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The eaves of the pagodas, the smells from the street stalls and the vibrant people all combine to make Kathmandu a truly intoxicating and evocative city.

Historical Kathmandu

Formerly three separate kingdoms, Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu, these city-states were united during the late 18th century to create modern Nepal but still retain their individual characters.

Today the city’s center is Durbar square where temples, palaces and golden gates combine into a magical outdoor theater.

Explore Kathmandu

Old Nepali manTake time to explore the narrow streets, further squares and temples and you will finally reach Bhaktapur and Potters' Square.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Kathmandu

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Kathmandu, 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.

Accommodation choices for Kathmandu

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Kathmandu. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

Ideas for experiencing Kathmandu

Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Kathmandu, and which use the best local guides.

Map of Kathmandu

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