20 Places in Nepal Where Tourists Can’t Go Without Paying Entry Fee


Places in Nepal Where Tourists Can’t Go Without Paying Entry Fee: – In this list, we are going to list out the tourist places in Nepal where Tourists from abroad have to pay a certain amount of entry fee. These places require fees according to the level of maintenance these places need year round.

Mostly, these places are places of cultural importance or historical importance. As a result, these places tend to contain sensitive historical things of importance or cultural artifacts that mean a lot for Nepalese. Also, if a certain place falls under a protected zone, for example, a protection space for plants and animal lives in National Parks, then also tourists require to pay a certain amount to enter the enclosure. It is for this reason the extra fee is collected from visitors.

20 Places in Nepal Where Tourists Can’t Go Without Paying Entry Fee

Here is the list top 20 Places in Nepal Where Tourists Can’t Go Without Paying Entry Fee below:

  1. Kathmandu Durbar Square

A beautiful, as well as historical place to start your tour around Nepal, would be with the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is listed under The World Heritage Site.

It is situated in the heart of Kathmandu. Filled with beautiful temples, palaces, and courtyards, it is the place of the ancient kings of the then Kasthamandap. As a tourist, you will have to pay a certain entrance fee. The entrance fee for tourists from SAARC countries is NRs. 150 and for those from China is NRs. 750. For the rest of those from other countries, it costs NRs 750 too.

  1. Patan Durbar Square

Another beautiful place of historical importance is Patan Durbar Square. Situated in the Kathmandu Valley and a few minutes ride from the city center, Patan Durbar Square is a place of historical importance filled with beautiful palaces and temples and courtyards. Patan Durbar Square is listed under The World Heritage Site. The entrance fee for tourists inside Patan Durbar Square is NRs 200 for tourists from Non-SAARC countries and China. Whereas for the tourists from SAARC countries, the fee is NRs. 25 and for Chinese nationals, it is NRs. 200.

  1. Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is another place with historical, cultural and religious importance. It is a beautiful place filled with temples, palaces, and courtyards. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is listed under The World Heritage Site. For Chinese tourists, the entry fee inside Bhaktapur Durbar Square is NRs 100. Similarly, for those belonging to SAARC countries, the entry fee is NRs 100 and for those from other countries is NRs 1100.

  1. Swayambhunath Stupa

A beautiful stupa with cultural and religious importance for Buddhists and Hindus alike is Swayambhunath Stupa. Just a 10 minutes ride from Kathmandu city center, this beautiful stupa is situated on a hilltop and provides a beautiful lookout to the Valley. Swayambhunath Stupa is listed under The World Heritage Site. To enter this stupa, tourists from SAARC countries have to pay NRs. 50. Whereas, the ones from SAARC countries and countries elsewhere, it is NRs. 200.

  1. Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa is the biggest stupa in not only Nepal but Asia itself. It is a beautiful stupa to observe and carries a lot of significance for Buddhists all around the world. That is the reason a lot of Buddhists from all over the world go to Boudhanath Stupa. Boudhanath Stupa is listed under The World Heritage Site.To enter inside the stupa, tourists have to pay a certain amount of fee. For those from SAARC countries, it is NRs 40. For those from China, it is NRs 150 and for those from other countries, it is NRs 150.

  1. Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is a temple of very high importance among Hindus from both India and Nepal. Therefore, on a daily basis, a lot of tourists come to visit Pashupatinath Temple not only from Nepal and India but also from all around the world. Pashupatinath is listed under The World Heritage Site.To enter the temple, tourists have to pay a certain amount of fee. For those from SAARC countries, the fee is Free. Whereas to those from China, it is Rs 500 and for those belonging to any other countries, it is NRs 1000.

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  1. Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is a protected area with lots of wildlife and vegetation. This national park is teeming with flora and fauna that is of importance. That is why a lot of tourists from all over the world come here. Since the area is protected, there is a nominal fee for tourists to enter the park. For tourists from SAARC countries, the fee is NRs 200 per day and for those from China, the fee is NRs 500 per day. Similarly, for the ones coming from other countries, it is NRs 500 per visit.

  1. Lumbini

Popular among everyone as the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, Lumbini is a beautiful area in the western region of Nepal. It is a stretch of land that has a lot of monasteries inside the enclosure. Lumbini is listed under The World Heritage Site.These monasteries are all built by different countries as a tribute to the Buddhist religion. To enter the premises of Lumbini, tourists have to pay a certain amount. For SAARC nationals, the fee is NRs 50 and for those from China and elsewhere also it is NRs 50.

  1. Central Zoo

The central zoo inside Kathmandu Valley is a place to observe all the wildlife that can be found in Nepal or elsewhere also. Tourists like going to the zoo to watch the animal life of Nepal. The zoo charges a nominal fee to its visitors. The charge for everyone is NRs 250 no matter the country they belong to. However, if the visitor is a child, the charge is only NRs 150.

  1. National Museum, Chhauni

The National Museum situated in Chhauni in Kathmandu showcases arts and artifacts as well as precious pieces from the Nepalese history. Since it is a protected area, a nominal fee is charged from tourists that visit this museum. For visitors from SAARC countries, the fee is NRs 10 and for those from China and any other countries, it is NRs 50.

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Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a Writer of 12 Nepali Books, Director of Maithili films, Founder of Radio Stations, Designer of Websites and Editor of Some Nepali Blogs.

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