See the World Heritage Sites
With a whopping seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley it is no wonder why Kathmandu ranks as one of the most historical cities in the world. After a couple of hours exploring these stupas, temples and squares you will know exactly why visitors to Nepal are already planning their next trip before they finish their first one.
Wool, Cashmere and Pashmina
If you love shopping for textiles, then you will love Kathmandu. Cashmere, pashmina and wool scarves seem to be everywhere throughout the Thamel tourist district in Kathmandu. As you walk through the vibrant streets, be prepared to negotiate hard for the best available prices. A superb selection of winter jackets and outdoor sporting gear is also up for grabs.
You Should Try Mo:Mo
There is no shortage of restaurant choices in Kathmandu. Mo:Mo, mouth-watering Nepalese dumplings are something everyone must try before they leave Kathmandu. A mixture of vegetarian and meat Mo:Mo sure goes down nicely after a long day trekking. Whether you prefer steamed or fried, it will be difficult to order only one set once you experience the bursting flavor crammed into these tiny dumplings.
Of course Nepal is world famous for Mount Everest and world class trekking excursions, but don’t let that make you forget about the warm people that live in this mountainous region. After only a few days in the Kathmandu you will surely know the true meaning of Namaste. The people in Kathmandu approach tourists with a smile and in particular; we love it when you compliment the beauty of our country.
Unique Modes of Transportation
Manila has the jeepney. Bangkok has the tuk tuk and Kathmandu has the Safa Tempo, literally translating to clean vehicle. If you want to check out a unique form of public transport, jump onto a safa tempo in Kathmandu. Three-wheeled are a great mode of transport for those who want to travel on a budget while reducing your carbon footprint.