Things to do in Kathmandu
1Channel the serenity of Pashupatinah Temple.
2Entertain a different cultural perspective at the Crematoria.
3Worship the monkey God, Hanuman, with a few chittering primates.
4Be swept away by the beautiful Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park.
5Witness the compelling craftsmanship of the Seto Macchendranath Temple.
Tours that include Kathmandu
Fly your peace flag high in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, a cultural confluence of fascination, flavours, hidden caveats and spiritual influences, signified by the vigorous shock one experiences when stepping onto the streets of this sense sizzling place.
If you’ve ever wanted to visit a city on the precipice of fast paced progress, Kathmandu can certainly deliver, as speeding taxis share the twists and turns with haphazard rickshaws, and pollution clashes with the clean mountain air; indeed, the concrete jungles of the Western world are reflected every now and then, as you stroll across Durbar Square, though the vendors and general market vibe sends travellers back to reality, barely jolting between settings.
- Stroll the Durbar Square
- Trek the Annapurna Trail
- The Kopan Monastery
- The Bodnath Stupa
- Swayambhunath Temple
- Garden of Dreams
- The village of Chang Narayan
For a taste of traditional Kathmandu, one only has to step off the polished and familiar sidewalk, delving into the backstreets; a visual and tactile feast awaits, as the heritage of the region is announced through ancient courtyards, hob shops and shrines unaffected by so call industrial evolution.
If you need a quick hit list of the real Kathmandu, beyond the welcoming aromas of espresso and the whirring of an internet café, the majestic Bodnath Stupa is essential to any self-respecting adventurer; when you’ve taken your clockwise tour around its base and clicked up enough pictures to communicate its grandiosity, change your pace and hang out with the monkeys of the fascinating Swayambhunath Temple, before chilling out and relaxing in the gorgeous Garden of Dreams.
Though you may be too old for a treasure hunt, Chang Narayan is worth exploring, despite its out of the way location, this neat hilltop village exudes old world charm and a few surprises.
Kathmandu is the gateway to every possibility, whether you’re chasing enlightenment on the stairs of Kopan Monastery, to the thrilling treks on the Annapurna trail, your world will implode with choice.
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