Things To Do In Kathmandu
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Adventure Activities Kathmandu
Best things to do in Kathmandu comprise of trekking, river rafting, hiking, camping, and exploring all the temples, heritage sites and peaks here. The wide variety of pilgrimage sites, lakes, valleys and delicious food options here attracts the travelers. The place has historical values and is rich in art and culture. The city is famous for altitudinal variations, high mountains, and lush green fields.
Top things to do in Kathmandu include the various water sports activities, paragliding, rock climbing, mountain biking, golfing, helicopter sightseeing and bird watching. The place is best for adventure lovers. If you want to experience thrill and excitement then Kathmandu city is the best getaway destination for you. Indulge in the numerous adventure sports and activities which the place has to offer and get enthralled with enjoyment.
Shopping- Kathmandu has some luxurious shopping destinations such as the King’s Way. There are also many shopping malls in Kathmandu such as Bishal Bazar where you can shop while gorging on delicious food. Street shopping in Kathmandu at Thamel is meant for the bargainers. The place sells a wide range of stuff from branded clothing to local clothes, accessories, shoes, bags, footwear, electronic items as well as rare spices. Kathmandu is famous for shopping Pashmina shawls and beautiful handicraft items which you will find here.
Nightlife- Kathmandu nightlife is the best thing one should enjoy while in Kathmandu. The place has a variety of bars, nightclubs, and pubs such as Moksh Bar, Neon Pub, etc., which will help you de-stress completely. You can forget all your worries here and enjoy to your heart’s content. The soothing music being played at these places calms the mind and soul. Some of the bars and pubs at Kathmandu also have outdoor and terrace seating. You can relax here and have long conversations with your loved ones and buddies. Dance and sway at the peppy and jazz music played here and treat yourself to the delectable dishes served here. Go tipsy on the refreshing drinks and alcoholic beverages and have a great time.
Below listed are the best things to do in Kathmandu:
1. Mountain Flight
You can explore the beautiful city of Kathmandu by engaging in a mountain flight experience. This is one of the best things to do in Kathmandu. The tour will take you around the entire city giving you an aerial view and take you towards the land of the rising sun where the eastern Himalayas are situated. It an hour-long tour which will give memories of a lifetime to cherish and remember. You can see mountains and planes beside you while you are on a mountain flight. Experience Gosainthan and discover the statues of Hindu deities as well. The best time to experience this is between the months of February to April and October to November. The difficulty level is minimal since it is very easy.
2. Hot Air Ballooning
The tranquil and beauty of Kathmandu, Nepal can be best witnessed when you are 3000m above the ground. Hot Air Ballooning in Kathmandu is an adventurous thing to do, which is kind of a once in a lifetime opportunity. The serene mountain views and landscape beauty can be experienced through a hot air balloon ride. You can also see the snow-capped Mount Everest. The ride takes you beyond mountains at high altitudes gracefully and is very simple to engage in. The balloon can accommodate around twelve people and the best time to experience this is from February to April and October to November.
3. Bungee Jumping
Kathmandu is full of activities. Bungee Jumping in Kathmandu is one of the best activities to do in Kathmandu. To have an adrenaline rush experience bungee jumping into 160 deep Bhote Kosi River region. This is also Nepal’s first bungee jumping area. The place is located three hours away from Kathmandu, and you can also indulge in trekking here. The bungee jumping activity includes round-trip transportation, lunch, and various other facilities. Take care of your safety and make sure you wear safety equipment properly. This activity can be done all year round.
4. Rock Climbing
Rock climbing in Kathmandu is among the top 10 things to do in Kathmandu. This activity gives you the permission to climb huge rocks and mountains. Reaching the top after a strenuous climbing expedition is a kind of an achievement for adventure lovers. You can experience thrill and excitement while rock climbing. It is a fun activity along with being challenging. It would be a difficult thing to do for the people who have fear of height and joint pain issues. The activity requires physical strength and endurance as well. This is one of the best things to do in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu is best for engaging in trekking activities. Trekking in Kathmandu is adventurous and requires great strength. Various trekking trails in Kathmandu offer different difficulty levels and challenges. Trekking in Kathmandu on the mountains will give you a panoramic view when you reach the peak. You can go for a short trek like Royal Treks, or enjoy small group trekking experience in Kathmandu to the Annapurna Base Camp. Everest Base Camp trek in Kathmandu is among the challenging and tough trekking experiences. A trek to the Everest Circuit will allow you to see the beautiful Kala Pattar and Gokyo Lakes. Dhaulagiri and French Pass are other trekking in Kathmandu options worth exploring. Best time to go trekking in Kathmandu is between the months of October-March.
Mount Everest Flight In Kathmandu
Mount Everest flight tour will give you a once in a lifetime experience of witnessing the beauty and magnificence of the tallest mountain series in the world. The Mount Everest flight will take off from the Kathmandu airport and take you on a flying expedition towards the Mount Everest region. You will be enthralled and mes...
Upper Mustang Trekking In Kathmandu
The Upper Mustang trek takes you into the mesmerizing hidden world of the old Buddhist Kingdom in Mustang. Mustang is also known as Lo, and it was a part of the Tibetan empire. The place is closely connected to Tibet and Tibetan culture, geography and language. Since the place was hidden and isolated from the rest of the wo...
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Koteswara Rao Bontha
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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