The average price of a 7-day trip to Kathmandu is $1,315 for a solo traveler, $2,362 for a couple, and $4,428 for a family of 4. Kathmandu hotels range from $18 to $117 per night with an average of $20, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $320 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Jai Prakash Narayan International Patna Airport (PAT) are between $723 and $1,893 per person for economy flights and $2,269 to $5,940 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $16 to $29 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Kathmandu, NP

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to PAT and stay in a Kathmandu hotel:

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • May 7th to May 27th
  • August 6th to October 21st

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Kathmandu is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Kathmandu Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Kathmandu for a week is $619-$2,084($88-$298 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $16 to $29 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $399 to $1,647 for economy

Lodging: $18 to $23 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $32 to $39 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Kathmandu for a week is $1,778-$4,426($254-$632 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $58 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $798 to $3,294 for economy

Lodging: $18 to $23 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $32 to $39 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Kathmandu for a week is $2,260-$7,772($323-$1,110 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $116 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,596 to $6,588 for economy

Lodging: $36 to $46 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $45 to $62 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Kathmandu

How cheap can you make a vacation to Kathmandu? The cheapest trip to Kathmandu is about $78 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 24% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $15.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Kathmandu for a week is $545-$2,125($78-$304 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $8 to $16 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $399 to $1,647 for economy

Lodging: $15 to $18 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Kathmandu for a week is $1,000-$3,884($143-$555 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $16 to $32 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $798 to $3,294 for economy

Lodging: $15 to $18 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Kathmandu for a week is $1,994-$7,546($285-$1,078 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $64 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,596 to $6,588 for economy

Lodging: $30 to $36 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $29 to $85 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very easy to travel to Kathmandu cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Kathmandu Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Kathmandu.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Kathmandu for a week is $1,482-$9,009($212-$1,287 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $30 to $64 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $846 to $4,529 for first class

Lodging: $71 to $117 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $672 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Kathmandu for a week is $2,538-$13,986($363-$1,998 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $128 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,692 to $9,058 for first class

Lodging: $71 to $117 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $672 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Kathmandu for a week is $5,076-$26,358($725-$3,765 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $256 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,384 to $18,116 for first class

Lodging: $142 to $234 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $480 to $1,075 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Kathmandu Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Kathmandu is much lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Kathmandu due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Kathmandu Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Kathmandu hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Kathmandu.

 

Flight Costs to Kathmandu

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,893 average in late July to a low of $723 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $1,070. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Kathmandu our data includes 28 originating airports, and 44 airlines. The area has much more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Kathmandu from an airport like Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) in Christiansted, VI (the United States) for an average $5,813 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (CCU) in Kolkata (India) at an average of just $74.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Monday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Monday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Kathmandu, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,170, so you can easily save about 162% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Kathmandu can easily cost $120 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $8 per person. Private tours can cost $242 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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