Kathmandu Tourism

Visit Kathmandu - Best of Kathmandu

Sink in to the tranquillity of the Himalayas and get going with the crowded and busting roads all at the same time. This Nepali capital will never stop to surprise you with its versatility and this is a must-visit- once-location if you like mountains, temples and people.  Gently caressed by the Kathmandu valley, this is one of the most developing tourist destinations of Asia. Be it the ancient, artistic and cultural places to be explored in and around Kathmandu or the sanity of the ample beauty nature has bestowed it with, Kathmandu is one pocket-friendly destination for the traveller in you. Kathmandu tourism welcomes you with all its beauty and poise.

Being the capital of a developing country, Kathmandu serves a hub for all the multifunctional activities and hidden behind its traffic and polluted streets is a Shangri-La, literally a heaven on earth. The alluring Hindu temples with the mesmerizing mixed fragrance of flowers and incense sticks, the bewildering cold winds, the antique palaces and the food that will awaken your taste pallets are enough reasons to plan a trip to Kathmandu this vacation. Want more? Find out here!

Kathmandu Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Kathmandu tips for your visit

  • Keep a keen eye on your belongings as Kathmandu is famous for pickpockets and thefts. Double check the lock of your hotel room and do not carry lot of valuables when here.
  • Keep in touch with the local embassy and have all the contact numbers at hand in case of emergency.
  • Take prior vaccinations for diseases like Rabies, tetanus, typhoid and hepatitis. Keep general medicines handy and always prefer carrying your own water bottle and hand sanitizers to keep away from the infections. Ensure the cleanliness of the place where you are eating as food can be contaminated.
  • Daily check the newspapers to be updated on the current happening in the city that might hamper the social conditions.
  • Always plan your trip yourself as the guides, touts and taxi drivers will pull of their commission while pretending to help and you might get an expensive deal.
  • Always pick up the Local map at the airport to keep a track of your voyage.
  • Do not eat on roadside eateries and always choose a bigger, cleaner restaurant to eat. Be specific about your taste and avoid the spicy food.
  • Do not agree to the amount pitched by the private drivers and guides. It is okay to bargain and negotiate to an amount you fell to be right.
  • Do not rely on ATM/credit cards and carry sufficient cash when you are street shopping
  • Do not go trekking or hiking with total strangers without registering through a professional trekking institute or company.
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Facts and Stats for Kathmandu*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kathmandu

    Know the pollution level of Kathmandu before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 86.78 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 82.66 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.9 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 82.14 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 72.81 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 83.41 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 79.78 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 80.66 (Very High)
  • Kathmandu: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kathmandu for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kathmandu.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.84 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.22 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.55 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.24 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 23.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 26.02 (Low)
    • Drug offense 44.39 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.78 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.96 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 9 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.35 (Moderate)
  • Living in Kathmandu - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kathmandu is 59.12 (Low)

    • Safety Index 66.74 (High)
    • Climate Index 92.11 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 94.97 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 55.92 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 33.69 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.93 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 40.31 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 20.47 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kathmandu

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kathmandu

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.83 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 51.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.21 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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