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Luxury Guide to Kathmandu

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Everyone deserves a little bit of luxury, and Kathmandu has so much on offer. Stay in great hotels, eat in award winning restaurants, and see the sites of Kathmandu, a city steeped in history and culture. This list is for travelers who want to treat themselves and don't mind spending a little bit more.

Good for
  • Solo
  • Couples
  • Senior
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveler

9 Places

3 City Tips

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9 Places

Le Sherpa

Restaurants

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Hotels

Dwarika's Hotel

Restaurants

Garden of Dreams

Gardens

Socialtours

City Tours, Lessons & Workshops, Walking Tours, Shopping Tours, Historical & Heritage Tours

Babar Mahal Revisted

Architectural Buildings

Trek Nepal Int'l - Day Tours

Hiking & Camping Tours

Encounters Nepal

Multi-day Tours, Helicopter Tours, Hiking & Camping Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours

Third Eye Restaurant

Restaurants

Chrissy112244's City Tips

  • As with most cities, it is advisable to take care of your belongings.
  • It is customary to tip drivers and waiters about 10%.
  • Renting a car with a driver is easy to organize if you don't fancy the look of the local taxis.
  • Le Sherpa
    Restaurants (European)
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    Le Sherpa is in the Lazimpat area of town (just outside Thamel) and is more upmarket than most of the restaurants on offer. It has a large, beautiful outside area where you can enjoy the warm evenings and a great selection of Western food on the menu.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveler
    Tips
    • The best place in Kathmandu for French food.
    • Go on a Wednesday to see live jazz music played by a pianist
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #74 of 813 restaurants in Kathmandu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dinner with wine 12/12/2018
    • Bravo! 11/15/2018
    • Le Sherpa
    Address:
    Maharajgung
    Maharajgung Next to the President House
    Kathmandu 44600
    Nepal
    Phone:
    +977 1-4428604
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
    Hotels
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    Situated close to the famous Boudhanath Stupa, this is one of the grandest hotels in all of Nepal. Here you'll find a health spa, a pool, and numerous options for eating and drinking.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Even if you are not staying here, you can get a day pass to access the pool.
    • If you want to treat yourselves even more and don't fancy the buffet or cafe, check out the Rox for some of the most luxurious food at this hotel.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #66 of 242 Hotels in Kathmandu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Low quality high price 12/16/2018
    • Good time in Kathmandu 12/13/2018
    • Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
  • Dwarika's Hotel
    Restaurants (Asian, Nepali)
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    There's no denying that this place has character. It is steeped with history and culture, and it's clear that a lot of time and effort was spent on its design and making it beautiful. Just walking around and enjoying all the historical items collected here is interesting. A little oasis in the middle of busy (and noisy!) Kathmandu.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveler
    Tips
    • Even if you are not staying here, pop in for one of the famous BBQ nights.
    • Wifi is not free, unfortunately.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 813 restaurants in Kathmandu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The best: warmest, prettiest, most charming 12/11/2018
    • Amazing 12/10/2018
    • Dwarika's Hotel
    Address:
    Pashupatinath
    Kathmandu 44600
    Nepal
    Phone:
    +977 984-1661708
    Other:
  • Garden of Dreams
    Gardens
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    We all know that Kathmandu is busy, exciting, and loud, but sometimes you need a little break. Spending an afternoon in the Garden of Dreams can provide that oasis. As soon as you step through the doors, it is like you have been transported somewhere else. Some of the buildings did sustain damage in the 2015 earthquake, and work is being done to rebuild, but there are plenty of areas to explore in the garden that have not been affected. Spending an afternoon in the Kaiser Cafe and chilling on big cushions in the garden is simply bliss in an otherwise busy city.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Weekends are the most crowded, as this is a favorite date spot for Nepalis.
    • The garden is open despite the damage sustained — certain areas have been roped off for your safety.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 150 things to do in Kathmandu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beauty in a busy city 12/14/2018
    • Beautiful 12/14/2018
    • Garden of Dreams
    Phone:
    +977 985-1031957
    Other:
  • Socialtours
    City Tours, Lessons & Workshops, Walking Tours, Shopping Tours, Historical & Heritage Tours
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    SocialTours are one of the leaders in the Nepali market when it comes to responsible travel. Why not treat yourself to one of their famous 'Cook Like a Local' tours. You'll get the whole experience from shopping, to cooking, to tasting. A fun way to spend an afternoon!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveler
    Tips
    • Time it right and join in for their annual rice planting festival!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 77 Shopping in Kathmandu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Cooking like a local 👩‍🍳 12/17/2018
    • Cook like a local 11/29/2018
    • Socialtours
    Address:
    Amrit Marg
    HUB, First Floor, Market Mall
    Kathmandu 44600
    Nepal
    Phone:
    +977 980-1123401
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Babar Mahal Revisted
    Architectural Buildings
    Chrissy112244 Says:

    Originally the stables of the old Rana Palace, this place has now been renovated into a little upscale mall. It's a bit off the beaten track, and not something you would stumble upon, but worth the visit. It happens to be one of the most high end boutique shopping centers in Kathmandu, full of quirky shops, stunning original jewelry, and nice cafes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • The apple pie in Chez Caroline is amazing.
    • If you are in need a bit of pampering, Faces salon is perfect.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 150 things to do in Kathmandu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Superb hotel and resturant 10/11/2018
    • Love this beautiful, quaint establishment 10/11/2018
    • Babar Mahal Revisted
    Address:
    Rana Palace
    Kathmandu 44600
    Nepal
    Other:
  • Trek Nepal Int'l - Day Tours
    Hiking & Camping Tours
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    If you fancy doing some trekking during your luxury stay in Nepal, Trek Nepal will be able to cater to your every need. This is one of the most established trekking companies, and they have an extremely good reputation. If you have special requirements they will be able to sort things out for you with no problem. From day treks around the Kathmandu to once in a lifetime trips to Everest Base Camp, these guys know their trails.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Book in advance, especially during high season (September to November) as they can get booked out.
    • You can book in their office, but make sure you leave enough time (at least a day) to organize your permits.
    • If you do not have the necessary trekking equipment, Trek Nepal may be able to lend it to you or point you to the best shop in town.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #62 of 951 Outdoor Activities in Kathmandu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • EBC, Cho La Pass & Goyko Lakes 12/11/2018
    • Kanchanjunga trek 11/28/2018
    • Trek Nepal Int'l - Day Tours
    Address:
    Mandala Street
    Kathmandu 44600
    Nepal
    Phone:
    +977 1-4700012
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Encounters Nepal
    Multi-day Tours, Helicopter Tours, Hiking & Camping Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    Encounters Nepal offers you the extraordinary experience of a scenic Himalayas flight where you will get closer to Everest than you could ever have imagined. The pilot will even let you into the cockpit one by one — the experience will blow your mind as you are surrounded by breathtaking views of the Himalayas. This surely has got to be the best flight in the world.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If the weather isn't good, they will put you on a flight another day or refund your money.
    • It's a good idea to book in advance, as only so many people can go in a day.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #356 of 951 Outdoor Activities in Kathmandu
    • Adventure of the lifetime: Gokyo - Cho La - EBC 05/04/2018
    • Mountain Flight in Nepal 04/09/2018
    • Encounters Nepal
    Address:
    Thamel Marg Thamel House No 505
    Kathmandu 21952
    Nepal
    Phone:
    +977 1-4411142
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Third Eye Restaurant
    Restaurants (Indian, Fusion, Nepali)
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    Want to treat yourself after a full day of activities? Third Eye in Thamel (the main touristy district) is perfect. It offers a full selection of Nepali, Indian and Western food in a charming setting.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveler
    Tips
    • If you don't fancy sitting in the cozy traditional seating, you can go upstairs for the more standard tables and chairs.
    • The steaks are some of the best in town and perfect after a long trek!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 813 restaurants in Kathmandu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Go to for Indian in Thamel 12/15/2018
    • Very good quality Indian food with refined service 12/13/2018
    • Third Eye Restaurant
    Address:
    JP Road
    Thamel
    Kathmandu 44600
    Nepal
    Phone:
    +977 1-4260289
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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