Looking for a much-needed break and longing to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life? Or simply seeking a serene and tranquil retreat in the midst of nature? Nepal emerges as an ideal destination to consider. Despite being a landlocked country, Nepal has much to offer to travelers. Apart from being cost-effective and wallet-friendly, Nepal is home to the world's highest peak — the majestic Mount Everest.

UAE residents can easily travel to Nepal with visa on arrival, and there are direct daily flights from Dubai and Sharjah with a travel time ranging from four hours and five minutes to four hours and 15 minutes. During the peak travel and mountain climbing season, there is often a surge in tourists, so it is advisable to apply for a visa at the Embassy in Abu Dhabi to avoid queues at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. For those obtaining a visa from the Embassy, it is essential to enter Nepal within six months from the date of issuance.

The Himalayan Kingdom offers a plethora of options for travelers, catering to various purposes such as visits to Buddhist and Hindu temples, exploring mountain peaks, hiking trails, savoring the local cuisine, experiencing the warm hospitality of the locals, and enjoying the indigenous music. With all this, Nepal proves to be an ideal Eid getaway.

Here's a comprehensive guide on the visa application process:

Visa type and fees

15 days multiple entry tourist visa: Dh110
30 days multiple entry tourist visa: Dh190
90 days multiple entry tourist visa: Dh460

Application Process

Complete the online visa application form using the following link: https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/onlinevisa-mission/application

Documents required

- Printed copy of the visa application form after online submission
- Passport and photocopy (with a validity of at least 6 months and a minimum of one blank page for visa stamping)
- Copy of UAE resident visa
- Passport copy with UAE visa page copy of the sponsor, if applicable
- No Objection Letter from sponsor/company if employed in the UAE (addressed to the Embassy or 'To Whom It May Concern' including employee's details and company stamp)

Key Points to Remember

- Applying for the visa requires in-person visit to the Embassy

- Alternatively, applicants can authorize another individual to submit and collect the passport/visa

- Authorized personnel cannot sign on behalf of the applicant/applicants

- Visa form submission timings: 9.30am to 1.30pm (Mondays to Fridays), visa collection timings: 2.30pm to 4pm

Visa policies vary for different nationalities, and more details can be found on www.nepalimmigration.gov.np