Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. It is the largest metropolis in Nepal, with a population of 1.5 million in the city proper, and 3 million in its urban agglomeration across the Kathmandu Valley.
Here you will see how the Hindu essence mixes with Buddhism or other religions on every street. Temples, stupas, monuments, mosques and centuries-old cities create one of the most interesting cultural destinations in the world.
Thamel is a commercial neighborhood located in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Thamel has been the center of the tourist industry in Kathmandu for over four decades, starting from the hippie days when many artists came to Nepal and spent weeks in Thamel.
2. Seto Machindranath Temple
This small temple of fine golden decoration attracts both Hindus and Buddhists for prayer. Located in the city center of Kathmandu, the temple of Seto Machindranath is surrounded by small stupas and statues, which create an area of great charm.
3. Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Several buildings in the Square collapsed due to a major earthquake on 25 April 2015.
Bhaktapur literally translates to Place of devotees. Also known as Khwopa, it is an ancient Newar city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, about 8 miles from the capital city, Kathmandu. It is located in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone. It is administratively divided into 10 wards.
Boudhanath is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa’s massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal.
Lalitpur Metropolitan City, historically Patan, is the third largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu and Pokhara and it is located in the south-central part of Kathmandu Valley which is a new metropolitan city of Nepal. Lalitpur is also known as Manigal.
7. Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
Swayambhunath is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. The Tibetan name for the site means ‘Sublime Trees’, for the many varieties of trees found on the hill.
8. Chandragiri Hills
Chandragiri Cable Car is a gondola lift transportation system located in Chandragiri Municipality, Nepal. Opened on 2016, the Chandragiri Cable Car runs from Thankot to Chandragiri hills. The 2.4 km (9,095 ft) line has two stations. The cable car system consists of 38 gondolas that can carry 1,000 people per hour.
9. Pashupatinath Temple
he Pashupatinath Temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple complex that is located on the banks of the Bagmati River, approximately 5 kilometers north-east of Kathmandu in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley, the capital of Nepal. The temple serves as the seat of Nepal’s national deity, Lord Pashupatinath.
10. Local Food
Nepalese food is delicious. Find a restaurant with local people and try some of the specialties, like “Chatamari;” a kind of rice pancake (like a roti) served with meat or vegetables, “Choyla;” buffalo meat served as a spicy barbecue or “Momos;” a dough filled with meat or vegetables and spices.