How to call Nepal (country code +977)

Calling to Nepal

  • 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.

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

Nepal 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 Nepal (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used when calling within Nepal. Dial all phone numbers as they are listed.

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial the entire phone number for all locations in the country.

one to two digitssix digits
area code (one digit) or mobile carrier (two digits)subscriber number

Long distance calling (to a different area code, or from a mobile phone)

Dial the entire phone number for all locations in the country.

one to two digitssix digits
area code (one digit) or mobile carrier (two digits)subscriber number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

Dial the entire phone number for all locations in the country.

one to two digitssix digits
area code (one digit) or mobile carrier (two digits)subscriber number

Nepalese phone numbers explained

Number details

Nepalese phone numbers are eight digits.

The first one to two digits are an area (geographic) code. The only single digit area code is ‘1’ (Kathmandu).

An example of a Nepalese phone number

The National Museum of Nepal lists its phone number in Kathmandu as 977-1-4271478.

Number explanation
97714271478
country code for Nepalsignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Kathmanduremainder of the phone number
Local example -calling from another location in Kathmandu

Dial the entire phone number for all locations in the country.

14271478
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Kathmanduremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Dhangadhi, Nepal (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire phone number for all locations in the country.

14271478
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Kathmanduremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Nepal)

Dial the entire phone number for all locations in the country.

14271478
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Kathmanduremainder of the phone number
International exmaple – calling from outside Nepal

To call from outside Nepal, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Nepal’s country code of ‘977’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code97714271478
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Nepalsignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Kathmanduremainder of the phone number

Calling from Nepal

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

Administrative and regulatory

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