Places To Visit In Kathmandu
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Tourist Places In Kathmandu
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal as well as the largest metropolis in Nepal. The Kathmandu Valley includes the towns of Madhyapur, Lalitpur, Thimi, Kirtipur, and Bhaktapur and has a total population of about five million people.
Kathmandu has been the center of Nepal's art, history, culture, and economy over many centuries. Kathmandu is the home of Newars and is the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas. Tourism forms an essential part of the economy. Kathmandu points of interest include the 7 world heritage sites which include Durbar Square, Patan and Bhaktapur, Stupas, Hanuman Dhoka, Swayambhunath, Changu Narayan, Boudhanath and Pashupati Temple.
The temperature in Kathmandu is usually warm throughout the day and cool and pleasant at night and in the morning. The average summer temperature ranges from 28 to 30 °C and Kathmandu weather is winter is about 10.1°C (50.2 °F).
ADVENTURE- Kathmandu has various places where one can indulge in adventurous activities. Trekking, Rock climbing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Camping and water sports activities are among the top adventures which the city of Kathmandu is filled with. Kathmandu comprises varied adventure life and is a must visit place for the adventure lovers. People who love excitement and thrill can also try out paragliding, zip-line tour and river rafting here.
NIGHTLIFE- Kathmandu is one of the best cities where you can experience a wonderful nightlife. It is full of pubs, bars, and nightclubs such as Moksh Bar, Neon Pubs, etc. where you can spend the night dancing away and enjoying along with your group of friends. These pubs offer high-quality grooving music which will make you dance merrily on peppy numbers and jazz music. They offer a cozy atmosphere best proven to release stress and fill you with energy and happiness. The place is best meant for refreshing the body and mind from workload and hectic schedules.
Kathmandu sightseeing tour includes various places such as:
1. Temple Visits
Kathmandu has a rich and diverse Hindu culture and one can witness this by visiting the famous temples of Kathmandu. Kathmandu attractions include Boudhanath Stupa which is amongst the largest stupas in the world. The popular Pashupatinath Temple and Dakshinkali are other beautiful temples. These Hindu temples reflect the stunning architecture and Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and other deities are worshipped here. Exploring these temples give an amazing and unique social and cultural experience to the visitors.
2. Monastery Visits
Kathmandu is filled with beautiful Buddhist monasteries and temples as it has a blend of Hindu and Buddhist culture. The Swayambhunath Monastery is a legendary Buddhist Shrine. The stupa at the Boudhanath Monastery has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Namo Buddha Monastery, Kopan Monastery, and Lumbini, where Lord Buddha was born, are other must-visit monasteries.
3. Swayambhunath Stupa
This stupa is situated on a hilltop in the Kathmandu Valley. The place has magnificent architecture and is covered with numerous trees. The place consists of the main stupa, temples, shrines, museum, monastery and a library. This temple is a major Kathmandu attraction as it has been painted in a form resembling the eyes and eyebrows of Lord Buddha along with the number 1 painted as the nose in local script. This is an absolutely pleasant sight to the eyes.
4. Durbar Square
Exploring Kathmandu is incomplete without visiting this place. It has also been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and stands to face the former Kathmandu Palace Kingdom. Durbar Square is famous for the works portrayed here by the craftsmen and artisans. The palace is beautifully decorated, showcasing Nepalese culture wonderfully. The place comprises museum and is also home to Kumari Chowk. The place has a cage containing Kumari, a girl who had been selected as the human reincarnation of Goddess Durga. Thus, this is a must visit place in Kathmandu.
5. Hanuman Dhoka
This place is a part of the Durbar Square. Hanuman Dhoka comprises of numerous buildings which include the Shah Dynasty and the royal Malla king palaces. The place is spread over an area of 5 acres and has a tall statue of Lord Hanuman at the entrance. The place derives its name from this Hindu God itself. ‘Dhoka’ in the Nepali language means “gate” or “door”. The door serves as the entrance to the Mul Chok, Nasal Chok and Mohan Chok. Tribhuvan Museum, portraying King Tribhuvan’s royal belongings are displayed and exhibited here.
Thamel In Kathmandu
Thamel is the hotspot for tourists in Kathmandu. Thamel neighbourhood first became popular during the 1970-80s when hippie culture took over Kathmandu. Unconventional travellers, living out of their backpacks came in the Nepalese capital in hordes, and they all made Thamel their resident hub while in the city. Over the deca...
- Local market
Kathmandu Valley In Kathmandu
Kathmandu Valley is the heartbeat of Nepal and one of the most visited destinations all along the Himalayas. Located at the momentous crossroads of all the ancient civilizations of Asia, Kathmandu Valley has always been the silent spectator of the regimes that rose and fell in China over the head and India down below. But i...
- Kathmandu Valley
Kopan Monastery In Kathmandu
Kopan Monastery is an educational and spiritual institution, located on the outskirts of Kathmandu city near the Boudhanath Stupa in the valley region. Although it looks quite antique, its foundation was laid only in the last century. Lamas Thubten Yeshe and Thubten Zopa Rinpoche bought the land on which Kopan Monastery sta...
Durbar Square In Kathmandu
Out of the three Durbar Squares of Kathmandu Valley, the one in Kathmandu is the most visited one in terms of tourists. Kathmandu Durbar Square and the other two at Bhaktapur and Patan are three of the seven UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Kathmandu Valley. The Durbar square once served as the courtyard for the royal...
- Durbar Square
Boudhanath Stupa In Kathmandu
Boudhanath Stupa, with its colossal white mandala set against the beautiful landscape of the Himalayas, is the most important Buddhist stupa in Nepal. The original construction is as old as 600 AD. The Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo is said to have constructed it as homage to Avalokiteshvara, back when he had converted to Budd...
- Boudhanath temple
Chandragiri In Kathmandu
Less than an hour’s drive away from Kathmandu city, Chandragiri hilltop is a mesmerising tourist location, enriched with equal amounts of natural beauty and cultural significance. The view of the entire Kathmandu valley can be seen from up there. It is said to be so beautiful that when King Ranjit Malla had to leave his kin...
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Langtang National Park In kathmandu
Langtang National Park in Nepal is one of the places still untouched and untarnished by all the urbanisation. Established in 1976, this protected area covers the districts of Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchok in Central Nepal Himalayas. Langtang National Park shares its northern and eastern borders with Qomolangma National ...
- National Park
Pashupatinath Temple In Kathmandu
Pashupatinath Temple, located on the banks of Bagmati River, is one of the most important shrines of Shiva – not only in Nepal but in the entire world. This is the abode of Nepal’s national deity, Pashupatinath manifestation of Lord Shiva, where he is the father of all living beings in the cosmos. This is not a single monum...
Garden Of Dreams In Kathmandu
The Garden of Dreams is located in the middle of the Kathmandu city, Nepal. Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu is a neoclassical garden with a rich history. The place is considered to be peaceful covered with natural beauty amidst the crowded Kathmandu city. You can visit this place if you want to take some time out from your bus...
Swayambhunath Temple In Kathmandu
Swayambhunath Temple in Kathmandu is also popularly known as the ‘Monkey Temple’ as there are many monkeys around the temple. It is situated northwest of the Kathmandu Valley and sits at the top of a hill, offering a beautiful panoramic view of the entire Kathmandu city to the visitors. The place is embraced with peace and ...
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Koteswara's 3 days trip to kathmanduVery good experience... nice arrangements done by travel agent
Pbaldock's 6 days trip to kathmanduSo one review, two experiences. SNOWYODA. 10/10 Excellent Snowyoda and Sumit in particular were just fantastic; the holiday was excellent with personal service in perfect English (turns out Sumit has a Masters from Bath Uni) well beyond expectations! They organised a superb two week tour in mid May 2020 and even after we were stranded with the Covid19 lockdown in Nepal, Sumit continued to give support, help, local advice and assistance... Invaluable in such a bad situation. Organising and planning the 14 day tour was so easy, and once there we continued to adapt and tailor the tour to suit our needs. We started in Kathmandu, then flew to Pokhara before taking the car to Bandipur and Chitwan... all fantastic but gliding down the river in a canoe at Chitwan with a cacophony of birdsong was just magical. We finished in Nagarkot with each day starting with sunrise over the Himalayas and Everest; all without leaving you bed. Great hotels, drivers, itineraries in an amazing country and a very safe pair of hands tour operator- Snowyoda. Totally recommended. Thank you Sumit and Sabu. TRAVEL TRIANGLE ... 3/10 very poor. Once we had agreed to book with Snowyoda TT were a nightmare. They sent a link to payment, but it didn’t work, wouldn’t take enough to pay for the tour, etc. So agreed to pay by Bank Transfer... sent the money (£ thousand ++) and 10 days later they hadn’t received it.... very stressful . Had to get my bank to request the money back and it turns out the TT bank account number they gave me didn’t exist, the transfer had been rejected, they did not know. I got the money back, but again they could not send a link to pay that worked....total shambles. In the end I paid Snowyoda direct and it was all as sweet as apple pie after that once TT were not involved.
Dhruv's 7 days trip to kathmanduVaishali hotel in kathmandu had week wifi. Initially the driver that we guy didn't know anything. He was totally new and new drivers are not recommended to go on a commercial hill trip. Agency changed the driver and this one also didn't know route to Nagarkoat and chandragiri. Driver was very helpful and experienced otherwise. We missed Lumbini because of inefficiency of driver management. Nagarkoat sunrise and hotel stay Thamel market stay
Kavita's 7 days trip to kathmanduTrip was overall good, enjoyed a lot. Only suggestion for improvement that trip would be much more excellent they mentioned before that inspite of inclusive of conveyance charge we have to pay + inclusive of breakfast charges we have to pay +inclusive of toll charges we have to pay for all these. The trip was planned excellent, and every point was covered. Nepal is a very beautiful and clean place.
Lunamohanty's 7 days trip to kathmanduEverything was really really fantastic from hotel to cab while picking my parents till dropping them everything was fantastic and well arranged
Tushar's 7 days trip to kathmanduThe overall experience was okay but expected a lot from trip.
Arjun's 6 days trip to kathmanduOur trip to Nepal was a mixed bag of memorable and things that could have been avoided. Let me start with the positives first: 1. Mr. Tripathi had structured the trip well. He had optimised the routes to ensure we spent more time sightseeing than on the road travelling. 2. The paper work for entry to Nepal was quick and we did not face any issue there. 3. The hotel bookings too were seamless and we did not find any issues during check-in and check-out. 4. He stood by to most of his commitments and was always a patient listener. 5. The driver knew the Nepal map at the back of his head and drove safely. The things that could have been better are: 1. The driver should be made aware of all the places that are to be covered. There were certain places that we were told to us but the driver wasn't aware and it always led to confusion. It always ended up with a call to Mr. Tripathi, thus wasting some time during the trip. 2. The driver had a habit of misleading us and had several conflicting arguments to avoid visiting a place despite having promised to us by the agent. He either acted unaware or said that the place wasn't accessible to Indian cabs or he wasn't aware of the route. All these excuses were proven to be lies as he subsequently blurted out that he had visited the place earlier. 3. The driver looked into his comfort than ours, he would first find a parking spot and then make us walk a considerable distance instead of dropping us at the gate and then finding a spot to park. I'm stating this as my parents are old and it was an issue making them walk the extra mile. 4. The driver had a bad habit of chewing pan masala and rolling down the window from time to time to spit out the same. Not only was it annoying but my dad sitting at the back seat was never able to open his side of the window due to this unhygienic behaviour. 5. On day 1, due to the pt. 2 we couldn't see many temples of Lumbini from inside as the place closes by 5:00 pm. On the last day to avoid visiting Doleshwar temple the driver lied that the temple we saw at Darbar Square was the one that we were looking for.
Ashutosh's 6 days trip to kathmanduIt was really great Nepal trip... Except for chitwan hotel and their facility it was beyond my expected costly . They took 22000 INR for food and jungle safari. I think they took lots of commission in this... Rest pokhra, lumbini and kathmandu was great Pokhra
Abhishek Ku Agrawal
Abhishek's 5 days trip to kathmanduThe whole trip was good and i was happy with the hotel and cab services.
Sonalip's 3 days trip to kathmanduThe whole trip was fine only the cab driver has few issue rest the trip was nice.
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