Posted On: Dec 26, 2017
Kathmandu- the capital city of Nepal, is one of the most fascinating places to travel. A lot of opportunities and chances lie in await those who are willing to spend a bit of their valuable life moments in the historic, unambiguous realm of Kathmandu city. From the intricately carved wooden windows, century old customs and traditions to the urban agglomeration across the entire Kathmandu Valley, no one can escape from the fact that Kathmandu is beyond doubt a mecca for foreign travelers who yearn to learn about Nepalese people, language and societies.
However, for those who have visited Kathmandu city or are making plans to visit it on New Year or on any other day of the year, they must be wondering about some of the most fundamentally eye-opening activities which they can do after landing in Kathmandu city. So, if you want to know what are the top 5 things which you can do while staying Kathmandu then keep on reading.
Our list of top 5 things to do in Kathmandu:
If you are tourist then it is a common thing to go and visit some of the most popular touristic sites of the place where you plan on traveling or staying for a couple of days. It’s highly customary that you get out from your closed walls of your hotel rooms and see what there’s to experience at first. So, you can do precisely that by traveling to UNESCO World Heritage Sites which include Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Pashupatinath. However, there’s other places as well that deserve to be visited. Places like Kapan Monastery, Nagi Gumba and Namo Buddha.
Generally, everything about Nepal is relishing. So how can you come to Kathmandu and not eat authentic Nepalese food and dishes. That’s just plainly wrong. So, if you truly don’t want to miss out on the chance to eat and taste some of the most delicious, mouthwatering traditional Nepali cuisines then you must make sure to dine in those restaurants that specialize in serving Nepali food. Just to show you what you can try, you can order Mo:Mo, Chowmein, Dal Bhat Tarkari, Thukpa, Thenduk and Lafphing.
Yoga and meditation are some of the most out of the ordinary activities for me as I don’t usually do them. But if you are a traveler who has gone through the chaotic hassles of Kathmandu city, then you might just want to salvage your insanity by going through a calming yoga session. And yes, there are many yoga centers that carry out daily yoga classes around Thamel area and in the entire Kathmandu valley. In addition to that, you can try going to ‘The Art of Living Center’ and ‘Mandala Studio Yoga and Spa’ as they are one of the most popular yoga centers in Kathmandu near to Thamel area.
The one and only international airport, the Tribhuvan International Airport is located in Kathmandu city. So, that will bring out our next favorite thing to do in Kathmandu- Mountain Flight. Though, you can just book a trek to Everest Base Camp and hike up Kalapatthar for an awe-inspiring view of the world’s highest mountain- Mt. Everest (8,848m). You have another option to get a close-up view of the Himalayan mountains including Mt. Everest and that is by going a mountain flight trip which typically lasts around 1 hour.
After exploring the popular touristic sites, you may want to do some more excursion around Kathmandu. So, why not go for a de-tour inside the local alleys and streets of Kathmandu where most of the genuine and residential stuffs are located. There are numerous small temples and buildings that lie hidden from the eyes of travelers as they are normally found inside the streets of Kathmandu. Furthermore, traveling around these streets don’t require much assistance but you can try getting a map or simply ask for directions to get to where you need to be.