Kathmandu Tourism

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!

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Kathmandu

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  • Where do the Climbers hang out while in Kathmandu? If in fact they do? Thanks

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    • I am sure you will find many travelers around the Thamel neighborhood as this area is home to plenty of bars, eateries, shops, and spas. 

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

    • Air Pollution 88.05 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 81.83 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.86 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 83.33 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 72.6 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 83.67 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 80.97 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 78.01 (High)
  • How safe is Kathmandu for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kathmandu.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.16 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.14 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.2 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 86.52 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 18.94 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 23.75 (Low)
    • Attacks 28.28 (Low)
    • Drug offense 45.59 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.22 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50.95 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.97 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.38 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.38 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Kathmandu is 78.53 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 64.86 (High)
    • Climate Index 92.64 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 95.66 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.18 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 31.61 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 54.19 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 28.16 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 21.84 (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.

  • 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 3.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 53.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 28.75 USD

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