Nepal Travel Guide

Nepal Travel Guide



[*] All Nepalese religious festivals and holidays are calculated according to the lunar year. Your date therefore changes from year to year.



The following items can be imported into Nepal duty-free:

200 cigarettes and 50 cigars and 20 grams of tobacco;

1 bottle (up to 1.15 l) of spirits or wine or 12 cans of beer;

Medicines for personal use (unless there is an import ban);

Canned foods up to NR 5,000;

fresh fruit each up to a value of 2,000 NR.

(a) All luggage must be declared upon entry and exit.

(b) Only a limited number of cameras, videos and electronic devices are allowed in. These are often noted on the visa.

Prohibited exports

Gold, silver, precious stones, wild animals or their skins, horns, furs etc. as well as drugs of all kinds

Export regulations

Objects of archaeological or historical importance (older than 100 years) may not be exported. The approval of the Office of Archeology is required for the export of certain antiques.


Business etiquette

Shirt and tie or a light suit are appropriate. The best time to visit is between October and May.

Business hours:
Sun-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Association of Chambers of Commerce)
Pachali Shahid Shukra, Milan Marg, Teku, PO Box 269, NP-Kathmandu
Tel: (01) 426 20 61

Business contacts

Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Association of Chambers of Commerce)
Pachali Shahid Shukra, Milan Marg, Teku, PO Box 269, NP-Kathmandu
Tel: (01) 426 20 61



Available in numerous travel agencies and some hotels. There is a fax booth at the airport. Faxes can also be sent to the Nepal Telecommunications Corporation near the stadium in Kathmandu.


The Nepalese cellular network uses PDC (Personal Digital Cellular System) technology, which is not compatible with other common cellular radio systems such as e.g. B. GSM compatible.


Internet provider is World Link (Internet: There are internet cafes in Kathmandu, Patan and Pokhara. Internet access is also available in some hotels, at the Nepal Telecommunications Corporation near the stadium in Kathmandu and in private communication centers.

Post Office

There are post offices in most towns. Make sure that the stamps are stamped in your presence. Mailboxes should not be used for important mail. The larger hotels also offer a postal service. The main post office in Kathmandu, near the Dhrahara Tower, is open Mon-Fri 9 am-4pm.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.



Topi (cap with ear flaps), knitted mittens and socks, Tibetan garments Webschals, Pashmin (linens goat), Khukri (traditional dagger), Saranghi (a small violin with four strings, played with a bow made of horsehair) Paper mache tea bowls and dance masks. You can trade in the markets and in numerous shops.

Shop opening times:
Sun-Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (some shops are also open on Saturdays and public holidays).



There are several cinemas in Kathmandu that mostly show Indian films. Western films are offered in the European and American cultural centers. Nightlife is limited, with only a few temples and restaurants offering evening entertainment. Some tourist hotels have local dance and music performances. The Soaltee Oberoi Hotel has a casino with baccarat, chemin de fer and roulette.




In Kathmandu there are more and more international class hotels, for which early booking is recommended, especially in spring and autumn. There are also comfortable hotels in Pokhara and in the royal Chitwan National Park in the Terai Jungle. A government tax will be added to the bill, which varies by hotel category. Further information from the General Secretary of the Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN), Kamalpokhari, NP-Kathmandu. Tel: (01) 41 27 05. (Internet: Website:



In Nepal, a country located in Asia according to allcountrylist, the official language is Nepali (47.8%). The population is made up of numerous language groups. About 12 languages and 30 dialects are spoken. Administrative employees and those working in tourism mostly also speak English.

Nepal Travel Guide

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