|Nepal Tourist Guide
Nepal Tourist Information Centers
The Department of Tourism at Brikutimandap (Tel: 247041) and an Information Center at New Road provide brochures and free posters on Nepal from Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm. On Fridays, it closes at 3 pm. The department stays open until 4 pm in winter. Tourism information centers are also located in Birgunj (Tel: 22083), Pokhara (Tel: 20028), Bhairahawa (Tel: 20304), Janakpur (Tel: 20755), and Kakarbhitta (Tel: 20208).
Nepal Time and Business Hours
Nepal is five hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT. Government offices are open from 10 am to 5 pm from Sunday through Thursday. On Fridays they remain open until 3 pm. Banks are open from Sunday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm. On Fridays, banks remain open until 12 pm only. Business offices are open from 10 am to 5 pm Sunday through Friday.
Embassies and international organizations are open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Most shops open after 10 am and close at about 8 pm and are usually closed on Saturdays.
Although Nepal works seven days a week, it observes numerous holidays, at the least a couple a month. So please check the holiday calendar. Government offices observe all the holidays and banks observe most of them. Businesses observe the major holidays only.