“Life is meant for great adventures with close friends.”
What better place there is for adventure than Nepal? Our 6 days in Kathmandu were a gala of fun, adventure, and gambling at casinos.
Nepal is one favorite destination for trekking and it’s not only Mount Everest there are tons of other places as well for various activities including trekking, If you go to Pokhara there is trekking, bungee, river rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, zip flying and much more. But what enticed me and my friends were the casinos. Being casino lovers, we found this destination the best match for our all guys escapade.
Here is a detailed account of our 6 days in Kathmandu.
Details Of Kathmandu Trip
Trip Type: Group of friends
Trip Duration: 5N/6D
Trip Cost: INR 120,200
No. of persons: 6
Inclusions: Airport transfers, accommodation, cab with driver
Exclusions: Flights, casino
Kathmandu Itinerary Of 6 Days
Day 1: Arrive in Nagarkot
Day 2: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 3: Visit Pashupatinath Temple
Day 4: Shopping at Thamel Market
Day 5: Casino
Day 6: Back to Pavilion (Delhi)
Weather In Kathmandu In June
The weather in June was pretty nice. Though it was windy in Kathmandu and it rained almost everyday, we didn’t mind. Nagarkot was amazing since it was nestled amidst the mountains. We sat on the upper Deck in the evenings to enjoy salubrious weather and breathtaking views of the valley. It was a tonic to our eyes.
Best Experiences On Trip To Kathmandu
Here are the most memorable experiences we had on our trip to Kathmandu. I suggest you to include these experiences to your itinerary for a fun holiday with friends.
Casinos was our ultimate why we took an all boys trip to Kathmandu. My friends and I enjoy gambling. So, we thought of testing out luck at the casino in the hotel we were staying in Kathmandu. It was a wonderful experience as one does not have back in India. We also enjoy a buffet dinner at the casino. It was truly a gala. And, my friends owe me a lot of money. Lol!
2. Pashupatinath Temple
Our visit to Pashupatinath Temple on one of the 6 days in Kathmandu was truly serene. Being in the premises puts you at peace and at the same time make you ponder about the circle of life. The temple holds an important place in the lives of Hindus. People come to cremate their loved ones at this temple. It is believed that if the body is given a bath in the river and then cremated, it is released from the cycle of reincarnation and attains moksha.
3. Mount Everest Helicopter Tour
We had an amazing experience on the last day of the trip where we took mountain flight to Mount Everest. It feels still fresh in our minds while writing as if we were there yesterday. It’s a 40 minutes flight where they take you around Mount Everest and other peaks. I can’t even begin to describe how surreal was the view from the top. It was like a dream come true.
Accommodation In Kathmandu
In Nagarkot, we stayed in Club Himalaya which I feel was one of the best properties during our 6 days in Kathmandu in terms of the interiors. The lobby of the hotel was unique in every sense. The hotel had a swimming with a Jacuzzi in the middle of it. The upper deck offered lush views of the valley which was serene to look at. Nagarkot is a 2 hour drive from Tribhuvan Airport Kathmandu. The only hiccup was the road as it was not so good.
In Kathmandu, we stayed at the Hotel Shangri La. It’s a huge property with all the modern amenities like spa, swimming pool etc. It is nicely situated in the CBD. It also had a 24*7 casino inside the hotel premises. The rooms were very cozy and spacious with a mini bar and a flat screen tv.
Food In Kathmandu
During 6 days in Kathmandu, we ate most of the time either in the hotel where we were staying or at the casinos. They don’t charge for food and beverages in the casinos. The food at the casino was served in a buffet system which was good.
We shopped at a supermarket where we bought lots of imported chocolates. We also shopped at some local market called Thalem Market from where we bought souvenirs for our families and friends.
Kathmandu Travel Tips
This is what all we could gather from our 6 days in Kathmandu and are happy to pass fellow travelers visiting Nepal anytime soon.
- Wear comfortable shoes.
- If you are visiting Kathmandu in June, then pack an umbrella or raincoat since it’s monsoon time.
- Carry your passport and proper IDs for authentication.
- Try Nepali thali to experience Nepalese cuisine at its best. Both veg and non-veg options are available.
- Kathmandu is a crowded place. So, keep your patience.
- Thamel is a great place to stay. Choose any good property in Thamel.
What To Pack For Kathmandu For 6 Days Trip
If you are wondering what to wear on Kathmandu trip, do not forget to pack a rain suit since it is monsoon season in June. Also, carry a light sweater for the evenings. The temperature ranges between 20-26 degrees Celsius in June. In my suggestion, the best time to travel to Kathmandu is from late September to December. You will also have plenty of avenues to enjoy adventure sports like bungee jumping, ziplining, trekking, etc. So, you should be prepared accordingly.
How To Reach Kathmandu
We were all flying from different cities. So, we decided to gather in Delhi from where we took an early morning Air India flight from Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Our delhi to Kathmandu flight was a one hour fifty minutes long. Delhi to Kathmandu distance by air is approximately 813 km.
Our 6 days in Kathmandu were truly splendid. Whoever thinks that there is not much to do here should definitely take a trip to Nepal and indulge in all the adventure activities this country has to offer. Nepal is so beautiful and adventurous at the same time. It truly is a delight to explore this Asian country at your own pace. Religion, adventure, delicious cuisine, you get so many avenues to explore.
Commonly Asked Questions By Travelers
A. Thamel area and Durbar Square are the most popular areas in Kathmandu for shopping. You could also go to Lazimpat and the New Road market for shopping souvenirs.
A. You can simply take a boat ride to reach the temple on the lake.
A. Goddess Varahi is the presiding deity at Lord Barahi Temple.
A. Trekking, bungee jumping, and private bike tour are some of the best outdoor activities that you can do in Kathmandu.