Holidays to Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal , has long held a mystique for travelers, and was once thought to be the fabled “Shangri-La”. Not quite Shangri-La, it is instead a jumble of rickshaw traffic, architectural wonder in Durbar Square , a medieval old town boasting ancient workshops and streets waiting to …

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How to get to Kathmandu

Here's what you need to know about getting to Kathmandu. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Kathmandu takes 13 hours, 15 minutes.

When to go to Kathmandu

Typical Holiday Price

£577 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Kathmandu varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - August is the cheapest month to go to Kathmandu.

Where to stay in Kathmandu

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Kathmandu, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Kathmandu

Stephen Bugno | Trip by SkyscannerSwayambhunath Stupa
Swayambhunath Stupa
Kevin Picholo | Trip by SkyscannerBhoudhanath Stupa
Bhoudhanath Stupa
Sagar Dev | Trip by SkyscannerKathmandu Valley
Kathmandu Valley
Kevin Picholo | Trip by SkyscannerKathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square
wonker | FlickrPashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath Temple
francesbean | FlickrBoudhanath Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa
Andrew and Annemarie | FlickrLangtang Trek
Langtang Trek
Via Kunwar | Trip by SkyscannerThamel
Greg G | Trip by SkyscannerThe Garden of Dreams
The Garden of Dreams
Deepak Aryal | Trip by SkyscannerBest Trekking in Nepal Pvt Ltd
Best Trekking in Nepal Pvt Ltd

Reviews of Kathmandu

Anne Lowrey
Anne LowreySan Francisco

The capital of Nepal, in all its madness and chaos and peace, is the entry point into the country and worthy of at least a few days of exploring. I enjoyed the stupas and historical sites the most.

Baia Dzagnidze
Baia DzagnidzeTbilisi

The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, is the largest city of the country, featuring unique and interesting architectural marvels and temples. The highlight of your trip here should be The Monkey Temple, Baudhanath Stupa, the Durbar Square, Patan, and Thamel districts to name a few.

Pasang  Sherpa
Pasang Sherpa

Its a small country, getaway to nature and if u want to move from a crowd noisy cities. Nepal is the country for u to spend your money. It is a different feeling when you get there but sometimes different feels beautiful. Becareful of pollution as the country is developing country.

Heinrich van Basten
Heinrich van Basten

For a western eye, Kathmandu is somewhat familiar, somewhat unique. Few temples and monasteries and that's pretty much it. However, the journey of serenity starts once you leave the capital. For a warm-up eye candy, it's perfect.

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