Kathmandu, Nepal Travel Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

Nepal is most famous as the home of half of Mount Everest, and those actually climbing the mountain, or to the main elevated base camp, will have to deal with those not-insignificant expenses. But those just coming to admire the city and its Buddhist culture will find it to be very cheap by international standards.

Kathmandu Facts

Population 1,000,000
Area 1,700,000
Timezone UTC+5:45
Currency Nepalese rupee
Airports Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Kathmandu

Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast then you'll have many local choices or pricier Western options.$1.85 - $2.74
Budget lunchIf you stick with the local specialties Kathmandu dining will be cheap, and sometimes all you can eat.$2.29 - $3.62
Budget dinnerAgain, go for the local filling rice and lentil-based dishes for great stuff for cheap.$3.38 - $5.48
Beer (.64l bottle)An unusual local beer is cheaper. Imported bottles are still pretty reasonable.$2.25 - $3.54
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WHEN TO VISIT Kathmandu

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January64360.6
February69390.7
March76461.2
April81522.1
May83604.5
June836610.1
July826814.2
August826812.4
September81657.2
October78552.3
November73450.3
December67370.6

Kathmandu WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:07am6:15pm
21 Jun5:09am7:02pm
21 Sep5:52am6:02pm
21 Dec6:50am5:13pm

Where to stay in Kathmandu

Kathmandu Hotel Seasons

Kathmandu Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar5.00 - 11.00
starstarstarstarstar6.00 - 49.00
starstarstarstarstar15.00 - 72.00
starstarstarstarstar52.00 - 148.00
starstarstarstarstar110.00 - 268.00
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Kathmandu Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed3.34 - 5.29

GETTING AROUND Kathmandu

Kathmandu TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center5.56 - 6.44
Public bus from airport to city center0.07 - 0.14
3km taxi ride in Kathmandu1.93 - 2.42
Bicycle rickshaw ride across town0.23 - 0.43
Public bus ride in Kathmandu0.15 - 0.28
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER