Tipping in Nepal

In Nepal, tipping culture is not as prevalent or expected as it is in some other countries. However, tipping has become more common, especially in tourist areas and upscale establishments. Here are some general guidelines to consider:

  • Restaurants and Cafes: Tipping in restaurants and cafes is not mandatory, but leaving a small tip for good service is appreciated. Some establishments may include a service charge in the bill, in which case tipping is not expected. If you choose to tip, rounding up the bill or leaving around 5-10% of the total amount is customary.
    • Hotels: Tipping hotel staff, such as porters and housekeeping, is common, particularly in higher-end hotels. A small amount, like 50-100 Nepalese Rupees per service, is generally acceptable.
      • Tour Guides and Drivers: If you hire a tour guide or a private driver, it is customary to tip them at the end of the service. The amount can vary depending on the length of the service and your satisfaction. It is best to discuss tipping with your guide or driver beforehand or inquire with a local tourism agency for appropriate tipping guidelines.
        • Taxis: Tipping taxi drivers is not expected in Nepal, but rounding up the fare to the nearest round figure is appreciated. For example, if the fare is 150 Nepalese Rupees, you can round it up to 200 Rupees.

          Remember that tipping is voluntary, and it's ultimately up to your discretion. It's also important to note that while some people rely on tips as part of their income in other countries, in Nepal it may not be as significant.

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          On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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          March 2024

          On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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          February 2024

          On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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          February 2024

          On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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          On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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          December 2023

          Day 1: On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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          On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Kathmandu Marriott Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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          Once you have cleared Immigration and collected your baggage upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, please keep an eye out for a Team Mount Everest driver holding a sign with your name. The driver will transport you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu, where you will spend the night on a bed and breakfast basis.

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