Kathmandu Transport Guide

If you’re keen on seeing the ‘bigger picture’ and have a few bucks to spare, try an hour-long scenic flight from Kathmandu to witness the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, in all its glory. For those staying on the ground, there are some ‘very interesting’ rickshaws, some more like lawnmowers, about Kathmandu. Remember, safety first.

How to get around Kathmandu

It is possible to walk or cycle to many of Kathmandu’s inner-city tourist destinations, weather pending, but this is only recommended during the safety of the day. Other transport options include metered taxis, buses, minibuses and rickshaws. Utilise your usual caution and common sense when selecting your vehicle, and always ask the taxi driver to turn on the meter before you enter and agree on a price beforehand to avoid paying higher tourist rates. Travel can be difficult during festival times and during bad weather, so be patient and keep water or snacks on you if you’re planning a long-distance trip. The Intercity Tourist buses and mini buses connect Kathmandu to Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, Jiri and Dhunche from Kantipath and New Bus Park stations. Nepal Airlines and other domestic airlines provide regular flights to an extensive list of destinations.