If you are wondering where to spend your Winter vacation, we suggest you pack your bags and head towards Kathmandu. Yes, this winter take a break with or without your loved ones and discover the wonders of Kathmandu – a city with an urban facade and a rich cultural heritage.
River Bagmati, flowing through the city of Kathmandu
Narayanhiti Palace Museum – Former Palace of the dethroned King Gyanendra Shah
Stroll through ancient bazaars and medieval palace squares and explore UNESCOWorld Heritage sites, take a short hike through wooded hills and Newari villages surrounding the valley’s rim and enjoy the splendid Himalayan panorama – Kathmandu has a lot to offer and we assure you, you will never experience a moment’s boredom in this city.
Boudhanath Stupa – UNESCO World heritage Site
Kathmandu is made up of three ancient cities – Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktapur. Behind every old monument, shrine or street you visit, you will discover an interesting story.
Emerald waters of Rani Pokhari ( Queen’s Pond) – a jewel in the middle of the city
Palace of 55 Windows built during the Malla period – Living testimony of the skill and artistry of Nepalese artisans
Many of these stories define Kathmandu’s rich cultural heritage. Amidst the maze of ancient palaces and bazaars, there also exists an urban milieu. The capital is home to some world class hotels, casinos, pubs and restaurants. There are art galleries, chic boutiques and shopping malls with shops selling branded items at prices cheaper than what you get back home. Surrounding the valley are small hills and villages that are ideal for day hikes and excursion, perfect getaways from the hustle and bustle of city.
A farmstead on the outskirts of Kathmandu
Pottery Square, Bhaktapur
A blend of old and new, Kathmandu has much to offer – be it culture or fun outdoor activities. So pack your bags and head for this Himalayan capital. Choose a suitable program by clicking here.
I am not the type of person that would usually take a trip from Beijing to Kathmandu by land. I had no idea what international travel was like or how difficult it can be gaining entry into Tibet. In fact I still don’t because Explore Himalaya made it easy for me.