Kathmandu Valley in Kathmandu, Nepal
The crossroads of ancient civilization
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Mar - May, Sep - Nov
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About 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 it had its own share of history as well. History of Kathmandu Valley starts with the native residents, the Newars. One can find a reminiscence of Newari architecture, culture, traditions and cuisines all around their Kathmandu Valley tour. Afterwards, it changed hands a few times, but mostly between the Mallas and the Gorkhas. The latter was responsible for unifying Nepal and creating a modern state. Kathmandu valley of Nepal is by far the most eventful place in the country. Everything worth mentioning takes place around here. All the best places to visit in Nepal are also in this valley. To give an idea, this place itself has seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, all of which are very popular for Kathmandu Valley sightseeing.
The Seven UNESCO World Heritage sites:
The holy and sacred Shiva shrine, Pashupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of River Bagmati and is only 3 km away from the airport. Changu Narayan, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is the other heritage site among the temples of Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhunath Stupa and Boudha Stupa represent Buddhism in the list. The remaining three places are taken up by the Durbar Squares. Durbar squares are the city centre locations of Nepalese cities, where most of the urban thoroughfares meet, and points of interests are located. Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares are three really impressive locations to explore.
There are dozens of other temples and shrines of both Buddhist and Hindu faiths, scattered all around the districts in Kathmandu Valley for one to explore. For the adventurers at heart, there are short trails for Kathmandu Valley trekking to places like Nagarkot, Dhulikhel or Namo Buddha.
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Garden Of Dreams In Kathmandu
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Swayambhunath Temple In Kathmandu
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Budhanilkantha Temple In Kathmandu
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Hanuman Dhoka In kathmandu
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Kathmandu Fun Park In Kathmandu
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Mount Everest Flight In Kathmandu
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Upper Mustang Trekking In Kathmandu
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Trip to kathmanduWe 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.
Trip to kathmanduThe experience of our visit to kathmandu and pokhara was really good. The only issue was the hotel room during our stay in Kathmandu was too small. Overall the trip was awesome.
Trip to kathmanduIt was an excellent and the most memorable trip ever for us. We travel to various countries every year for vacation. This time we have chosen Nepal (based on our current budget). We traveled to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. Kathmandu was so good. Hotel Mahadev people were a bit lethargic fellows. Laughing on us all the times (I don't know why...!). Next, in Pokhara the hotel where we stayed was Splendid View. V Nice hotel. Hospitality from the crew is awesome. Particularly, Abhilash and Eeswar were very nice people in the hotel. Finally, we stayed in Hotel Royal Safari, where we felt a bit disappointed. This is due to the reasons that the ambiance is not so good (Many people were drinking liquor, smoking around us). We were a bit terrified due to the situation as ours was a family trip (3 Couples and 2 Kids). Also, in the hotel royal safari AC was not properly working and furthermore bedsheets were not clean. The hotel wala charged us 12,500 NPR for Kumrose Jeep Safari (hyderabad zoo will be far better than that), which was not so exciting as we thought. Overall, the first two hotels were so good. Therefore, it was a great trip. Really, the agent Kunal ji was so polite. We were a team of Eight (08) and have different opinions for everybody as far as the trip is concerned. Every time, Kunal was changing the itineraries without any irritation. That was really awesome feeling what I felt. We got some other quotes from different agents, even from some Nepali Agents. But, I have chosen Trip Master only because of Kunal ji. Really, he kept the trust that we kept on him throughout the trip. Special Thanks to Kunal Ji and especially Me along with my wife decided to go with Travel Triangle (if possible Kunal ji again) in our future trips. New people may feel scared a bit to go with this agency. But, I assure you to please go ahead for experiencing budget friendly and awesome trips. Further, we should thank Raushan Kumar Ji for his timely approach and concern on us. He was calling us regularly to verify our satisfaction. Really Thanking him from our side for his tremendous support. Finally, we would like to Thank an excellent driver of the era Binda Ji for bearing us till the end :). He was an excellent and the most experienced driver. The best part of him is his smile that he carried always throughout the trip. Thank you Binda Ji. Definitely, your trip will be memorable and go ahead without any hesitation. It is the best travel agency. I will definitely go with this agency for the next time undoubtedly. - Dr. Raghu Chandra Garimella
Trip to kathmanduWe had booked nepal trip for 7N - 8D package through traveltriangle ( snowyoda agent). The hotels given were very good with good staff and services. Overall experience was decent The main points of concern 1. Horrible car service provided. Car was in good condition but faced lot of trouble with driver. He was not answering anything we asked, was rough driver and didnot bother much about taking care of passangers needs. He also didnot take us to some of the mentioned itiniary places 2. It was already informed that we prefer jain meal. Some hotels, we had to really face lot of troubles getting jain meal 3. Support from snowyoda representative was good but we didnot get much satisfactory solution to the driver issue. 1. Nagarkot was good location. We had a beautiful view from our room and had good time on our wedding anniversary there 2. Hotel staff at kathmandu hotel was very caring and helpful. Helped us wilth all our needs
Trip to kathmanduBrilliant trip! I'd suggest you stay at Pokhara for longer than Kathmandu. Great natural beauty and the Himalayas make everything worthwhile. The hotels were wonderful for our budget and the drive to various places was memorable.
Trip to kathmanduKathmandu drivers kept on changing and car was small and last day it was so hot and a/c was not working
Trip to kathmanduIt was such an amazing experience. Our driver Pravin was very kind, helpful and keep us safe during the tour. The staff of our hotels was so kind, welcoming, cheerful and respectful. Vikram, Suyog, and the rest of the team in Hotel Temple Inn in Kathmandu were so helpful, full of energy. Bravo to them
Trip to kathmanduWe made the plan in a very short time and Ashirwad Tours & travels makes it a complete success. We enjoyed the trip very much. Our cab driver Mr. Deepak was very good in his job. Because of Dashera we were not able to visit Manokamana Temple on the way to Pokhra. Love the place Pokhra. The hotel provided to us was The Pokhra Batika which was a awesome.. The balcony view, service everything was excellant. Recommended Ashirwad Tours & Travel to other travellers who are planning to visit Nepal. Fewa lake. Boating in fewa lake. Pashupatinath Temple at Kathmandu. Glimpse of Kailash from fewa lake.
Trip to kathmanduExcellent trip, however, would like to suggest to review the tie up with Hotel- Amdabalam in kathmandu. The staff was courteous, but the room service was poor and the restaurant was managed poorly. The stay at Landmark Hotel at Pokhara was excellent. The driver Mr. Ravi and Mr. Khem were perfect. Overall I strongly recommend Mr. Asutosh and team. The lunch and dinner stop, mid way between Pokhara and Kathmandu- managed by the driver Mr. Ravi.
Trip to kathmanduEverything was fantastic. Mr roushan is most cooperative and every day he enquiryed about our comforts. Kunal of trip master managed very well. Food is very tasty and fantastic everywhere. Our cab driver Ramesh Thapa a great driver and most cooperative nice person. Totally I give 5 stars for my trip but in Kathmandu I am not satisfied with hotels so 4 star. I highly recommend trip master. Sarangkot sun rise
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The capital city Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and the seven UNESCO World Heritage sites are the must-see locations in Kathmandu Valley.
Although Kathmandu Valley saw some serious destruction in the earthquake, it is now completely safe to visit. Many buildings are under renovation and reconstruction for a reason. But other than that, there is no problem.
The seasons of spring and autumn are the best time to visit Kathmandu Valley. With the rains gone, less heat and clear skies, sightseeing and other outdoor activities will be much easier to do from March to May and September to November.
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