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Travel Guide of Kathmandu in Nepal by Influencers and Travelers


Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal, with a population of around 2.5 million. Also known as the city of temples, with one of the oldest pagoda design, known with Pashupatinath Temple, the city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres above sea level in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu valley in central Nepal.


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1 - Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square is situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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2 - Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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3 - Trekking | Thulo Sirubari

   14 km away

Experience Tamang culture and the landscape of their region near the Tibetan border. Head out from Kathmandu on a 10-day adventure, which includes a number of unique day treks and a chance to discover the ancient lifestyle of the indigenous Tamang people.

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4 - Katmandu

Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal, with a population of around 1 million. Present as a valley below mesmerizing hills of Shiva Puri Nagarjun National Park, Kathmandu is also, economically, the most developed city in Nepal.

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5 - Lalitpur

   6 km away

Lalitpur Metropolitan City, historically Patan, is the third largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu and Pokhara and it is located in the south-central part of Kathmandu Valley which is a new metropolitan city of Nepal. Lalitpur is also known as Manigal.

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6 - Pashupatinath Temple

The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple complex that is located on the banks of the Bagmati River, approximately 5 km north-east of Kathmandu in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley, the capital of Nepal.

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7 - Hiranya Varna Mahavihar

Hiraṇyavarṇa Mahāvihāra, also Kwa Baha: informally called The Golden Temple with literal meaning "Gold-colored Great Monastery" is a historical vihara situated in Patan, Nepal. It is known locally as the "Golden Temple" and it is famous for feeding rats.

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8 - Thamel

Thamel is a commercial neighborhood located in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Thamel has been the centre of the tourist industry in Kathmandu for over four decades, starting from the hippie days when many artists came to Nepal and spent weeks in Thamel.

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9 - Amadablam Expedition

Taboche is a mountain in the Khumbu region of the Nepalese Himalaya. Taboche is connected to Cholatse by a long ridge. Taboche lies directly across the Imja River from Ama Dablam and above the villages of Pheriche and Dingboche.

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10 - Kàtmandu

Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal, with a population of around 1 million. Also known as the city of temples, the city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres above sea level in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu valley in central Nepal.

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11 - Kirtipur

   8 km away

Kirtipur is a Municipality and an ancient city of Nepal. The Newars are the natives of Kipoo that is believed to be derived from Kirati King Yalamber. It is located in the Kathmandu Valley 5 km south-west of the city of Kathmandu.

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12 - Bhaktapur Durbar Square

   11 km away

Bhaktapur Durbar Square, is the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom, 1,400 metres above sea level. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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13 - Chandragiri

   11 km away
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14 - Nyatapola Temple

   12 km away

Nyatapola Temple is a 5-storeyed Hindu temple. Meaning is Five Storeys Roofed Temple. Pagoda Style temple located in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The temple was erected by Nepali King Bhupatindra Malla during a 7-month period from late 1702 to 1703. It is the temple of Siddhi Lakshmi, the Tantric Lakshmi who bestows auspiciousness.

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15 - Bhaktapur

   12 km away

Bhaktapur, also known as Khwopa, also known as the city of the temples, is a city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal about 8 miles from the capital city, Kathmandu.

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16 - Shivpuri Nagarjun National Park

   12 km away
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17 - Chitlang

   16 km away

Chitlang is a village located in Thaha Municipality of Makwanpur District, Bagmati Pradesh, Nepal.

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18 - Nagarkot

   18 km away

Nagarkot is a former Village Development Committee located 32 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal in Bhaktapur District in Bagmati Pradesh and as of 2015 part of Nagarkot Municipality.

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19 - Langtang National Park

   37 km away

Langtang National Park was established in 1976 as Nepal's first Himalayan national park and the country's fourth protected area.

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20 - Gosaikunda

   42 km away

Gosaikunda is a rural municipality located in Rasuwa District of Bagmati Pradesh in Nepal. Rasuwa district is divided into five rural municipality and Gosaikunda is one of them. It is located near the border of Tibet-China on Himalayan range.

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21 - Dhading

   44 km away

Dhading Besi is the district headquarter of the Dhading District in Nepal. The town lies in Nilkantha Municipality of Dhading. The word besi in the Nepali language means lowlands in the river basin, the reason many people settled here.

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Located at 1 350 m of altitude, at the confluence of Bagmati and Vishnumati rivers, the city of Kathmandu is listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Its name means "wooden temple" in Sanskrit. It was one of the ancient Newar royal capitals of the three kingdoms of the valley. Stroll through its old quarters, the monumental center of Durbar Square or the temple of Taleju.

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is situated in a valley surrounded by the Himalayas. At the heart of the labyrinthine lanes of the old city is the huge Durbar Square, which is crowded during the Indra Jatra religious festival of masked dances. Many of the city's historic sites were damaged or destroyed by the 2015 earthquake. The Durbar Square Palace, Hanuman Dhoka, and Kasthamandap, a wooden Hindu temple, are being rebuilt.

The city stands at an altitude of 1,350 metres at the confluence of two rivers: the Bagmati and the Bishnumati. It is surrounded by a ring of medium-sized mountains (up to 3,000 metres) in the foothills of the Himalayas, which is why it is known as the Kathmandu Valley (administratively known as the Bagmati area, "Bagmati anchal"), which also includes Patan and Bhaktapur and is populated by about 1.5 million people.

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Is Kathmandu safe ?

Kathmandu is safe to visit, and it's known for extremely friendly people and hospitality towards tourists and visitors. It is no stranger to tourists, is extremely friendly to visitors, and is very well organized for traveling around.

Kathmandu is as fascinating as it is frantic; as charming as it is chaotic. A melting pot of culture, history and religion, its exotic atmosphere is unique and not easily forgotten. Lose yourself within the streets of this incredible bustling city and, if you can, give it more than a two-day pass.













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