Nepal has become very famous because it is the place where the highest mountain in the world is located, the inaccessible Everest. A country marked by the Himalayas which separates the two largest countries in Asia: China and India. It’s capital Kathmandu is known to be the first step to reach Everest. is a city that despite being small compared to Asian capitals, has a lot to offer amid the bustling chaos one can experience in this part of the world. Welcome to organized chaos. Are you ready for this adventure?
General data of Kathmandu
Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city of Nepal. It has a population that just exceeds one million inhabitants, in a valley that bears its name and is located at 1317 mm
The city has many temples and palaces, as well as seven sites spread throughout the valley which is classified as World Heritage by Unesco. Its worldwide fame is thanks to the hippie movement which made Kathmandu appear on the map of places to visit, by many travelers from all over the world.
Now that you know a little more about the city, we invite you to discover what you absolutely must visit in Kathmandu.
The famous Durbar square
It is the most famous and most visited place in Kathmandu, Durbar means place of the palace. Besides being the residence of kings, it is the center of great events and coronations. Sadly, it was one of the areas most devastated by the earthquake in 2015.
There were about 50 temples there, many of them have reduced to ruins, however, it still a Unesco World Heritage Site.
One of the things you can see in this square if you are lucky is the Kumari in her home. The Kumari is a traditional Nepalese figure, personified by a girl aged 4 until her menarche.
Stroll through the alleys of the Thamel district
It is the most touristic district of Kathmandu. Getting lost in its alleys is one of the things to do in Kathmandu because here you will learn a lot about the real Nepalese culture. Being a very popular place for hikers, you can find accommodation there at a lower cost.
This city, like many Asian cities, radiates unique energy that vibrates with its chaos. This district is one of the places to live in.
The monkey temple – Swayambhu
There are a lot of things that make it one of the best places to visit in Kathmandu. It starts with a very good climb, a walk of 365 steps. and very famous for the beautiful view that can be seen there, which makes the end of the day the best time to visit it. It is a Buddhist temple and as the name suggests, is still visited by many monkeys, which are considered sacred here.
You cannot miss the magnificent view from this place and experience one of the most visited sites in Nepal. Do you dare to go up here? A little exercise doesn’t hurt anyone.
Three Buddhas Park
In Swayambhu district, going to the monkey temple, you will see, on the road, three sculptures that are worth taking a picture of and have a beautiful memory of Nepal. Known as the Buddha Amideva Park, it is a charming place where you can find three statues of Buddha. One of them is the largest in Nepal.
Make sure you take a good photo or keep in mind the three Buddhas while going to the monkey temple.
Welcome to the biggest stupa in Asia. If you love Tibetan culture and are passionate about or intrigued by the Buddhist world, this is one of the places that you will love. Buddhist monks, prayer, pilgrims. A must see that must be on your list of things to visit in Kathmandu.
Discover much more about Tibetan culture and fall in love with its gastronomy, it is a place full of Tibetan food offer, which you absolutely must try.
Still do not know what to visit in Kathmandu?
An exotic place to visit, an economical place with a lot to explore. Like all Asian countries, Nepal characterized by kind people who will always make you feel good. You will feel welcome and grateful to discover places full of magic. In addition to the places we have recommended in this article, we invite you to discover its people, their culture, and their way of life. There is no greater wealth for a country than its people, and there is no better experience for a traveler than to live and be part of the culture of a people. Do you dare to travel to Kathmandu? Nepal opens its doors to you.