PhoneThere are two main mobile operators in Nepal. Government run NTC, and private Ncell. Both operators allow tourists to buy SIM cards for about NPR200 in Kathmandu and most major towns. Landline and mobile phone services are available in Nepal. Network covers Kathmandu, major cities and towns and most of Nepal, except some rural Himalayan places. Hotels and private communication centers also provide long distance telephone and fax facilities.
LanguageNepali is the official national language and serves as lingua franca among Nepalis of different ethnolinguistic groups. Derived from Sanskrit, Nepali is written in Devanagari script. Many Nepalis in government and business speak English as well. The major languages of Nepal are Nepali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang , Nepal Bhasa, Bajjika and Magar, Doteli, Urdu and Sunwar. In addition, Nepal is home to at least four indigenous sign languages.
Subha Bihani-Good Morning
Shuva Ratri-Good Night
Tapailai Kasto Chha?-How are you?
Malai Thik Chha-I am fine
Malai maaf garnuhos/gara-I'm sorry
Pheri bhetaulaa-See you again
Pachhi bhetaula-See you later
Malai thaha chaina-I don't know
Maile bujhna sakina-I don't understand
Yesko kati rupaiyan parchha?-How much does it cost?
Ma yo kinchhu-I will buy it
. . . ma kasari jane?-How to go to. . . ?