The capital city of Nepal

Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city of Nepal. It is the political as well as the cultural capital of Nepal. Situated at an altitude of about 1300 meters, Kathmandu city covers an area of around 395 square kilometers. Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse, historic city with marvelous architecture, exquisite wood carvings and metal craft which showcase the skills of the Newari artisans of the past. Legend has that in this remarkable city every street has a shrine or two. Hinduism and Buddhism have co-existed in Kathmandu from time immemorial. The Kathmadu Durbar Square along with Swayambunath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple and the Boudanath Stupa are the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites that lie within the city. Kathmandu Durbar Square lies at the heart of the city with the old palace accompanied by a number of pagoda style temples that boast of excellent craftsmanship in wood and metal. The residence of the living Goddess’ Kumar is within the periphery of the Durbar Square. Nearby to the Kumari residence is the famous Freak street which was the epicenter of Hippie culture during the 1960s and 1970s. Thamel the main tourist hub in Kathmandu is at a walking distance from Durbar Square.

Attractions in Kathmandu, around and from Kathmandu

  • Assan and Indrachowk If you are in Kathmandu and want to see the traditional bazaars(markets), then Asan and Indrachowk is an excellent place to pass through. It is a traditional market where you can get everything you ne

  • Boudhanath Stupa The Boudhanath Stupa is the largest Buddhist structure in Nepal, and has been a power place and an important site of pilgrimage since its construction. In the ancient time, caravans of salt traders, m

  • Budhanilkantha The Budanilkantha is a stone statue of Hindu god lord Vishnu, it is located about 10kms north of the city centre at the base of the Shivapuri hill. It is the largest and the most beautiful stone statu

  • Chandragiri Hills Cable Car Experience the Chandragiri Hill Cable car ride, this exciting journey takes you to the top of Chandragiri hills where you are greeted with the panoramic views of mountains. At 2547m Chandragiri hill t

  • Druk Amitabha Monastery Druk Amitabha Monastery popularly known as the Seto Gumba(white monastery) is a Buddhist monastery belonging to Buddhist nuns. It is located on a top of a hill about 3kms north of Swayambhu outside th

  • Freak Street Freak Street(Jhochhen Tole), presently know as Old Freak Street is a small street located to the south of the Durbar Square. The street received its’ nick name due to the presence of strange looking

  • Kathmandu - Chitwan Drive The total distance from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park(Sauraha) is about 165km and it takes about 4-5hrs. Leaving Kathmandu we drive on the Thribhuvan Highway to Nagdhunga and then descend down th

  • Kathmandu - Pokhara Drive The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara is approxiamately 205km and takes about 5-6hrs. Leaving Kathmandu we drive on the Thribhuvan Highway to Nagdhunga and then descend down the hill to Naubise. From N

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of three durbar squares in the Kathmandu Valley. The square contains the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex, which was the residence of the Malla and the Shah king’s until

  • Kopan Monastery Perched on a hill on the fringes of Kathmandu overlooking the Kathmandu valley is the Kopan monastery. It is a member of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, an international

  • Kumari Kumari or living goddess is the tradition of worshiping young prepubescent girls as manifestation of the divine female energy in Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions. A Kumari is selected from the

  • Narayanhiti Palace Museum The Narayanhiti Palace, now a museum was the former Royal Palace of the Shah Rulers of Nepal until the revolution of 2006 took over the Monarchy. It is historically important because of the Royal fami

  • Pashupatinath Temple The Pashupatinath Temple is the largest Hindu temple and is considered to be the holiest of all Hindu Temples. It is located on the banks of the sacred Bagmati river on the eastern outskirts of Kathma

  • Phulchowki hill Phulchowki lies to the south of Kathmandu and is the highest hill surrounding the Kathmandu Valley (2791mts). The mountain is covered by a natural garden full of beautiful wild roses, yellow jasmine,

  • Sankhu Sankhu is an ancient Newari town situated in the north eastern corner of Kathmandu valley about 16kms from the city center. It was once an important stop on the old trade route between Kathmandu and L

  • Shivapuri Nagarjuna National Park The Shivapuri National Park lies to the north of Kathmandu valley. It is about 12kms away from the city center. The park covers an area of 159 sq. kms and was announced as the country’s ninth nation

  • Siddhartha Art Gallery Siddhartha Art Gallery was established in 1987 by Sangeeta Thapa and Shashikala Tiwari a renowned Nepali artist. It was established with the intention of providing a platform to native Nepalese artist

  • Swayambhunath Stupa Swayambhunath Stupa, located atop a hill on the western fringe of Kathmandu, is a famous Buddhist shrine, equally venerated by Hindus as well. The stupa is associated with the evolution of Kathmandu v

  • Taragoan Musuem The Taragoan Museum, located within the premises of Hyatt Regency hotel, is about 10 minutes walk from the Boudhanath Stupa. The Taragoan museum was originally designed by Carl Pruscha, an Austrian ar

  • Thamel Thamel is the most popular tourist centre in Kathmandu. Thamel has been the centre of tourist industry for over five decades, starting from the hippie days. Large number of travelers visiting Nepal pr

  • The Garden of Dreams The Garden of Dreams is a neo classical historical garden situated at the centre of Kathmandu city. This garden was created as a private garden by the late Field Marshal Kaiser Sumsher Rana in the ear

  • Tribhuvan Museum The Tribhuvan Museum is located inside the Hanuman Dhoka Palace overlooking the main Durbar Square area. It was constructed by the Ranas from the middle to late part of the 19th century. The museum wa