Kathmandu Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Bhaktapur

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Bhaktapur, once medieval Kathmandu Valley’s seat of power, earns its accolade as Nepal’s best-preserved city. The earthquake of 2015 claimed many historic ...  Read more

Boudhanath Stupa (Bodhnath Stupa)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

One of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world, Boudhanath is a major pilgrimage point near Kathmandu. Every day, Buddhists fill the square to light incense, ...  Read more

Swayambhunath

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The oldest shrine complex in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath Temple was said to have been built over 2,000 years ago. Situated at the top of a winding ...  Read more

Durbar Square

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

The heart of Kathmandu, this vibrant public square was once the Kathmandu Kingdom royal residence. It has one of the world’s highest concentrations of ...  Read more

Hanuman Dhoka

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Hanuman Dhoka is Kathmandu’s royal palace, once the seat of power for the kingdom. Home to the royal courts of both Malla and Shah dynasties, it was built ...  Read more

Changu Narayan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Changu Narayan Temple, located within easy reach of the town of Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley, has a history as a sacred site dating all the way back to ...  Read more

Chisapani

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Chisapani, often also called Chisopani, is located at 2,200 meters right at the edge of Shivapuri National Park and hikers often use the small village as a ...  Read more

Pashupatinath

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

Every day, thousands of Hindu pilgrims from around the globe make their way to Pashupatinath Temple to worship the god Shiva. The temple sits on the banks of ...  Read more

Nagarkot

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

Nagarkot, a small resort hill station in the Kathmandu Valley, offers some of the best views of the surrounding Himalayan Mountain Range. Outdoors enthusiasts ...  Read more

Chitwan National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Chitwan National Park is situated in a plain at the foot of the Himalayas, right on the border to India. The area in which the park is located is called Terai ...  Read more

Thamel District

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Everyone in Kathmandu eventually ends up in Thamel District. This neighborhood has everything a traveler would ever need concentrated within several ...  Read more

Budhanilkantha

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

The five-meter-long and thus biggest stone statue in Nepal, Budhanilkantha, portrays a sleeping Vishnu, floating like a gigantic astronaut on a bed of snakes ...  Read more

Shivapuri National Park

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Shivapuri National Park, also called Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, forms the northern part of the Kathmandu valley and covers an area of 159 square ...  Read more

Asan Tole Market

The Asan Tole Market, also known as Ason Tole or Asan Bazaar, has always been one of Kathmandu’s most strategically well-placed marketplaces. In ancient ...  Read more

Bagmati River

At first glance, the Bagmati River might appear to be just an ordinary river, meandering its way through the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. However, the Bagmati ...  Read more

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