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Kathmandu Travel Tips

The capital of Nepal and home to 7 of the UN's World Heritage sites, Kathmandu has a lot to offer to you, from exotic locations to visit to the most amazing food, the city has something for everyone. Probably that's what made Bob Seger sing "I think I'm goin' to Katmandu, that's really really where I'm going to…." Man! That's great song!


But this blog article is not about the different places that you can go to, or the amazing food that you can eat in Kathmandu. It's about what things you need to keep in mind while traveling to Kathmandu as a tourist; things that are going to make your trip an absolute pleasure and that's what FlightOworld strive to. FlightOworld is your local global travel agent or tourist guide whom you can trust and if you are planning to visit Kathmandu contact us to find the exclusive discounts on your tour package. These are the top tips that we think you should know before visiting this wonderful city in Nepal.


Traveling
Though it might seem as if the most effective way to travel in Kathmandu is hiring a taxi, but you could also at times opt for public vehicles. Standard taxi fare is US ¢50 per km, but taxi drivers often tend to charge higher, not just in case of tourists but even the locals. This often results in undesired negotiations and bitterness. Ride a public vehicle, the rates are standard, US ¢15-25, no matter the distance. Also, you'll get to talk to the friendly locals, and even befriend them.


Pollution
Being the capital city has its perks, but it also has certain drawbacks. The rise in the population, road expansion programs, recent earthquake and the increasing number of vehicles have caused the air to become polluted as anything. I'm not just talking about smoke but also the dust. Though the government is trying it's best to control it, it might take them a couple of years. So we, as tourists, might need to take things in our hands for a while.

To be least affected by the dust and smoke in the air, firstly, make sure to wear full length clothes – full sleeved and pants, while traveling in the city. This helps protect your skin. Believe me! You don't want a layer of dust accumulated on your skin at the end of the day. Also, wear a protective use and throw mask to cover your nose and mouth. That way, you'll prevent yourself from breathing-in those smoke and dust particles. Respiratory problems have risen over the time among locals. You don't want to catch any such diseases, do you? Buying use and throw masks locally is cheap, it will cost you US ¢10 per piece, which you could use for an entire day.


Accommodation
The one place that is considered the King of Accommodation in Kathmandu is Thamel. Tourists, no matter what part of the world they're from, choose Thamel as their dream place to stay. Now, the businesses, i.e. the hotels and lodges, realize this and often offer their rooms in crazy price range, US $50-100 per day. Now, if you're looking for a budget stay, you could go to Sundhara; it's like Thamel, but for local tourists. Here, you could get the rooms, with standard facilities like hot and cold water, Wi-Fi, ceiling fan, television and free room service, in as less as US $7-35. And if you leave a tip of US $5-10, you'll get a king like treatment. Oh, you're in for a treat!

I've been to Kathmandu several times and lived there as a local for several months, and I know around the place pretty much. This blog is based on my experiences entirely. In short, I've got your back, and you could absolutely rely on these tips. If you got any exclusive questions about hotel booking or traveling in Kathmandu, you could call FlightOworldany time. We would get back to you in the shortest amount of time possible. You're most welcome, and have a great trip!