Away from the architectural complexities of Durbar Square, the simplicity of the towering white Buddhist stupas at Bodnath and Swayambhunath are striking.
Swayambhunath and Bodnath stupa
Swayambhunath plays host to both playful monkeys and magnificent views across the valley, while Bodnath stupa is encircled by Tibetan shops, hotels, houses and temples.
Sacred site of Pashupatinath
Visiting Bodnath can be combined with nearby Pashupatinath, the most sacred Hindu site outside of India, where the burning funeral pyres lie on the banks of the River Bagmati.
Medieval mountain villages - Dhulikel and Nagarkot
Going further out of the valley are Dhulikel and Nagarkot: beautiful, medieval mountain villages that offer wonderful vistas at sunrise and sunset.
Places to visit in Kathmandu Valley
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Kathmandu Valley, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itineraries featuring Kathmandu Valley
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Kathmandu Valley, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Kathmandu Valley
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Places in and around Kathmandu Valley
- Bhaktapur Kathmandu Valley
- Dhulikhel Kathmandu Valley
- Kathmandu Kathmandu Valley
- Nagarkot Kathmandu Valley
- Terai 44 miles away
- Kurintar 50 miles away
- Chitwan National Park 57 miles away
- Bandipur 63 miles away
- Seti River 65 miles away
- Mende 81 miles away
- Namche Bazaar 82 miles away
- Monjo 83 miles away
- Lukla 83 miles away
- Tashinga 84 miles away
- Pangboche 88 miles away
- Everest Base Camp 93 miles away
- Pokhara 94 miles away
- The Everest region 97 miles away
- Tanchock 102 miles away
- Dhampus 103 miles away
- Birethanti 103 miles away
- Annapurna 106 miles away
- Ghandruk 108 miles away
- Lumbini 131 miles away
- Bardia National Park 239 miles away
Accommodation choices for Kathmandu Valley
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Kathmandu Valley. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.