Tourist Information

Foreign Exchange: Foreign currencies must be exchanged only at the banks or at the authorized foreign exchange dealers. The receipts from such transaction are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can also exchange money at the foreign exchange counter at TIA upon arrival.

Airport Tax: Airport tax for domestic departure is Rs. 200.

Banks: Banks are open between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM from Sunday to Friday. They are closed on Saturday and on public holidays. But some banks open on Saturday and on public holidays too.

Time: Nepal Standard Time is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 mins ahead of Indian Standard Time.

Official Holidays: Saturday is the weekend holidays in Nepal when most government offices are closed. Most business houses, however, remain open on Saturdays as well.

Working Hours: Govt. offices open from 10 AM to 5 PM in summer and 10 AM to 4 PM in winter.

They are categorized in different types as National Parks, Wildlife Reserves, Conservation Areas and Hunting Reserve. There are twenty protected areas in Nepal altogether. The Dhorpatan is the only hunting reserve in Nepal and you need to get the hunting license.