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Why Kathmandu is the fifth best city in 2019

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Kathmandu has recently listed by lonely planet as the fifth best city in the world. As the capital city of Nepal which had been devastated by a massive earthquake back in 2015, it was interesting news when it made the headlines of being one of the best cities in the world 4 years later. The answer however is not very complex when you look at this city. The city of Kathmandu has changed its narrative from broken to reconstruction and rejuvenation. The city that was in ruins some years ago has bounced back miles ahead in the process of returning to its formal glory. This beautiful city surrounded by mountain has numerous things to offer to tourists which we now will describe in detail.

Kathmandu is a very lively city with a home to almost 3 million people. It is the largest metropolis in the Himalayan country Nepal. Kathmandu is a big valley surrounded by hills all around it. The geographic structure and elevation makes Kathmandu temperature one to enjoy. The city is also rich in culture and traditions. Being home for many people that have been accumulated in one place from all over the country, the city is diverse and rich with cultures flourishing within the valley. Numerous festivals and rituals can be witnessed in the Kathmandu valley during all the time of the year. Many can be taken part while some can be enjoyed with our eyes. People of Kathmandu are very warm and hospitable to travelers as it is deeply rooted in Nepali culture to view highly of fellow travelers. There are also famous world heritage sites in Kathmandu city which consists of ancient and historic landmarks and sacred religious institutions. The Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and the Bhaktapur Durbar Square are historical places in Kathmandu which is the heritage of ancient Malla kingdom that dates back to 1200AD. The unique traditional architecture, carvings and the ancient relics makes this place a wonder to behold. The other world heritage sites in Nepal’s Kathmandu city includes the Pashupatinath Temple and the Changunarayan Temple which are a sacred religious sites for Hindus where as the Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa are other world heritage sites in Kathmandu which are important and sacred sites for Buddhist people all over the world.

These world heritage sites sightseeing in Kathmandu is one of the popular things to do in Kathmandu and Core Treks provides with different Kathmandu travel packages with various options which are even customizable as per traveler’s preference. Kathmandu city tour package will provide you with going around these world heritage sites with an experienced Kathmandu tour guide by your side and give you all the necessary information during the trip.

Other than sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, many activities can be done around this city. One of the enjoyable things to do in Kathmandu is food hunt. The city is filled with restaurants and pubs offering cuisines from all over the world. The traditional Nepali food is also a must try cause why not! Shopping in the streets of Thamel can be quite fun too. The place is filled with travelers and is a famous market among travelers who visit Nepal. Nepal is considered to be one of the best value-for-money travel destinations in the world and you can see why when you spend your time in Kathmandu. The cost of traveling to Kathmandu is very reasonable. Whether it is food or accommodation or transport, the cost of traveling around Kathmandu is economically friendly yet it provides quality service and unforgettable experience.

Kathmandu offers a wide range of accommodation facilities. There are hostels, guesthouses, lodges, and hotels. A hostel in Kathmandu would cost $3-$5 per night where you’ll get a bed with a shared space. A room would normally have 6-10 beds but hostels are few. Many people want private spaces and that’s what most accommodation services are focused on. If you’re staying at a guest house in Kathmandu, a room would range from $15-$25 and the services are limited. You should check if they have all the services you need before booking a space for yourself. Then comes the hotels in Kathmandu valley and this has a very diverse selection but it is what we would recommend if you’re looking for a place to say in the cities of Nepal. Hotels would start anywhere from $30 ranging to $200. A three star hotel’s average cost would range from $50-$70 whereas four star hotel’s room ranges from $70-$100 and a five star hotel’s room costs $100 and above per night. You can see that the cost of hotel in Kathmandu is indeed economically friendly.

Kathmandu is indeed a very lively place and if you’re someone who wants a bit of solitude, there are places on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley where one can enjoy some quality time with beautiful nature surrounding them all around. Places like Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and Gokarna have hotels where travelers can go and enjoy some time together, especially if they’re traveling with family in Kathmandu. Yes, Kathmandu is also a great place for a family travel as it has a very pleasing climate with lots of activities for family to do which can be both educational and adventurous.

The city of Kathmandu has certainly made an impressive resume for itself when travel review sites considered it to be one of the best cities in the world to visit and it thoroughly deserves the title. The modern city undergoing development and reconstruction while still preserving its historical heritage and culture is quite impressive. The people, culture, natural beauty and unique ambience of this city make a strong case for itself to be the 5th best city in the world as according to lonely planet.

My backpacking trip to Nepal and trekking through the Himalayas

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Asmit
Asmit
2020-07-16
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Lifetime Experience We had a super time in Everest Base Camp last year. Trekking to this place was dream for many years which come true with the help CoreTreks and team members.
Lena B
Lena B
2020-03-06
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Higly recommended I did the Langtang Valley trekk with Gosaikunda lakes included. The preparation and communication for that has been great all the time. Nim is an excellent and knowledgeable person. My Trekkingguide was Gorakh and i couldn't have hoped for a better one! I felt like i was in good hands throughout the trekk and he took care of my dietary needs. They also booked my bus ticket to Pokhara and asked the bus driver to pick me up at a place which was closer to my accommodation. Thank you so much Nim!! Next time i will do the Manaslu trekk with you :)
Hidayat Toda
Hidayat Toda
2020-03-04
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Feel exeprience in nepal as a family Core track is a professional tour team and comapny, they treat you as a family, they prepare all the things you need, the team was very nice and warm, and also you will feel as in a family, just go and book with them
Michael S
Michael S
2020-01-19
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Trek to Rara Lake in Nepal with CoreTreks My wife and I had been planning to visit Nepal since like a year ago. We are really happy and satisfied with our trek to Rara Lake in Nepal. The place is really chilling with beautiful scenery all around. Luckily the weather was fantastic and we got a clear view of the mountains and the lake. We are really humbled to be able to experience such a rare privilege. Our guides informed us that the weather is often bad especially because of the altitude. The alpine vegetation surrounded by mountains was really special to observe. I would like to thank CoreTreks for helping us throughout our journey to Rara Lake.
Noo
Noo
2019-12-12
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Great service Beautiful temples and delicious food After touring around the Kathmandu valley, I’m inspired to explore more about Nepal. Unfortunately it will have to be during my next visit. The city is way busier than I expected it to be. As we drove outside the valley, we discovered some peaceful environment and beautiful temples. The Nepali cuisine in Kathmandu was something I would love to try again. They are spicy but delicious. I have to say that the people in Nepal are really friendly and welcoming. Everyone greeted us with love and treated us nicely. There was no fear for a lone traveler like me to get through the tour. Thanks to CoreTreks and the team for making this tour possible for me. I booked last minute but they helped me through everything. I really appreciate it. If you are looking to visit Nepal, I highly recommend that you book from CoreTreks they are the best.
Santivo
Santivo
2019-08-24
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Kathmandu Tour and Memorable Memories After many Yes/No we decided to choose vacation plan for Nepal, then the journey of more confusing start. We start googling the best packages and tours operators in Kathmandu. We luckily found CoreTreks. They are really professional, trustworthy, reliable and responsive for their profession, this team made our Nepal visit absolutely memorable and experience. We strongly recommended anyone will to visit Nepal, can choose CoreTreks and enjoy your vacation.
ASTA
ASTA
2019-08-23
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It deserves more than a 5 STAR for their services sweet words are easy to say, nice things are easy to bye, but good people are difficult to find. life ends when you stop dreaming...travel in Nepal to leave the best memories. thank you for everything coretreks for friendly smile,for the care during the journey. again, i want to go there return. i help all my friends to see Nepal with your help and support. you guys deserve more than a 5 star for excellent services for tours and trekking in Nepal. see you soon again!
Martin L
Martin L
2019-06-24
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satisfied with the service and packages Dec 2018, we had plan to visit Nepal and book the packages with core treks, they guide us the best packages for ABC and we are fully satisfied with the service and packages. Thank you team, keep it up
Pedro R
Pedro R
2019-03-11
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Friendly staff We did some trecking around Katmandu and we had a good time. The guide was friendly and available to support us with anything.
이홍래
이홍래
2019-01-24
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Langtang Trekking 이제 돌아와서 한숨돌리고 적네요. 네팔이란 나라가 처음이고, 한국에서도 등산한번 하지 않았었는데, 갑자기 네팔이 가고 싶었습니다. 네팔에 가면 뭔가 꽉막힌 마음이 뚤릴것 같았고, 복잡한 머리가 정리가 될것 같았습니다. 다행이 CORE TREK 의 Nim을 만나 트레킹을 잘 마무리할 수 있었습니다. 랑탕 출발하기전 호텔 부킹이나 팀스 / 퍼밋 , 환전 및 준비물 구매 등 그리고 이런 일들을 하기위한 이동까지 꼼꼼하게 함께 챙겨 주어서 그나마 잘 준비하여 트레킹을 시작하였습니다. 그리고 트레킹 중간에 대부분이 3G를 사용하지 못해 가족들에게 연락이 되지 않았는데, 다행이 Nim과는 현지 폰으로 연락이 되어, 저 대신 가족들에게 연락도 가능하고, 중간 중간에 문제 있는지등 그리고 복귀 마지막날 뭔가를 잘못먹었는데 아파서 호텔에서만 누워 있었는데, 그래도 타국에 누군가 연락할 수 있다는게 많은 도움이 되더군요. 저는 포터 및 가이드 없이 혼자서 갔다왔고, 트레킹이야 혼자만의 싸움이였지만, 카트만두 출발전 / 복귀후에는 Nim이 많은 도움이 되었네요. 다음에 또 네팔에 오게되면 필히 Nim과 함께 하겠습니다.