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Government announces simplification on visa fees.
of Nepal has announced that it has opened up
restricted areas in at least six districts for group
tourists. As part of Government's initiatives to
attract tourists to the country, places in Taplejung
and Manang districts, Limi in Humla, Vyas in Darchula,
Olangchukgola in Taplejung, and Nangpala in
Solukhumbu, Kimathangka in Arun-Barun Basin, Kada
Dhuli in Bhajang, that have long been off-limits for
tourists will be opened up for groups.
government has also revised Visa System into only two
types from now on - single entry and multiple entry -
to replace the three types currently on. Single entry
visas will cost US$ 30 while multiple entry visa would
costs US$ 50. "Between January 1 and July 15,
2002, the government has waived fees charged for
the government will stop charging the huge fees for
filming documents in the country and a one-window
policy will be imposed where only the Ministry of
Information and Communications will have the sole
authority to issue permits for such projects.
filming fees on Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang has also
been slashed from a whopping US$ 40,000 to US$ 5,000.
Caravan an Oscar Nominee documentary was filmed
in Upper Dolpo while The Honey Hunter was filmed
in Lamjung villages, on the southern flank of Lamjung
Himal, the north east extension ridge of Annapurna
massif. These two documentaries have popularized Nepal
all over the world.
by Office of Bikrum Pandey for EverestNews.com