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Do you know that when a country is surrounded by Himalayan Mountain how beautiful it will be? Yes, that is Nepal and capital is Kathmandu. The population of Kathmandu is one million plus and known as city of temple. Among the top ten upcoming travel destination, Kathmandu become third. Through exploration, Kathmandu have found evidence of ancient civilizations.

Kathmandu Nepal

Kathmandu Nepal

Nepal is a nice country in south east Asia. You can see beauty of Himalayas from Nepal. Among population, it is 49th largest country. Nepal is a multi-ethnic country, the country is land-lock by China and India. White water rafting, paragliding, jungle safaris, wild tigers, coupled with temples, monasteries and pagodas, full of diversity.Go on a trekking tour through the Himalayan Mountains Annapurna. The Annapurna Circuit is rightly one of the most beautiful hikes in the world. It is no longer an insider tip and is the most popular trek in the country. With a length of around 230 km, it leads through different climate zones and spectacular landscapes, the highest point being the Throng La Pass at 5,416m. There is almost always electricity, restaurants, cafes, WIFI and all kinds of accommodation from backpackers to 5 star hotels. Hindu Temple Pashupatinath, if you are looking for a bit of culture, then you can visit the Hindu Temple Pashupatinath, Visit three kilometres northwest of Kathmandu. This temple, located on the Bagmati River, is dedicated to the god Shiva and is considered the holiest in the country, where the locals burn their deceased loved ones. The Nepalese believe in rebirth and anyone can watch the ceremonies. The ashes of the dead are scattered into the river, which later flows into the Ganges. As a non-Hindu, you are not allowed to enter the temple itself, but from the visitor terrace on the other side of the river you have a beautiful view of the temple and what is going on Durbar Square There are more than 50 temples and pagodas to marvel at on Kathmandu’s King Square, Durbar Square. A perfect place to watch the locals and their culture. The temples are dedicated to different gods and believers make sacrifices in them. Temple about three kilometres outside the capital is one of the most popular Nepal attractions. At around 2,500 years old, it is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the world. The gem is the Buddhist startup with striking, painted eyes, around which there are over 100 prayer wheels, various shrines and Buddha statues. The hill on which the temple is located is also called the Monkey Mountain. Thanks to the rhesus monkeys that live here in the wild. Bodnath Stupa, the Bodnath Stupa northeast of Kathmandu is still one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists from all over Nepal and even Tibet. It is one of the most beautiful sights in Nepal. While you can visit the stupa with its 15 meter high dome all day, its magic is greatest in the evening hours. Because at this time believers come here, walk the wide path clockwise around the stupa and pray.

Kathmandu kitchen

Kathmandu Kitchen is a famous kitchen. Momos, Chatamari, Choila, Sekuwa, Thuwa, Aloo Chop are common food. The country has variety of food.

Kathmandu weather

Preferably at the end of year and in month of October and December is the suitable time to travel Nepal. At that time sky is clear and and the views are spectacular. Starting from new year till the month of April, weather remains dry .The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (19.1°C). The month with the highest average low temperature is July (20.2°C). The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (2.4°C).

Kathmandu airport

The name of international airport is Tribhuvan International Airport is and is located in Kathmandu, Bagmati Pradesh, Nepal. As per the former kind of Nepal, Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah The airport is named. The airport has one domestic and one international terminal.

Kathmandu clothing

The design of clothing is stylish and comfortable. Quality material has been used to produce a dress. The Wind-stopper Jackets  are awesome and work great. If you are a traveler and you are visiting Kathmandu in winter, you will need a Jacket.

Kathmandu population

Population of Kathmandu is 1,376,000. Among the population 81.3% of the Nepalese population is Hindu, 9.0% are Buddhist, 4.4% are Muslim, 3.0% are Kiratist , 1.4% are Christian, 0.1% are Sikhs, 0.1% are Jains and 0.7% follow other religions or no religion. Courtesy: Wikipedia

While in Kathmandu

An experience: There are really beautiful temples and stupas to discover here. You have to take your time anyway to take in this city.  Whatever it is that we already know certain places and that we also have a friend in Kathmandu. If you take a driver for a day, you can do a maximum of 5 sights in Kathmandu and the surrounding area due to the insane traffic. That is why we recommend planning three days to visit the city. Thamel and Mandala Street, if you visit Kathmandu, you are definitely staying in the bustling tourist center of Thamel. To arrive first and get used to the city, just stroll through the numerous alleys past countless small shops. The atmosphere is really special. Mandala Street within Thamel is a beautiful and, above all, wonderfully quiet street. On your discovery tour through the district, I definitely recommend a detour here. There are nice shops and some restaurants, mostly on the upper floors of the houses. Make sure you look up, then you will discover a wonderful mini stupa above the roofs. Boudhanath or Bodnath Stupa One of the most famous sights in Kathmandu and the city’s landmark is this beautiful, white stupa. Its origins go back to the 5th century AD. The stupa was damaged by the earthquake, but now shines again in its old splendor. The atmosphere in the large square around the stupa is like from another world, especially if you are there early in the morning or in the evening. The old houses that surround the square are home to shops, restaurants and also a thangka painting school. It is located in the same building as the Best View Restaurant. By the way, from the terrace of the restaurant you have a great view over the whole square. You can just go into the thangka school and have a look around. The students are happy to tell you something about the art. Hindu temple Pashupatinath Pashupatinath is one of the most important Hindu temple sites and is one of the highlights in Kathmandu. It also goes back to the 5th century AD. The temple complex is really gigantic and you can stay here for two hours by yourself. The Bagmati, a tributary of the Ganges, flows through the temple site. Here on its banks the Hindus say goodbye to their dead. They first subject them to a ritual cleansing with the water of the holy river and then burn the dead on the banks of the Bagmati on pyre intended for this purpose.  During your visit you will definitely be approached by a guide. He will be happy to guide you through the temple complexes and explain everything to you. But then he also expects a fee from you. We mistakenly thought It belongs to the admission ticket because one of the guides began to tell about the history as a matter of course without our consent. When he finally wanted money and we had just spent the last money, we were surprised and he was offended . Durbar Square – Unfortunately, many temples and the old palace were badly damaged by the 2015 earthquake. Nevertheless, the square, which originally consisted of up to 50 pagodas, temples and palaces, is worth a visit. The most famous and worth seeing temples include Hanuman Dhoka, Kasthamandap, the Mahendra Museum and Kumari Ghar. The beautiful white Royal Palace was completely scaffolded when we visited. Here everything is heavily restored . Swayambunath Temple, Also known as the Monkey Temple In western Kathmandu you have a great view of the city from the Monkey Temple. If you are lucky and the city’s smog clears, you can marvel at the Himalayas from here. The large stupa is reminiscent of the Boudhanath, and there is a fountain at the entrance to the temple complex. If you manage to toss a coin into the pot you can make a wish and with a little luck the wish will come true. It’s just wonderful to watch the people and the hustle and bustle here. I hardly need to mention that there are a lot of monkeys (macaques) around here. Water bottles are also welcome, because there is nothing like a sip of clean water. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes. Get the big Annapurna Circuit travel guide now! In our high-quality travel guide you will find out everything you need to know about preparation and implementation . Visit to the old royal palace of the Shah dynasty, the Narayanhiti Palace It was converted into a museum after the abolition of the monarchy in 2008. Everything is a bit dusty, but we still find the exhibition interesting. By the way, the Crown Prince Dipendra shot his father, other relatives and then himself here in 2001, allegedly in a drug and alcohol intoxication. You can read about the course of the massacre here in detail. By the way, no photos may be taken from the inside here, you can safely leave the camera at home. You also have to lock your smartphone in a locker. Buddhist Temple – Shree Ghah Gumba & Kaathe Swayambhu Shee. Chaitya A bit difficult to find in the bustle of the city but a very worth seeing Buddhist temple is the Shree Ghah Gumba with great architecture. You absolutely have to take a look at the huge prayer wheel, which is located here in a separate room. If you turn them, you will collect a lot of karma points! The Kaathe Swayambhu Shee, Chaitya is right next to Shree Ghah Gumba and looks like the famous Bodnath Stupa only in small size. The pigeons that are fed here cavort on the square around him. Feeding the pigeons also brings good karma. This temple is visited by both Buddhists and Hinduists. During the earthquake in 2015, its entrance gate was destroyed and during our visit the entrance was barely recognizable due to the construction site. You can marvel at the carvings on the temple on a clockwise tour. Inside there is an image of the god Machhendranath. Around the temple there are smaller stupas (chaityas) and shrines. Just switch off in the “Garden of Dreams” or Swapna Bagaicha Yes, it really exists! A place in the middle of the city where you can just switch off after all the sights and forget the noise for a few hours. In a wonderful park with the dreamy name “Garden of Dreams”. An absolute highlight in Kathmandu, this garden, surrounded by buildings in the English imperial style, is an oasis of calm. And it is only a few minutes away from the Thamel tourist area, the thick walls that surround it completely block out the noise of the juggernaut Kathmandu. Well, sometimes you can hear the whistle of a completely overwhelmed traffic cop, so if you want to relax, grab a book and head to the Garden of Dreams. There are even extra mats on the meadows where you can make yourself comfortable. The Kaiser Kaffee and two upscale restaurants take care of your physical well-being. Lalitpur – Patan Durbar Square Patan City is located in the third largest city in Nepal, in Lalitpur. It forms a twin city with Kathmandu and to be honest, I didn’t notice whether I was in one city or the other. In case you are wondering why there are so many of them. A special highlight is the ancient royal palace, which unfortunately was badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake. Nevertheless, the visit is worthwhile, especially since it is being diligently reconstructed and rebuilt. In addition to the palace, there are other important buildings such as temples and residential buildings. Excursion to Bhaktapur If you have one more day left we can recommend a trip to the third royal city Bhaktapur next to Kathmandu and Lalitpur. Bkatapur is one of the top sights in Kathmandu. You should plan to drive there with about one hour, depending on the traffic. In contrast to Kathmandu, Bhaktapur is really leisurely. Overall, you can spend half a day there. The area is very large. The town (approx. 81,000 inhabitants) lives from the art of pottery and agriculture. Here you will find a pottery square where you can even see how the goods are made. The Durbar Square of Bhaktapur is also very worth seeing and you will find many ornate temples scattered around the city. The houses here are also often decorated with great wood carvings. Kathmandu is a fascinating and crazy city. Take your time and let yourself drift through the diverse culture. In the evening you can relax from the hustle and bustle of the day with good food and an Everest or Gorkha beer. Private tour Bhaktapur and Patan From Kathmandu. Full-day excursion to Bhaktapur with breakfast Kathmandu is already one crazy city that you have to make friends with first. In the tourist district of Thamel there are many hidden pretty corners, so it is worth strolling around here. In this section you will find our tips on hotels in Kathmandu, tours in Kathmandu and the surrounding area as well as some restaurant tips that you should definitely try . Oasis Kathmandu Hotel – right by the Garden of Dreams in a quiet side street, it is really an oasis in Kathmandu! The rooms are well presented and clean. The restaurant is also highly recommended. Hotel Amaryllis – A nice guesthouse with great staff and clean rooms. DOM Himalaya Hotel – Nice mid-range hotel. Yak & Yeti Hotel – For those who like a little more luxury. Baber Mahal – Also for higher demands . Hotel Access – Very centrally located, for those who like to be in the middle of the action Madhuban Guesthouse – For low budget friends and our accommodation for the first time in Nepal Good restaurants in Kathmandu Especially after the trek we were happy about the variety of restaurants in Kathmandu. You will find almost everything your heart desires here. Fire & Ice – Our absolute favorite pizzeria, which we visited several times on our last trip. Really really good pizza and often nothing works without a reservation. OR2K – Good influenced vegetarian food. Mezze by Roadhouse – fine international cuisine. The prices are correspondingly higher but still cheap. On Martin’s birthday we went to eat upstairs in the rooftop bar, there you have a great view over the city. Gokarna House Restaurant – here we celebrated Martin’s birthday with traditional dances and music. Delicious and Authentic Food. Himalaya Java Coffee – Great coffee, delicious milkshakes, and sweets. Tashi Delek Restaurant – Local Restaurant; delicious and cheap Tibetan street food with the best Momos Kathmandu Trekking Agency & Guide Are you still looking for a trekking agency for your hiking adventure? We can warmly recommend our Adventure Bound agency. With them we did both the Annapurna Circuit and recently the Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trek, otherwise you will find endless providers in Thamel. Get an overview and get advice from 2-3 providers. You should make sure that the guides & porters have insurance and reasonable equipment. Even if the standard here is now very good. Kathmandu Activities & Tour Tips You can either book the city tour we have described on site at our partner agency Adventure Bound. Or you can book from the comfort of your home via guide book. Here we have broken down some tours for you: All tours at a glance Sightseeing Kathmandu.Kathmandu insider tour with a local Kathmandu sights: day tour UNESCO World Heritage Site including Bodnath Stupa Kathmandu excursion: full day Bhaktapur tour with breakfast at sunrise Big sightseeing tour Kathmandu : Full day private excursion in the Kathmandu Valley Shopping trekking gear in Kathmandu.Don’t have all the things ready for your upcoming trekking adventure yet? Don’t panic, Thamel is a paradise for shopping trekking clothes. In addition to world-famous manufacturers such as Marmot or Mammut, you will find endless fake products here. With a good price-performance ratio and absolutely sufficient for your adventure. Since there is a lot of oversupply here, it is extremely difficult to decide on a shop or product. Pick two to three stores where you feel comfortable and ask about prices. Once you have decided on a store, of course you have to act a little. There is always some kind of discount. Our secret tip for trekking clothing in Kathmandu is the Kalapatthar Trekking Store, see map. Have fun shopping! Are you still wondering what you need for the trek? Just take a look at our .Then have a look at this article about Kathmandu and the surrounding area by Melanie from the travel blog Good morning world. Make a note of the post on Pinterest: Do you have any tips for Kathmandu sights? Leave a nice comment and share the post. With the free 1plus Visa Card from Santander Consumer Bank you can withdraw cash free of charge not only in Kathmandu but worldwide! Are you looking for more impressions and tips about Kathmandu?  Make a note of the post on Pinterest: Do you have any tips for Kathmandu sights? Leave a nice comment and share the post. With the free one plus Visa Card from Santander Consumer Bank you can withdraw cash free of charge not only in Kathmandu but worldwide! Kathmandu a great place to see, enjoy and relaxation.

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