Nepal Travel Information

PASSPORT VALIDITY:
Must have six months remaining validity or more at time of entry

BLANK PASSPORT PAGES:
At least one blank visa page (not an endorsements page) required for an entry visa

TOURIST VISA REQUIRED:
Yes

VACCINATIONS:
No requirements

CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY:
US$5,000; no pure, unworked gold up to 50 grams of gold jewelry, or 500 grams of silver

CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT:
The US $5,000

TOURIST VISA FEE

15 Days (Multiple Entry)         USD 25

30 Days (Multiple Entry)         USD 50

90 Days (Multiple Entry)         USD 125

Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period) USD 3 per Day

Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)    Additional USD 25

Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)     Late fee USD 5 per Day

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AUSTRALIA

Australian Embassy

Chancery:                Bansbari, P O Box 879, Kathmandu

Tel:                          4371678, 4371076, 4371466

Fax:                         4371533

Working Hours:     Monday to Friday: 0830 hrs – 1700 hrs

 

 

BANGLADESH

Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Chancery:                Basundhara – 3, Chakrapath, Kathmandu

(Opposite to NABIL Bank)

P O Box No. 789, Kathmandu

Tel:                          439 0130, 439 0131

Fax:                         439 0132

Email:                     [email protected]

Website:                  www.bangladoot.org.np

Working Hours: In Summer

Monday – Thursday: 0900 hrs–1300 hrs, 1400 hrs–1700 hrs

Friday:     0900 hrs–1200 hrs, 1400 hrs–1700 hrs

In Winter

Monday – Thursday: 0900 hrs–1300 hrs, 1400 hrs–1600 hrs

Friday:     0900 hrs–1200 hrs, 1400 hrs–1600 hrs

Consular Section:  Monday – Friday     0930 hrs – 1200 hrs (Submission) Monday – Friday             0900 hrs – 0930 hrs (Delivery)

 

 

BRAZIL

Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil

Chancery:                House No. 155, Chundevi Marg, Maharajgunj

P O Box No. 19299, Kathmandu

Tel:                          4721462, 4721463

Fax:                         4721464

Email:                     brasem[email protected]

 

Working Hours:     Monday – Friday:     0900 hrs–1700 hrs

 

 

CHINA

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China National

Chancery:        Baluwatar, Kathmandu

Tel:                  4411740

4413916 (Political Section), 4411958 (Military Section),

4438762 (Culture Section), 4419053 (Administrative Office) Fax:             441 4045

Website:          www.chinaembassy.org.np Email: [email protected]

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 0900 hrs – 1200 hrs, 1400 hrs – 1700 hrs

 

 

 DENMARK

Embassy of Denmark

Chancery:            761, Neel Saraswati Marga, Lazimpat

P O Box: 6332, Kathmandu

Tel:                      441 3010 Fax: 441 1409

Email:                [email protected]

Web:                    www.Nepal.um.DK

Working Hours:       Monday to Thursday: 0900 hrs – 1700 hrs

Friday:                       0900 hrs – 1400 hrs

Consular Section:    Tuesday to Friday:       1000 hrs – 1200 hrs

Monday to Thursday:  1000 hrs- 1200 hrs, 1400 hrs-1600 hrs

Friday:                         1000 hrs-1200 hrs

 

 

EGYPT

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Chancery:            Naya Bazar, Sainbu, Bhaisepati, Lalitpur

  1. O. Box 792, Kathmandu

Tel:                      559 0166, 559 0544

Fax:                     559 2661

Email:                [email protected]

Working Hours: Monday to Friday:          0900 hrs – 1500 hrs

Consular Section:                                  1000 hrs – 1430hrs

 

 

FINLAND

Embassy of Finland

Chancery:            17, Bansidhar Marga, Bishalnagar Chowk

P.O. Box 2126, Kathmandu

Tel:                      977-1-4416636

Fax:                     977-1-4416703

Email:                [email protected]

Website:              www.finland.org.np

Working Hours: Monday to Thursday: 0800 hrs – 1615 hrs; Friday: 0800 hrs – 1315 hrs

Consular Section:  Monday to Thursday: 0900 hrs – 1100 hrs

 

 

FRANCE

Embassy of the French Republic

Chancery:            302, Narayan Gopal Road, Lazimpat, Kathmandu

Tel:                      01 441 2332, 01 4422774

Duty Officer:       98510 17201 (Weekend & Holidays)

Fax:                     01 441 9968

Email:                [email protected]

Website:              www.ambafrance-np.org

Working Hours: 0830 hrs – 1700 hrs

 

 

GERMANY

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Chancery:            690, Gyaneshwor Marg, Gyaneshwor

P O Box 226, Kathmandu

Tel:                      42 17200,

Fax:                     441 6899

Email:                [email protected]

Website:              www.kathmandu.diplo.de

Working Hours: Monday – Thursday:   0830 hrs – 1600 hrs

Friday:                        0830 hrs – 1400 hrs

Consular Section:  Monday to Friday:   0900 hrs –1130 hrs

 

 

INDIA

Embassy of the Republic of India

Chancery:            336 Kapurdhara Marg, Kathmandu

Tel:                      441 0900, 441 4990, 441 1699

Fax:                     442 8279, 4446248

Email:                [email protected]

Website:              www.indianembassy.org.np

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 0900 hrs – 1300 hrs, 1330 hrs –1730 hrs

 

 

ISRAEL

Embassy of the State of Israel

Chancery:            Bishramalaya House, Lazimpat, Kathmandu

Tel:                      4419 103, 441 3419

Fax:                     441 3920

Email:                [email protected]

Website:              www.embassies.gov.il/kathmandu

Working Hours:   Monday to Thursday:               0900 hrs – 1730 hrs

Friday:                                      0900 hrs – 1430 hrs

 

 

JAPAN

Embassy of Japan

Chancery:                1253, Narayan Gopal Sadak, Panipokhari

P O Box 264, Kathmandu

Telephone:               442 6680

Fax:                         441 4101

Email:                      [email protected]

Website:                  www.np.emb-japan.go.jp

Working hours: Monday to Friday: 0900 hrs – 1300 hrs, 1400 hrs – 1700 hrs

Consular Section:     Tuesday to Friday: 0930 hrs – 1130 hrs

 

 

KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF

Embassy of The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Chancery:            Bakhundole, Lalitpur

Tel:                      552 1855/553 5871

Fax:                     552 5394

Email:                [email protected]

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 0900 hrs – 1200 hrs, 1400 hrs – 1800 hrs

 

 

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Embassy of the Republic of Korea

Chancery:             Ravi Bhawan, Kalimati, P O Box 1058, Kathmandu

Tel:                       427 0172, 427 0417, 4284972, 4277391

Fax:                      427 2041, 427 5485

E-mail:                 [email protected]

Website:           www.overseas.mofa.go.kr/np-en/index.do

Working Hours:

Monday to Friday:    0900 hrs – 1200 hrs, 1330 hrs – 1700 hrs

 

 

MALAYSIA

Embassy of Malaysia

Chancery:             Sanepa-2, Ring Road, Lalitpur

Kathmandu, Nepal

P.O. Box 24372

Tel:                       554 5680 / 554 5681

Fax:                      504 5679

Email:                  [email protected]

Website                www.kln.gov.my/perwakilan/kathmandu

Working Hours:     Monday to Friday:       0830 hrs – 1630 hrs

1230 hrs-   1330 hrs (Lunch Break)

 

 

MYANMAR

Embassy of the Union of Myanmar

Chancery:             Plot No. 997, Nakkhu Height, Sainbu Bhainsepati 4/Ga, Lalitpur, P.O. Box 2437, Kathmandu

Tel:                       559 2774, 559 2841

Fax:                      559 2776

E-mail:                 [email protected]

Working Hours: Monday to Friday:          0930 hrs – 1130 hrs & 1230 – 1630 hrs

 

 

NORWAY

Royal Norwegian Embassy

Chancery:            Pulchowk, Lalitpur

Tel:                      554 5307

Fax:                     554 5226

Emergency:          9801167898 (Ms. Janiche Berseth)

Email:                [email protected]

Working Hours:         Monday to Thursday: 0830 hrs – 1630 hrs

Friday: 0830 hrs – 1400 hrs

 

 

 PAKISTAN

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Chancery:            Pushpanjali, Maharajgunj, Chakrapath

P O Box 202, Kathmandu

Tel:                      437 4024, 437 4040

Fax:                     437 4012

Email:                [email protected], [email protected]

Website:              www.mofa.gov.pk

Working Hours:     Monday to Friday:   0800 hrs – 1600 hrs

Consular Section:  1030 hrs – 1200 hrs

 

 

QATAR

Embassy of the State of Qatar

Chancery:            2715, Narayan Gopal Marg, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu-3

Tel:                      4721631, 4721632, 4721633, 4721634, 4721635

Fax:                     4721636

Email:                [email protected]

Working Hours: Monday to Friday:       0900 hrs – 1600 hrs

Consular Section:  1000 hrs – 1400 hrs

 

 

RUSSIA

Embassy of the Russian Federation

Chancery:            Baluwatar

  1. O. Box 123, Kathmandu

Tel:                      441 2155, 441 1063

Fax:                     +977-1-441 6571

Email:                [email protected]; [email protected]

Working Hours: Monday to Thursday:  0800 hrs–1300 hrs, 1430 hrs–17.30 hrs

Friday:                        0800 hrs – 1300 hrs

Consular Section: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 1000 hrs – 1100 hrs

 

 

SAUDI ARABIA

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia

Chancery:            Sumangal, Maharajgunj, (Opposite to Nirmal Niwas) Kathmandu

Tel:                      014720891/892/4721901/903

Fax:                     014720837

Email:                [email protected]

Working Hours: Monday to Friday:       0900 hrs–1700 hrs

Consular Section: Monday to Friday:    0930 hrs – 1200 hrs (Applying Visa)

1500 hrs – 1630 hrs (Collection)

 

 

SRI LANKA

Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Chancery:            Shiva Ashish Niwas, Gauri Marg, Chundevi, Maharajgunj

P O Box 8802, Kathmandu

Tel:                      472 0623, 472 1389

Fax:                     472 0128

Working Hours: Monday to Friday           0900 hrs – 1700 hrs (Summer)

0900 hrs – 1615 hrs (Winter)

 

 

SWITZERLAND

Embassy of Switzerland

Office:     Ekantakuna, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, P.O. Box No. 113, Kathmandu

Tel:          552 4927, 554 9225 (for Consular Affairs and Visas) Fax:         552 5358, 554 9224 (for Consular Affairs and Visas) Email:     [email protected]

Website:  www.eda.admin.ch/kathmandu (Embassy)

www.sdc.org.np (Development Cooperation)

Working Hours: Monday to Friday  0900 hrs–1230 hrs, 1300 hrs -1700 hrs

Visa Hours:        Monday to Friday  09:30hrs–12:00 hrs

 

 

THAILAND

Royal Thai Embassy

Chancery:            167/4 Ward No. 3, Sallaghari, Bansbari Road, Maharajgunj

P O Box 3333, Kathmandu

Tel:                      437 1410, 437 1411

Fax:                     437 1408, 437 1409

Email:                [email protected], [email protected]

 

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 0830 hrs –1230 hrs, 1330 hrs–1630 hrs

Consular Section:   0930 hrs – 1200 hrs & 1400 hrs – 1600 hrs

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

British Embassy

Chancery: G.P.O. Box 106, Lainchaur, Kathmandu

Tel:                      423 7100

Fax:                     441 1789

Email:                [email protected]

Website:              www.gov.uk/government/world/nepal

Working Hours: Monday to Thursday: 0815 hrs – 1700 hrs

Friday:                        0815 hrs – 1315 hrs

 

 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

Chancery:        Lazimpat – Paani Pokhari, Kathmandu

Tel:                  4006765/ 4006766 / 4006767

Fax:                 4416660

Email:              [email protected]

Working Hours:: Sunday to Thursday:1000 AM -1700 PM

 

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Embassy of the United States of America

Chancery:               P O Box 295, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu

Telephone:              (977-1) 423-4000

Fax:                        (977-1) 400-7272

Working Hours:      Monday to Friday: 0800 hrs — 1230 hrs, 1330 hrs — 1700 hrs

 

 

SAARC SECRETARIAT

Chancery:        House No. 39, Ward No. 29, Tridevi Sadak, Thamel, Kathmandu

Tel:                  422 1785, 422 6350, 423 1334, 422 1411

Fax:                 422 7033, 422 3991

E-mail:            [email protected]

Website:          www.saarc-sec.org

Working Hours:     Monday to Friday:   Summer: 0900 hrs -1700 hrs

Winter:    0900 hrs – 1600 hrs

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

Delegation of the European Union to Nepal

Chancery:            P. O. Box 6754, Uttardhoka Sadak, Lainchaur, Kathmandu

Tel:                      4429445, 4429446, 4415995, 4 440406

Fax:                     4423541

E-mail:                [email protected]

Working Hours:     Monday to Friday: 0900 hrs – 1700 hrs

 

 

UNITED NATIONS (U.N.) United Nations Day: 24 October

Mailing Address:  P O Box 107, Kathmandu, Nepal Office Address: U.N. House, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal Telephone:                            5523200

Fax:                     5523991, 5523986

Email:                [email protected]

Website:               http://www.np.undp.org

Working Hours:     Monday – Friday: 0900 hrs–1800

 

 

 

HONORARY CONSULS GENERAL

CONSULS IN KATHMANDU

AUSTRIA

Mr. Rajesh Babu Shrestha, Honorary Consul

Mrs. Archana Shrestha, Vice Consul

Post Box No 4416, Naxal, Nagpokhari, Kathmandu

Tel: 443 4690, 4434648, 4434860, 4434825, Fax: 443 4515

Email: [email protected]

 

 

BELARUS

Mr. Ajeya Raj Sumargi Parajuli, Honorary Consul

Post Box No. 12557, Muktishree Tower-2, Madan Bhandari Path 40108

New Baneshwor-10, Kathmandu

Working Hours: Sunday – Friday: 0900 hrs – 1700 hrs

Tel: 4782706, 4785839, 4785840 Fax:4785838

Email: [email protected]ail.com.np, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

 

 

BELGIUM

Mr. Ang Tsering Sherpa, Honorary Consul

Post Box No 3022, Bhagawan Bahal, Thamel-Amrit Marg-643/26, Kathmandu

Working Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 1000-1200 hrs

Wednesday and Friday: 1400-1600 hrs

Tel: 441 8922, 443 2867, Fax: 4410330

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

 

 

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Mr. Shahil Agrawal, Honorary Consul

Chancery Address: 2nd Floor, Laxman Babu Bhawan

Naxal, Kathmandu

Working Days and Hours:  Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Tel: +977-1-4445809, Fax: +977: -1- 4445772

Emai: [email protected]/ [email protected]

 

 

BULGARIA

Mr. Bhola Bikram Thapa, Honorary Consul

Chancery Address: P.O. Box: 1307, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal

Working Days: Sunday to Friday (Working Hours: 9:30 am to 5:30

Telephone No: 00977-1-4220245, 4373153(R), Fax No: 00977-1-4221180

Email Address: [email protected]

 

 

CANADA

Dr. Buddha Basnyat, Honorary Consul

The Consulate of Canada

Lal Durbar Marg-47, P.O. Box- 3596, Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel: 4441976, Fax: 4434713, Email: [email protected]

 

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mr. Vishnu Kumar Agarwal, Honorary Consul

Post Box No 1452, Tripushwor, Teku Road, Kathmandu

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 1000 hrs–1300 hrs

Tel: 4259528,4261160, 4261847, 9801022264 (O), Fax: 4258935

Email: [email protected], [email protected],

[email protected]

 

 

CHILE

Mr. Basant Raj Mishra, Honorary Consul

Post Box No 3968, Kamaladi, Kathmandu

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 0900 hrs–1200 hrs

Tel: 4263480, 4221585,9851021276, Fax: 422 0178

Email: [email protected],[email protected]

 

 

COLUMBIA

Mr. Binaya Man Shrestha, Honorary Consul

P.O. Box 2676, Kathmandu

Tel: 5527223, 5527261, 9851064800 Fax: 401 5552

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

 

 

CROATIA

Mr. Amir Pratap J.B. Rana, Honorary Consul

Shankha Park, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu

Tel: 401 5551, 437 3134, Mob: 9801021006 Fax: 401 5552

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

 

 

CYPRUS

Mr. Padma Jyoti, Honorary Consul

Post Box No 133, Jyoti Bhawan, Kantipath, Kathmandu

Working Hours: Monday to Thursday: 1100 hrs – 1400 hrs Tel: 422 5490 (ext.151), 9851020435 Fax: 422 6314, Email: [email protected],[email protected], [email protected]

 

ESTONIA

Mr. Nava Raj Dahal, Honorary Consul

P.O. Box 25278, Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

Tel: 443 6900, 443 6650; Mobile: 98510 31532

Fax: 441 5380; Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

 

ETHIOPIA

Mr. Rajendra Giri, Honorary Consul (Designate)

 

FIJI

Mr. Parish Shakya, Honorary Consul

B L C, Complex, G.P.O. Box: 648, Thapathali, Kathmandu

Working Hours: Monday – Friday, 14: 00hrs – 16:00hrs

Tel: 421 9575, Mobile: 9801014509

Fax: 422 6293; Email: [email protected], [email protected]

 

GREECE

Mr. Bikram Pandey, Honorary Consul General

Nuwakott Ghar, Sanepa Chowk, Lalitpur-2, Lalitpur Nepal

Tel: 5539900, 5545999 (O), 9851127777 (M)

Fax: 5526575, 5549682; E-mail: [email protected]

 

GUINEA

Ashok Kumar Agrawal (Designate) Trade Tower, 6th Floor, G.P.O. Box 3127

Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel: 977 1 5111104-6, Fax: 51111107

Email:[email protected]

 

 

HUNGARY

Mr. Arun Kumar Chaudhary, Honorary Consul, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur-3, G.P.O. Box

4869, Lalitpur

Working Hours: Sunday to Friday: 1000 hrs–1800 hrs

Tel: 5545891, 5545892(O), 4418344 (R)

Fax: 5546223; E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

INDONESIA

Mr. Chandra Prasad Dhakal, Honorary Consul

Pani Pokhari, Kathmandu

Working Hours: Sunday to Friday: 1000 hrs–1700 hrs

Tel: 4430600, 4002581, 9851085929; Fax:4425800

 

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

 

IRELAND

Mr. Manoj B. Shrestha, Honorary Consul

New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

Tel: 4224127,4780518(o), 5534019, 5523616

Email: [email protected]

 

 

ITALY

Ms. Pratima Rana Pandé, Honorary Consul General

Heritage Plaza -1, 2n Floor, P.Ob Box Nio. 7090, Kamaladi, Kathmandu, Nepal

Working Hours: Monday and Thursday: 10:00 – 12:00 hrs

Tel: 977-1-416089/4169088, Fax: +977-1-4169088

Email: [email protected]

 

 

LITHUANIA

Mr. Shovakar Neupane, Honorary Consul

135/11 Thapathali, Kathmandu

Ambe Complex, 6th Floor

Teku, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: +977 9851020716 Fax: +977 1 4242132

Email: [email protected]

 

 

LUXEMBOURG

Mr. Shree Ram Lamichhane, Honorary Consul

Anjushree Building, Gwarko (next to B&B Hospital), P O Box 2354, Kathmandu

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 1000 hrs–1200 hrs

Tel: 500 7503, 500 7504, 554 9740 (O), 5525984 (R), 9851021047 (M)

Fax: 500 7689 (O)

Email: [email protected]

 

 

MALDIVES

Mr. Nirvana Chaudhary, Honorary Consul

Chaudhary House, Sanepa

P O Box – 1073, Kathmandu, Nepal

Working Hours: Sunday to Friday: 1000 hrs–1700 hrs

Tel: 5543131 Fax: 5523818, Mobile: 9801010000

Email: [email protected]

 

 

MALTA

Mr. Dinesh Shrestha, Honorary Consul

Shrestha Building, Jyatha, Kantipath

  1. O. Box No. 1011, Kathmandu.

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 1100 hrs–1330 hrs

Tel: 4430 609, 4255842, 4255687 (O), Mobile: 989851020756 Fax: 4430892

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

 

 

MEXICO

Mr. Naresh Dugar, Honorary Consul

Kathmandu.

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 1100 hrs–1330 hrs

Tel: 4437991, Mobile: 9851020452, Fax: 4437990

Email: [email protected]

 

 

MONGOLIA

Mr. Tsetan Gyurman Shrestha, Honorary Consul

Consulate of Mongolia

Working days:-Monday to Friday-0900hrs.-1700hrs. C/o Samling Carpet Industries (P) Ltd.

P.O. Box 2534 Boudha, Tinchuli, Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel: 01-4915534/4915149/4915432

Fax: 01-4915625, Mobile: 9808055674

Email: [email protected]p; [email protected] .np

 

 

MOROCCO

Mr. Basant K. Chaudhary, Honorary Consul General

B.L.C. Complex, G.P.O. Box: 648, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal

G.P.O. Box 648 Kathmandu, Tel: 4221260, 014219575, Mobile:9851066460

Fax: 4226293, Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

 

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Mr. Puna Bhandari, Honorary Consul

Ramshah Path, Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel: +977-1-4443500/9867021490

Email: [email protected]

 

 

PERU

Mr. Sumit Kumar Agarwal, Honorary Consul

House No. 149/13 (Kha), Jhochhen Tole, Basantapur,

P.O. Box No, 556, Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel: +977-1-4241504, 4225284, Fax: +977-1-4225538; Working Hours: 1000AM to 1800 PM

Email: [email protected]

 

 

PHILIPPINES

Mr. Suraj Vaidya, Honorary Consul General

Voith Complex, Anandanagar, Dhumbarahi, Ward no. 4, Kathmandu

Post Box. No. : 2640/233

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 0900 hrs–1500 hrs

Tel: 4008801-805/4008799 (Direct) Fax:  4008770

Email: [email protected],  Website: www.voith.com.np/philcongen

 

 

POLAND

Mr. Lokmanya Golchha, Honorary Consul General

P.O.Box-363, Golchha House, Ganabahal, Kathmandu

Working Hours, Sunday to Friday: 10.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs

Tel +977-1-4249939, 4250001, Fax 4249723; Mobile: 9801020683, 9851122683

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

 

 

PORTUGAL

Mr. Rajendra Kumar Khetan, Honorary Consul

Portugal HC, Chairman’s office, Everest Insurance, Hattisar, Kathmandu

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 1030 hrs – 1300 hrs

Tel: 444 6409; Fax: 444 6405, Mob: 9818154468

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

 

 

ROMANIA

Ms. Sarika Khetan, Honorary Consul

4th Floor, 1st Wing, Laxmi Complex, Hattisar, Kamalpokhari

P O Box – 6156, Kathmandu

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 1030 hrs – 1600 hrs

Tel: 554 8768 Fax: 444 6405

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

 

 

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Mr. Pasang Dawa Sherpa, Honorary Consul

Post Box No. 1358, Uttar Dhoka Sadak, Lazimpat/Dobi Chaur, Kathmandu

Tel: 4421541, 4416880, 4422656 Fax: 4427067, Mobile: 9851021224

Email: [email protected]

 

 

SLOVENIA

Mr. Hari Bhakta Sharma, Honorary Consul Post Box No: 2808, Nursery Lane Road Bansbari, Kathmandu-3, Nepal

Phone: 4435167 Fax: +977-1-4435166, Working Hours: Mon – Fri: 0900hrs – 1300hrs Email: [email protected]

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Mr. Pradeep Kumar Shrestha, Honorary Consul

Post Box No. 2743, Panchakanya Bhawan, Krishna Galli, Pulchowk, Lalitpur

Working Hours: Sunday to Friday: 0930 hrs–1730 hrs

Tel: 5526551, 5548235 Direct Line: 5523957

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

 

 

SPAIN

Ms. Ambica Shrestha, Honorary Consul

Post Box No 459, Dwarika’s Hotel, Battisputali, Kathmandu

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 1000 hrs–1600 hrs

Tel: 447 3724, 447 0770, 4471379,  Mobile: 9851021311, 4471378(Fax)

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

 

 

SWEDEN

Mr. Gajendra Bahadur Shrestha, Honorary Consul General

Meera Home, Khichapokhari, Kathmandu

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 1000 hrs–1230 hrs

Tel: 422 0939 (O), 472 0251(R); 9851024939, Fax: 422 1826

Email: [email protected]

 

 

TURKEY

Mr. Chandra Prakash Khetan Honorary Consul General of Turkey Laxmi Plaza, Hattisar, Kathmandu P.O. Box 6156

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 1000 hrs. – 1500 hrs., Mob: 9818154468

Tel: 444 6400/1/2/3, Fax: 444 6405 Email: mtcn@khetan.com.np

 

 

UKRAINE

Mr. Kiran Vaidya, Honorary Consul General

122, Bhagwan Marg, Narayan Chaur, Naxal

G.P.O. Box – 3843, Kathmandu

Working Hours: Sunday to Friday: 1000 hrs–1700 hrs

Tel: 4416544, 4437901, 9851022204/9803389880 (Mobile), Fax: 4421 845

Email: [email protected]

 

 

VIETNAM

Mr. Rajesh Kaji Shrestha Consulate Office of Vietnam Uttar-Dhoka Marg, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +977-1-4001040, Mob: 9851104808

Notice: The Government of Nepal has increased Visa Fees effective from July 17, 2019. Along with that, Nepal provides five-year multiple-entry tourist visas to U.S citizens. Please check http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Solo trekking is not allowed; follow medical advice regarding Acute Mountain Sickness.

Requirements for Entry:

  • A minimum of six months of passport validity is required at entry.
  • One blank page for a visa should be an available visa in the passport (not the endorsement page)
  • Entrance is generally allowed by Nepalese authorities on an emergency passport printed overseas.
  • Visa should be appropriate for travel.

Regular Tourist Visas:

  • For those who arrive by air, a visa should either be applied at The Nepalese Embassy or consulate before entry or purchased directly upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Note: Obtaining permission upon arrival may take time.
  • You can also apply for a visa online at https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa.
  • For those who arrive by land, the visa obtaining and necessary immigration formalities should be completed.
  • During the entrance of Foreign citizens by land into Nepal via the Belahia Indian border, one should pay The Nepalese visa fee in U.S dollars. The original bill no older than 2003, in good condition, should be shown at checkpoints before entering Nepal. Twenty-four hours services are provided at the border to individuals on foot.
  • Entry to Nepal without a visa and proper entry stamp from an immigration officer is restricted, resulting in additional consequences.
  • You can purchase a tourist visa at the following land border points of entry:

 

Region District Border
Eastern Jhapa Kakardbhitta
Central Parsa Birgunj
North(for group tourists only) Sindhupalchowk Kodari
West (pay in dollars) Rupandehi Bahia, Bhairahawa
Mid-west Banke Jamunaha, Nepalgunj
Far- West Kailali Mohana, Dhangadi
Far-West Kanchanpur Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar

 

The tourists are allowed to stay for 150 days in any given calendar year according to the regular tourist visa provided by the Nepal Department of Immigration upon arrival.

At the time of arrival at TIA or other land checkpoints, tourists may request the following visa mentioned with a related fee.

  • 15 days multiple-entry tourist visa: USD 30
  • 30 days multiple-entry tourist visa: USD 50
  • 90 days multiple-entry tourist visa: USD 125

You can pay the visa fee in the U.S dollar, while you can easily find a money-exchange shop and ATM nearby. But don’t entirely depend upon ATM because sometimes the machine can malfunction, and credit card payments are not accepted.

 

Five years, multiple-entry tourist visas for U.S citizens

Nepal has started providing five years of multiple-tourist permissions to U.S citizens. For visas, they apply at the Embassy of Nepal in Washington D.C or the Consulate General of Nepal in New York City. The fee for five years visa is 160 USD.

Note: Tourists can obtain a regular visa upon arrival and then change to another visa type by visiting the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu. Such tourists can stay for 180 days in any given calendar year.

 

Other Visa Categories:

For more visa details and the online application for various types of visas, including student and work visas, consult with the Department of Immigration. Your purpose of travel determines the category of visa obtained.

 

Extending Your Visa:

  • Tourist and non-tourist visas can be reached only at the Department of Immigration office of headquarters in the Kalikasthan neighborhood of Kathmandu.
  • Pokhara Immigration office can only extend tourist visas, which should be applied before expiration dates.
  • If one stays long beyond the expiration date, it can result in hefty fines, detention, and formal eviction proceedings, followed by a ban on re-entry.

 

Requirements for Exit:

  • A valid visa is a must before you are allowed to depart Nepal. In the case of visa expiry, an extension of the permit is essential before departure.
  • The Immigration Office in Kathmandu is authorized to extend visas, not the office of Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Request The Department of Immigration to transfer your Nepali visa and replace a new permit with the latest passport. Only you can renew or replace your old passport at the Embassy in Kathmandu.
  • For additional immigration information, check http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np.

 

Travel across the Nepal-China Border:

There might be some difficulties on the Nepal-China border on land in either direction with Chinese authorities while traveling. Chinese authorities provide visas and entry permits into Tibet often to U.S citizens and other foreign tourist in a group as a prerequisite. The China border is usually closed during significant events in Tibet.

For current information on border crossing status and regulations, check the following website:

  • Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Nepal
  • Department of State’s travel information for China

 

Surrogate Births:

The Nepal Supreme Court paused surrogacy practices in Nepal on August 25, 2015, and a Cabinet decision restricted such practices on September 18, 2015, using the Supreme Court decision date as a cut-off. On December 12, 2016, the Supreme Court announced its final verdict and made surrogacy legal only for infertile Nepali married couples but illegal for single men/ women, transgender couples, and foreign nationals.

Surrogacy practices, birth documentation, and the insurance of a visa/exit permission in cases where the child was born in Nepal are not permitted in Nepal. It should be done outside of Nepal. A newborn child will not even be able to leave Nepal without visa/exit permission.

General:

Medical services have improved their standing within the Kathmandu valley and other major cities in comparison to rural areas, which are limited and do not meet Western standards. The reason behind its limitation is the unavailability of resources and proper medical staff in rural areas. Usually, the medical services are expensive in the private sector whereas cheap and of poor quality in public hospitals resulting in low-quality emergency services. Nepal’s government is trying to implement major surgical facilities in Kathmandu’s hospitals and large clinics. However, most people evacuate to a neighbouring country or abroad for the treatment of serious illnesses. There are even a few mental health care centres in Nepal.

 

Medical Emergencies in Nepal

Nepal is pretty much famous for some of the most adventurous-exciting and potentially dangerous outdoor activities which often attract thousands of national and international tourists. Some of them are Peak climbing, trekking, paragliding, mountain biking, rafting, canyoning, etc.  Such activities tend to arise in several health and safety problems, mainly acute mountain sickness, minor and major accidents, gastrointestinal ailments, etc. Such issues affect both national and international tourists during or after their adventurous journey.

 

Medical Care in Nepal

Medical care and emergency services are readily not available in remote areas compared to major cities of Nepal. If an individual suffers from any illness or injuries while trekking or any other outdoor activities, this condition often requires rescue via helicopter. The typical cost for a helicopter rescue from, any remote area to Kathmandu is around 3000USD to 10000USD.  For general Nepalese people, this cost comes to be higher than the sky. If you ought to plan your trip to Nepal for any outdoor activities, Peregrine Treks and Expedition strongly recommends you purchase emergency evacuation insurance along with health insurance.

 

How to Find a Doctor in Nepal

It is easy to find doctors in significant hospitals around Kathmandu valley, but if you are in remote areas, there is less chance of finding specialists. Instead, you can consult with the health assistant at any medical ward in remote regions for minor illnesses and medicare. Or you can use your emergency evacuation insurance if your health situation is critical. Peregrine Treks and Expedition strongly appeal to travellers to consult with their medical insurance company regarding overseas policy and coverage of emergency expenses.

 

Taking Care of Yourself in Nepal

Prevention is better than care. Having proper knowledge of the geographical condition of Nepal, local hygiene, and sanitation, you can take safety measures according to it. Everyone shouldn’t neglect the minor illness, which further could lead to significant disease.

The significant and most probable sickness faced by many seasoned climbers and trekkers in the Himalayan region is Altitude sickness. It is categorized into three forms viz Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High-altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE), and High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). The initial symptoms of AMS are a headache, insomnia, nausea, loss of appetite, and occasionally vomiting which could lessen by descending to a lower altitude. A person should never trek further to high altitudes ignoring AMS symptoms. If so, he/she becomes prone to HACE and HAPE, resulting in lethargy, memory loss, shortness of breath, and unable to control their emotions followed by rage or excitement. It could be fatal if not cured.

One of the most common problems that most international travellers face in Nepal is diarrhoea and gastrointestinal ailments. Due to many reasons like change in weather condition, food habit and drinking water and untimely food consumption, travellers suffers from diarrhoea, although not life-threatening but a matter of concern. Nepalese are usually habituated to spicy and oily food, whereas foreign people are easily attracted to give it a try resulting in stomach problems. We suggest travellers consume healthy and boiled foods and water. Try to avoid packaged and canned food, and street vendors, raw fruits and vegetables without cleaning them properly. Take care of your health as you are the one who needs to return to your regular place and resume your work back in your country.

 

Stray Animals:

Most foreign tourist does not have stray dogs in their country and finds amused to see lots of street dogs in Nepal. Their affection towards stray dogs sometimes could result in getting dogs bite and other attacks. Please be aware of such dogs because they might be infected with rabies. Unfortunately, if you get bitten by any stray dogs, immediately wash the wound with soap and water and seek medical attention. For further information, see the CDC’s Preventing Dog Bites webpage.

 

Medical Insurance:

Consult with your insurance specialist to obtain emergency medical evacuation and supplemental insurance before you visit Nepal. If anything you would want to use when injured seriously during your climb or trekking in remote areas, it will be helicopter evacuation.

 

Prescription Medication:

Certain international medicines are restricted in Nepal. If you ought to travel with prescripted medication, make sure you check and ensure with the Embassy or consulates of Nepal about its legal status in Nepal. Make sure you carry such medicines in the original packaging along with your doctor’s prescription.

Road Conditions and Safety:

In most of Nepal’s areas, roads are poorly maintained and lack safety features. Especially, hill roads are vulnerable to monsoon season resulting in blockade due to landslides and erosions. Such conditions cause significant numbers of accidents and fatalities. Traffic jam is a big problem faced by people in major cities. Various incidents of violation of traffic laws have been registered in Kathmandu and other major cities. Many drivers are not adequately trained and licensed, yet they drive in the streets. Be aware and avoid getting into such a vehicle.

To drive to two-wheeler or four-wheeler motor vehicle in Nepal, you should have an appropriate license for the particular vehicle. Otherwise, you will be punished according to traffic laws. We suggest you do not expose yourself to any problems during your stay in Nepal.

 

Nighttime Travel:

The streets outside the Kathmandu valley lack proper lights and road conditions are not in good condition. So it is safe if you avoid travelling during night time out of Kathmandu.

 

Motorcycle Travel:

Know the speed limit of riding bikes and apply safety measures while riding a motorcycle in Nepal. Fatalities from motorcycle accidents have risen dramatically all over Nepal in recent years. Never forget to wear helmets and safety gear and do not ride a bike carrying more than one person.

 

Buses:

If you need to travel via bus, we suggest you choose day travel rather than night buses due to abnormal road conditions in most of the rural areas. Long-distance travel could be exhausting, and you might want to hop onto the roofs of buses for some adventure. Never travel on dangerous ceilings to avoid accidents and traffic police as roof travel is against the traffic laws.

 

Taxis:

Although taxi rides are much more expensive than buses, they could be safer and more convenient. All taxis have a meter, but taxi drivers usually do not charge you based on the meter. You better negotiate taxi fare before you step onto their taxi; otherwise, you could be overcharged. In case you feel like being cheated, contact freely to file a complaint to the traffic police on the street nearby or the local police station.

 

Pedestrian Travel:

You might not find a separate lane for pedestrians except a pedestrian bridge. Usually, a person should be careful enough to walk safely on the side of a road and follow zebra crossings and use a pedestrian bridge to cross a busy highway. Otherwise, there are several cases of pedestrians facing traffic fatalities in Nepal.

Arrests and Consequences:

Laws are compelling everywhere. Nepal has its kind local laws. Breaking any local rules in Nepal can lead you to imprisonment, detention, fines, or blacklist depending upon the crime. The captivity could last for weeks or even longer depending upon the time of the investigation.

 

Arrest Notification:

You can request police or prison officials to call your Embassy or consulates if you ever get arrested in Nepal.

 

Driving Under the Influence:

Drinking and driving lead to arrest or fine.

 

Illicit Drugs:

Although a variety of illegal drugs are available, if you are caught buying or dealing with any kinds of medicines in Nepal, you could end up being in jail.

 

Firearms and Ammunition:

Importing/exporting any arms and ammunition or imitations in the form of jewellery in Nepal is restricted.

DO NOT TREK ALONE

Solo trekking is super fun and adventurous. In recent days solo trekkers in Nepal have been facing severe problems of getting lost, sexually harassed, injured and many other violent crimes. The police forces and special search rescue teams are the continuous verges of solving the missing cases and other problems.

Keeping your security our main priority, we strongly do not recommend you to travel solo. Instead, we can provide you with an organized group if you want to trek in a group. We can also provide you with an experienced guide even if you’re going to avoid the group. At least we won’t let you be alone wandering on an unknown hill and get lost or be a victim of any crimes.

 

Natural Disaster Risks:

Nepal has a unique geography with a high risk of unpredictable natural disasters like earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, falling rocks, soil erosion, etc. Nepal Earthquake 2015, April resulted in severe damages and the destruction of some mountainous areas affecting most of its trekking and climbing trails.

Heavy rain during the monsoon season (June-September) causes a landslide and soil erosion in the hilly region, and the plains are often prone to flooding. Causes damage to readily available travel infrastructure and mostly telecommunication services, making it harder to locate if you face any difficulties during hazards. You might want to consult your travel agents about the condition of Nepal before you land and plan your travel accordingly. Inform your family or friends about your specific locations and detailed itinerary beforehand. Make sure your trekking permits have been appropriately registered at every checkpoint and have full knowledge of where you are walking. Avoid the possible risk and be safe.

 

Altitude Risks:

If you are trekking above 18,000 feet altitude, there is a maximum chance of experiencing acute mountain sickness regardless of who you are. AMS occurs due to a lack of hydration at high altitudes where the air density is very thin. Make your concept clear that it is not a disease, and the only solution is getting to a lower elevation. Do not panic when you face AMS symptoms, as it is very easily curable but do not neglect it as it could be fatal. Keep yourself hydrated, walk at a very constant pace, do not speed up and take a day off to acclimatize to the altitude. A day off in trekking usually means engaging yourself in short day hikes and giving your body good exercise. If you feel like taking a medicine for preventing AMS, you can consult with medical professionals in Kathmandu. Taking supplemental travel and evacuation insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Evacuation by Helicopter:

There are various types of insurance you might want to take before you land in Nepal. One of the primary insurance is emergency evacuation insurance if trekking or climbing is your primary purpose. As the name implies ’emergency,’ if you are stuck on any mountain or foothills being injured or lost, the only probable rescue would be via helicopter. The are various rescue agents in Nepal, some of them are reliable, whereas some of them are scams. Lately, there have been rumours of helicopter rescue scams as well. Consult with your travel agents with a reputed and responsible rescue team and apply for insurance before you visit Nepal or pre-approval from your health insurance or on-hand card payments could also be done. Please carry your passport and credit card details which might be used anytime under any condition.

 

Lodging and Travel:

Nepal has a hectic schedule during peak trekking seasons (spring and autumn). The hotel rooms and tea houses will be packed, and you might face scarcity in places. Make sure you pre-book rooms around your trekking areas, keeping aside your expectation for standard hotels at remote trekking routes. Due to the high season and adverse weather conditions, the flight sometimes may be delayed or cancelled as well. The probable mountain flight that could be delayed is Lukla (for the Everest Base Camp trek) and Jomsom (for the Mustang trek). Make your plans according to it. Prepare for your projects and come with buffer days.

TIMS Card and Trekking Permits:

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card is a mandatory card all trekkers must have to trek in Nepal. TIMS card will help you ensure safety and security in general trekking areas.

Trekkers can apply for a TIMS card with related fees, a xerox copy of a passport and a photo either at the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) (Kathmandu/ Pokhara) or the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). The fees are USD 10 for group trekkers and USD 20 for the free individual trekker. Local trekking agencies can facilitate you with obtaining your TIMS card and other essential trekking permits as well.

Special Permits for Restricted Areas:

Certain areas in Nepal are declared restricted areas and require specific permits and fees. Check on www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/ for more information or inquiry about your respected travel agencies. Restricted areas also require particular criteria for helicopter rescues; make sure to fulfil every condition to prevent delay in assistance in a medical emergency.

Other Outdoor Activities:

Apart from trekking, you can encounter various outdoor adventurous activities like swimming in Phewa lake, paragliding, Bungy jumping, Rafting, mountain biking, etc. which come with a variety of risks. Many tourists have drowned in Phewa lake and other lakes in Nepal due to flash floods by heavy monsoon rain. Recently, a few tourists lost its life by getting on paragliding solo, and several have been injured in these few years. Therefore it is better for you always to ensure your safety from such risks.

Volunteering:

In recent trends, many foreign people are coming to Nepal for volunteering, and Nepal’s Department of Immigration considers it as work. Hence, make sure you have a work permit for volunteering in Nepal, a tourist visa won’t work, which will result in severe punishment by immigration authorities.

Some foreign people show generous kindness by willing to help orphanages, especially with differently-abled persons or other organizations by volunteering, donating money or goods, etc. We believe such opportunities should be continued in the future. But be aware of scams where some organizations try to attract donations from the international platform in the name of a non-profit organization, ask for financial support from volunteers and dissolve that money. They use trafficked children and hide child exploitations. Be aware of such scams and research correctly on articles about real volunteering in Nepal. Do not forget to read a recent report regarding ethical volunteering prepared by a U.S.-based NGO which focuses on issues relating to ‘voluntourism.’

Currency and Money Issues:

Travellers should fill out a customs declaration form to declare the import or export of currency that exceeds USD 5,000 as required by the Government of Nepal. There are no such banks or money exchange offices in Nepal accepting the U.S issued traveller’s cheques or cash U.S cheques. So, travellers should exchange cash USD for NPR either at a bank or money exchange office or withdraw from an ATM. We instead suggest you take assistance from reputed banks and exchange offices rather than using ATM service because of ATM scams. If you are travelling from India to Nepal, make sure that you do not carry 500 or 1000 Indian rupees which are not legal in Nepal. You can use currencies of 100 or less than that. You can exchange Indian money at the border or at banks as well.

An individual should keep a copy of the declaration form after it is officially endorsed and stamped by customs officials to prevent any problems during departure. Violation of this requirement will cause you severe consequences, including confiscation of valuables like cash, jewellery. They might as well charge you with fines or to an extreme level imprison you.

Customs:

Nepal customs regulations are complex. Individuals are not allowed to carry any amount of pure gold and gold jewellery exceeding 50 grams or silver exceeding 500 grams into Nepal. It might result in your detention or confiscation of valuables or payment of equivalent fines to release valuables.

Nepal has strict rules and regulations on the export and import of significant items. We suggest you avoid carrying valuable metals, artefacts of archaeological or religious importance, wildlife trophies, illegal drugs or arms and ammunition. Things like household pets, communication equipment, and a few other items are termed as sensitive items which need special permits and procedures for importing via airlines. In most regions of Nepal, the use of drones requires special permission from the Home Ministry and other related government authorities.

Individuals from abroad who wish to donate items to schools, hospitals, and other social organizations in Nepal should obtain prior approval from the Ministry of Finance for a waiver of the customs fees. One should send a formal requisition letter including detailed information about the items to be imported and the organization of Nepal that receives it to the below-mentioned address:

Secretary

Ministry of Finance

Singha Durbar

Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel: +977-1-4211400

Fax: +977-1-4211605

The Secretary will review the request and forward it to the Ministerial level for final decision and approval. Authorities process all requests on a case-by-case basis, which might take a certain amount of time. The intended recipient(s) should coordinate with the Ministry to get requests processed on time. For further information, check on https://www.customs.gov.np/

 

Dual Nationality:

Dual nationality is not accepted in Nepal. If any Nepali citizen adapts as a foreign citizen, a respective person loses their Nepalese citizenship. Individuals’ maintaining both nationality passports face difficulties entering or exiting Nepal. If you are an overseas citizen of Nepalese origin, you can apply for a special visa called a “Non-resident Nepali” (NRN) Identity card. You can use this ID card to open a local bank account, establish your own business, or buy certain types of property, subject to certain restrictions.

 

Natural Disasters:

Nepal lies at the boundary between the Indian and Tibetan tectonic plates, which makes it a seismically active region. The most recent and significant earthquakes were in April and May 2015, causing extended human life and property damages in the Kathmandu Valley and associated districts. Nepal is also exposed to flooding and landslides in the monsoon season. Due to such a natural disaster, various emergency response vehicles, medical services might not be available on time and adding to the crisis at the moment. Be open to such incidents before you visit Nepal.

 

Faith-Based Travelers:

Religious conversion and reclamation are made illegal in Nepal since August 2018.

 

LGBTI Rights:

Nepalese people are coming forward with Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) rights in an open space. We believe it same-sex sexual activity is not a crime. However, Nepal remains a conservative and traditional society despite its modernization. We request LGBTI travellers to respect our culture and maintain their privacy avoiding public displays of affection.

Political-Related Violence:

The political scenario of Nepal is often fragmented. The instability sometimes causes tension around various parts of Nepal, occasional bomb-blast, and violence tags along with real risk in Nepal. Such incident harms no foreign interest directly but usually causes damage to infrastructure, property, and individuals an injury. Local group extorts and threaten private business and aid organizations including domestic and international schools within Kathmandu Valley, and the Embassy is well aware of it. Comparatively, the Terai region of Nepal (southern plains) which borders India is prevalent in more violent political activity.

 

Bandhs:

The unrelaxed holiday due to political strikes and many other unpredictable reasons is known as Bandhs in Nepal. It can cause education centres, transportation services, and office sectors to take daybreak or more than a day. It sometimes can be so overpowering, and it can even stop traffic. The strike makers can be so committed to their motto that anyone who doesn’t follow the bandhs could be harassed or assaulted by their supporters. Usually, bandh organizers allow ambulance and Nepal Tourism Board marked buses to operate. So, if you are planning to land or take off during bandhs, make sure you get safely to your hotel or airport and avoid unnecessary political demonstrations and get involved in any checkpoints.

 

Crime:

We can categorize crimes in the following points that foreign tourists have faced but with relatively low frequency.

 

Financial Crimes and Theft 
  • Sneak thieves and dippers may occur around major tourist areas like Thamel and mostly in congested public vehicles. Make yourself responsible for storing valuables correctly and if any such thing happens, directly report to The Nepal Tourist Police
  • Try to exchange your currency only at trusted banks and hotels and avoid elaborate scams of ATM skimming notably in Kathmandu.
  • Be safe, avoid walking alone in dark alleys, do not carry a tremendous amount of money, and wear expensive jewellery to prevent yourself from being theft.

 

Violent Crimes 
  • Prefer travelling in groups, mostly at night or having Peregrine Treks’ member by your side.
  • We have also found records of a sexual offences against foreign tourists around Kathmandu, Pokhara and remote mountainous areas. Although such cases are uncommon, be aware, and secure yourself with a nearby police office number or emergency police contact code, 100.
  • Travelling solo is fun but a high source of risk as well. Know your surroundings to where you are visiting. Avoid food and drink from unknown individuals. There is no doubt Nepal is rich in hospitality, but we cannot guarantee you 29.3 million people. Therefore, maintain precaution and ensure safety.

 

Victims of Crime:

If, unfortunately, you face any crimes mentioned above, don’t panic and calm down first. Secondly, call the emergency number, 100 and report your situation and whereabouts, they are responsible for investigating and prosecuting crimes. You can also dial ”1144” to reach Tourist Police who are on standby to help you with excellent English language capabilities in any popular tourist area. You may always contact your tour operator or related embassy or consulate in Kathmandu for assistance.

Sexual assault victims might be more comfortable approaching the Embassy before reporting the crime to the local jurisdiction. In such an event, the Embassy can assist you with:

  • Finding appropriate medical care services.
  • Reporting a crime to the local police
  • Contact families or friends with your written consent
  • Provide a list of local attorneys
  • Provide an emergency loan for restoration to the United States and limited medical support in cases of destitution
  • Finding accommodation and arranging flights home
  • Replace a stolen or lost passport

 

For an Additional Nepal Travel Information:
  • Ring us on +977 98510 52413 (Nepal) or New York (24/7) at +1 315 388 6163 or mail us at [email protected]

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