Plan Your Trip
The nearest international airport to Kathmandu is Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). It is the primary gateway to Nepal and is well-connected to major cities worldwide.
Getting Around Kathmandu
Navigating the vibrant city of Kathmandu is an exciting experience, and there are various transportation options for attendees to explore the city and its surroundings.
1. Taxi Services:
Taxis are a convenient mode of transportation within Kathmandu. Attendees can easily hail a taxi on the street or request one through hotel services. Always negotiate the fare before starting the journey.
2. Ride-Sharing Services:
Consider using popular ride-sharing services, which provide a convenient and often cost-effective way to travel around the city. Download the relevant mobile app for hassle-free rides.
Here are some well-known ride-sharing apps:
1. Durbar Square:
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durbar Square is a historic palace complex with stunning architecture, temples, and courtyards. Explore the Kumari Ghar, the residence of the Living Goddess.
Known for its bustling streets, Thamel is a vibrant neighbourhood with shops, restaurants, and lively markets. It’s a great place to shop for souvenirs, clothing, and local crafts.
3. Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
Perched atop a hill, Swayambhunath offers panoramic views of Kathmandu. This ancient stupa is adorned with prayer flags, and the resident monkeys add to the unique atmosphere.
Gastronomic Delights in Kathmandu
Explore the rich and diverse flavors of Nepalese cuisine. Some must-try dishes include:
Dumplings filled with meat or vegetables, often served with dipping sauces.
2. Dal Bhat
A traditional meal consisting of lentil soup, rice, and a variety of side dishes.
Before planning your trip to the 3rd Asia CLE Conference in Kathmandu, please be aware of the visa requirements for Nepal. Most international visitors need a visa to enter the country.
Visa On Arrival
Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. Likewise, other Entry and Exit points established at the border regions also provide ‘ On Arrival Visa’ to foreign nationals hoping enter to Nepal via land.
Once you arrive at the airport, please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival.
- 1st Step
- Fill in ‘ Arrival Card ‘
- Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting official website of Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.
- 2nd Step
- Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days)
- Get the receipt
While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.
Nationals of following countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government. In other words these nationals won’t get on arrival visa until and unless they have official letter issued from Ministry of Home Affiars Nepal.
- Refugees with travel document
On Arrival Visa Fee
15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD
- 3rd Step
- Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport
- Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.
For more information please visit https://www.immigration.gov.np/