On landing in Kathmandu, the city grabs you with its bold energy, and exotic sounds and smells. Kathmandu is a bustling city, full of life. It has some of the oldest and biggest stupas, shrines and temples in the world, and extraordinarily beautiful architecture that has earned UNESCO World Heritage status. It is also a popular entry point to some of the most spectacular mountain treks in the world, and National Parks that provide sanctuary to some of the rarest wildlife on the planet. Brightsun Travel has cheap holidays to Kathmandu to place you at the centre of all that Nepal has to offer. Fly into Kathmandu and you could trek the Langtang trek in under a week, and experience Nepal’s mountainous landscapes. Alternatively, a few hours outside the city is the Chitwan National Park, and a popular side trip, where you can spot tigers, wild elephants and leopards in their natural habitat. And surrounding the city are medieval cities, traditional villages and art hubs that provide exciting day trips, like Bhaktapur and Nagarkot where you can enjoy incredible views of the Himalayas.
But stay in the centre and you are spoilt for choice with things to do. Away from the tourist hub of Thamel, which is great for nightlife and stocking up on trekking equipment, Kathmandu offers palaces, temples and monasteries that will take your breath away. In Kathmandu you could witness one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Boudhanath stupa, where thousands of people gather every day to circle the temple in a devotional practice. Or, at Swayambhunath temple, you could find yourself surrounded by monkeys whilst exploring the oldest shrine in the world, which offers breath-taking views of the city. Pashupatinath Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is another sacred temple in the city, sitting on the banks of the Bagmati River. Elsewhere in the city you could marvel at Kathmandu’s Royal Palace. And last but not least, take a trip to the Kopan Monastery and Nunnery, and you could learn about Buddhist meditation en-route to Patan, a medieval city, full of ancient temples and monuments. Contact Brightsun Travel and go on a Nepalese adventure on your next holiday. We have numerous luxury holidays to Kathmandu all year round.
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