Top Things To Do In Kathmandu
All the tourists who use air to get Nepal, first, land in Kathmandu. The visitors who are visiting Nepal for the first time may not know what do to in Kathmandu. This article, here, provides all require information regarding the Top Things to do in Kathmandu. Go through this article and find the best things to do of your interest in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu is the capital city and the most popular world heritage sites are located in Kathmandu as well as other kathmandu day tour are also explored. Swyombhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple are the world heritages sites located in Kathmandu.
Also, Kathmandu ways out to various exciting activities for the tourists. One can experience Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour, Day hiking, Helicopter Tour, Mountain Flight, Chandragiri Cable Car Tour and Traditional market visit in Kathmandu.
Now. Let’s talk about Top things to do in Kathmandu in detail.
Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
All kinds of holiday trips in Nepal remain incomplete without Kathmandu sightseeing tour. Kathmandu Sightseeing tour takes us to UNESCO World Heritage Sites include Swyombhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.
Swyombhunath Stupa is a grand Buddhist pilgrimage site located atop hill in Kathmandu which offers spectacular views of both Kathmandu valley and mountain panorama. It has a dense forest around it which is shelter to numerous monkeys. so, this stupa is also known as Monkey Temple. Everyone will get mesmerized to see this stupa.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is an ancient palace representing marvelous art and architecture from ancient time. It has a museum which is a collection of historical and religious objects. The giant Kal Vairab, well paved street, cool air, impressive palace and Kumari, the living goddess are the attractions of Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Bouddhanath Stupa is another majestic stupa surrounded by restaurants and typical Nepali houses in Kahtmandu, Bouddha. You will marvel at seeing such a great work of art here.
Pashupatinath Temple is a holy Hindu pilgrimage site located at the bank of Bagmati river. Only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple. The entire Pashupati Area is magnificently designed. We can observe holy cremation at the bank of Bagmati river.
Day Hiking is a spectacular way of escaping this suffocating city life and to enjoy incredible landscapes and mountain views. Hiking on the ridge of Kathmandu via picturesque traditional settlements and lush forest witnessing majestic mountain panorama will be beyond your imagination. This day hiking in Kathmandu or near Kathmandu refreshes and enhances your stamina for other longer trekking trips.
Kakani Day Hiking, Chandragiri Day Hiking, Shivapuri Day Hiking, Namobuddha Day Hiking, Nagarjun Day Hiking and Nagarkot and chisapani Day Hiking are popular day hiking in Kathmandu. You can choose any day hiking you like, go for it and celebrate your time.
Helicopter tour from Kathmandu takes us to both Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. Actually, helicopter tour is for those who do not want to escape long and tiring walk/trek to the base camps but still passionate to witness incredible mountain vistas. Annapurna Helicopter tour is operated from Pokhara.
The helicopter tour takes off from Kathmandu airport and heads to Langtang Himalayan panorama and finally takes to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp. We land at Kalapatthar and capture giant mountain summit including Mt. Everest, the top of the world. This moment will be the life-changing moment.
Those who cannot afford for helicopter tour will go with mountain flight. The planes heads to Everest region featuring all highlights of Everest region including glaciers, avalanches, lakes and mountain panorama and finally fly over Mt. Everest, the top of the world. We are provided each a window so that everyone can capture mountain views. Sometimes, we are allowed to go to the cockpit and capture the views. This flight is for 1 hour.
Chandragiri Cable Car Tour
Chandragiri Cable Car Tour has been one of the most celebrate highlights of Kathmandu valley among the tourist since its establishment. The cable length with 2.4km was launched in 2006. The top of the Chandragiri hill provides us the absolute serenity, breathtaking mountain views including Mt. Everest, entire Kathmandu valley and magnificent landscapes. Also, there is Hindu Temple named Valeshwor Mahadev which occupies a great space in Hindu religion. The entire premise of Chandragiri Hill is serene and cool place to spend a day out in Kathmandu.
Traditional Market Visit
Do not miss to visit Traditional Mark of Kathmandu called Ason Bazar ( market) where you can get all required things/goods from ancient times. These traditional markets are run by local Newars. Tourist love to go there on Rikshaw and observe the whole market. They buy different spices, traditional garments, souvenirs and so on. The market is very crowded so that you have to take a good care of your belongings during this visit. Ason traditional market is just 10 minutes walk or Rikshaw ride from central Thamel.
However, there are various other exciting things to do in Kathmandu. Shopping in Thamel, enjoying your favorite dishes in your favorite restaurants, enjoying the nights in clubs, getting relaxed with spa, massage, yoga and meditation, rock climbing for the adventure enthusiasts, visiting museums and gardens and volunteering too.
Letting you know that Kathmandu has very unmanaged settlements although it is the capital of Nepal. You may wonder not seeing traffic lights and terrible traffic on the road which may delay your visit. Also, the roads in Kathmandu are dusty everywhere and muddy during the rainy season. So, tourists, sometimes find it is hard to travel in Kathmandu. But, out the Kathmandu, the countryside is beautiful.