Planning to travel to Nepal? Contemplating amazing adventure in Nepal? I am sure there are many articles on backpacking and travels guides. But arguably, there are very few articles on must-have apps if you are traveling to Nepal.
Whether you are trekking to the mountains or staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara or Chitwan, these apps will surely help you a lot. Make sure to download these apps before you are in Nepal- must-have apps for tourists in Kathmandu.
Hamro Patro’s English-Nepali Dictionary, downloaded by more than 1 million users, is a two-way dictionary- English to Nepali and Nepal to English. This app helps you find English and Nepali words and convert them into English or Nepali. You can also hear the word and learn to speak.
This app also includes games to help you learn quicker. These word games are fun to play. One of the games I loved is Quiz- it helps you learn Nepali words and their meanings.
This app has more than 20,000 English word meanings and 30,000 Nepali word meanings, including advanced-level words. A notable feature is that you can use it offline.
Download Link: Hamro Patro English-Nepali Dictionary
If you want to use the Nepali-version of Uber, Tootle is here for you. If you want to commute around Kathmandu, Tootle is the best option for you, unless you want to haggle with taxi drivers or struggle to catch local buses, which is obviously worrisome.
Tootle is a rideshare app for motorbikes as well as cab (recently introduced), which allows you to match with a biker or cab to share a ride. All you need to do is download the app, enter your pick up and drop off locations, and request riders to give a pillion ride.
The price (which is affordable) for the ride is calculated by the app, and you are requested to pay in cash at the end of the ride, or you may pay through eSewa. This app has made transportation easier, convenient, and affordable for everyone who hates to travel in crowded public vehicles and who wants to avoid overpriced taxis.
Download Link: Tootle App
If you’re in Kathmandu and want to order food from hundreds of popular restaurants at your doorstep, Foodmandu is your answer. Be it Caramel Cake, Newari items, or Cheese Burger, Foodmandu will do it for you.
You just can’t visit every restaurant and scan the menu to find your meal for the day. Right? Instead, download the app and get your food delivered to your room.
Download Link: Foodmandu
And if you love to try home-cooked foods, Foodmario is there for you. Not every time and not everyone wants to try foods from restaurants. Sometimes your stomach aches for home-cooked meals too. Established in 2017, Foodmario delivers home-cooked foods made by passionate home chefs.
Undoubtedly, home-cooked foods are delicious and healthy. You can order everything from dal-bhat to momo and Kim Bab. You can order from more than 1770 dishes, cooked by more than 134 home chefs.
Download Link: Foodmario
As the name suggests, Maps.me is an app that helps you navigate different places and driving directions via maps. This app is trusted by over 140 million travelers worldwide. This app best serves as a travel guide with detailed and entirely offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation.
You can also search through different categories, like hospitals, restaurants, cafes, ATMs, and public transports. Besides, this app offers location sharing via text messages or social media platforms.
Download Link: Maps.me
Oyo is all about booking a hotel. Oyo is South-Asia’s largest hotel chain with more than 300000 hotels in South Asian countries, including Nepal. Through this app, you can book hotels and compare hotel prices, reviews, and ratings. Whether you want a luxury room or budget room, you can do it online with the Oyo app.
You can book now and pay later. Reserve your room and pay at the time of check-in. Before you book the room, you can browse hotel photos, check the features, reviews, and ratings.
Download Link: Oyo
Trekking in Nepal
Honeyguide’s “Trekking in Nepal” is by far one of the comprehensive guide-app for trekkers who wants to trek in Nepal. Covering 4 of the major trekking areas of Nepal: Everest Region Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Region Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Ghorepani Poon Hill Region Trek, this app has in-depth information on the travel itinerary, safety procedures, landscapes, cultures, flora, and fauna, and others.
One of the prominent features is Alavanche Alert. Yes, Avalanche Alert- it will alert you when you enter avalanche-prone areas.
There are many unique features, including but not limited to, mountain finder, equipment checklist, map function, and GPS tracking. Other interesting features include detailed lodge information and Placecards.
Download Link: Trekking in Nepal
Some other must-have apps for tourists in Nepal are: