Things To Do In Kathmandu
Kathmandu the populated and the capital of Nepal carries its own uniqueness, religion and custom. There are so Many things to do in Kathmandu Valley, To be on point, it’s a home for hundreds of people following different religion. Unlike the world discriminate in between black and white, Nepalese never do that. They follow different custom and tradition but have the feeling of nationality, brotherhood and sisterhood. Kathmandu tours can be best choice for you to spend your holiday.
The history of Kathmandu valley is long. The valley had three kings from three different cities (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur). Prithivi Narayan Shah who was the king of Gorkha, Nepal got victory over all these cities and unified the Kathmandu Valley. The city consisting of hundreds of temples is also worldwide known as “City of Temples.” The hills, mountain views, beautiful valleys and traditional villages are welcoming you to visit Kathmandu once in a lifetime.
East or west, Kathmandu is best. Especially, for those who loves travelling towards high hills and forest areas. There’re uncountable places to travel in Kathmandu. And, our team is still exploring the valley but hasn’t got the exact taste of whole Kathmandu valley. So, 3 or 4 days are not sufficient to hike around Kathmandu but shortlisting the famous places and hiking only to those areas can make the tour Kathmandu possible within short time phrase.
What to do in Kathmandu
Give priority to travel first, go as much places as you can. There’re multiple things to do in Kathmandu valley. You can have map, also google map on your phone locates each and every corners of Nepal. The map shows only main roads therefore, don’t hesitate to ask the locals about the short cut way. Whether you go to explore forest, national parks, hills or visit religious temples and Durbar Squares, it would definitely make your day go happy with a next level of charm within your body.
The national park in the Kathmandu is Shivapuri National Park and Shivapuri Nagarjuna National Park. The hills are same, just the entry point is different. There’s a stunning Gumba on the top of the hill of Shivapuri National Park, called as name Gumba. It takes 6 hours of walk to reach and get back from the Gumba in Shivapuri National Park. There’s a Gumba named as Jamacho Gumba on Shivapuri Nagarjuna National park. The distance is same, 6 km and takes complete 6 hours to reach and get back. The difficulty level is easy and you can roam around these parks.
There’re multiple religious sites to explore around Kathmandu valley. Three of the religious sites are enlisted in World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Swoyambhunath Temple, widely known as Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath temple, holy place for all the Hindu people and Boudhanath Stupa, Holy place for Buddhist. The sculpture of boudhanath stupa is enormous and biggest in Nepal. there’re 365 staircases in Swoyambhunath temple leadning to the top of the hill from where you can observe spectacular views of Kathmandu valley.
Pashupatinath is the holy temple of all the Hindu people. Hundreds of devotees visit to worship in the temple. The temple is located on the bank of Bagmati river and 5 km north-east of Kathmandu. It was enlisted in World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979. There’re Ashram, many sculptures and the entry is well decorated with stunning gate. Every year, millions of devotees visit the temple on the day of Shiva Ratri. They worship Lord Shiva on this day.
Swoyambhunath Temple, believed to be self generated temple is oldest and high altitude temple of Kathmandu. The temple lies on top of the hill. It consists of two staircases meeting at the same junction. Over the first stairs, there’s a counter section. And, the tricky part is you don’t see any counter section when you go from the next staircase.
- Boudhanath Temple
- Explore Durbar Square
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Patan Durbar Square
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square
High hills, obviously it’s Nagarkot hill. Nagarkot is a beautiful tourist destination located in the Bhakatapur city of Kathmandu. The hill consists of Nagarkot View Tower. Sunrise view from the tower is marvelous. Getting in touch with Nagarkot means you’re enjoying Kathmandu with full pleasure. The environment around the hill is always chilling. It’s sure that you would say ‘wow’ when you reach the top of the hill.
Yes, many travelers do cycling around Kathmandu valley. they carry their bicycle to top of the Nagarkot and ride downward. The path is continuously until you reach Kamal Binayak. That’s fun riding cycle in such a wonderful area. traveler’s often go for Kathmandu valley cycling.
Yes, it’s modernization and everyone uses You tube and social medias. Vloggers from different parts of the world visit Nepal just to make video about different places. Some Vlogger make video while riding bike.