Mardi Himal Trek

8 Days

Whether you’ve trekked before or not but any time you hear about Nepal, hiking is what comes first to your mind. With a breathtaking backdrop, nothing gives as much pleasure and wildness as trekking here does. Mardi Himal trek is one of the most popular short treks in Nepal.

Unique wildlife, unspoiled landscapes, and dramatic geographical features has been a highlight of Nepal’s trek. Moreover, it appears that there are always more exotic and remote places to explore here.

Yet, in recent years, Nepal has drawn more travelers with its classic multi-day hiking trails rather than the new one. In no reasoning, Mardi Himal is one of few that has persuaded hikers to travel the region over and again.

Mardi Himal Trek often gets overlooked for its quintessential natural beauty with spectacular snow peaks and wildlife. But it’s typical trek routes which display history and good old days of past trekkers is what worth exploring.

It hasn’t been long since trek to Mardi Himal was first allowed to trek. Despite being just underneath Machhapuchre, the trekking spot has scored a great reputation in no time.

Trekkers from world-wide fly to the region only to conquer the summit. No wonder, Mardi Himal Trek is emerging as one of the best hiking routes in Nepal. It lies at an elevation of 5587m and on the east side of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Like most Himalayan hikes, Mardi Himal Trek too starts from Pokhara after flying from Kathmandu. The very next day, your trek to Mardi Himal officially begins and you’re to hike up to Pothana.

Starting from Pokhara, it’s a 1 hour drive to Kande and 4 hours walk on the trail later. From Pothana to High Camp, you’ll cover nearly 23 km distance trekking via dense forest with flowers.

After high camp, you’ll ascend the hills for about 6 hours to reach the upper viewpoint and return back to the camp. You’ll have a far easy trail to walk from here as they descend the hill from High Camp to Kalimati Village.

Your next stoppage will be Lumre where you’ll reach walking downhill for almost 3 hours. Since you’ll also be returning to Pokhara the same day, it’s wise to take a ride that only takes 2-3 hours.

On the last day of Mardi Himal Trek, you’ll catch a flight to Kathmandu Valley from Pokhara airport. On your way back, there are plenty of scenic views to rejoice including the beautiful landscapes and mountains such as Machhapuchre and Dhaulagiri.

Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek

  • Off-the-beaten-path that walks old-style remote villages
  • Cultural inclusivity and active participation during festivals and event
  • Picturesque view of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna and Machhapuchhre
  • Scenic trekking route with oak forest and blossoming Rhododendrons in spring
  • Reasonable trek cost and easy access to many isolated destinations
  • Famed Tibetan monasteries and glacial lakes
  • Interaction with the local people and see through their history and art

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Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 02: Pokhara to Pothana via Phedi

Day 03: Pothana to Forest Camp

Day 04: Forest Camp to High Camp

Day 05: High Camp to Upper Viewpoint/Base Camp and back to High Camp

Day 06: High Camp to Kalimati Village

Day 07: Kalimati to Lumre and drive to Pokhara

Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Flight Distance: 146 km

Flight Duration: 25 minutes

Maximum Altitude: 1740 meters

It’s the first day of your Mardi Himal Trek and you definitely don’t want to be late today. So make sure to wake up early in the morning.

Though it won’t take too much time to reach Pokhara, it’s better you have breakfast at the hotel. This will help you stay in good health at least till the plane lands at Pokhara.

The entire flight lasts about 25 minutes, taking you over the breathtaking landscapes and snow-covered mountains. Once touched down the wondrous city, you can take a short trip to Phewa Lake and even the vibrant local shops around.

Overnight stay at a lodge in Pokhara and the trek to Mardi Himal will just begin from the later day.

Trek Distance: 16.6 km

Trek Duration: 4 hours

Drive Duration: 1 hour

Maximum Altitude: 1700 meters

It’s the second day of your trek to Mardi Himal and there are ample ways to relish it. How about you start the day with a delicious breakfast alongside a mesmeric view of Annapurna.

As Pothana is the start point for Mardi Himal trek, you’ll wind up the day only after reaching the village. So, beginning from Pokhara, you’ll take an hour drive to Kande on a short distance route.

The driveway takes you to the remote villages and ancient monasteries of the region. Your trek officially starts from here, walking to Dhampus followed by Australian Camp.

You can expect to get a break upon reaching here and continue hiking only after having lunch. It’s all about climbing down the hill from the point onwards until arriving at the village.

In any corners and place, you would’ve been while traveling to Pothana, there is a splendid sight to catch. The classic trail will be taking you to the magnificent gompas as well as the fertile terrace field. Stay the night at Pothana and you can be heading to Forest Camp the later day.

Trek Distance: 14.5 km

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Maximum Altitude: 2500 meters

If you’re looking for a definite reason to make a trek today, Forest Camp is perhaps the best excuse to be made. It’s obvious you’ll start the day with breakfast at Pothana and thereupon head towards Forest Camp.

For the first time since embarking the trip, you’ll be walking through a dense forest today covered with oak trees and maple. Walking ahead, there’s more to explore and catch the sight of Hemlock, Birch and even Rhododendron.

The whole forest will lay a best floral display, allowing you to refresh the mind and ease off. After scrambling for almost an hour through a well-defined route and passing a pine forest, you’ll arrive at Kokar.

On your stay here, you’ll be offered a night sky full of stars to watch and even constellations. If that doesn’t fill your heart with joy, then why not take a look around the forest and take a moment to cherish nature.

You have a tea house to spend the night at Forest camp so call it a day now and have dinner.

Trek Distance: 8.5 km

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Maximum Altitude: 3700 meters

Every other day you’ll find a new reason to trek to Mardi Himal. And today in the form of a strong motive, you have High Camp to conquer by far the end of the day.

So, without any delay, have your breakfast at the teahouse and start tracing the route. Find your way through the forest with orchids and fern after ascending the hill.

Going ahead, you get access to the natural splendor with a dense forest full of lichen and mosses. Coming back to the trail, you’ll be overlooking a splendid view of Annapurna South to the left.

Its best offering would still be Machhapuchre and Hiunchuli that appear atop the valley.

Underneath the hill, you can spot gushing Modi Khola losing its side and flowing hastly.

From here it’s just a matter of hours before reaching Annapurna Sanctuary, walking alongside the river. Stopping by the base camp, you’ll have your lunch and only thereafter, start exploring the region.

Spend the night at one of the three lodges in High Camp where there is a green meadow. The day time is still more fun here as you can simply spot yaks feeding on the pastures.

Trek Distance: 9 km

Trek Duration: 6 hours

Maximum Altitude: 4500 meters

Trekking perhaps is in itself the best way to alleviate ownself. But as soon as it connects to nature, there is a new sense of pleasure and tranquility.

So to get a lead in the trip and prevent weariness, it’s best you begin walking early in the morning. The dramatic far off trail from High Camp will have you ascend a steep hill and a green pasture before leaving it behind.

There is still a lot you’d be enjoying on your way with the astounding view of Annapurna. The unique vegetation with astonishing floras and faunas will once again capture your heart.

It’s time for you to walk along a ridge now that goes through pastures and hills. The indulging pathway with mesmeric scenes may still have you lose the time.

Wheezing and groaning, you’ll arrive at Upper Viewpoint which alone offers a grand view. For instance, you can spot giant Annapurna and even majestic Machhapuchre from the hilltop.

It will take you about an hour to reach here all the way down from High Camp.

You’ll take a complete tour of the base camp and even its topography before descending the hill.

Since there is no hotel or lodge available here, you’ll have a quick trip to the base camp. By noon, you’ll retrace your steps back to high camp and be there before lunch. Stay the night at high camp and you can travel to Kalimai Village the next day.

Trek Distance: 7 km

Trek Duration: 2 hours

Maximum Altitude: 1800 meters

It’s a day 6 of Mardi Himal Trek and somewhat it seems like the hike is about to end. Still, you’ve an excursion to make and Kalimati Village is where you’ll be heading today.

This small village is in Salyan district at western-central Nepal with a minor population. The walkway to the village is still fortifying even so with classic trails and magnificent views.

The route starts descending from the High Camp and down the hill after you start trekking. It has you walking along the ridge and a narrow forest with Rhododendron before reaching Low Camp.

From here, you’ll keep tracking the trail that leads nowhere but beautiful Kalimati Village. The place offers you so much to explore on the day including the history and tradition.

It gives you a little taste of every culture and value followed by different ethnic groups. Kalimati Village also has an awe-inspiring view of Annapurna and terrace farm to proffer you.

Trek Distance: 10 km

Trek Duration: 3 hours

Drive Duration: 2-3 hours

Maximum Altitude: 1400 meters

After an overwhelming time spent at Kalimati Village, it’s time for your next stop, Lumre. It’s best you make an early move by leaving for the trail shortly after having breakfast.

It’s usually downhill to Lumre commencing from Kalimati so the trek will be less challenging for you. The highlight of this idyllic trip would be the hypnotic view of picturesque mountains and vibrant valleys.

The path drawn along the valley passes through a grass field and remote villages of Nepal. It takes no longer from here to arrive at Lumre and you can catch your ride then.

The drive will last no more than 2 hours and you’ll be glaring at breathtaking Pokhara yet again. Stay the night at Pokhara as it’s more convenient to fly to Kathmandu from the city.

Flight Distance: 146 km

Flight Duration: 25 minutes

Maximum Altitude: 1350 meters

It’s the last day of Mardi Himal Trek as you’re just minutes away from winding it up. So, the best way you can celebrate a few hours in Pokhara is by sightseeing at its lake.

Walking miles-distance in the early morning, you can take a glimpse of the beautiful sunrise from Sarangkot. Don’t make it too long though as you have a flight to catch to Kathmandu. It’s about a 25 minutes flight from Pokhara that eventually ends at the valley.

Even after then, we’ll keep assisting you and also drive you safely to your hotel. Worn out from the flight, you can relax as long as you wish or else take a trip to Kathmandu.

The city has so much to provide the guest including cultural shows and events.

Best time to trek Mardi Himal

If you want to avoid blazing heat or else the greasy trek route during monsoon, work out your schedule and plan Mardi Himal Trek for Autumn. Autumn is the perfect time you can ever come across, to head to the region and make the most of the trip.

Beyond just scrambling the walkway and sightseeing view, there is a lot more to experience at this time. You can simply overhear birds humming along the valleys while trails coated with flower petals.

Every new day embraces the travelers here with bright sunshine and clear sky overhead. With monsoon just retracing its way back, the weather remains moist all through the season.

Meanwhile, the days are still warm, while nights, relatively cold by the end of November in Mardi during Autumn.

Likewise, travelers are equally fond of hiking Mardi Himal in Spring when nature showers endless beauty. For the most part of the region, there is green foliage all round with rhododendron blooming to its fullest.

Streets and the surrounding avenue as well are jam-packed here with trekkers flocking from all over the world. Those who are morning people, you have plenty to do all day starting from viewing the scenic snow peaks.

Mardi Himal also invites tourists into its spectacular abode during winter, the numbers are low though. Not after the grandeur of course, but the region sees few tourists for its chilly weather both morning and night.

Trekking lowland is still fine but as you ascend high altitude, the temperature gradually drops and even below to minus. The views are great though with villages painted snow white and even the routes looking incredible.

There isn’t much craze amongst tourists for Monsoon, likely as it’s downpouring all day throughout the season. The substandard visibility and slimy routes causing barriers, deters people from traveling the region.

How Difficult is Mardi Himal Trek?

Trekkers ascending Mardi Himal can often withstand difficulty depending on various situations. Most of these challenges that the hikers have come up with highly relies on weather as well as season. Some of the Mardi Himal Trek difficulty endured by these trekkers traveling around are listed below.

  • Trekkers struggle finding proper accommodation at peak season
  • Acute mountain sickness like dizziness and headache often halts the trek
  • Following unforeseeable weather, the trek duration can extend at times
  • Visibility of the mountains gets poor during monsoon with mist looming around
  • Temperature is relatively too low with icy-cold weather in winter
  • Mardi Trek Route is moderate to challenging at certain places at higher elevations.

Mardi Himal Trek Map

While it isn’t much of a pain to track the route to Mardi Himal, a map will still be a great help. Anyone who possesses a detailed Mardi Himal Trek map can easily end up at the peak.

The best thing about having a map is that you won’t need the help of a guide. Follow up the location and you can simply make it to the destination without much stress.

Map to Mardi Himal can help you come up with the easiest and shortest route to the camp. These trails won’t be long and neither as tough as the previous. They are well-marked and can be easily navigated.

Besides the map, you’ll also require other trekking equipment that would be of great help. The supplementary items like binoculars, headlight, and compass can equally ease your trek.

During on-season, you can find many trekkers walking to the camp with a mere help of a trek map. And in any way, you lost the track, be open to talk to the locals and they can guide you.

Food and Accommodation during the Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is more about tea houses and homestay with remote villages open to provide the service. The facilities offered by these homestays are no match to what fancy hotels and lodges provide. They make you feel homely, come up with delicious food and mostly treat you like a member of the house.

As far as amenities of local tea houses are concerned, it too is exemplary. For a cost of $2 to $6 a night, you’ll get a standard room with sanitized bed sheets and a blanket. The rooms in the teahouses often come with shared twin beds.

As if the room wasn’t enough to please, they’ll also offer you a delicious meal. At most of the guest houses, you’ll get traditional Nepali food for dinner like Dal Bhat and Tarkari.

In case you’re not okay with eating the local food, there are plenty of other food items to eat including momo and stirred-fried noodles.

Mardi Himal Trek Cost

Sight of heavenly landscapes, sky-scraping mountains and relaxing trail to walk, all just for $500 to 700USD. Now that’s what makes Mardi Himal Trek a profitable deal. It’s a pretty decent price for what you’ll get to experience and the tour package is indeed tough to keep up with.

That being said, the price only fits for 8-days Mardi Himal Trek itinerary. If you wish to extend your holiday period then be ready to cash in more as the price will firmly rise up. Trek to Mardi Himal simply goes with the principle that more the length of your stay, the more it will cost you.

After getting the package, you wouldn’t have to worry anymore about the arrangements of accommodation and food. Even your Entry permit fee for Annapurna Conservation Area will be taken care of by your travel agency. Unless, choose to travel alone, you’ll need at least $20 for the permit that comes with the tax of NRS 260.

Is trek to Mardi Himal feasible in December?

Mardi Himal Trek in December is not necessarily unattainable. Instead, you can just make it to the top with little precautions and proper medications.

Between December and January, the weather in the region is quite severe and in fact, icy cold. It is, therefore, preventive measures are to be taken to avoid health issues. Trekkers also must follow routine exercise for physical strength and mental alertness.

What is the weather and temperature like during Mardi Himal Trek?

The weather of Mardi Himal Trek depends on which season you’re probing to visit the region. If you’ve already made plans to travel the region in July then there is a little we can do for you.

But if not, we recommend you to make the trip during spring and if likely autumn. It is the time when the weather along the way to Mardi Himal remains moist with mild temperature.

Besides, you can also enjoy grand scenery at this time with a clear sky overhead. For a little distraction, there is a floral show of orchid and jasmine all through the forest.

Is it mandatory to have trekking permits while on Mardi Himal Trek?

Trekking permits for foreign nationals is mandatory while traveling throughout the country. And Mardi Himal Trek, being no exception, also requires a TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit. Other documents include your passport valid for up to 6 months.

Are hikers prone to altitude sickness during Mardi Himal Trek?

Although not as much as while tripping to Annapurna Base Camp, but trekkers at Mardi Himal are also likely to fall ill. The health of most trekkers often deteriorates as they travel to higher elevations. Altitude sickness often experienced among travelers here includes nausea, vomiting and even problems in breathing.

Is there even a slight possibility of any unforeseen circumstances?

Since it’s an 8-day trek to Mardi Himal, travelers might experience an urgent situation. But even in such cases, the guide escorting you will help you in every way. If needed, he will also provide you all the medical facilities needed as it’s your safety that matters the most.

Where in Nepal is Mardi Himal?

One of the highest peaks in Nepal, Mardi Himal lies on the east of north-central Nepal. It’s just placed underneath the gigantic Machhapuchhre in Annapurna massif that’s only 5,200m col. far off from it.

But, even with that, Mardi Himal continues to shine with its distinctive features and drop dead scenery. Categorized as a trekking peak by the Nepal Government, Mardi Himal offers unique landscapes and picturesque views of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna.

How many days does it take to complete mardi himal trek?

Normally, it takes 5 to 8 days for trekkers to finish the trek to Mardi Himal. But if you deliberately stay longer in the villages or go into exploring the secluded places, then the trip might extend a few more days.
If stuck by the itinerary, you’ll venture into the trip by boarding on a flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Despite the fact that how wonderful Pokhara is, you won’t be staying more than a night here.

In about 8 days of Mardi Himal Trek, you’ll come to witness many traditional villages including Pothana. There is a cultural diversity with different enthnic groups inhabiting the same locality which will most likely stun you.

Do I need to get some training before embarking on Mardi Himal Trek?

While you can travel Mardi’s well-defined trek route without much preparation, you’ll want your body to stay in good shape. Walking the rocky foothills can get anyone weary and force them to lose their physical strength.

Following this, it’s important that you improve your physical stamina through routine exercise and diet. This can help you release the stress and draw level during the trek.

What are the basic tips for beginners who don’t have any trekking experience?

For trekkers who have had experience trekking before can easily make it to Mardi Himal. But for those who have never hiked in their life, Mardi Himal can come to be a real pain. Hence, starters must prepare for the trek in advance compared to those who are already used to hiking. They mustn’t panic in any unfortunate circumstances and rather deal with the situation calmly or else take help from locals.

What are the camps like on the Mardi himal trek?

Does camping under the open sky excite you? If not, how about sleeping in the forest. Does that sound fun? If yes, you can easily relate to what it feels like during camps on Mardi Himal Trek.

Starting from the top, your first outdoor adventure gets down to business at Forest Camp. For overnight you can put a tent there or else book a room in a tea house which provides a great service. They are standard and come with a neat room including a bed sheet, towel and a blanket.

Next it’s a Low Camp that you’ll reach after climbing uphill through a forest. As you ascend higher, there are few trees of rhododendron to be seen. In place of that, you’ll witness a forest filled with lichen and mosses.

From here, you’ll walk to high camp on a green pasture leaving the forest far behind. The trails on the way offer a mesmeric scenery of Mardi Himal and Annapurna along with surreal landscapes.

Last but not the least, it’s the best of all camps, Mardi Himal Base Camp where you’ll arrive by scrambling on a meadow. The green grass is fed by goats and sheeps in summer. Upon reaching the campsite, you’ll discern a spectacular view of Annapurna.

Is there a porter available on Mardi Himal Trek? How much weight does one porter carry?

Mardi Himal Trek is perhaps one of the safest and easiest hikes to ever encounter in Nepal. Walking on a well-marked trail is relaxing unlike most trek routes that are rugged and filthy.

Since trekking isn’t hard in Mardi Himal, there is no need to have a porter all the time. In case of extremity, we’ll provide you a porter who’d be helping you to complete the trek.

The porter hired to carry your luggage charge around $20 to $25 a day. Some of these porters can also speak a little bit of English in which case, you won’t need a pro guide.

For each pair of travelers, a single porter is provided who carries a total weight of 20 kg. This means each individual will have their 10 kgs of weight lifted by the porter.

How much do you tip guides and porters in Nepal?

As per the rule, the amount that porters in Nepal are tipped each day for their service is $2-$3 . This is apparently far less than what guides are paid which is in-between USD4 to $5. But of course, if you like their work, you can tip more than what is specified. Since it is their main source of income, be kind to give them what they deserve at the end of the day.

How many hours do I have to walk daily?

During an 8-day Mardi Himal trek, you’ll be walking no less than 4-5 hours a day. This is usually a minimum hour you’ll be trekking in one of the many unspoiled regions. But, there are also some routes that will see you clambering the uneven hills for almost 6 hours. The time may stretch if you take more time on the trails or interacting with the villagers.

How wise is it to recommend Mardi Himal Trek for all age groups?

Mardi Himal Trek is a short-distance trek route that can be easily navigated. Hence, there is no such condition that only a specific age group can track the way to the snow peak. Any age group from mid-teen is allowed to trek to Mardi Himal since it’s no threat to anyone. Still precaution is must as the weather in himalayas is unforeseen and can get severe at times.

What are the food items provided in the teahouse?

The food that you’re mostly provided in the teahouse is a regular Nepali food i.e. Dal, Bhat and Tarkari. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t evade the meal or have to go with it all the time. Although there isn’t much to choose from, you can still find different food items.

Even besides steamed rice and lentils, you can have flatbread, momo, and stir-fried noodles as well. On breakfast, you’ll be offered tea, boiled eggs and muesli with hot milk by the guest houses and lodge.

What is the packing list for trekking?

Ascending hills to Mardi Himal is least challenging with no great effort required. But, sometimes even the easiest trek can be tough to pull up in absence of right trek gears. So, it’s vital that you have all the basic essentials needed during the trek. As for now, we provide you a list of a few items which can be of great help.

  • Lightweight fleece shirt and waterproof jacket 
  • Light fleece pants and shorts 
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Quality hiking boots and slippers 
  • Trekking poles, disposable plastic bottle 
  • Personal toiletries and first-aid kit including band-aids and aspirin 
  • Spare batteries, charger, and headlight 

Is it necessary to carry sleeping bags or not?

Along the way to Mardi Himal, you’ll run into many lodges and guest houses. They’ll provide you with good accommodation service and food. But as soon as you go higher altitude, the choices are limited. On top of that if it’s peak season, you’ll have a really hard time getting a room. So instead of having nowhere to spend the night, it’s best that you play it safe and carry a sleeping bag.

Why is it important to hire a trek guide?

Usually trekking Mardi Himal requires no substantial effort or help from a guide. The trails often remain crowded with tourists and even locals are willing to offer their help. So, most of you won’t have a problem navigating the route.

But for those who want to travel deep through the region and isolated places, it’s better you have a trek guide. Your guide can help you with the remote places and unsigned enclave.

What does the weather look like in Nepal during March?

March out of all months has the loveliest weather. The month officially marks the spring season and brings warm weather throughout the country. The early days in March are somewhat cold with winter just walking away. But as the days pass, the temperature soars and the weather turns mild even in mornings and nights.

What is teahouse Trekking Nepal?

In Nepal especially in the upper Himalayas, teahouses have become a popular culture. Hiking miles-long trails often gets you exhausted and that’s when these teahouses come to rescue. They provide the trekkers visiting the region with a number of facilities like dwelling and food. The locals who run the mountain lodges serve traditional Nepali meals, Dal Bhat, and tarkari.

Is Travel Insurance mandatory while traveling to Nepal?

Anyone who looks forward to visiting Nepal with the purpose of hiking must have travel insurance. It is done with the motive to protect trekkers of acute health conditions that may turn critica thereupon. Hence, the amount that trekkers are to spend on insurance should be enough to support emergency evacuation and medical cost.

How safe is Mardi Himal Trek for solo women travelers?

Mardi Himal trek is one of the few hiking destinations that’s pretty much safe for all. Even for solo women travelers, the trek poses no threat and can be easily tracked. If only lost the way or got in any trouble, the locals are kind enough to provide with every sort of help. The route to Mardi Himal has tourists traveling all around the year, so you’ll always have someone to get help from.

Will I be able to get my phones, camera batteries and other electronic gadgets recharged?

Of course, you can charge your camera and phone batteries while on Mardi Himal trek. But that won’t be free of cost. Trekkers are often charged an extra amount for using wi-fi or electricity to charge batteries. So, before you decide to connect the charger to your phone, make sure you’ve enough to pay the keeper of the lodge.

Can I get the trekking gear and equipment on rent?

It might be difficult to get a whole backpack of trek kits on lease. But there are few local shops in the streets of Thamel who provide almost every trekking gear on rent. From sleeping bags to sunglasses and trekking poles, you can rent any of them for as little as $1 per day.

After each use, ensure that all your items are in the same working condition as they were since you also have to return. Renting equipment is usually appropriate for those trekkers who seldom go on hikes.

How much does it cost to get a visa for Nepal?

All nationalities except Indian will need a visa to enter Nepal. For that, you’ve to apply for Nepalese visa in the first place and fill the form. This requires a photocopy of your passport valid up to 6 months from the time you apply and 2 passport size photographs. It is after that you’ll pay your visa fee that relies on the length of your stay in the country.
Arrival Visa Fee at different entry points for various length of stay 

  • $25 or equivalent exchange NRS for 15 days 
  • $40 or equivalent exchange NRS  for 30 days 
  • $100 or equivalent exchange NRS for90 days 
  • SAARC nationals are exempt to visa fee for up to 30 days

Visa Extension 

  • For the extended length of 15 days in Nepal, you’ll be charged a visa fee of $30 or equivalent convertible Nepalese Rupees. 
  • If you want to stay in Nepal after even 15 days then you’ll have to USD 2 per day from there onward

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