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Things to do in Kathmandu

Things to do in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is a busy town, so there are many things to do in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is a vibrant and noisy city but packed with a full of history, palaces, and temples. It is also within touching distance of Nepal’s premier tallest Mountains attraction.

Kathmandu is a home of several royal palaces like Narahity Durbar Square (Narahity Museum), Hanuman dhoka durbar square (with temples dating back to the 12th century), Boudhanath Stupa (a world heritage site), and Pashupatinath Temple (the country’s most important Hindu temple, on the banks of the Bagmati river).

Mainly there are Top 8 Things to do in Kathmandu, Nepal

1.) Mount Everest Helicopter Tour

Everyday at morning time, there is a regular helicopter service to reach Mount Everest base camp and nearby peaks. It is a departure from TI Airport in Kathmandu domestic terminal. The helicopter will normally refuel at Lukla where after you will carry on to the Syangboche airstrip.

You can explore the Solu Khumbu also known as the Everest region and the Kala Patthar base camp on foot. After fantastic views and a great ride, you will return to Kathmandu airport where the trip will end.

2.) Walking tour at Thamel

Thamel has been known to be the heart and soul of chaos in Kathmandu. Around Thamel sightseeing and center of Thamel is a busy marketplace of tourist hub all open dawn till dusk. Here, you can access all things imaginable, from souvenirs to knockoffs, restaurants to tattoo parlors, and mainly trekking and tour agencies.

3.) Mountain Flight over the Himalayas

A comfortable ride over the mighty Himalayas is a must while on Nepal visit. Most of these mountains are among the highest in the world, and the pristine beauty of this mystical landscape is a reflection of how inhospitable and unreachable it is. You will fly to get a close view comfortably within just 55 minutes of flying.

4.) River Rafting on Trisuli River

We have easy access to reach Trishuli River. It is a highly attractive destination for river rafting. The river experiences are sought after by those drawn to river rafting. Rafting on Trisuli offers excitement and adventure unparalleled by other sports in the world.

5.) World Heritage sites tour

There are 6 world heritage sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Patan royal palaces, Bhaktapur Durbar square.. etc) in Kathmandu city. We can reach there either by taking a taxi or on a walking journey. They are located near Thamel.

6.) Visit Garden of Dreams

Restored with the support of the Austrian Government. It is the private garden of the late Field Marshal Kaiser Sumsher Rana originally known as “The Garden of the Six Seasons) was opened to the public in 2007. It is a mesmerizing expanse of exotic flora combined with new-age architecture.

7.) Enjoy 3 hours of Nepalese Culture and Cuisine

Every evening, enjoy classical Nepali music and dances with a meal. You’ll be sure to relish the local cuisine. The meal includes simple ingredients like rice, lentils, meat, and spices to create a unique variety of dishes.

8.) Shopping and Hangout in Thamel

You can do shopping in Thamel. You can find shops overflowing with brightly colored clothing, jewelry, trekking gears, paper lanterns, thangka paintings, wood carvings, bronze statues, music, and books. Have in mind that the bargain is possible !

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I am Ammar Raj Guni, a trek tour guide, mountain guide working since 2001 AD. I am a photographer, and an entrepreneur of this blog, Gokyo Treks Nepal, and many others.