What to do in Kathmandu in one day

09:00 – Hotel Shanker

09:30 – Garden of Dreams

10:30 – Revolution Cafe

11:00 – Explore Thamel

12:30 – Rosemary Kitchen & Coffee Shop

14:00 – Boudhanath (Stupa)

16:00 – Cafe Kora

17:00 – Swayambhunath Temple

18:30 – Durbar Square

19:30 – Dinner at MEZZE by Roadhouse

21:00 – Enjoy a show at House of Music

22:30 – Sam’s Bar

23:59 – Club OMG

 

We mapped out your day trip in Kathmandu

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Kathmandu

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Kathmandu is the capital and largest municipality of Nepal. Stimulate your sense with the sights and smells of bustling this exotic city. During your Kathmandu day trips, stop by the medieval temples of Durbar Sq or walk down the city center, admiring all of the many vendors and their flashy goods. Walk through the backpacking district of Thamel or get a glimpse of the city’s cultural and historic heritage in the hidden temples. Take a step back from all the fast-paced lifestyles and relax in the Kathmandu Valley, surrounded by lush greenery. Remember to take time for yourself; Kathmandu can be an exhausting place to visit

Kathmandu is also known as the “City of Temples”. Kathmandu is especially known for Mount Everest. Experience Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bodhunath, and the Pashupatinath Temple. Visit the National Museum of Nepal and Langtang National Park while in Kathmandu as well

Dal bhat is a famous Nepali staple food, consisting of steamed rice, pulse soup, vegetable curry, and pickles. Momos, dumplings filled with meat, are also a very popular dish. Indulge in excellent sweet sel roti, a tye of puffy donut, and sweet barbecue kebabs, called “sekuwa”

The language of Kathmandu is Nepali. To say “Hello” or “Goodbye”, it is both “Namaste”. “How are you?” is asked “Timi lai kasto cha?” “Thank you” is “Dhaynnabad” and “Sorry” is “Maapha ganus”. “Yes” is “Ha” and “No” is “Na”

Summer is hot and very wet, with average around the upper-70s. Fall has a nice 60 degrees. Winter seasons bring cooler weather, with temperatures in the upper-50s. Springtime is mild, with temperatures in the 60s

Take a taxi from the airport to the city center for between 200 and 250 Nepalese Rupees per trip. There are also prepaid taxis, which cost around 800 Nepalese Rupees. Local buses frequently service the airport and cost around 40 Nepalese Rupees

The most fun way to get around town is by bicycle-rickshaw, which cost around 60 Nepalese Rupees. Taxis are a nice alternative or hop on the local bus, which services much of Kathmandu. You may also rent a bike to ride around the city

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