VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Country directory Nepal
Russian citizens need a visa to enter Nepal, which can be obtained directly at the Kathmandu airport in the arrivals hall or in Moscow at the Nepalese embassy. Only for citizens of India entry is visa-free. A tourist visa can be single or multiple entry. A single entry should be used if you plan to visit only Nepal. If the trip includes excursions to Tibet or India, a multiple-entry visa is required.
To obtain a visa at the embassy, you will need a photo, a passport and a completed application form. The visa gives the right to enter within 6 months from the date of receipt. Children under 10 do not need to pay visa fees.
If you decide to stay in Nepal, you can extend your visa, but you will have to pay for each month separately and it will cost more. You can extend your visa at the offices of the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
According to customs rules, all luggage in Nepal is subject to customs inspection at the point of entry. Personal property is imported duty-free. Duty-free import of up to 100 cigarettes or 25 cigars, up to 1.5 liters of alcoholic beverages or 12 cans of beer, up to 15 rolls of film and personal items is allowed.
Import mini-computer, audio and video equipment is declared: 1 film and video camera, 1 radio receiver, 1 tape recorder, 1 bicycle, wrist watch, 1 set of self-writing pens, up to 15 audio cassettes and electronic goods are issued separately, while the import of these items is possible only if subject to their declaration and re-export from the country.
The import of drugs, weapons and military equipment is prohibited. The export of gold, silver, precious stones, wild animals, their skins and horns, drugs and raw materials for their production is prohibited.
Tourists can take out souvenirs, with special certificates you can take out antiques no more than 100 years old. Export any metal statues, icons and paintings depicting gods, and other objects of any historical or artistic value, is allowed only with the permission of the Department of Archeology of Nepal. However, if you bought an antique, it is better to consult the Department of Archeology of Nepal in advance about the possibility of its export.
There are no restrictions on the import and export of foreign currency (declaration of large amounts is required). The Nepalese rupee cannot be imported and exported from Nepal, the currency can be exchanged in Nepal, this can only be done when departing from Kathmandu International Airport and only for an amount not exceeding 15% of that indicated in bank certificates for exchange. At land border crossings, a reverse exchange is not possible, whether there is a certificate or not.
Embassy in Nepal
Nepal, Embassy in Moscow
Embassy of Nepal in Moscow:
119121, Russia, Moscow, 2nd Neopalimovsky per., 14/7
Reception days: Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 12.00
Phone: (+7 495) 244-0215
Fax: (+7 495) 241-0000
Nepal, Russian Embassy in the country:
Russian Embassy in Nepal:
Embassy of the Russian Federation, Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: (8-10-9771) 41-2155, 41-1064, 41-9170
Fax: (8-10- 9771) 41-6571
Communication in Nepal
You can call to Russia from ordinary post offices or, using IP-telephony, from shops, offices and offices with ISD/IDD/STD signs. IP-telephony can cost 2 times cheaper, but is available only in large cities. You can get on the Internet quite easily in Kathmandu or Pokhara, as well as in some other tourist centers, for example, in Lukla or Namche Bazaar. In the vicinity of Kathmandu and Pokhara, as well as in some areas in the southeast of the country, mobile communications of the GSM 900 standard are supported. The operator is Nepal Telecommunications Corporation, roaming is provided to Beeline and Megafon subscribers. In addition, the operator “Mero Mobile” provides mobile communication of the GSM 900/1800 standard, its roaming partner is MTS.
Post offices operate in all major cities. You can send letters, postcards and parcels, but they will go from 1.5 to 2 months.
To call Nepal, dial 8 – 10 – 977 – area code – phone number.
To call Russia, you need to dial 007 – area code – phone number.
Emergency Phones in Nepal
Police – 100, 110, 120, 130
Special Police Department for Tourists – 220-18
Department of Tourism – 247-041
Aeroflot Representative Office in Kathmandu – 226-161, 227-399
Embassy of the Russian Federation in Nepal – 412-155, 411- 063
Paid clinics in Kathmandu, there is a doctor on call (like “emergency care”):
CIWEC Clinic – 410-983
Nepal International Clinic – 412-842
For emergency care, hospitalization, and operating surgery, the best place is Patan Hospital in Lagankhel – 522-278/522-295
Maharajani Tribuwan University Teaching Hospital – 412-303/412-404
Western Regional Hospital (Pokhara) – 200-66
According to medicinelearners, shops and supermarkets in major cities of Nepal are usually open from 9.00 – 10.00 am to 16.00 – 17.00 hours from Sunday or Monday to Thursday. On Friday there is usually a shortened day until 16.00, Saturday is a day off. In supermarkets you can find about the same products as in Russia. Numerous shops and private shops operate on their own schedule.
In Nepal, it is customary to tip waiters in restaurants and service personnel in hotels. Guides, conductors and porters also usually count on tips. Taxi drivers are usually not tipped unless they provide some additional service. Tipping is usually 10% of the amount.