The Nepal capital has been transformed, and will continue to do so over the years, in an increasingly heterogeneous city where the variety of options to have fun and spend a few days is growing, and more unbridled.
When you are in Kathmandu and want to get the most out of your stay in Kathmandu Tour. Find here about the top 7 things to do in the Capital City of Nepal:
1. Have a tea by Durbar Square
Durbar Square, formerly one of the three royal squares of the kingdom of Kathmandu is the cultural and social center of the city. Around it, there are several main tourist spots in the city – The palace of the goddess Kumari, the palace of Hanuman Dhoka -the residence of Nepali royalty etc. In addition, there are several tea stalls with milk of a ridiculous price, which one can enjoy sitting on the steps of the temples.
2. Boudhanath Stupa
It never hurts to see a beautiful sunset in the Tibetan neighborhood of the city, where the exiled pilgrims from this region come to pray and also to socialize. In the main square of this area, where the stupa of Boudhanath (one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world), there are several shops and restaurants on the top floor you can enjoy beautiful views.
3. Visit Patan and Bhaktapur
The cultural plan of the day will take you to eliminate the rest of your agenda: Patán and Bhaktapur need a whole day to be visited. These, ancient cities belonging to the kingdom of Kathmandu (of which the three cities were part), contain the largest and most important quantity of vestiges of the old style of construction Newar (the one belonging to the valley, which mixes Buddhist and Hindu styles). As usual, do not forget to get lost in the neighborhoods and find the real people, the one who gives you a smile.
4. Rafting at downhill
Are you going to miss a day of adrenaline? In the vilified neighborhood of Thamel there are many options to choose from, within the agencies, to make alternative excursions inside and outside the capital. From bungee jumping to trekking expeditions, reconnaissance flights and even rafting down one of the rivers in the area.
5. Visit the Monkeys of Swayambunath
Buy some peanuts at some post in the city, or even at the entrance of the temple itself and let the monkeys approach. They are everywhere and some have a bad mood, but if you slip some peanuts (no dirty things or chips, you have to respect the fauna) gently, they will take some confidence. Swayambunath is a sacred complex on the top of a hill from which the whole city can be seen, although it is better known as “temple of the monkeys”. It is said that the Manjusri Buddha, in a meditative state, let his hair grow until it becomes one of them, and that is why they roam the area at their ease and are considered sacred.
6. Attend A Cremation In Pashupatinath
Pashupati is one of the versions of the goddess Shiva, and the Pashupatinath is the temple dedicated to this deity . Traditionally a cremation ceremony has been celebrated for the dead in the Bagmati River as it is done in the Ganges in India, so it is a good opportunity to contemplate, always from the deep respect, one of the most particular traditions of Hinduism . Pashupatinath is divided, in fact, into two differentiated areas. One of them has this complex of buildings where the ceremony is celebrated, the other is more a set of temples where the monks are dedicated to their prayer and where the monkeys abound.