The Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) has announced a nationwide strike on 15 August 2010. Transport could be disrupted; roads and highways could be blocked.
You are advised to avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings and remain vigilant at all times. You should take local advice from tour operators and travellers should allow extra time for their journeys.
The Nepal Tourism Board in conjunction with the Nepal Tourist Police and the Himalayan Rescue Association runs shuttle bus services between various hotels in Kathmandu to the domestic and international airports. The Shuttle bus service phone number is (01) 4442555, mobile 9751044088. The Tourist Police Hotline phone number is (01) 4247041. The Nepal Tourism Board Hotline phone number is (01) 4225709.