Travel Documents

Required Documentation for Entry into Nepal

Obtaining an entry visa for Nepal can be done upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu; you might find it more convenient to obtain this visa in your own country prior to your travel in order to avoid long visa application queues upon arrival. If, however, you elect to obtain your visa at Tribhuvan airport, you can reduce the time in the immigration lines if you follow these steps: 

  • Fill in the visa application form before you arrive so you may go straight to the head of the line. Forms are usually provided to you by your airline's cabin crew before landing in Nepal. Visa application forms are also available in the Airport's arrival hall or you can fill online follow the link – Nepal Visa form
  • Carry with you U.S. dollars in cash for a tourist visa. Currently the price is $25 for 30 days, US$ 40 for 60 days, $100 for 90 days 
  • You will need 1 passport photo for the visa application. (It is generally a good idea to have several on hand in case you wish to visit neighboring countries). For more information click here - Nepal Visa

If you plan to visit India, Bhutan, or Tibet with us, we will assist you with the visas but you will have to budget this in your schedule: India visa transit visa, add 1 day, Indian tourist visa, add 10 days, Tibet visa, add 10 days, Bhutan visa, please see Bhutan Itinerary page.

Recommended Clothes: 

(Most items can be purchased / Rent in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.)

(TK = for Trekking, TR = for Tours) 

  • Boots (TK/TR) - A pair of sturdy hiking boots which have been broken-in. bring an extra set of laces.
  • Jacket (TK/TR) - A good quality (such as Gortex), waterproof jacket is essential. Plus (for those trekking in the cold regions) a very warm, lightweight (such as down) jacket. 
  • Trousers (TK/TR) - Water resistant hiking pants (for TK), North Face and Patagonia are good brands, Avoid jeans, Pants with zip-off legs can come in handy.
  • Socks (TK/TR) - 2 pairs of good hiking socks. Wick-N-Dry or Thorlo Hiking socks are a good choices. They are nicely padded, dry quickly, and hug your feet to reduce blisters. Plus, 1 pair of lightweight or liner socks. They add warmth when it's cool and cool you when it's hot.
  • Underpants/panties (TK/TR) - 3 pairs.
  • Thermal underwear (TK) - Warm, lightweight long underwear.
  • Bra (TK/TR) - 1 bra that dries quickly is all you need.
  • Shorts (TK/TR) - 1 pair of hiking socks (for TK), walking shorts. Loose and comfortable, preferably nylon, which (for men) double as a swim suit. (Avoid shorts which are too revealing.)
  • T-shirts (TK/TR) – 1 to 2 cotton t-shirt.
  • Overshirt (TK/TR) - 1 long-sleeved overshirt, light to medium weight and breathable, to protect you from the sun and bug bites. Hemp, linen or cotton is recommended.
  • Belt (TK/TR) - 1 belt, cotton or nylon lashing strap doubles as a gear strap.
  • Sport sandals (TK/TR) - Sandals (such as Teva's) are lightweight and tough, Doubles as shower slippers. 
  • Hat (TK/TR) - Fold-away brim hat.
  • Skirt (optional) - 1 lightweight mid - to full-length skirt
  • Sleeping Bag (TK) - 3 or 4 season rated bag (depending on which trek you select).
  • Backpack (TK/TR) - Sturdy, comfortable, medium to small size one.
  • Daypack (TR) - some backpacks come with a small detachable one.
  • Fannypack/beltpack (TK/TR) - To hold your daily spending money, traveler's checks, lip balm, etc. 
  • Money belt/neck belt - Jansport and Eagle Creek make some sturdy ones.
  • First aid pouch (optional) - our guides will have a first aid kit, but if you prefer certain remedies, you should bring some with you, such as: 2 oral re hydration packets, anti-malarials, topical antiseptic, birth control, motion sickness pills, electronic thermometer, antibiotics (consult your doctor), aspirin, Tiger Balm (great for bites and stings), iodine tablets, Monistat, scissors. 
  • Knife (TK) (optional) - Swiss Army Knife or Para tool (like "Leatherman" brand).
  • Flashlight/ Head Flashlight/ torch (TK/TR) - The Mini Mag-Lite is a good choice. Bring spare batteries.
  • Sunglasses (TK/TR)
  • Towel (TK/TR) - A lightweight backpack towel or thin, porous dish towel will do the trick.
  • Toiletries pouch (TK/TR) - Toothpaste and brush, floss, mini hair brush, razor, soap, mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers. (And only the absolute essential makeup--if any.)
  • Toilet paper/tissue (TK/TR). You may not need a whole roll. You can buy in Nepal
  • Tampons (TK) - 1 box of tampons and/or washable cloth menstruation pads.
  • Laundry pouch (TK/TR) - Laundry line, small scrub brush, universal sink plug and laundry soap (or Camp Suds), for your nightly laundry.
  • Sun block (TK/TR) -1 small tube, and lip balm.
  • Book (TK/TR) - 1 paperback book. (Trade yours in after you're done reading it.)
  • Monies (TK/TR) - Cash, traveler's checks, credit cards, ATM card, phone cards.
  • Documents (TK/TR) - (Passport, visas, Insurance and tickets.) Stash them in your money belt. Never take it off except in the shower. And never lose sight of it when you're in there.
  • Copies of your documents (TK/TR) - 3 photo copies of everything. You only pack one copy; keep one with someone at home, and the other with your travel partner. 
Tailor Made Holidays
06 March - 2016
Fred Santoro I´m a brazilian guy and went hiking in Nepal back in 2003 and was fortunate enough to meet Suman, the best sherpa you can ever dream of, not only because he´s very experienced and explain all the culture of the nepali people for us, but also because he´s very VERY funny, a fantastic man. 10 years later, we´re still friends a ... Read More
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