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  • If you are looking for some interesting things to do in Kathmandu then a traveller shouldn’t miss the chance to see the spectacular views of the Nepalese Himalayas on a bike ride. If you are looking for some more fun you can also enjoy a thrilling and jaw dropping experience doing rafting on the Trishuli river. It will leave the adventure junkies truly satiated.

    For spiritual peace, you can visit the Pashupatinath Temple which comes under UNESCO’s world heritage sites and is a must visit place in Kathmandu. You can spend a nice peaceful time doing absolutely nothing but relaxing throughout the day.

    Here are some of the best things to do in Kathmandu:

  • 01Mountain Flight

    There’s nothing more beautiful than exploring the bounties that nature has to offer! Mountain Flight is one way to do it. One hour worth of spectacular beauty is going to leave an indelible imprint on your heart. The tour takes you towards the land of rising sun- the land of eastern Himalayas.

    It here where you see glorious mountains float right beside you. As the planes move along, you will see some of the prominent mountains, discover statues of Hindu gods and goddesses in sight while experiencing Gosaithan. The mountains you observe during this trip stand at majestic height of over 8000 meters. Now, that’s an experience you wouldn’t forget for a lifetime.
     

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    Location:The mountain flight tours usually start from Kathmandu.

    Cost
    :The costs are USD 180-200 per person.

    Best Time
    : February to April and October to November.

    Difficulty Leve
    l: Easy.
  • 02Hot Air Ballooning

    The tranquil, scenic views of Nepal are best observed three thousand meters above the ground. And if you are interested in doing that, then try Hot Air Balloon. And adventure itself, hot air ballooning gives you the once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the magnificent and serene mountains in the area. The snow capped mountains, including Mount Everest can be visible with this hot air ballooning activity.

    The sunrise is perfect for the trip, as the world stretches, ripples and expands slowly. The balloon takes you above and beyond gracefully. The hot air ballooning rides are very simple, they can accommodate up to 12 people. But if you are romantic at heart, just go with your partner, propose to them or stand hand in hand as the magnificence of Nepal unfolds in front of your eyes!

     



     Location:The hot air balloon activities start from Kathmandu. 

    Cost
    : USD 100 to 200.

    Best Time
    :February to April and October to November.

    Difficulty Level
    :Very easy
  • 03Bungee Jumping

    A fun-filled day awaits for you in Nepal. Kathmandu is an excellent destination for enjoying things like bungee jumping. It is here that you can jump into 160 deep Bhote Kosi River gorge and come up with an adrenaline rush. The suspension bridge ensures that you have plenty to look forward to. This is Nepal’s first Bungee Jumping site and is located close to the Nepal-Tibet Border.

    While this place is about 3 hours away from Kathmandu, a few other bungee jumping sites may be available close by. This is also a place where you can enjoy trekking. The bungee jumping activity may include round trip transportation, lunch and other facilities. When you opt for this activity, make sure that there’s safety equipment and other amenities available at your disposal.

    Location 
    : Bhote Kosi River Gorge.

    Cost
    : US 20-100.

    Best Time
    :All year.

    Difficulty Level
    :Easy.
  • 04Rock Climbing

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    Before you take over the highest peaks in the country, you might want to polish your skills. An excellent way to do that is to try rock climbing in Kathmandu. The sports have achieved rising popularity in the country because it allows people to feel at ease with the mountains and hills that Nepal has to offer. One of the most fun activities, rock climbing allows you to climb majestic rock faces within the valley.

    The physically demanding sport is worth it as you enjoy panoramic views of the world while developing your skills, strength, endurance and agility. The sites for rock climbing are about 30 minutes away from Kathmandu. The top grade climbing sites have been designed to be calm and peaceful, while providing enough challenge to actually learn, grow and develop in this sport.

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    Location
    :Kathmandu.

    Cost
    : USD 10-30 is the average cost.

    Best Time
    :All year.

    Difficulty Level
    :Moderately difficult.
  • 05Chitwan National Park Wildlife Safari

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    Chitwan National Park is a rich ecosystem that’s allows you to have a rendezvous with the wild. It is here that you can discover some of the finest species of mammals, reptiles, water animals and birds. A safari to this park will bring you one step closer to discovering Asian one-horned Rhinoceros, while you can see some nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers strolling around the forests.


    The place is perfect for its towering trees, which appear to have their own history. The safaris to this place will give you the opportunity to discover elephants as well, along with crocodiles, deer and pythons. Morning safaris are excellent for bird-watching. Share some time with the wildlife and elusive animals through a safari. It’s where the tigers and rhinos roam.

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     Location:Chitwan National Park.

    Cost
    :USD 30-100.

    Best Time
    :Hit the ground at the right time. Explore the place from October to March.

    Difficulty Leve
    l:Very Easy.
  • 06Mountain Biking

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    Kathmandu and Nepal in general might not seem like the best place in the world for biking. But that’s absolutely wrong. While the city may be quite crowded, there are several trails that you can explore, discover and conquer with Mountain Biking. Shivapuri National Park’s trail offers some superb possibilities. It is here that you can discover mountain biking and enjoy passing through the monasteries.

    Then, Nagarjun Ban offers wilderness style mountain biking experiences. However, you might want to discuss with the local authorities before embarking on these routes. Nagarkot and the areas thereafter have unlimited trails and rough roads that trail in all directions. From here, you can discover a whole new world of mountain biking. Or else, take roads connecting to Patan and Panauti near Kathmandu and you will be good to go.


    Location
    :Kathmandu.

    Cost
    :Generally free of cost except for the charges of renting a mountain bike.

    Best Time
    :All around the year.

    Difficulty Level
    :Easy to Moderate.
  • 07Paragliding

    Want to enjoy an adrenaline pumping experience in the valleys of Nepal? Then paragliding is the way to go! It is a truly wonderful experience for any adventure seeker. Through paragliding, you can discover beautiful, panoramic views of the mountains while enjoying the best scenery on earth. As the paraglider flows through, you will see villages, monasteries, majestic Himalayas, lakes and jungles just float by.

    Nepal is a stunning country and paragliding, especially from Pokhara Valley (about 200 kilometers from Kathmandu) is one of the most recommended travel experiences. With the help of air pressure, your pilot will fly, soar and dive around the country to give you an experience that you will remember throughout the lifetime. So, add another dimension to your travel!

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    Location:Kathmandu.

    Cost: USD 500-700 per person.

    Best Time:March to May.

    Difficulty Level:Moderate.
  • 08Trekking

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    You don’t just have to visit the roof of the world when you can actually climb it! Enjoy incredible trekking adventure around Kathmandu. Different treks here offer different challenges that traverse through unique trails around the mountains throughout the country. For instance, you can take on short treks like Royal Treks, or you can enjoy small group tours to the Annapurna base camp.

    However, if you are looking for incredibly tough and challenging trekking experiences, then Everest Base Camp Trek might be the right option for you. There are other treks as well, such as Annapurna Dhaulagiri trek, which is a remote trekking experience or the trek to Everest Circuit where you can see spectacular Kala Pattar and Gokyo Lakes. Around Dhaulagiri and French Pass are other trek options that you might want to explore in the region.


    Location
    : Pokhara and other places. Usually, treks begin from Kathmandu.

    Cost
    : USD 300-2500.

    Best Time
    :October- March.

    Difficulty Level
    :Easy to Challenging.
  • 09Rafting

    Home to eight out of the fourteen highest peaks in the world, Nepal is perfect for rafting experiences. There are just so many rivers that you would want to explore, including Trishuli and Seti river, Bhote Koshi River and Sun Koshi Rivers among others. With beautiful views and stunning flows, Nepal’s river offer white-water rafting opportunities.

    The rivers and the in-between are perfect for rafting, kayaking and other adventure activities, including trekking. You can take rafting trips that last anywhere from 1 to 10 days. The white water rafting trips are great for those who have previous experience in rafting. The choice of where you should raft should be dictated by your level of rafting experience and how much money are you willing to invest. If you are on a budget, a short one day trip is the right option for you.

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    Location
    :Kathmandu.

    Cost
    : USD 200-2000.

    Best Time
    :January to May.

    Difficulty Level
    :Moderate to Challenging.
  • 10Visit the Casino Royale

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    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.
  • 11Visit Temples in Kathmandu

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    Nepal is a Hindu and a visit to this country is one of the best ways to discover the rich Hindu culture, which dates back for centuries. One of the best ways to explore the diverse and rich culture is to visit the temples in Kathmandu. The city of temples have several places to visit, including Bodhnath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world along with Swayambhunath Temple, the popular Pashupatinath temple, Dakshinkali and other temples.

    These temples offer a unique cultural experience, with the opportunity to explore something new altogether. These Hindu Temples are a reflection of magnificent architecture as well. They are usually dedicated to Hindu deities such as Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu among others. Visit them for a unique social experience.

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    Location:Kathmandu.

    Cost:Free of cost.

    Best Time: These temples can be visited throughout the year.

    Difficulty Level: Easy.
  • 12Visit Monasteries in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu is one of the most beautiful destinations where you can discover Buddhist monasteries and temples. Nepal as a country has a rich Buddhist culture and the temples here center on a blend of Buddhism and Hinduism.

    The most famous monastery in the country is called Swayambhunanth Monastery, which is a legendery Buddhist Shrine.Apart from this, there’s Kopan Monastery and Bouddhanath monastery that should be visited.

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    Highlights
    : The stupa at Bouddhananth Monastery is included in World Heritage Cultural Site list by UNESCO. Apart from this, the Swoyambhunath Monastery is well known for being one of the oldest monasteries in the world. Other monasteries, such as Namo Buddha Monastery are located closeby as well. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is another popular monastery, which is located near Kathmandu.

    Location
    :Kathmandu District.

    Timings
    :Timings are different for each monastery. But most of them open early morning to night.
  • 13Swayambhunath Stupa

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    Swayambhunath stupa is an ancient religious architecture located atop a conical wooden hill in the Kathmandu valley. This golden spire is one of the most ancient and holiest of all shrines in the region. The temple complex is revered by both Buddhists and Hindus. Stupa located inside the Swayambhunath complex, includes several other shrines and temples. According to the Gopalarajavamsavali, the complex is believed to have been founded by King Vrsadeva, the great-grandfather of King Manadeva in 464-505 CE.

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    Highlights:Eyes of Buddha are painted on the cubical structure sitting atop the dome. Pentagon Toran are present above each of the four edges and have statues engraved on them. Pilgrims require to climb 365 steps in order to reach the stupa.

    Location
    :Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.

    Timings
    :Everyday 07:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    Price
    :USD 3 per person
  • 14Durbar Square Kathmandu

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    Romance in the world of Kathmandu and explore the culture or history of Kathmandu by visiting the Durbar Square. Located in front of the former Kathmandu Palace Kingdom, the Durbar Square is a UENSO World Heritage Site and is originally known for vivid showcases of artists and craftsmen.

    The palace here is stunningly decorated and the overall areas reflect the beauty of Nepalese culture. The palaces and the square itself have gone through reconstruction on several occasions.

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    Highlights
    : The place includes museum and other parts of the palace here are opened for visitors. The place is home to Kumari Chok as well- it is one of the most curious attractions of Nepal. Here, a gilded cage contains Kumari, a girl who was chosen to be the human reincarnation of Hindu Goddess, Durga.

    Location
    : Durbar Square, Kathmandu.

    Timings
    : From early morning to night.
  • 15Garden of Dreams

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    The beautifully restored Swapna Baigicha, also known as Garden of Dreams offers respite and rejuvenation from the stresses of the world. It is one of the most stunning places in the world. The garden was built in 1920s and has been brought back to life by Austrian financed team. The stunningly restored garden has gorgeous and refined details.

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    Highlights
    :Some of the main highlights of this place includes marble inscription from Omar Khayam’s Rubaiyat, beautiful fountains and ponds. The palace is home to a quirky ‘hidden garden’ as well. It also features three pavilions. The place is ideal for going out for a picnic or just to marvel at the human-nature interaction. The place is a must visit for travelers.

    Location
    :Kathmandu.

    Timings
    :Open from 9 am to 10 pm. Last entry is at 9 pm.

    Price
    : USD 2-4 depending on adults or children.
  • 16Hanuman Dhoka

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    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

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    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.
  • 17Narayanhiti Palace

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    Want to know how the politics have transformed Nepal? Well, things will get a lot clearer when you visit the Narayanhiti Palace and Museum. Full of meeting rooms and 1970s glamour, the palace has opulent interiors. The place is well known for its museum beauty. Once, King Gyanendra lived in it, but he was given 15 days to vacate the property after his fall from the throne.

    Highlights
    :This palace is also the place where Prince Dipendra massacred his family in 2001. The place is morbidly market and the bullet holes are still visible on some of the walls. But nevertheless, this place offers a peek into the regal lifestyle of the royals, the one that people only dream about.

    Location
    :Kathmandu.

    Timings
    :11 am to 4 pm.Price:USD 6-9
  • 18Chhauni Museum

    Close to Swayambhunath, one of the most beautiful monasteries in the world lies a sprawling museum in a walled compound. This National Museum has some of the most interesting treasures on display, which makes it worth a visit.

    Highlights
    :In the museum compound, you will find Judda Art Gallery, which is home to exquisite metal, terracotta and stone statues of Nepali deities. There are fabulous cloth paintings here as well. The place has a life sized statue of Jayavarma as well. The statue, discovered in 1992 is over 1800 years old. This museum includes temple styled Buddhist Art Gallery as well. The place has everything from manuscripts to informative displays and stone depiction of Buddha to offer. This place is home to leather cannons as well, seized during the 1792 Nepal-Tibet War.

    Location: Tahachal, Kathmandu.

    Timings:10:30 am to 4:30 pm.

    Price: USD 2-5
  • 19Pilgrims Book House

    Kathmandu’s best bookstore, Pilgrims’ Book House was burned down in 2013, but travelers hope that it rises from the ashes. The place still has a section where most of the saved books are available on display. The place has books on everything, from Buddhism to Hinduism, Yoga and Language books along with books for children.



    Highlights
    :The bookstore is a part of a book publishing company by the same name. This company is actually located in Varanasi. The book house itself has several books on religion and other topics. These saved books are mostly available on discount, with cheaper price options throughout the day. Some of the popular books available here includes Mount Everest, Nepal Himalaya, A message from Arunachala and Sadhus of India.

    Location
    :Kathmandu, Nepal.

    Timings
    :Open from morning till night. Timings change during different seasons.

    Price
    :Entry is free. However, you will be charged for buying books from the store.
  • 20Indra Chowk

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    Makhan Tole’s busy street spills and brings you closer to Indra Chowk, which is a popular courtyard in the region. The place, named after an ancient Vedic deity, Indra is known for its market and cultural escapades. It is here that you will find merchants of blankets and clothes, next door stone shiva Temple and stunning façade of the Akash Bhairab Temple.

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    Highlights
    :Apart from the market, one of the biggest highlights of this place is the Sky Temple. This particular temple has four metal lions that appear to be rearing over the street. It also includes two more brass lions at the entrance, where non-Hindus can’t enter. The market here, hidden in alleyways to the east are a must visit, especially if you want to eat some local food or wish to buy beads and bangles sold by the indigenous people of this region.

    Location
    :Makhan Tole, Kathmandu.

    Timings
    :Open from morning till evening.
  • 21Nagarkot

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    A Top spot for enjoying Himalayan views and the panorama, Nagarkot is well known for its stunning natural beauty and a number of hotels. The village is stacked up with hotels and accommodations, allowing you to view nature straight from the balcony. The views itself are breathtaking and it can get quite cold in here!

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    Highlights
    :The sunrise view of the Mount Everest and other peaks gives this place a considerable edge. The major highlight of this place is the fact that 8 out of 13 Himalayan ranges in Nepal are visible from this place. The place is known for its views of the Kathmandu valley, Shivapuri National Park, Numbur Forest, Rolwaling range, Ganesh himal and Langtang range.

    The location is actually quite strategic. Once upon a time, this place served as the ancient fort for Kathmandu valley. At that point of time, it was used to monitor other kingdoms. Today, it is a popular hill station, where you can stay and enjoy a blissful holiday.

    Location
    : Nagarkot, Bhaktapur District.

    Best Time To Visit
    : October to March.
  • 22Royal 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.
  • 23Langtang National Park

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    Explore starry nights, have a rendezvous with the wild and discover the joys of nature by visiting Langtang National Park. The fourth national park and the first Himalayan National Park in the country encompasses of 26 Village Committees. The stunningly beautiful park has borders with Tibet and follows the course of Bhote Kosi and Trisuli rivers.

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    Highlights:With forests of pine and bamboo trees, this park captures attention instantly. It ascends through the pastures at the alpine meadows and it is right here where you will find outstanding mountain views. The flora and fauna of this place is just incredible, one of the reasons why it is perfect for trekking, hiking and camping trips. The place has decent tea houses and quite friendly locals who can help you through the course of your journey.

    Location
    :Close to Kathmandu.

    Timings
    :Open at all times.
  • 24Kumari House

    It’s a brick building located on the Durbar Square in Kathmandu. But the building goes beyond its architecture and has something quite intriguing to offer- that’s the spiritual reincarnation of Goddess Durga. It is believed that the girl housed in here is the living goddess of Kathmandu.

    Highlights
    :Once upon a time, the temple was known for its magnificent carvings and divine inhabitants. Today it is mostly famous for being the house of a living goddess. Here, tourists will find wood-carved relics of gods and the symbols in Nepal and they can discover the place through a courtyard. Photos are strictly prohibited and it is forbidden to photograph the Kumari or the goddess. The living goddess does appear on the first floor windows often. But that happens in the morning or late afternoons. Kumari is a young girl and it is believed that in her expressions, she can answer the queries of devotees.

    Location
    :Durbar Square.

    Timings
    :From mornings to evening.

    Price
    :Entry is free, however you will have to pay handlers to get an actual glimpse.
  • 25Helambu Trek

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    Helambu is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal that should be visited. It is also spectacular for trekking and similar purposes. If you ready to embark on an adventure, then Helambu Trek is just the right option for you. The place, is famous for its sweet apples as well as artistic Buddhist pilgrimage sites.



    Highlights
    :The trek is usually 8-10 days long, although it can be completed in 5 days as well. The normal trail starts from place called Sundarijal, which has a small dam and hydroelectric station. This place then takes you through different villages and districts. Other starting positions can include Nagarkot, Kakani and Sankhu.

    Location
    : Helambu, 30 km from Kathmandu. The starting place for trek differs from region to region and depends upon the length of trek.
  • 26Day Trek to Phulchowki in Kathmandu

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    About the Activity:

    • Phulchowki is the highest hill situated in the south of Kathmandu valley well acclaimed for its vegetation (Botanical Garden) and bird watching.
    • Kick-start your trekking expedition, with a 14 km drive towards south of Kathmandu for about 40 minutes by private car.
    • On reaching Godavari (with Botanical Garden) start hiking gradually uphill through dense sub - tropical forest for four hours.
    • The eye-catching view of eastern part of Annapurna range to Gaurishanker in the east, breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley are some expected delights that you will encounter on this trek.
    • Post lunch (at your own expense), hike downhill following the same trail to Godavari for about 2 hours and drive back to Kathmandu. 
    • Enjoy the nature at Phulchowki and Godawori with this pleasant trip.
  • 27Hiking to Shivapuri in Kathmandu

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    • Shivapuri is the closet National Park from Kathmandu. It is also the second highest peak near Kathmandu valley that offers rich variety of flora and fauna in this region.
    • Trekking to Shivapuri is a short and easy adventure. Visit the stunning Baghdwar which is the source of Holy River Bagmati flowing nearby famous temple of Pasupatinath.
    • Drive for about 20 minutes to Budhanikantha Temple which is 8 km north of Kathmandu. After exploring this temple hike through Shivapuri conservation area and begin your exploration.
    • Nagi Gumpa is situated at an altitude of 2330 m north of Kathmandu just above Budhanilkantha Temple. This is a famous Monastery for those nuns who practice Buddhism and look for meditation.
    • Embark on a short cut down hill trail to Kopan for about two hours and drive back to Kathmandu as your experience ends here.


  • 28Hiking in Kathmandu, Namobudhha and Dhulikhel

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    About the Activity:

    • This stunning trekking experience provides you with an opportunity to explore the typical natural granary of the Himalayas.
    • Drive east of Kathmandu for about one and half hours (35 km) to Dhapasi through an ancient Newar town of Panauti. 
    • Dhapasi follows the uphill trail forward north - east direction. From here the hike follows a steep uphill trail for about an hour to reach Namoboudha.
    • Continue easy trails to Dhulikhel. After this glorious reach of the day you can either drive back to Kathmandu or spend an overnight stay at resort in Dhulikhel.


  • 2910 Days Tamang Heritage Trek in Kathmandu

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    About the Activity:

    • Enthrall in this exciting 10 days 9 nights trek to the Tamang Heritage and get a chance to explore the amazing beauty of this region.
    • Get picked up from the airport in a private car or bus and transfer to the hotel. Explore the nearby places once you reach your hotel.
    • Tamang Heritage Trek is a thrilling experience that provides you with a close insight into the lifestyle of Tamang people along with picturesque landscapes that you will cherish forever.
    • Make your way through ancient Tibetan monasteries, Rhododendron and Bamboo Forests, surpass majestic waterfalls and enjoy stunning views of snow-capped Himalayas.
    • You will get an opportunity to witness panoramic views of mountain ranges like Lirung, Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass and various other equally majestic peaks.
    • This is an ideal trek to explore the unique Tamang culture while visiting their native land.
    • End this exciting trek after getting drop back to the airport and depart for home.


  • 30Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour For 5 Days

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    About the Activity:
    • If you are looking for an extensive sightseeing tour in Nepal, select this package of 5 days and 4 nights which enables you to cover all the main attractions in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Spend a lot of time roaming around the magnificent cities and visit the landmarks of Nepal which represent the religious and cultural scenario in an elaborate way.
    • During your tour of Pokhara, you will be visiting the famous Davis fall, Gupteshower cave, Tal Barahi temple, Vindabasini temple along with an excellent boating on Phewa lake.
    • In Kathmandu, you will go for enjoying the sights of Swayambhunath temple and the Durbar square.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip which is inclusive of airport transfers.

Attractions

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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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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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Tamang Heritage Trail !

Experience exciting, new trekking route between Langtang and Ganesh Himal with the Tamang Heritage Trail. The trail is one of the most welcoming trail is warmest and easiest trails in the country. Perfect for introductory trekking and beginners’, this trek takes you through Nepal and Tibetan borderlands, with gentle circuit treks.



Highlights
:The trek will take you through terraced fields and some of the most picturesque villages in the countries. For tranquility lovers, the trek has several peaceful valleys where you can enjoy the serenity. This is where the discerning trekkers go. On the route, you will also enjoy panoramic mountain views and hot springs at Tatopani.

Location
:Kathmandu.

Things to keep in mind
:The trek is a world expedition trek and you don’t really need to carry a number of things. However, don’t forget to carry a sleeping bag, fleece jacket, wind-protective clothing, sunscreen, backpack and a first-aid box.
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Durbar Square Kathmandu

Romance in the world of Kathmandu and explore the culture or history of Kathmandu by visiting the Durbar Square. Located in front of the former Kathmandu Palace Kingdom, the Durbar Square is a UENSO World Heritage Site and is originally known for vivid showcases of artists and craftsmen.

The palace here is stunningly decorated and the overall areas reflect the beauty of Nepalese culture. The palaces and the square itself have gone through reconstruction on several occasions.



Highlights
: The place includes museum and other parts of the palace here are opened for visitors. The place is home to Kumari Chok as well- it is one of the most curious attractions of Nepal. Here, a gilded cage contains Kumari, a girl who was chosen to be the human reincarnation of Hindu Goddess, Durga.

Location
: Durbar Square, Kathmandu.

Timings
: From early morning to night.
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Chhauni Museum

Close to Swayambhunath, one of the most beautiful monasteries in the world lies a sprawling museum in a walled compound. This National Museum has some of the most interesting treasures on display, which makes it worth a visit.

Highlights
:In the museum compound, you will find Judda Art Gallery, which is home to exquisite metal, terracotta and stone statues of Nepali deities. There are fabulous cloth paintings here as well. The place has a life sized statue of Jayavarma as well. The statue, discovered in 1992 is over 1800 years old. This museum includes temple styled Buddhist Art Gallery as well. The place has everything from manuscripts to informative displays and stone depiction of Buddha to offer. This place is home to leather cannons as well, seized during the 1792 Nepal-Tibet War.

Location: Tahachal, Kathmandu.

Timings:10:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Price: USD 2-5
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Nagarkot

A Top spot for enjoying Himalayan views and the panorama, Nagarkot is well known for its stunning natural beauty and a number of hotels. The village is stacked up with hotels and accommodations, allowing you to view nature straight from the balcony. The views itself are breathtaking and it can get quite cold in here!



Highlights
:The sunrise view of the Mount Everest and other peaks gives this place a considerable edge. The major highlight of this place is the fact that 8 out of 13 Himalayan ranges in Nepal are visible from this place. The place is known for its views of the Kathmandu valley, Shivapuri National Park, Numbur Forest, Rolwaling range, Ganesh himal and Langtang range.

The location is actually quite strategic. Once upon a time, this place served as the ancient fort for Kathmandu valley. At that point of time, it was used to monitor other kingdoms. Today, it is a popular hill station, where you can stay and enjoy a blissful holiday.

Location
: Nagarkot, Bhaktapur District.

Best Time To Visit
: October to March.
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Dakshinkali Temple Nepal

The Dakshinkali Temple is a holy shrine which is dedicated to Goddess Kali. You will find the true goddess Kali with red eyes and protruding tongue. The goddess is beautifully adorned with necklace of skulls. Location: It is 22 km outside Kathmandu valley. On Saturdays you will find temple fair being conducted in Dakshinkali Temple where people are selling the best of clothes and you can have the best of tea stalls too.



Highlights
: You can have the most interesting hiking and trekking experiences too.

Best time to visit: You can visit during anytime of the month, however Tuesdays and Saturdays are the best time to visit this place.
 
Location
: Bhimsen Marga, Kathamandu.

Prices: Free of cost
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Monasteries in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is one of the most beautiful destinations where you can discover Buddhist monasteries and temples. Nepal as a country has a rich Buddhist culture and the temples here center on a blend of Buddhism and Hinduism.

The most famous monastery in the country is called Swayambhunanth Monastery, which is a legendery Buddhist Shrine.Apart from this, there’s Kopan Monastery and Bouddhanath monastery that should be visited.



Highlights
: The stupa at Bouddhananth Monastery is included in World Heritage Cultural Site list by UNESCO. Apart from this, the Swoyambhunath Monastery is well known for being one of the oldest monasteries in the world. Other monasteries, such as Namo Buddha Monastery are located closeby as well. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is another popular monastery, which is located near Kathmandu.

Location
:Kathmandu District.

Timings
:Timings are different for each monastery. But most of them open early morning to night.
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Pilgrims Book House

Kathmandu’s best bookstore, Pilgrims’ Book House was burned down in 2013, but travelers hope that it rises from the ashes. The place still has a section where most of the saved books are available on display. The place has books on everything, from Buddhism to Hinduism, Yoga and Language books along with books for children.



Highlights
:The bookstore is a part of a book publishing company by the same name. This company is actually located in Varanasi. The book house itself has several books on religion and other topics. These saved books are mostly available on discount, with cheaper price options throughout the day. Some of the popular books available here includes Mount Everest, Nepal Himalaya, A message from Arunachala and Sadhus of India.

Location
:Kathmandu, Nepal.

Timings
:Open from morning till night. Timings change during different seasons.

Price
:Entry is free. However, you will be charged for buying books from the store.
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Ashok Binayak

A religious site, Ashok Binayak Temple is the place that shouldn’t be missed. In the midst of rubbles from the temples, a tiny golden shrines lies at the top of Maru Tole, this shrine is one of the most important shrines in the valley. Lord Ganesha is one of the most loved gods among the locals in Kathmandu and hence, this shrine has hundreds and thousands of visitors every single day.



Highlights
:If you are heading for a trek or wish to explore the place to the fullest, then make sure that you visit the temple. The temple has a self-serve tika dispenser as well, with the rejuvenating ringing of bells that will leave you de-stressed. It is believed that visiting this place will ensure safety on a forthcoming journey.

Location
:Kathmandu.

Timings
:The place is open from morning till evening. Timings change, depending on the weather.
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Nepal is the land of majestic mountains. Annapurna is one of them. It’s the 10thhighest mountain in the world and one of the most fun challenges for trekkers. The Annapurna base camp trek is usually for 10 days, offers cultural insight and adventure for nature lovers. The trek takes you through the foothills that have several ethnic groups, terraced farms and charming villages. This pristine route with mountain lifestyle is going to win you over.



Highlights
:The trek usually begins from Pokhara, the lake city. It takes you through other places like Ghorepani, Dhaulagiri and others. You will also get to visit the rhododendron forests and narrow valleys between Fishtail and Annapurana.

Location
: Pokhara.

Things to keep in mind
:Since it is the 10thhighest mountain in the world, Annapurna is quite cold. Make sure that you carry right kind of winter wear, have sunglasses and first-aid.
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Durbar Square

Durbar square will take you to the king’s era and will surely give you the feeling of royalty. It is this place where the kings were crowned and were legitimised to rule that particular palace. You can simply sit in the terraced world and let the world go by. If you want to explore more, the best thing would be to start from the old valley.



Highlights
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Price
: $10 USD

Best months to visit
: October and sometime in the afternoon is best time to visit the place.

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