1. Kathmandu City
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and most travellers usually spend some time exploring the place. For several hundred years, Kathmandu was one of the three rival royal cities, along with Bhaktapur and Patan. One of the highlights of Kathmandu is the Durbar Square, the largest palace square and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can find temples and monuments of varying shapes, sizes, styles and faiths in Durbar Square. Though the attraction was severely damaged in the 2015 massive earthquake, it still remains a special place to visit.
Thamel is another hotspot for tourists. The bustling streets are popular for shopping and eating. In 2017, Thamel was declared a vehicle-free area to ensure the safety of pedestrians. You can find everything you need in Thamel from trekking gears to souvenirs. It’s also a nice place to indulge in local food or simply people-watch.