Best Places for Backpackers in Nepal.

Enjoy backpacking around Nepal without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Nepal.

Top 50 hostels in Nepal.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Nepal.

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Mount Blue Tourist Hostel

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Mount Blue Tourist Hostel

Welcome to the Mount Blue Tourist Hostel. It is more than just a place to stay where we cater all your holiday needs. It is located in the very close to Lakeside Pokhara with a spectacular view of Fewa Lake and Annapurna Himalayas. Though a newly established property, Mount Blue Tourist Hostel is...
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Hotel Mountain Gateway

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Hotel Mountain Gateway

Namaste Nepal Hotels and Apartment is your perfect search for the incredible mixture of your budget and comfortable stay while you are in Kathmandu. We have rooms ranging from 2 studios Apartments (with one and two bed rooms) to 10 family and individual rooms with 24 hours Reception service. Of...
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Kathmandu Sunny Hotel

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Kathmandu Sunny Hotel

Kathmandu Sunny Hotel is located at the Paknajol height, a closer distance of the tourist market - Thamel. The banks, ATM and shopping centers are just in 5 min walking distance. Our location is peaceful and you will feel you are not away from your home place. You will find out the overall environme...
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Om Tara Guest House Inn

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Om Tara Guest House Inn

Om Tara Guest House Inn with 19 rooms offers guests both en suite and sharing bath facility. Each cosy and carpeted room of the Inn is neat, clean and simply decorated where guests can find a comfortable bed (single, double and triple), multi-channel colour TV, 24 hours running hot & cold water, fre...
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Hotel Giramondo

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Hotel Giramondo

Giramondo hotel is located in the centre of Kathmandu, just five minutes walking from the main tourist area, Thamel, with shops, restaurants, markets, bars and pubs. The other attractions (Durbar square, Swayambhunath, Royal palace and many others ) are just a walk distance away. Hotel Giramondo...
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Highlander Inn

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Highlander Inn

Highlander Inn is home to travelers near and far. Positioned within a protected radius of the bustling alleys of Thamel, on Kathmandu’s biggest tourist joint, it is where luxury meets the eye and rubs shoulders with authenticity. And it’s memorable. This is where life-long friendships will blossom,...
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Andes House

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Andes House

Andes Home is committed to serve best frankly service with reasonable prices for backpackers, families, business travelers, groups and individuals to an enjoyable peaceful stay in Nepal. It is located in centre of Thamel and close to Narayanhiti Museum. Moreover, it is 15 minute far from most famous...
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Hotel Himalayan Oasis

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Hotel Himalayan Oasis

Hotel Himalayan Oasis is a traveler's home away from home and is located in the heart of Thamel the centre of tourist activity; especially for those who have onward adventure destinations like treks, mountaineering and rafting expeditions. Whether it is at the beginning or end of your adventure, Hot...
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Manamaiju Homestay

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Manamaiju Homestay

Featuring mountain views, Manamaiju Homestay and Hotel in Manamaiju offers accommodation and a garden. Fitted with a terrace, the units feature a TV and a private bathroom with bath. Some units have a balcony and/or a patio with garden or city views. The homestay offers an Asian or vegetarian bre...
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Zen Bed and Breakfast

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Zen Bed and Breakfast

Zen Bed and Breakfast is located in the Central Thamel, close to Kathmandu Guest House, Or2K, Himalayan Java and many budget restaurants. It is only 15-20 minutes from airport (light traffic). Property airport pickup is cheaper than the official rate, The guesthouse provides you not only the comf...
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Sanus House

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Sanus House

Sanu’s House is in Patan, which is only 5 km. from Kathmandu. The location is within easy access to all tourist destinations in the Kathmandu valley. The house is only 50 meters from a bus stop and a taxi stand where taxis are available around the clock. Sanu’s House is just 7 km. from the intern...
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The Glasshouse Hotel

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The Glasshouse Hotel

The Glasshouse Hotel is a cozy and friendly accommodation with a totally modern exterior & decor that is tasteful & stylishly equipped with the latest bathroom fixtures, lighting & home entertainment. The bedroom furniture has been hand crafted & tailored to provide maximum comfort & space. There...
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The Mountain House Pokhara

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The Mountain House Pokhara

The Mountain House is in the central part of the Lakeside, not in the main street still very close to Restaurants, Bars, Internet Cafes, Travel and Trekking agencies, Banks and ATM. It is about one hundred and fifty meters inside to east from the Funky Salsa Restaurant near to the Nabil Bank Limited...
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Hotel Ganesh Himal

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Hotel Ganesh Himal

HOTEL GANESH HIMAL has been the Authors Choice Hotel by Lonely Planet Guide book's new 7th edition. Let us serve you in a Homely atmosphere. Hotel Ganesh Himal is located just between two famouse tourist centers Thamel and Ktm Durbar Square within 5 minutes walking distance. It is 6 kilometers awa...
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Thamel Backpackers Home

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Thamel Backpackers Home

Welcome to Thamel Backpackers Home, located in the heart of Kathmandu which serves as home to many travelers who visit Nepal to spend their holiday and explore its wide array of amenities. With our exceptional arrangements and administration, we always ensure that your stay in Nepal is enriched...
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Hotel Mountain View

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Hotel Mountain View

All rooms in Hotel Mountain View come with free Wi-Fi and a TV. The private bathroom includes a shower, free toiletries and slippers. Fitted with comfortable sheets, rooms at hotel are equipped with a desk, a seating area,. Hot/cold shower facilities are included in an en suite bathroom. You can...
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Kasthamandap Boutique Hotel

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Kasthamandap Boutique Hotel

The Kasthamandap Boutique Hotel fully embraces the philosophy 'No request is too large, no detail too small' and each member of staff is committed to providing exceptional personal service. Guests are genuinely welcomed as friends and have come to experience our hotel as their 'home away from home'...
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Aroma Tourist Hostel

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Aroma Tourist Hostel

Aroma Tourist Hostel welcomes you by offering hospitality services par excellence. Aroma invites you to experience the spectacular beauty of Pokhara, the gateway to Annapurna circuit, and many other wonderful authentic Nepali experiences and activities. Aroma Hostel, run by a family, is situated a s...
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Hotel Yambu

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Hotel Yambu

“Yambu” name is given by Tibetans and other ethnic people living in the Himalayan region to Kathmandu. In other words, “Yambu” means “The Northern Land.” Hotel Yambu is located just 8 km from Tribhuvan International Airport, near Thamel; the tourist hub of Kathmandu and one of the most happening...
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Peace Guesthouse

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Peace Guesthouse

Peace Guesthouse is on the lap of small green hilly forest garden with stunning view around. Some rooms include a seating area for your convenience. Views of the lake, garden or city are featured in certain rooms. Each room is equipped with a shared bathroom. Peace Guesthouse offers breakfast...
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Zostel Kathmandu

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Zostel Kathmandu

Zostel Kathmandu is the liveliest & classiest backpacker hostel in Kathmandu. Located right in the city's backpacking hub, Thamel, there is no better pitstop for travelers to explore Kathmandu on budget. Located in Thamel, Zostel captures the essence of the city. It consists of a rooftop bar, a g...
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The North Face Inn

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The North Face Inn

Free Wi/Fi service with high speed internet connection. The North Face Inn is born in 2010 April in Pokhara, which is a striking place for natural beauty at an altitude of about 850 meters from the Sea level. The North Face Inn is situated in one of the beautiful, clean, quiet &...
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Hotel Dream Pokhara

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Hotel Dream Pokhara

Offering a multi-cuisine restaurant, Hotel Dream Pokhara is located in central Lake side. The pristine Phewa Lake is just 600 metres away. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Fitted with wooden flooring, rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV and a seating area. Featuring a shower, private...
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Hotel Kathmandu Home Nepal

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Hotel Kathmandu Home Nepal

Hotel Kathmandu Home is nestled in a peaceful and leafy setting of the ‘Tourist Hub’ of Nepal, Thamel. It is an art-deco budget hotel offering rooms of spectacular opulence and 5 star rated services. It is a 3-minute walk to the strategic shopping zone that offers multi cuisine restaurants, trekking...
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Pushpa Guest House

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Pushpa Guest House

The Pushpa Guesthouse is a family owned and operated guesthouse in the lakeside area of Pokhara, Nepal. Our guesthouse is operated by a manager, Raj Ojha, with over twenty years of experience in treking as well as the tourism industry. We have 12 well furnished & carpeted rooms with attached ba...
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Elbrus Home

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Elbrus Home

The home lies near from tourist hub thamel,Galkopakha. It is 10 minutes walking distance from Royal Palace & Tourist bus station, Kantipath. The home offers neat and clean rooms including bathroom with hot & cold shower for 24 hours. It has testefully sunny room with balcony and beautiful garden....
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Hotel Rhino Land

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Hotel Rhino Land

Namaste. the perfect place for those who travel on a budget choices in Sauraha (Chitwan National Park. We are ideally located, in a very quiet and peaceful neighbourhood, close to the elephants’ stables, just 5 minutes walking from the town center and the park entrance. We have 11 large rooms...
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Hotel Mount Paradise

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Hotel Mount Paradise

We believe in sharing feelings not only providing rooms. Hotel Mount paradise is a charming property in the middle of nature with clean rooms, hot shower and free WIFI in Nagarkot, Nepal. It is the only one resort with pure vegetarian menu for the guests. Each room is embellished with unique colo...
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Hotel Potala

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Hotel Potala

Hotel Potala is one of the leading hotels centrally located in the heart of Thamel. This is the most convenient place to stay for them who understand the value of time. It has a simple, elegant, comfortable, safe and secure economic hotel for families, individual travelers, trekkers seeking for real...
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Hotel Bishram

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Hotel Bishram

Hotel Bishram is situated in one of the beautiful, clean, quiet & environment friendly lane of the lakeside from where you can see the clear snow-capped machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain and clear Fewa lake. Our goal at the Hotel Bishram is to ensure that our guests have a comfortable and memorab...
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Mountain View Backpackers Hostel

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Mountain View Backpackers Hostel

Feel Like Home. Hostel Mountain View Backpackers Home is a family run hostel, owned by a Brother and Sister. Here you can feel like your own home rather than a hostel. Our staff is super friendly and speak English. We are located in a residential area, out of touristic chaos and congestion. Our priv...
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Thamel Hostel

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Thamel Hostel

We do speak French as I spent my work time in France for 3 year. You can feel your local language and I do have experienced from France & Swiss in Travel & Hospitality. Namaste & Welcome Dear Travelers !! Thamel Hostel, the name that itself defines 'Your Home in Nepal for Pleasurable Stay” is...
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Hotel Himalayan Inn

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Hotel Himalayan Inn

Located at south Lakeside, Pokhara. Hotel Himalayan Inn is 5 minutes drive away from tourist bus station, and a minute more from the airport. Situated at a walkable distance from the Fewa Lake and the main market, it is yet a peaceful place to spend your holiday at this amazing hotel. You can collec...
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Hotel Forest Lake Backpackers Hostel

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Hotel Forest Lake Backpackers Hostel

Forest Lake is well positioned, where the Phewa Lake is only about 15 meters far. Means, you get to enjoy marvelous beauty of the lake while staying at our luxurious yet affordable hostel. Our main aim is to give you complete relaxation, also giving you atmosphere where guest can meet fellow travele...
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Hotel Love and Light

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Hotel Love and Light

Your spending makes a difference. We are a social enterprise. 20% of our profits go into Edventure Nepal Children Home which is also supported by the same owner, Amrit. The Hotel Love and Light project not only aims to sustain Edventure Nepal; it aims to be a role model for Nepalese society by...
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the Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

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the Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

We are an independent Backpackers Hostel located in the heart of the sacred and mystical town of Swoyambhu (MONKEY TEMPLE) Kathmandu. The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel offers a unique opportunity to live among Holy Monkeys and to experience the vibrant chanting of the Monks prayers from th...
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Pagoda Guest House Bhaktapur

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Pagoda Guest House Bhaktapur

We do not consider Pagoda a hotel; it is rather a home. We started Pagoda a decade ago to provide travelers a 'Second Home' and so far we have been able to do that. Rest assured. You will never feel like you are far away in a distant land. You will always feel like you are with Friends and Family....
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Sara

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Sara's Backpackers Hostel

Hello Backpackers! We are Sara and Sudan and welcome you to Nepal. We love meeting travelers so much we turned one floor in our family home into a hostel. Come stay in a cozy bed, rest and rejuvenate before making your next move. Whether you're on an extreme budget and would like to camp on our roo...
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Sudha

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Sudha's Garden Home

Located in the Boudhha neighborhood in Kathmandu, 600 meters from Boudhanath Stupa, Sudha's Garden Home features free Wi-Fi access and free private parking. The family stay has a barbecue and playground, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Certain units feature a sitting area where you...
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Shree Tibet Family Guest House

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Shree Tibet Family Guest House

We are a Tibetan Family run hotel founded in 1992. We are proud that for the last 15 years we have made our guest always feel at home with our warm friendly Tibetan and Nepali hospitality. We are always ready to assist you and answer your every inquiry from meditation classes to rafting and trekking...
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Nepali Cottage Guesthouse

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Nepali Cottage Guesthouse

Come to a warm and inviting place as the morning sun. Stay at the heart of lake-side with all facilities all around you. The rooms are welcoming and comfortable, flooded with daylight. Sit and relax with a nice cup of tea in the beautiful garden and enjoy the care-taking staff. We are happy to ar...
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327 Thamel Hostel

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327 Thamel Hostel

327 Thamel Hostel is a boutique establishment for all travelers in Nepal. We bring style and service under one roof, which is a work to achieve in Nepal. We are located at the very heart of tourist district of Thamel near all shops and eateries. We are right in the middle of all the action Kathmandu...
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The Nepali Hive

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The Nepali Hive

Greetings from Nepali Hive team. The Nepali Hive is a small family home in the Kathmandu, close to Thamel. As you will be staying your host, it is more like a home than hostel. We have a nice roof top to chill, and we are full of greenery. From the rooftop, you will have a beautiful view of Sw...
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Hotel at the End of the Universe

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Hotel at the End of the Universe

Nagarkot is a world famous hills station commanding breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys, lush pine forests in a quaint rural atmosphere. Considered as the best viewpoint spot to enjoy the magnificent sunrise and sunset with spectacular Himalayan vistas, Nagarkot...
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Avalon House KTM

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Avalon House KTM

Avalon House is newly established property in tourist hub Thamel. It is bit quite place from crowd, offers 20 testfully sunny room with private bath and all the time hot and cold shower. A nice roof top terrace provides an excellent views of Kathmandu as well as monkey temple to the west and sno...
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Backpackers Pokhara Hostel

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Backpackers Pokhara Hostel

Featuring free W-iFi, a barbecue and a sun terrace, Backpackers Pokhara Hostel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Pokhara. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Bike hire and car hire are available at this hostel and the area is popular for horse riding....
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Zostel Pokhara

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Zostel Pokhara

Zostel Pokhara, located right at Phewa lake, is a luxurious, sprawling backpacker hostel in Pokhara. Our social hostel provides an excellent base to explore Pokhara with fellow travelers from around the world. The city itself is a more chilled-out version of Kathmandu with its backpacking vibe bu...
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Pushkar Backpackers Hostel Pokhara

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Pushkar Backpackers Hostel Pokhara

Hello and Namaste to all. Pushkar is one of the very few real youth hostels located to the north lakeside in Pokhara. We are proud to say that we are the only one to bring real Social Atmosphere in town. If you are a social person, come visit us. You will leave a happy Person.We are almost like a...
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Paila Hostel Lakeside

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Paila Hostel Lakeside

Paila Hostel lakeside is a blend of indigenous resources and craft in a modern setting with access to the pristine rooftop garden. Paila Hostel Lakeside is reasonably priced place situated at the heart of major tourist hub in greater Lakeside area of Pokhara. The different accommodation pattern c...
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Monkey Temple Backpackers Hostel

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Monkey Temple Backpackers Hostel

Monkey Temple Backpacker’s Hostel is a hostel for foreign backpackers who are staying in Nepal. Most rooms are designed as dormitories with private or shared room facilities, such as single beds or bunk beds. They also offer private rooms for more privacy. All rooms are affordable, well-maintaine...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Nepal.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Nepal.

If you're already planning to visit Nepal - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Nepali culture

When traveling sometimes it is difficult to discover nice restaurants. Maybe they are too touristic or they charge you a lot for a good and clean meal. But I reveal you here (so you won’t have to take any risk) the best vegetarian and vegan spots in Kathmandu. Nepali culture Nepali cuisine relies on Dal Bhat. These two words are (or should be) well known to everyone who has traveled once to the country. Dal Bhat consists of a melange of ingredients: lentil soup (dal) and steamed rice (bhat). Along with these two, the dish is complete with some curry veggies (usually potatoes and cauliflower called tarkari), sauteed green leafs (sak), pickles (achar) and papad (a kind of fried lentil flour chip).

Azeta Yu

Welcome to Sauraha

The Terai refers to the southernmost region of Nepal. It’s a narrow belt of flat plains, winding rivers, and subtropical jungles that borders India.

Haleigh Pouliot

The Street Gurus:

        One funny story that I will share with you:  I had little money and I found a Moon Stone, a sparkly white crystal that has a mesmerizing light blue shine across its surface when put under the sun’s rays, the stone was much more expensive than what I could have afforded and the dude selling it was not going to bargain it down to the price I wanted; at one point seeing I won’t quit until I get my stone he says: “I like the shirt you are wearing!” So now I had some leverage on the situation, it was a cool shirt from Element that cost me like 25$, the stone was roughly the same price, so after a bit of more bargaining I traded with the jeweler: my shirt for this incredible stone! Win-win, right? The Street Gurus: Rickshaw in Nepal the fastest way to get around, The Nepali Helicopter!!!

Cătă Lin

The unmissable stone carving at the Boudhanath Temple

Even the famous attractions like the Boudhanath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and the Kathmandu museum are best reached by micro bus. It’s cheap and exciting, and the drive takes you through sectors of the city you might not otherwise see. The Monkey Temple especially is a sight that can’t be missed. The view from the top of the stairs is worth the visit. The whole sprawling metropolis tucked into a seemingly small valley. With the most prayer flags I’ve ever seen in one place fluttering above, to the sacred cows plodding about, to the skittish monkeys darting between the tourist and the pilgrim, this place is one of wonder. While the souvenir stores take away from the holiness of the site somewhat, they smell like quintessential Nepal and are spectacular collections in their own right. Piles of candles, coins, magnets, and the Buddha’s eyes everywhere, not to mention some beautiful artworks, all crammed onto the same mountain that once bore the brunt of the 2015 earthquake. Don’t miss the stone carving of the Buddha from the 12th century. 

Indigo

Say no to water bottles

Unless you are a seasoned traveller with a cast iron stomach, do not drink the tap water. To avoid adding to the mountains of plastic water bottles left behind by travellers, BYO reusable bottle. You have two options for water purification. Water purification tablets, which, based on the disgusted faces pulled by my fellow trekkers every time they drank water, tastes like crap. Option two, my preferred method is to use a steripen.  It works by using UV light to destroy over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa like Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Several trips to Nepal, Indonesia and Thailand and it hasn’t failed us yet. Take several two litre water bottles with you to fill up and sterilise the water with the steripen. You can drink directly from the bottle once the water is sterilised. While trekking, we transferred the sterilised water to camelbacks in our backpacks.

Kira Simpson

Kathmandu: The Basics and Essentials of Nepal

Kathmandu is one of the many cities adapting and changing to meet growing tourism demands. Other online forums easily become outdated in the fast paced technology and modernized to the developing nation. It is obvious the tourism is building rapidly, and for good reason. It is incredibly cheap, culture rich, with breathtaking scenery and mouth-watering cuisines. If you have come to Kathmandu, then it is most likely you’ve planned a trek. Otherwise one of the street marketers has convinced you. Imagine Kuta in Bali, with taxi drivers shouting “taxi” at you, now replace this with Nepali men shouting “trekking”. Here are some current insider tips for arriving in the biggest city of Nepal.

Sarah Bartlett

The little boy in Kathmandu

Never End Peace And Love – Nepal. Every letter of ‘Nepal’ is used to build this phrase. When you travel to the other side of the world, this adventure ensures you to gain a lot of life experience if you let yourself immerse into this different world and way of living. Go on reading and let yourself plunge into the wonderful world of Kathmandu…

Emilie Frans

Basantapur: The Hub For Every Travelers

With the emerging interest in tourism  Basantapur, i.e., Kathmandu Durbar Square is believed to be the most sought destinations of Nepal. It is considered to be a living paradise for a culture seeker due to the presence of old durbars, temples, shrines, monuments, and monasteries while for the other popular time traveler’s  the area is filled with activities like city excursions, shopping and eating authentic foods.  The area got indeed blessed with a rich cultural heritage, wide traditional practices, codes of manners, costume, literature, and religion.

Kushu

An eye-opening experience in Kathmandu

I had dreamt of visiting Nepal for 15 years (and probably lifetimes!) I had always been drawn to the colours of the jewellery, red coral and turquoise, bronze goddesses, the Thangka paintings, the wisdom of the Tibetan women dressed in traditional dress using their malas at sacred sites but it was also something deeper. Something that as soon as I arrived, the streets seems to embody, an ancient beauty, something forgotten…. something I’d been chasing for a long time: the Goddess.

Kate Leppard

The Triangle Trip in Nepal

My love for travelling starts precisely with this ‘triangle trip’. Back in 2005, we lived in Nepal and we had already completed two years living in Birgunj. So, as a family tradition, it was mandatory to take a trip every year around the time of October-November when all four of us were free. I was just a fifth grader but the passion of wandering was like that of a twenty-year old then. The idea of family trips excited me to the level that I used to dance around for some time (I assure you that it does not happen anymore, I’m twenty now) and I was an expert at preparing my bag-pack.

Sumedha Jadli

Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Without A Guide

AC and ABC: two of the best trekking trails in Nepal Wondering whether to go to Nepal and do some trekking? Don’t wonder. You will meet amazing people, see beautiful scenery, enjoy delicious food and tea, and all of this can cost you less than 500 euros. I have done Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp starting on 8th of April. It took us 18 days, but we did allow ourselves few days of rest, so it could be done faster. We used transportation on the places where we had to walk on the road. I met one Brazilian girl online, Hermione, searching for trekking partner because I didn’t want to go alone. There are hundreds of people on the trek, especially on ABC, so you will for sure not be alone, even if you want to. I met the second person of our group on the 3rd day and the three of us stayed together until the end. You can find below the story and an itinerary of this incredible journey.

Evelina Hadzhieva

Nepal : In the laps of the Himalayas

Travel Diaries – Nepal (Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara) Summers are pretty hot in India, so my husband and I thought of taking a trip to the mountains to Nepal for a week from Pune, India. Those who wish to run through the itinerary, please check the footnote. To know more about my wonderful experience, read on…

Anuprita Chendke

The Triangle Trip in Nepal

My love for travelling starts precisely with this ‘triangle trip’. Back in 2005, we lived in Nepal and we had already completed two years living in Birgunj. So, as a family tradition, it was mandatory to take a trip every year around the time of October-November when all four of us were free. I was just a fifth grader but the passion of wandering was like that of a twenty-year old then. The idea of family trips excited me to the level that I used to dance around for some time (I assure you that it does not happen anymore, I’m twenty now) and I was an expert at preparing my bag-pack.

Sumedha Jadli

The little boy in Kathmandu

Never End Peace And Love – Nepal. Every letter of ‘Nepal’ is used to build this phrase. When you travel to the other side of the world, this adventure ensures you to gain a lot of life experience if you let yourself immerse into this different world and way of living. Go on reading and let yourself plunge into the wonderful world of Kathmandu…

Emilie Frans

Where is it?

As soon as you reach the gate of boudhanath, pushing through the crowd and paying extra 250NPR if you are Non-Nepali citizen, you can see the magnificent Stupa standing right in front of you filled with such a strong energy to make you feel warm and welcomed.

Pritha Khanal

Say no to water bottles

Unless you are a seasoned traveller with a cast iron stomach, do not drink the tap water. To avoid adding to the mountains of plastic water bottles left behind by travellers, BYO reusable bottle. You have two options for water purification. Water purification tablets, which, based on the disgusted faces pulled by my fellow trekkers every time they drank water, tastes like crap. Option two, my preferred method is to use a steripen.  It works by using UV light to destroy over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa like Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Several trips to Nepal, Indonesia and Thailand and it hasn’t failed us yet. Take several two litre water bottles with you to fill up and sterilise the water with the steripen. You can drink directly from the bottle once the water is sterilised. While trekking, we transferred the sterilised water to camelbacks in our backpacks.

Kira Simpson

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