Jan 07, 2023

Exploring Heritage, Food, and Shopping in Kathmandu

Want to travel to another country but don’t have enough leaves for a long vacation? Then Kathmandu is what you’ve been looking for. Rich in historical and cultural heritage and lined with scenic view of the Himalayas, Kathmandu is a destination you’ll keep wanting to go back to. Even though it is best to spend more days in the city, we’ve curated a list of must-sees if you only have one day to spare.

Swayambhunath Stupa

Begin your day with a hike up to the Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the monkey temple. Standing at the height of 5000 feet above sea level, it will kickstart your day with a view you’ll never forget.

Momos for breakfast

The sole reason why most of us trek up to the hills is a steaming plate of momos for breakfast. And it doesn’t get any better than enjoying it in the streets of Kathmandu.

Nepali Thali in lunch

Your Nepal visit would be incomplete without a full-meal Nepali lunch available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties. The thali includes dal, steamed rice, vegetables, meat curries and pickles and is traditionally served on a brass plate.

Kathmandu Darbar Square

After lunch, visit Kathmandu Darbar square, where you will find many other ancient structures and miniature temples.

Shop at Thamel Market

Finish your trip by doing some smart shopping at one of the biggest markets in Kathmandu. From snow boots to wooden artefacts, you will literally get everything here including the best souvenirs to take back home.

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