Things You Must Do In Kathmandu!!!
Capital of Nepal: Kathmandu
Kathmandu is one of the most amazing cities to visit in Nepal.
Kathmandu is a bustling, energetic, and very busy city. In the midst of the crowd and its busyness, the presence of different stupas, world heritage sites, hotels, restaurants, famous momo eateries, and its small gallis make Kathmandu stand out.
If you are a tourist or Nepali, and it’s your first time visiting Kathmandu then here are the 10 Best Things You Must Do In Kathmandu.
There are lots of exciting things to do in Kathmandu. You can visit different religious sites, or you can visit different famous foods. You can also visit adventurous places or some cozy places. You can have lots of fun in Kathmandu. Trust me!!
So, let’s now go to our topic i.e 10 Best Things You Must Do In Kathmandu. Excited to know?
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Top 10 Things to do in Kathmandu
1. Vist Swayambhunath Stupa
Climbing the 365 steps is worth it, for the view of Kathmandu valley that can be seen from the top of Swyambhu. You can also see the different architecture and hand-made arts. Visiting Swyambhy is one of the things you must do in Kathmandu.
Swyambhunath Stupa is also called “The Monkey Temple”. You can find the numbers of money here. Give them something to eat like a banana, biscuit, or apple. You will feel enormous joy feeding them.
Swyambhunath Stupa is located as a world heritage site by UNESCO. There must be something WOW!!! to grab that position, isn’t it? Go to experience that WOW!! feeling by yourself.
2. Explore the Beauty of Patan and Basantapur
You are in Kathmandu and wondering where to visit or what to do in Kathmandu? Visit Patan and Basantapur. Patan and Basantapur are the glories of Kathmandu. Personally, they both are one of my best places for sightseeing and hanging out.
You can go to see historical temples and monuments in both Patan and Basantapur. You can sit and enjoy watching the people that come and go. And you can also have varieties of foods in both of these places.
Go and try the foods and drinks of Patan and Basantapur. And when you visit these places, don’t forget to try Lapping and Boba Tea.
Visiting Patan and Basantapur is one of the things you must do in Kathmandu.
3. Don’t Miss Pashupatinath Temple
Now, if you are in Kathmandu and you don’t visit Pasupatinath Temple, ufff!!!! I will feel sorry for you.
You are in Kathmandu and one of the must-do things is: Visit Pashupatinath Temple.
Pashupatinath is Hindu Temple. Lots of Hindu pilgrimage come to visit Pashupatinath temple during Maha Shivaratri. It is a sacred Hindu temple with religious significance. It is also listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
While visiting Pashupatinath, you will encounter a bunch of monkeys. But don’t be afraid. Just keep your things safe. Visit this sacred temple and get a blessing from Lord Shiva.
What to do in Kathmandu? If this is your question, you must visit Pashupatinath.
4. Dive in the Peacefulness of Bouddhanath
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If you are in Kathmandu for sightseeing, then you must visit Bouddhanath.
Why? You will find out the reason once you visit it by yourself.
The calm, serene, and tranquility it provides to the heart and mind is really something as if Lord Buddha himself is blessing us.
And Bouddhanath is also listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Go visit this beautiful stupa and explore the Thangka painting and Gumbas located within.
5. Must go to Bhaktapur and Try Newari Foods
Visiting Bhaktapur is one of the incredible things to do in Kathmandu (though, it’s technically outside the city). If you don’t get stuck in the traffic (you usually do) then it won’t take long for you to reach there by bus or on your own vehicle.
Once you are in Bhaktapur, stop at Nyatapola Temple, see Durbar Square, and explore Taumadhi Square. Also spend your time exploring 55 Window Palace, the Dattatreya Temple, and Pujari Math. I am sure, you will be bewildered by the beauty of Bhaktapur.
And, now after you have blessed your eyes with the amazing sightseeing of Bhaktapur, it’s time to bless your Tommy. There are lots of local Newari Khaja Ghar and also restaurants and cafes. Go to any of them and try its signature dishes.
Personally, I suggest you: Go to Newari Khaja Ghar to have a taste of the Newari Khaja set with a glass of Chyang.
Visiting Bhaktapur is one of the things You Must Do In Kathmandu.
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6. Shop at the Asan and Mangal Bazaars
The first time went to Asan, I was stuck in between people. I could not free myself and find out the way. My Lord!!! there was not even a place to step. But there was every necessary item my mother wanted to buy, from street food, spices, gifts, and everyday goodies. I visited during Tihar time.
So, this is how crowded Asan and Mangal Bazaars can get during festivals and usually either. But trust me, you will find everything here. From high quality to low quality, from expensive to the cheapest. You will find everything.
Just make sure you are good at bargaining. Because who bargains brings things back home at the cheapest.
So visiting Asan and Mangal Bazaars is one of the must-do things in Kathmandu.
7. Enjoy the Night Life of Thamel
If you want to see the exquisite beauty of the streets, shops, and paintings sold in the shops of Thamel, you should visit it during the day. You will love exploring the Thamel district. But if you want to enjoy Kathmandu nightlife then Thamel is waiting for you.
The only place in Kathmandu famous for its wild night life-Thamel.
Go enjoy clubbing and wild nightlife at Thamel unless you are a minor. You can have parties with your friends at different clubs in Thamel. Just make sure not to get yourself in trouble.
8. Hiking in Shivapuri National Park
One of the things you must do in Kathmandu is to go for a hike in Shivapuri National Park.
If you are a nature lover and want to give your life a break from your day-to-day life and from the bustling city, a hike to Shivapuri National Park is what you should plan.
Head on one of the hikes to the top of Shivapuri Hill Station (it’s almost 9,000ft) and explore the totally gorgeous trails that cross through forests, vistas, and summits.
It is a day hike. So, go for it.
9. Visit Villages of Kathmandu or Near Kathmandu
One of the things you must do in Kathmandu is to visit the villages of Kathmandu or near Kathmandu.
You can visit Bungmati and Khokana village. They are located to the south of Kathmandu and not far from Patan. You will love the vibes you will have and the hospitality of the villagers. You can also visit Dhulikhel, located at the Eastern rim of Kathmandu Valley. There you can go to visit Namo Buddha– one of the sacred places for Buddhist people. You will love sightseeing Namo Buddha and listening to the myth of the origin of Namo Buddha.
You can also consider visiting Chitlang. Chitlang lies in the Makwanpur district and is one of the best spots to relax and give yourself a good time.
10. Try Momo of different Local Places
Hello!!! My tourist friend!! Did you know Nepalese loves Momo?
Yes!!!! We love Momo. So, one of the things you must do in Kathmandu is to try Momo in different local places. Why local places? Because the taste of Momo the local places provide is Love.
So, go find out about different local Momo centers and try their Momos.
Click on the link below to know the Best momo places in Kathmandu.
Things to do in Kathmandu at Night
Here are some of the things to do in Kathmandu at Night. Enjoy reading!!!
1. Go to Thamel and Enjoy Nightlife
Thamel glows at Night. If you want to live the nightlife of Kathmandu then you should go to Thamel.
There are different nightclubs in Thamel where you can stay up all night and swing your body to the played songs and get drunk either. Getting wasted, Dancing, and partying all night is what enjoying nightlife means, doesn’t it?
So, go to Thamel. Find the best club around it and enjoy!!
Some of the best clubs around Thamel are listed below:
- Lord Of The Drinks
- Sam’s Bar
- Shisha Lounge and Bar
- Reggae Bar
- Ibyza Lounge and Disco-Theque
- Tom and Jerry’s
A list of the Best NightClubs in Kathmandu other than Thamel are:
- Club Platinium
- Deja Vu
- Irish Pub
- Purple Haze Rock Bar
- Prive Nepal
- Club OMG
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2. Enjoy the Night Beauty of Patan
One of the things you should Do In Kathmandu if you want to enjoy the nighttime of Kathmandu is to go and watch the night beauty of Patan.
Patan is at its best(In beauty) at night from 8 PM to 10 PM. The yellow light lit around Patan adds more beauty to it. During the day, Patan is crowded but at night, it is just the opposite. You can only see a few people here and there.
All you will find is peace and calmness. So, one of the best things to do in Kathmandu is to visit Patan at night.
Things to do in Kathmandu for Couples
Diago and Sara sitting on the tree, K I S S I N G !!!
So, you want to just be like Diago and Sara? Hmm? I know, unlike them you can’t kiss on the tree. Haha!!
But what if I mention some places where you can kiss your love freely? Interesting topic?
So, let’s find out some of the cozy places for couples where you can steal kisses.
1. Stroll through Garden of Dreams
You can find beautiful couples around if you visit the Garden of Dreams. It is situated across the street from what used to be the Royal Palace near the bustling Thamel tourist district.
It is a beautiful place to take photos and have a small dry picnic. Now coming directly to the topic, why it is suitable for the couple? Because, unlike other places, if you walk with your girlfriend or boyfriend, holding hands and being lovey-lovey, you won’t catch the attention of people, or at least you won’t get those nerve-wracking/judgemental stares.
While kissing might be inappropriate but you can hold the hands of your loved one, take photos, sit together and spend quality time together. It is one of the most suitable places for couples.
Hello!!! Couples out there!!! What is one of the things you Must Do In Kathmandu? Visit Garden of Dreams.
2. Have fun at FunPark
Now, you might be wondering, out of all the places why fun park?
My answer is because you can really spend a sweet quality time with your other half.
Just trust me and go to Kathmandu Fun Park to have enormous fun. Ride ferry wheels, Columbus, Disco, and other different fun games. I am sure your girl will hold your hand tightly while playing one of these games. Thanks, me later!!
And Yes!!! Don’t forget to go to the Horror house. It’s not too frightening. But it is really a good experience to go together with your beloved one.
3. Try out a Restaurant with a Separate Cabin
Things you must do in Kathmandu as a couple is to go and try out a restaurant with a separate cabin.
And if you ask me what can we do inside the Cabin, my answer is: Eat the ordered Food.
So, here is the list of some restaurants with a separate Cabin:
- Fresh Farm Nepal
- Downtown cafe, kamalpokhari
- McDonald’s Cafe, Gausahala
- Jessy Penny, Basantapur
Click on the link below to find out the best places for Couples
4. Go Trekking to Lakuri Bhanjyang
Lakuri Banjyan is a beautiful place to go for a hike. It is a hill station located on the eastern edge of the Lalitpur district just 15 kilometers up from Kathmandu valley.
You can find the bus from Lagankhel to Lamatar and then start your hike. Or you can go by cycling or by your own vehicle. The view from Lakuri Banhyang is amazing.
Go there with your loved one for a dry picnic. It will be fun and a good memory never to be forgotten.
One of the best places for couples to visit is Taudaha. It is a small lake on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Kritipur.
You can find resorts around the pond and most of them have small huts. You can order food and have a good time together.
One of the things you must do in Kathmandu as a couple is to go to Taudaha and feed fish.
Best 10 Things You Must Do In Kathmandu!!
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