Venue of the conference
The venue of the conference is Yala Maya Kendra, an antique historical place located in Patandhoka in Kathmandu. Here is the google map of Yala Maya: https://www.google.com/maps?f=d&dirflg=d&saddr=Patan+Dhoka,+Lalitpur+(Patan)
We have kept the registration fees to a sliding scale of USD 15-25 (1500-2500 Nepalese rupees). For overseas participants, the fees can be paid at the venue.
Language of the conference
English will be the main language of the conference.
There will be breakfast, lunch, snacks and tea provided to you during the program. All meals will be vegetarian.
From airport to the venue
You can get taxis to the conference venue or the hotel you’ll be staying. If you need any assistance for airport pick-ups, please let us know in advance.
Accommodation in Kathmandu
Kathmandu has a range of hotels from budget to high-end. There are hotels around the conference venue as well. If you need assistance in finding hotels for you, please let us know.
Getting across Kathmandu
For public transportation in Kathmandu, there are buses, microbuses, tempo (three-wheeler) which have a reasonable rate (15-25 NPR depending on your length of route). Apart from these, there are taxis/cabs which are available and are reasonably priced.
Kathmandu will have Autumn season from September-November. The maximum temperature during the day is an average of 21-22 degree Celsius, and in the mornings and evenings to 9-10 degrees. So if you can bring any light warm clothes, that will work perfectly.
During the conference dates in November, the average temperature will be around 24°C during the day and 9-10°C during the mornings and evenings. Please also keep an eye or weather forecasts. For your reference, the website of the Nepal’s Department of Meteorology is: http://mfd.gov.np/.
Nepal time is GMT+5:45. There are no Daylight Saving Time clock changes in Nepal.
The official currency used in Nepal is Nepalese Rupees (NPR). Exchange rates of other currencies into NPR is:
- 1 USD ($) ≅ 115 NPR
- 1 EUR (€) ≅ 135 NPR
- 1 GBP (£) ≅ 150
These values might change due to currency fluctuations.
If you wish to stay beyond the conference dates and explore Nepal, there are plenty of things to see or go around. Most of the hotels have have a travel desk if you want to plan your travel. Or just talk to Nepali participants for suggestions—and maybe insights!