Taxes & Refunds

Most midrange and top end hotels and restaurants add 13% VAT and then a 10% service charge.

It is possible for tourists to get the value added tax (VAT) refunded on consumer goods but it’s an ordeal and is probably only relevant if you’ve made a major purchase, for example buying a new camera on New Rd in Kathmandu. For more information, see the website of Tribhuvan International Airport (