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Tourist Police

we would like to state that the Tourist Police is a special unit of Nepal Police, which is working under Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Tourism Industry Division. Our office is located at Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu, Tourist Service Center Building, and also we have complaint counters at the Airport and Basantapur Durbar Square. We are always attentive to deal with the problems of tourist and we are very sensitive in your security.

Tourist Police assures a safe and pleasant stay to all the visitors in Nepal. Tourist Poice is a special unit of Nepal Police, which was established in 1979 under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. The main function and responsibility of Tourist Police is to look after the welfare of tourist and to assure them a pleasant and a memorable stay in Nepal. Our function is to advise and assist tourist in safety and security during traveling, trekking, rafting and hotel stay in any part of Nepal.

With a dedicated workforce of 41 (Forty One) policeman, Tourist Police conduct various activities. The main office of the Tourist Police is situated at Bhrikutimandap in the building complex of Nepal Tourism Board Phone No. 4247041. We remain open 8 AM to 8 PM weekdays and 10 AM to 5 PM on Public Holidays. The function of Tourist Police is carried out by local Police specially outside Kathmandu valley.

No. of Tourist Policemen

Inspector - 1
Sub Inspector - 10
Asst. Sub Inspector - 3
Head Constable - 8
Constable - 19
Total - 41

Activities

  1. Daily patrolling within the Tourist interested area in Kathmandu valley.
  2. Opening Tourist Police Post in different area including Airport (TIA) and Basantapur.
  3. Quick action and investigation have taken seriously in any tourist complaints.
  4. To provide information on travel security.
  5. To ensure hassle free trip by keeping hawkers, beggars and street children away from tourist.
  6. To assist tourist whenever need arises.

Tourist Police would like to make your visit to our country as pleasant and safe as possible. You can help them further by following these Simple Tips: -

  1. Tourists are requested to follow up the rule of HMG of Nepal.
  2. Inform about your problems and complaints to the nearest Police Station/Tourist Police.
  3. Avail the services of government registered travel/ trekking agencies only.
  4. Inform your whereabouts immediately upon arrival to the local Police or concerned Embassy/ Consulate.
  5. Stay at government registered hotels/resorts/guest house/lodges only.
  6. Use only those porters who are authorized by your travel agency or hotel.
  7. Exchange foreign currency only at authorized places. Never carry your wallet in the back pocket.
  8. Make sure your wallet is in the inside jacket pocket or side pocket of the trousers.
  9. Carry certified copies of documents and leave the originals and other valuables in the safe deposit box of your hotel.
  10. Never leave these items unattended in your room or carry large sums of cash on your person.
  11. Carry traveler's cheaques and limited amount of cash while on tour.
  12. Never leave your luggage and other valuables unattended at any time, any place.
  13. In case of any theft/loss, immediately contact the nearest Police Station/Tourist Police.

Our Duties

  • To provide information regarding security aspect of your travel and tours.
  • To respond promptly to your problems or complaints.
  • To try our best to provide you a hassle free trip by keeping you away from hawkers, beggars and street children.
  • To assist you wherever and whenever you need us.


Please Keep in Mind

  • To inform your whereabouts immediately upon arrival to local Police or concerned Embassies.
  • To be aware of unauthorized agencies and unlicensed person
  • Always make Travel and Trekking arrangement with authorized agencies only.
  • To make sure to deposit your valuable items in safe deposit.
  • Please allow your luggage to be carried by porters authorized by your travel agency or hotel only.
  • To discourage hawkers and beggars.
  • To note Taxi number which you hired or travel.
  • To send your complaints in a prescribed form by Post / Fax / person (Which is distributed in our Tourist Police Counters).
  • Drug-abuse, trafficking and sexual relation with children are strictly prohibited. The offenders will be punished according to the National law.
  • You are here for enjoyment not for punishment.
  • We do not want to see you inside the Police custody & behind the bars.

Tourist Police Unit

Tourism Industry Division
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-4247041
Fax: 977-1-6213591
Email: touristpolice@ntb.org.np

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