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    Default Getting around in Nepal and fuel shortage

    Hi all!

    My friend and I are planning to go tracking in Nepal – no final destination jet, but we are a bit concerned about fuel shortage.
    Can anyone tell me how is with domestic flights and inter cities buses?
    What do you think, it would be better to plan trekking meat Kathmandu or Pokhara, or it is “safe” to go to western regions?

    Thank you and best regards,
    Gregor

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    Default Re: Getting around in Nepal and fuel shortage

    It was high fuel shortage in last November. Then, 30 to 40% fuel was coming from India to Nepal from black market. It’s a lot improving on fuel supplying officially from India to Nepal from New Year. Here are running inner cities buses around 60 to 70% and so on domestic flights now. It’s a good idea to book domestic flight in advance. Kathmandu, Pokhara and trekking in the Annapurna region is safe. 7.5kg cooking gas is disturbing in Kathmandu and Pokhara now. Obviously, kerosene and cooking gas are more shortage than diesel and petrol. Meals are preparing by using wood as well. I would suggest you visit Nepal now. I guess that Nepal has 10 to 15% tourists now in comparing of past years. Most of the popular hiking trails are empty. This is winter in Nepal now and down visitors numbers than other months.

    Today’s News: http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/n...nj-border.html

    Bhairahawa-Sunauli border calm

    There is a very little restriction on cargo movement at Bhairahawa-Sunauli border for the past one month. Chief Bhairahawa Customs Office Labanya Kumar Dhakal said Nepal-bound cargoes are not being stopped across the border in Sunauli by the Indian authorities these days. He added that not a single cargo has stranded in Sunauli after the restriction was lifted.
    Similarly, the cargoes stranded at Kakadbhitta-Panitanki border have started to enter Nepal after the Indian authorities started road expansion works in Panitanki area.

    Raju Maharjan, an agent at Mechi Customs, said many vehicles have entered Nepal after the Indian government started expanding the highway at Panitanki. Around 700 vehicles entered Kakadbhitta in the past two days alone.

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    A meeting of Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) has decided to slightly cut fare for all sectors after adjusting fuel surcharge.

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    Default Re: Getting around in Nepal and fuel shortage

    The Untied Democratic Madhesi Front today decided to lift border blockade, put off its general strike and allow government offices to open for the time being, keeping in mind country’s problems, people’s needs and their suggestions.

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    Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has decided to resume refueling services for international carriers at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) from February 16 as fuel reserves have improved.

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    Nepal Govt. removes quota restriction on fuel distribution. Consumers to get desired quantity of petrol, full cooking gas cylinders.

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    Default Re: Getting around in Nepal and fuel shortage

    Good info Sirdar!

    Lars
    Bombay

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