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About Kathmandu Tourism

Anybody who sets foot in Kathmandu is immediately filled with a sort of euphoria that is unique to the capital city of Nepal. With centuries of history bearing down on its streets, buildings and historical architectures, Kathmandu is one of those idyllic tourist destinations where cultural heritage meets urban thoroughfare and gets mingled as one. Kathmandu, Nepal has always taken pride in its well-balanced, harmonious co-existence of Hinduism and Buddhism, and the same reflects in all of its major attractions and points of interest. Being home to at least 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites and the gateway to the greatest of the Himalayan ranges and peaks, Kathmandu is one of the most popular tourist haunts, not only in Nepal but all across the Himalayas.

Mountain Flight in Kathmandu:

This experience on the Kathmandu trip is something one can hardly ever have elsewhere. Nepal is the home to eight of the top ten tallest peaks of the world. From February to April and again from October to November, these peaks can be seen as clear as daylight, from one majestic range after another, set against the azure blue sky. Mountain flight allows tourists to explore these peaks from the closest proximity possible without having to climb them. From Kathmandu, the flight trips will go around viewpoints of Manaslu, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and several other ranges, and even a glimpse of Everest in the distance.

Adventure Sports in Kathmandu:

The high altitudes and pristine climate of Kathmandu city allowed the growth of several adventure activities here. Bungee jumping over the ferocious mountain rivers and rock climbing with proper training are there in Kathmandu all year long. Mountain biking, trekking, paragliding, and white-water rafting are the other adrenaline-pumping, spine-chilling activities that one with a strong heart can indulge in. Trekking is probably the most popular one, and the trails around Kathmandu valley are quite unparalleled in their beauty. While most people immediately think of Everest as the only option from Kathmandu, it is not true. The Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu treks are quite challenging and nerve-testing treks, so are the ones around Dhaulagiri and French Pass.

Major attractions of Kathmandu:

Boudhanath Stupa: It is one of the most sacred sites in Kathmandu and highly revered by Tibetan Buddhists.

Swayambhu Temple: Located on a hilltop in the west of Kathmandu, this is the oldest and most sacred Hindu religious sites in Nepal. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is believed to be an awakened deity by Hindu believers.

Pashupatinath Temple:  Yet another Shiva temple, this shrine is located on the banks of Bagmati River. This too is revered by the Hindus for its spiritual significance.

Durbar Square: This is the main center in the city, located in front of the old royal palace of Nepal.  Tourists come here for spending an evening of strolling, shopping, and people-watching.

Garden of Dreams: A well-curated, pristine neo-classical garden located in Kaiser Mahal, this place is one of utmost beauty and rich architecture in Kathmandu.

Festivals in Kathmandu:

Get on a celebration mode on an excursion to Kathmandu while cherishing some amazing moments during its many festivals. With its list of festivals like: Gai Jatra, Indra Jatra, Dashain, Mani Rimdu and more, Nepal tourism offers an enticing sojourn to its visitors.

Gai Jatra:

A carnival of singing, dancing, and laughter, this festival usually falls in July or August.. It is celebrated to commemorate the death of loved ones. In this festival, family members of the deceased parade on the streets while getting dressed as cows.

Indra Jatra:

Being celebrated in the month of September, this eight-day long festival is one of the most revered and exciting festivals of the Newar community. As hundreds of people gather at the Palace Square for the pole-raising ceremony, the chariot of Kumari can be witnessed while it gets taken out through the streets of Kathmandu.

Besides sightseeing and festivals, if someone who wants to make the best of their Kathmandu travel, various casino places are also suggested while on a tour to this amazing destination. The casino is a traditional business in Kathmandu and is part of the city’s urban culture. For shopping, Thamel in Kathmandu is all one needs to visit. From top to bottom, the place is lined up with a variety of shops during the day and iconic bars, making Kathmandu nightlife a dazzling one.

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Travel to Kathmandu

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By Air

The best way to reach Kathmandu is via boarding a flight from India. Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, located only 6 km away from the city is the busiest and most popular one in the country. It is well-connected with multiple Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune, Bangalore and more, and covers the distance of 800 kms in around 1 hour and 30 minutes. The international terminal connects Kathmandu and consequently Nepal with around 30 cities in Europe and Asia. The best India to Kathmandu flights are mostly operated by Air India and Jet Airways.

By Train

To go from India to Kathmandu via train, one must go through the Delhi-UP route. The nearest railway station to Kathmandu is Gorakhpur in UP which can be easily reached from Delhi. There is no India to Kathmandu Nepal train that reaches the city directly, but this is as close as it gets. There was one between Janakpur in Nepal and Jainagar in India, but the line at present is redundant. From Gorakhpur, the rest of the commute has to be made via road. There are local buses or jeeps to take passengers to the border at Sunauli in 3 hours, and then across the border from Bhairawa, there are overnight buses to Kathmandu.

By Road

There are several roadway connections between India and Kathmandu, and they are quite extensively used by residents of both countries. The Sunaili border crossing, accessible from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh is the busiest India-Nepal border. Raxaul crossing near Patna in Bihar is also frequently used, although the town itself is not a very eventful one. There are direct bus services from Delhi, Varanasi or Raxaul to Kathmandu as well, which take from 7-10 hours to reach Kathmandu depending on the starting location. For people living in the east – West Bengal, Sikkim and north-eastern states of India, the Panitanki border is the best option. There are Kathmandu bus services, jeeps and hired cars from Siliguri in WB and Gangtok in Sikkim. The journey takes around 14-16 hours.

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    Bhupendra Singh

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    Bhupendra's 6 days trip to kathmandu

    I recently traveled to Nepal, covering Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Pokhara. I am very thankful to Mr. Bhagwat for all the arrangements, including Pasupathi Nath Temple Darshan and other famous places. The trip was a dream come true Mr. Bhagwat planned a perfect trip with excellent accommodations. All t
    he transportation was on time with a good cab and driver. Mr. Bhagwat was personally taking care of each and everything, and he was just a phone call away for anything we need. He is a fantastic person who guided us as well for the excellent shopping places. He provided a very dedicated service with proper follow-up. The only regret from this tour that we missed to view Mount Everest our flight got canceled due to bad weather; however, we got all the refunds. Thanks to the Himalayan tour agency, I will highly recommend them to others who are planning their trips to Nepal.
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    Gaurav Ashok Baone

    Hyderabad

    Gaurav's 4 days trip to kathmandu

    We enjoyed our small trip to Kathmandu and Nagarkot. Bhagwat made good arrangements for the trip. His drivers are good and professional. Bhagwat also arranged for our Everest flight at the last moment. We loved the location of Katmandu Arts hotel. It is right in the midst of the market area.
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    Mv Meghana

    Bengaluru

    Mv's 7 days trip to kathmandu

    FANTASTIC agency and guidance for me It was really awesome moment I have enjoyed in pokhara ..with my family moment
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    Venkatasatya Suryanarayana Murty Sripada

    Ahmedabad

    Murty's 9 days trip to kathmandu

    The guidance to choose the proper package and the payment process are smooth and easy. Putting in touch with the chosen local agency to take care of planning details is good. Mr. Bhagwat has provided good local support, provided good drivers.
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    Arjyak Chatterjee

    Kolkata

    Arjyak's 6 days trip to kathmandu

    It is better to go alone in nepal.its a waste of money.i didn't find the tour as per my expectation.not value for money.
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    Ratnateja

    Vijayawada

    Ratnateja's 7 days trip to kathmandu

    Travel Agent given good response. But cab provided for pokhara is not in good condition. Also driver is not cooperative, not understanding our communication which resulted we didn't satisfied that part of the tour which covers 60 percent of our tour, due to that particular cab and driver. The ca
    b given troubles in between mid way of our journey which we feel bad. I suggest next pilgrims should check communication of cab driver and check condition of cab before starting long journeys. Rest travel agent is very cooperative and flexible. Agent is given good response and cooperation in every need. My family enjoyed with Everest mountains drive by flight round trip. It is worth seeing.
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    Niket Saxena

    Delhi

    Niket's 5 days trip to kathmandu

    Fabulous experience. Hotel was very nice. 3 star hotel with all amenities. Staff also very cool and nice. Journey from Kathmandu to pokkhara was very challenging but we enjoyed a lot. Overall an excellent experience and would like to thank to the agent and travel triangle for their help. Sarangkot s
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    Vivek Dwivedi

    Mumbai

    Vivek's 5 days trip to kathmandu

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    Insta Vips

    Mumbai

    Insta's 6 days trip to kathmandu

    The Nepal trip organised by Himalyan Adventure Treks and Tours was surprise for my parents and in laws which was a great experience. The hotels (3* star) was clean and people were very good and helpful. Both Hindi and English language was spoken by the staff which made my parents feel comfortable. F
    ood was Ok but place of stay was superub. Driver named Sagar, who was disciplined and punctual. He drove the car as professional and was good in his work. A very big thanks to Bagwat Ji for organising the memorable tour for my parents in my budget. I would refer him always. A very Big Thank you for this wonderful and memorable trip for my parents. Namaste.
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    Shivangi Singh

    New delhi

    Shivangi's 5 days trip to kathmandu

    everything was good, one hotel in Kathmandu was not as per the pictures sent to me it was not good enough rest the cab services was nice and payment process was easy.

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    What is the currency accepted in Kathmandu?

     

    Nepalese Rupee is accepted in Kathmandu.

    Do people in Kathmandu understand English or Hindi?

     

    Yes. The localites are friendly and understand both English and Hindi.

    Is it easy to enter casinos in Kathmandu?

     

    Yes. Tourists can conveniently enter casinos. However, localites are not allowed.

    Is Indian food easily available in Kathmandu?

     

    Yes. There are a lot of Indian multi-cuisine restaurants in Kathmandu. Kathmandu

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