Social Science Baha


Registration Open | The Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal & the Himalaya

The conference this year will be fully in-person.

The details of the conference are as follows:
– The conference will start at 9 am and will run till 5 pm, Nepal Standard Time.
– The conference will be held at Hotel Shanker, Lazimpat, Kathmandu.

You may visit this page to view the abstracts of the papers that have been shortlisted for presentation during the conference.

Registration is compulsory to attend the conference. Registration entitles participants entry to the conference, as well as all meals served over the conference days. Registration for the conference will be open even on the days of the conference. However, an early bird discount is provided for registrations done by 15 July 2024. After that, the full fees will be applied.

Please also note that there will be no refunds for cancellations.
Registration fees with an early-bird discount (valid until 15 July 2024):

Full Fees
Nepali and other South Asian studentsNPR 3080
(USD 23)
NPR 3850
(USD 29)
Nepali and other South Asian professionalsNPR 4560
(USD 35)
NPR 5700
(USD 43)
Non-South Asian studentsNPR 7350
(USD 56)
NPR 9190
(USD 70)
Professionals, including South Asians living outside South AsiaNPR 11550
(USD 88)
NPR 14435
(USD 110)

Individuals interested in taking part in this conference can confirm their registration by making payment of registration fees via any of these five methods and filling the online registration form thereafter:

i) Debit/Credit Card: Payment can be done via debit and credit cards through the Himalayan Bank payment portal available here.
Note: Only debit/credit cards that allow conversion into USD during payment are accepted. NPR cardholders cannot use this system to make payments.

ii) Via Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC), UK: For those in the United Kingdom who prefer to pay into the BNAC bank account, please write to the BNAC Treasurer, Fraser Sugden at

iii) In-person in Kathmandu: It is also possible to pay the registration fees in-person at these venues:

Social Science Baha
Battisputali, 01-4572807, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Mandala Book Point
Kantipath, 01-5349555, 11:30 am to 6 pm, Sunday to Friday
Patan Dhoka Kitab Pasal
Patan Dhoka, 01-5455256, 9 am to 7 pm, Sunday to Friday
Vajra Books & Publications
Jyatha, 01-5320562, 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday to Friday

iv) Direct Bank Deposit: Those in Nepal may also opt to do a direct bank deposit for payment of registration fees. Please use the details given below to make the transfer:
Bank account name: Social Science Baha
Bank: Nepal Investment Mega Bank Limited
Bank address: Battisputali, Kathmandu
Bank account no: 01905020000055
Currency code: NPR

v) eSewa: Those in Nepal may also use the following details to deposit the registration fees via the eSewa application: And please mention your name in the ‘Remarks’ section while making the payment.
eSewa ID: 9861802295

After making the payment, please confirm your registration by filling out this registration form. Please note that you will be required to upload a screenshot/image of the payment receipt in this form.
Please write to for any clarifications required.

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