Which is the Best Month to Visit Kathmandu?
Well, Kathmandu is perfect in every season. Winter in Kathmandu is still very warm and pleasing. The temperature in the daytime is about 10 degrees Celsius and you can roam freely. Also, you might get to celebrate the Nepalese New Year (We already live in the late 2070s). Spring (March, May, and April) is very welcoming. With festivals like Holi and Shivaratri, everything about spring is fun. Autumn and Spring are also great times for treks in Nepal as the Everest Base Camp trek.
Then we have summer when the temperature doesn’t cross 30 degrees Celsius. As long as there’s no rain, nothing is going to stop you from having a great time. And even if it’s rainy, all you need is a raincoat- the Kathmandu tour will still be prodigious in the monsoon. Lastly, we have Autumn when Kathmandu valley appears at its best. The views of the Mountains are clear from Swayambhunath and the entire city is vibrant with festivals such as Dashain and Tihar.
So, the biggest question is “When will you be free?”. Just let us know when you plan to take this Kathmandu Tour and the MyEverestTrip will do the arrangements.
Festivals of Kathmandu
The major festivals in Kathmandu are the Jatra celebrated by the Newari people. Ghode (horse) Jatra, Indra-Jatra, Gai Jatra, Bhote Jatra, and Bisket Jatra followed by a huge feast keep the city very vibrant. Similarly, people celebrate Dashain and Tihar in October and November. Pashupatinath temple is the center for the celebration of Teej and Shivaratri. Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath are especially crowded during Buddha Jayanti. Other festivals of the capital are Loshar, Holi, and Chaat, all celebrated by people of different ethnic groups.
All these festivals are celebrated on different dates as per the lunar calendar. Thus, if you plan to join the lives of people with one of these festivals on the Kathmandu tour, you must plan your trip accordingly. However, just a day of the visit is not enough to understand the culture and traditions of all people residing in the capital.
Check the Tamang Cultural Heritage trail for a more fulfilling cultural experience in Nepal.
Accommodation and Food in Kathmandu
Kathmandu’s stay will be pretty luxurious. As you arrive, you shall drive to a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. The rooms with private baths and hot showers are available on sharing basis for two. You can also switch to higher facilities with swim and AC on your own. The options for accommodation in Kathmandu are unlimited, and you have nothing to worry about. Also, there’s a great internet connection in Kathmandu so that you can travel while working.
In Kathmandu, a wide range of national and international cuisine are available in the hotel. The unlimited choice of fancy restaurants in the colorful streets of Thamel will obviously keep you delighted. The choice of food is also great, and you are free to have anything you love.
The local food of Bhaktapur like Juju Dhau, Chatamari, Bara, Samyebaji, Pangra, Sukuti, and Chyang is a must-try. Also, the town of Patan has some great sweets and spicy foods. Sel Roti, Khir, Puri, Dhindo, Aalu Tama, etc are the Must-Have local foods of Nepal. Also, do try the local Momo, Thukpa, Laughing, etc while you are in Kathmandu.