Kathmandu Things to Do

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  • 1. Durbar Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Another interesting religious site to see in Kathmandu Durbar Square is Kasthamandap. According to legend this structure was built using wood from a single tree. Originally a community hall,...

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  • 2. Pashupatinath

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pashupatinath may be considered the holiest place but beware since it is full of thugs and robbers. Being crowded thugs find it easier to pick pockets and steal valuables such as money and mobiles. I...

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  • 3. Mountain Flight

    5 out of 5 stars

    Several local airlines offer 45 minute flights every morning around the Himalayas in a small plane. I talked to a lot of people who took this and were disappointed the plane doesn't get closer to...

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  • 4. Bodhnath Stupa

    Boudhanath Stupa was the best part of the trip in Kathmanu, a sense of calm and spirituality can be found at Boudhanath Stupa. it is one of the holiest sites in Kathmandu. I suggest an early morning...

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  • 5. Swayambhunath

    Swayambhunath or more commonly known as monkey Temple.The place has a lot of monkeys... This temple complex offers spectacular views of the entire Kathmandu Valley.The temple is up the hill. From the...

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  • 6. Thamel

    4 out of 5 stars

    Although Thamel is noisy and can be a little bit hassley, I liked it and would stay here again. There are so many restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets, stalls and so much accomodation. The location...

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  • 7. Bhaktapur

    This was my favorite of the three Durbar Squares I visited. To me, the buildings seemed to have more character and detail and it was more fun to wander. It is actually three squares. Bhaktapur was the...

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  • 8. Kathmandu area

    I have recently finished volunteering at a orphanage in Kathmandu and i would like to recommend the experience to anyone wanting to volunteer in Nepal. The small orphanage called CHEF(Child Helping...

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  • 9. Hanuman Dhoka Palace

    Hanuman Dhoka in the name of the Palace of the Kings of Nepal. Hanuman means the monkey God and associate of Lord Rama and Dhoka in Nepali means Door. You will find the statue of Hanuman in the front...

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  • 10. Patan

    The Durbar Square in Patan is said to have the best remaining examples of Newari architecture. There is a lot of Buddhist influence here and most of the buildings were erected between the 16th and...

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  • 11. Freak Street

    Freak street is the street where all the backpacker tourism to Nepal started in the 1960's. This was where all the hippies came to sit and smoke funny tobacco in exotic surroundings. The street used...

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  • 12. Kathesimbu Stupa - Square

    This Square is a main religious pilgrimate site in the old part of Thamel. The entrance to the square is guarded by two bronze lions with the Kathesimbu Stupa in the middle and surrounded by other...

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  • 13. Changu Narayan Temple

    Changu is in the Bhaptapur District. The main attraction is the Changu Narayan Temple. Some structures dates back to 464 AD. It is situated about 18km from Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley. It is...

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  • 14. Budhanilkantha Temple

    Vishnu, one of the main God's of the Hindus is believed to lay on a serpent bed in the milky oceans. This temple has a magnificently huge statue of the sleeping Vishnu. There are many special trees...

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  • 15. The House of the Kumari

    The House of the Kumari is one of the most interesting buildings in Kathmandu's Durbar Square. The wood carvings you see here are amazingly beautiful. It is also home to the living goddess, a young...

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  • 16. Dakshin Kali Temple

    This temple is situated about 22KMs South of Kathmandu. The Goddess here is Siva's consort Kali or Durga. In this temple regular sacrifice of animals( He goat, Buffalo, Cock, etc) is done to to the...

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  • 17. Kasthamandap Temple

    Near to Durbar Square is the Kasthmandap Temple from which Kathmandu derives its name. The three-tiered pagoda is said to be made from the wood of a single sal tree and is the oldest building in the...

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  • 18. Tibetan Refugee Camp

    Have not been to Tibet and so decided to visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp. Many of these refugees crossed the border into Nepal from Tibet when the Dalai Lama fled from the Red Chinese army. The Dalai...

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  • 19. Akash Bhairab Temple

    A beautiful temple located at Indra Chowk and for me one of the most interesting temples in the city. The walls are decorated with red and white tiles, and has a beautiful balcony overlooking the...

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  • 20. Everest Base Camp

    Its just one of those places that you have to trek up there to Brag that you were there. For someone like me it was a big physical endurace to make up there and back. I had to push my self to the...

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  • 21. Narayanhiti Museum: Last king were killed here

    It was here that, in June 2001, King Birendra, Queen Aiswarya and six other royals were shot dead by Crown Prince Dipendra before Dipendra turned his weapon on...

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  • 22. Garden of dreams

    Just a 5 minutes walk from busy Thamel, enjoy the beautiful garden of dreams a quiet oasis from the hectic city.It was created by the Field Marshal Kaiser...

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  • 23. Degutalle Temple

    Degutalle temple in Durbar square is a fine white temple built in 1671 which is located opposite the Stone Column. it is the same colour of the Royal Palace...

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  • 24. Jagannath Mandir

    The Jagannath Mandir (temple) is an old temple that was in the past dedicated to Vishnu and possibly built between 1560-1574 by Mahendra Malla. It was then...

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  • 25. Kaal Bhairav

    Unique to Durbar sqaure, which is dotted ti temples, comes this colourful statue (or better stone idol) of Kaal Bhairav, whom I believe used to be the...

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