Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal, located in the Kathmandu Valley in the central part of the country. It serves as the political, cultural, and economic hub of Nepal. The city has a rich history, and its valley is known for its historic sites, temples, and vibrant cultural heritage.
Key points of interest in Kathmandu include Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (also known as the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and the Thamel district, which is popular for its bustling streets filled with shops, restaurants, and cultural activities.
After two months in Tibet in 1987, Nepal provided a wealth of sights and experiences not found up on the high Tibetan plateau – including coffee and cheesecake.
Temples, great food and kind people. Nepal is a great place to visit and relax. If you want to be energetic, there are mountains plenty to explore. When I look back, I remember meeting a good friend, the smell of spices; the bustle and friendly banter of the traders in the bazaars.
This is a country where different religions exist in harmony against the backdrop of the distant Himalayan mountains.