Nepal's capital is situated in a valley full of historic sites, ancient temples and shrines, golden pagodas and fascinating villages. Hotels, bars and restaurants cater to all budgets. Shops offer handicrafts, carpets and Nepali paper prints. The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous
Kathmandu is very famous city in Nepal where people wants to visit to see the culture of Nepal. It is a huge city that's a true mix of the ancient world and a developing hectic way of life. There's plenty to do in Kathmandu to keep many people busy for days. There is a plenty of place to visit and enjoy the beauty of Nepal. You can be a huge part of Everest Flight. It is a good opportunity to take a short Himalayan flight to view the world highest mountains. Enjoy the magnificent view from your window seat as you fly over the spectacular Himalayan region of the country. Kathmandu is also famous for Nepalis religious and culture, the most famous and visited temple of Kathmadu is pashupati nath temple where all the tourist attracts and visit ones in a life.
By Bus: A popular way of entering Nepal is at the border with India. There are entry points at Kakkarbhitta (West Bengal), Biratnagar (Bihar), Birgunj (Bihar), Sunauli, Nepalgunj, Dhanagadi and Mahendranagar (all across the border from Uttar Pradesh). The towns are listed here as they lie from east to west. Biratnagar is Nepal’s second largest city, after Kathmandu. Buses enter at these points and of course you could drive in as well.
By Flight: The only international airport in Nepal is Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International. There are flights to Kathmandu from around the globe. Within Nepal, most areas are connected by air, even though some by small aircrafts on little runways.
The best time to visit Kathmandu is during the peak tourist season which begins in cool September and carries on till end November. This is also the time for festivities and so there is a lot of gaiety in the air. From December, the cold sets in and lasts till the end of January. So this time maybe avoidable.
Tihar, Festival of Lights (Also called Deepawali) A five day festival which takes place each year on the fifteenth day of Kartika, around the end of October/start of November, celebrated by all Hindus with ritual house-cleaning, lanterns, candles, and fireworks. The Nepali version tends to be more picturesque and less explosive than those celebrated in India
Bikram Sambat's New Year's (April) A day of pilgrimages (often from Kathmandu to the holy Bagamati river that separates it from Patan)
Teej, the most important women's festival, is celebrated in September with married women dressed in their red marriage saris visiting male relatives and unmarried women and girls staying up all night to celebrate and pray for their future husbands.
Indra Jatra Harvest festival held in Kathmandu's Dubar Square for 8 days each September. The Goddess Kumari is paraded in her sacred chariot.
Himalayan Blues Festival (October-November), Kathmandu, Himalayan Blues Festival is one of the most acclaimed music festival in Kathmandu. It takes place in the months in Kathmandu. It boasts of having the best venues like the Garden of Dreams and Patan Museum. It also happens in many bars and different hotel venues. It features musicians from all around the world.
Dashain (October- November) is a 15 day long national (religious) festival. The fifteen days of celebration occur during the bright lunar fortnight ending on the day of the full moon. You’ll see animal sacrifices, barley seeds being sown, and hopes for a good year to come.
Shree Pashupatinath Temple
The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu Valley in the eastern city of Kathmandu. The magnificent temple of Lord Pashupatinath about 5 kms north-east of Kathmandu, is situated amidst many other temples on the right bank of the river Bagmati. Pashupathinath is the guardian spirit and the holiest of all Shiva shrines in Nepal. In other words Pashupati is the master of all living beings of the universe. This is how lord Pashupati is eulogized in the Vedas, Upnisada and ohter religious books. The temple of Lord Pashupatinath stands in the middle of an open courtyard. It is a square shaped pagoda temple built on single platform measuring 23.6 meters from the ground.
Mountain flight is a much easier way to see the Nepali Himalayan peaks. Most flights are in mornings and operate at all times except in the monsoon seasons of June, July & August. Air planes fly along the Himalayan range and also beyond for passengers to get a good view of the Himalayan range. The flight is one of the prime activities in Nepal. You will have close up view different peaks and you will feel the touching experience of the mountain peaks during the flight.
Boudhanath is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath dominates the skyline. The ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world. The influx of large populations of refugees from Tibet has seen the construction of over 50 Tibetan Gompas (Monasteries) around Boudhanath. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu.
Bhaktapur is filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, open courtyards. The city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines.
Swayambhu Stup: It watches over the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side just three kilometers west of the city center. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and is listed as a World Heritage Site. It is also one of the oldest and glorious Buddhist shrines in the world which is said to be two thousand years. The four sides of the stupa is painted with the eyes of Lord Buddha and the temple is also known as the watchful eyes of Buddha
Durbar Square: This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples like Hanumandhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17h -century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. Even to date, all the major state and social ceremonies, including the solemnization of coronations are performed in one of the courtyards in this complex. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs. 250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums.
The Kathmandu Valley: This verdant valley was once a huge lake, legend dictates that in the middle of the lake was a brilliant flame emanating from a Lotus flower. People would come from miles around to wonder and worship the flame. A Chinese disciple Bodhisattva Manjushree, wishing to worship the flame more closely sliced a portion of the hills with his sword draining its waters and thus the fertile Kathmandu valley was created.
Visit the Temples of Kathmandu
The number of Temples located at Kathmandu where you can visit and enjoy your day by praising in Kathmandu Temple. Kathmandu is generally famous as City of Temples where you can find number of praising place. There are five famous temples where you can enjoy your trip by visiting which are Bodhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath , Pashupatinath, Changu Narayan, Dakshinkali
Buddhist culture at Durbar square
Kathmandu Durbar Square in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbars. Several buildings in the Square collapsed due to a major earthquake on 25 April 2015 the Royal Palace was originally at Dattaraya square and was later moved to the Durbar square. This is definitely one of the most important places to visit while you are in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu valley also offers variety of outdoor activities to explore its rich natural beauty Nagarkot hike, Chisapani hike, Champadevi hike and Nagarjun hike around the valley are widely famous. Don’t miss to enjoy the spectacular sunset and the sunrise over the mountains and the hills while you hike these beautiful hills not so far away from the lively city.
If you visit Nepal thgen don’t forget to have a great fun at Everest Hiking which is very famous and most awaited dream for tourist. It is a good opportunity to take a short Himalayan flight to view the world highest mountains. Enjoy the magnificent view from your window seat as you fly over the spectacular Himalayan region of the country. This is an ideal thing to do when you crave a good view of the great Everest and cannot afford week’s long strenuous trek to the Everest Base Camp.
Spend your time at Monasteries
Kathmandu valleys have several monasteries that holds a great significance to the Nepalese culture. Several monasteries in the valley is centuries old and holds some of the most beautiful statues of Buddha. Few new monasteries following the Tibetan Buddhism has also set up near by the valley. Kapan monastery may be one of the most serene monasteries for you to escape the chaotic Kathmandu city.
Thamel is the tourist centre of Nepal. It is the most popular nightlife area in Kathmandu. There are hundreds of restaurants, bars, clubs and dance bars. Most of the bars, restaurants, and pubs close before midnight. But, some clubs and bars are opening till late. Dance bars are the perfect place to empty your pockets. These dance bars always provide pole-dancing performances by sexy girls wearing least possible. Visitors have a choice from a potpourri of amusements. They can: partake in cultural shows that include theater and local art; wine and dine at hotels that provide excellent service; enjoy music and dance at bars and discotheques