Nepal - Kathmandu (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Kathmandu chapter from Lonely Planet’s Nepal guidebook.

A riot of sights, sounds and smells - stroll through the backstreets and Kathmandu’s timeless cultural and artistic heritage will reveal itself in hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, court-yards full of drying chillies and rice, and tiny hobbit-sized workshops.

  • chill out in one of the rooftop garden restaurants in Thamel with a good book, a pot of ma-sala tea and a slice of chocolate cake
  • maps
  • soak up the amazing architectural monuments of Old Kathmandu, an artistic and architec-tural tradition that rivals the great cities of Europe
  • transport
  • dine on momos (dumplings) and wild boar to the beat of madal (drums) and bansari (flutes) at one of the city’s superb Newari restaurants
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Courses, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Around Kathmandu and Swayambhunath & around.

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