When it comes to Nepal, the first in mind for most travelers are Mount Everest. Hiking and trekking are the main attraction of Nepal and conquering the summit of Mount Everest is every climber’s dream.
People from around the world are exciting to climb the Himalayan snow-covered peak, thus it makes the route has a bad “traffic jam.” Actually, in Nepal especially Katmandu, there are a lot of things to do and to enjoy other than hiking itself.
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal as well as the gateway of tourism in Nepal. This largest city in Nepal has many amazing tourist attractions to see and do from culture, religion, sports, and culinary tour.
Kathmandu Durbar Square, the most famous landmark in Kathmandu is the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal. This square offers many fascinating buildings and statues you can see such as Taleju Temple, Shiva Temple, Narayan Temple, Maju Deval, Saraawati Temple, and many more.
Kumari Palace is also the main attraction in this place where a young girl is revered to a “Kumari” or living goddess resides. Kathmandu and Durbar Square also has many interesting festivals such as Tihaar, the Festival of Lights, Teej, Indra Jatra, and many other where mostly held during October.
Thamel district is one crowded place of tourists where lot of shops and restaurants sell various things from fabric, cloth, handicrafts, souvenirs, and mouth-watering dishes from Middle Eastern to Mexican dishes. Thamel is also one good place for book lovers since there are many English-language bookstores there.
Other worth-visit places in Kathmandu are Pasupathinath Temple-oldest and the largest temple in Kathmandu, Lumbini-the famous Buddha birthplace, Garden of Dreams or Kaiser Mahal, and Swayambhu or Monkey Temple- one of the most sacred Budha temple in Nepal.
In addition to that, Nepal is a well-known place where Budhism and Hinduism take place. Therefore, there are many things related to that which tourist can also do for example taking meditation or yoga courses.
When visiting Nepal, take a sip of Nepal coffee but do not forget to mention strong coffee or ground coffee when ordering since they may serve the instant-coffee instead.
Moreover, trying local food like momo, a dumpling sometimes fried or steamed stuffed with buffalo, chicken, or vegetables can be an unforgettable experience. Chiya, a milky spiced tea is also recommended.
If culinary tour and city touring is not enough, just try flight seeing. Mountain flight will be very remarkable things to do where passengers can witness the amazing snow-covered Himalayan Mountains. Several domestic airlines offer one-hour flight of enjoyable mountain flight.