Nepal’s Business Hours

(Nepal is five hours, 45 minutes ahead of GMT.)

Business hours within the valley:

The government offices are open from Sunday through Thursday, starting from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the summer and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter. On Fridays, government offices run a half-day service from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Whereas, most business offices, including travel, tours, and trekking agencies, run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday through Friday. International organizations and embassies are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Generally, shops open after 10 a.m. and shut down at 5 p.m. and are often closed on Saturdays.

Business Hours Outside The Valley:

In summer, the government offices are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday, and in winter, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Friday, they close the service, usually at 3 p.m.

Banks open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. only from Sunday through Thursday, as they close at 12 p.m. on Fridays. In recent days, many private banks have reorganized to have various branches opened at different times to make the banking hours longer, so even if one branch closes, another will remain open.

Business offices run from Sunday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., regardless of summer or winter.

On Holidays:

Nepal celebrates numerous holidays, most of which are culturally or religiously significant. Visitors wishing to partake in the holidays or observe local festivals may want to check our calendar.

The longest holiday in Nepal is during the Dashain festival in late September or October. Government offices and banks observe most of the national holidays.

Private business offices observe major holidays only. For a list of public holidays, please click Public Holidays.