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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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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Vaibhavrathi's 7 days trip to kathmanduVery good and prompt service by Agent Sabu on each and every query and proper timely status updates of the trip. Chitwan was simply the best in terms of sightseeing and food
Arjyak's 6 days trip to kathmanduIt 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.
Sahil's 6 days trip to kathmanduWhile the hotels provided in chitwan and Kathmandu were just average, the 3 stars are for koti resort in pokhra. It was a jewel. Neat clean room, excellent f@b and housekeeping service, professional staff and a heated swimming pool. Well, generally asked, the holidays were ruined by the driver. We felt as if we are paying the driver to roam with us. It was always his comfort first and our comfort was last in his mind. One day 1, it was already late in the night and he could not find the hotel which was selected for us so he gave us an option that he will take us to Hotel of his choice. When we told him no, he became Furious and told to speak to the travel agent. On day 3 in Pokhara our travel agent had given options of two hotels for us to see and choose. The driver was again trying us to take the 1st hotel, which was 5 km out of pokhara and looked very tired. We told him that we wanna see the other hotel. He again became upset and when we finally reached koti resort, we realised there were 2 koti hotels, no.1 and no.2, just apart by 2 min walk. While we liked koti 1 as a hotel , unfortunately they had only twin room. Then we told the driver to take us to koti 2, as rooms were available there. As soon as we got down, the driver rudely said that please be fast as i will not get food. It was only 7.30pm. Here we are not getting a place to rest, and there this guy creates useless tension. Day 5, kathmandu, at 5.30 pm, on enquiring where we go next, he says hotel. On asking him why not patan durbar, as its written in itinerary, he says its closed. Then he says talk to agent. Google showed only museum is closed, and durbar and temple are open. So we tell him to take there, and he gives us following excuses 1. Its closed. 2. I don't know the way, had to keep google map on. 3. We will have to arrange for parking, as there is no parking there. ( Parking is just 50meters ahead of that site). This driver also had an habit of parking the car at his comfortable location, and we had to walk till the point and come back. And it was always about his tea, his food and his stay. So what he hated was we never stayed in the hotel which provided him free services. Mr Tripathi, solved our problems wherever possible. But the driver ruined our holiday. I actually felt frustrated with this guy.
Anantha's 7 days trip to kathmanduHi Team Wish you & your family a very Happy New Year 2020 Please find the feedback of my recent trip to Nepal below. It was indeed a last minute choice to visit Nepal. I did so with no expectation based on what i heard and saw over internet about what Nepal has to offer. I was blown out based on my personal experience in this country with lots of love and tranquillity. However this turned out to be one of my memorable trip. Lots of support and care taking by Snowyoda team, particularly Sabhu my planner who was always there when i needed in addition to planing & execution of my itenary. For any text i send in whatsapp i would get a response immediately very attentive. Smart in identifying and suggesting hotels to my prefetence...on the whole excellent. Apart from this, 1. Ramesh who was supposed to be my driver (for Kathmandu & Nagarkot) turned out to be a Chauffeur and a very good friend. Starting from helping me selecting my Jerkin to taking me places to eat veg food based on my preference silently he was ensuring that i was happy and comfortable always. 2. Santhosh who was supposed to be my driver for Pokhara also turned out to be a good Friend as good as Ramesh. He suggested me good view points and other natural charm and restaurants where i can have veg food to my preference etc etc. I was taken care at every incident, even after i left Pokhara to Chitwan he called me up personally asking if i am ok and have i reached Chitwan safely which was a great gesture. All in all this This Trio ( Sabhu, Ramesh and Santhosh) was polite, patient, responsive and smart they truly pampered me a lot that i feel it as a benchmark. With lots of beautiful memories from Nepal, i returned to India to leave to Thailand which is like my second home. I will definitely visit Nepal again shortly with Snowyoda and this Trio(SRS)......
Akshay's 6 days trip to kathmanduThere was no hot water in the hotels. The electricity was also intermittent. The driver was excellent but he was not updated on time about the itinerary. We missed Patan Durbar Square and Bat Cave.
Prashant's 8 days trip to kathmanduAwesome trip beyond expectations. Mr. Praveen was very helpful and cooperative. His guidance was very helpful. The 8 day to was planned very well and we covered each site and temples mentioned. I would highly recommend Me. Praveen's services to my friends and known people. Great job Mr. Praveen. The driver (Mr. Khan, I use to call him Khan Saab), had sound knowledge of all the locations and history of each site, thus a separate guide was NOT required. He too is highly recommend and a great asset of Triphati travels. Para gliding at Pokhra and Sunrise point. Pashupathinath Temple and shopping. The driver throughout the journey through valley... to name a few apart from undescribable Chitwan Jeep Safari and peaceful Lumbani..
Ankit's 6 days trip to kathmandu" Communications The communications were excellent, and we were very impressed that the arrangements (confirmation of tour), were made in such short order. The information on the tour (the package) provided was excellent. Tour leader & guides [...] It would not be possible to say enough about his [our guide's] qualities in terms of knowledge of Nepal. He (Tamang) was also entertaining, fun, engaging and extremely accommodating. Five star plus. In addition, he has wide experience and knowledge in other areas, a constant source of conversation, information and pleasure. (...) All other boat captains, zip-line operators, rafting guides, etc. were superb. Very competent, informed, helpful, knowledgeable... Excellent and well chosen. Tour Loved the entire thing (...) The range of sites, climates, topography, landscape and altitudes was immensely rewarding. The program was intense but not overly. Always something of interest, but with enough down-time. Very well planned, and the opportunity to see quite a lot of the country. And be away from the crowds!! Accomodations Lodgings and restaurants exceeded all expectations. Excellent. (...) In all cases we were very impressed and surprised. Beds always comfortable. Staff were universally helpful, charming and willing to do all to make things go well. (...) Transports I was personally shocked and very pleasantly surprised to see the high quality and performance of the vehicles provided. Tamang (our driver as well as guide) is an extremely competent driver, about the best I've experienced. Everything on time as indicated. Meals Food in lodgings was great and varied. (...) Choice of restaurants and meals excellent. And our guide ensured that I had an extra apple a particular favourite of mine, at every occasion possible. Would you recommend Snowyoda? It is not possible for me to indicate how excellent this tour was. Everything was perfect, and I would have to say it was the vacation of a life time. (...) I will do all I can to promote your company and your services. Thank you so very much for having arranged the magnificent trip we took !! "
V's 5 days trip to kathmanduTRAVEL AGENT BEHAVIOR IS GOOD, HOTEL STAFF R ALSO GOOD FAMILIER, ALL R SERVICE R GOOD, BREAKFAST IS TASTY WITH TIME PUNCTUALLITY, ROOM SERVICE IS ALSO BETTER, EVERYTHING IS BETTER ETC.., Scorpio driver is very good behavior, he is time punctual, sun rise point r extremely, manakamna temple is beautiful, but rope way r very high with adventure extremely amazing,
Bhupendra's 6 days trip to kathmanduI 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 the 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.
Jegadeesan's 5 days trip to kathmanduIt was an awesome trip and thanks to we care holidays and to Travel triangle
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Nepalese Rupee is accepted in Kathmandu.
Yes. The localites are friendly and understand both English and Hindi.
Yes. Tourists can conveniently enter casinos. However, localites are not allowed.
Tourists may avoid the month of January to visit Kathmandu because of extreme cold. Other than that, it is comfortable all year round.
Yes. There are a lot of Indian multi-cuisine restaurants in Kathmandu. Kathmandu
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