What to do after Tribhuvan International Airport arrival

If you are planning to travel to Nepal and spend your holidays then you are on the right track. Nepal which is a small country is rich in its natural resources and the great Himalayas. And the famous part for which Nepal is quite renowned for is Trekking. Nepal is known all over the globe for Trekking. From short to long, easy to difficult any options for trekking in Nepal are available.

There are various modes of transportation available with which one can reach Nepal. But if you are planning to enter Nepal through the main way which is the Tribhuvan International Airport then it can be quite a daunting task. Like the other International Airports, Tribhuvan International Airport is not quite managed and systematic. So, with this article over here, we would like to inform and assist you with what should you do and prepare before arriving at the airport in Nepal. This article is here just to make your first airport visit in Nepal hassle-free as possible.

Just a little patience

GNR’s smashing hit song Patience which was released way back in 1988 will surely echo in your mind since Tribhuvan International Airport is the area where you’re gonna need it the most. It is the only International Airport in Nepal and flights often comes on volume. The same airport which was established decades ago has not been renovated properly which is the reason why it is quite unmanaged. Sorry for the bad news but this is the only main hurdle which you’re gonna be facing while you are in Nepal. So, it is advised for you to come with some extra patience while visiting Tribhuvan International Airport. Patience is a virtue, remember.


It will be a wise move if you apply and receive your visa before your arrival from the consulate of Nepal located in your country or the embassy. Seriously this will save you a lot of headache since visa on arrival is quite a hassle process. For the ones who want visa on arrival first, they have to well prepared. They should bring passport size photographs and a pen that writes well since airport doesn’t provide you one. Once you arrive you immediately have to fill the arrival form and visa application form and proceed to the visa payments line where you pay for your visa.

Detail information on the Nepal Visa Information is on this link CLICK HERE.

Once you pay for your visa you will receive a receipt then you have to join the visa processing queue. There will be two lines one for 15-30 day visa and another for 90-day visa. You have to join the one that you’ve applied for.

About Your Luggage

Nepal is a peaceful country full of friendly and welcoming people. But there are some exceptions that always give bad name to the Nepalese. Reports of some thefts and things going missing from the luggage bags often is heard but to what extend the case is true is unknown. But it is always good to be fully prepared. It is advised not to carry any valuable items on the luggage bag. And even if you have to carry those things then it is recommended to carry them in your carry-on bags or hard shell luggage bags which are quite strong to be tampered with.

Once you have your visa and it is relatively very easy to get out from the customs. On your way out you’ll have your luggage checked through the scanner. Remember to show the airport guards the stickers on your luggage bag before you head out. Some people might offer to help you with your luggage but dont let them do that they might ask for pay later. Just take care of your luggage yourself.

Means of Transport to your hotel

There will taxi available outside the airport perimeter which will take you to your hotel’s location. Some of the hotels even provide pickup which will come quite handy after you arrive outside of the airport. If you have booked your travel with the travel and tour company they will arrange almost everything after you arrive outside the airport.

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