Our Commitment to Keep You Safe

At Hotel Yak and Yeti, we take the health and safety of our guests, partners, and associates with utmost importance.

The Management Team, in consultation with local health authority, tourism administration and industry associations have established Covid-19 Crisis Management Team and Covid-19 Operational Guidelines in accordance to the recommendations of local as well as national public health authorities.

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Key Highlights of Hotel Yak & Yeti Covid-19 Operational Guidelines

  • We use European standard disinfectants approved by WHO and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) during routine cleaning of all hotel areas.
  • Health and safety trainings are conducted rigorously and regularly at the hotel to keep all our associates updated with the latest guidelines and well trained to handle any situation within the hotel premises.
  • Guests are encouraged to provide travel documents, ID, and Credit Card details prior to arrival via email to assist express and contactless check-in/check-out.
  • Hotel will provide transportation services ensuring thoroughly sanitized vehicle, and driver wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The driver(s) will take regularCovid-19 tests as advised by the local authorities.
  • The hotel has contact tracing and temperature recording process in place for both guests and hotel associates before entering the hotel.
  • Social distancing measures within public spaces are encouraged for both guests and hotel associates. Information regarding Covid-19 shall be displayed at various public locations through various mediums.
  • It is mandatory for all guests and associates to wear mask in the public areas of the hotel.
  • The hotel has created a specific guestroom cleaning checklist and service guidelines to ensure a thoroughly cleaned and sanitized accommodation is availed to all our valued guests when they check in and throughout their stay with us.
  • The hotel has created Food & Beverage Safety Guidelines to ensure health and hygiene standard is maintained from procurement of raw materials,to receiving of procured goods, to preparation, to guest service, and sanitization of outlets and kitchen areas.
  • Hotel will immediately consult one of the local health facility approved by the Government of Nepal (nearby the hotel location)to determine appropriate action if a guest or hotel associate shows symptoms of COVID-19, and take appropriate further action as advised by the experts.
  • Hotel has provision of a separate Isolation Floor to hold guests with symptoms of Covid-19 until medical assistance arrives or for self-quarantine, if required. Only authorized personnel are allowed to access the Isolation Floor and such personnel will be required to adhere to all health and safety measures as mandated by concerned local and national authorities while they are in this floor.

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Hotel Yak and Yeti, is a luxury 5-star deluxe hotel in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal. Modern day sophistication greets cultural heritage in the ample grounds of the 100-year-old palace and newly designed structure of the hotel...

For many centuries, Nepal was cut off from the outside world. Initially it was ruled by the Mallas but dynastic squabbles allowed Prithivi Narayan Shah to establish his Kingdom in Kathmandu. However during his tenure, a young army general, Jung Bahadur Rana...

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Privilege Card

Privilege Card


Don't we all seek value for money these days? The answer being, YES WE DO!!! Hence keeping our ever so loyal guests in mind, Hotel Yak & Yeti bring you benefits and privileges beyond your wildest imagination. These privileges packed with value will keep you coming back for more.

Hotel Yak & Yeti invites you to become an honored member of the Privilege Card Programme.

Privilege Club Card

Card membership fee Nrs. 2,500/-

Club Nirvana members pay only Nrs. 1,500/-

Club membership renewal fee Nrs. 2,500/-


20% discount on Food and Beverage in any Restaurant.

20% discount on Pastry Shop.

25% discount on Beauty Parlor services.

20% discount on Laundry services.

20% discount in Swimming Pool and Tennis Court.

20% discount on Business Center services.

20% discount at Club Nirvana for sauna, steam, massage and body treatments.

Other Privileges

Complimentary usage of Fitness Center for 3-consecutive days during the membership period.

10 hours complimentary Wi-Fi Internet usage.

2 lbs cake on birthday or Anniversary.


The validity of a Privilege Card will be 12-months from the date of issue after which the card may be renewed upon payment of the annual fee.

The Privilege card benefits cannot be carried forward beyond validity of the card.

The above privileges is not applicable from 24 Dec – 31 Dec every year and does not apply during special F&B events.

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Hotel Yak & Yeti is a luxury 5-star hotel in the heart of Kathmandu offering sophisticated comfort and elegance in grounds steeped in history. Located at fashionable Durbar Marg, Yak & Yeti is just minutes from Kathmandu’s best shops and restaurants and central to all of the city’s sights.

The Hotel

On the 27 th September 1977, the Yak & Yeti opened as a 120 room, 5-star hotel – the first of its kind in Nepal. A new wing of an additional 150 rooms was built in harmony with the architectural features of the old palace, Lal Durbar, bringing the room total to 270. The whole hotel is a sumptuous array of beautiful artefacts, art and traditionally crafted fixtures. Attention to detail has been meticulously considered throughout, giving the feeling you aren’t just in a hotel as much as an art gallery or museum. We proudly offer two dining choices – our casual Sunrise Restaurant overlooking the garden and The Chimney, our historic, fine dining restaurant. Over the years the hotel has been upgraded and extended and now boasts a shopping arcade, a swimming pool, two tennis courts and a state of the art fitness center and luxury spa. We also offer a comprehensive business center as well as an exclusive Executive floor and Club Shangri-La. Our club floor provides a boardroom and a lounge for breakfast as well as cocktails every evening.

The History

The original palace, Lal Durbar or Red Palace, is over 100 years old and you can enjoy many of the original heritage interiors that have been lovingly maintained. At the epicentre of the hotel’s rich history, Lal Durbar now hosts a grand ballroom, a casino, banquet rooms and our famous Chimney restaurant. Read more about the full history of the Yak & Yeti’s evolution to its present day splendour.

The Rooms

All 270 rooms at the Yak & Yeti offer comfort and luxury. All the features you would expect from a 5-star hotel, every room is fitted with smoke detectors, safe locks, a desk, LCD TV with satellite reception, tea/coffee making facilities, phone, high-speed internet/wifi and a minibar.


Hotel Yak & Yeti has a variety of dining options catering to any mood as well as our lively bar if you fancy wetting your whistle. Our opulent full American-style buffet breakfast is offered in our coffee shop and for our club guests a continental buffet breakfasts is served at our Club Lounge. Our fitness area and gardens offer a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, tennis courts and jogging track. Our Nirvana Spa includes a variety of treatment packages, with massage rooms and sauna. Hotel Yak & Yeti proudly offers "The Lal Durbar Convention Center", the ultimate venue for meetings, conferences and exhibitions in Kathmandu and an all-time favorite destination for luxury weddings. The hotel also offers customary laundry, dry cleaning and beauty services. The reception is open 24 hours to serve our guests, and we have night time security. Airport transfers are available.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Please read these terms and condition of use carefully before using or obtaining any materials, information, products or services through this website, you agree to accept, without limitation or qualification, all of these terms and condition of use.. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions of Use, please exit this website immediately. Ownership This website provides information on Yak & Yeti Hotel Ltd. Access to and use of the Web Sites is subject to any specific terms and conditions set forth on the individual pages within the Web Sites and these Terms and Conditions of Use (collectively, the "Terms"), and all applicable laws and regulations, including laws and regulations governing copyright and trademark. We reserve the right at any time to change any of the terms and conditions contained herein or any information contained in the Web Sites. Any such changes will appear on the individual pages of the Web Sites and/or on this screen. By using the Web Sites, you agree in advance to accept any such changes. Privacy Your use of the Web Sites is subject to the Coroprate Privacy Policy. Use of Website You may only use the Web Sites if you are at least 18 years of age and can enter into binding contracts (our site is not available for use by minors). You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords, login and account information. You will be financially accountable for all uses of the Web Sites by you and anyone using your password and login information. You may only use the Web Sites to make legitimate reservations. You may not use the Web Sites: to make any false, fraudulent or speculative reservation or any reservation in anticipation of demand; to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law; or for any other purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions of Use. We may, at any time and without advance notice or liability, terminate or restrict your access to all or any component of the Web Sites. Promotional Information We may make information regarding specific programs, offers or promotions, which we are conducting, available on the Web Sites. Any such program, offer or promotion is subject to the specific terms, conditions and restrictions listed on the Web Sites in connection with such program, offer or promotion. We reserve the right to alter or withdraw any program, offer or promotion at any time. Each program, offer and promotion is void where prohibited by law. Please refer to and read carefully the terms, conditions and restrictions included on the Web Sites in connection with each program, offer or promotion. Availability The Web Sites are available worldwide to anyone with Internet access. However, the Web Sites may not be continuously available due to maintenance or repairs or due to computer problems or crashes, disruption in Internet service or other unforeseen circumstances. The Web Sites contain information on Hotel Yak & Yeti’s products and services. The content of the Web Sites, including advertising content, is intended for use and display only where its use and display are permissible in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Each product or service is void where prohibited by law. General The Terms apply to your use of the Web Sites, including all transactions you effect through the Web Sites. If a court finds any of the Terms to be unenforceable or invalid, the unenforceable or invalid Term will be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law and the other Terms will remain valid and enforceable. The Terms, together with the Corporate Privacy Policy and the items made a part of these Terms by reference, make up the entire agreement between us relating to your use of the Web Sites, and replaces any prior understandings or agreements (whether oral or written) regarding your use of the Web Sites. Warranty Disclaimer Your use of the websites is at your own risk. The websites are provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of the title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, other than those warranties which are imposed by and incapable of exclusion, restriction or modification under the laws applicable to this agreement. Limitation of Liability Neither us nor any of our subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, agents, representatives or licensors shall be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury or any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or similar damages arising out of your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, the websites or any materials, opinions or recommendations of third parties on the websites. This limitation applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damage. In jurisdictions that do not allow the exclusion or imitation of incidental or consequential damages, our liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law. You hereby waive any and all claims against us and our subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, agents, representatives and licensors arising out of your use of the websites or any materials, opinions or recommendations of third parties on the websites. Links We do not review or monitor any web sites linked to this website and are not responsible for the content of any such linked web sites. Your linking to such web sites is at your own risk. In addition, you agree not to link your web site or any other third party web site to the Web Sites without our express prior written consent

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Art Collection

The artist

Rolf A. Kluenter graduated from the State Academy of Fine Arts, Dusseldorf, Germany. He has been a resident artist in Nepal since 1982 and regularly exhibits in Europe, U.S.A. and Australia. Rolf A. Kluenter is known for his exploration texture and form in the various mediums of wood, clay, and handmade paper. A long time student of Buddhism, Kluenter gained his inspiration for the Radheshyam Saraf Collection from a conversation he had with a Tibetan Rinpoche.

Art Collection

Among its many distinctions, as a former palace, a five star deluxe hotel, as a business destination, a rendezvous for superb dining, or for fantastic cultural events, the Hotel Yak and Yeti further honors Nepal's contemporary cultural-historical traditions in its premiere art exhibitions.

The exclusive Radheshyam Saraf Art Collection is now on display in the business center and Club Shangrila. The heritage of contemporary impressions and age-old traditions meets in artist Rolf A Kluenter's bold calligraphic chalk sketches. Explore space, symbol and Tibetan Buddhist discipline in the densely textured handmade paper and resonating icons of the collection. The Fifth Seal is the literature component of the Radheshyam Saraf Art Collection. Radheshyam Saraf, a long time promoter of fine arts and cultural heritage of the Himalayan region, was dedicated The Fifth Seal and the collection by his son, Arun Saraf. The Fifth Seal, available at the Yak and Yeti, is a collection of essay's from western scholars of repute who consider the development and structure of the different scripts the artist Rolf A. Kluenter uses in his work. The compilation and editing of the catalog was done by Andreas Kretschmar, executive director of Art Network International, Scholar of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, and a resident of Nepal since 1985.

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Executive Leadership

About me

About me

Max Gibson

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What I do

Design / Photography / Web Design


March 15, 1985

Follow me

2012 / 2016


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Web Design

Brand Styles Guides

Print Design


2009 / 2012

Web Designer, Upmedia

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Branding & Identity

Web Design

Mobile Design


2004 / 2008

BFA Graphic Design

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Brand Development


Studio Work


My Skills


Brand Research

Web Design

Print Design


Full Corporate Identity


B&W and Color


Analogue & Digital


Proficient in CSS/LESS

Good HTML and PHP skills

Basic JavaScript Knowledge

My Clients

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Anatalya Airlines


Anne Taylor


Beatrix Watches

b.co. Company


Boudoir Clothes

Brandon Welsh


Carolin Jennings


Cyber Magazin



Dolce Vita

Dolores Motors


Eden Restaurant

EOS Society

E-Learn Kids




Fun & Move


Guess Who

Globe Association

Govanni Armani


Hugo Jobs

Hard Street

Harvard University




Jill Vance

Johanson Handsome

Joe's Coffee

Jimmy Sue


Kentucky Chicken

Kirkland & Co.




Luther & Clark


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  • Excellent Location & Stay

    "Visited Kathmandu on business tour & stayed in this hotel. The rooms have centralized AC with temperature control switch. Has a flat TV, minibar and all such amenities in the room. Garden facing rooms have excellent view. In all excellent experience"

    - Vasudev68

  • Lovely hotel and staff in the heart of the city

    "Really enjoyed the amenities and the staff is all so kind and service oriented - very centrally located and convenient for dining, shopping and tours. Beautiful gardens and relaxing lounge as well as a wide variety of food options - the best hotel service I have encountered anywhere!"

    - MelanieK0131

  • returning to my home from home

    "as the title says this is my home from home while in Nepal as ever I love this hotel returned in 2017 for Dashain festival time as ever my guide was Uttara fantastic lady also used Vespa valley for a vespa ride around Kathmandu fantastic food safari. As a footnote this is the hotel Beck Weathers used to recover after the ill fated climb on Everest"

    - travelingchefEngland


Paryatak Marg, Durbar Marg,
Ward no. 1, Kathmandu District,
Province 3, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 4248999, 4240520
Fax: +977 1 4227781, 4227782
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