Things to see in Kathmandu

Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Kathmandu.
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  • As seen in the photos, the Buddha eyes are look down from the top of the stupas with a contemplating look. Swayambhunath is the most popular Buddhist temple in Nepal and is also known as the Monkey Temple, WATCH OUT! Be careful wit...
  • Boudhanath is one of the oldest and most amazing places in Kathmandu. It's one of the world's great sacred places and the focal point of the Tibetan Buddhist community in Nepal. Boudhanath is lorded over by a giant circular stupa wh...
  • Smells, colors, people, all form a part of Thamel, after climbing to the highest mountain you may just want to get lost in the urban world, where time slips by, floating on the aromas of incense mixed with the colors of the dyes in ...
  • The Kathmandu Durbar Square is the main square in Nepal. This is the true epicenter of this chaotic, but charming city. It is also the perfect spot to see some great sites. The square is full of ancient buildings, which are very cha...
  • Nepal, the land of high mountains, roads that have no end but always take you to a final destination. Sadhus holy men, Buddhist monks, yaks, tradition, love of life, the birthplace of Buddhism, ... Kathmandu, Baktapur, Pokhara, Pata...
  • Pashupatinah is undoubtedly one of the most impressive places in Kathmandu. The city's mortuary is located along the Bagmati, a river that's as sacred for the Napelese people as the Ganges is for Indians. Pashupatinah is located on ...
  • Nearby is Patan Kathmandu, with its numerous temples. I was struck especially by Krishna Temple (the 8th incarnation of Vishnu) situated in the central square. At the entrance is rope hanging from the doorway. When asked they said t...
  • In late April a major festival takes place in Patan lasting several days. A tree is mounted on a large wooden wagon and everybody comes out to pull the strings that move it. They travel a certain distance each day passing the rope a...
  • We are in Durbar Square, close to the resort of Hanuman Dhoka Palace in the center of the lovely city of Kathmandu. Our contemplation of the great structures of the palace establishment was interrupted by a mass that made its appear...
  • To get to this temple that's more than 700 years old, you have to climb a winding 12 kilometer hike. Getting to the top of the mountain where the village of Manakamana is isn't easy. This village is about 100 kilometers west of Kath...
  • This national park covers the entire northern part of Kathmandu Valley. This entrance is barely a 3hour walk from the city centre or just 30 minutes by bus. You have to go to a small city Sundarijal leading into the park. From there...
  • This settlement is located north-west of Kathmandu. The best option to get here is catch a bus or "micro bus from Thamel which is where it connects to the entire area comprising between Nagarjun forest reserve and the south-west of ...
  • This trek was messy, very messy. Being a Sunday neither did the children go to school nor the older wake early to go to work, obviously. So after crossing rice paddies "swoop down" and "pabajo" and after arriving he was next locati...
  • Back to Tintiple, I decided to use the easy way, a small road, sometimes with tarmac sometimes without, that linked the two villages. This road was basically the mountain I had seen in the distance on the outbound treck. This time I...
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