The capital of Nepal is the city of Kathmandu, which is also the country’s largest city. Kathmandu has a population of 990,000 inhabitants, and if you also count the cities of Patan and Bhaktapur, there live about 2.5 million. The city is located at an altitude of more than 1,300 meters, in a small valley, at the confluence of the rivers Baghmatis and Vishnumatis in central Nepal. The city itself, Kathmandu was founded in the year 723 and has since been the capital, albeit first in the independent kingdom of Kantipur.
Kantipur was Kathmandu’s former name and kingdom. In addition, Kathmandu has two other names, namely the Nepal Valley and the Kathmandu Valley. The city is therefore often referred to as the “valley”, as it is located in a valley. The city has a lot to offer when it comes to distinctive architecture, art and urban planning. All of these things date from the heyday of Kathmandu, where both Hindu and Buddhist temples and palaces can be seen. Several of these works of art are more than 1000 years old.
Visit the capital of Nepal with Tourist Travel
One can almost say, without exaggerating, that the country of Nepal is the DNA of Tourist Travel. Tourist Travel has been traveling on adventurous trekking trips in Nepal since 1987 and dares to be appointed as experts within the country and its borders. Nepal is also the country with the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, which makes it an even more unique opportunity to trek and experience Nepal, but also the capital Kathmandu.
Visit Kathmandu in the best way together with Tourist Travel, which has put together a completely unique and distinctive program. With Tourist Travel you get to Kathmandu’s major sights, as well as the little gems of the city, which gives you the most optimal and amazing experience. Kathmandu is incredibly unique and admirable, with the small streets and alleys, the bazaars, monasteries and temples, as well as cute street vendors and pilgrims.
According to thedresswizard, the Kathmandu Valley, also called the Nepal Valley, contains the two neighboring towns of Patan and Bhaktapur, as well as a lot of other small villages. The Kathmandu Valley has always been important to religious people, and was used as an important religious and cultural center. In particular, the ancient trade routes through the Kathmandu Valley between Tibet and India have been used, for others who came rushing to the valley.
Kathmandu Valley is an entire village filled with many people, monuments, temples, monasteries and lots of noise. But everything has its charm in this valley, which has also been very intensively cultivated with various plants, foods and crops. In addition, as many as seven monuments in the valley have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. These include monuments such as the three Precious Squares, the cities of Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas and the Hindu temples. Therefore, the Kathmandu Valley is without a doubt worth a visit.
Cottages and tea houses at Kanchenjunga and Makalu
Tea houses in Nepal – Kanchenjunga and Makalu
In recent years, tea houses have been developed on the routes to Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Nar & Phu, so that we can spend the night under quite good local conditions. Of course, Tourist Travel supports the local people who have opened their “bhattis” – simple accommodations. The tea houses in the new areas are rapidly getting better and better, but can not even compete with Everest and Annapurna yet. Thus, one should not compare the tea houses in the “new areas” with the areas that have had lodges for 30 years, where many are actually small hotels.
But it is a good development that makes Kanchenjunga already a new classic among Nepal’s trekking routes. If there are bottlenecks and bed shortages along the way, we have a few extra tents with us, so that everyone is guaranteed a proper night on the trekking trip.
The food is simple but good and healthy. D u must calculate that it is largely only possible to eat ex. dalbhat, nepals nationalret på tehusene. It’s probably the very best food to go on, but some find it a bit one-sided and just simple enough. This is how it is when you want to get away from the tourist routes. Lunch is also eaten at the tea house, while you are on the day’s stage. Tourist Travel pays for your room, while you are responsible for the payment of your food (calculate DKK 100-200 per day depending on what you eat).
Welcome far from the highway – it requires some sacrifice, but is simply amazing.
Tea houses at Annapurna, Manaslu and Everest
Nepal’s Tea House Trek – Everest, Manaslu and Annapurna
The tea houses (trekking lodges) are Nepal’s classic accommodation for trekking trips in the mountains. They are a kind of simple mountain hotels whose standard fluctuates – but in general they are cozy forms of our host families in Nepal’s villages. And remember it now – the tea houses can not be compared to hotels, take them for what they are – luxury will never be.
In the very upper areas they are simpler than in the villages far down but they are generally neat and enormously cozy. Common to them is that it is the way you live and hike in Nepal – and then it is a fun and exciting local experience.
We usually live in a double room with two simple beds. The tea houses have both shared bedrooms and single, double and triple rooms. We only use shared bedrooms, in the extremely rare cases where the separate rooms are impossible.
The tea houses have a restaurant, their dining room where the meals are served. The food is simple, good and healthy. You order from menu cards and your stomach gets full for very little money. Lunch is also eaten at the tea house, while you are on the day’s stage. Tourist Travel pays for your room, while you are responsible for the payment of your food (calculate DKK 100-250 per day depending on what you eat).
At some tea houses you can buy yourself for lighting for 2-300 rs. In addition, it is possible to buy a (simple) bath, however, we think you should ask if the water is heated via solar heating, as we as travelers should not be involved in more deforestation, a very necessary. Some tea houses charge for electric charging and wifi (where possible).
The food is not included in the tea houses you order according to their menu.
All in all, it is fantastically cozy to stay at Nepal’s glorious tea houses.