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Explore the gateway to the Himalayas, fly with Qatar Airways. Award-winning hospitality and a 5-star service await you onboard.
Visit Boudhanath Stupa at 7am and delight in the hundreds of worshippers paying their respects to one of the most adorned sites in Tibetan Buddhism. Head to Durbar Square in the heart of 'old town' lined with monuments and temples once home to the Royal family.
Explore Swayambhunath; an ancient temple and one of the holiest sites in Nepal, also referred to as 'monkey temple' due to its primate inhabitants. Discover Bhuddist Techniques at the Kopan Monastery and be rewarded with breath-taking views of Kathmandu from its hilltop position.
Immerse yourself in the Thamel area, occupied with shops selling everything from pashminas to yak's wool blankets, traditional Nepalese clothing and trekking items. Shop at Civil, Times Square and Kathmandu Mall for local and global brands, cinema and dining choices.
Be awe-struck as you see Asan Tole; Nepal's equivelant to Times Square where 6 roads meet and people come to shop and mingle. Shop at the Cashmere Outlet which is the largest knitting/pashmina cashmere factory in Nepal, showcasing exquisite designs and colours.
For an oasis of calm just off the manic, chaotic and bustling Thamel Street head to the Garden of Dreams, a beautifully manicured classic Edwardian garden. Relax and unwind at the restaurant at sunset before heading to the diverse live jazz, vibrant nightlife and bustling coffeehouse scene or escape at a rooftop restaurant terrace in Thamel Street.
For a cultural evening digest a film at Kathmandu's 25-seat Guesthouse Minitheatre or experience a Nepali folk dance, song and music performance. Participate in trek or expedition of the Himalayas
Currency: Nepal Rupees (NPR)
Voltage: 220-240 V 50 Hz
Plugs: 2 or 3 round pins
Timezone: GMT + 5:45 hour
International dialing code: +977 1
Distance from Doha: 3,368 km
Flight time: 4 hours 40 minutes