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Best Things To Do in Kathmandu

Best things to do in Kathmandu include exploring beautiful places, temples, peaks and much more. One of the largest cities in Nepal, Kathmandu is known to be the city of temples and gods surrounded by four mesmerizing mountain peaks. With whooping seven world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley, this place offers a complete package for tourists coming over. The large number of monuments, pilgrimage sites, valleys, lakes and a tempting variety of food options is what attract tourists from all over the world. As it is a Spiritual hub it offers lots of religious Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries of which Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and Lord Shiva temple tops the list among devotees. This place is of a great historical value of which most can be seen in museums and galleries that are showcasing different artworks of the past and present. The National Museum of Kathmandu durbar square, the National library at Pulchowk, National Birendra art gallery at Naxal is some of the famous places to have a taste of Kathmandu's history & culture. This city is known for its altitudinal variations with many skies penetrating mountains, alluring mountain valleys, and lush green meadows.

Hill stations in Kathmandu include various scenic spots like Nagarkot, Kakani, Dhulikhel and much more. Nagarkot, being 32 kms east of Kathmandu is renowned for its spectacular sunrise view of Himalayas and Dhulikhel, situating 30kms from Kathmandu is best known for its panoramic view of Mount Everest. Kathmandu offers a wide variety of shopping experiences with high-end brands products in glitzy malls to street shopping that offers tempting jewelry, handicrafts, and Nepalese art-crafts. Bhaktapur, a place near Kathmandu is known for its exclusive Nepalese handicrafts and pots. You can find a wide varieties restaurants, malls, and clubs offering a rich taste of Nepalese food with cultural theaters and local arts adding to its glory. With the best things to do in Kathmandu, the city offers wide varieties of adventurous sports including rafting, hiking, rock climbing, golfing, mountain biking, bird watching and helicopter sightseeing.

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Attractions

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Hanuman Dhoka

Founded during the 4thto 8thcentury, AD, Hanuman Dhoka is the royal palace in Kathmandu. This considerably expanded place is one of the most stunning destinations in the region. The sprawling palace, which was damaged during the 2015 earthquake is now extensively restored.

 After the restoration, people would be able to access the stunning courtyards and museums of this place without a hassle. The palace is impressive in mature. It is believed that Hanumana guarded important parts of this palace because of Lord Rama



Highlights:There’s a statue at this place that dates from 1672 AD and the god’s face seems to have disappeared due to application of vermillion by the devotees that come here from all over the world. The palace otherwise has large courtyards. Once the palace reopens, you can enjoy the handsome courtyard at the entrance and then, visit the Narsingha Statue or go to the audience chamber.

Location
:Kathmandu Square.

Timings
:Admission Fee with Durbar Square Ticket.

Price
:10: 30 am to 4 pm.
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Kathesimbhu Stupa

The 17thcentury rendition of the renowned Swayambhunath temple, Kathesimbhu Stupa is one of the most popular Tibetan pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu. Located between Thamel and Durbar Square, the stupa was built using the left over materials from Swayambhunath temple complex. It is set in a hidden courtyard, surrounded by smaller stupas, engravings and statutes. Although well maintained and intact, this UNESCO World Heritage Site witnessed minor damages in the 2015 earthquake.



Highlights
:In the northwestern corner of the courtyard there’s a beautiful pagoda dedicated to Hariti, the goddess of smallpox whereas the northeast corner is adorned with the Drubgon Jangchup Choeling Monastery.

Location
:Kathmandu, Nepal.

Timings
:The complex is opened for public access the entire day throughout the week.

Price
:There is no admission charges for entry into the stupa complex.
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National Museum of Nepal

If you are a hard core history buff, this place is for you, where you will find many age old things reminding you of how once olden Nepal was. It is a very old museum and has some historic collection of arts, culture and paintings too. However one would also witness Buddhist gallery which has all the important information pertaining to Buddhism. The complete past of Nepal is neatly wrapped in this beautiful museum.



Highlights
: You would also find some wooden antiques along with bronze and copper. And you can also spot some amazing sculpture too.

Price
: Rs 150

Location
: Chhauni Road, Kathmandu.

Best time to visit
: Somewhere in October during evenings are the best time to visit.
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Kopan Monastery

Kopan Monastery is predominantly covered with Bodhi trees. Once upon a time this place was considered to be the residing place of astrologer for the king of Nepal. The view across this monastery is simply magical. It has accommodated some 360 monks, lamas, teachers and workers.

This monastery is the place where everybody residing here has devoted their time to study the teaching of Buddha Shakyamuni. Everybody is on the look around to follow the teachings of the founder Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Riponche.



Highlights
: Learn about the monastic tradition and how they live and what all did they practiced. Meditation, teaching and community services are some of the prominent features of this place.

Location
: Kopan, Kathmandu.

Best time to visit
: June.

Price
: US$25
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the Casino Royale

Take some time off! Feel free and enjoy your stay at Kathmandu by visiting Casino Royale. The place is a gaming and casino center that has over twenty games and thirty gaming machine. The property includes two restaurants as well, along with a hotel that supports over 110 rooms.

The place has several poker games that you can sit and enjoy, including baccarat, blackjack and flush, paplu and roulette. The place includes restaurant, coffee house and a bar as well where you can sit and take off your mind. This is a visit that will help you de-stress and rejuvenate, taking away the stresses of your life. At the same time, you can even book a hotel room and choose among the suites to stay comfortably.


 Location:The Casino is located in Kathmandu.

Cost
:USD 50-1000.

Best Time
:All around the year.

Difficulty Level
:Easy.
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Royal Botanical Gardens

Kathmandu can get quite crowded during the holidays. But if you want someplace peaceful and quiet, then there’s a perfect spot for you. It is the Royal Botanical Gardens. The place is quaint and great for walking and picnic. However, you might want to avoid it on Fridays and Saturdays, as schoolkids often visit the place then. While the place was slightly damaged during the earthquake, repairs are going on and the place will be back to its glory.


Highlights
:One of the main highlights of this place is the visitor center, where you can experience an enormous variety of Nepal’s flora. The place includes cactus house, orchid house and a tropical house as well. In the middle of the center is the coronation pond, with a pillar.

Location
: Godavari, Kathmandu.
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Monasteries

If you are looking for inner peace and introspection then what could be better than monasteries. The tranquillity that these monasteries offer will let you come to terms with your inner disturbances. You can indulge in deep meditation which will truly be a bliss for you.

The monks recite sutras where you can feel the positive vibrations. Feel the vibrations which will make you feel as if you are in trance. You might find several monasteries which are not just beautiful but at the same time are truly peaceful too.



Highlights
: Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu is a must watch in Nepal.

Best time to visit
: October.

Prices
: Rs.500
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Thamel

A haven for tourists visiting Kathmandu, Thamel is a popular destination. The place has several hotels, shops and restaurants that are particularly designed to cater to discerning range of customers. The commercial location is an easy walk from central Kathmandu and there are a number of activities that you can enjoy at this place.



Highlights
:The streets are quite fascinating at Thamel. But be cautious of sellers who might want to rip you off. Otherwise, the place is good for buying anything from Tibetan Singing Bowls to Glass Pipes. Just remember to bargain a little as the prices can come down to 2/3rdof the quoted prices. Here, you can also enjoy shopping incense sticks, Kukri swords, outdoor outfits and books. Over a hundred different eateries are located at this market. So, eat whatever cuisine you wish to try.

Location
: Thamel, Kathmandu.

Timings
: From morning till night.

Price
:Entry is free.

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Traveller Tales From Kathmandu

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Suman Butt

27 March 2019

The sunrise from the top was awesome...i have never seen this beautiful sunrise in my life. nice tour

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YOGENDRA SINGH

22 March 2019

"nice journey "

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Kathmandu

  • Q. What are the best adventure activities to do in Kathmandu?

    Kathmandu is the perfect place for adventure seekers. As being on the height of 20,000 meters it offers a large number of mountain sports and adventurous things to fill your hearts. Try doing all these things:

    •      Bungee jumping into Bhote Kosi river gorge
    •      Mountain biking around Shivapuri National park
    •      Rafting
    •      Mountain flight around Kathmandu
    •      Rock climbing
    •      Hot air ballooning
    •      Paragliding
    •      Trekking at Pokhara
    •      Canyoning at Chitwan National Park
    •      Zip flying
    •      Skydiving

  • Q. What are the best things to do in Kathmandu?

    Kathmandu is a vibrant city that offers a wide range of places to visit, from devotional temples and monasteries to beautiful soothing hills of Himalayas. Trying your hands on some delicacies of local food to trying some of the adventurous sports, you can do anything in this city. Following are the best things that you can do in Kathmandu:

    •      Get blessings from Boudhanath Temple
    •      Marvel through Durbar palace square
    •      Explore Annapurna Region
    •      Check-in Garden of dreams
    •      Take a flight over city
    •      Shop and hang out in Thamel
    •      Explore village in Kathmandu valley
    •      Get a hiking experience
    •      Shop at local markets
    •      Explore Chitwan national park
    •      Barge into Royal Botanical Gardens
    •      Visit Kopan Monastery
    •      Try your hands on rafting, bungee jumping, and paragliding

  • Q. Which are the best places to do water sports in Kathmandu?

    The city is known to offer some of the best places to experience water sports with rivers originating from the highest mountain valleys. Following are the places where you can experience best water sports:

    •      Rafting on Trishuli river
    •      Whitewater rafting at Seti river
    •      Canyoning at Chitwan
    •      Kayaking on Kaligandaki river
    •      Stand up paddle boarding at Phewa Lake
    •      Lower Bhote Koshi and upper Bhote Koshi river
    •      Kali Gandaki river
    •      Sun Koshi River
    •      Karnali river

  • Q. Which are the best destinations for a wildlife safari in Kathmandu?

    Kathmandu offers a rich wildlife for tourist to witness. You can experience a fun wildlife safari at following places in the city:

    •      Garden of dreams
    •      Shivapuri Nagarjun National park
    •      The central zoo
    •      Mrigasthali Deer park
    •      Tribhuvan park
    •      Ratna park
    •      Jawalakhel zoo
    •      Makalu Barun National park
    •       Wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park
    •      Rana National Park
    •      Sagarmatha National Park
    •      Bardiya National Park
    •      Rara National Park
    •      Khaptad National Park
    •      Banke National Park
    •      Shuklaphanta National Park
    •      Parsa national Park

  • Q. Which are the best places to go for trekking in Kathmandu?

    Trekking is the favorite sports among the tourist. The city is at the height of 20,000 meters lying in the laps of Himalayas offers some amazing hills and places to experience trekking. Kathmandu offers some breathtaking mountain views while trekking. It is the most challenging experience you will ever witness. Some of the best trekking places are:

    •      Annapurna Base Camp trek
    •      Arun Valley trek
    •      Tamang Heritage Trek
    •      Trek at Phulchowki
    •      Annapurna Poon Hill trek
    •      Langtang Ganja pass trek
    •      Tsume valley trekking
    •      Goyko and Cho-la Pass
    •      Gosaikunda Pass trek
    •      Imja Tse and island peak trek
    •      Tamang Heritage trail
    •      Helambu trek
    •      Everest Base camp trekking
    •      Annapurna circuit trek
    •      Dhampus trek
    •      Makalu base camp trek
    •      Rolwaling trek
    •      Upper Dolpo Trek
    •      Manaslu circuit trek
    •      Upper Mustang trek
    •      Dhaulagiri circuit trek
    •      Trek to Pothana
    •      Three pass circuit trek
    •      Trek to landruk
    •      Trek to banthanti

  • Q. Which are the best sites for camping in Kathmandu?

    So many mountains and altering treks offer some exquisite camping places around Kathmandu. These are the places where you can capture a beautiful camping experience:

    •      Karnali jungle Camp
    •      Koshi tappu wildlife camp
    •      Himalika Camp
    •      Chitwan bamboo camp
    •      Bandipur adventure camp
    •      Tarakuti camp
    •      Sunkoshi adventure camp
    •      Galchii bagar camp
    •      Travelers jungle camp
    •      Camping at Dhulikhel
    •      Sarangkot camping
    •      Camping at Palpa
    •      Nagarkot camping

  • Q. Which are the best routes to do biking in Kathmandu?

    Kathmandu biking trip is the most beautiful thing among the whole trip. It will be so refreshing experience that you will ever forget. Riding bikes along the mesmerizing valleys are a thrilling adventure. Some of the best biking routes are:

    •      Mount Everest region
    •      Pokhara to Kathmandu
    •      Lower Mustang and upper mustang
    •      The Kathmandu valley
    •      Annapurna circuit
    •      Balaju – Kakani – mahankal – jarankhu – balaju
    •      Sankhu – Kathmandu
    •      Champi – lele –Chapagaon - Satdobato
    •      Panauti – Banepa – Kathmandu
    •      Thankot – Dahachowk
    •      Ramkot – Ichangu Narayan – Swoyambhu
    •      Shivapuri National Park
    •      Mudkhu – Tokha
    •      Jamacho and Madhuku single tracks
    •      Kathmandu – kakani – Budhanilkantha
    •      Mudkhu – Chaurgaon
    •      Changu Narayan – Sankhu – Gokarna

  • Q. Where can go for bungee jumping in Kathmandu?

    Bungee jumping is a must do a thrilling sport that you can experience at following places in Kathmandu:

    •      The last resort
    •      Over bhoti Kosi river gorge
    •      Bungee jumping in Pokhara
    •      Bungee from Bhotekoshi

  • Q. Which are the must visit pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu?

    Kathmandu is known as the land of gods and temples due to a large number of temples and monasteries from ancient times. The city is full of religious harmony and ethnic diversity. Many devotees came to the city for blessings and spiritual peace. Following are the must visit pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu:

    •      Pashupatinath Temple
    •      Swayambhunath Stupa
    •      Muktinath
    •      Boudhanath Stupa
    •      Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Buddha
    •      Guhyeshwari
    •      Changu Narayana
    •      Dakshinkali
    •      Manakamana Temple
    •      Kagbeni
    •      Damodar Kund
    •      Riddhi Hrishikesha tirtha
    •      Simraugadh
    •      Dhanushadham
    •      Chandan Nath
    •      Gosaikunda
    •      Devghat
    •      Balmiki ashram
    •      Namobuddha
    •      Barhachhetra
    •      Shaligrams
    •      Jaleshwor Mahadeva
    •      Mai Pokhara
    •      Badimalika
    •      Siddha Nath baba

  • Q. Which are the best locations for rafting in Kathmandu? What are the charges?

    Rafting is the adventurous sport that you can count on. If you are a water sport enthusiastic, then Kathmandu offers you an endless white water to have a thrilling experience to capture. Following are the best places for rafting in the city:

     

    ·      Upper Seti river

    ·      Tamur river

    ·      Kali Gandhi river

    ·      Trishuli river

    ·      Sunkoshi River

    ·      Marshyangdi River

    ·      Karnali river

    ·      Kali Gandaki

    ·      Bheri river

     

                     Rafting at all these places cost you around $57 USD or 45 Euro in total including all the types of equipment that they will provide. While rafting at upper seti river for 90 mins may cost you 5,100 Indian rupees.