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Wisdom Eyes, Bodhnath, Nepal

Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and offers an intoxicating mix of sights, sounds and smells which are often enticing and overpowering.

A visit to Kathmandu City is a rewarding and exciting experience, but go prepared for a busy and hectic developing destination.

The old town of Kathmandu offers many delights and has a developing cultural and artistic quality. Walking through the back streets, visitors can explore the hidden temples overflowing with bright coloured flowers and the unchanged workshops and courtyards.

Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal

Explore Patan and Bhaktapur

No visit of Kathmandu would be complete without visiting Patan and Bhaktapur. Sitting in the Kathmandu Valley, their intricate architectures reflect their Hindu origins. Take an early morning flight along the Himalayas where, on a clear day, you will see Everest or spend two or three days river rafting on one of the valley’s many rivers.

Experiences

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Exotic Kathmandu

With an expert guide discover hidden temples overflowing with bright flowers and intricate architecture. Explore the labyrinth of streets and alleys lined with souvenir shops, bars and restaurants.

Kathmandu

Wander the streets and squares of old Kathmandu, where intricately carved temples have survived for 500 years.

Everest Heli-Adventure

Experience Everest on a thrilling helicopter adventure.

Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Yak & Yeti Hotel £££££

  • Nepal
  • City

Housed in a heritage building in central Kathmandu, the beautiful Yak & Yeti Hotel is steeped in history. Originally the home of the country’s first hotelier, Russian émigré Boris Lisanevich, this elegant hotel incorporates parts of a historic Rana-dynasty palace. Two more recent wings house the 270 classically-styled rooms, with many of these offering views over the carefully landscaped gardens. Among the dining facilities, the Chimney Restaurant is the Yak & Yeti’s most famous eatery.

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Gokarna Forest Resort £££££

  • Nepal
  • Wilderness

Situated within the city limits of Kathmandu, Gokarna Forest Resort is located inside a serene temperate 700-acre old-growth forest, the former private Royal hunting grounds of the Kings of Nepal. A winding road climbs through the forest up to the main complex, comprising a subtly majestic Malla period architecture, Rana period lodges and sanctuaries harmoniously blending with nature. Further on, exotic Heritage cottage rooms are set beside a century-old restored Hunter’s lodge. The Spa includes a variety of rejuvenating courses, emphasizing Ayurvedic treatments. Take a swim in the indoor pool and play a round of golf on the roof of the world.

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Dwarika’s Hotel £££££

  • Nepal
  • City

Dwarika’s Hotel is a museum-like complex showcasing a wide range of traditional Nepali art. All of its 71 rooms display original works of art – they have four-poster beds and deluxe bathrooms with sunken baths. There is also a presidential suite and two further standard suites. Room service offers light refreshments and the hotel has two restaurants, a bar, a library, and a meeting room. Massages are also available. The hotel is close to the national heritage sites of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. It is in the heart of a busy and colourful street with people and farm animals constantly passing by.

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A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

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