Pashupatinath Temple | Nepal Tourism

Pashupatinath Temple Visitor Information

Getting There

It is better not to take a local Kathmandu bus, because they are usually dirty and overcrowded. It is more convenient to ask the hotel for a reliable taxi service.

Be careful to arrange for the taxi to wait for you while you are in the Pashupatinath, because taking a local taxi for the return trip will cost you several times more.


Getting to Pashupatinath and back from Kathmandu city center by a taxi will cost around 15$, including the waiting cost.

Hiring a guide will cost about 10$, it is well worth the money since you really get explanations of the rituals and traditions of Pashupatinath.

To enter the site of the temple a foreigner needs to pay an entrance fee of 1,000 Nepalese rupees (about $10 USD).

Opening hours

The site is open every day from 4 AM to 9 PM but it is closed in the middle of the day between noon and 5 PM. The best time to visit the temple is early in the morning or late in the evening. One should reserve about 90 or 120 minutes to visit it.

Nepal Tourism Board

P.O. Box: 11018 Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel: 977.1.4256909
Fax: 977.1.4256910