Driving Rules in Nepal

Nepal is rich in culture and has breathtaking landscapes. From Kathmandu Valley to Mount Everest and more. Better book for your own car to drive, and feel like the country is your own. Here’s a few reminder about traffic rules you must follow.

Important Reminders:

  • Vehicles are driven on the left side.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must for everyone.
  • Hands-free is a must.  Take your phone away.
  • Drink and drive is not being tolerated.
  • A speed limit of 80 km/h for both urban and rural areas.
  • People with hearing disability are not allowed to drive.
  • The number of passengers allowed in a car must not exceed its seating capacity.
  • Most roads do not have lane markings. Drive attentively and defensively at all times.
  • Honking is allowed.
  • Traffic jams are very common in major city roads.
  • Be sure to have early warning device, fire extinguisher, first aid kit and reflective vest in your car.

Driving in the Winter

Driving in this country in winter can be challenging. Snow chains are required from December to February. Likewise, please be informed that from June to September, many of the mountain and hill roads are impassable. Keep your emergency kits handy at all times. As long as you’re prepared, you’re good to go.


You can Get Your International Driver’s License and that’s valid in Nepal. Several companies abroad support this Int’l Driving License applicable to drive in Nepal.

सुरक्षित गाडी चलाउन सिक्न र ड्राइभिङ्ग लाइसेन्स परीक्षा ट्रायलको लागि आजै बुढाथोकी ड्राइभिङ्ग लाई सम्पर्क गर्नुहोस ।

Budhathoki Driving School Contact
📱 9841234552, 9818691550 (Kathmandu)
📱 9851158870, 9818961896 (Itahari)