Kathmandu’s historic wonder, Nepal’s finest hotel

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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  • 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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