A river in the Annapurna Region of Nepal

Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan Visas


Visa requirements – Nepal

All nationalities must obtain a visa for Nepal. On the Highlights of Lhasa, Nepal to Tibet and Nepal & Bhutan tours you will need a multiple entry visa. It is possible for UK, EEC, Australia, Canada and USA passport holders to obtain a visa upon arrival. However in the event of visa refusal at port of entry On The Go will not be held responsible.


  • To obtain your visa upon arrival will need a passport with at least 6 months validity,
  • 2 passport photos
  • Visa fee of approx USD $50 - $80 in CASH.


Please refer the the Royal Nepalese Embassy website for the current exact Nepal visa costs.


Please note there is a departure tax from Nepal Kathmandu airport of approx USD$22 (payable by you in Nepal Rupees).  Please note that some tours eg Highlights of Lhasa, leave Nepal on two occasions so the total to pay will be approx USD$44.


NOTE: Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller.


Please complete and return your booking form as soon as possible after booking, as we will need passport numbers, date of birth etc for permits and internal flights.



Nepal Visa Information for UK citizens


Upon confirmation of your holiday, On The Go will provide you with application forms for a Nepalese tourist visa. On The Go can provide a visa service to take the inconvenience out of having to queue at the Embassy. Call us if you would like further information.


Visa instructions for UK citizens


Visa form for UK citizens


Nepal Embassy details for Australian and New Zealand citizens


Embassy of Nepal (for Australians and New Zealanders)

Suite 2.02, 24 Marcus Clarke Street

Canberra City

ACT 2601

GPO Box No. 2889

Tel: (02) 6162 1554, 6162 1556

Fax: (02) 6162 1557

Email : info@necan.gov.np



New Zealanders can also contact:

Consulate Office in NZ

C/- Mr P Gibbs

Postal Address P O Box 16231

Bethlehem, Tauranga, NZ

Courier Address C/- KOFISTOP, SH2, Bethlehem , Tauranga.

Office Phone no 07 5482329, Mob 0274392312




Nepal Information for US and Canadian citizens


Embassy of Nepal (for Americans and Canadians)

2131 Leroy Place

N. W. Washington D.C.


Phone: +1-202-667-4550/1/2

Fax: +1-202-667-5534

Email: info@nepalembassyusa.org



Canadians can also contact:

The Honorary Consulate General of Nepal in Toronto, Canada

120 Eglinton Ave E.

Suite 707

Toronto, ON, Canada

M4P 1E2

Phone: 416-975-0910

Fax: 416-322-2928



Visa requirements – Tibet

All nationalities require a Chinese visa and a Tibet permit to enter Tibet. It is only possible to enter Tibet from Nepal with a visa and permit issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. If you are undertaking our Highlights of Lhasa or Nepal to Tibet tour, the China visa/Tibet permit will be arranged for you by On The Go. You will require 3 passport photos in order to obtain your Tibet permit and Nepal visa and it's a good idea to have a spare one. Before booking your flights and trip to Tibet please contact your travel agent or one of our consultants for the most up to date Tibet visa Information.

Upon booking you will need to advise us of your international flight details and you will also need to provide us with the following:


  • a coloured scanned copy of your passport information and photo page.
  • a completed China Visa form - we will provide you with the form which you will need to print it out, fill in by hand and attach a passport photo. Then create a colour scanned copy of the completed visa form with photograph and email it back to us in PDF format.


The cost of the Tibet visa/permit is not included in the price of the tour and is to be paid directly by you to our representative in Kathmandu upon arrival on day 1.


The current cost of a Tibet visa/permit on a one day visa service is:


  • British, Australian and EU passport holders: USD $85
  • USA passport holders: $175


Please note: Visa fees are subject to change.


If arriving into Kathmandu earlier and booking pre tour accommodation, it may be possible for us to use a 3 or 5 working day embassy visa service in Kathmandu, at a lower cost. Contact us for further details.



Visa requirements – Bhutan

All nationalities require a visa for a visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan. Your visa for Bhutan is arranged and procured by our office in India/Nepal.


We require the following information at least 4 weeks prior to your date of arrival in Bhutan:


  • Full name
  • Permanent address
  • Nationality
  • Date & place of birth
  • Profession / occupation
  • Passport no, date of issue, place of issue, date of expiry



On the basis of this, we apply for the visa for you to travel to Bhutan. Upon government approval, we are given a Visa Reference Number. With a faxed copy of the Visa Reference Number which we will give you, you will be allowed to board a flight Bhutan flight. Upon arrival (your point of entry) into Bhutan the actual visa will be stamped into your passport.


Whilst the cost of the Bhutan visa is included in your trip price, the administration fee is not. The visa administration fee is US$20 per person, which is payable on arrival in Bhutan, in cash. You will also need to carry 2 passport size photographs, which will be handed over upon arrival to Bhutan.




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