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Kathmandu Travel Guide

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, has long held a mystique for travelers, and was once thought to be the fabled “Shangri-La”. Not quite Shangri-La, it is instead a jumble of rickshaw traffic, architectural wonder in Durbar Square, a old medieval town boasting ancient workshops and streets waiting to be discovered. Popular with independent travelers, Kathmandu is not always clear to immerse yourself in, but offers great rewards for those who do, from yoga centers and Buddhist temples for spiritual seekers to the Newari restaurants featuring traditional dancers for the gourmand adventurer. A favorite site on the outskirts of the city is the magnificent Swayambhunath Stupa, which is perched on a hill over the city.
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Things to do in Kathmandu

What to Do

Looking for things to do in Kathmandu? We provide up-to-date info on everything from must-see scenic spots to local hangouts.
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Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square

5.9
4.6/5393 Review
"Squares"
"Historical Sites"
Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa

5.3
4.5/5180 Review
"Temples"
Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath Stupa

5.2
4.6/5197 Review
"Historical Sites"
"Temples"
Thamel

Thamel

4.9
4.4/5250 Review
"Featured Neighborhoods"
Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple

4.5
4.4/5122 Review
"Historical Sites"
"UNESCO World Heritage - Cultural Sites"
National Museum of Nepal

National Museum of Nepal

4.2
4.5/571 Review
"Museums"
Ratna Park Kathmandu

Ratna Park Kathmandu

3.8
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"City Parks"
"Gardens"
Kumari Chowk

Kumari Chowk

3.7
4.4/5105 Review
"Historical Sites"
"Temples"
Garden of Dreams

Garden of Dreams

3.7
4.5/5116 Review
"Gardens"
"Popular Spots"
City Centre

City Centre

3.6
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"Bowling Alleys"
"Cinemas"

Where to Stay

Discover the most popular places to stay in Kathmandu, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers
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Nirvana Boutique Hotel
Kathmandu Marriott Hotel
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
Jiang Su Hotel

Jiang Su Hotel

4.8/526 Review
Hotel Himalaya

Hotel Himalaya

4.0/566 Review
Basera Boutique Hotel

Basera Boutique Hotel

4.7/554 Review
Hyatt Place Kathmandu

Hyatt Place Kathmandu

4.6/568 Review
DOM Himalaya Hotel

DOM Himalaya Hotel

4.4/587 Review

What to Eat

Want to eat like a local? Don't miss out on these top Kathmandu dishes and foodie spots.
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Mo:Mo Star

Mo:Mo Star

4.3/527 Review
Avg. USD3/person
"Vegetarian"
Krishnapan

Krishnapan

4.4/532 Review
Avg. USD50/person
"Asian Cuisine"
Utsav Restaurant

Utsav Restaurant

4.4/518 Review
Avg. USD14/person
"Asian Cuisine"
Bhojan Griha

Bhojan Griha

4.6/527 Review
Avg. USD18/person
"Vegetarian"
Thakali Bhanchha Ghar

Thakali Bhanchha Ghar

4.3/532 Review
Avg. USD3/person
"Vegetarian"
Third Eye Restaurant- Best Indian Restaurant

Third Eye Restaurant- Best Indian Restaurant

4.4/519 Review
Avg. USD13/person
"Southeast Asian"
Himalayan Java Coffee

Himalayan Java Coffee

4.5/514 Review
Avg. USD13/person
"Western-style"
"Terrace"
Fire And Ice Pizzeria

Fire And Ice Pizzeria

4.2/532 Review
Avg. USD5/person
"Western-style"
Kumari Restaurant

Kumari Restaurant

4.4/58 Review
Avg. USD6/person
"Buffets"
Edamame

Edamame

5.0/51 Review
The Chimney Restaurant

The Chimney Restaurant

4.0/53 Review
Avg. USD124/person
"Western-style"
Roadhouse Cafe Thamel

Roadhouse Cafe Thamel

4.6/510 Review
Avg. USD3/person
"Western-style"

Kathmandu Moments: Through Travelers' Eyes

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Patan Durbar Square as a UNESCO-World Heritage: One of the several Kathmandu locations where Doctor Strange production shot their exterior scenes #merrychristmas
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NAMASTE NEPAL ~ DURBAR SQUARE KATHMANDU
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Here are the best places to visit in Kathmandu, including: Kathmandu Durbar Square,Thamel,Swayambhunath Stupa
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Hand-picked rice Dal Bhat Rice (Bhat) with lentils (Dal) and curry vegetables (Tarkari) is one of the most distinctive dishes in Nepal. Orange Leibi Idebi and Ledu laddu are two kinds of sweets, similar to syrup, which are very popular in Nepal. They are very sweet. Butter Chapati is like a domestic pizza, with butter and a mouthfeel. Nepalese tea, NepaliTea, is heated with fresh milk, boiled with black tea, and finally filtered out of tea. It is very pure and delicious, and it is a drink that must be drunk.

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