Travel Suggestions

Airport tax is applicable to Nepali and non-Nepali citizens who use airport facilities. The airport tax specified for different flights from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and other domestic airports.

Medical facilities in Kathmandu Valley are sound. All kinds of medicines, including those imported from overseas are available in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley also offers the services of major general hospitals and private clinics. Health posts have been set up by the government in different parts of rural Nepal. A simple but adequate medical kit can be very useful while traveling. 

Lightweight cotton clothing is recommended from May through October. Warm clothes are needed for winter. An umbrella or a raincoat is a necessary for the monsoons. For those planning to take trips around the nation, appropriate clothing is required depending on location and weather conditions of the area at the time.

Nepal is five hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT. Government offices within Kathmandu Valley open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer and from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. in the winter. Except public holidays, Saturdays is a weekend holiday in the Kathmandu Valley when most government offices are closed.

Tourist Police in Nepal will help you and assist you if you have any problems The special unit has been designated the task of providing security to visitors. The team of Tourist Police consists of officers who can speak and understand English and Hindi. There are three units of Tourist Police forces in Kathmandu. While the main office is at the Tourist Service Center in Bhrikuti Mandap(Phone: 4247041, 4247037), the other two are in tourist areas Thamel(Phone: 4429750) and Basantapur(Phone: 4268969).

Here are some tips on how visitors can remain safe:

  1. Inform your whereabouts immediately upon arrival to the local police or concerned embassy or consulate.
  2. Use the services of government registered travel and trekking agencies only.
  3. Stay only at government registered hotels, resorts, guest houses and lodges.
  4. Use only those porters who are authorized by your travel agency or hotel.
  5. Exchange foreign currency only at authorized places.
  6. Carry certified copies of documents and leave the originals and other valuables in the safe deposit box of your hotel.
  7. Never leave these items unattended in your room.
  8. Do not carry large sums of cash.
  9. Carry travelers' cheques and limited amount of cash while on tour.
  10. Never leave your luggage and other valuables unattended at any time, any place.
  11. In case of theft or loss contact the nearest police station immediately.


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