Fuji Hotel

Jyatha, Thamel, P.O. Box 6209, Kathmandu, 44600, Nepal
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Thamel to Gokarna taxi fare

by Prasanna_Blr

Is it possible to get Taxis from Thamel to Gokarna ( Le meridian hotel) after night 10, is it safe to travel during that time?

What will be the average cost?

Do i need to pay extra charges for night trip or something that is similar to Indian cities.

Thanks in advance
Prasanna

Re: Thamel to Gokarna taxi fare

by into-thin-air

I just had a look on the map here

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Le+meridian+hotel+kathmandu&fb=1&split=1&gl=uk&ei=IrY8SqmOBcehjAfNjvkS&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=image&resnum=4

and located the Le Meridien Hotel

As you can see, about the ½ way point is Boudhanath, The taxi fare there is approximately $5 – so on that base I would expect to pay around $10 for a taxi to the Hotel.
Yes it is safe to travel at this time of night, You can get a taxi in Thamel at any time of day or night, it would be better / cheaper (i.e. price that I have estimated) if you deal direct with your taxi driver rather than asking the hotel to get you one. If I need a taxi late at night or early in the morning I negotiate the deal beforehand and ask the driver to pick me up at a given time and place and this has usually worked well. Also this save you tramping the streets looking for one !!
There are usually no extra charges made for a journey like this at night, As long as you are happy with your taxi and driver it is traditional to give him a tip – another dollar or two will be sufficient
Happy Travels
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Re: Thamel to Gokarna taxi fare

by guru4ever

Hi,

Yes, you will get the Taxi round the clock from Thamel and indeed it is safe to travel. The Taxi fare in the day time will be approx NRs. 250 and at night time (after 9pm) you will have to pay 50% more and hence your taxi meter will show approx: NRs. 375 (some times the taxi will have problem with the meter and will charge you up to Rs. 500)

Re: Thamel to Gokarna taxi fare

by Prasanna_Blr

Thanks for all advice, i have indeed tried the taxi from Thamel and most drivers ( 4 in total) refused to drive me down to Gokarna resort ( time 10: 15 pm).

I have finally managed to get a taxi close to Rum doodle resturant. The driver who have accepted to drive me to Gokarna could not locate the hotel and went around for a detour, finally i paid 1550 NRs. ( as per the meter, meter was set at double rate as it was night ride from start).

Prasanna

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Strolling - Open square bazaar

by SLLiew

There many unique Nepali brassware, masks, musical flutes, Tibetan small drums, beads, etc that laid on the floor like a flea market. Interesting to just stroll around in late afternoon or evening and check out any souvenir or bargains to decorate back home.

Cremation of Bodies at Pashupatinath, Kathmandu.

by goutammitra

In Hindu custom cremation of body is through burning only. It is considered holi and fortunate to be burned before the feet of Lord Shiva. In India or in Nepal burning of bodies are done on the banks of the river as it is believed that the soul reaches to God through the river. In Nepal, Hinduism is followed as in its original or ancient form. Before burning of the body the relatives dips his/her feet in the river , in belief that the soul will go to the Lord directly.

The Hindus consider it fortunate to be burned before Lord Shiva. In India the custom is changing, all the rites are observed as per Hindu custom then the body is burned in a Crematorium, to conserve Firewood and to avoid air pollution.

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For longer trips, out of the city, a travel agent could organise a car and driver for you. Do try more than one agency to get the best deal. Also be clear as to what is included and what not before payment.
We used this mode of transport for a trip from Kathmandu, to Nagarkot, then to Bakthapur before returning to Kathmandu.

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