U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance may contact the Embassy at any time. For an emergency involving death, arrest, serious illness or injury, or anything that threatens the life or safety of a U.S. citizen in Nepal, call +977-01-423-4000. During normal business hours, tell the operator that you have a U.S. citizen emergency and ask to be transferred to the American Citizen Services Unit. After normal business hours, describe your U.S. citizen emergency to the operator and ask to be connected with the Duty Officer, who is on-call at all times for emergency situations involving the life and safety of U.S. citizens, but cannot assist in any way with visa inquiries or routine services. If the primary number does not work, you can also call the analog back-up number, +977-01-400-7200.
Like in the United States, the local government is the primary responder during emergency situations. When travelling, make a point to know how to contact local police and medical facilities. The following resources can help you better understand the wide range of emergency resources available in Nepal.