How to enter Nepal
International Air Connection:
Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights to/ from Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Bangkok, Doha and Hong Kong. Other International airlines operating from and to Kathmandu are Air Arabia (Sharjah), Air Asia (Kuala Lumpur), Air China (Lhasa, Chengdu), ArkeFly (Amsterdam), Bahrain Air (Bahrain), Biman Bangladesh (Dhaka), China Eastern Airlines (Kunming), China Southern Airlines (Guangzhou), Dragon Air (Hong Kong), Druk Air (Delhi, Paro), Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi), Flydubai (Dubai), GMG Airlines (Dhaka), Gulf Air (Bahrain), Indian Airlines (Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi), Indigo Airlines (Delhi), Jet Airways (Delhi, Mumbai), Jet Lite (Delhi), Korean Air (Seoul), Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi, Islamabad), Qatar Airways (Doha), RAK Air (Ras al- Khaimah), Silk Air (Singapore), Spicejet (Delhi), Thai Airways (Bangkok)and United Airways (Dhaka).
Nepal Airlines has an extensive network of air services to major parts of the country. Besides Nepal Airlines, other domestic airlines (there are more than 18 in operation) provide regular and charter services to popular domestic destinations. Many domestic airlines operate early morning, one-hour mountain flights round the year.
Airport tax is already included in the international air ticket, therefore, passengers departing for international destinations from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu do not need to pay airport tax at the airport during departure. However, for domestic travel within Nepal one has to pay airport tax at the domestic airport before departure.
Traveling by Road
All visitors entering Nepal by land must use these designated entry points and may not enter from any other point:
(3) Belhiya, Bhairahawa
(5) Dhangadi and
(6) Mahendranagar in the Nepal-India border and
(7) Kodari in the Nepal-China border.
S.No. Route Approx. Distance (border towns to major cities) Nearest Railways Station in India
1 Siliguri- Kakkarvitta- Kathmandu 620 km New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
2 Jogbani-Biratnagar-Kathmandu 550 km Jogbani
3 Raxaul-Birgunj-Kathmandu 280 km Raxaul (RXL)
4 Sunauli-Bhairahawa-Kathmandu 280 km Gorakhpur (GKP)
5 Rupaidiya-Jamuna (Nepalgunj)- Kathmandu 520 km Rupaidiya / Nanpara
6 Gauriphanta-Mohana (Dhangadi)-Kathmandu 630 km Gauriphanta/ Paliya
7 Banbasa-Gaddachauki (Mahendranagar)- Kathmandu 715 km Banbasa/ Tanakpur
8 Sunauli-Bhairahawa-Palpa-Pokhara 185 km Gorakhpur (GKP)
9 Sunauli-Bhairahawa-Chitwan 145 km Gorakhpur (GKP)
10 Sunauli-Bhairahawa-Lumbini 26 km Gorakhpur (GKP)Please note that overland tourists entering Nepal with their vehicles must possess an international carnet or complete customs formalities.