Opening hours listed are for summer; winter hours generally start half an hour later and finish half an hour earlier.

Government Offices & PSB 9.30am to 1pm and 3pm to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, sometimes 10am to 1pm Saturday

Banks 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday

Restaurants 10am to 10pm

Shops 10am to 9pm

Bars May close at 8pm or 2am, depending on their location and clientele


Many smaller monasteries have no set opening hours and will open up chapels once you’ve tracked down the right monk. Others, such as Sakya, are notorious for only opening certain rooms at certain times. Your best bet is to tag along with pilgrims or a tour group.