Kathmandu. Visiting and staying in Kathmandu Nepal. Things to see, places of interest, what to do in Kathmandu.

If you are visiting Nepal allow several days in Kathmandu for sightseeing and shopping. This ancient city is full of wonders and is a joy to explore.

There’s great Nepali and international food and shops selling crafts and trekking gear, real and fake, at incredible prices.

The big must-see places in Kathmandu should include at least one of the Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, the backpacker district, Thamel, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath temples and stupas.

For other places to visit in Nepal, or trips to take from Kathmandu, see our Nepal travel blog round-up page.

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