Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with breathtaking Newari architecture, centuries old Hindu and Buddhist religious sites along with dedicated tourist-friendly accommodation and restaurants. Stepping into Kathmandu is like stepping into another world that everybody should experience at least once in their lifetime. Kathmandu is a city where ancient traditions rub shoulders with the latest technology. The grandeur of the past enchants the visitor whose gaze may linger on an exquisitely carved wooden window frame, an 18th century bronze sculpture or a spiritually uplifting stupa. Kathmandu, the largest city of Nepal, is the political as well as cultural capital of the country.
Like any big city, Kathmandu has seen rapid expansion in the last decade, but despite the hustle and bustle so typical of metropolitan cities, its people remain refreshingly friendly. The city is a warden of its ancestral value “Atithi Devo Bhava” meaning "Guest is equivalent to God". Retaining its ancient traditions, Kathmandu is blessed by Living Goddess Kumari and is enriched by endless ceremonial processions and events that take to the streets every now and then with throngs of devotees seeking joy in spiritual celebrations. These religious festivals are steeped in legends and are quite a spectacle with chariot processions and masked dancers often possessed by the spirits of deities. Kathmandu is a result of diverse culture and lifestyle, a long history of faith and beliefs, and of arts and architecture. Therefore, more than just a city, Kathmandu is a living museum, it is an opportunity to travel back in time and to relive in the history.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal built by the King Gunakarma Dev in 723 AD. The city is situated at an altitude of 1336m above sea level. It's a fascinating sightseeing opportunities with hundreds of ancient temples, places, monasteries, Buddhist stupas and artistic centers. The main tourist attraction of the city are Durbar Square (Hanuman Dhoka) where the temples and old palace are located built between 12th and 18th centuries such as temple of living Goddess Kumari, Kasthamandap temple, Taleju temple, the Jagannath temple etc.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath temple is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, situated five kilometers east of Kathmandu. It is the center for the Hindu's where many festivals took place. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and attracts ten's of thousands of Hindu Pilgrims from South Asia.
Swayambhunath Stupa: This stupa is located at 3 km west of Kathmandu city and situated on a hillock about 77 m above the level of the Valley. The stupa is one of the
holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and listed under world heritage sites by UNESCO and said to be more than 2000 years old. It also provides an excellent view of the Kathmandu valley.
Bouddhanath Stupa: Ancient stupa said to be one of the biggest in the world and focal point of Tibetan Buddhism lies about 6 km to the east of Kathmandu. There are more than 45 Buddhist Monasteries in the Bouddhanath area.
Patan Durbar Square: The ancient city is situated on the southern bank of the Bagmati River. The city is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples such as Krishna Mandir, Mahabouddha temple, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar (golden temple) etc and another attraction of the city is Durbar Square, listed under the world heritage sites by UNESCO. The former Royal Palace complex is the center of Patan's religious. Patan is famous for arts and handicrafts such as woodcarvings, metal craft, carpets and Thanka paintings.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur city is also known as Bhadgaon, home of medieval art and architecture. The city lies about13 km east of Kathmandu, founded in 889 AD by King Anand Dev. The main attractions of the city are Durbar Square which is listed under the world heritage sites by UNESCO, palace of 55 windows, golden gate, Nyatapole temple, the tallest pagoda temple in Nepal and Dattareya Mandir.
Changu Narayan: The most ancient temple in Kathmandu valley is dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu. It is one of the finest and oldest specimens of pagoda architecture. This world heritage site is situated 4 km North of Bhaktapur.
1. Mount Everest 1 hour scenic flight
2. Make your own Silk Scraft in Kathmandu
3. Leaen to Shop like a Local in Kathmandu
4. Full-Day Kathmandu city Tour
5. Kathmandu World Heritage Sightseeing -Full Day Tour
6. Nagarkot-Changunarayan-Bhaktapur Full Day Hike
7. Full- Day Bungee Jumping Adventure from Kathmandu
8. Mansalu Circuit- Lake Pass Trekking