Quick Fact PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2011 (AT&RTCM) Pokhara, Nepal February 7-11, 2010 Venue The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2011 (AT&RTCM) will be held at The Fulbari Resort in Pokhara, Nepal. Below is the venue's location. The Fulbari Resort & Spa Chinne Danda Kaski 15, Pokhara 334, Nepal Tel: 977-61-432451 Fax: 977-61-431482 Tel: 977-1-4461918 / 4462248 (Kathmandu Sales & Marketing Office) Fax: 977-1-4462005 (Kathmandu Sales & Marketing Office) Website: www.fulbari.com Dress Code Smart casual is the official dress code during AT&RTCM business sessions. Direct Flight There is no International direct flight to Pokhara, you can fly to Kathmandu and then take the Domestic Flight to Pokhara and it takes only 30 minutes. You will have a great view of the Himalayan range on the right hand side of the plane coming from Kathmandu and left side departing from Pokhara. Airport Transfers Airport transfers between Pokhara Airport to the official hotels will be made available to all registered delegates arriving on February 06-07 (2 days) and departing on February 10-11-12 (3 days). About Pokhara, Nepal Pokhara is located 198 km west of Kathmandu and has become a major tourist hub of Nepal. This is also a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit. The information below was retrieved from Nepal Tourism Board website at www.welcomenepal.com. Please visit this website for more useful tips and information. · Official Language: The official language of Nepal is Nepali (Gurkhali) which has similarities with Hindu. However, English is widely spoken and understood. · Religion: Nepal's main religion is Hinduism, mixed with a good quantity of Buddhism. · Time: Nepal is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT. · Weather: In brief Nepal has 4 climatic seasons: - Spring: Mid February - April - Summer: May - August - Fall: September - November - Winter: December - mid February · Currency: The unit of the Nepalese Currency is Rupee. One Nepali Rupee is made up of 100 paisa. Nepali Rupee notes come in Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000. Coins come in paisa 5,10,25,50 Rs. 1, 2, 5 denominations. Paisa coins are not currently used for common transactions. In the cities, and specially while trekking, change for Rs500 and Rs1000 bills is not easily available. Nepal's currency is set at a fixed exchange rate with the Indian Rupee. 100 Indian Rupees = 160 Nepali Rupees. The US dollar is about USD$ 1 = NPR 72.5000 (January 2011). · Telephone: International Direct Dialing service is available in Pokhara. Country code: +977, Pokhara City code: 61 · Electricity: Electricity in Nepal is 220V / 50 KHz.