NPR200-300. *'''Electric Pagoda''' is a very eclectic bar on Satghumti Road. Specializes in Mexican cuisine and also offers local and continental dishes between NPR100-300. Easy going atmosphere with well rounded music and very friendly staff. Tuborg Everest beer approximately NPR350. *'''Everest Steak House'''. Traditional pre- or post-trekking feast: massive steaks costing about NPR300. Just off Chhetrapati, the pagoda-cum-roundabout. *'''Fire & Ice'''. Popular with westerns for the excellent
traditional Italian-style stone-baked pizzas, which are delicious (probably better than Roadhouse). Certainly pricier than most, starting from around NPR580 for a cheese and tomato pizza. Chocolate ice cream with added chocolate on top is definitely to be recommended, and will cost about NPR300 in 2012. Located on the south side of the main road into Thamel (Tridevi Marg) coming from the Palace Museum, next to a temple under Himalayan Bank. *'''Fu Ru Sato'''. Just past The Roadhouse, beside
#1769-1845 Gorkha conquest of the Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu was adopted as the capital of the Gorkha empire, and the empire itself was dubbed Nepal. During the early part of this era, Kathmandu maintained its distinctive culture. Buildings with characteristic Nepali architecture, such as the nine-story tower of Basantapur, were built during this era. However, trade declined because of continual war with neighboring nations. Bhimsen Thapa supported France against Great Britain; this led
, porters and sherpas at that point) started from the Kathmandu Valley, as there were no roads further east at that time. News of the expedition's success reached London on the morning of Queen Elizabeth II's (Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom) coronation, 2 June. Returning to Kathmandu a few days later, Hunt (a Briton) and Hillary (a New Zealander) discovered that they had been promptly knighted (Knighthood) in the Order of the British Empire, a KBE, for the ascent. Tenzing, a Nepali sherpa who was a citizen of India, was granted the George Medal by the UK. Hunt was ultimately made a life peer in Britain, while Hillary became a founding member of the Order of New Zealand. Hillary and Tenzing are also nationally recognized in Nepal, where annual ceremonies in schools and offices celebrate their accomplishment. WikiPedia:Kathmandu Dmoz:Regional Asia Nepal Localities Kathmandu Commons:Category:Kathmandu
District , Gandaki Zone and the Western Developmental Region. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world are situated within 50 miles (linear distance) of the city so that the northern skyline of the city offers a very close view of the Himalayas. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit. Inter-City connections Pokhara is well connected to rest of the country through permanent road and air links. The main mode of transportation are public buses and the ''Purano Bus Park'' is the main hub for buses plying country wide. The all-season airport with regular flights to Kathmandu, Mustang (Mustang District) and Lucknow in India are operated by various domestic and a few international airlines. Pokhara Airport is set to be upgraded into an international airport. WikiPedia:Kathmandu Dmoz:Regional Asia Nepal Localities Kathmandu Commons:Category:Kathmandu
, Jal due to the success of their debut studio album won four awards and received two nominations at the Indus Music Awards (Indus Music). The band won the "Best Lyrics", "Best Composition" and "Best Song" awards, for their song "Aadat", along with the "Best Band" award at the music awards. Also, the band were nominated for the "Best Music Album", for their debut album and also the "Best Composition", for the song "Lamhay", award. The 2nd Indus Music Awards Retrieved on April 1, 2011 WikiPedia:Kathmandu Dmoz:Regional Asia Nepal Localities Kathmandu Commons:Category:Kathmandu
in Newars of Kirant origin. Ancient religious sites believed to be worshipped by ancient Kirats, such as Pashupatinath, Wanga Akash Bhairabh (Yalambar) and Ajima are now worshipped by people of all Dharmic religions in Kathmandu. Kirats who have migrated from other parts of Nepal to Kathmandu practice Mundhum in the city. Others Sikhism is practiced primarily in Gurudwara at Kupundole. An earlier temple of Sikhism is also present in Kathmandu which is now defunct. Jainism in Nepal
to the United Nations based in New York City. thumb Swayambhunath stupa (Image:Swayambhunath, 1973.JPG) '''Swayambhunath''' (Devnagari: स्वयम्भूनाथ स्तुप; sometimes romanized '''Swoyambhunath''') is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the '''Monkey Temple''' as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the north-west. The Tibetan name for the site means
location London work The Guardian title Photography (Art and design),Art and design,Culture,Jimi Hendrix,William Burroughs (Author),Allen Ginsberg date May 13, 2011 Cohen went to the Himalayas in the '70s (1970s) where he started the ''Starstream'' poetry series under the Bardo Matrix imprint in Kathmandu, publishing the work of Charles Henri Ford, Gregory Corso, Paul Bowles and Angus Maclise. Here he developed bookmaking art, working with native
if you've had the foresight to be vaccinated for rabies prior to travelling in Nepal, treatment following possible exposure is still necessary to prevent infection. If you are bitten, you should go to a clinic immediately for treatment. No cases of avian influenza have been documented in Nepal to date, but it has been confirmed in nearby countries. Birds live in extremely close proximity to humans, both in the market and the home. *'''Clinics & Hospitals''' ** '''Ciwec Clinic Travel Medicine Center''' caters to western travelers and the ex-pat community. It is one of the few places you can get health care at par with western countries in Kathmandu. Located centrally in Lazimpat, across from the British embassy, it is well appointed, but it costs $50 just to be seen by a doctor. ** '''Shechen Clinic''', located in the overcrowded suburb of Baudha, is a hygienic and efficient place to receive medical attention. They have some very potent Tibetan medicine that is effective in the treatment of Travellers' diarrhea. ** '''National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences''', run by Dr. Upendra Devkota, also comes at par with some of the western hospitals. ** '''Dent Inn''' offers international-standard service for dental problems at good prices. ** '''Patan Hospital''' is definitely the best public hospital in Nepal. It also has a private clinic. ** '''Bir Hospital''' is home to one of the few ENT departments in the country, but should otherwise be avoided. It is a government hospital and is run down and chaotic at best. Connect Most cafes & restaurants in tourist areas have free Wi-Fi for customers. Computer internet rentals are almost stacked on top of each other in Thamel & near the stupa at Boudha. You can surf to your heart's content for about 15NPR to 20NPR an hour (10NPR in Putalisadak). Though not adequate for video conferencing the 128-256kbit s NTC backbone often used by the cafes is more than adequate for VOIP calling. Please avoid downloading anything large, as most connections are limited. ISD and STD telephone services are available in almost all internet cafes. Services such as Skype are available in most tourist areas. * WikiPedia:Kathmandu Dmoz:Regional Asia Nepal Localities Kathmandu Commons:Category:Kathmandu
2014 newspaper The Kathmandu Post date 18 November 2010 A mini theater is also located at the Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, established by the Durbar Conservation and Promotion Committee. Kathmandu has a number of theatres showing Nepali, Bollywood, and Hollywood films. These theatres include the Vishwajyoti Cinema Hall, Kumari Cinema Hall and the Gopi Krishna Cinema Hall. Other theatres specialize in international cinema, such as Big Movies, QFX Cinemas, Cine De Chef
. These are the remarkable and significant architectural sites, which are only found in Nepal. Apart from these two main Buddhist monuments there are hundreds of Buddhist monuments on every corner of the streets of Kathmandu and in other main cities of Nepal. High quality charas was also produced in Nepal and sold in government monopoly stores in Kathmandu until the government (Kingdom of Nepal) gave in to international pressure and got out of the business in the 1970s. Rolpa district
'''Kathmandu''' ( and has a population density of 3000per km² and 17000 per km square in city.
The city stands at an elevation of approximately It is surrounded by four major mountains: Shivapuri (Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park), Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. Kathmandu Valley is part of three districts (Kathmandu (Kathmandu District), Lalitpur (Lalitpur District, Nepal), and Bhaktapur (Bhaktapur District)), has the highest population density in the country, and is home to about a twelfth of Nepal's population.
Historically, the Kathmandu Valley and adjoining areas were known as Nepal Mandala. Until the 15th century, Bhaktapur was its capital when two other capitals, Kathmandu and Lalitpur, were established. Slusser, Mary (1982). ''Nepal Mandala: A Cultural Study of the Kathmandu Valley.'' Princeton University. ISBN 978-0-691-03128-6. Page vii. During the Rana (Rana dynasty) and Shah (Shah dynasty) eras, British historians called the valley itself "Nepal Proper". Today, Kathmandu is not only the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, but also the headquarters of the Bagmati Zone and the Central Development Region of Nepal (Central Development Region, Nepal).
Kathmandu is the gateway to tourism in Nepal. It is also the hub of the country's economy (Economy of Nepal). It has the most advanced infrastructure of any urban area in Nepal, and its economy is focused on tourism, which accounted for 3.8% of Nepal's GDP in 1995–96. Tourism in Kathmandu declined thereafter during a period of political unrest, but since then has improved. In 2013, Kathmandu was ranked third among the top 10 travel destinations on the rise in the world by TripAdvisor, and ranked first in Asia. http: www.businessinsider.com tripadvisor-says-these-are-the-hot-new-destinations-for-travelers-2013-12
The city has a rich history, spanning nearly 2000 years, as inferred from inscriptions found in the valley. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu. Most of Kathmandu's people follow Hinduism and many others follow Buddhism. There are people of other religious beliefs as well, giving Kathmandu a cosmopolitan culture. Nepali (Nepali language) is the most commonly spoken language in the city. English (English Language) is understood by Kathmandu's educated residents.