An outrageous mix of sounds, sights and scents, atmospheric rickshaws and ancient temples
– all of it welcomes a visitor in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. Let the city open up to you during a
guided tour, as you wander around its lively traffic-jammed streets discovering a hidden temple or
an antique shop here and there.
Kathmandu, nestled in the Kathmandu Valley between the mountains, is listed among the
top ten world travel destinations on rise. It also ranked first among Asian cities. The city’s
attractions include a few UNESCO-listed sites. Despite the consequences of the 2015’s earthquake,
the city’s infrastructure flourishes, and a visit to Kathmandu will become an unforgettable
Start your trip with a visit to the Swayambhu Temple located on the hilltop. Climb the 350
steps to enjoy the magnificent views of the city, the imposing Boudha Stupa, as well as the ancient
carvings and the amusing monkeys eagerly greeting the visitors.
Get a glimpse of the Narayanhiti Palace Museum, with its luxurious halls, heavy fruit
branches, and 20-meter-high bamboo. Relax in the beautiful walled Garden of Dreams and take
pictures of the sleeping Vishnu in Budda Neelkanth Temple. Do not miss the ancient Kathmandu
Durbar Square studded with temples and palaces, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you have more time to spare, ask your knowledgeable tour guide about other sights and
entertainments in Kathmandu. You might continue surveying the local temples or go hiking in the