Download the App for Free
Within the United Kingdom 0808 196 9996 English: 24/7
Global Access Number +44 113 868 8886 English: 24/7
Top currencies
All currencies


View Attractions on Map

View on Map

About Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, has long held a mystique for travelers, and was once thought to be the fabled “Shangri-La”. Not quite Shangri-La, it is instead a jumble of rickshaw traffic, architectural wonder in Durbar Square, a old medieval town boasting ancient workshops and streets waiting to be discovered. Popular with independent travelers, Kathmandu is not always clear to immerse yourself in, but offers great rewards for those who do, from yoga centers and Buddhist temples for spiritual seekers to the Newari restaurants featuring traditional dancers for the gourmand adventurer. A favorite site on the outskirts of the city is the magnificent Swayambhunath Stupa, which is perched on a hill over the city.

Popular Attractions in Kathmandu

Kathmandu Durbar Square
478 Reviews
Kathmandu Durbar Square was once the place where the city-state king was crowned and crowned. Today, this square is still the center of the old city and a glorious world cultural heritage of Kathmandu. The square preserves the 16th--19th century monuments of Nepal. There are dozens of temples and palaces. The architecture of the red bricks is very characteristic and worthy of savoring.
401 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
The Tamil area is home to tourists from all over the world. There are many tourist agencies, hotels, restaurants, craft shops, bookstores, foreign exchange shops and other tourist facilities. It is called “Little Hong Kong in Jiadu”. Visitors can buy Nepalese ethnic handicrafts as well as hiking and hiking equipment, making it a great place for a relaxing trip.
Pashupatinath Temple
181 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
Historical Site
Pashupatinath Temple is located on the ring road east of the Tamil area, on the west bank of the Bagmati River. Originally built in 1696, this tower-style temple is one of the larger Hindu temples in Nepal and one of the four temples dedicated to Shiva in South Asia and is listed on the World Heritage List. This is a great place to experience Hindu culture.
Kumari Temple
181 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Historical Site
The Kumarima Temple, also known as the Living Temple of the Goddess, is a famous temple. Because of living in Nepal's famous live goddess Kumari, it has received much attention. The Kumarima Temple is a courtyard-style three-story temple. The exterior is a white-walled wooden window. The guards on the steps of the gate are two colored stone lions. There are rows of beautiful window sills and masts on the gates, and there are fascinating stories such as the inability to kill the cows and the devils.

Kathmandu Tours & Tickets

  • Top Activities
  • Travel Services
  • Transport
  • Attractions & Shows
  • Local Cuisine
  • Experiences
  • Day Tours

Kathmandu Weather

13 Jul, 2020
21 °
Partly Cloudy
14 Jul, 2020
Thunderstorms with Rain
15 Jul, 2020
Thunderstorms with Rain
16 Jul, 2020
Thunderstorms with Rain

Trip Moments

I think the perfect life would have a lot of sunshine in it, like Durbar Square in Kathmandu. There are many people who enjoy the outdoors here and love to sit quietly and feed the pigeons. When I look at them, I feel very happy. It is the child’s innocence, the piety of the adults, the release of the tourists, and the joy of their own moment. If there is a place that can slow me down and get me to enjoy the moment, it is here. The people’s understanding of life makes me feel at ease here in Nepal.
Posted: 14 Dec, 2018
Adam Yue   
My first impression of Kathmandu was not very beautiful. When walking on the streets, there is dust everywhere, and people want to escape from the city as soon as possible. The small town in the valley carries the hustle and bustle of the streets. The first feeling that people always get is always a little messy.  However, after a few days of close contact, I discovered that if I had enough patience and settled down, I could explore its unique charm. It is the friendly people that are the most attractive part of the city. 
Posted: 26 Dec, 2018
The Bodhnath Stupa is one of the seven world cultural heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley and one of the largest pagodas in the world. According to historians, the Bodhnath Stupa has existed for as long as 1,500 years and was included in the United Nations in 1979 in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is located at approximately seven kilometers from the center of Kathmandu. Approaching the Stupa and taking part in the clockwise rotation of the crowd, as if feeling the efforts of the old vortex, round after round, endless rotations, surrounded by the white pagoda of the magnificent Stupa. The clear blue sky and the colored prayer flags everywhere and  makes it impossible to forget and gives you some peace in the mind. And the gray pigeons on the white tower, like a gray pearl on the white sari. The pigeons look like a group of angels, bringing blessings and peace to people. The expression is a little too cute to express the peace and spirituality of this place.
Posted: 18 Dec, 2018 is part of Group Limited, one of the world's leading providers of travel services.
Ctrip Skyscanner Trip