Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
List of World Heritage Sites and Things To Do in Kathmandu Valley
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Patan City
- Bhaktapur City
Kathmandu valley is world-famous in terms of its historic and artistic achievements, which is a cultural heritage of Kathmandu valley. Visiting these sites is one major thing to do in Kathmandu valley. Inscribed in seven monuments Zone, it is located at the foothills of the Himalayas. These include their palaces and urban center, public places, and the Temple of the three cities. Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur with religious sites of Swoyambhu, which is the oldest and biggest stupa in Nepal. Another is the largest stupa-Bouddhanath and again Pashupatinath “A sacred Hindu Temple belonging to Lord Shiva,” and Changunarayan consists traditional settlement of Newar.
Visiting Surrounding Monastery
Kathmandu has lots to offer if you have a keen interest in Buddhism and want to Visit Monastery around Kathmandu Valley and learn Buddhism. If you have an interest in Buddhism, why not include your visit list about visiting the monastery in ‘things to do in Kathmandu valley’ Some of the Popular Monasteries are listed below.
- Kopan Monastery
- Shechen Monastery
- Nagi Gompa-Hidden Monastery
- Namo Buddha
- White Monastery
1. Kopan Monastery
The UNESCO world heritage site Bouddha lies in the stone-throwing distance. As a Tibetan Monastery, it offers meditation retreats and provides courses on Buddhism and its practice.
2. Shechan Monastery
Its fascinating architecture and location at prime stupa Bouddhanath has a history in Nepal dating back to 1985 when is rebuilt in Nepal. After its destruction during the cultural revolution in the 1950s in China.
3. Nagi Gompa-Hidden Monastery
It is the least visited Monastery in Kathmandu. A day hike to Nagi Gompa gives you a sense of relief from the Hustle and Bustle of Kathmandu. Where it is also a natural paradise to see different flora and fauna. It is the equally best point to have a bird’s eye view of Kathmandu Valley.
4. Namo Buddha
Namo Buddha is, no doubt, a beautiful place. It is very pure and quiet. Nature is also serene, quiet, healthy, and fresh with a clean environment and no pollution, so there is no need to exaggerate on this. It is renowned among people for Meditation and practice. Every morning and evening is quite cheerful. As such, you can witness a beautiful sunrise and sunset view. You can also see pure and amazing snow-capped peaks.
It is the most important Buddhist shrine among the three in Kathmandu, Bouddha with Swoyamhu and Namo Buddha.
5. White Monastery
White Monastery known as Seto Gumpa, possesses extreme beauty with religious significance. Surrounded by a lush green valley and varied terrain, the view to watch sunrise and sunset is amazing, which gives us a heavenly experience.
There is a well-equipped cafeteria, and it only opens on Saturday.
One of the famous hill stations Nagarkot lies 30 KM far away from Kathmandu in the eastern part. This place is equally renowned for short-day Hike and Mt. Biking. On clear days we can see magnificent and Panoramic views of the Himalayas including Everest of the eastern Himalayan Ranges.
The day visit to Nagarkot will also include Bhaktapur city as we pass it through the drive to Nagarkot. We will also visit this unique and antique city of Bhaktapur. As such, it is rich in architecture and known as the living Museum.
Cooking Class in Kathmandu
At 7 am you will be picked up from the designated point or your hotel in Kathmandu. Then we will drive straight to Kritipur and visit the local family. For our class, we will visit the local market and buy some cooking ingredients. Also, we will pick up some seasonal organic vegetables to cook from our farm.
While we will be preparing to cook, you can enjoy some morning tea or coffee. We taught how to cook typical Nepali food like Bhat, Dhal, and Curry, which is as per your veg and non-veg requirements. We will prepare Rice Pudding, Sel Roti, and Momo, which you can enjoy with your new-found friends on your creations at the end of the class. When the class is ended, we will drive back to your hotel or designated drop-off point.
When it comes to Nepal, most people think Nepal is a trekking and climbing paradise, but few of them know, mountain biking is getting more popular day by day in this mighty Himalayan Country. At lightning speed, Mt. Biking is evolving in Nepal day by day. The best toured via. Mt. Biking in Kathmandu is a nearby hill that offers a spectacular view of the Giant Himalayan Massif. In Terai Bicycle is the most popular mode of transport due to its flat land whereas Pokhara and Dharan are other cities where bicycle tour is famous among tourist.
If you want to avoid bringing your bicycle, then it is recommended to hire a bicycle from Kathmandu or Pokhara.