Rs. 1350 (to SAARC countries)
Rs. 1695 (all other places)
Airport Tax - Domestic
Nepali is the official language, English is understood widely in the travel circuit of the Kathmandu Valley & other major cities.
0930 - 1730 hrs.Sunday through Friday.
0900 to 1500 hrs local time
Recently some banks have begun to offer extended services and remain open even during public holidays.
Import of Indian currency by foreigners is strictly prohibited. Any other currency either in travelers cheques or cash can be brought in unlimited quantity provided it is declared upon arrival. All visitors (except Indians) will be handed a form on which his/her monetary transaction during his/her stay in Nepal will be recorded. Same should be handed over at the airport at the time of departure. Generally all unspent balance of Nepalese rupees can be converted (at Airport) into US Dollar on production of Encashment Certificates obtained earlier.
All baggage must be identified and cleared through customs inspection at the port of entry. Personal effects are allowed in duty free. Dutiable goods such as Camera with 12 plates or 5 rolls of films, one bottle of liquor, 200 cigarettes, one tent and camping equipment are allowed in free of duty. Others valuable equipment such as video cameras and cine cameras should be declared and will be endorsed on the passport.
Warm clothing are required from November to February and tropical wear from March till October.
In Kathmandu, boiled and filtered water as well as purified bottled water is available in most hotels and restaurants along with major touristic areas. On remote area trekking, it is advisable to use water sterilization tablets.
220 Volts 50 Hz.
Weights and Measures
Nepal has adopted the metric system. Temperature is measured in Centigrade. Weights are measured in Kilograms.