Nepal has every category
of accommodation facilities that range from the international standard
star hotels to budget hotels and lodges. In order to have an assured
quality service, it is advisable to use the facilities and services of
government registered hotels, lodges, travel agencies, licensed tour
guides only and engage an authorized trekking guide or porter only
through a registered travel and trekking agency.
In the last few decades Kathmandu and Pokhara with the rest of Nepal
has seen mushrooming of world class hotels. During spring and fall,
the better hotels work at near full capacity and are booked well in
advance. There are, however, plenty of less glamorous but decent
hotels to suit everyone's fancies and finances.
Most hotels offer choice of: bed and breakfast; bed, breakfast and one
other meal; or room and full board. Rates listed however, are for room
only, unless otherwise indicated. Besides officially recognized
hotels, there are a number of small lodge accommodation available
between US $5 and $10 a night depending on facilities; toilets and
showers are generally communal and heating is extra. These small
hostelries are located in the old parts of Kathmandu and in the Thamel
Even in remote parts of Nepal, the coming of tourists over the years
has led to the local population paying attention to tourist
facilities, hence making accommodation and meals for tourists more
easily available than before.