Things to do in Kathmandu
Best things to do in Kathmandu
Things to do in Kathmandu
Kathmandu; capital city is where you'll most likely end up first in Nepal, the most international visitors first destination Kathmandu is an incredibly busy, beautiful, energetic and full of temples; also known as city of temples. It is sure temple comes across one every mile in Kathmandu. Most of the temples and architects still recovering from the devastating effects of 2015 earthquake, but even so, there are endless side streets and medieval relics to explore.
These top things to do in Kathmandu encompass world heritage sites (7 out of 10), architecture, culture, spirituality, and shopping.
Visit Swayambhunath Monkey Temple
Swayambhunath, one of the oldest religious sites in Nepal was founded around 5th century,is also known as monkey temple as the premises of the temple is mobbed by monkeys.
Bhaktapur durbar square is a UNESCO world heritage site located in Bhaktapur district,13 km east of Kathmandu.The square reflects the culture and tradition of medival age or Malla regime in Nepal, and one of the most frequently visited tourist destinations of Kathmandu.
Visit the Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupati Temple is one of the Shiva Dhams where every Hindu wishes to visit at least once in a life time and is the most idiolised pilgrimage in Nepal. Encompassing the area of 264 hectares together with 518 temples and monuments, the temple lies on the bank of Bagmati River.
Explore the Boudhanath Stupa
Bouddhanath Stupa, located about 10km north east of Kathmandu is believed to be built in the 14th century and due to its majestic appearance and outstanding architecture it has been enlisted in UNESCO world heritage site since 1979.
Go for a Night out in Thamel
Thamel ,small city in the heart of Kathmandu has been a celebrated tourist destination mostly after hippie discovered this sweet haven that quenched their thirst of peace and love.
Shop at the Ason and Mangal Bazaars
You can find everythin from the street food, spices, gifts and everyday goodies.This thriving area of Kathmandu is a buggiest place that’ll tickle each of your senses.
Explore the Narayanhiti Palace Museum
Narayanhiti Museum is a former Royal palace that served as abode of Shah Kings for a long period of time. After revolutionary political changes, Nepal went from monarchy to republic nation and the ex-king had to handover the palace to the government which in turn was transformed into museum in 2010.
Chandragiri Hills Cable Car
Chadragiri is a hillstation located south west of Kathmandu at an altitude of about 2600m and the easiest way to reach the top of the hill is through 2.5km long ropeway, cable car.
One of the favourite food of Nepalese it a type of dumpling that’s totally inexpensive and delicious. Originally it was derived from Tibet but now it becomes neposized totally. And the Newar community that made this dish so popular in Nepal.
Visit Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar square is one of the three UNESCO listed world heritage durbar squares of Kathmandu valley and lies in Lalitpur district. The square is loaded with temples, palaces, monuments and stupas,the stupas are believed to be built by Emperor Ashoka.
Walk around the Basantapur Durbar Square
Basantapur Durbar Square literally means an area in a square which is inundated by architectures, statues and ancient art and culture,among many durbar squares.
Flight of the Mt. Everest
You will get the chance to witness the tallest mountain ranges of the world including Mt. Everest. Trip starts early in the morning, flies over the Himalayas during this 1 hour of spectacular scenic flight.
Take an Adventurous Day Trip Nagarkot
Nagarkot ancient fort installed to combat foreign invasion of Kathmandu valley now has been one of the leading retreats in the proximity of Kathmandu. Located 32 Km east of Kathmandu or Bhaktapur Nagarkot lies at a altitude of about 2200m above the sea level.
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