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.
Nepal mobile network uses PDC (Personal Digital Cellular
System) technology, which is not compatible with GSM or other mobile
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.
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
Himal is a magazine printed monthly
to issues through the South Asian region. At certain
times of day, there are television and radio news broadcasts in
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.
dialling code: 977.
Outgoing dialling international
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.