Kailas - Tibet's Sacred Peak - Saga Dawa Festival
Tibet, Trek & Walk, 20 days - from £3,595 (land only) - from €5,035 (land only) - from $5,630 (land only)
A valid passport (with at least 6 months remaining validity), together with a Chinese and a Nepal Visa are needed for this trip.
It is important that you do not make your own arrangements for the China visa since the group must enter Tibet on a group visa. We will make all arrangements for the group visa and include the cost of this (approximately $175 for US citizens, $85 for all other nationalities) on your trip invoice.In order for our agents to process the group visa we will require a copy of the information page of your passport, a passport photo and additional information as outlined below.
Your Chinese visa form will be completed on arrival in Nepal but in order to prepare these we are required to send through to our agent in Nepal, a list of all of the members of the group, giving the following details: Name; marital status; current occupation; employers name, address and phone number. We also have to supply an emergency contact for each person in the group with the following details: Their name; nationality; occupation; relationship to you and telephone number. Finally, you will need to send us a copy of the information page(s) of your passport and a recently taken passport sized photo (colour scans of these documents will suffice). You should send all the above information to us as soon as possible and no later than 6 weeks prior to departure.
All nationalities need a valid passport and a current Nepalese Visa for entry into Nepal. The easiest way to get your Nepal visa is on arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Visa fees must be paid in cash. The most convenient currency to purchase Nepalese visas is US dollars, but GB pounds and Euros are also accepted. The charges for the visa depend on your length of stay (please see fee information below). Two passport photos are also needed. Photographs can be obtained at the airport but this may be time-consuming. As a general rule we advise that you always travel with at least 4 passport photographs since regulations regarding what is required to obtain visas and permits can change without warning.
Nepal visa fees (Multiple Entry). 15 days: US$25, 30 days: US$40, 90 days: US$100. Note that visa fees can change without warning and we advise that you bring extra cash as a contingency.
Note that the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has instituted a levy of 1,000 Nepalese rupees (approximately US$11) on all passengers departing Kathmandu International Airport from 17th July 2014. This levy is being called an Airport Development Fee (ADF). Unlike standard airport tax, this new fee is not included in the price of your air ticket. You will be required to pay this ADF both when you leave Nepal to fly to Tibet and again when you fly home or to your onward destination. Please ensure that you have 1000 Nepal rupees available to pay this fee on each occasion you leave Kathmandu
Please note that if you are travelling to Nepal via Delhi you may also require a visa for India. This may apply even if you are not leaving the airport unless your baggage has been checked all the way through to your destination. Generally, if you use the same carrier for both legs of your journey (into Delhi and from Delhi to Kathmandu), you will not need an India Visa. Please note that the responsibility for ensuring you have the necessary visas, travel permits etc, for your chosen route of travel to the joining point, lies entirely with you. We are always happy to give advice on these requirements if you contact us.
Note that if you book a UK flight-inclusive package with KE using Jet Airways or Air India via Delhi, you will not require an India visa.Print Page