What is "Tourist Police" and how can they help you?

The Tourist Police, a specialized division of the Nepal Police, is dedicated to ensuring your visit to Nepal is enjoyable, secure, and stress-free. They are your friendly assistants, ready to help with any difficulties you may encounter during your time in the country.

For assistance from the Tourist Police, you can dial 1144 or 100 for general police support.

Established in 1979 under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, the Tourist Police has been serving travelers with 28 units located nationwide — 10 within the Kathmandu Valley and 18 in other popular tourist areas. Their central office is situated at the Tourist Service Centre in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu.

The objectives and activities of the Tourist Police include

  • Safeguarding tourists from harassment, ill-treatment, and criminal activities.
  • Accepting complaints, conducting initial investigations, and recommending quick action to help tourists retrieve lost items and documents. 
  • They also supply police reports for missing documents.
  • Offering round-the-clock service in Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara City to guarantee tourist safety.
  • Regular patrols and vigilance are maintained at other visitor sites to prevent issues.
  • Contributing to a worry-free experience for tourists by sharing pertinent information regarding safety and security. 
  • They also collaborate with other agencies for rescue missions when necessary.
  • Assisting tourists with visa extensions, trekking permits, park entry fees, heritage site entry fees, and other official matters.
  • Implementing public awareness initiatives, dialogue programs, and training seminars aimed at enhancing tourist safety and encouraging tourism in Nepal.

If you require assistance from the Tourist Police during your stay, you can get in touch with them through:

Phone: +977-01-4247041, +977-9851289444
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://cid.nepalpolice.gov.np/cid-wings/tourist-police/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touristpolice.nepal/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dial1144

Remember to dial 1144 (Toll Free, Hotline) for Tourist Police or 100 for general police support.

With their slogan, "Tourist Police for Tourists' safety,” the Tourist Police is committed to making your stay in Nepal safe and enjoyable.