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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 full of history, palaces, and temples. It is also within touching distance of Nepal’s premier tallest Mountain attraction.

Tour in Kathmandu offers diversity in Nepalese culture, lifestyle, and history of Nepal. Kathmandu is a gateway to travel that begins with the historical and architectural Kathmandu durbar square, which marks Lichhavi and Malla dynasties.

Visit Kathmandu heritage tour is a tourist paradise and cultural hub for all age travelers to experience historical and architectural monuments. They used to live and operate the rules in the Kathmandu valley. Furthermore, our expert tour operator designs Kathmandu city tour packages carefully to give the best suffering for travelers.

Besides that, there are many temples and monuments in and around Kathmandu to visit. Furthermore, Pashupatinath temple , a major Hindu pilgrimage sites, lies on the bank of the holy Bagmati river. On your Pashupatinath tour, you can see how Hindu people do the funeral processes of a dead body.

Moreover, the best and most visited places include Kathmandu durbar square, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath stupa. In addition, Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan are Hindu temples, located above Bhaktapur city. Travel solo or with groups, and make an amazing day tour by booking an expert guide provided by Gokyo Treks Nepal.

Mainly there are Top 9 Things to do in Kathmandu, Nepal

1.) Mount Everest Helicopter Tour

At every morning time, there is a regular Helicopter Ride to Mount Everest base camp to explore the highest peaks. Landing a helicopter at Kala Patthar is just amazing as you can view Everest and more mountains within a few kilometers of distance. Its departure from TI Airport in Kathmandu domestic terminal is in good weather. The helicopter will normally refuel at Lukla and turn nearby base camp and land at Kala Patthar ground, which is a superb luxury tour in Nepal.

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

2.) Walking tour in 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 wandering and tour agencies.

hiking gears shop

3.) Mountain Flight over the Himalayas

A comfortable ride over the mighty Himalayas is a must while on a 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.

mountain flight

4.) River Rafting on Trisuli River

We have easy access to reach Trishuli River. It is a highly attractive destination for river rafting adventures. Rafting on Trisuli offers excitement, bird watching, and adventure unparalleled to other sports in the world.

rafting in Nepal

5.) World Heritage sites tour

Kathmandu is the home of several royal palaces. They are Narahity Durbar Museum, Hanuman Dhoka palace square (12th century), Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. All those places are top things to know while your visit to Kathmandu.

Mainly, there are 6 world heritage sites in Kathmandu city. They are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Patan royal palaces, Bhaktapur Durbar square.. etc. Visitors can reach the spot by taking a private taxi. They are located near Thamel Bazaar.

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) which was opened to the public in 2007. It is a mesmerizing expanse of exotic flora combined with new-age architecture.

Dream Garden Kathmandu

7.) Aviation Museum Tour

Aviation Museum Tour is another interesting sight that you can visit in Kathmandu that is situated in Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal. The aircraft museum is inside an Airbus A330-300 of Turkish Airlines that only flew for about eight months before suffering a runway excursion at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu in March 2015.

Aviation museum Kathmandu

It was established under a joint initiative by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal and pilot Bed Upreti and his trust. The museum’s exhibits include the aircraft’s original cockpit setting, model and miniature aircraft, and items documenting the history of Nepalese aviation, officially opened to the public on 28 November 2017.

To visit to the Aviation Museum is an ideal for kids due to its interactive exhibits, allowing them to explore aircraft up close and learn about aviation history through engaging displays. It offers hands-on experiences, flight simulators, and educational content that captivates young minds while fostering an interest in aviation and technology.

8.) 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.

In recent years, Nepalese culture and cuisine have gained popularity among tourists due to their rich diversity and authenticity. It’s an unique blend of traditions, festivals, and vibrant art has drawn interest, offering immersive experiences. Similarly, the flavorful and aromatic Nepalese cuisine, influenced by diverse ethnicities, spices, and local ingredients, has captivated visitors seeking new culinary adventures.

9.) Shopping and Hangout in Thamel

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

shopping in Thamel markets

Therefore, to go to the above places, Gokyo Trek and Expedition commits to the best service at a reasonable price. We are a team of professional guides and offer the lowest price on all tours, travel, and holidays.

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