We can get various things to do in Kathmandu. If you are searching for a place where you can get adventurous things to do in a place, so take a trip to Kathmandu. Here we can explore starting from sightseeing tour and may end with hiking, mountain flight, etc. So let’s get started with what’s the most famous activities in Kathmandu; the Nepali culture, craft, tradition, art, sculpture.
- Pilgrimage Sightseeing Tour
- Important Landmark Sightseeing Tour
- Mountain View from Kathmandu
- Another place to chill out in Kathmandu
- Have Nepali Cuisines
Pilgrimage Sightseeing Tour
For the holy pilgrimage, you can visit the famous temple “The Pashupatinath Temple”. Mainly Hindu visits the temple that has faith and belief in god. It is the most sacred place and most people feel blessed and forgiven for their sins. The temple was constructed in 1969 located in the holy banks of the Bagmati River. The temple when it comes to the design is made up of the famous pagoda style with silver and gold on its top.
It is also known as the monkey temple. People who visit Nepal never miss this temple which is near distance. Unlike another pagoda temple, it has the dome at its base and above the base, there is a cubical structure which is painted with the Buddha’s eyes in all the four directions. The base symbolizes the entire world. Mainly Buddhist visits this temple with the chanting of “Om Mani Padme Hum” which enlightens the soul.
This great Boudha Stupa stands approximately 6-7 km North East from the centre of the Kathmandu valley. The splendid dome of great Boudha Stupa is 100 ft in diameter, 1 hector in width and 141.16 ft. in height. The area of the stupa is approximately 6,756 square meters. It is one of the most popular and the greatest Buddhists stupa in the world.
Namo Buddha is the well-known Buddhist monasteries around 40 KM far from Kathmandu. This place is known as the place where Lord Buddha gave his body to a starving tigress. It is one of the holiest places in the world.
Important Landmark Sightseeing Tour
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
The ancient work pieces enlisted in the world heritage site have the most beautiful architecture and sculpture in the wood carving. The major attractions of Bhaktapur are the 55 windows palace, Vatsala Temple, a statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavanath Temple, mini Pashupati Temple, Golden gate, Lions gate an there are many more temples which are really great to visit. Don’t miss a chance to taste juju dhau.
Explore Patan in Old Durbar Square
Patan known as “Yala” in Nepali basha (Nepali Language) is a city rich in the cultural heritage because of its enormous arts and craft. You can find some of the finest art that is either crafted on the metals or the stone as well as the woods. You can also visit Patan Durbar square and the central zoo, one and only stone carved temple (Krishna Mandir) and many other temples. This city, in fact, have many feasts and the festivals. Mainly Newari ethnicity people are found here. You can explore Patan on your foot as well.
Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu Durbar Square)
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the most popular Recent Royal Palace among the other three palaces located inside the Kathmandu Valley. The interesting sites are Taleju temple, gigantic figure of Kalbhairav (The God of destruction), Basantapur Durbar, and Temple of Kumari (living goddess).
Mountain View from Kathmandu
Nagarkot, famous for its beautiful scenarios of the sunrise view of the Himalayas. It is located in the Bhaktapur at the elevation of 2,195 meters. It offers you with the panoramic view of the whole Kathmandu valley being in Bhaktapur. It is also the best route for hiking who wants to enjoy nature. Out of the 13 mountains located in Nepal, you can view 8 mountains and it is 28 km from the sea level.
Chandragiri hill is near to Kathmandu, around 14 KM away. The magnificent views of Himalayan including Kathmandu Valley with the help of ropeway are the main feature of the Hill. This is the place from where we can explore the view of Mt. Everest from distance. Also, we can get a chance to make fun, pilgrimage tour, adventure at once making dreams true.
Take Mountain Flight
Mountain flight is the best idea of exploring the Mountains. If are very interesting to explore the Everest region whit a short time, take a flight once. I believe that you really like the mountain flight.
Mountain flights start from the Tribhuwan international airport nearly at the 6 am in the early morning. This is an option for the people who can’t trek on the mountain. You can have mountain views at your eye level. The mountain flight takes you to the altitude of 7000 meters. The mountain flights take about an hour. The mountain flight can be carried on the Mt Everest, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Nuptse, Langtang, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gauri Shankar, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, etc.
Another place to chill out in Kathmandu
Thamel is the centre of the city, which is the touristic place. Inside we can find all types of the international restaurant with continental food and also full of hotels for accommodation. Moreover, we can also find clubs, bars, casinos, etc. for entertainment. It is the complete place for food, accommodation, shopping, etc.
What we can do in Thamel?
- Walk out the street & enjoy,
- Experience shopping in Thamel and around Kathmandu,
- Taste the local Nepali food,
- Hangouts with friends in bars, clubs, casinos, etc.,
- Recreational activities: wall &archery
Garden of Dream
Garden of dream is a sweet and beautiful garden located inside the south part of the Thamel. It opens around 9 o’clock in the morning and closes around 8 at night. Being small is it is a very pretty place to make our mind fresh, which is also popular for dating sport. There are different types of flowers and trees which makes the area greenery and attractive to the eyes of people. So, many local and foreigner people love to go there.
Have Nepali Cuisines
Nepali cuisines consist of many yummy, delicious and mouthwatering dishes which are different based on ethnicity. Mainly you can find dal-bhat-tarkari in your brunch which is a quite heavy meal and some of the famous food are mo:mo:, aloo tama, chatamari, yamari, samay baji, sel roti, puwa and etc. besides them the the newari cusinies are the best.
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. Also, it is the first destination of the foreign tourist. So, from Kathmandu, most of the adventurous things are possible to do. Starting from shopping we can do sightseeing, hiking, climbing, flying, etc. In this time we can explore the heritage, culture, architecture, and spirituality.