Kathmandu - Nepal

Discover Kathmandu

The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is the beating heart of the country and the epicentre of art, culture and history. Home to over a million people, it is a spiritual destination nicknamed the ‘City of Temples’ due to its numerous pagodas, stupas, and temples lining the narrow, cobbled backstreets.

The iconic Durbar Square, surrounded by the palaces of the Malla and Shah rulers, is the city’s historic heart. Head to the Manju Devul tower’s terraced platforms to witness the colourful bustle of marigold merchants, saffron-clad sadhus (religious holy people), wandering cows, and pigeons, a sight that has remained almost unchanged over the centuries.

There is also a more modern side to Kathmandu with a thriving live music, cuisine, and art scene. The juxtaposition of old and contemporary creates fascinating walking tours, bustling local markets and busy highways contrasting against atmospheric lanes lined with historic shrines.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Some of the great things you can enjoy in Kathmandu include:

  • Heritage Walks
  • Spend time in the bustling Durbar Square
  • Watch the world go by from Manju Devul tower
  • Head to Boudhanath Stupa on the mediaeval trade route to Tibet
  • Visit Swayambhunath’s hilltop ‘Monkey Temple’
  • Discover Pashupatinath’s Shiva temple on the banks of the Bagmati River

The best way to see Kathmandu

If you would like to visit Kathmandu, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you.

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