Metered taxis are found in larger towns such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, and these can be hired for both local and long-distance journeys. Metered taxis have black license plates; private cars that operate as taxis for long-distance routes have red plates.
Taxis can be flagged down anywhere, and they wander at official stops in tourist destinations such as Bhaktapur and Patan. On most routes, taxi drivers will refuse to use the meter – this is often an attempt to overcharge tourists, but it may also reflect rising fuel costs and traffic delays. If a driver refuses to use the meter, try another taxi.
Autorickshaw & Cycle-Rickshaw
Cycle-rickshaws are common in the old part of Kathmandu and in towns in the Terai, and they provide an atmospheric way to explore the crowded and narrow streets. Prices are highly negotiable.
Bus and Microbus
The other means of transportation highly used in Nepal are local buses and microbuses. They follow certain routes and stops wherever desired by the customer.