Postal Services :
The Central Post Office located near Dharahara Tower, is open from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The counters are open from 7
a.m. to 4 p.m. and provide stamps, postcards and aerograms. Post
Restante is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Express Mail Service (EMS) is available at GPO and at Thamel,
Basantapur and airport postal counters.
Telephone Services : Telephone, fax, telex and telegraph
services are available at the Nepal Telecommunications Corporation
at Tripureshwar. Hotels and private communications centers provide
long distance telephone. For calling from outside, country code for
Nepal is 977 and the area code for Kathmandu is 1.
Internet Services : Several Internet cafes and communication
centers have opened up in the Valley and around the country in the
past few years. Visitors only have to find a place they are most
comfortable in to use the facilities to keep in touch with home.
E-mail and Internet services are also offered by hotels.
Media : Nepali media has sped light years ahead in just a few
years time and what used to be a controlled and tight knit
community, is so no more. The government audio and television news
networks are Radio Nepal and Nepal Television respectively. However,
numerous FM radio stations and upcoming regional television stations
are dominating the market. Major Nepali daily newspapers are
Gorkhapatra and Kantipur, while the English dailies are The Rising
Nepal, The Kathmandu Post and The Himalayan. A number of other
newspapers and magazines are also available.
Electricity : Major towns have electricity and the voltage
available is 220-volts and 50 cycles. Load shedding is sometimes
experienced. However, most major hotels have installed their own