It is very essential to know about the entry and exits point of any country. This helps you in avoiding unnecessary troubles. As far as Nepal is concerned, there are only 8 government approved entry points. These inlets can also be used for getting out of Nepal. There is absolutely no problem if you plan your entry and exit from the separate points and fill up the prescribed forms. Following are the government approved entry/exit points of Nepal.
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and a valid visa. The visas can be obtained at the Nepalese Diplomatic Missions and Consuls abroad and entry points issue visa for a 15 days. The visa will be extended at the Department of Immigration, Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Tel: 412337/418573. The Department also issues multi entry visa for the visitors.
Tribhuvan Internaitonal Airport, Kathmandu.
(3) Belhiya (Bhairahawa)
(6) Jogbani (Biratnagar) and
(7) Mahendra Nagar in Nepal-lndia border and Kodari in Nepal-China border. The overland tourists entering the Kingdom with their vehicles must possess an international carnet.
Nepal offers travel possibilities for everyone – from novices to hardened adventurers. However, trekking grade is difficult to determine precisely. The level of fitness and prior experience play important roles to assess future treks. Still, trekking routes in Nepal have been graded based on the length, altitude, remoteness, walking conditions, weather and other factors. Please note that there are at least two types of grading itself. Some divide the routes into three grades, and others in five grades.
The best use of grading can be made to compare different trek routes. Remember that all trekking demands some physical efforts.
We present here four types of most common grading system:
Grade 1 - Easy:
Daily stages of 5 to 6 hours along good passable trails. Differences in altitude of up to 800m, below 4000m. Night temperature can drop below freezing point.
Grade 2 - Moderate :
Daily stages of 4 to 7 hours a day. The trails are usually well passable but some high altitude passes above 4000m can be steep. Possible snow on the high altitude passes can put your endurance to the test. A good condition is recommended.
Grade 3 - Strenuous :
Treks of more than 15 days with daily stages of 4 to 8 hours. Differences in altitude of up to 1000m, below 4000m. One or more high altitude passes above 5000m. Most night's temperatures below freezing point. Sometimes-difficult camping sites. A good condition is a requirement.
Grade 4 - Technical:
Treks and climbs of more than 15 days. Walking on very difficult grounds, basic mountaineering skills required. Nights at very low temperature. A strong resistance and a very good physical condition are required.
Grade 6 -Tough or Alpine:
Most adventurous high altitude trekking, crossing one or more passes of over 6,000 meter of altitude. General knowledge of mountaineering required. Nights will be very cold, daily 4-8 hours of walk at mountaineer's pace.