Kathmandu Nepal: Imagine the most stunning and impressive mountain range and it’s likely that you are imagining the Himalayas of Nepal. The northern region of the country is one of the most popular hiking, trekking, and mountain climbing destinations in […]
Imagine the most stunning and impressive mountain range and it’s likely that you are imagining the Himalayas of Nepal. The northern region of the country is one of the most popular hiking, trekking, and mountain climbing destinations in the world. This is the land of Mt. Everest (the Sagarmatha), the world’s tallest peak. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal – the main hub for treks and a somewhat cosmopolitan city. You can enjoy visiting its Royal palaces (Durbar Squares) as well as impressive shrines.
Nearby, you can climb up the long stairway at Swayambhunath for superb views. It is also known as the Monkey Temple for the many monkeys living in the temple. Also near Kathmandu is Bhaktapur (once known as Bhadgaon), a cultural art center. It was built in 900 A.D. and has many ancient temples, monasteries, a famous “Golden Gate” and a palace of 55 windows. Another town close by is Patan, an impressive and ancient center of religious art.
Weather in Nepal varies according to altitude. The southern valley has subtropical weather – humid and hot during the day. Day temperatures can be as high as 40 degrees Celsius. The middle region has comfortable weather year-round. In the northern mountain region expect an extreme cold and windy weather. Heavy rainfall is probable during monsoon (from May till Mid September) in the middle region and southern lowland.
Public buses and taxis are easily available for getting around Kathmandu. Although the buses are always crowded and frequently late they stop at almost every corner. Our all-inclusive Nepal tours include most of your transfers during your trip.
Kathmandu Nepal offers a variety of accommodations from homestays to international chain hotels (Radisson, Hyatt Regency, Marriot, and Crown Plaza). There are plenty of guest houses, hotels, and hostels clustered in the streets of Thamel in Kathmandu.
Domestic chain hotels are available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park, and other major cities. Homestays and trekking lodges have basic accommodations. The Kalsee Eco-lodge is one of the best eco-lodges in the region. In addition, there are moderate-priced cabins for both local and international tourists.
Tribhuban International airport in Kathmandu has flight services to many neighboring countries Bhutan, China, and India and they are a fairly short jet trip away. Therefore, it is wonderful to combine your trip to Kathmandu Nepal with a vacation to some of these other countries and we offer many combinations.
All nationalities need a valid passport and visa to travel to Nepal (with a few exceptions). You can apply for a visa on arrival or you may process it online via the Nepal Immigration site.
Due to COVID-19 the new procedure announced on 19 March 2021 is that all tourists must have a Covid-19 PCR negative test report to enter the country and will need to quarantine. Covid-19 vaccinated people can obtain a visa on arrival and no quarantine is necessary. Pre-approval through their tour company for Nepal is needed.
Covid-19 vaccination should be obtained before traveling to Nepal. Please check the latest updates here