/ Air freight to Nepal
Not a recommendation as I haven't used any of 'em yet - just contacted 'em for advice and estimates, but here's a line copied from my email to my friend in Kathmandu who wants stuff sending soon:
" . . . I felt the bloke at “Anglo Pacific” seemed very professional but so did the “Allfreight Services” guy, and there was a cheaper quote from “Crown Freight” - a bloke called Colin who seemed also to inspire confidence even though maybe he’s a one man show(?) . . . . . "
So there are the names of 3 companies who were prepared to deal with a member of the public from a home address - the household name companies I tried tended to shy away unless it was business to business, or were extortionate.
If you google the names above you should get their web pages with contact details. I hope this helps - remember I've no experience of their actual performance, just that on the 'phone they're personable and informed people you can understand. Good luck.
The biggest hassle may be (can be/ but not always) to get the stuff released from the Airport which could take quite a few hours
Although I have always received all my stuff and nothing has ever disappeared or been lost/damaged
As mentioned above you will need an agent in KTM to get it out of customs.
That price seems reasonable by DHL standards, but as Tom has said, actually getting it out the other end is often the tricky bit.
Barrels in Thamel for around $20 each. Get the small ones as the big ones are usually too big for porters and too heavy when full (and awkward to lift). They're often used to import bulk juice, so you may need to wash them out before use and dry them properly - all of which takes time.
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