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City with the most inhabitants in Nepal, it’s no surprise that Kathamndu has many facets to offer its visitors. National historic and cultural center, city of royals and heart of the Nepalese nightlife, it is also a place to enjoy nature and awake all your senses.

In the high plateaus of Nepal’s Himalayan hill region, Kathmandu rises from the ground, spreading over 50 square kilometers. The capital is busy, colorful, traditional, modern, overwhelming, beautiful, with a history dating back to ancient times. It is the perfect place to learn about the past Nepalese dynasties, the importance of Hinduism in the country and the local traditions.

If you’re curious about the secrets and mysteries of Kathmandu, keep reading to discover more about the city and its beautiful people. We’ll tell you everything about what to do, and where to eat, sleep and drink in the capital. And don’t forget to check out the TWISPER app for even more recommendations of places to visit while you’re there!



Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square

a UNESCO World Heritage Site


Explore historic temples

such as Swayambhu Mahachaitya


Do the Helambu Trek

across villages, forests, and mountains


Learn local culture and history

at museums like the Narayanhiti Palace


Take a food tour

for a taste of traditional Nepalese food


Go to the Chitwan National Park

for a magical safari trip

To try out

Where to eat

Sasa Twa

Traditional, immersive restaurant that will give you a taste of the Newari cuisine and culture.

Presidential Cafe

The ultimate brunch spot in Kathmandu, perfect for a delicious start to your weekend in the city.

Nepali Chulo

Mouth-watering fine local food served with shows for guests’ entertainment.

Where to sleep

Hotel Shanker Kathmandu

Ideally located near main tourist attractions, this historic luxury hotel is located in a palace.

The Soaltee Kathmandu

A grandiose hotel for a grandiose stay in the Nepalese capital.

Hotel Manaslu

Immerse yourself in the Nepalese culture at this hotel featuring local art in a typical décor.

Where to drink

Karma Bar, Club and Lounge

Kathmandu's nightlife is an experience, especially at this popular club and bar.

Nilgiri Sky Lounge

Chic rooftop bar with views for days, this place is cocktail lover heaven in the city.

Sam's Bar

Typical local joint to mingle with locals and enjoy Kathmandu’s nightlife.


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