The General Post Office (tel: 227499, 211760) is located near Dharahara Tower and is open from 10 am to 5 pm from Sunday to Thursday. On Fridays it remains open until 3 pm. Stamps, aerograms and postcards may be purchased from 7 am to 7 pm at the counters. Services like registration and insurance of mail and small packages, and exchange of IRCs are also available.
Parcels can be sent and received through the Foreign Post Office next door. It is open from Sunday through Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm. On Fridays, the office remains open until 2 pm.
The Nepal Telecommunication Corporation Office located at Tripureswor provides ISD, STD, telex, fax, and telegraph services. Private communication centers and hotels also provide ISD, STD, and fax services. The STD code for Nepal is 977. Inquiries can be made at 197.
All Internet services are growing at a fast past. See local tourist centers to check email or 'surf' the net for reasonable prices.