Nestled in the depths of the powerful Himalayan peaks of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, Kathmandu is the traveller's very first encounter with venerable Nepal: a rapidly developing capital, a true reflection of the country's ethnic diversity, whose most famous peoples are undoubtedly the Sherpas, Newar and Tamangs. If the Nepalese capital was once a hippie's paradise, today it is the paradise of trekkers and other lovers of large and majestic spaces, all passing through here before embarking on the adventure. The Kathmandu tourist guide will take you on a journey of discovery of the city's breathtaking cultural and heritage richness, as well as its fine cuisine. Arriving in Kathmandu, it would be a pity not to travel through its surroundings, vibrant with a unique wildlife of which the Parsa Wildlife Reserve gives a glimpse: rhinos, elephants, tigers, migratory birds and other crocodiles are never far away!

What to visit Kathmandu?

When to go to Kathmandu?

When to go to Kathmandu? The high tourist season extends from October to April, when the climate is dry and sunny. At the heart of this long period, the best time to travel to Kathmandu is October and November (autumn) and March and April (spring). The low season therefore extends from the end of April to the beginning of September: it is the monsoon season. If this weather is not a particular obstacle to activities, your view of the mountains may be reduced because of the accumulation of clouds. When to go to Kathmandu ideally? In the fall and spring!

How to go to Kathmandu? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

A trip to Nepal is a natural introduction to its capital Kathmandu. Tourism is far from being a new phenomenon in the region: generalist tour operators and other Himalayan specialists have been offering Kathmandu in their catalogues for a long time. Whether it is a honeymoon, a family vacation, a stay with friends or solo, the offers are many and varied, all you have to do is pick.

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The average price of a France-Kathmandu flight is 700 € (650 € in high season and 800 € in low season). It should be noted that the price variation depends on the company borrowed but, above all, on the time required to book. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets six months before departure!

To visit the Kathmandu valley, car rental being impossible, one can use taxis which are numerous. Attention: it is important to negotiate prices carefully before getting into the taxi. For novices, the use of a motorized two-wheeler is not recommended because the roads are often in poor condition and the traffic conditions are quite harsh. Prefer the bus!

Prepare for your trip Kathmandu

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Kathmandu? The high tourist season extends from October to April, when the climate is dry and sunny. At...
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Weather forecast

The weather in Kathmandu and Nepal allows you to stay in any season. During the months of June and July, the humid ai...
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Budget

The Nepalese rupee (Rs) is the official currency of Nepal, used in Kathmandu. Generally speaking, unless one decides...
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Formalities

To travel to Kathmandu, it is mandatory for tourists to obtain a Nepalese visa. This is not a problem, either before...
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Health

Although it may not be a certain discomfort due to the altitude, which is quickly exceeded, there is no particular pr...
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How to travel by yourself?

The average price of a France-Kathmandu flight is 700 € (650 € in high season and 800 € in low season). It shou...
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How to get organized?

A trip to Nepal is a natural introduction to its capital Kathmandu. Tourism is far from being a new phenomenon in the...
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Getting around

To visit the Kathmandu valley, car rental being impossible, one can use taxis which are numerous. Attention: it is im...
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