Kathmandu Valley


Expat Neighborhoods

Common expat neighborhoods include:

• Bhatbateni
• Lazimpat
• Sanepa -Lalitpur
• Hattisar
• Chauni

Rental Housing Cost

Rental costs for a quality apartment can range from 1,000-3,000 USD per month. Luxury apartments can range from 3,000 to 6,000 USD per month.


Local Details


Public transport mainly consists of buses and Tuk Tuk. Many expats hire a car and driver.

Fun Facts

People in Nepal do not greet one another with a handshake, but rather put their palms together and bow their forehead and say Namaste (directly translated as ‘I salute the God in you?). This is the same greeting used throughout India.

Nepal has the densest concentration of World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu valley alone has 7 World Heritage Cultural sites within a radius of 15 kilometers.

Local Currency