Nepal - Around the Kathmandu Valley (Chapter)
This is the Around the Kathmandu Valley chapter from Lonely Planet’s Nepal guidebook.
The Kathmandu Valley is a patchwork of terraced fields, medieval villages and sacred temple towns that showcase the glory of Nepal’s architects and artisans. Just beyond the valley rims lie Himalayan viewpoints and two adventurous roads to Tibet.
- lose yourself in Patan’s hidden courtyards on a walking tour, soak in the glorious Newari architecture of its Durbar Sq and visit Patan Museum, the best in the country
- explore the fascinating backstreets of Bhaktapur, Nepal’s best-preserved medieval town
- join the Tibetan exiles on the kora (clockwise circuit) around the enormous Bodhnath Stupa
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Pashupatinath, Chabahil, Bodhnath & around, the Northern & Northwestern Valley, Ichangu Narayan, Nagarjun Hill, Budhanilkantha, Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Patan, Bhaktapur & around, Suriya Binayak Temple, Thimi, Changu Narayan Temple, the Northeastern Valley, Gokarna Mahadev Temple, Gokarna Forest, Sankhu, the Southern Valley, Kirtipur, Chobar, Pharping & around, Bungamati, Khokana, Chapagaon, Godavari & around, the Valley Fringe, Nagarkot, Banepa, Dhulikhel, Panauti & around, Arniko Highway to Tibet and The Road to Langtang.
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