How to call Lesotho (country code +266)

Calling to Lesotho

  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘5’ or ‘6’.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Lesotho does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Leostho (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number as it is listed. There is no trunk number used when calling within Lesotho.

eight digit number
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Lesotho’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Lesotho’s phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a landline or mobile phone.

The second digit of a landline designates an area of Lesotho.

Mobile numbers are represented by area codes starting with 5 or 6.

An example of a Lesotho phone number

The Royal Archives and Museum lists its phone number in Maseru as (+266) 22218008.

Number explanation
26622218008
country code for Lesothorepresents a landline phone number in Maserulocal phone number in Maseru
Local example – calling from another location in Maseru, Lesotho

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Lesotho

22218008
represents a landline phone number in Maserulocal phone number in Maseru
Long distance example – calling from Mokhotlong, Lesotho (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Lesotho

22218008
represents a landline phone number in Maserulocal phone number in Maseru
International example – calling from outside Lesotho

To call from outside Lesotho, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Lesotho’s country code of ‘266’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code26622218008
exit code for the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Lesothorepresents a landline phone number in Maserulocal phone number in Maseru

Calling from Lesotho

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Lesotho.

Administrative and regulatory

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