Nepal a landlocked country lies between India and Tibet well known for its Himalayan mountains; in fact, eight of the fourteen highest peaks of the world are in Nepal, including Mt. Everest. As a result, it has become the most popular destination for trekking, hiking, mountaineering, rafting, and many other adventurous activities. I am sure this fascinating mountainous country will make your travel absolutely memorable, and the peaceful, friendly people will definitely surprise you.

A view from Himalayas mountain flight in Kathmandu

Helpful Information

It will always be an excellent time to visit Nepal, even in winter, depending on your interest. When northern part of the country coated with snow and the landscape becomes unbelievably beautiful. Despite the fact that temperature may drop to freezing and high altitude mountainous areas may experience heavy snowfall still winter is a great season to visit Nepal.

In my opinion, Spring (March to May) and Autumn (October to Mid December) is the best time to visit Nepal. Weather remains pleasant for hikers, and rain disappears, makes it a great time for outdoor activities. This season is also perfect for photographers, as Nepal exposes it’s total beauty to the world during this season. Summer (June to August) may get very hot, and your travel itinerary may get impacted by monsoon rain. 

Getting to Nepal

Since Spring (March to May) and Autumn (October to Mid December) is peak tourist season, so expect pricy accommodation and fully booked flights to Kathmandu, the only international airport in Nepal. Airfares vary depending on the time of the year from several major regional hubs such as Kolkata, Dhaka, Bangkok, Delhi, China and more. There are no direct flight to Kathmandu (KTM, Tribhuvan International Airport) from Europe, America, Africa, and Australia.

By Air

The majority of visitors travel to Nepal by air from international destinations, and I saw direct flights from Oman, Kuwait, Turkey, Dubai, China, Thailand, Bangladesh, and India, to name a few. 

By Road

Apart from taking a direct flight from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and other times from Bangkok to Kathmandu, I have also taken a road trip once from Shiliguri, India to Kathmandu. The road trip was time-consuming but very exciting; on my way, I was able to see things that I would haven’t seen otherwise. There are other adventurous road trips from China via Tibet which is very popular among tourists. For a guided tour from Tibet to Kathmandu by road, check this link

I found that Nepal is one of the most affordable countries in the world to travel. Getting around in the capital city Kathmandu and the 2nd largest city Pokhara is not expensive. Taxis are cheap; all you need to do is negotiate the price before the trip as no one uses the meter.

To and From The Airport in Kathmandu

At the airport, you will find a taxi counter, pre-booked taxi from KTM airport to your hotel in Thamel (a famous tourist district) would cost you around 800 NRS (US$ 7). If you flag down a taxi from Thamel to the airport, it would cost you less about 600 NRS just to give an idea.

Lot of people ask me this question how many days is good for Nepal. Actually, it depends, I usually think the other way around, like how many days do I have to spend, and based on that, I do tailor my itinerary. Even though Nepal is geographically small, but the mountainous region and bumpy spiral roads make it feel like a much larger country, and moving from one place to another may take longer than usual.

During this trip, I had only seven days to spend, so I did plan accordingly without any serious trekking in the Himalayan picturesque terrain, which requires an additional 8 to 10 days minimum.

To cover Kathmandu valley and surrounding attractions, you need at least 3 to 4 days. An additional 3 to 4 days is enough if you want to visit Pokhara. Here I have put together a detailed seven days activities in this post.

Visa on arrival

Many nationals are eligible for visa on arrival. I applied online eVisa that made the entire visa process much quicker and allowed me to avoid the long queue at the airport. All I had to do is pay US$ 25 (for US Citizens) at one of the cashier counters. 

For US citizens visa fee is US$ 25 for 15-days, US$ 40 for 30-days, and US$ 100 for 90-days.

If you did not apply online eVisa before your arrival, then there is nothing to worry about because as soon as you land, you will find many visa machines, fill out the required informations, print out a copy   and then head to the cashier. 

Local Currency

The Nepalese currency is called “Rupees” at the time of this writing; the value was 1 US$ = 114 Rupees. There are ATMs available all over. I used one of the ATM at the airport with a minimum charge, which helped me pay the taxi fare and also buy the SIM card for my cell phone.

SIM Card for Cell Phone

Buying a SIM card at Kathmandu Airport is easy. I bought a Ncell SIM, the most popular one in Kathmandu. All you need is a photo, your passport, and fill out a form. I paid 300 rupees for the SIM and 250 rupees for 7 days 4GB data plan. A 3-days with 2GB data plan will cost you 150 rupees, and a 30-days with 16GB is 1050 rupees.

Things to do and see in Nepal

The natural beauty of Nepal is stunning, beginning from the extremely rough mountains on the northern front and the green valleys and meadows on the southern side. Other than endless natural attractions, the country is also famous for its array of adventurous activities, beautiful temples, monasteries, and ancient monuments.

Among the many breathtaking areas in Nepal, I would definitely worth visiting these recommended places Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Pokhara, Chitwan, Kalinchowk of Dolakha, Bandipur, Poon Hills, Mustang, Mardi Himal, Kakani, and Ilam located all the way towards the eastern frontier. My seven days trip didn’t allow me to visit all of them, but I was absolutely happy about what I have seen during that short trip. Here are my activities in detail.

My 7 Days Itinerary in a Nutshell

Flight From Dhaka to Kathmandu

We took Himalaya Airlines 7:00 PM flight from Dhaka to Kathmandu and arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in about an hour and a half.

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Arrived at Kathmandu Airport by Himalaya Airlines


The visa on arrival was easy for us as we already applied eVisa online and had a printout with us to present it to the cashier counter for the visa fee. That enabled us to avoid the visa on arrival queue. Immigration and customs were smooth, once out in the arrival hall, located one ATM to withdraw local currency. I bought a local SIM with a data plan for 7 days (US$ 5.00). Our hotel in the Thamel area is about 8 km from the airport, so we hired a taxi from the airport taxi counter and off we went (Rupees 800/US$ 8.00).

Check-in to Katmandu Hotel

Hotel Jampa, Thamel, Kathmandu

In about 20 minutes of driving from the airport we arrived at the hotel, and the check-in process was quick. It was a nice and clean hotel. Room was not so specious but comfortable beds and clean. Freshen up a little before heading out to find something to eat.

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Jampa Hotel in Thamel Area of Kathmandu


Evening Stroll in Thamel

Not far away from our hotel, the bustle, tourist-friendly area, Thamel is the city’s main nightlife zone. Full of bars with live music, hotels, shops, spas, and restaurants that serve traditional Nepalese and International dishes make it the best place to stay in Kathmandu.

A Walk in Thamel Area, Kathmandu


Dinner at Mughal Restaurant, Thamel

Restaurants close early in Kathmandu, it was past 10 pm, so our chances were slim. Luckily we found Moghul restaurant just a few blocks from our hotel. We had a great time there, having local Gorkha Beer and enjoying live music then later delicious local food. A perfect way to end our first day in Nepal.

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Mughal Restaurant in Kathmandu


Search for Kathmandu hotel

Starting our day two in Nepal by waking up at 5:00 am, because we need to catch 6:30 am Buddha Air Mountain sightseeing flight from Katmandu (KTM) airport.

Taking The Everest Mountain Flight

My Nepal trip would be incomplete without taking the mountain flight. The experience was outstanding, while the sun was rising in the horizon, and the magnificent view of the snow-covered glittering mountain peak through the plane window absolutely took my breath away.

Himalayas mountain range from the sky
A view of Himalayas mountain range from the sky

A View From The Cockpit

The flight usually lasted about an hour. During the flight, I was able to witness the fantastic 20 of the highest peaks, including Mt. Everest and Chamlang peak from just about 20 miles away. All 16 passengers onboard got a window seat, and interestingly enough, the pilot called one by one to the cockpit to have a view from a different perspective. After the Panoramic Everest Mountain sightseeing flight, return to the hotel for breakfast.

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The co-pilot helped me capturing some stunning videos with my iPhone.


Next Stop Kathmandu Durbar Square

From our hotel, the best way to continue our activities was visiting Durbar Square, so we decided to walk a mile (1.6 km) through those narrow streets of Thamel. But make no mistake; it will definitely feel more than just one mile as we had to dodge the bikes, motorcycles, rickshaws, taxies, and of course, the people on the street. And on top of that, making frequent stops at alluring shops selling eye-popping goods surrounding you.

Street view of Thamel, Kathmandu


Also, know at Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square a name derived from a statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, at the entrance of the monument area.

Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square


Next Stop Swayambha Temple (Monkey Temple)

Swayambha, also known as Monkey Temple, is an ancient religious masterpiece atop a hill in the west of Kathmandu valley. This is one of the most sacred Buddhist stupas in Nepal.

Getting up to the shrine at the summit is quite challenging, hundreds of steep stone steps to climb. However, there is a motorway leading up almost to the top from there, only a short walk. Once at the top, visitors are rewarded with a beautiful panoramic view of the city from the temple. Early morning and evening is the best time to visit.

Swayambha Temple (Monkey Temple)
Prayer Wheels in Swayambha Temple (Monkey Temple)


Dinner at Namaste Restaurant

Namaste is a pure Nepales restaurant just a couple of blocks from our hotel in Thame. The food was delicious, and the traditional Nepali music and dance were incredible.
We loved the thali and a few of the dishes ordered separately. We enjoyed our fantastic dinner, along with the traditional Nepali wine.

Traditional Nepalese Food in Namaste Restaurant

Nagarkot View Tower

Day Three of our Nepal trip, woke up early. Another early morning activities scheduled for today. Our ride picked us up at 5 am from our hotel to take us to Nagarkot View Tower to witness the sunrise. The distance to the view tower parking from our hotel was about 19 miles (30 km), but it took us an hour to get there through the narrow winding road up to an elevation of 7200 ft (2100 m). Then another 10 – 15 minutes hiking up to the tower from where we parked the car.

Nagarkot View Tower Parking lot at 6 am in the morning


When we finally got to the top, it was still dark and freezing cold. We positioned ourselves nicely and set up our tripod and cameras, including GoPro, and waited for the sunrise. There were a few tourists still making there way up there.

The view of sunrise on the east over the rolling mountains was breathtaking while the entire area was blanketed with fog. And on the northwest, the snow-covered mountain range was glowing like never seen before. We spend a couple of hours up there relaxing, enjoying the panoramic view, and snapping pictures. A trip to Kathmandu would be incomplete without a visit to Nagarkot.

Nagarkot View Tower
Sunrise viewing from Nagarkot, Bhaktapur District, Nepal


Quick Stop at Dhulikhel, Nepal

On our way down, we made a stop at Dhulikhel in the Kathmandu valley that offers picturesque views of the high Himalayas and the range of peaks on the horizon. It is one of the popular destinations among tourists to experience the authentic culture and heritage of the indigenous people of Nepal.

A view of himalayas from a village of nagarkot


Bhaktapur Durbar Square Dhoka

Bhaktapur is one of the three major cities in Kathmandu valley that will remind you of how this city once looked like during ancient times. The Durbar Square got a few beautiful architectures, no wonder why it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bhaktapur Durbar
Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Beautiful Fifty-Five Window Palace

Somehow I paid extra attention to the 55 window palace, or Palace of Fifty-Five Windows, Located in the center of Bhaktapur Durbar square, which was built by King Bhupatindra Malla.

Taumadhi Square in Bhaktapur

A short walk from Durbar Square through the historical Bhaktapur town will bring you to another UNESCO World Heritage Site called Taumadhi Square that houses the Nyatapola Temple. It is another must-see masterpiece in Bhaktapur.

Taumadhi Square
Taumadhi Square in Bhaktapur


Dattatreya Square Bhaktapur

Dattatreya square in Bhaktapur got a few of the great Hindu monasteries, temples, and museums. Here are a few worth paying attention Bhimsen Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Dattatreya Temple, Pujar Math (Woodcarving Museum), Peacock.

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Dattatreya Square Bhaktapur in Bhaktapur

Arrival in Pokhara

If you are interested to see Nepal from a different perspective, then a trip to Pokhara is a must. I am so glad that I spent US$ 200 for the short Buddha Air flight because the view from Kathmandu all the way to Pokhara was definitely priceless.

Pokhara is the perfect place to start your once in a lifetime trekking venture. On top of that, witness the beautiful Phewa lake dotted with colorful rowing boat, and the breathtaking view of 8000+ hight snow-covered Anapurna mountain range.


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Heading to Pokhara – beautiful view from the air


Check-in to Glacier Hotel & Spa

The location of this hotel could not be better right by the beautiful Phewa Lake on Lakeside Road.
Like many other hotles in Pokhara, our hotel also got complimentary airport pickup; all I needed to do is pre-arrange it. But there are many taxis available at the airport, and they are affordable. 

Glacier Hotel and Spa, Pokhara

Kahun Danda View Point

Kahun Danda is a lesser-visited viewpoint that offers spectacular views of the northern side of Fewa (Fehwa) Lake and the reflections of the Mt. Fishtail and the beautiful snow-capped Annapurna range. Great panoramic photographic opportunity on a clear day. At the top there are two restaurants good for lunch or dinner with a great view.

The easiest way to go up to the View Tower at the elevation of 4740 ft (1444 m) is by car. Renting a motorbike is cheap in Pokhara, so that is another option. But the most adventures one is trekking this is one of the shortest and enjoyable treks in Pokhara. The 2 hours trekking is ideal for the people who do not have the time to go for week-long trekking. Also, this is much comfortable mountain hiking through the villages and getting to know their lifestyles.

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Kahun Danda View Point, Pokhara


Visit Matepani Monastery

On your way back from Kahun Dada, another place worth visiting is the Matepani Gumba (Buddhist Monastery) located on a small hill. On a clear day, you can have a great view of Fishtail mountain from here.

Aside from its spiritual importance, the monastery has outstanding scenic beauty, and on a clear day, perfect vantage points to observe the valley and Mt. Fishtail.

Matepani Monastery
Matepani Monastery in Pokhara


Lunch at Nepasa Bhojan Restaurant

Just next to our hotel, we found a Newari food joint called Nepasa Bhojan, well known for the indigenous taste of Nepal. An excellent choice to have our lunch over there before heading to the lake for a boat ride. The Tibetan style cooking was delicious, mostly meat items and we loved them all.

Boat Ride in Phewa Lake (Fewa Lake)

Boating in Phewa Lake is one of the best things to do in Pokhara. Especially in the evening during the sunset, the entire environment surrounding the lake becomes spectacular. The view of Fishtail mountain and Anupuran mountain range reflects in the lake, the white world peace pagoda on the hilltop, and the Tal Barahi temple in the middle of the lake, and the paragliders near Sarangkot makes the scene unbelievably beautiful to watch.

Phewa lake
Phewa Lake – Best place to be at Sunset

Spend an Evening By The Lake

There are a few restaurants, and food joints lined up by the lake where people spend their evening chilling out.

Fewa Lakeside restaurants – Great way to spend an evening in Pokhara


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Early Morning Trip To Sarangkot Viewpoint

Sarangkot Viewing Point is, without a doubt, the best place to observe the Annapurna range during the sunrise. The early morning view is spectacular while the sun rises slowly in the horizon, and the first light hits the 8,000+ m peaks of the Annapurna range in the distance.

Watching sunrise from Sarangkot View Tower


We booked a taxi the day before and right at 5:00 AM and were picked up from our hotel. The ride to the top at the elevation of 5,500 ft (1592 m) took about 45 minutes from our hotel. We had to climb up steep steps for another 15 to 20 minutes, from where we parked our car, which requires good health for sure. Even the sunrise is at 6:50 at the time of our visit, but we needed to be up there at 6:00 AM because as the sun rises slowly in the horizon and the first light hit the snow-covered 8,000+ m peaks of the Annapurna range and fishtail mountain way before that. The view is spectacular, as snow shines so bright as if they are on fire.

Beautiful view – Road leading to Sarangkot Viewing Tower

There are a number of chai stalls and tea houses just near the viewpoint which serve fresh tea or coffee, perfect for the early morning view tower visitors but they need to come down a little to get there.

Next Stop Returned Back to Hotel

Soon after watching the sunrise from Sarangkot View Tower we returned to ur hotel for breakfast and freshen up for our next adventure of the day.

Here are a few pictures of our breakfast that we had.

Driving Up To The World Peace Pagoda

One of the most popular activities in Pokhara is visiting the World Peace Pagoda on top of Anadu Hill, also known as Shanti Stupa. Located on the top of a hill adjacent to the Phewa Lake with a beautiful view overlooking the Pokhara city, the lake, the Sarankot, and the 8000+ meters high Anupuran range including the Fishtail mountain. If you are trekking, then early morning is the best time to do it otherwise for the excellent photo opportunity visit during the sunset.

There are different ways to get there. By Taxi, renting a scooter, by local bus or the most popular way is to cross the lake by a boat and then hour-long moderate hiking up to the summit. For us, we hired a taxi for 6 hours, and this was our first stop, among other activities. From the parking lot, we needed to climb up the stairs to get to the stupa. You will find many restaurants and souvenir shops on both sides of the stairs so if you get tired of climbing, just catch your breath shopping or having a drink in one of those restaurants.

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World Peace Pagoda in Pokhara


Visit Devi’s Falls

Devi’s waterfalls in Pokhara, located right across the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, about 5 km from Lakeside road. The 500 feet long and 100 feet deep fall is best viewed during the rainy season between June to September. It is also known as “Patale Chhango” which means “Underworld Waterfall.” as it falls down some rocks before disappearing into an underground tunnel heading to Gupteshwar Mahadev cave. We went there in winter, so it was not that exciting for us. 

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Davi’s Fall in Pokhara


Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave

From Davi’s Falls, we just crossed the street to visit Gupteshwor Mahadev cave. We had to go down the stairs to get inside. I did not find something impressive but came to know that it is Nepal’s most famous cave. As usual, the cave was wet all over, needed to protect my camera in places. I saw visitors wearing a helmet to protect their head from dripping water and the low ceiling and have their own head tourch as some of the areas were dark. I think it worth visiting if you are in that area and combining your trip with some other attractions like World Peace Stupa hike, Tibetan settlement, and Devi’s fall.

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Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave in Pokhara

Checking Out Bindabasini Temple

Bindabasini Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Pokhara, well known for its shrine dedicated to Goddess Durga, the sacred place for Hindu worshippers. It is located near Bhimsen tole Bazaar at the top of a hill overlooking the beautiful view of Pokhara city and surrounding mountains in the far distance. It is worth visiting Bindabasini while in Pokhara. The temple is crowded on Saturdays, and during Durga Puja, thousands of devotees pore in to worship Goddess Durga and sacrifice animals and birds.

Bindabasini Temple
Bindabasini Temple in Pokhara


Dam side Stroll during the Sunset

Apart from rowing your boat or renting a boat in the lake and enjoy the surrounding, you can also take the picturesque Phewa lakeside walking trail. This is a clean and most enjoyable walk is in the morning and evening. The lakeside is dotted with cafes, restaurants, pubs, and a few of the makeshift joints worth checking them out. This place is a perfect spot in Pokhara for chilling out in the evening.

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Colorful boats in Phewa Lake, Pokhara

Sunrise From The Shore of Phewa Lake

Today is day six of our Nepal trip and last day in Pokhara, so we plan to witness the sunrise from the lake. Waking up at 5:00 am and getting ready was a challenge, but once we were on the road, it took us only 10 minutes of walk to get to the boat pier. It was still dark as we started seeing the morning light we realized the entire environment covered with fog, and the sky was full of cloud so no chance for us to see the sunrise nor the epic Annapurna mountain range. We stayed there for a while, enjoyed the picturesque view, and took pictures. The early morning lake looked dreamy much different than what we experienced last evening. Our flight to Kathmandu was at 9:00 am so had to return to our hotel to get ready.

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Phewa Lake (Fewa Lake) Boat Ride


Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We took advantage of the hotel complementary drop-off service to the airport. It’s a small airport so being there just 1 hour before the flight was not an issue. The 9:00 AM Buddha Air flight to Kathmandu was our another chance to see beautiful Annapurna and Himalayan mountain range from the sky. The scene was unbelievably beautiful. I would definitely recommend this flight for a great experience.

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Heading back to Kathmandu from Pokhara


Check-in to Hotel Jampa, Kathmandu

It was a short flight by 10:30 am we arrived at the Kathmandu hotel. Early check-in was not a problem, so we just freshen up and got out for our pre-scheduled sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

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Hotel Jampa in Thamel Area of Kathmandu


Sightseeing in Kathmandu

First Stop at Kopan Monastery

We booked a taxi for the day to visit a few of the exciting places in Kathmandu today. Kopan Monastery, one of the most famous monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism, was our first stop. The monastery is located on top of a hill, not that far from Boudhanath Stupa, which can be seen from a far distance. From here, visitors can witness picturesque view of Kathmandu valley and surrounding mountains from its higher ground.

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Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu


Next Stop at Boudha Stupa

It is situated 7.5 km away to the east of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Boudha Stupa is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive landmarks in Kathmandu. Apart from its spiritual value, the 36-meter high stupa is also believed the biggest stupa in the world. There are four famous remaining monasteries around the Boudhanath Stupa; they are Guru Lhakhanbg Monastery, Samteling Monastery, Jhamchen Lhakhang, Kilyak Yevam worth visiting.

Buddha Stupa, Kathmandu
Buddha Stupa in Kathmandu


Budhanilkantha Temple (Hindu Temple)

Our next stop was to visit the holy Budhanilkantha, the shrine of the sleeping Vishnu, one of the most popular temples of Lord Vishnu. Located at the base of the Shivapuri hills in the northern-most part of Kathmandu Valley, Budhanilkantha is about 8 km from the city center. The exceptionally detailed artwork that went into sculpting this brilliant 5th century stone image of the sleeping Vishnu is worth a close look.

Budhanilkantha Hindu Temple in Kathmandu


Visiting Patan Durbar Square

Patan Dubar Square is one of the three squares in the Kathmandu Valley that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The other two are in Bhaktapur and Kathmandu at the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex. Durbar Square means Royal Square and the plazas and structures around the Royal Palaces. Patan is only 5 km away from the capital, but still maintains its historical tradition and ancient charm. We spent quite a while exploring at the square visiting old royal palace, museum, temples, and much more.

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Historic Temples at the Patan Durbar Square, Nepal


Golden Temple, Patan

The Golden Temple existed in Kathmandu since 1409 and is located just off the Patan Durbar Square hidden away from the crowded streets of the historical city of Lalitpur (Patan). The main temple in the yard is a three-tiered square pagoda building dominating the entire complex. This temple is UNESCO listed as part of Patan Durbar Square complexes.

Golden Temple, Patan


Spend an Evening in Thamel 

After a long day of sightseeing in Kathmandu, we came back to our hotel, freshen up, and wanted to spend the rest of the evening exploring the Thamel area. I wanted to relax and try some momo on the last day of our Nepal trip.

Early Morning Visit to Asan Market 

On the 7th day of our Nepal trip, time for us to return to Bangkok, Thailand. We woke up early in the morning to pay a visit to the Asan market, one of the historical markets in Kathmandu. From our hotel, it’s about 10 minutes walk.

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Historic Asan Market in Kathmandu

The neighborhood is surrounded by ancient buildings, temples, stupas, and many shops at the intersection of six streets. This place was once the heart of old India – Tibet trade route for centuries. While walking through the streets, we saw locals pouring in to buy their daily essentials mostly dominated by the street vendors at that early in the morning. It is a great place to travel back in time and experience how life once was in ancient times. After a while we returned to our hotel for breakfast and getting ready to head to the airport.

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Having breakfast in Jampa Hotel


Flying to Bangkok from Kathmandu

We are taking 11:45 AM Nepal Airlines flight to Bangkok, 20+ minutes taxi pre-booked taxi ride brought us to the airport. We had plenty of time at the airport, but nothing much to do as the airport is tiny and was under renovation. Finally, time for us to say goodbye to Nepal. It was a great experience, and we learned a lot plus returning with a mindset of coming back again.

Nepal Airlines
Nepal Airlines


Bangkok Hotel Check-in

Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom

We arrived at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, took a metered taxi to our hotel in the Silom area.

Holiday Inn Silom
Holiday Inn Silom, Bangkok

Nepalese food and drinks worth trying

Nepalese food is typically a bend of Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese ingredients. Dal Bhat is a popular item throughout Nepal, available for vegetarians and non-vegetarian. This dish will keep you full for a while a combination of lentil soup, rice, vegetables.

Nepalese momo (Tibetan style dumplings) is one of the most popular foods in Nepal. It is usually fried or steamed dumplings filled with steamed vegetables or meat, served with local dippings sometimes spicy.
I also loved Newari food, tried a variety of Newari indigenous dishes and found them delicious. Donut like crunchy sweet-flavored puffy Sel Roti is made of rice flower usually popular for breakfast or snack. There are a few local beers I liked, including Gorkha, Everest, and Namaste.

Where Did I Stay In Nepal

Hotel Jampa, Bhagwati Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

There are plenty of hotels to choose from in Thamel, but among all, I have decided to stay here. This hotel is conveniently located close to many attractions and surrounded by various restaurants and shopping.

The rate is relatively cheaper compared to other hotels and fits my budget. The facility was nice and clean, with comfortable beds and most of all we loved the food in their restaurants. Hotels staffs were friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to cook a few of our favorite dishes for us even those items were not on their menu. We stayed at this hotel on two separate occasions and definitely recommend this hotel.

Glacier Hotel & Spa, Lakeside Road, Pokhara 

The location of this hotel could not be better right by the beautiful Phewa Lake, and the rowing boat pier is across the street. Walking distance to many attractions in town.

Hotel rooms are spacious and clean with a beautiful view of the snow-covered Annapurna mountain range. Breakfast at the hotel was delicious. The complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off was an added service we appreciate. I would stay there again.

Guided Tour in Nepal

There are guided tours available in Nepal, they usually combine sightseeing, lunch and a few sightseeing stops on the way. Get Your Guide is the one I recommend.

My Opinion and Last Word

Have you been to Nepal? Any cool tips to share?

I loved being in Nepal and want to go back again. Hope my story have motivated you to plan your visit. 

Please leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you to improve my knowledge. 

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