Hashtag: #WCN2018
Wikicamp Nepal 2018

Wikicamp Nepal 2018 (WCN) is a three day event for experienced and new Wikipedians of Nepal. The main objective of the event is to increase the Wikimedia offline activities in Nepal, develop skills of the new Wikipedians and bring together experienced and newbie Wikipedians. This brought together Wikipedians from Nepali, Maithili, Doteli, Newari (Nepal Bhasha), Bhojpuri, Sanskrit and Santali Community as well as 2 emerging Incubator communities - Awadhi and Marwari.
This is first event of its kind being held in Nepal and is intended to become an annual national flagship event for Wikipedia/Wikimedia in the country.

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General Information

The Wikicamp Nepal 2018 will take place at Hotel Simrik, Lahan on 22-24th November, 2018. The hotel rooms of Simrik are reserved for accommodating WCN 2018 participants.

Conference venue and accommodation

Hotel Simrik
East West Highway, Lahan-8
Siraha, 56500
Phone: 033-562339

Check in time: 1:00 PM
Check out time: 12:00 Noon
Luggage storage is available at the hotel.

Geo coordinates: 26.71240, 86.48176 OpenStreetMap

Hotel Simrik


Public transport stop nearby

The venue of Wikicamp Nepal 2018- Hotel Simrik is located in walking distance from Mahendra Chowk (150 meter East and 20 meter North) and Lahan Local Bus Stoppage (50 meter East and 20 meter North)

About Location

The Wikicamp Nepal 2018 venue is located in the central part of the Lahan municipality. It is connected with Mahendra Highway (also called east-west highway). Lahan has a population of 79,963 according to census 2015. It is one of the major city of Siraha district. The city is situated within one of the most ethnically diverse regions of Nepal. Maithili language form the majority of Lahan’s population however Nepali language is also spoken largely by youth generation.


The Wikicamp Nepal 2018 is going to take place in November last week. Generally in eastern plain part of Nepal, the weather in November will be cool at night and bit warm in day time. Take woolen sweater or warm jacket and winter socks before you leave.

Friendly space policy

The Wikicamp Nepal 2018 organizing team is dedicated to provide a harassment-free event experience for everyone. Alike other movement events, the Friendly Space Policy, which is maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation, will be applied.

Stores and facilities in vicinity of the venue

  • Pharmacy: Alfred Health Care (EW Highway, Lahan-8, telephone number: 033-561895)
  • Hospital: Lila Madan Hospital (EW Highway, Lahan-8, telephone number: 033-562222)
  • Police station: Lahan Police Office (EW Highway, Lahan-8, telephone number: 033-561400)
  • Cafe: Lahan Orchid Cafe (Lahan Road, Lahan, telephone number: 033-562077)
  • Sweets: Mungeria Sweets (Purano Jhangajholi, Lahan, telephone number: 033-560356)
  • Shopping Mall: Fulbaari Departmental Store Pvt. Ltd. (Lahan Road, mobile number:9852833199)

Landmarks in the vicinity of the venue

  • Durga Temple: (Hindu famous temple, walking distance from venue)
  • Salahes Temple: (Historic place of King Salahes, 8.5 km far from venue)
  • Shambhunath Mandir: (Historic temple, 25 km far from venue)