For many, stepping off a plane into Kathmandu is a pupil-dilating experience, a riot of sights, sounds and smells that can quickly lead to sensory overload.
Kathmandu - city of peace, lives true to this description. The city is charming, busy, bustling, serene, alive and asleep - all at once. The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is the most accessible city in the country - it is Nepal's only metropolitan city as well.
History and Culture
Kathmandu was the centre of Kingdom of Nepal. The Narayanhiti Royal Palace was the home and the workplace for the Monarch of Nepal and his family. In modern times however, the city is growing exponentially with the construction of many luxury and residential building complexes and so on.Throughout the 20th century we have seen several changes in power, culminating finally in the first Parliament elections in 1991 under the new constitution.
Kathmandu in Nepal is synonymous with trekking and adventure and is truly a paradise for adventure and culture loving tourists and travellers. The combination of the natural beauty of the Himalayas and the wildlife, culturally inclined temples, stupas and monasteries, and the various kinds of adventures and sports available here makes it the perfect destination to visit. Remote trails, hidden villages and timeless Himalayan scenery make impeccable scenery which is a treat to eyes.
Interesting facts of Kathmandu
Nepal is an extreme territory both in altitude as depth and we confirm it through the existence of Kali Gandaki canyon with 4,375 meters is the second deepest canyon in the world.
Both in their mythology and their geological studies they confirm the capital of Nepal ‘Kathmandu’ was once a lake. Nepalese mythology holds that Manjushri flew to Kathmandu and seeing the huge lake, he cut the Chobham’s crest in half with his mighty sword and drained the waters in order to allow civilization develop in the fertile sacred valley. On the other hand, scientific theory explains that there is ample geological evidence to demonstrate the Kathmandu valley was once a lake.
The Legend Of the Yeti, The Abominable Snowman - The most interesting facts of Nepal is the character, ‘Yeti’ or ‘Jigou’ by the Himalayas Tibetans, beast which has been analyses as a bipede inclined slightly forward. Although people in some monasteries use to say they have remains belonging to this beast.
Between October – December and February – March is the best time to visit Nepal as the skies are generally clear and the views spectacular.
- February - March
- October - December