|Safe to drink?||No||The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)||$0.31|
Can You Drink Tap Water in Kathmandu?
No, tap water is not drinkable.
According to WHO data, 89% of Nepal cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.
Tap water by country
- Water Quality Rating:
- < 20%
- 20% - 39%
- 40% - 59%
- 60% - 79%
- 80% - 100%
What Do People In Kathmandu Think About The Tap Water?
Travelers and residents of Kathmandu have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data.
A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.
|Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility||72%||High|
|Water Pollution||81%||Very High|
|Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility||28%||Low|
|Water Quality||19%||Very Low|
Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.
Check tap water safety for other cities in Nepal
- Siddharthanagar (Bhairawa) & Sunauli
- Tansen (Palpa)
- Narayangarh & Bharatpur
- Bhimdatta (Mahendranagar)
- Lalitpur (Patan)
- Janakpurdham (Janakpur)