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Tsum Valley Trekking - 18 days

* Trip Cost: 1395

Trekking style :Lodge/Home stay 

Activities :Trekking 

Trip Route :Arughat/Jagat/Philim/Chekampar 

Trip Length :18 Days

Meals :Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 

Accommodation :Lodge 

Max Elevation :Ganesh Himal Base Camp 4,200m

Transport :Ground transport 

Group Size :02 Min/10 max

Best Month :March-May/September-December 

  • Trip Overview
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The Tsum Valley lies along the border with Tibet, just south of Tibet’s Shisha Pangma (8,046m/26,400ft). It is one of the most secluded valleys in the Himalayas and nestles beneath the Ganesh, Shringi and Boudha Himals. It was opened to trekking in 2008.

Its friendly people, the Tsumbas, are of Tibetan origin, speak an ancient dialect and have a unique culture and form of Buddhism. A form of polyandry is still practiced amongst some families – with all brothers in a family being married to one girl. These families tend to be wealthier than couples’ families. Goats, yaks and chickens are kept. Yaks provide transport for trade en route to Tibet.

Our Tsum valley trek passes Newar village of Arughat six hours by bus from Kathmandu. The trail gradually rises from village to village, over ridges, up the narrow Marsyangdi Valley to Philim and on to New Bridge where it splits: west to Manaslu, east to the Tsum Valley.

Highlights in the valley include the village of Chhekampar with its stone houses and slate roofs, Milarepa’s cave, Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa to the south has nuns of the Ngak-pa sect. Gumba Lungdang is another important nunnery where trekkers are welcomed at the evening puja. Their 360o views are amongst the best on the trek. From the Gompa, a forest trail leads to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp: and superb views of the Ganesh Himal range to the west and Manaslu to the east with its surrounding peaks. From Gumba Lungdang, the downward return journey requires only four long but fairly easy days. We will overnight at different villages.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Arughat (670m/2,198 ft) – Soti Khola (710m/2,330ft) 8-9 hrs drive
  • Day 04: Soti Khola – Machha Khola (890m/2,920ft) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 05: Machha Khola – Dobhan (1,000m/3,280ft) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 06: Dobhan – Philim (1,590m/5,216ft) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 07: Philim – Chumling (2,360m/7,750ft) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 08: Chumling – Chhekampar (3,010m/9,850ft) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 09: Chhekampar – Nile (3,480 m/11,415ft) 4-5 hrs
  • Day 10: Exploration day: Nile – Mu Gompa (3,709m/12,169ft) – Chhekampar (3,010m/9,870ft) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 11: Chhekampar – Gumba Lungdang (3,200m/10,496ft) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 12: Exploration day: Gumba Lungdang – Ganesh Himal BC (4,200m/13,780ft) – return, 7-8 hrs
  • Day 13: Gumba Lungdang – Ripchet (2,470m/8,100ft) – Lokpa (2,240m/7,348ft) 7-8 hrs
  • Day 14: Lokpa – Sirdibas (1,430m/4,690ft) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 15: Sirdibas – Khorlabesi (970m/3,182ft) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 16: Khorlabesi – Soti Khola (710m/2,330ft) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 17: Soti Khola – Arughat – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) 8-9hrs
  • Day 18: Final departure

Check List

  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Mountain Mart Trek in Kathmandu 
  • Light weight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by MMT in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals.

Tsum Valley Trekking Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Our Mountain Mart Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Please, look for our Treks and Expeditions play card. Transfer to hotel, introduce your trekking guide and check the necessities. Afternoon stroll Tourist colourful market Thamel down town.

Overnight in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel with breakfast

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City excursion

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world!  Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple. Your day tour ends Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple, Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freak Street and more.

Overnight in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel with breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu – Arughat (670m/2,198 ft) – Soti Khola (710m/2,330ft), 8-9 hrs drive

A scenic drive west through the middle hills to Malekhu, then a secondary road to Dhading Besi and a 35km dirt road to Arughat on the Budhi Gandaki River. This is a large Newar and Gurung village with many mango orchards. Then another 2 hrs drive upstream to Soti Khola.

Overnight in Soti Khola at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Soti Khola – Machha Khola (890m/2,920ft), 6-7 hrs

The trail undulates over ridges and passes waterfalls on a steep trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It then drops to pass rice paddies before climbing to the attractive Gurung village of Labubesi. Beyond, the valley opens out and the trail drops onto gravel banks along the river before rising to the village of Machha (Fish) Khola above the river – with good views of the 7,000m/22,950ft Ganesh Himal.  

Overnight in Machha Khola at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Machha Khola – Dobhan (1,000m/3,280ft), 6-7 hrs

The narrow trail follows minor ups and downs, often dropping to the gravel bar before crossing the Thado Khola and following a rocky ravine to Khorlabesi. After more moderate ups and downs there is a small hot spring at Tatopani. The trail then climbs a ridge before crossing the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. A good staircase, leads to a landslide before a final ridge to Dobhan.

Overnight in Dobhan.at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Dobhan – Philim (1,590m/5,216ft), 6-7 hrs

Today’s trail follows the east bank to a 93m suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, then climbs stone stairs up and back to the river before climbing to Thado Bharyang. Here it crosses to the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, climbs a ridge and follows the river gently upwards to the village of Jagat. Walk on to Salleri, via a cliff-side trail – with views of Shringi Himal (7,187m/23,580ft) to the north. Descend to Sirdibas; and the first signs of Buddhist culture. Another suspension bridge leads to the east bank, and a tiring climb up to Philim: a prosperous Gurung village, the Chholing Sandu Gompa and surrounded by fields of maize and millet.

Day 07: Philim – Chumling (2,360m/7,750ft), 6-7 hrs

Traverse north of Philim, through forest up the narrowing valley to Ekle Bhatti. The trail then drops through a steep gorge under pine trees to a junction at New Bridge which leads to the Larkya La.  To the right (east) a well-graded, exposed, zigzag track leads up through pines and rhododendrons, to Lokpa and the narrow lower Tsum Valley.

Then descend through beautiful forest, cross streams and circle under a bluff on the river before climbing steeply on well-made but exposed steps. Later, traverse steeply up through pines and rhododendrons, past a rock fall and later drop to Gumling and the Siyar Khola that drains much of the valley. Cross the wooden bridge and finally ascend the steep, narrow and exposed track to Chumling. The houses are classic Tibetan with barricades of firewood on the roofs: but built with sloping roofs to cope with the abundant rain and snow. They farm maize and potatoes.

Overnight in Chumling at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Chumling – Chhekampar (3,010m/9,850ft), 5-6 hrs

An easier day today! Cross the suspension bridge and new forest growing over a recent landslide. Higher up, pass gompas and superb views of the Ganesh Himal. Beyond Rainjam the trail drops to cross the Sarphu Khola that drains the Syakpa Glacier off Shringi Himal (7,101m/23,298ft) to the north. The trail then climbs, for some 2,5 hours , on well-graded but exposed track, to the Upper Tsum Valley and the linked villages of Chhokang and Paro, generally known as Chhekampar.

Here the valley broadens but the stone houses nestle under cliffs to make full use of the spacious fields for barley, maize, buckwheat and potatoes. Herds of tahr frequently graze the wild cliffs to the north; and if not watched can cause havoc in the fields. Himal Chuli (7,893m/25,897ft) can be seen to the west.

Overnight in Chhekampar at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Chhekampar – Nile (3,480 m/11,415ft) 4-5 hrs

A fairly short day today. First explore the linked villages and perhaps climb north to a retreat where Lama Kongdhog died after 26 years of meditation: the friendly people speak Tsumba, related to Tibetan, but little Nepali and are unused to visitors.

The trail passes through small villages and a local school, then rises to a ridge with chortens before passing through Lamagaon (3,020m/9,909ft). From here the huge courtyard of the Rachen Gompa nunnery is visible across the river. This is the female equivalent of the main Kathmandu Dopan Monastery.

Beyond the village of Burji a trail to the north leads to Milarepa’s Cave (Piren Phu – Pigeon Cave): one of the many places where the bringer of Buddhism to Tibet is reputed to have meditated.

Later, the trail crosses the Siyar Khola to join the trail from Rachen Gompa to Nile. There is an unusual round stupa before the impressive entrance gate to the large village of Chhule: where the children wear chubas and yaks abound. Further upstream, a bridge leads to the final climb to Nile.

Overnight in Nile at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Exploration day: Nile – Mu Gompa (3,709m/12,169ft) – Chhekampar (3,010m/9,870ft), 6-7 hrs

Make an early start for the walk up to Mu Gompa, through dry Tibetan countryside – with rows of chortens and broadening mountain vistas. The ancient monastery houses over 100 monks. On three sides are tantalising views of the Tibetan border – with three passes frequently used for trade by the Tsumbas just out of sight. There are extensive seasonal yak pastures, the Lungdang Glacier to the east and high peaks in all directions. If time, include a visit to the Dephyu Doma Nunnery (4,000m/13,100ft) to the west.

On the return route trek it is possible to visit the Rachen Gompa (the older sections are the most interesting) from Phurba and rejoin the trail to Chhekampar at Ngakyu Leru.

Overnight in Chhekampar at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Chhekampar – Gumba Lungdang (3,200m/10,496ft), 5-6 hrs

Retrace the trail to the small gompa at Gho, then drop south to a wooden bridge over the river and continue to Dumje: which has a Tibetan herbal medicine clinic and school. The track then leads up steeply, through pines and rhododendrons to a mani wall, after which it traverses along an exposed route, before zigzagging up through huge silver pines to the gompa perched on a ridge.  The mountain views in all directions are fantastic: this is likely to be a highlight of the trek.

This small gompa with 40 nuns: who each stay in a small cell, has an intense and engrossing puja from 18.00-19.30 each night. Visitors are invited to attend and permission may be obtained to camp in the gompa forecourt and use their kitchen and ablution facilities.

Overnight in Gumba Lungdang at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Exploration day: Gumba Lungdang – Ganesh Himal BC (4,200m/13,780ft) – return, 7-8 hrs

Circle from the gompa past the nuns’ housing, and zigzag down to a lower indistinct track: follow it through the forest and cross the wooden Lungdang Khola bridge. Climb steeply through pines and rhododendrons and across a kharka up to a ridge. Continue up a birch-lined creek-bed and emerge onto grassy flats east of the Torogumba Glacier’s lateral moraine. Continue past yak huts to a track up the moraine wall that gives superb views of the cirque of mountains. The Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4,200m/13,780ft) is about here (~4hrs). Return to Gumba Lungdang in time for the evening puja.

Overnight in Gumba Lungdang at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Gumba Lungdang – Ripchet (2,470m/8,100ft) – Lokpa (2,240m/7,348ft), 7-8 hrs

Descend the trail to Dumje, cross the Lungdang Khola and take the south bank trail down the Siyar Khola that climbs over deep gorges and cantilever bridges to the high fertile valley of Ripchet. Several chortens adorn barley and buckwheat fields that have been cut from surrounding pine forests. Steep stairs lead down to Gumling on the river before the trail climbs through temperate forest to Lokpa.

Overnight in Lokpa at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Lokpa – Sirdibas (1,430m/4,690ft), 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, our trail returns to Philim for lunch. Continue downhill to the suspension bridge and river bank trail to Sirdibas while enjoying the reverse views.

Overnight in Sirdibas at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15:  Sirdibas – Khorlabesi (970m/3,182ft), 5-6 hrs

Our trail now descends from the alpine Buddhist region back to the greener subtropical biome via Jagat, Yaruphant, Dobhan, Tatopani and then undulates to Khorlabesi – with time to linger along the way.

Overnight in Khorlabesi at lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16:  Khorlabesi – Soti Khola (710m/2,330ft), 5-6 hrs

The trail crosses the Tharo Khola flowing in its rocky ravine. Drop down to the river and traverse to the village of Machha Khola. Walk along the Budhi Gandaki Nadi to reach the Gurung village of Labubesi. Pass the two waterfalls on the steep cliffside trail to Khursane. Then follow the ridge above the Budhi Gandaki, through  Sal forests to the bridge before Soti Khola.

Overnight in Soti Khola at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17:  Soti Khola – Arughat – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), 8-9hrs

From here we drive, down the Budhi Gandaki Valley to Arughat and on to Kathmandu; with lunch on the way. Transfer to your Hotel, and a free afternoon.

Overnight in Kathmandu at 2 star Hotel with breakfast

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 18: Final departure

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination. 

Cost Inclusive:

  • All airport transfers
  • Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast
  • City tour by private transport
  • Trekking permits and necessary paper work (tsum valley special trekking permit, MCAP entry permit )
  • Private Jeep transport Kathmandu to Soti Khola (trail foot/head)-Kathmandu 
  • Full meals(breakfast, lunch, dinner) on your choice during the trek 
  • Supplementary snacks (energy bar, cookies and seasonal fresh fruit) 
  • Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
  • Mountain Mart Trek safe drinking water 
  • All mountain accommodation (soft comfortable private room/share bathroom) 
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered professional trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag

Cost Exclusive:

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • City entrance fees
  • Bottle drinks
  • Electronic device re-charge in Mountain
  • Travel insurance & evacuation
  • Tipping 

Trip Information Section

Meals

Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Mountain Mart Trek, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.

Accommodation

A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting.
Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.

Drinking water:

Mountain Mart Trek provides unlimited chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem

Route Map

Mountain Mart Trek offers you complementary route map and T-shirt

What to take

This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kgs per trekker means 30 kgs from 2 trekkers . Unnecessary luggage can left in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. .

Important to note:

Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.

Why Travel with Us?

Our outdoor staffs are fully insured and well equipped. MMT offers attractive salary packages to guides, porters and other trekking staffs. We also pay sustainable salaries/wages during low season when no work is available. Our porters may carry a maximum mass of 30 kilograms.

We have extensive logistical experience in both individual and group tour operations. We customize your holdiay as per requirment and  always endeavour to meet ultimate expetation. MMT tour operaters are professionalize in Nepal trekking, high adventure passes, climbing and mountaineering, cultural tours, white water rafting and many more.

Safety and trip comfort are no compromises and top priorities of the company inclusively to both clients and trekking crews. Our trekking leaders are pharmacy trained and have considerable knowledge on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) from different training workshops conducted by HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association), KEEP (Kathmandu Education Invironment Project) and TAAN (Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal) . We believe health is wealth:  Guides and porters are fully insured and sufficient trekking gear is supplied by MMT.  Emergency First Aid Kits are carried by trek leaders for health support for clients and trekking staff.  We are constantly in communication with our trek leaders about weather issues which might influence trips.

We are an independent ultimate outdoor adventure team, based in Nepal, who explore and experience the unspoiled flora, fauna and landscapes of the towering Himalayas as well as the treasures of myth and legend of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Mountain Mart Treks offers a splendid alternative solution for adventure, fun, research, and eco tourism to these South Asian countries. We believe each our happy client is our next trek.

Mountain Mart Trek has numerous fixed departures trekking tours to match several travelers. Besides, we also offer customize guaranteed departure dates upon your advice and make happen comfortably. MMT will organize treks for groups with specific interests and will adjust itineraries for groups with age-specific requirements. Group sizes can range from a single trekker up to a maximum of 10 people

Our trekking team has more than 20 years route experiences in remote adventure, peak climbing, expeditions, culture and nature research, whatever your condition we will help you to achieve your final goal. We believe in adventure beyond the fun.   We are more specialized in unbeaten and unspoiled nature finder trekking operator..

Our prices are extremely competitive and our service will touch your feelings. We have a good business relationship with domestic and international airlines, hotels and resorts and are the sole agents for several treks and tours. We guarantee fair prices and top class unexpected Services.We offer a transparent travel service and no hidden costs will hit our clients during their trip.

MMT offers a one stop travel solution and is proud to inform our valued clients that all types of travel service, including international air bookings, visa services for India, Tibet, Bhutan, and China are on offer. Apart from trekking, we are the sole agents for mountain climbing expeditions, white water rafting, wildlife safaris, cultural tours, bird watching tours as well as budget and group tours to Tibet and Bhutan

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  • Foreigners other than Indian citizen, who intend to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport prior to apply for a Nepal visa. The passport must have six months validity from the date of arrival. Travelers can obtain a Nepalese visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, or at a border immigration office. One recent copy of a passport size color photo is required to apply for Tourist Visa to Nepal.

    Visa Fees: 

    • The fees payable only in USD dollars for obtaining a visa on arrival at any border are as follows:
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days: US$ 25 payable only in USD dollars.
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days: US$ 40 payable only in USD dollars
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days: US$ 100 payable only in USD dollars
  • Yes, our Airport Representative will be there to greet you outside the Terminal Hall (after you have completed passport, immigration and visa requirements) He will be displaying our Mountain Mart Treks & Expedition logo with your name on it. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

  • Mountain Mart Treks & Expeditions is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure. With that in mind, we use a mixture of local buses and taxis, private mini buses for city sightseeing and airport pickups and sometimes land cruisers for journeys into the mountains, to and from trekking points. The choice of vehicle will also depend on the size of your group. See the “Price Includes” section for your trek’s options. All vehicles are maneuverable and flexible enabling us to take you through the narrow roads of Nepal. We carefully omit to talk about he crazy, exciting, heart thumping driving that whips you from place to place.

    Should you have special transport requests, please contact us.

  • We use standard rooms, as per our “Price Includes” section, in Kathmandu. We serve you lodge double room available in the route in sharing basis. This service provide as per trekking plan you purchased with us. Lodges are mostly in village, which allows you to buy sweets and drinks, which we do not carry with us. For Tea House (lodge) trekking you will get a double room, on shared basis, as per your trekking plan.

  • Most treks are suitable for anyone who is moderately fit. No previous experience is required. To condition yourself for trekking, some physical fitness programs such as regular walking, running, swimming, and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering a trek. Whilst on a trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before you become fully acclimatized to altitude.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day, as per itinerary, is included. If you have any special dietary requirements please inform us beforehand.

  • Hot showers will be available in some lodges at your own expense.

  • Electricity will not always be available, especially in more remote areas. Carry a second set of charged batteries with you – and don’t forget your adapters! Your guide will know where you will be able to charge your batteries next.

  • There are telephones in a few villages along the routes from which you can make international calls. Cell phone reception cannot be relied on in the mountains and in many regions not at all. If required, we can supply a satellite phone service. Please inform us should you need this service, which must be at your expense.

  • In most cities yes, to some extent, however once you leave the cities behind, you can only use cash. Make sure that you take sufficient Nepalese rupees for your needs in small denominations. In some places, Dollars, Euros and Pounds will be accepted.

  • It all depends on your spending habits. 15 to 20 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, souvenir shopping of local crafts when available and a few drinks. You can buy these things only in certain villages.

  • Tips are always expected. It is good to tip trekking staff at the end of a trek. The standard recommendation for tipping is for each person, in a group of 10 or more persons, to tip the guide US$ 10 per day and each porter US$ 3 per day. For groups of one or two persons and above USD$ 12 per day for guide and USD$ 5 for porter is recommended.

  • Please bring a water bottle to fill with purified water. We will provide you with purified water to each day. So you don’t need anything unless you want to bring your own water purifier (If so, please inform us beforehand). You can also buy mineral water in some villages along the trail.

  • All stuff what you have are not necessary to take to trekking as this makes your porter extra heavy and things can be lost and damaged during the trek. You can leave such stuff at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Mountain Mart Trekking store. Luggage storage facility is absolutely free of cost.

  • We plan each trek to depart at our customer’s convenience. Usually, a day or two after you fly into Kathmandu; spend a day or two in the capital, meeting the team, checking on all the gear and then departing after breakfast on the prearranged day.

  • A valid Passport – which must be valid for at least 6 months after you return from your tour. It needs to contain few blank pages. Bring minimum five copies of passport size photos to issue your arrival Nepal visa (which is payable only on USD cash) and trekking permits

    • Travel insurance; keep a separate photocopy with Mountain Mart Trek and into your main baggage.
    • Cash and Traveler’s Checks: keep serial numbers and proof of purchase separately.
    • Flight tickets
    • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.
    • Passport photos:
      • One for your Nepal entry visa at the airport.
      • Four for your trekking permit and more photos for a multiple entry visa for onward trips to your next port.
    • Visa fees are:
    • US$ 25/40/100 for 15 days/30 days/90 days multiple entry that is payable only in USD cash. Maximum number of days should be included in the section about extending a trek.
    • Departure taxes are included in flight tickets to any destination since 2005.
  • Yes, our company insures all our trekking staff: guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters.

  • Whilst on a trek, our porters will take care of your luggage service as per the “Price Includes” section. Your porter may carry a maximum of 15kg of luggage per person, in a soft bag A porter carries two trekkers’ bags (30kg).All you need to carry is your small day bag with personal belongings, camera, water, sun cream and sufficient warm and rain clothing for the day.

  • Weather in the Himalayas is notoriously difficult to predict: expect the unexpected. Nights are generally much cooler than the day. In winter (December to February) nights can be cold while days are beautiful (and warm when the sun is out). Snow can fall at any time of the year. Temperatures can range from 15°C to 25°C above 5000m. It is important to stay warm and dry in any conditions – so carry sufficient gear in you pack each day.

  • Yes, providing your group size meets tour agreed minimum, we include a free place for a leader, company representative and teacher.

    • 16 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for one leader.
    • 25 participants in a group – get free trekking package for two persons.
    • 40 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for three persons.
  • The safety and well-being of our clients is our first priority. Whilst acknowledging that there are inherent risks in all travel that can never be totally eliminated, we endeavor to minimize any risks or dangers that have the potential to lead to any more than reasonable level of physical or emotional distress for our clients, staff and partners.

    We aim to do this by:

    • Ensuring the chosen itinerary is appropriate for your group.
    • Seeking medical assurance from you that medical advisor prior to trekking departure to ensure all travellers are suitable for the challenge ahead
    • Ensuring that our guides are all first aid trained, carry a comprehensive first-aid kit and are fully competent in handling emergency evacuation procedures
    • Ensuring that our guides carry mobile or satellite phones: Mobile or satellite phone communication is available on most trekking routes which provide direct access to our company.
    • Providing a doctor to escort all school trekking groups and on request for charity challenges. Insisting that a complete risk assessment be provided prior travel and trek.
    • Requiring each client to complete and sign our risk assessment form prior to departure for a trek. Insisting that travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and trekkers. Insurance documentation to be provided prior to any trek.
  • A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along the route we can add days at your request (with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food if given sufficient time to make the arrangements.

  • Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trek. Please browse our trip extension on home page and the following suggestions offer a few possibilities:

    • Everest Flight – A one hour early morning flight to see Mt Everest and its surrounding peaks. A ticket
    • includes the flight plus transfers to and from the airport (weather permitting).
    • Trisuli River Rafting – A one or two day package, including return road transport.
    • Chitwan Jungle Safari Package – 2 nights 3 days. Longer trips are also available.
    • Kathmandu City Tour
    • Meditation Tour- 2/3 days
    • Tibet Tour
    • Bhutan Tour
    • India Tour
    • Volunteering at a School in a Village.

Please contact us for more ideas and information: whatever your interests?

Please read carefully “Terms & Conditions” prior trip booking

GUEST AGREEMENT AND DECLARATION

"Trekking & walking, climbing & mountaineering are in remote parts of Nepal  that carries an inherent risk due to the weather cause injury and death, which is beyond our control. Always, we do our best to reduce any risks and hazards, still there are chances of accidents happening, and in this you must agree. 

Mountain Mart Treks & Expedition “Booking Terms & Conditions"

  1. All bookings are made with Mountain Mart Treks Pvt. Limited, Which is registered company in Nepal (hereinafter referred to as The Company) whose registered office is in Nepal: Kaldhara Marg,  Paknajol Chowk, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal 
  2. The term "trip" used in these web site and booking conditions refers to all itineraries described on this website including those which might otherwise be known as walking, tours, treks, sightseeing, climbing, mountaineering, expeditions or holidays.
  3. Free trip cancellation avail 90 days prior departure. 
  4. 40% cancellation fees levied out of upfront sum before 60 days trip departure 
  5. 70% cancellation fees levied put of upfront payment before 30 day departure 
  6. During the booking 20% of the total amount, a non-refundable (15 days prior trip departure) booking deposit is required for every trip booking per person. Booking deposit can be made by bank transfer or by Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard); the information has been provided while proceed this booking form.
  7. The remaining balance will be made upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal. If final payment is not received  before of your departure, cancellation conditions will apply as per the clause below. Final trip documentation will be released upon full trip payment.
  8. If payment is made by credit card, a 4% charge will be added to the amount due to the bank withdrawal (this applies to all payments, deposits, final balances, trip extension and miscellaneous purchases) and this charge is imposed by the credit card payment service provider(your payment receive through “Himalayan Bank Ltd.” our credit card payment service provider and is used, in part, to provide consumer protection for services purchased, in accordance with the terms and conditions pertaining to the credit card being used.
  9. If you cancel your trip that you will loss of monies you paid and applies to all cancelled reservations. The date of trip cancellation is the date on which the written cancellation is received by the company. If you cancelled your trip 15 days prior to your trip departure date, we will be levied cancellation charge of full advanced amount.
  10. No refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. Refunds will be at the discretion of the company if you are involuntarily forced to leave a trip for any reason. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized. Please note that these conditions are subject to change.
  11. The company reserves the right to cancel any trip you booked; besides it is guaranteed to run. A trip is guaranteed to run once it has two fully paid travelers, unless minimum numbers state otherwise.
  12. If the company cancels a departure which is guaranteed to run we will full refund the trip price, plus you are entitled to take an alternative trip or postpone of the same value without charge. A provision to the company reserves full right to cancel any trip, including a guaranteed trip, prior to departure due to reasons beyond its' control (i.e.:  natural disasters, flight cancel, consequences of strikes, industrial action, wars, riots, sickness, quarantine, government intervention, weather conditions, or other untoward occurrences ). In such a case, the company will refund the trip price only.
  13. All amendment and cancellation fees apply only to trips listed on this site. A cancellation of a trip constitutes a cancellation as per above. If you wish to change your booking in any way, the following fees will apply.
  14. If the booking amendment request is received by the company, 60 days or more prior to your original trip departure - US$50.00 per person if the booking amendment request is received by the company less than 60 days to your original trip departure - charges as per cancellation fees. If there has been any change in the price of the trip you change your booking to and from the time of your original booking to the time of the amendment, the new trip price will apply to the reservation.
    These fees are in addition to any charges levied by hotels, and other suppliers to the company.
  15. Changes to any other arrangements made in conjunction with your trip booking (e.g.: hotels, transfers, etc.): amendments to any other arrangements made in conjunction with your trip reservation will incur an administration fee of US$20.00 per booking per change. This fee is in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground operators or airlines.
  16. It may not be possible to make any amendments to your booking within 10 days of departure. Fees for late changes will vary from a minimum of US$50.00 upward per booking, if the change can be made.
  17. It is a condition of joining any Mountain Mart treks holidays that you are insured against medical and personal accident risks. This insurance must include medical coverage, air ambulance and helicopter rescue services. We also strongly recommend that you take out cancellation insurance. You should be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, cover for this type of travel. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.
  18. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday; if you cannot provide this at the start of the holiday, you will be required to take out a suitable policy at that time. If this is not done or impossible for practical reasons, then you will not be allowed to continue with your trip and will not be entitled to any refund for services not provided. We     do not advice to get Insurance here in Kathmandu. You must carry a valid passport and have obtained the appropriate visas when traveling with the company. Please ensure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas for the countries you are traveling to, and Mountain mart Treks & Expedition (Pvt) Ltd. cannot accept responsibility if you are refused entry to a country or places because you lack the correct visa documentation.
  19. When booking on a Mountain Mart Trek trip’s you understand that Mountain Mart trek runs adventure trips, where accommodation, transport, safety, hygiene, telecommunication facilities, level of infrastructure development and medical facilities are not the same that you are used to at home, or would find on a conventional holiday. This type of holiday inherently involves a high level of personal risk, which you agree to fully assume.
  20. You understand that during the course of the trip certain events may occur, including, but not limited to, accident or illness in remote places without medical facilities, political instability and the forces of nature. You agree to assume all risks associated with the journey to the maximum extent permitted by Nepalese law.
  21. You acknowledge that travel on a Mountain Mart Trekking trip requires a degree of flexibility, and understand that the trip route, accommodation and modes of transport are subject to change without prior notice due to local circumstances.
  22. Should Mountain Mart Treks deem it advisable to amend an itinerary for any reason, it may do so by shortening, varying or re-routing any trip. These changes are binding and additional expenses will be charged to you if the reason for any alteration is outside Mountain Mart Treks' control.
  23. While traveling with Mountain Mart Treks you agree to accept the authority of the trip leader or local operator at all times. You are aware that travel within a group may involve compromise to accommodate the diverse desires and physical abilities of group members. You understand that Mountain Mart Treks reserves the right to decline, accept, or retain any person as a member of the group at any time.
  24. You acknowledge that Mountain Mart Treks contracts with a network of companies, government agencies and individuals, to assist in the running of its tours, treks, walking, holidays & expeditions. To the best of Mountain mart Treks knowledge, these third parties are qualified to perform the duties they are contracted to perform. However Mountain Mart Treks will not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may occur due to the behavior of these third parties.
  25. Mountain mart Treks will not accept responsibility or liability for any traveler who contravenes any law or regulation of any country visited.
  26. No employee, representative or agent of Mountain Mart Treks other then company head or director to vary these conditions. This agreement is governed by the laws of the Government of Nepal.
  27. Please refer to the Trip Inclusions page along with the itinerary for each trip. We have included from airport to airport or just trip inclusion. You will be clear on each trip's Trip Inclusion Page.
    • Most of the Trip prices do not include the following:
    • Personal travel insurance both Emergency medical and evacuation
    • Visa, passport and vaccination charges
    • International flight to/from Nepal and to our destinations of operation, and departure airport taxes to the respective countries.
    • Extra meals, transport costs, accommodation costs and other expenses not included in the itinerary
    • Laundry, postage, Personal clothing (unless provided in itinerary), medical expense and items of a personal nature
    • Emergency evacuation and/or searches, and not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Tips and excess baggage charge
  28. Your trip cost does include transfer to and from the destination airport(s). We will pick you up from the airport here in Kathmandu or the destination we run our trip. Prior to your departure your meeting point will be at Mountain Mart treks head office or specified hotels in Kathmandu Nepal unless otherwise specified.
  29. Participants must be in good health and physical condition. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these know to Mountain Mart treks at the time of booking. Medical and evacuation expenses are the responsibility of the participant. It is also important that you consult your doctor for vaccination and other medical requirements for your trip before you depart.  Mountain Mart Trek reserves the right to require a medical certificate prior to booking your trip or departure.
  30. Due to bad weather conditions, it may be delayed or canceled your flight or drive; we are not liable for any compensation and any extra cost incurred on the trip but will assist to make an alternative arrangement on extra cost on request.
  31. In the event of civil unrest within a region or country, we undertake to inform our clients of the situation as soon as we have knowledge of it.
  32. Having made every effort to ensure the correctness of this site, information & brochure we provide, we cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies.
  33. These booking conditions may only be waived in special circumstances, and in writing, by a letter from a Director of The Company.
  34. The terms and conditions of all agreements made with The Company shall be subject to, and governed by, Nepalese law.
  35. When making your booking with us you have read and agreed to the booking terms and conditions and abides by them and you understand what is involved in participating with Mountain Mart Treks in your chosen trip.
(updated: June 01, 2017 data from Department of Immigration - Nepal)

Download Nepal VISA form (.pdf)

Foreigners other than Indian citizen, who intend to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport prior to applying for a Nepal visa. The passport must have six months validity from the date of arrival. Foreigners can obtain a Nepalese visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, or at a border immigration office. One recent copy of a passport size color photo is required to apply for Tourist Visa to Nepal. Mountain Mart Trek has listed Nepal visa information tips for travelers to Nepal.

Tourist visas shall be granted for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January to December)

A foreigner who has departed before the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year shall not be allowed to use the visa by adding the remaining period to another visa year. If any foreigner who has entered Nepal towards the end of a visa year desires to extend his/her stay into the new visa year, he/she may do so by purchasing another visa for the New Year. Provided, however, that the computation of the fees for such period shall be made on the basis of the total period of the stay.

An application for a Tourist Visa must be submitted in the format referred to in Appendix 1.

A Nepali visa issued abroad is valid for entry for three to six months from the date of issue. True -

Tourist Visa Exceptions

Citizens of the following countries should be issue visa in their own country to Nepal embassy and consulate.

Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Zimbabwe.

Entry

No foreigners except Indians are entitled to Nepal without a valid visa.

Visas can be obtained from the following immigration offices in Nepal:

  • Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
  • Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
  • Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Visa Application Forms

A copy of the Visa Form is available for use at the end of this document that avoids you long queue to pick up the Nepal visa form at the international airport.

Visa Fees

The fees payable only in USD dollars for obtaining a visa on arrival at any border are as follows:

  1. A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days: US$ 25 payable only in USD dollars.
  2. A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days: US$ 40 payable only in USD dollars
  3. A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days: US$ 100 payable only in USD dollars
  4. Regardless of the provisions stated in points E1 and E2 above: Tourists with passports from South Asian
    Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan
    and Sri Lanka) are not required to pay visa fees for a 30 day visa.
  5. Indian citizens do not require a visa to enter into Nepal.

Visa Extension Fees

The fees payable (only in local Nepali currency) to extend the duration of your stay, or to renew a visa are:

  1. US$ 2 equivalent, in Nepali currency, per day of the extension period.
  2. An additional US$ 20 or equivalent, in Nepali currency, is payable on a single-entry visa in F1 if a MultipleEntry facility is requested for the extended period.
  3. If foreign visitors failed to renew their visa and need to do so at an exit point, they have to pay an additional equivalent to US$ 3, in Nepalese currency, on the regular visa extension fee.
  4. Foreign visitors who have overstayed their visa period of 150 days without extension are required to pay an additional visa fee as per provision in F3, plus a fine as specified in Clause 10 sun-clause 4 of the immigration Act 2049.
  5. Regardless of the provision stated in F1: 15 days is counted as a minimum extension period and the visa fee is charged accordingly. For an extension period of more than 15 days, the visa fee is charged as per the provision of F1.
  6. A tourist visa can be extended for up to a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (Jan. – Dec.).
    It is cheaper to purchase a 30 day visa at the point of entry and then to extend it, for 15 days or more at the Central Immigration Office in Kathmandu or Pokhara unless you are staying for 90 days or more

    For an extension to a visa you will need two additional passport photographs for each extension.

Transit Visa

A transit visa for one day can be obtained from Nepal's immigration offices at an entry point upon the production of a departure flight ticket via Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The fee is US$ 5 or equivalent convertible currency. A transit visa may not be extended.

A Nepali Visa can be obtained from Nepal Embassy / Consulate Offices in your country, or upon arrival at Kathmandu airport. It is also possible to obtain the visa from other border points of entry. You'll need 1 passport photo each time.

For foreign investors, a business visa with a multiple entry facility for a period of one year or five years can be obtained from the Department of Immigration on the recommendation of the Department of Industry and Commerce by paying US$ 100 and US$ 250 or equivalent convertible foreign or Nepali currency.

Note: While we try to make the information contained herein as accurate as possible, we accept no responsibility for any loss, disruption or inconvenience sustained by anyone using this information.

Important Information to Visitors

Foreign visitors are requested to keep a note of the dates on their Nepalese visa and their passport number to avoid possible problems. Visa extensions need to be applied for, within the valid period of the Nepalese visa.

You are requested to ensure that you get the arrival/departure stamps on your passport at the entry /exit points to avoid possible legal complications.

Living in Nepal without a passport or a valid visa is a punishable offence.

Deviation from the prescribed trekking routes mentioned on your trekking permit will be treated as a violation of the law.

You are advised to be aware of brokers/cheaters and counterfeit documents or visa/trekking permits to avoid legal complications.

Change of purpose of your stay without permission is not allowed and employment or voluntary services while on a tourist visa is strictly prohibited. It will be a punishable offence.

Be certain to register at the police and Immigration check points along any trail. It would be wise to register your trekking destination and schedule at your Embassy or Consulate.

If you encounter problems along the trails, immediately inform the nearest police or Immigration post officials.

You are requested to change money with recognized dealers and do not forget to take and keep formal receipts.

You are requested to inform the officials at an Immigration Office or Police Station of any changes in the address previously given in your visa application form or disembarkation card, and within seven days.

If, as a tourist, your stay is more than 120 days in one visa year and you wish to visit additional places for longer than 24 hours, you must register at the local police office of such places, your name, passport number and address.

You are advised to be mindful to contact the Department of Immigration to request a visa transfer in the case of getting a new passport or travel document from your embassy, and within seven days.

Passport and trekking permits should be kept by each trekker while trekking.

Filming in restricted or notified areas without permission is strictly prohibited.

Please do not take out the visa stickers from your passport and do not try to change records printed in your passport.

We request your co-operation in observing the following guidelines during your stay in Nepal. Respect local traditions, customs, values and sentiments, help to protect local culture and maintain local pride.

  1. Respect privacy while taking photographs.
  2. Respect holy places.
  3. Refrain from giving money to children as it will encourage begging.
  4. Respecting local etiquette will earn you respect.
    Let the Himalayas change you – do not change them: so remember while you are on trekking:
  5. Leave campsites cleaner than you have found them.
  6. Do not light open fires.
  7. Burn dry papers and packets in a safe place.
  8. Keep local water clean and avoid using pollutants.
  9. Plants should be left to flourish in their natural environment.
  10. Help your guides and porters to follow conservation measures.
  11. Protect the natural environment.

Information for Indian Citizens

Indian citizens are permitted to travel in Nepal provided they have any one of the following documents:

Passport; Driving license with photograph; Identity card with photograph issued by a governmental body; Ration card with photograph; Voter identity card with photograph; Registration certificate issued by the Indian embassy to Indian citizens residing in Nepal; Ad hoc/temporary identity cards issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen in the event of exigency; Document with photograph and setting out identity, issued by the sub-divisional magistrate or authority there above.

General Information

Department of Immigration
Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.
Tel : 977 - 01 - 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868
Fax : 977 - 01 - 4433935
Email : mail@nepalimmigration.gov.np
Web : http://nepalimmigration.gov.np/

Office Hours

Sunday to Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 17:00 p.m. in Summer
10:30 a.m. - 16:00 p.m. in Winter (Nov. to Jan.)
Friday 10:30 a.m. -15:00 p.m.

Visa Application Hours

Sunday to Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 15:00 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 13:00 p.m.

Note: All of the information above is based on information from the Department of Immigration of Nepal’s office and may be found on their website.

Trekking cards and Permits for Conservation Areas, National Parks and Restricted Areas

All trekkers are required to carry a Trekkers' Information Management System card (TIMS card). It is available from the Tourist Services Centre in Kathmandu: Sun – Fri 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00. It is free, but requires two passport photographs. (Trekking agencies provide the cards for their clients.) Show it at check points on trekking routes.

Trekking Permits are required for all treks that pass through Conservation Areas or National Parks.

Conservation Area permits can be purchased at the Tourist Services Centre for Rs 2000 plus two photographs.

National Park entry tickets cost Rs 3000 and require no photograph. Purchase at the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation office Sun – Fri 09:00 – 14:00 only (next to the Tourist Services office).

Restricted Area Permits are required mainly for camping style trekking in remote areas near the Tibetan border – for which a guide is strongly recommended. They can only be purchased for two or more trekkers. The permits are issued by the Central Immigration Office, require two working days, your original passports (not facsimiles) and two photographs. Costs range from US$10/week to US$500/10 days plus substantial additional amounts for each additional day. These will be procured by your chosen trekking agency. Offices are open daily, but with restricted hours on Saturdays.

Tourist Visa

The foreign tourist visiting Nepal shall be granted the tourist visa.

The tourist visa shall be granted for a period in maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Visa years means January to December).

A tourist who has departed before the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year shall not be allowed to use the visa by adding the remaining period to another visa year.

If any foreigner who has entered into Nepal towards the end of a visa year desires to spend even the period during which he may stay in Nepal with the tourist visa of the other visa year, he may use such facility.

Provided, however, that the computation of the fees for such period shall be made on the basis of the total period of his stay.

Note: Above information is based on Department of Immigration of Nepal office.

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