5 must-see places in Kathmandu

5 must-see places in Kathmandu

Published Date :06 Mar, 2017


Dubar Square is a temple complex in the center of Kathmandu, just south to Thamel, easy to walk from there. Here you will find the highest temple in Kathmandu, the Taleju Temple, the Kumari, a girl believed to be a living godess and many devotees performing rituals.

The name (the a.k.a. one) says it all, a temple inhabited by hundreds of monkeys! They are used to humans, but don’t get too close to a little one if the mother is near. And hey, it’s not all about the monkeys, this buddhist temple is incredibly beautiful. In fact, it consists of the main big Stupa, a lot of temples and shrines, a tibetan monastery and even a café and shops. 

If the Monkey Temple was a big icon for Buddhism, Pashupatinath is a big icon for Hinduism. This is the biggest hindu temple complex in Nepal. Its name comes from the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath. It is located along the banks of the Bagmati river. If you want to have an incredible experience, come the 24th of February, for Maha Shivaratri, the day of Shiva and one of the major Festivals in Nepal.

Okay, not technically Kathmandu, but it’s a neighbour city in the Kathmandu Valley, and the temple per squared meter ratio is even higher than in the capital! This city has three major squares full of temples, where you can lose yourself between beautiful architecture. And hey, Bhaktapur is free of the crazy traffic of Kathmandu, so you will lose yourself in a more relaxed way.

And if you want to go trekking after your city visit, the guide can recommend the treks that best fits your needs and give you some tips. Check out all of our packages!