:

    Yes, Uopn arrival

    Vaccinations:

    No requirements

    Currency Restrictions for Entry:

    US$5,000; no pure, unworked gold up to 50 grams of gold jewelry, or 500 grams of silver

    Currency Restrictions for Exit:

    USD 5,000

    Tourist Visa Fee

    15 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 25

    30 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 50

    90 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 125

    Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period) USD 3 per Day

    Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry) Additional USD 25

    Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration) Late fee USD 5 per Day

    Notice: The Government of Nepal has increased Visa Fees effective from July 17, 2019. Along with that, Nepal is providing five-year multiple-entry tourist visas to U.S citizens. Please check on http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np for more information.

    Heritage Site Entry Fees

    Entry fees must be paid to enter Heritage Sites, museums, etc. at the entry point. Please refer to the table below for details about payment. Please note that the information below is as per the information provided by the concerned department. Any difference or discrepancy could be reported at info@ntb.org.np. Updates will be made after verification from official sources.

    ENTRY FEES
    PlaceForeign NationalsSAARC nationalsChineseNepaleseContact
    Number
    Remarks
    Kathmandu Durbar Square including Tribhuvan MuseumNPR.. 1000NPR.. 150NPR. 1000Free01-4268969
    01-4269452
    Below ten years free
    National Museum, Chauni, KathmanduNPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for the camera, NPR. 200 for video camera)NPR. 50 (NPR. 75 for the camera, NPR. 150 for video camera)NPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for the camera, NPR. 200 for video camera)Students: NPR.10; Others: NRs. 25 (NPR. 50 for camera and  NPR.100 for video camera)01-4271504
    01-4271478
    Closed on Tuesdays and Public Holidays. Open for half-day on Mondays from (10:30 am to 2 pm)
    Patan Durbar Square including Patan MuseumNPR. 1,000NPR. 250NPR. 1,000Students with a letter from school: NPR. 10; Student Card Discount: NPR.20; Others: NPR.30Entry fees for Nepalese are applicable only for Patan Museum
    Patan Golden TempleNPR. 50NPR. 20NPR.. 50Free01-5534595
    01-5540227
    Closed on Buddha Jayanti
    Bhaktapur Durbar SquareUS$ 15 or NPR. 1,500NPR. 500NPR. 500Free01-6612249Below ten years free. For groups from 11-20, one tour leader can enter free.
    National Art Museum, BhaktapurNPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for the camera, NPR. 200 for video camera)NPR.. 50 (NPR. 50 for the camera, NPR. 150 for video camera)NRs. 150 (NPR.. 100 for the camera, NPR.. 200 for video camera)Students: NPR.10; Others: NPR.25 (NPR. 50 for the camera, NPR. 100 for video camera)01-6610004Closed on Tuesdays. The fee includes wood carving and brass and bronze museum in Dattrareya Square.
    Swayambhunath StupaNPR. 200NPR.. 50NPR. 200Free01-4281889
    01-4277236
    Below ten years free.
    Bauddhanath StupaNPR. 400NPR. 100NPR. 400Free01-4489257Below ten years free.
    Pashupatinath TempleNPR.  1,000 per day per entryNPR. 1,000. Free for Indian NationalsNPR.. 1,000Free01-4462767
    01-4470340
    Tourists can view the temple from the back premises.
    Changunarayan TempleNPR. 300NPR. 100NPR. 300Free01-5090958
    Ethnographic Museum, Bhrikutimandap, NTBNPR. 200NPR. 100NPR. 100Students: NPR. 15; Others: NPR. 3001-4256909
    Extension no. 172
    Chitwan National ParkNPR. 1,500 per day per entry +13% VATNPR. 750 per day per entry+13% VATNPR. 1,500 per day per entry+13% VATNPR. 100+13% VAT056-621069Elephant ride fare – Foreigner: NPR.. 2,500; SAARC: NPR.. 1,500; Nepali NPR. 500
    Chitwan Elephant Breeding CampNPR.50NPR.. 25NPR. 50NPR. 10056-580154
    Tharu Cultural Museum, Chitwan NPR. 25NPR. 15NPR. 25NPR.  10056-580121Below ten years free.
    LumbiniNPR. 200NPR. 100NPR. 200Free071-580189
    071-580200
    NRs. 16 for Indians.
    Lumbini MuseumNPR. 50NPR. 50NPR. 50NPR. 1001-580318Closed on Tuesdays
    Kapilvastu MuseumNPR. 10NPR. 5NPR. 10NPR. 2Closed on Tuesdays
    International Mountain Museum, PokharaNPR. 400NPR. 200NPR. 400NPR. 80061-460343
    Garden of Dreams, KatmanduNPR. 200NPR. 200NPR. 200NPR.. 10001-4425340
    01-4425341
    Below five years free. NPR. 50 fro 5-11 years. 25% discount for a group of 10 pax.
    Godawari ParkNPR. 200 (NPR. 150 for children below ten years)NPR. 57 (NPR. 23 for children below ten years)NPR. 100 (NPR. 50 for children below ten years)NPR. 34 (NPR. 12 for children below ten years)01-5174246Student 50% discount.
    Central ZooNPR. 250 (NPR.150 for children 4-12 years )NPR. 250 (NPR. 150 for children 4-12 years )NPR. 250 (NPR. 150 for children 4-12 years )NPR. 50 (NPR. 25 for children 4-12 years)Nepali Students: NPR. 30;

    Requirements for Entry:
    • A minimum of six months of passport validity is required at the time of entry.
    • One blank page for a visa should be available for a visa in passport (not endorsement page)
    • Entrance is allowed generally by Nepalese authorities on an emergency passport printed overseas.
    • Visa should be appropriate for travel.
    Regular Tourist Visas:
    • Those who arrive by air; visa should either be applied at The Nepalese Embassy or consulate before entry or purchase directly upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Note: Obtaining permission upon arrival may take time.
    • You can also apply for a visa online at https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa.
    • Those who arrive by land; both the visa obtaining and necessary immigration formalities should be completed.
    • During the entrance of Foreign citizens by land into Nepal via Belahia Indian border, one should pay The Nepalese visa fee in the U.S dollar. The original bill no older than 2003, in good condition, should be shown at checkpoints before entering Nepal. Twenty-four hours of services are provided at the border to individuals on foot.
    • Entry to Nepal without a visa and proper entry stamp from an immigration officer is restricted, resulting in additional consequences.

     

    You can purchase a tourist visa at the following land border points of entry:

    RegionDistrictBorder
    EasternJhapaKakardbhitta
    CentralParsaBirgunj
    North(for group tourists only)SindhupalchowkKodari
    West (pay in dollars)RupandehiBelahia, Bhairahawa
    Mid-westBankeJamunaha, Nepalgunj
    Far- WestKailaliMohana, Dhangadi
    Far-WestKanchanpurGadda Chauki, Mahendranagar
    Road Conditions and Safety:

    In most of Nepal’s area, roads are poorly maintained and lack safety features. Especially, hill roads are vulnerable to monsoon season resulting in blockade due to landslide and erosions. Such conditions cause significant numbers of accidents and fatalities. Traffic jam is a big problem faced by people in major cities. Various incidents of violation of traffic laws have been registered in Kathmandu and other major cities. Many drivers are not adequately trained and licensed, yet they drive in the streets. Be aware and avoid getting into such a vehicle.

    To drive to two-wheeler or four-wheeler motor vehicle in Nepal, you should have an appropriate license to the particular vehicle. Otherwise, you will be punished according to traffic laws. We suggest you to not expose yourself to any problems during your stay in Nepal.

    Nighttime Travel:

    The streets outside the Kathmandu valley lack proper lights, and road conditions are not in good condition. So it is safe if you avoid traveling during night time out of Kathmandu.

    Motorcycle Travel:

    Know the speed limit of riding bikes and apply safety measures while riding a motorcycle in Nepal. Fatalities from motorcycle accidents have risen dramatically all over Nepal in recent years. Never forget to wear helmet and safety gear and do not ride bikes carrying more than one person.

    Buses:

    If you need to travel via bus, we suggest you choose day travel rather than night buses due to abnormal road conditions in most of the rural areas. Long-distance travel could be exhausting, and you might want to hop on to the roofs of buses for some adventure. Never travel on the dangerous ceilings to avoid accidents and traffic police as roof travel is against the traffic laws.

    Taxis:

    Although taxi rides are much more expensive than buses, it could be safer and convenient. All taxis have a meter, but taxi drivers usually do not charge you based on the meter. You better negotiate taxi fare before you step onto their taxi; otherwise, you could be overcharged. In case if you feel like being cheated, contact freely to file a complaint to the traffic police on the street nearby or the local police station.

    Pedestrian Travel:

    You might not find a separate lane for pedestrians except a pedestrian bridge. Usually, a person should be careful enough to walk safely on the side of a road and follow zebra crossings and use a pedestrian bridge to cross a busy highway. Otherwise, there is several cases of pedestrians facing traffic fatalities in Nepal.

    For an Additional Nepal Travel Information:

    Ring us on +977 98510 52413 (Nepal) or New York (24/7) at +1 315-933-3212 or mail us at info@peregrinetreks.com

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    Dec 5, 2019
    by Noelle Collingwood on Peregrine Treks - Everest Base Camp Trek - Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Langtang Valley Trek - Annapurna Circuit Trek - Manaslu Trekking

    Pradip and his crew know where to take you to see the amazing and beautiful sights of Nepal. And he helps you experience it all as you go. One call to Pradip was all it took! We had a safe and friendly guide and all the local knowledge to use at the tour. For touring around Nepal you can't find a better company! Highly recommended and we will again use this guys in soon future for next trip.

    Nov 6, 2019
    by Ibrahim Cahyo on Peregrine Treks - Everest Base Camp Trek - Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Langtang Valley Trek - Annapurna Circuit Trek - Manaslu Trekking

    My Trip to Lumbini with my family was enjoyable and we had a amazing time in Lumbini. The Nice people and country attracted us a lot. Many thanks to Peregrine Treks to managing this trip for us. Very nice prearrangement and management. Exceptional package and reply. Good vehicle, Hotel, Food and Service.

    Lumbini Tour Highlights


    • Lumbini Tour is special to see the Lord Buddha birthplace
    • Perfect place to learn about Buddhism
    • Buddhist followers and devotees from different countries
    • Sightseeing in UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    • Monasteries constructed by different countries

    Overview of Lumbini Tour


    The Lumbini is one of the ten world sites for religious pilgrimage and only source of worlds; and one of the major religions–Buddhism and the source of world harmony and prosperity; and no doubt one of the best places to visit in your lifetime. Lumbini Tour covers the birthplace of Lord Buddha is one of the most popular destinations for the world’s over one million Buddhists. It does not mean it is only famous for Buddhist religious people but also accessible for any individual, searching for peace and serenity in life. It is located in south-western Nepal; in the Terai (plain-land); approximately 300 km away from Kathmandu.

    History of Lumbini

    Around 2500 years ago, approximately 566 BC, Siddhartha Gautam was born in Lumbini. While his mother Maya Devi was on her way to her maternal home for the delivery; the holy book also says that Maya Devi feeling the onset of labour pains. She grabbed the branches of a shade tree and gave birth to Lord Buddha then, Immediately after birth, the Buddha is said to have announced that it was his final rebirth and took seven steps, under each of which a lotus flower bloomed, Siddhartha Gautam, was a prince of Shakya King, who said to have ruled in central Terai from their capital at Titaurakot, later on, had attained the enlightenment, at which time he became Buddha, (released from the cycle of birth and death), the sole source of the world peace and prosperity.

    The Lumbini arguably has been the world most important historical site and therefore why UNESCO even listed Lumbini under the lists of world’s heritage sites in 1997, and equally, it has also been the source of one of the world’s great religions and the centre of country’s most significant archaeological discovery, dating back from the third century BC. BBC travel team lists Lumbini, as one of the world’s ten sites of religious pilgrimage. An estimation puts that nearly 100,000 travellers make it to the Lumbini tour every year. This shows how important and famous in the universe.

    Attractions of Lumbini Tour

    There are several ancient ruins of Buddhist monasteries, a sacred Bo tree, and a sacred bathing pool, called Puskharni pool. Where Maya Devi had taken a bath before giving birth to Gautam Buddha. Maya Devi temple, holy garden spread over eight sq km. Ashoka pillar to name a few the Lumbini lies in the foothills of the Himalayas of Nepal; which houses a large garden with a grove of Pipal trees, and the area is full of several religious and cultural sites, Buddhist temples, and shrines from various nations are scattered around the holy site itself. But, the most famous temple is the Maya Devi Temple; which preserves the traditional and historical place of the Buddha’s birth.

    Hence, Peregrine Treks has a short 6-day Lumbini tour, and the tour even includes your arrival and departure and a day tour in Kathmandu valley; look at the detailed itinerary of how the trip goes.

    On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu you will greet by our representative. When you complete custom’s rule, pick up your luggage, and look for our representative with a Peregrine Treks banner with your name at the arrival gate. Then we will transfer to your hotel in a private vehicle. After check-in, you can take a rest, go for a stroll down the road & get familiar with your surroundings – it all depends on your interests and how good you feel after all the jetlag and overnight at hotel.

    Meals: Not Included

    After having breakfast at the hotel, today we pay our visit to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world.  It is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, the unique octagonal Mandala design with hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around the vast structure. The area of Boudhanath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries, & also known as the ‘Little Tibet,’ the Kapan Monastery at Kapan Hill. A few kilometers higher north from Boudhanath is also known as Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Centre, Kapan Monastery follows the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism under the guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. There is also a nunnery nearby the main monastery, known as the Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery, home to about 400 nuns, return to the hotel and overnight at Kathmandu.

    Meals: Breakfast

    After having breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Lumbini today, to the southwest of Kathmandu which takes about 7-8 hours, we say goodbye to the ancient valley, and head toward the flatlands of Nepal’s teeming Terai. Generally, the weather gets hot and humid in the plains except in the winter. Perhaps, Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site – the place where Buddha was born. In case we reach Lumbini around sunset time, we can stroll around in the local market to have a glimpse of local lifestyles hereabouts and overnight at Lumbini.

    Meals: Breakfast

    After having breakfast at the hotel, we take you for the full day tour in Lumbini, and the Lumbini is one of the world’s major religious, architectural, and historical sites. We devote our time today in visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. This is a massive area with Stupas, temples, and ancients sites make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First, we visit the Mayadevi temple, which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens, some of the famous landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include Ashoka’s Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha’s birth which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal. There are many Buddhist Temples founded by the devotees from different countries: they include Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc. and overnight at hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast

    After breakfast at the hotel, you have free time to see around and drive the same road back to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel. Evening time you will be open for shopping for your friends and family.

    Meals: Breakfast

    At Peregrine Treks, we always strive to give you nothing less than the best. We are confident that you’ve enjoyed one of the best holidays ever & will go back home with lasting memories of this beautiful country. A private vehicle will be in a ready position to drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport. It’s been wonderful knowing you. We wish to see you again for the next tour

    Meals: Breakfast

    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • Bed and Breakfast in three-star category hotels per the itinerary
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • All ground transportation in private vehicle as per itinerary
    • Kathmandu – Lumbini – Kathmandu tourist bus
    • City tour with tour guide as per itinerary
    • All entrance fees during sightseeing
    • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than five client
    • All applicable government and local taxes

    • Nepalese visa fee and international airfare/land transportation
    • Lunch and Dinner
    • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
    • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
    • All other costs, which are not includes in cost inclusion part

    We will provide three-star hotel during this Lumbini Tour.

    Passport Validity

    Must have six months remaining validity or more at the time of entry. Passport is not mandatory for Indian nationals however they must show Voter’s Card or Citizenship to enter Nepal and birth certificate for children.

    Blank Passport pages

    At least one blank visa page (not endorsements page) required for entry visa

    Tourist Visa Required:

    Yes, Uopn arrival

    Vaccinations:

    No requirements

    Currency Restrictions for Entry:

    US$5,000; no pure, unworked gold up to 50 grams of gold jewelry, or 500 grams of silver

    Currency Restrictions for Exit:

    USD 5,000

    Tourist Visa Fee

    15 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 25

    30 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 50

    90 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 125

    Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period) USD 3 per Day

    Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry) Additional USD 25

    Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration) Late fee USD 5 per Day

    Notice: The Government of Nepal has increased Visa Fees effective from July 17, 2019. Along with that, Nepal is providing five-year multiple-entry tourist visas to U.S citizens. Please check on http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np for more information.

    Heritage Site Entry Fees

    Entry fees must be paid to enter Heritage Sites, museums, etc. at the entry point. Please refer to the table below for details about payment. Please note that the information below is as per the information provided by the concerned department. Any difference or discrepancy could be reported at info@ntb.org.np. Updates will be made after verification from official sources.

    ENTRY FEES
    PlaceForeign NationalsSAARC nationalsChineseNepaleseContact
    Number
    Remarks
    Kathmandu Durbar Square including Tribhuvan MuseumNPR.. 1000NPR.. 150NPR. 1000Free01-4268969
    01-4269452
    Below ten years free
    National Museum, Chauni, KathmanduNPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for the camera, NPR. 200 for video camera)NPR. 50 (NPR. 75 for the camera, NPR. 150 for video camera)NPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for the camera, NPR. 200 for video camera)Students: NPR.10; Others: NRs. 25 (NPR. 50 for camera and  NPR.100 for video camera)01-4271504
    01-4271478
    Closed on Tuesdays and Public Holidays. Open for half-day on Mondays from (10:30 am to 2 pm)
    Patan Durbar Square including Patan MuseumNPR. 1,000NPR. 250NPR. 1,000Students with a letter from school: NPR. 10; Student Card Discount: NPR.20; Others: NPR.30Entry fees for Nepalese are applicable only for Patan Museum
    Patan Golden TempleNPR. 50NPR. 20NPR.. 50Free01-5534595
    01-5540227
    Closed on Buddha Jayanti
    Bhaktapur Durbar SquareUS$ 15 or NPR. 1,500NPR. 500NPR. 500Free01-6612249Below ten years free. For groups from 11-20, one tour leader can enter free.
    National Art Museum, BhaktapurNPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for the camera, NPR. 200 for video camera)NPR.. 50 (NPR. 50 for the camera, NPR. 150 for video camera)NRs. 150 (NPR.. 100 for the camera, NPR.. 200 for video camera)Students: NPR.10; Others: NPR.25 (NPR. 50 for the camera, NPR. 100 for video camera)01-6610004Closed on Tuesdays. The fee includes wood carving and brass and bronze museum in Dattrareya Square.
    Swayambhunath StupaNPR. 200NPR.. 50NPR. 200Free01-4281889
    01-4277236
    Below ten years free.
    Bauddhanath StupaNPR. 400NPR. 100NPR. 400Free01-4489257Below ten years free.
    Pashupatinath TempleNPR.  1,000 per day per entryNPR. 1,000. Free for Indian NationalsNPR.. 1,000Free01-4462767
    01-4470340
    Tourists can view the temple from the back premises.
    Changunarayan TempleNPR. 300NPR. 100NPR. 300Free01-5090958
    Ethnographic Museum, Bhrikutimandap, NTBNPR. 200NPR. 100NPR. 100Students: NPR. 15; Others: NPR. 3001-4256909
    Extension no. 172
    Chitwan National ParkNPR. 1,500 per day per entry +13% VATNPR. 750 per day per entry+13% VATNPR. 1,500 per day per entry+13% VATNPR. 100+13% VAT056-621069Elephant ride fare – Foreigner: NPR.. 2,500; SAARC: NPR.. 1,500; Nepali NPR. 500
    Chitwan Elephant Breeding CampNPR.50NPR.. 25NPR. 50NPR. 10056-580154
    Tharu Cultural Museum, Chitwan NPR. 25NPR. 15NPR. 25NPR.  10056-580121Below ten years free.
    LumbiniNPR. 200NPR. 100NPR. 200Free071-580189
    071-580200
    NRs. 16 for Indians.
    Lumbini MuseumNPR. 50NPR. 50NPR. 50NPR. 1001-580318Closed on Tuesdays
    Kapilvastu MuseumNPR. 10NPR. 5NPR. 10NPR. 2Closed on Tuesdays
    International Mountain Museum, PokharaNPR. 400NPR. 200NPR. 400NPR. 80061-460343
    Garden of Dreams, KatmanduNPR. 200NPR. 200NPR. 200NPR.. 10001-4425340
    01-4425341
    Below five years free. NPR. 50 fro 5-11 years. 25% discount for a group of 10 pax.
    Godawari ParkNPR. 200 (NPR. 150 for children below ten years)NPR. 57 (NPR. 23 for children below ten years)NPR. 100 (NPR. 50 for children below ten years)NPR. 34 (NPR. 12 for children below ten years)01-5174246Student 50% discount.
    Central ZooNPR. 250 (NPR.150 for children 4-12 years )NPR. 250 (NPR. 150 for children 4-12 years )NPR. 250 (NPR. 150 for children 4-12 years )NPR. 50 (NPR. 25 for children 4-12 years)Nepali Students: NPR. 30;

    Requirements for Entry:
    • A minimum of six months of passport validity is required at the time of entry.
    • One blank page for a visa should be available for a visa in passport (not endorsement page)
    • Entrance is allowed generally by Nepalese authorities on an emergency passport printed overseas.
    • Visa should be appropriate for travel.
    Regular Tourist Visas:
    • Those who arrive by air; visa should either be applied at The Nepalese Embassy or consulate before entry or purchase directly upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Note: Obtaining permission upon arrival may take time.
    • You can also apply for a visa online at https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa.
    • Those who arrive by land; both the visa obtaining and necessary immigration formalities should be completed.
    • During the entrance of Foreign citizens by land into Nepal via Belahia Indian border, one should pay The Nepalese visa fee in the U.S dollar. The original bill no older than 2003, in good condition, should be shown at checkpoints before entering Nepal. Twenty-four hours of services are provided at the border to individuals on foot.
    • Entry to Nepal without a visa and proper entry stamp from an immigration officer is restricted, resulting in additional consequences.

     

    You can purchase a tourist visa at the following land border points of entry:

    RegionDistrictBorder
    EasternJhapaKakardbhitta
    CentralParsaBirgunj
    North(for group tourists only)SindhupalchowkKodari
    West (pay in dollars)RupandehiBelahia, Bhairahawa
    Mid-westBankeJamunaha, Nepalgunj
    Far- WestKailaliMohana, Dhangadi
    Far-WestKanchanpurGadda Chauki, Mahendranagar
    Road Conditions and Safety:

    In most of Nepal’s area, roads are poorly maintained and lack safety features. Especially, hill roads are vulnerable to monsoon season resulting in blockade due to landslide and erosions. Such conditions cause significant numbers of accidents and fatalities. Traffic jam is a big problem faced by people in major cities. Various incidents of violation of traffic laws have been registered in Kathmandu and other major cities. Many drivers are not adequately trained and licensed, yet they drive in the streets. Be aware and avoid getting into such a vehicle.

    To drive to two-wheeler or four-wheeler motor vehicle in Nepal, you should have an appropriate license to the particular vehicle. Otherwise, you will be punished according to traffic laws. We suggest you to not expose yourself to any problems during your stay in Nepal.

    Nighttime Travel:

    The streets outside the Kathmandu valley lack proper lights, and road conditions are not in good condition. So it is safe if you avoid traveling during night time out of Kathmandu.

    Motorcycle Travel:

    Know the speed limit of riding bikes and apply safety measures while riding a motorcycle in Nepal. Fatalities from motorcycle accidents have risen dramatically all over Nepal in recent years. Never forget to wear helmet and safety gear and do not ride bikes carrying more than one person.

    Buses:

    If you need to travel via bus, we suggest you choose day travel rather than night buses due to abnormal road conditions in most of the rural areas. Long-distance travel could be exhausting, and you might want to hop on to the roofs of buses for some adventure. Never travel on the dangerous ceilings to avoid accidents and traffic police as roof travel is against the traffic laws.

    Taxis:

    Although taxi rides are much more expensive than buses, it could be safer and convenient. All taxis have a meter, but taxi drivers usually do not charge you based on the meter. You better negotiate taxi fare before you step onto their taxi; otherwise, you could be overcharged. In case if you feel like being cheated, contact freely to file a complaint to the traffic police on the street nearby or the local police station.

    Pedestrian Travel:

    You might not find a separate lane for pedestrians except a pedestrian bridge. Usually, a person should be careful enough to walk safely on the side of a road and follow zebra crossings and use a pedestrian bridge to cross a busy highway. Otherwise, there is several cases of pedestrians facing traffic fatalities in Nepal.

    For an Additional Nepal Travel Information:

    Ring us on +977 98510 52413 (Nepal) or New York (24/7) at +1 315-933-3212 or mail us at info@peregrinetreks.com

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