Gay Friendly Hotels Kathmandu

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Kathmandu Nepal (2024 Updated)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Nepal are among the most progressive in Asia. The Nepalese Constitution recognizes LGBT rights as fundamental rights. Taking  these into consideration makes Nepal a gay friendly country & with a few decent Gay Friendly Hotels Kathmandu.

 The main gay bars and clubs in Kathmandu are: PINK Tiffany: this is the main gay bar of Kathmandu. 

Following the end of the monarchyhomosexuality was legalized across the country in 2007 along with the introduction of several new laws. These new laws explicitly include protections on the basis of sexual orientation.The Nepalese Constitution, approved by the Constituent Assembly on 16 September 2015,[2] includes several provisions pertaining to the rights of LGBT people. These are the right to have their preferred gender displayed on their identity cards, a prohibition on discrimination on any ground including sex or sexual orientation by the State and by private parties, eligibility for special protections that may be provided by law, and the right of access to public services for gender and sexual minorities.

Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, is set in a valley surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. At the heart of the old city’s maze like alleys is Durbar Square, which becomes frenetic during Indra Jatra, a religious festival featuring masked dances. Many of the city’s historic sites were damaged or destroyed by a 2015 earthquake. Durbar Square palace, Hanuman Dhoka, and Kasthamandap, a wooden Hindu temple, are being rebuilt.

Top attractions to visit in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, is a vibrant, noisy city. … Kathmandu is home to places to visit like Durbar Square (with temples dating back to the 12th century), Boudhanath Stupa (a world heritage site), and Pashupatinath Temple (the country’s most important Hindu temple, on the banks of the Bagmati river).


Best Day Trips in Kathmandu?

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Hotel Holy Himalaya is ideally situated in Thamel; one of the city’s most popular locales. The city center is merely 1. Km away and the airport can be reached within 30 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Hotel Holy Himalaya is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, taxi service, ticket service.

Step into one of 56 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, towels, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms which can be found in some rooms. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the garden. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Hotel Holy Himalaya the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Kathmandu.

Hotel Holy Himalaya is preferably located on a quiet street in bustling Thamel, the prime tourist hub of Kathmandu. It has 113 rooms decorated in classic & contemporary style. We provide mineral water on arrival & refilling mineral water is always accessible. We serve the best breakfast in Thamel and tea/coffee is always complementary from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm. Wifi is all time available in free of cost. Guest can get a free map of Kathmandu and Thamel from the reception. Yoga is also free on request.

We will always be grateful to accommodate you here at Hotel Holy Himalaya. Please feel home, home away home. The dedicated and friendly staff take pride in ensuring that our guests have the most comfortable and memorable stay at here. Whether you come to Nepal for the beauty of the Himalayas, rich local traditions and cultures, deep spiritual experiences, exciting river trips, unforgettable treks or the warm friendly Nepali people, we can help make your stay comfortable and memorable!

I was very pleased with my room at Holy Himalaya and the choices available at the buffet breakfast. Hot water for the shower may be limited during peak hours but there is plenty of hot water at other times. A hair dryer is available upon request at no extra charge. The beds are firm which I have found to be quite common in Asia. Although conveniently located in Thamel, it is tucked away on a surprisingly quiet street. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Situated in a quiet part of crazy Kathmandu, just a stroll from the Main Street. I love the 24 hour tea coffee service, best cappuccinos. The breakfasts were nice also. Fresh fruit, cakes, cereals and hot buffet.

The hotel has rooms on both sides of the street, and ours was quiet. Thamel can be noisy, that wasn’t the case here. We could walk two minutes and do all the shopping we needed, but were not bothered by the street vendors here. There is complimentary breakfast with food for most tastes, and hotel staff are helpful for even short stays.

The Holy Himalaya is located on a quiet street in Thamel – and that’s a real bonus. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The coffee service in the lobby is fantastic – a real plus. I stayed there on three occasions recently and was pleased with my choice. The rooms are basic, but clean. The bathroom shower set up makes the floor wet, but I’ve experienced similar showers in many European countries.

The hotel is an excellent base for exploring the city or Nepal in general – it is located on a quiet street in the middle of bustling Thamel, it also has a generator, which is a blessing in Kathmandu, as power goes off several times a day with no schedule to help you plan your days and evenings. Rooms are spacious, clean and quiet. They have free wifi and serve good breakfast, even good coffee. They would also store part of your luggage, should you wish to explore the country and use the hotel as a base camp.

Hotel Holy Himalaya
Hotel Holy Himalaya

How much does a room costs at Hotel Holy Himalaya Kathmandu?

Prices start 35 $/night for Deluxe King Room.

Offering expansive city or pool views, this double room features a minibar, seating area and air conditioning. It comes with an en suite bathroom with separate shower and long bathtub, as well as a work area.

Where to book online– Hotel Holy Himalaya –  Gay Friendly Hotels Kathmandu – you can find the best hotels deals in Kathmandu during Summer festivals of Gai Jatra  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kathmandu on and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Kumari Boutique Hotel 3*Gay Friendly Hotels Kathmandu

Kumari Boutique Hotel
Kumari Boutique Hotel

Featuring a terrace and views of city, Kumari Boutique Hotel is located in Kathmandu, 1.6 km from Hanuman Dhoka. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Free private parking is available and the hotel also provides bike hire for guests who want to explore the surrounding area.

All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel every room is equipped with a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

f you’re looking for a charming hotel in Kathmandu, look no further than Kumari Boutique Hotel.

Close to some of Kathmandu’s most popular landmarks, such as Asan (0.3 mi) and Hanuman Dhoka (0.6 mi), Kumari Boutique Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

Kumari Boutique Hotel is a charming hotel offering a flat screen TV and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features a concierge and room service. Plus, guests can enjoy free breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Kathmandu. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While visiting Kathmandu, you may want to try some filet mignon at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Kathmandu Steak House Restaurant.

If you’re looking for something to do, Thamel (0.1 mi), Garden of Dreams (0.2 mi), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (0.6 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Kumari Boutique Hotel.

Tucked away in a cul-de-sac, very quiet in a good location in the hart of Thamel. Nice clean rooms with a comfortable bed and bathroom full of complementary toiletries. Impeccable service and warm hospitality, staff friendly and helpful ready to do anything you ask for, try their best to make their guest happy.

Very central location in Thames district so near restaurants shops bakeries etc but tucked away and super quiet. Also thick walls so zero noise from other guests. Great breakfasts, great facilities – hairdryer, free room safe, kettle w tea/coffee tray replenished daily, bottled water too. Large clean room and comfy bed. Staff delightful – so kind and helpful. A real find. Not for backpacking party scene – a “grown up” hotel!

First things first, the location is great since Kumari is tucked away from the busiest and noisiest parts of Thamel, and yet still in the heart of town. Staff are genuinely friendly, kind and knowledgeable and Pramod, the hotel manager, is a great guy who really seeks to go the extra mile for his customers. Breakfast is also delightful, with plenty of local and international options on offer every morning, and the restaurant serves very nice dishes at great prices.

Another huge advantage are the surprisingly comfortable beds: I slept as if I was back at home – and after a day of trekking or roaming around Kathmandu, this can make a world of difference. As does the elevator – that might seem mundane at first but trust me, lifts are not a common sight in Thamel’s boutique hotels. The one at Kumari even comes with a view – not that we used it too much (we had booked three rooms on the first floor), but its presence meant that guests from the upper floors did not need to hop up and down the stairs.

Gay Friendly Hotels Kathmandu
Gay Friendly Hotels Kathmandu

How much does a room costs at Kumari Boutique Hotel?

Prices start 50 $/night for Deluxe King Room. The Suite with City View is 83$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has free Wi-Fi, an electric kettle, air conditioning and soundproofing.

Where to book online– Kumari Boutique Hotel –  LGBT Friendly Hotels Kathmandu – you can find the best hotels deals in Kathmandu during Summer festivals of Gai Jatra  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kathmandu on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Apsara Boutique Hotel 4*Gay Friendly Hotels Kathmandu

Apsara Boutique Hotel
Apsara Boutique Hotel

Apsara Boutique Hotel is located in Kathmandu, 1.4 km from Hanuman Dhoka and 1.5 km from Kathmandu Durbar Square. The hotel has a terrace and views of the mountains. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Rooms have a flat-screen TV. Some rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. The rooms have a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.

Apsara Boutique Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Kathmandu, offering a quaint environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Apsara Boutique Hotel is a quaint hotel offering a flat screen TV and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. Plus, guests can enjoy yoga classes and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Kathmandu.

While visiting Kathmandu, you may want to try some tempura at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Japanese Kitchen Kizuna, Koto Restaurant, or Momotarou Restaurant.

The location is great, walking distance to the Thamel shopping district area. The staff were friendly and very helpful, speaks fluent English and they will always try their best to assist you in whatever way they can to make your stay comfortable. The rooms are spacious with good bed, toilets are clean, hot shower and daily housekeeping without even the need to request for it, cable TV with multi local and international channels.

The hotel is in Thamel district yet a bit set back and therefore quiet and clean. The hotel has a nice garden restaurant with some good food choices.

The Apsara Boutique Hotel is a great hotel right in the centre of Thamel. I stayed here pre- and post my Himalaya climb in April 2016. It is a fantastic place to explore Kathmandu and the Thamel district. Very modern and comfortable spacious rooms with excellent facilities, clean and very welcoming either after a long international flight or on the way back from the mountains. The food is very good, there is also a lovely patio with restaurant and it is a good place to rest after exploring the buzzing busy Thamel area with all shopping and sightseeing nearby.

The location down a quiet no through road in the heart of Thamel is perfect, you can walk to anywhere in the district including all the fantastic nearby restaurants. The rooms are spotlessly clean with comfortable beds, cable TV, air conditioning (hot and cold),tea and coffee and 24 hour hot water and power which is backed up by the hotels own generator which means the hotels services and facilities are always available, power cuts in Nepal are a way of life but you are not affected at all at Apsara.

It is a nice hotel, with very quiet and clean rooms. The breakfast buffet is included and has a pretty good selection (though you have to pay extra if you want real coffee not instant). They also provide two 1-liter bottles of drinking water in the room each day.

The hotel is located at the northern end of Thamel off one of the quasi-pedestrian-only streets but it’s just around the corner from the turnoff to the regular city street, which is convenient if you want to catch a taxi to one of the temples or sights around town. (Wear a face mask or bandana, the pollution in Kathmandu is unreal!)

My deluxe room was clean & the bed very comfortable. Good selection buffet breakfast mixture of Western & Asian dishes. The restaurant at the hotel also has nice ambience & great food and reasonable.

Best of all is their staff, very friendly & helpful make you feel really welcoming. Would certainly come back & stay here again.

How much does a room costs at Apsara Boutique Hotel?

Prices start 77 $/night for King Room with Mountain View. The Deluxe King Room with Balcony
s 95$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a balcony, soundproofing and electric kettle.

Where to book online– Apsara Boutique Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Kathmandu – you can find the best hotels deals in Kathmandu during Summer festivals of Gai Jatra  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kathmandu on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.