Lazimpat

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4.0
Overall

Overall average rating.

5.0
Safety

This neighborhood is very safe.

3.0
Food

There is a balanced amount of good restaurants.

3.0
Cost

Okay cost of living.

4.0
Remote work

This neighborhood has a good amount of places to work outside the house.

The Lazimpat area is named after Lazimpat Road, which heads north from Thamel. Like Jhamsikhel in Lalitpur, Lazimpat is home to many mid- and long-term foreign residents of Kathmandu because of the concentration of international offices and embassies, including the British, U.S., Australian, Indian, and Japanese embassies. Remote workers can find good-quality longer-term accommodation in the streets leading off from Lazimpat Road. Security tends to be tight around here because of the embassies and diplomatic staff, so it’s a safe neighborhood.

There aren’t any particular attractions in Lazimpat, but the neighborhood is close to Thamel—a short drive or a half-hour walk, depending on how far up Lazimpat Road you go. It’s also conveniently located for making trips to Budhanilkantha and the Shivapuri National Park, on the northern edge of Kathmandu. Just hop in a taxi or microbus and keep traveling north up the road (Lazimpat Road turns into Maharajgunj Road). The Reclining Vishnu statue in Budhanilkantha is worth the trip, and the Shivapuri National Park is a great place to hike at the weekend if you don’t have time to travel deeper into the Himalaya. Lazimpat also has a number of formal coworking spaces, which are ideal for longer-term residents.

Elen Turner
November 14, 2022
1.0
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Elen Turner is a New Zealand-based travel writer and editor (at present) who is married to a Nepali and goes back at every chance. She’s the co-author of two Lonely Planet guidebooks.

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