Things to do

Things to do in Kathmandu

Kathmandu city itself has limited activities for visitors beyond the amazing sightseeing and general experience of being there.

Adventure Sports

Kathmandu is the starting point for numerous adventures in the rest of the country including trekking, rafting, jungle adventures, and more extreme sports.

  • Hiking / Trekking in the Kathmandu Valley 
    • Nagarkot (2 days) - offers a great spot for watching surrounding mountain ranges at sunrise or sunset from atop the hill.
    • The Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trekking Trail (5 days), includes treks to Nagarkot and Dhulikhel
    • Shivapuri Hiking Trek (5 days) displays the best of Nepal’s rural culture, biodiversity and stunning Himalayan views. Trekking Routes to Nagarkot, Gosainkunda, Helambu and the Langtang National Park.


  • Kumari Cinema Hall (QFX Kumari), Dhobidhara Marg


  • Mountain Flights. Most local airlines offer one hour flights over the Himalayas departing between 6:30-9:00 AM from Kathmandu airport, costing US197. Book in advance during the popular tourist season.

Connecting with locals

  • Backstreet AcademyKathmandu,  +977 9818 421 646, e-mail:. A social enterprise tour platform that enables locals in developing countries to create their own tour/ course. Check out their momos cooking course, mask carving, pottery, stone carving or dal bhat cooking courses, among many others on their website. Simply book on their website and a facilitator (usually a local university student) will arrive to pick you up for your course.
  • Hidden Journeys Nepal,  +977 981 803 9645, e-mail:. Organizes tours that take guests to visit and learn from Nepal's change makers, eg, social entrepreneurs, artists, activists and other innovators. There are prearranged tours (usually 2 days including a networking session in the evening) on specific issues - or you can design your own.


  • Baisdhara parkBalaju (West from Gongabu Bus Park). 
  • Bhrikuti Mandap Park (Bhrikutimandi), Pradarshani Marg.
  • Bhugol ParkDharma Path, New Rd (Naya Sadak).
  • Fun ParkPradarshani Chakra (Right next to Bhrikuti Mandap Park). 
  • Maitighar Mandala Park (Near to Thapathali Engineering Campus).
  • UN ParkShiva Marga (Bagmati Riverside). 
  • Ratna ParkKanti Path, Durbar Marg (Ratna Park Micro Bus Stop).
  • Sankha ParkDhumbarahi. close to Ring Road
  • Tribhuwan ParkThankot, Kathmandu (From old Bus park, 1 or 2 hour by local vehicles.). One of big park located western part of the Kathmandu.
  • Godavari Botanical GardenGodavari, Lalitpur. Botanical Garden

Other Sports

  • Dasharath Rangasala StadiumTripureshwor, Kathmandu(Tripureshwor Bus Stop). 
  • National Table Tennis Training CenterLainchaur Marg.
  • T U Cricket StadiumT U, Kirtipur.
  • ANFA ComplexSatdobato, Lalitpur.


  • Mandala TheatreAnamanagar (Infront Singhdurbar's East Gate), +977 1-6924269, e-mail: . +Mobile: 9849132746
  • National Theatre (Rastriya Naach Ghar), Kantipath

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