Kathmandu is a smorgasbord of sights, sounds and cultures. October offers beautiful weather, festivals and jazz! The festival is a great excuse to discover the city, seek inspiration, and make new friends.
By visiting the festival, you will directly contribute towards the post-earthquake rebuilding of the Nepali economy.
⦁ Tourism provides one of the largest sources of foreign revenue to Nepal. So, keeping the revenue flowing is key to rebuilding and economic survival.
⦁ A very large percentage of tourism jobs are held by people from earthquake-affected areas, and it is estimated that one visiting tourist provides nine people with jobs.
⦁ A multitude of individuals in varying roles are sustained by tourists: those in hotels, transport companies, restaurants, airports, taxis, gear shops and souvenir stalls, not to mention the farmers who grow the food to supply the industry.
⦁ The multiplier effect of every dollar spent on travel in Nepal is immense.
⦁ Jobs and currency are the most needed long-term items for sustainable rebuilding.
You can get a tourist visa on arrival, but you can count on a good hour of queuing at the immigration desk at the airport. Avoid this by getting a visa online.
Tip: Unless you know your hotel’s address, you can use this photo.circle’s details for the mandatory section “Address in Nepal”: House Nr: (not mandatory) – Street: Arun Thapa Chowk – Ward Nr: 3 – VDC/Municipality: Lalitpur – District: Lalitpur. Further down, the Hotel address is not mandatory.
For further information check Nepal’s Immigration website. Indian visitors don’t need a visa to enter Nepal, but bring your passport.
To help prepare for your trip, we have compiled information on practicalities such as visa procedures, how to get a local sim card, things to pack … along with some suggestions on places to eat and what not to miss while in Nepal.
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Yala Guest House is your address to enjoy the picturesque view of this ancient palace area, and several surrounding temples and monuments, and experience the rich culture and traditions of this medieval city.
Café de Patan offers simple yet comfortable rooms and serves praised food! It is ideally located 50m off Patan Durbar Square.
Cosy Nepal offers a variety of lofts, apartments and rooms situated in the heart of Patan. Each of its accommodation is prepared with exquisite taste – pairing the best in traditional architecture and modern comforts.
Swotha traditional homes gives a panoramic view of Patan’s pagoda‐strewn roofscape and beyond it a glimpse of the Himalayas. It is home to a quaint café that serves meals throughout the day. Rooms range from $80 to $120 with breakfast.
Boutique Heritage Home is a 150-year-old family owned four-storey house, passionately renovated to ensure the experience the authentic local life and enjoy comfortable facilities. 30$-110$.
A small traditional newari house turned into a unique guest house, located 5 mins away from the Patan Durbar Square in Nakabahil. Price range $40-$120
The Yellow House is a bed and breakfast located in a peaceful residential area in Sanepa, Lalitpur approx. 15 min taxi ride from Patan Durbar Square. Rooms range from $40‐$70. Inclusive of a great breakfast.
Situated on the borders of the centuries-old Pim Bahal pond, a 5-minutes walk from Patan Durbar Square, Tajaa Pha offers 8 fabulous rooms ranging from 40 to 70$.
Goodwill is situated at Kanibahal, 15 minutes walk from the Patan Durbar Square. In the middle of various metal craft shops around. Price: $40-$65 (+ VAT).
Located at Dhaugal, a minute away from one of the exhibition venues and 5 minutes away from the Patan Durbar Square, Patan House offers rooms ranging from $25-$30.
Newa Chén, built during the Malla dynasty, offers guests a chance to experience traditional Newari lifestyle and values that are different from the modern world. It is within 5 minute walking distance from the heart of the festival. Rooms range from $20-$45.
Located a 10 minute walk away from Patan Durbar Square, this traditional Newari home-stay offers a number of different rooms, decorated in typical Nepali style; with prices ranging from $15 - $25, and options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Only 10 minutes away from the Patan Durbar Square, this is probably the cheapest accommodation in Patan area. It offers rooms with basic needs - clean bathrooms, hot shower, power backup and wifi. Price range $5-$8.
Lalit Heritage Home is a home‐stay provision that is located south of Patan Durbar Square, a World Heritage Site. The house provides a wonderful view of the 17th century palace complex as well as the majestic Himalayas. Rooms range from $20 to $35.