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Kathmandu

Asia
25+

Rank in Nepal

1

Rank in Asia

160+

World Rank

Currency
Nepalese Rupee(NPR)
Weather
Light fog 20℃
Time
04:00 AM (GMT +05:45)
Electric Socket
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Kathmandu

Kathmandu presents a beautiful symphony of Nature and human civilization. The capital of Nepal is nestled between four mountains and is a world unto its own: with its ancient stupas, durbars, street markets, and modern commercial centers. Kathmandu is a treat for the senses. The city was also called Kantipura, which meant "City of Glory" due to the many monasteries and temples that populate the city. Kathmandu holds the world record for the only capital city which has the most UNESCO listed World Heritage sites peppered in a small area. It is also the nerve center of the country's economy. It has the most advanced infrastructure of any urban area in Nepal. Kathmandu and Dubar Square are the center for many of Nepal's festivals.

Continent Country
Asia Nepal
Airport Name / IATA Code
Tribhuvan International airport KTM
Alternate Airport Name / IATA Code
BWA Gautam Buddha Airport


Kathmandu
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
September, October, November and early DecemberThis period between the summers and winters provide some of the best weather conditions.Late September to November is a festive time and thus a peak time of tourists too.
Moderate time to visit
Kathmandu experiences a wide range of seasons and every season has something to offer for the traveler. January and February are colder seasons, but the landscape is beautiful, and trekkers can enjoy the quieter mountain trails. Spring arrives in March and April, with clear skies, rich flora and fauna and a lovely weather. The weather from May to late June is very hot and humid. The monsoon starts from July to September. This isn’t the best time to visit as the trekking trails become inaccessible and the mountains are hidden from the view. However, Nature comes alive during the monsoon, and the freshness and beauty of the land is simply breathtaking. October to December is generally the best time to visit as the weather is clear and pleasant for all activities.
Worst time to visit
May, June, July and early Augustas the weather is too hot.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 2 4 8 12 15 17 18 18 17 14 9 4
Maximum temprature (℃) 17 19 24 28 29 29 27 27 27 25 22 18
Rain fall (mm) 13 14 10 29 70 129 325 239 175 67 7 8
Population
1.4 (Millions)
Official Language
Nepali
Spoken Language
Nepalbhasa (Newa) (... Read more
Other Language
Maithili, Bhojpuri, ... Read more
Police
Ambulance
Taxi
Start Tariff: NPR 27... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.25
Cup of Coffee USD 1.54
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.66
Rice/Kg USD 0.83
White Bread USD 0.48
Eggs (12) USD 1.41
Combo Meal USD 4.98
Fine Dining USD 3.32
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.50
Domestic Beer USD 2.49
Imported Beer USD 3.74
Bottle of Wine USD 6.64
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 2.08
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.50
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.17
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 155.70
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences

Activities To Do

  • Nagarkot Sunrise view: Nagarkot is a mountain village and is famous for the spectacular view it has of the sunrise over the Himalayas. It’s a day’s worth hiking trip, and the trail is ideal for armature trekkers as it is mostly downhill. The hike is very scenic. Bonus: If the weather permits you can even catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest!
  • Food: Owing to its unique geographical vicinity to both China and India, Kathmandu’s cuisine is a curious blend of the two. Try the local food, it’ll blow you away, especially the momos, pakoras, and soups.
  • Trek to Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park: This is a long trek, but the landscape is breathtaking, the vegetation is ever-changing, and the path has a wonderful scattering of rivulets and waterfalls. Visit the Budhanilkantha Temple on your way to the park.
  • Phulchowki is the highest point of the valley from where you will get a panoramic view of Kathmandu. You can either hike to Phulchowki or drive there. The flora is a novelty here, especially the beautiful and multicolor rhododendrons.
  • You can go on a trekking tour to explore the beautiful Langtang National park. Each day brings something new for the trekker and valley has some wonderful sights to behold: the snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, dense pine trees covering the slopes and fresh air.  
  • White water rafting: This is the perfect sport for those who love a bit of adventure. Training and safety are provided, and the participants can enjoy a three-hour, riveting rafting experience down the river Trishuli. You can play, swim and relax in the water.
Shopping
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Taxi
sarathi cab jawalakhel office, distance from city center 6. 3 km
Kathmandu Car Rental Services, distance from city center 1.3 kms
Onver Smart Taxi, distance from city center 6.1 kms
Blue Mountain Car Rental Service, distance from city center 1.4 kms
Alpine Car Rental, distance from city center 2.1 km
Souvenir Suggestions

Given the cultural diversity that the city offers, it is highly unlikely that anyone will go home empty-handed. Here are a few unique souvenirs to take back with you.

  • Dar Cho or Tibetan prayer flags are colorful flags that are believed to generate spiritual vibrations and promote well being.
  • Beautifully carved statues of Hindu and Buddhist Gods made from copper, bronze, and brass.
  • Khukuri knives are so famous that they are practically synonymous with Nepalese. It is also the national knife and is presented as a token of love on special occasions.
  • Thangka paintings are costly but deservedly so. Each religious scroll is hand painted on silk or cotton canvas and takes six to eighteen months to make.
  • A Pashmina shawl feels like water being woven as threads; it's luxurious and soft. They make for a perfect gift and are fashionably versatile.
  • Rice Paper products like lampshades, photo albums, gift boxes, cultural calendars, and even handbags are very popular.
  • Singing Bowls are wonderful and mythical objects. They look like simple metal bowls but emit continuous harmonic sounds and vibrations when struck by a padded mallet. The vibrations are said to have healing properties and are used by monks during meditation.

Tourist attractions in Kathmandu

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