From the United Kingdom there were 29,730 UK citizens who came to Nepal in 2016. Tourists from UK are the fifth largest tourist groups to come to Nepal.
Top ten countries are with the largest population of tourists visiting Nepal (excluding India):
China, Sri Lanka, United States, Thailand, United Kingdom, Australia, South Korea, Japan, France and Germany.
Citizens of the United Kingdom are allowed to obtain “visa on arrival” at the airport. There are also certain land crossings from India where you can obtain “visa on arrival”. These overland border points to obtain visa on arrival are : Nepalgani, Birganj/Raxaul Bazar, Sunauli, Katarbhitta, Manhendranagar, Dhangadhi. All these border crossings from India accepts On Arrival Visa Application. Such visas obtained are multiple entry visas.
There no points along the Nepal China border to obtain “visa on arrival”. The Kodari checkpoint has been closed since the 2015 earthquake.
UK Citizens can also obtain their Nepal visa at the Nepalese Embassy in London. It might be wiser to obtain visa in advance especially during peak tourist season. There could be long waiting lines at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
To obtain a visa for Nepal, a UK citizen will require, a passport which needs be valid for more than six months, 2 passport size photos (3.5cm*4.5cm)
Visa Fees are as below:
15 Days Multiple Entry Visa – 25 USD
30 Days Multiple Entry Visa – 40 USD
90 Days Multiple Entry Visa – 100 USD
The 90 days multiple entry visa is the maximum allowed for tourists at one time. Tourists are allowed to stay a maximum of 150 days in one calendar year.
Embassy of Nepal
12A Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QU
020 7229 1594
+44 (0)207 243 7859 or +44 (0)207 229 1594