Introduction

Summary

A republic, on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, bounded on the north by Tibet and on the south and west by India.

Cities

Capital: Kathmandu

Population

29.3 million

International Country Code

NP

Language(s)

Nepali, Maithali, Bhojpuri (Hindi and English also understood)

Weights and Measures

Metric

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 977

Time

5 hours ahead of GMT.

Public Holidays

DateHoliday NameObservance
15 Jan 2020Maghi Parba / Maghe SankrantiSolar
25 Jan 2020Sonam Lhosar (Tamang New Year)Lunisolar
21 Feb 2020Maaha ShivaratriHindu Lunar
24 Feb 2020Gyalpyo/Gyallo LosharHindu Lunar
08 Mar 2020Nari Dibas (International Women's Day)
09 Mar 2020Holi / Phagu Purnima / Basanta Utsav (55 Hilly Districts)Hindu Lunar
10 Mar 2020Holi / Phagu Purnima / Basanta Utsav (Terai and Inner Madhesh)Hindu Lunar
24 Mar 2020Ghodejatra (Kathmandu Valley)Hindu Lunar
13 Apr 2020Nepali New Year (Bisket Jatra)Solar
01 May 2020International Workers Day (Majdoor Divas)
07 May 2020Buddha Jayanti (Bhudda Day)Hindu Lunar
25 May 2020Ramjan Edul Fikra (End of Ramadan)Muslim (IndoPak)
21 Jun 2020Public Holiday (Solar Eclipse)2020 Only
31 Jul 2020Edul Aajaha / Bakar Eed (Feast of Sacrifice)Muslim (IndoPak)
04 Aug 2020Gai Jatra (Kathmandu Valley)Hindu Lunar
11 Aug 2020Gaura Parba (date to be confirmed)Hindu Lunar
21 Aug 2020Hari Taika (Teej) (only for Female employees)Hindu Lunar
01 Sep 2020Indra Jatra (Kathmandu Valley)Hindu Lunar
07 Sep 2020Nijamati Sewa Divas (Civil Servants' Day)Solar
10 Sep 2020Jitiya Parwa (only for Female employees following Jitiya Parwa)Hindu Lunar
19 Sep 2020Constitution Day (National Day)Solar
23 Oct 2020Dashain Festival (Phulpati/Fulpaati)Hindu Lunar
24 Oct 2020Dashain Festival (Maha Astami)Hindu Lunar
25 Oct 2020Dashain Festival (Maha Nawami)Hindu Lunar
26 Oct 2020Dashain Festival (Vijaya Dashami)Hindu Lunar
27 Oct 2020Dashain Festival (Pampakusha Ekadashi)Hindu Lunar
15 Nov 2020Yam Panchak / Tihar Festival (Gai Tihar / Laxmi Pooja)Hindu Lunar
16 Nov 2020Yam Panchak / Tihar Festival (Goru Tihar / Gobardhan Pooja)Hindu Lunar
17 Nov 2020Yam Panchak / Tihar Festival (Bhai Tika)Hindu Lunar
30 Nov 2020Guru Nanak Jayanti (only for Sikh employees)Hindu Lunar
25 Dec 2020Christmas Day
29 Dec 2020Urdhyauli Parwa / Mangshir Dhanya PurnimaHindu Lunar
30 Dec 2020Lhosar (Gurung/Tamu)

Documentation

Bills of Lading

No special regulations. Bills of lading may be made out “to order”; show the name and address of party to be notified. Show gross weight of each piece or package in both imperial and metric systems.

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