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Travel Guide of Kathmandu in Nepal by Influencers

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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Discover our travel guide of Kathmandu in Nepal made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

What you will see and do in Kathmandu:

  🏰 Temple     🏘️ Town     🐾 Wildlife     🏊 Swimming pool     🤿 Underwater     🏰 Hindu temple  

Travel Tips for visiting Kathmandu

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.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Kathmandu

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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  🏰 Temple spots     🏘️ Town spots     🏰 Historic site spots     🏰 Hindu temple spots     ⛰️ Hill station spots     🏰 Place of worship spots     🐾 Wildlife spots     🌆 Skyline spots     ⛰️ Mountain range spots     ⛰️ Hill spots     🏊 Swimming pool spots     🤿 Underwater spots     🏞️ Waterway spots  

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Bouddha Stupa

  3.8 km (2.4 miles) away from Kathmandu

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Hiranya Varna Mahabihar

  4.7 km (2.9 miles) away from Kathmandu

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Patan Durbar Square

  5.0 km (3.1 miles) away from Kathmandu

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Shivpuri Nagarjun National Park

  12.3 km (7.6 miles) away from Kathmandu

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