Accommodation in Nepal is very cheap and reliable in relation to other countries. Nepal’s reasonably priced budget hotels, and the lavish and luxurious hotels will surprise you on just how far your money can go here.
What we often forget is the Internet. Believe us. Some hotels extend special discounts for reservations made through the internet and also during off tourism season. Often prices do not include 13% Value Added Tax (VAT), and optional 2% Tourism Tax where required. Majority of Nepali hotels do have a Travel Desk, so, see how much it adds up if you were to book for everything from one place. Bargain is common even in budget hotels and we do recommend doing this, ask if prices would be cheaper for a family instead of a couple, etc. You might be surprised what by what results you get.
Nepal has every category of accommodation facilities that range from international standard star hotels to budget hotels and lodges. To ensure quality service, it is advisable to use the facilities and services of Government registered hotels, lodges and homestays. Most hotels offer a choice: bed and breakfast; bed, breakfast and one other meal; or room and full board. During spring and fall, hotels work at near full capacity and are booked well in advance. Therefore, it would be a good idea to check well in advance and book hotels as per need if traveling to Nepal in the peak season.
Moderate accommodation facilities are also available in some parts of Kathmandu like Thamel. In such cases, room rates may not include toilets and showers, unless otherwise indicated. Toilets and showers in such cases are generally communal and heating may require additional charges. Such small hostelries are preferred by budget tourists and FITs.
Accommodation facilities are available in the mountain tourist areas. While trekking to some areas tenting may be the only alternative if resident villages are scanty and long way off trekking routes. However, most trekking routes have lodges or tea houses to accommodate tourists. Still to be on the safer side, we recommend that tourists look up on such information before embarking on their journey.
For accommodation in rural areas, please contact the local homestay authorities.
For more information about accommodation,
Please log on to http://www.hotelassociationnepal.org/
(official Web site of Hotel Association of Nepal).
We also recommend that you look up on our Web site directory for hotels and resorts.