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Cheap Car Hire in Nepal

Bhaktapur, Nepal
29 Feb — 7 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Bhaktapur, Nepal
Thu 29/2
Thu 7/3

Nepal car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Nepal. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 February 2024.

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Compare available car types for hire in Nepal

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Nepal to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 February 2024.

Top hire agencies in Nepal

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Nepal known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 4 car hire companies in Nepal. Reviews were last updated on 22 February 2024.


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Drive A Matic

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keddy by Europcar

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Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Nepal, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 22 February 2024.

What are the requirements to hire a car in Nepal?

To be able to drive hired cars in Nepal, you will be required to show a certified driving licence from your country of origin, and you will most likely be asked to provide a passport as well to confirm your data. Some companies may also require you to present an International Driving Licence and so we recommend that you get one and bring it with you during your stay in Nepal. It is normal for the company to ask that you pay the deposit in advance, and you will need a credit card to do so. While it is not illegal for tourists to drive in Nepal, there are currently no car hires in Nepal that offer self-driving deals, so you will need to check the paperwork and clarify who will be driving as it may change the price. It is typical that you are required to pay for a driver when using car hires in Nepal.

What are the rules for driving in Nepal?

If you are looking to use a hired car in Nepal then it is important that you know that you drive on the left-hand side in Nepal. The driver’s seat is typically on the right of the car and overtaking happens on the right. When using Nepal car hires, all passengers are required by law to wear their seatbelt and the driver is not allowed to talk or text on the phone, nor should they be wearing earphones or headphones that may prevent them from hearing well. Drivers are advised to take care when driving as it is very common for pedestrians and animals to cross busy streets without waiting for traffic lights, or in areas where there are no traffic lights. We recommend that you check with each city’s department of motor vehicles for recent law changes, to make sure that you are up-to-date with the current laws, and to keep yourself safe during your time in Nepal.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Nepal?

While there certainly are good offers for some cheap car hires in Nepal, we recommend that you use cars that will be well suited for the landscape and terrain of the country. There are some companies that offer economy car hire options, but we suggest that you try and hire 4x4s or SUVs, as the road quality is generally quite poor in Nepal. There are plenty of potholes and landslides are common. There may even be frequently closed roads during your time in Nepal, particularly during the monsoon season from June to August. Not only will 4x4s and SUVs make your journey safer, especially if they have appropriate tyres, but they can also be fitted with air con and SATNAVS to fight the humidity and heat of Nepal, and make sure you know where you are going on the winding mountainous roads.

What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in Nepal?

When visiting Nepal, it is typically cheapest to hire your car in Kathmandu where rental cars typically will cost around £61/day (0% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest car hire price in Nepal was found in Kathmandu for just £41/day.

What side of the road do you drive on in Nepal?

In Nepal, drivers are expected to drive on the left side of the road.

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