It is very essential to know about the entry and exits point of any country. Nepal is a landlocked country so the way to entry here is either the airways or by road transportation. In order to travel to Nepal, you need to have a proper passport and can apply for the visa at the entry points. The information about the visa you can check in Nepal Emigration websites. Here we present you some information on what are the entry or exits points for tourists or travelers to Nepal. Entering and departing from other places except the point is treated as the violation of Immigration Act and the Regulation. The following is the list of entry and exit points for the foreigners entering into Nepal and departing from the country.
Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
It is the only gateway to Kathmandu for the tourists who come by air. Nepal has direct access to most of the international airports or has transit flight to Nepal to the only international airport of Nepal, Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Nepal government had an agreement with 35 countries. There are 27 international airlines, which are flying between Kathmandu and other cities in the world. Every kind of service of emigration, visa, cafeteria, transportation, etc. are available here. As you are now in the capital city, Kathmandu, so you can join or go for any places from here.
This is a village along the border between Nepal and India. Tourists can commute to Kathmandu or any other cities either by bus or air. It is about 15-17 hours drive and 610 kilometers away from Kathmandu. The closest airport is at Bhadrapur, about 25km southwest of Kakarbhitta and it takes about 3 and half hours to land in Kathmandu domestic airport by flight.
Birgunj is the main entry point to Nepal for Indian tourists especially coming from Calcutta and Patna. Birgunj is a sub-metropolitan city which is the first entry point for foreign goods to Nepal. The nearest airport is in Simara which is approximately 20 km from Birgunj and it takes approximately 20 minutes to reach Kathmandu by air or 210m drive journey. Birgunj is also developing nowadays for tourists who wish to enjoy the lowlands and experience the Terai lifestyle.
It is the only entry or exit point between Nepal and China border. It is also regarded as an important trading center between Nepal and Tibet/China. Kodari is very renowned for its magnificent river gorges and splendid views of mountains. You will feel the chilled-cold weather here with the Mongolian lifestyle and tradition. Don’t miss the natural hot water bath at Tatopani and also can make shopping for Chinese goods. It is approximately 6/7 hours drive from Kathmandu.
Also known as Siddhartha Nagar is about 8-9 hours drive and 280 kilometers away from Kathmandu. Bhairahawa is also the gateway to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. So you can explore the Lumbini historical artifacts and cultural monuments. This city being close to the border of India is another important city in Nepal from the import and export business aspect. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get to Kathmandu from Bhairahawa airport via plane and other local bus services are also available to travel to and from Kathmandu.
Nepalgunj is also one of the major trading centers of Nepal and it lies near the Indian border and well connected to all major Indian cities by road and railways. There are direct flights between Kathmandu and Nepalgunj every day and the buses are also easily available. It is about 12-13 hours drive and 530 kilometers away from Kathmandu.
Although this post does not have much to offer, it is used as an entry and exit point to and from Kathmandu mostly by the Indian tourists as the capital of India, New Delhi is approximately 6 hours drive. It lies in the far western region of Nepal, about 660 kilometers away from Kathmandu.
Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar
It is a small town that lies in the far western region of Nepal. It is about 18-19 hours drive and 695 kilometers away from Kathmandu. There are some good hotels and lodges for accommodation. A visit to Royal Bardia National Park can be arranged while in Mahendranagar.
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