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Accomodation & Getting Around

Commuting and Stay

Getting Around

Domestic Air Service

Nepal Airlines (RA) has an extensive network of air services in the interior of Nepal. It has scheduled connection flights from Kathmandu to Taplejung, Bhadrapur, Rajbiraj, Bhojpur, Phaplu, Lukla, Lamidanda, Tunmlingtar, Rumjatar, Biratnagar Simara, Janakpur, Ramechhap, Bharatpur, Meghauli ,Pokhara, Jomsom, Manang, Baglung. Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj Chaurjhahari, Surkhet, Dang, Dolpa, Jumla, Bajura, Baitadi, Dipayal, Darchula, Mahendranagar, Dhangadi, Tikapur and Sanfebagar. Besides Nepal Airlines, other domestic airlines such as Buddha Air, Sita Air Yeti Airways and Agni Air provide regular and charter services to popular domestic destinations.

City Buses

There are many buses, minibuses and microbuses available at Ratna Park (old Bus Park) which depart for various destinations in the valley. Safa tempos run on electric power (battery) and are available in Kathmandu for commuters.

Metered Taxi

Consult the Kathmandu Valley map to find out the direction of your destination. Hail a taxi, which is easily recognizable by its taxi sign on top and black license plate. No tip is expected. A metered taxi from the airport to downtown will cost about Rs. 200 to Rs. 400. Private taxis may charge slightly higher than the ordinary taxis. There is also an arrangement of a Night Taxi Service operated by major hotels. The fare is much higher than the metered taxi. One can rent a private car through a travel agent or a car rental company.

Hired Mountain Bike / Ordinary Bicycle

Mountain bikes and ordinary bicycles can be hired cheaply and the best form of transportation for economy tourists. One can hire them at Thamel, Rani Pokhari and Jhochhen.

Long Distance Bus Service

Long distance day or night bus services are available from Kathmandu to all cities of Nepal. The Gongabu Bus Park on the Ring Road near Balaju is the main bus terminal from where buses depart for most destinations within the country. Six-seater Sumo Tata vans, 12-seater vans and air-conditioned mini buses are also available for long distance travel. Greenline runs special tourist bus services to a limited number of destinations like Pokhara and Chitwan.


Nepal has every category of accommodation facilities that range from international standard star hotels to budget hotels and lodges. To ensure quality service, it is advisable to use the facilities and services of government registered hotels, lodges, travel agencies, licensed tour guides only and engage an authorized trekking guide or porter only through a registered travel and trekking agency.

In the last few decades, Kathmandu and Pokhara with the rest of Nepal has seen the mushrooming of world class hotels. During spring and fall, the better hotels work at near full capacity and are booked well in advance. There are, however, plenty of less glamorous but decent hotels to suit everyone's fancies and finances. Most hotels offer a choice: bed and breakfast; bed, breakfast and one other meal; or room and full board. Rates listed however, are for room only, unless otherwise indicated. Toilets and showers in this case are generally communal and heating is extra. These small hostelries are located in the older parts of Kathmandu and in the Thamel district. With the boom of tourism in Nepal since the early 1970s, even