Kathmandu

Date: October 2013

Kathmandu
Kathmandu

What to See
01- See for yourself the splendor of the Narayanhiti Palace Museum, the former royal residence.
02- After a busy day of sightseeing, take a break amidst the greenery in the Garden of Dreams.

Cuisine/Eating
In addition to the famous “Momo” dumplings, rice and curry dishes are the staples of Nepal cuisine. Try them.

Transportation
You can choose from bus or taxi as well as rickshaw. Motorized, pedaled or pulled by their driver, these vehicles are fascinating.

Things To Do
01- If you want to see the Himalayas, a hike outside the valley may reward you with a breathtaking landscape.
02- Patan, 7 km from Thamel, is an historic city boasting statues, palaces and the spellbinding Patan Museum. A must-see.

Language
Nepalese

Climate
While temperatures can drop almost to zero in winter, summers are normal in Kathmandu, which is in Nepal’s Temperate Climate Zone.

Local Culture
A city with a close to 2,000-year history, Kathmandu has an exotic flavor thanks to its geography.

Shopping
As well as carpets and flat weaves, fabrics decorated with ethnic motifs may catch your eye.

Where In The World
South Asia

Time Zone
GMT + 5 hours 45 minutes (UTC+5:45)

Flights
Turkish Airlines has Istanbul-Katmandu flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Returns are on the other days.