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    Even the descent into Kathmandu airport is something special, spiraling around the valley amid the clouds, catching a glimpse of the Himalayas from high altitude, and then swirling over the mish-mash of rooftops before you finally touch down. You’ll soon find yourself on a surreal and colorful buzz, shooting down the city streets on a winding rickshaw, or drifting amongst the flowers and icons of the exceptional temples.

    Durbar Square is the very heart of Kathmandu, and – a few souvenir shops aside – looks unchanged for centuries, with the countless temples still engulfed in incense smoke. Just off Durbar Square is the old hippie hang out of Freak Street, still displaying its local oddities and the perfect place to pick up a slice of chocolate cake or amble amongst quirky souvenir stores.

    The main backpacker district’s shifted these days, though, to Thamel, where the nightlife closes early but still manages to rock, and westernized restaurants with sport on big screens dominate the horizons. The Monkey Temple nearby makes the perfect escape; a towering stupa on a hilltop, with startling valley views and a gentle breeze that brushes away a morning hangover. The monkeys here have evolved into entertainers, and slide down the banisters or beg for fruit amongst the colorful Buddha icons and golden buildings. Watch your juiceboxes, they are excellent at snatching these prizes out of hands of unsuspecting children! They've yet to figure out the use of the straw, though.

    Of course, the options traveling on from Kathmandu are immense. From the endless (and often lengthy) hikes through the Himalayas to cycling the Kathmandu Valley, or whitewater rafting, exploring the stunning world heritage sites at Patan (a town just South) or Pashupatinath (the Hindu temple mecca) making your way over to lakeside Pokhara (6 hours bus ride to the West) and eying the panoramas from a chair on a comfortable rooftop, or heading down to the sticky south to hang out with the hippos and elephants at Chitwan National Park. You can also visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.

    You might find you spend a lot of your time in Kathmandu planning, recovering or generally thinking of the rest of Nepal (which, let’s face it, is a pretty unsurpassably special country). Make sure you schedule some time for the city itself, though, which is lively and crammed full of handsome history.
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      • Pashupatinath
        Pashupatinath a famous holy place of Hindu and temple of Shiva. It is situated at the bank of Bagmati river and half an hour drive from Thamel one the way to Airport. Many festivals use to celebrate here time to time every week or month but major festivals celebrate once year like: Maha Shivaratri, Teej etc.

        Maha Shivaratri is festival of Shiva and celebrate by millions of Hindu pilgrimage from within and out of the country. Thousands of Holy Baba, Sadhus, naked Yogis etc gather here to celebrate the day of Shiva. These holy people are allow to smoke marijuana and other natural stuffs on festival time openly. Jay Shambho !!

        The area of Pashupati is big. The dead body of Hindu brought here to born on he fire openly at the bank of Bagmati River. One can allow to go around the pashupati area except main temple yard of holy Shiva. One could feel difference vibe of holyness in this area of Pashupatinath.
        Pashupatinath, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
      • Patan
        Patan, some says it Lalitpur one of city of Kathmandu valley famous for their ancient art, crafts, pagodas, temples etc. It is small town but very beautifully jeweled with lots of temples, courtyards, cultures and festivals. Mostly Newari people live in core area and living culture and festivals of them is so unique and interesting.

        From Kathmandu it takes 30 minutes to reach core Patan area and 7 Km from Airport. Many expats and diplomatic mission offices are located in this small town Patan. Its worth to visit Patan while you are in Kathmandu.
        Patan, Nepal
      • Nagarkot
        Nagarkot, 22Km east from Kathmandu at 2200mtr high from sea level a famous hill station call Nagarkot. Every traveler or local do not go to trek to Himalayan side but one still want to experience a glimpse of trek or panoramic view of Himalaya range then Nagarkot is the place. The road goes winding uphill up to Nagarkot and takes approx 45 Minutes from Kathmandu by cab. It is at very good height and could see very beautiful sunrise and sunset at mountain. Temp usually 5 degree lower than Kathmandu but windy much.

        All tourist class hotels and accommodations is around with better pricing. They normally arrange short trek around if you stay one night or two. Nagarkot, a lovely place on the hill.
        Nagarkot, Nepal

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 6.4 26.3 43.5 10.4
      Feb 8.8 19.4 47.8 7.6
      Mar 12.8 37 55 14.6
      Apr 16.7 51.1 62.1 20.1
      May 19.1 108.3 66.4 42.6
      Jun 20.4 278.4 68.7 109.6
      Jul 20.6 447 69.1 176
      Aug 20.3 467.2 68.5 183.9
      Sep 19.7 223.7 67.5 88.1
      Oct 16.4 56.5 61.5 22.2
      Nov 11.5 4.8 52.7 1.9
      Dec 7.7 4.1 45.9 1.6

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