10 Things to Do in Kathmandu
Kathmandu valley offers variety of activities to the travelers,
culturally and naturally. Here are several things to do in Kathmandu.
This article clears about the major 10 things to do in Kathmandu.
The valley has its own unique natural and cultural importance that makes
it stand out with other popular cities in Nepal so far. We have tried
our best to list out some of the top 10 fun things to do in Kathmandu
valley, of Nepal. So here are some of them described below:
1) Temple Tours in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu Valley is also called the city of temples”. Here are
numerous temples, where you can visit, and enjoy the temple tours. Here,
in the valley you can also see how Hinduism and Buddhism, co-exist
harmoniously in the Nepalese society. The some of the famous Hindus
temple in the valley are Pashupatinath temple, Banglamukhi temple, Kaal
Bhairav, Bhat Bhateni, Shankata, Mahankaal etc. Also the Buddhist shrine
like Boudhanath temple and Swoyambhunath temple in the valley.
As walking through the valleys, you will likely to discover more temples with their values to the locals.
Actually, Kathmandu valley owns three Durbar Squares:- Kathmandu
Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square. All
these durbar has its own unique art and culture to surprise you out.
When walking through these Durbar squares, you will feel like, you have
travelled centuries back in time.
Each Durbar squares holds it’s own history and tales. To explore more
about its art and culture, of the place, you can also visit museums
which are packed with information and historical statues and antiques.
In Kathmandu Durbar Square, you can spot Kumari, the only living goddess
of the world, peeking from her window.
Kathmandu Valley also offers a variety of outdoor activities, and
programs, as it is surrounded by the luscious green hills in all the
sides, you can probably explore in the rich natural beauty of the
outskirts of the valley.
The popular hikes around the valley are Nagarkot hike, Chisapani hike,
Champa devi hike, Nagarjuna hike, Chandragiri hike etc. You will enjoy
the lifestyle of the people changes as you move away from the crowded
city life. And you should not miss to enjoy the spectacular sunset and
the sunrise over the mountains while hiking through these beautiful
hills but not so far from the city.
This is one of the best options to those, who love short hikes.
The visit in Nepal but without an exciting Everest Mountain flight is
a very bad idea. So why don’t you try it once? As the country Nepal is
also called the countries of mountains, it is a golden opportunities to
take a short Himalayan flight to view the world’s highest mountains. You
will definitely enjoy the magnificent view from the window seat as you
fly over the spectacular mountain region of the country. A one- hour
mountain flight will definitely be an ideal thing to do when you cannot
afford weeks to view Everest without any physical efforts.
5) Monasteries Visit
Kathmandu Valley has several monasteries which are centuries old,
that holds great importance to the Nepalese culture with beautiful
status of Buddha.There are various monasteries in Kathmandu and Patan
which reflects Vajnayana Buddhism.
Kapan monasteries, White Gumba, Red Gumba etc are the famous monasteries
of Kathmandu valley. Thus, the monastery visits offers best scenic
experiences and provide the ultimate peace away from the busy city.
6) Bazaar Visit
Bazaars in Kathmandu, has got its own charms. The traditional, old
bazaar sells every basic requirement to satisfy the needs of simple
Nepalese life. The main bazaar in Kathmandu is Asan Bazaar and Mangal
Bazaar. The special item of these bazaars is Pasmina shawl, thankas
paintings, dancing dolls etc. It feels great to see, outstanding to
visit and interesting to buy something in this bazaar.
7) Walking in Thamel
When you are in Kathmandu, but hadn’t visited Thamel yet, then get
ready to start to take a stroll in the vibrant streets of Thamel.
Here in the thamel, you will come across various types of restaurants,
shops, and thousands of signboards, which will definitely give you an
idea about your next activity. Thamel also offers a variety of
activities for you as per your tastes. Look around and you will find a
lot of things imaginable, souvenirs shops, groceries, fancy restaurants
and clubs, cheap tattoo parlor, spa, trekking and tour companies etc. It
is so amazing specially at evening time.
8) Meditation and Yoga
Kathmandu also offers a great place to practice some yoga and
meditation. Many monasteries, here offers courses on yoga and
meditation. They may also give you some spiritual guidance. The yoga and
mediation is a great opportunities to you to find spiritual peace in
this materialistic world.
9) Relax and enjoy
Kathmandu is one of the popular city in Nepal. You can enjoy most of
the luxuries in the world, distressed of travelling to the remote areas
of Nepal. This is one of the ideal place to enjoy some multinational
cuisine and relax in spa or a in a dashing nightlife. Kathmandu provides
a variety of hotels for accommodation, where you can enjoy the hot
Kathmandu weather will a stroll near the pool or with relaxing massage
in the spa.
10) Nagarkot Visit
Nagarkot is a very well known place near Kathmandu, valley where the
travelers can enjoy Himalayan views and its stunning natural beauty. The
panorama and Himalayan views are breathtaking in itself. The sunrise
view of the Mount Everest and other peaks gives a brilliant highlight to
this place. Here, eight Himalayan ranges out of 13 in Nepal are visible
from this place. Nagarkot is also famous for sunrise and sunset view
Thus, Kathmandu is a beautiful place to visit. A small Kathmandu
valley, has thousands of wonders to add spice to your Nepal tour.