Gov.Regd. No.:90959/068/069 Contact:+977-9851129254

Access to Nepal

BY AIR: Here is the list of airlines connecting to Nepal:

§  South Asian

1.       Druk Air

2.       IndiGo

3.       Air India

4.       Jet Airways

5.       Biman Bangladesh

6.       Bhutan Airlines (Tashi Air)

§  South East Asian

1.       Thai Airways

2.       Malaysia Airlines

3.       Air Asia

4.       Malindo Air 

5.       Silk Air

§  China/Korea

1.       Air China

2.       China Eastern Airlines

3.       China Southern Airlines

4.       Dragonair

5.       Sichuan Airlines

6.       Korean Air

§  Gulf

1.       Air Arabia

2.       Etihad Airways

3.       FlyDubai

4.       Oman Air

5.       Qatar Airways –

§  Europe

1.       Turkish Airlines

§  Airlines of Nepal operating international flights:

1.       Buddha Air

2.       Nepal Airlines


BY LAND: All visitors coming to Nepal by land must enter only through one of these entry points (1) Kakarbhitta (2) Birgunj (3) Belhiya, Bhairahawa (4) Nepalgunj (5) Dhangadi and (6) Mahendranagar in the Nepal-India border and (7) Kodari in the Nepal-China border. The overland tourists entering the country with their vehicles must possess an international carnet or complete customs formalities.


All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the port of entry. Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green Channel for quick clearance without a baggage check. If you are carrying dutiable articles, you have to pass through the Red Channel for detailed customs clearance.


Apart from used personal belongings, visitors are allowed to bring to Nepal free of duty cigarette (200) or cigars (50), distilled liquor (one 1.5 liter bottle), and film (15 rolls). You can also bring in the following articles free of duty on condition that you take them out with you when you leave: binoculars, movie or video camera, still camera, laptop/computer, and portable music system.


It is illegal to export objects over 100 years old (sacred images, paintings, manuscripts) that are valued for culture and religious reasons. Visitors are advised not to purchase such items as they are Nepal's cultural heritage and belong here. The Department of Archaeology (tel: 4213701, 4213702) at Ramshah Path near Singha Durbar has to certify all metal statues, sacred paintings and similar objects before they are allowed to be sent or carried out of the country. Handicraft dealers and travel agents are able to assist you in this process. For more information on customs matters, contact the Chief Customs Administrator, TIA Customs Office; tel: 4470110, 4472266.