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Kathmandu Vacations

If there's one word that Kathmandu conjures up, it's "powerful." An Asian crossroads for centuries, the culturally rich capital of Nepal is a major gateway to the Himalayas. As a pulsating trekker's paradise, Kathmandu offers intoxicating views of these legendary mountains in the distance and enchanting medieval temples in the foreground. With its never-ending stream of rickshaws weaving in and out of tiny backstreets, it's easy to casually brush up against buildings of tremendous historical importance.

Major Attractions

A vacation in Kathmandu promises more than landmarks and monuments; even the daily religious and cultural practices are an intriguing sight to see. Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples are hidden among the maze of city streets, and these are some of the most captivating tourist attractions. Stroll the neighborhood of Thamel for the best shops and restaurants, and head to Durbar Square to encounter Kathmandu's unique architecture, including ancient temples and an old royal palace. Climb to the top of Bhimsen tower to get an unparalleled panoramic view of the city, and don't miss Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, where you can spot gilded treasures. Be sure to browse car rentals in Kathmandu —though rickshaws may be a novelty, you won't want to take them everywhere.

Recurring Events and Festivals

A Buddhist and Hindu stronghold, this diverse city is the backdrop for over a hundred festivals annually, so people on Kathmandu vacations are always likely to stumble upon something fun and enticing. Go in January to experience the Tibetan New Year and March for Holi, a breathtaking Hindu "Festival of Colors" that is blissfully interactive—you definitely won't want to wear nice new clothes unless you'd like them to become joyfully polychromatic. The biggest annual festival is the Durga Puja, an intriguing 15 days that ends on the full moon in September or October.

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Accommodation in Kathmandu

Heading to Nepal's capital? It'll be easy finding accommodation, with as many as 176 lodgings to choose from. Visit Travelocity's Kathmandu lodging guide to search for a place that's right for you.

You can start your search by taking a look at the style and charm of the Dwarika's Hotel and the Crowne Plaza Hotel Kathmandu-Soaltee. Or, the Radisson Hotel Kathmandu or the Hotel Yak & Yeti may be more appropriate if you're traveling on a tight budget.

Checking in near Boudhanath can be quite a convenient option. Take a look at the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometers) away, or the Hotel Himalaya, just 4 miles (6 kilometers) away.

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Kathmandu Flight + Hotel packages

Top Kathmandu Hotels Deals

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Hotel Shanker

Hotel Shanker

Lazimpat, Kathmandu
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Kathmandu hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Garden of Dreams and Narayanhiti Palace Museum. Pashupatinath Temple ...

$59

$59
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Taragaon Boudha, Kathmandu
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

This family-friendly Kathmandu resort is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Chabahil, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath Temple. Royal Nepal Golf Course ...

$112

$112
Hotel Friend's Home

Hotel Friend's Home

Chhusya Galli, Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Thamel, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Hari Shanker Temple and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Pashupatinath Temple. Garden of Dreams and Narayanhiti Palace ...

$23

$23
Pataleban Vineyard Resort

Pataleban Vineyard Resort

Chisapani, Baad Bhanjyang, Kathmandu
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Chandragiri Cable Car Bottom Station, Tribhuwan University, and TU Central Library. Adinath Temple ...

$41

$41
Kathmandu Guest House

Kathmandu Guest House

Ward No. 16, Satghumti, Kathmandu
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Thamel, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Garden of Dreams and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Pashupatinath Temple. Narayanhiti Palace Museum and Taleju Temple ...

$40

$40
Yatri Suites and Spa, Kathmandu

Yatri Suites and Spa, Kathmandu

Amrit Marg, Thamel (Manang Plaza), Kathmandu
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Thamel, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Garden of Dreams and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Pashupatinath Temple. Hari Shanker Temple and Taleju Temple are ...

$68

$68
Himalayan Travellers INN

Himalayan Travellers INN

Thamel, Kathmandu
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Thamel, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Garden of Dreams, Hari Shanker Temple, and Taleju Temple. Kathmandu Durbar Square and Kathmandu Civil ...

$7

$7
The Amadablam Hotel

The Amadablam Hotel

Pingalsthan, Kathmandu
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Nepal Golf Course and Pashupatinath Temple. Boudhanath is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) ...

$32

$32
M Hotel Thamel-Kathmandu

M Hotel Thamel-Kathmandu

19/29, Kumari Marg, Kathmandu
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Thamel, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Garden of Dreams and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Pashupatinath Temple. Hari Shanker Temple and Taleju Temple are ...

$28

$28
Hotel Yak & Yeti

Hotel Yak & Yeti

Durbar Marg, Kathmandu
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Kathmandu, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Narayanhiti Palace Museum and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Pashupatinath Temple. King's ...

$117

$117

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