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Travel & Resources: NEPAL

Please help us keep our Nepal listings up-to-date. Special thanks to ashutosh, englishhungt, vickon, Eric, Sony, Alex, Bir Lama and Sunil!

Advisory: Nepal is one of the most open and liberal countries in Asia for LGBT rights. Since 2006, Nepal is a secular state where the LGBT community is visible in its diverse culture. Nepal has become very progressive towards the identity and issues of LGBT, becoming the first country in the region to decriminalize existing laws against gay sex.

In a landmark verdict in 2007, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the government to end discriminatory practices against its estimated 350,000 LGBT citizens and paved the way for equal rights. In 2011, Nepal added third gender categories to its census and citizenship cards.

Nepal's constitution, endorsed by its parliament on Sep 16, 2015, states that sexual and gender minorities may not be discriminated against by state or judiciary.

General Information

Articles and Publications

  • Blue Diamond Weekly
      GPO Box 8975, EPC No. 5119, Kathmandu, Nepal

      An LGBT zine open to all genres and all types of work related to LGBT issues: short stories, poetry, essays, how-to articles, book reviews, STD and HIV/AIDS materials. Works both in English and Nepali languages are accepted.
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    Blue Diamond Society
  • AIDS/HIV organizations and information
  • Blue Diamond Society (BDS)
      Shiv Bhakta Marg: 344, Lazimpat, Kathmandu
      +977-1 444-3350, 444-5147, email

      Blue Diamond Society was founded in 2001 in an effort to address the needs of Nepal's GLBT sexual minorities including Meta, Dohori, Ta, Hijra, Singaru, Fulumulu, Kothi, Kotha, Strian, Maugia, Panthi and others. BDS offers community-based sexual health, HIV/AIDS, and advocacy services for local networks of sexual minorities. It provides a drop-in center (DIC), outreach work and clinical referrals for its constituents.
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Travel Services

KATHMANDU -- area code +977-1

General Information

    Population is over 2 million (that's about 80,000 Utopians).

Travel Services

    Holiday Houseboys UTOPIA VERIFIED DEC 2018
      WhatsApp: +94-76 630 1069, email

      Kathmandu is the starting point for many excursions within Nepal, but as a city, Kathmandu has a lot to offer. There are gay friendly coffee shops and bars, as well as experiencing the historical significantce of its famous Durbar square. Be sure to try their traditional food, too - a banquet of spicy aromatic dishes. Select a personal city tour guide to show you around. Speaking the local language, your guide will look after your safety and welfare, as well as ensure that you get the best deals and local flavor. He does the bargaining for you, carries your shopping, and makes sure you won't get ripped off. He will schedule each day based on your personal interests. Holiday Houseboys is all about getting the most out of your holiday with a friendly local guy.
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      "Being an artist wanting to visit and see contemporary art galleries, it came obviously clear a guide was going to be needed to help navigate the chaotic beauty that is Kathmandu. In my search for the adventure I stumbled across Holiday Houseboys. Checking out their profiles the difficult decision was made: Nishan, who was a painter himself. Contact was made and Nishan took control resulting in a very satisfying and great day that exceeded my expectations. Nishan is a very pleasant, eager-to-please, and friendly young man and I would not hesitate in recommending him and I look forward to using Holiday Houseboys on further trips." -- Graeme, Dec 10, 2018

Popular Spots

Bars and Clubs

    • Café Mitra
        Thamel (near Hotel Pisang/ Tara Guest House)
        (977-1) 425-9015, email

        Popular with expat gays. Service is gay-friendly, prices are above average. Interiors and definitely has the queer eye.
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    • Fire Club

    • Maya

    • Pink Tiffany UTOPIA VERIFIED FEB 2019
        Saat Ghumti, Thamel

        The city's first LGBT bar and restaurant. Created by the gorgeous Meghna Lama, a transgender woman who has been portrayed in a documentary film. The place features nightly live music by local bands that serenade with Nepali, Bollywood and Western pop and it attracts a large number of dance queens. Meghna herself is a fantastic dancer. You can enjoy a dinner here with a menu of local and international food. An intoxicating place in the heart of this mythical city.
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Meeting Places

    • Ratna Park vicinity UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUL 2015

        Ratna Park, the local meeting place, has been completely reorganized and cleaned, and there's now an admission fee of RPS$25, which killed all activity there (furthermore, the park is closed at sunset). All the cruising has moved to the surroundings of the park itself: after dark, some discreet cruising in the open area south of Ratna Park, in the adjacent toilet (urinals, RPS$5, some discrete action there while the keeper closes his eyes), the adjacent overpaths (especially the big overpath at the northeast corner of Ratna Park. BUT, always beware of hustlers (males and shemales), police, etc, and NEVER carry any valuables. Mostly poor to middle class men, including students.
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