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Fax service is provided in most hotels, travel agencies and communications centres. The Nepal Telecommunications Corporation booth at the airport also provides fax service.


ISP's include World Link. There are numerous Internet cafes in Kathmandu, Patan and Pokhara. Most hotels also provide Internet services.

Mobile telephone

Nepal mobile network uses PDC (Personal Digital Cellular System) technology, which is not compatible with GSM or other mobile services.


Postal services are available in most areas. Ensure that letters are hand-cancelled at the post office. It is advised that post boxes should not be used for important communications.

The main post office in Kathmandu (near the Dharahara Tower) is open from Sunday to Friday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Poste restante services are available and open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Express post services are also offered. Main hotels can also handle post.


English-language dailies for sale in Nepal are The Kathmandu Post and Rising Nepal. The Independent, The Telegraph and Nepal Chronicle are published weekly in English and The International Herald Tribune, Newsweek and Time can all be found in Kathmandu.

Himal is a magazine printed monthly and is dedicated to issues through the South Asian region. At certain times of day, there are television and radio news broadcasts in English.


BBC World Service
and Voice of America can be heard in Nepal. Frequencies change from time to time and the most updated can be found online.


IDD is available to all principal cities.

Country dialling code: 977.
Outgoing dialling international code: 00.

The Telecommunication Office, Tripureshwar, handles telephone calls and cables.

The International Telephone Office is open Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 2.00 pm and Friday 9.00 am to 1.30 pm.

Hotels and private communication centres offer long-distance telephone services (ISD, STD).


The Central Telegraph Office has a 24-hour international telephone and telegram service 7 days a week.
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