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Kathmandu Tour Ideas

Shivapuri National Park Day Hike

Shivapuri National Park Day Hike
Duration:
1 day
From:
USD 80.00
Depart from Kathmandu and make your way to Shivapuri National Park. Spend a full day hiking as you climb the peak of Shivapuri. Once at the top, gaze down upon Kathmandu Valley, admire the view of the Langtang Himalayan Mountains, and enjoy lunch.

Private Daman Village Day Trip from Kathmandu

Private Daman Village Day Trip from Kathmandu
Duration:
9 hours
From:
USD 182.00
On this private day trip to Daman from Kathmandu, marvel at the breathtaking grandeur of the world's highest peaks extending from Dhaulagiri in the west to Mount Everest in the east. Daman is surrounded by tropical forests and the middle hills of Nepal, and lies on the Mahabharat range. The Daman Village offers you to the chance to see Nepalese villagers' lifestyles and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Daman hiking is widely known for its incredible views of Himalayan peaks such as Mt Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lhakpa, Gauri Shankar, Cho Oyu and more. On this tour, explore the Daman area, learn about the holy site of Guru Rimburje from a Monk, and take in the panoramic view from a view tower fitted with long range telescopes. In addition, you can enjoy colorful hills full of Rhododendrons, and orchids blooming along side of the highway during March and April.

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Kathmandu Airport (KTM) Taxi Service


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 Official Kathmandu Airport Taxi Service

 

Official Kathmandu Airport Taxi Recommendations


 
IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on the official Kathmandu Airport taxi service.

Taxis in general are a little bit scary for someone who is not used to how Nepali's drive. The cars are small and generally run down and the drivers go like bats out of hell! Just hold on and you will get to your destination.

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Official Kathmandu Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Kathmandu Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (NPR or Nepalese Rupee). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Kathmandu Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different.


    • Pre-paid Taxis:


    • Pre-paid taxi to Thamel (hotel area): NPR 800

     

    Regular (Unofficial) Taxis:


    • To the city: NPR 200-250
    • To Thamel: about NPR 400
    • To Patan: about NPR 800-1000
    • To Boudah: about NPR 400



 
Kathmandu Taxi Payment: Cash only
Nepal is not a tipping culture.:



Official Kathmandu Airport Taxi Details

Kathmandu Airport Taxi

Kathmandu Airport taxi photo

For Kathmandu Airport taxi services, you have a choice between pre-paid official taxis, and regular (unofficial) taxis.

 

If you take a pre-paid taxi from Kathmandu Airport, you can relax, knowing what the fare will be, although you will pay more.

 

Buy your pre-paid taxi voucher inside the terminal, to your right, just after you pick up your luggage. 

 

Tip: in this same area, you can buy a NCell SIM card.





Arrive or depart stress-free at the Kathmandu Airport by pre-booking your private Kathmandu Airport transfer.
See our Kathmandu Airport private transfer options page for more information and pricing.


 Unofficial Kathmandu Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points

 

Hailing a taxi on the street outside the Kathmandu Airport will be cheaper but, be warned, taxi drivers may try to overcharge tourists. Insist on paying no more than NPR 250 by day and NPR 300 at night.

 

It is possible to get cheaper taxis by walking away from the terminal to the main road.


 
IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on the unofficial Kathmandu Airport taxi service.

Taxi drivers will always try to rip you off. Always make sure that you agree on a price before you get in NOT when you arrive. If it is too expensive, get out and find another taxi.



 Kathmandu Airport Taxi Scams


Always negotiate the price beforehand with the taxi driver. Due to recent skyrocketing fuel costs, drivers of metered taxis will generally refuse to use the meter. If you take a taxi from the airport, be prepared to negotiate heavily.

 

When booking a prepaid taxi, don't give the receipt to the driver until you are at your destination and you are satisfied, as this serves as the driver's payment. If the driver asks for more money, don't give it.  

 

Be aware that there are people at the airport who will offer to carry your bags, but not with being generously tipped.




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Last Updated: 10 Jan 2017