monuments entry fees in Nepal

Monument Entrance fees, opening days and opening hours

In Nepal, entrance fees to monuments are essential for both preserving cultural heritage and supporting local communities. These fees typically vary depending on the site’s significance and maintenance requirements. Visitors to iconic landmarks such as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley, including Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath, are usually required to pay an entrance fee. Similarly, historical sites like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Kathmandu Durbar Square often have entrance fees to help fund restoration and conservation efforts. The revenue generated from these fees contributes to the upkeep of monuments, infrastructure development, and community projects. Additionally, entrance fees play a crucial role in promoting sustainable tourism practices and ensuring that Nepal’s rich cultural heritage remains accessible and well-preserved for future generations to enjoy.

( Latest Update: 11 May-2024 )

Kathmandu Valley
SiteForeign NationalsSAARC NationalsRemarks
Kathmandu Durbar Square including Tribhuvan MuseumNPR 1000NPR 500
(BIMSTEC)
Below 10 years free
National Museum, Chauni, KathmanduNPR 150 (NPR 100 for camera, NPR 200 for video camera)NPR 50 (NPR 75 for camera, NPR 150 for video camera)Closed on Tuesdays and Public Holidays. Open for half day on Mondays from (10:30 am to 2 pm)
Patan Durbar Square including Patan MuseumNPR 1,000NPR 250
(BIMSTEC)
Patan Golden TempleNPR 100NPR 50Closed on Buddha Jayanti
Bhaktapur Durbar SquareUS$ 18 or NPR 1,800NPR 500Below 10 years free. For groups from 11-20, one tour leader can enter free.
National Art Museum, BhaktapurNPR 150 (NPR 100 for camera, NPR 200 for video camera)NPR 50 (NPR 50 for camera, NPR 150 for video camera)Closed on Tuesdays. The fee includes wood carving and brass and bronze museum in Dattrareya Square.
Swayambhu StupaNPR 200NPR 50Below 10 years free.
Boudha StupaNPR 400NPR 100Below 10 years free.
Pashupatinath TempleNPR 1,000 per day per entryNPR 1,000. Free for Indian NationalsTourists can view the temple from the back premises.
Changunarayan TempleNPR 300NPR 100
Ethnographic Museum, NTB, BhrikutimandapNPR 200NPR 100
Garden of Dreams, KatmanduNPR 400NPR 400Below 5 years free. NPR 50 fro 5-11 years. 25% discount for a group of 10 pax.
Godawari ParkNPR 500 (NPR 200 for children below 10 years)NPR 200 (NPR 100 for children below 10 years)Student 50% discount.
Central ZooNPR1000 (NPR 250 for children 4-12 years )NPR 500 (NPR 250 for children 4-12 years )
Chandragiri Hills by Cable Car(2-way)US $23NPR 1320 (NPR 250 for children 4-12 years )US $16 for Chinese Nationals
Lumbini
SiteForeign NationalsSAARC NationalsRemarks
LumbiniNPR 700NPR 400NPR 16 for Indians.
Lumbini MuseumNPR 50NPR 50Closed
Kapilvastu MuseumNPR 10NPR 5Closed on Tuesdays
Chitwan
SiteForeign NationalsSAARC NationalsRemarks
Chitwan National ParkNPR 2,000 per day per entry +13% VATNPR 1,000 per day per entry+13% VATElephant ride fare – Foreigner: NPR 2,500; SAARC: NPR 1,500; Nepali NPR 500
Chitwan Elephant Breeding CampNPR 100NPR 50
Tharu Cultural Museum, ChitwanNPR 25NPR 15Below 10 years free.
Pokhara
SiteForeign NationalsSAARC NationalsRemarks
Int. Mountain Museum PokharaNPR. 400NPR. 200
Gupteshowr Mahadev CaveNPR 100NPR 100
David FallNPR 80NPR 80
Sarangkot Cable CarUS $12NPR 1000
Sarangkot Viewpoint Entry FeeNPR 50NPR 50
Mahendra CaveNPR 100NPR 100
1 hour boating in Phewa LakeNPR 560NPR 650Maximum 4 pax/boat
2 Way boating to Talbarahi TempleNPR 80NPR 80Maximum 4 pax/boat
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