The People, Nepal

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    Important numbers Nepal!

    by mamtap Written Apr 7, 2014

    Favorite thing: POLICE

    Police (in emergency) – 100
    Tourist Police – 4211293/4247041


    First choice Kathmandu – CIWEC – 4228531/4241732 call Doctor Will (English GP) – 9849257853
    First Choice Pokhara - Manipal Hospital, Nepal,
Telephone: 00 977 61 526416 – 20
    Second choice Kathmandu Norvic Hospital 4258554 ext 1000 for ambulance
    Sewa Hospital Pokhara +977 61 528161; +977 61 528162
    102 – local hospital ambulance
    Bishalbazaar – 4244121
    Paropakar, Bhimsentahan – 4211959
    Red Cross, Bhirkutimandap – 4228094


    First choice Kathmandu – CIWEC, Lainchour – 4228531/4241732
    CIWEC Clinic, the main clinic used by visitors and who regularly deal with medical evacuations: or
    First Choice Pokhara - Manipal Hospital, Nepal,
Telephone: 00 977 61 526416 – 20
    Sewa Hospital Pokhara +977 61 528161; +977 61 528162
    Second choice Kathmandu Norvic Hospital 4258554 ext 1000 for ambulance
    NIC, Hitti Durbar – 4419713/4412842
    Kunfen, Chetrapati – 4251920
    Himalayan Rescue Association – 4418755
    Patan Hospital – 5522286/5522266
    Maharajgunj Teaching – 4412303/4412505
    Bir Hospital – 4221119/4221988


    British, Lainchour, KTM – 4411590/4414588
    Canadian, Lazimpat, KTM – 4415193 or 4415 389
    Tribhuwan International Airport – 4472256/4472257


    Fishtail Air (one of the main helicopter companies used in rescues in Nepal) – +977 1 4112230, 4112217, 4112206; Fax – +977 1 4112297; Airport Phone – +977 1 4494692, 4990625; Operation – Pradeep Gautum +977 9751000120, 9851026185; Email:
    The Himalayan Rescue Association –
    This is a telephone number of an international air ambulance service, use if you cannot arrange locally. US/Canada: 800.823.1911, Outside: 630.466.0900


    Asian Airlines (Thamel) – 4410086/4423273
    Air Ananya (Tripureswor) – 4220172/4222948
    Avia Club (Maharajgunj) – 4412830
    Ballon Sunrise (Lazimpat) – 4424131
    Buddha Air (Hattisar) – 4417802/4429739
    Dynasty Aviation (Panipokhari) – 4410090/4497418/4477561
    Fishtail Air (Tinkune) – 4485186/4494107
    Flight Care – 4414422
    Gorkha Airlines (New Baneswori) – 4475855/4436576
    Lumbini Airways (New Baneswor) – 4482728/4482725
    Manang Air (Tinkune) – 4496253
    Mountain Air (Lazimpat) – 4413114/4412461
    Necon Air (Sinamangal) – 4473335/4473860
    Karnali Air (Kalimati Tole) – 4473141/4488553
    Royal Nepal Airlines (New Road) – 4220757
    Shangrila Air (Kamalpokhari) – 4410026/4423433
    Skyline Airways (Tinkune) – 4481778/4492670
    Yeti Airways (Lazimpat) – 4421147/4411912
    Shree Air 01 – 4222948/4220172

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    CIWEC clinic in Kathmandu

    by josephescu Written Jul 7, 2007

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    Favorite thing: CIWEC clinic is used by most foreign residents in Kathmandu and by foreign tourists. The clinic is staffed by foreigners and a doctor is on call on the clock. A consultation 45 USD, CCs accepted.

    I went there to get malaria pills (since i was going to the Chitwan for the weekend). however, the doctor said since its' winter time, there is no risk at all. However, i brought some pills "just in case".

    Some other piece of advice i gor from them on Malaria
    no tablet is 100% effective against malaria, thus avoid mosquitos, take malaria tablets reqularily and treat fevers immediately not after one or 2 days.
    Most common medicines
    -chloroquine and paludrine – 2 weeks before exposure and 4 weeks afterwards
    -mefloquine – take weekly, 2 weeks before and 4 weeks after, 10 USD/tablet, difficult to find but most effective
    -doxycycline – take daily, 2 days before and 4 weeks after
    -malarone – daily, 1 day before and 1 week later, 7 USD per tablet

    Fondest memory:
    phone - 4424111
    opening hours - 9 am – 4 pm 1 hour (lunch break from 12 to 1), Monday – Friday
    location - just across the UK embassy northeast of Thamel

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    Newari people

    by josephescu Updated Jul 7, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Out of the numerous ethnic groups in Nepal (Pahari, Sherpa, Tamang, Kiranti, Limbu, Gurung, etc), the Newari represent less than 5 %.
    The term Newar applies roughly to the people who inhabited Kathmandu valley and its peripheries before the unification of Nepal and speaking Nepal Bhasa ("Newari" according to Statistics Nepal) or the languages progenitor of Nepal Bhasa.

    The Newars form an urban society with highly developed craftsmanship and social structures, which reflected in the complexes around the Kathmandu valley and in other cities around Nepal (Tansen, Bandipur). It is the Newari temples and architecture which are the most impressive throughout all Nepal.
    Newar practice both Buddhism (85%) and Hinduism.(15%) It is believed that the Newar were originally Buddhists but the long historical process of Sanskritization (adoption of Hindu rituals), led to the development of the Newar’s unique syncretic tradition.

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    Sit in some cafe and swap travel stories

    by budapest8 Updated Sep 14, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Sit in some cafe and swap travel stories with other backpackers,travellers,hippies, freaks & wierdos you will find in Katmandu!

    Fondest memory: Just cycling through the market places and temples and seeing life just as it was maybe thousands of years ago....

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    Warm & down-to-earth people

    by ivyngiam Written Jan 17, 2005

    Fondest memory: The people. I experienced a bad case of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) & had to be taken care of by the guides & porters for a major part of the trek. Yes, one can say that they are paid to take care of their clients. But they did so without a tinge of complaint & instead were always so patient & wearing a smile on their faces.

    Coming from a city, i dare say that was the best customer service i have ever experienced.

    It's a custom to tip your porter/guide after each trek. Irregardless of the amount, they appreciate it.

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    • Budget Travel

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  • The incomparable Nepali people

    by tiganeasca Updated Oct 24, 2003

    Fondest memory: Thoughtfulness and genuineness were traits common to most Nepalis I met. I am wary of attributing characteristics to a people as a whole because it has never made much sense to me to say, for example, that Germans are orderly, the French are romantic, or the Spanish hot-tempered. And yet I couldn't help but be struck by the frequency with which the Nepalis I met, whether in the city or in the country, were friendly and considerate. Without saying or doing any one thing in particular, they all had a dignity that made an impression. Certainly there were exceptions, particularly in Kathmandu. But even there, so many fit the pattern, from hotel clerks to waiters to shopkeepers, that I am inclined to break my rule for once.

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    Idyllic & relaxing pace of life

    by victorwkf Written Sep 14, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Life is Nepal is slow and simple, although the cities can get very crowded. When you leave the cities and head to the towns and villages, the pace of life slows down even further. Therefore, Nepal is a good get-away from the modern world because it is so much different from the modern world which we live in.

    Relaxing pace of life, Nepal
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    Colourful live

    by nepalgoods Updated Sep 5, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Live in Nepal is rich of colours: the dresses of people, the temples, the streets...

    Fondest memory: This woman is selling mineral-colours, which are used for putting the red dot on the forehead or to bring it as an offering to the temple. The big Shiva-Temple of Pashupatinath is right behind this woman. Foreigners are not allowed to enter the temple.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Religious Travel

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    Nepali Beauty

    by yumiyun Written Feb 13, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Nepal is a beautiful country embellished with snow capped peaks and gorges. What's more, the beauty of this mountain kingdom is witnessed in her people as well. Often shy, Nepali people never forget to smile. In their homes, guests are treated as god, and it's no exaggeration

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    by schuurton Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Nepal is my favourite country to go to. I've been there three times and everytime I'm over there, I'm overwhelmed by the kindness and hospitality of the people. The thing I always do in Nepal is trekking.

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    The people who live in the...

    by Jakedeman Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The people who live in the villages we will visit on this tour have very low incomes. They live very modest lives. Many of them rely on tourism’s incomes to survive. Thanks to the trekking industry many of them can stay in their own villages. Big efforts are being made to encourage a sustainable development of the region

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    by B_Caro Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: You should not only admire the breathtaking mountains and landscapes. You should also pay attention to the people.

    Nepalese people are very friendly. I know, this sounds like a cliché, everyone says that about the country he/she is visiting. But in this case it is true; Before coming to Nepal I was in Delhi and I found the people less friendly.

    For more photos about people in Nepal see travelogue about 'PEOPLE'and 'SCHOOL IN CHITRE'

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    Fondest memory: Ah, have I ever introduced you to my beautiful children??? With red rosy cheeks and all??? Of course they AREN'T my kids!!!!!!!!! But these children sure managed to touch a special chord inside my heart. Don't you agree that they looked sooooo China-dollish?!

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    At a temple

    by tompt Written Oct 18, 2004

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    Favorite thing: This man was at a temple helping the believers to offer to the gods. It was not clear whether he was a sort of priest. The picture is a bit hazy because of the incense burning there.

    hidden behind the smoking incense

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    They call me....MR. LLAMA.....

    by Geisha_Girl Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: maybe I didn't have my dream of being escorated by YAKS up in the Himalayas. However I did get a "Llama."

    Our porter boy went by the name, "Mr. Llama."
    He was as strong as one too!

    The Strong, Silent Mr. Lllama
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