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Kathmandu Holiday

Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake on 25 April 2015. Travelers are strongly advised to seek information before traveling to Nepal until further notice.

Nepal’s capital is an alluring blend of sacred monuments, medieval landmarks and lively shopping districts as well as being a gateway to Kathmandu Valley.

A cacophony of sights, sounds and smells welcomes visitors to Kathmandu. It is a spellbinding combination of medieval center, holy city, shops and breathtaking natural scenery. Kathmandu is Nepal’s capital city, set in the picturesque Kathmandu Valley. Wander its maze of winding streets to discover centuries-old traditions amid stunning Newari architecture.

A great place to start your visit is at Kathmandu Durbar Square, the city’s architecturally impressive historic and religious heart. Spot multi-tiered pagoda temples, colorful shrines and exotic wood carvings. Highlights include the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari House, Kasthamandap and Maju Deval Temple. Weave between rickshaws, cows and holy men as you stroll through the square’s surrounding alleyways. Bargain for fresh fruit and flowers at the markets and peak into courtyards to see carpets of sundried chilies.

A short walk north of Kathmandu Durbar Square is the Thamel district. Within this popular backpacker hangout you’ll find a variety of guesthouses and hotels, bakeries, bars and restaurants. Explore the bazaars, where shops sell everything from prayer beads and bronze Buddha statues to pashmina scarves, incense and spices. Escape the noise at the serene Garden of Dreams and then learn about Nepal’s royal and political history at the Narayanhiti Palace Museum, the palace where Nepal’s monarchs used to live.

South of Durbar Square is Freak Street, a bohemian enclave home of chic cafés. Discover more temples and street hawkers at Indra Chowk and relax in Ratna Park, one of the few green spaces in the city center.

Be sure to visit Kathmandu’s ancient sacred landmarks. Climb the 365-step staircase to the magical Swayambhunath. Spin prayer wheels as you walk around the Boudhanath stupa with monks and devotees. Watch ancient Hindu rituals at Pashupatinath Temple and glean insights into the lives of Buddhist monks at Kopan Monastery.

Reach Kathmandu by flying to Tribhuvan International Airport and get around on foot, rickshaw, public buses and low-cost taxis. Save some time to visit Patan, Bhaktapur and Nagarkot, some of the atmospheric towns scattered around the Kathmandu Valley. For adventurists, Kathmandu is also the jumping off point for treks to Everest Base Camp.


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AU$75
Hotel Shanker

Hotel Shanker

Lazimpat, Kathmandu
4.0
of 5, from 229 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Kathmandu hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Garden of Dreams and Narayanhiti Palace Museum. Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath are also within 3 mi (5 km).

AU$151
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Taragaon Boudha, Kathmandu
4.3
of 5, from 76 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Kathmandu resort is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Chabahil, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath Temple. Royal Nepal Golf Course and Guhyeshwari Temple are also within 2 mi (3 km).

AU$28
Hotel Friend's Home

Hotel Friend's Home

Chhusya Galli, Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu
4.3
of 5, from 84 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Thamel, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Hari Shanker Temple and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Pashupatinath Temple. Garden of Dreams and Narayanhiti Palace Museum are also within 15 minutes.

AU$50
Pataleban Vineyard Resort

Pataleban Vineyard Resort

Chisapani, Baad Bhanjyang, Kathmandu
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Chandragiri Cable Car Bottom Station, Tribhuwan University, and TU Central Library. Adinath Temple is 8.5 mi (13.6 km) away.

AU$101
Yatri Suites and Spa, Kathmandu

Yatri Suites and Spa, Kathmandu

Amrit Marg, Thamel (Manang Plaza), Kathmandu
4.1
of 5, from 11 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Thamel, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Garden of Dreams and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Pashupatinath Temple. Hari Shanker Temple and Taleju Temple are also within 1 mi (2 km).

AU$55
Kathmandu Guest House

Kathmandu Guest House

Ward No. 16, Satghumti, Kathmandu
3.5
of 5, from 90 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Thamel, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Garden of Dreams and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Pashupatinath Temple. Narayanhiti Palace Museum and Taleju Temple are also within 1 mi (2 km).

AU$9
Himalayan Travellers INN

Himalayan Travellers INN

Thamel, Kathmandu
4.3
of 5, from 3 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Thamel, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Garden of Dreams, Hari Shanker Temple, and Taleju Temple. Kathmandu Durbar Square and Kathmandu Civil Mall are also within 2 mi (3 km).

AU$40
The Amadablam Hotel

The Amadablam Hotel

Pingalsthan, Kathmandu
2.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Nepal Golf Course and Pashupatinath Temple. Boudhanath is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.

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