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10th Apr to 14th Apr, 2024Budget Friendly Flight
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Things to do in Kathmandu in April

Day 1 - Wednesday 10th, Apr
morning -

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and check into accommodation

afternoon -

Explore the local neighborhood of Thamel, known for its narrow streets, bustling with shops, street vendors, and a vibrant atmosphere. Visit Garden of Dreams for a tranquil break from the city.

evening -

Enjoy a traditional Nepali dinner at The Old House Restaurant, known for its authentic local dishes and cozy ambiance.

Day 2 - Thursday 11th, Apr
morning -

Visit Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, for panoramic views of the city and a glimpse into Buddhist culture.

afternoon -

Explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its intricate architecture, ancient palaces, and vibrant street life.

evening -

Indulge in traditional Newari cuisine at Bhojan Griha, a cultural restaurant offering authentic flavors and live performances of traditional music and dance.

Day 3 - Friday 12th, Apr
morning -

Take a scenic drive to Chandragiri Hills, offering panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayas.

afternoon -

Explore the serene surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal, and immerse in the local Tibetan culture of the area.

evening -

Savor a traditional Nepali Thali at Krishnarpan Restaurant, located within Dwarikas Hotel, known for its farm-to-table concept and authentic flavors.

Day 4 - Saturday 13th, Apr
morning -

Visit Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred Hindu temple complex along the Bagmati River, offering insights into Hindu rituals and traditions.

afternoon -

Discover the traditional art of Thangka painting at the Thangka Painting School and Gallery, witnessing intricate Buddhist artwork and techniques.

evening -

Explore and dine at the Asan Tole Market, a bustling local market offering a variety of street food, spices, and traditional goods.

Day 5 - Sunday 14th, Apr
morning -

Explore the ancient city of Bhaktapur, known for its well-preserved palaces, courtyards, and rich culture.

afternoon -

Visit the pottery square in Bhaktapur and witness the traditional pottery-making process by local artisans.

evening -

Taste the local flavors at Khowpa Chhen, a hidden gem offering authentic Newari cuisine in the heart of Bhaktapur.

Day 6 - Monday 15th, Apr
morning -

Relax and take a leisurely stroll around the accommodation area before heading to Tribhuvan International Airport for departure.

Weather in Kathmandu in Invalid date
Avg Temp20°C to 25°C
Chance of Rain10%
Seasonspring

April is a good time to visit Kathmandu, with an average temperature of 20-25°C and low humidity. However, it's important to note that the weather in Kathmandu can be unpredictable, so be prepared for both warm and cool temperatures. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Travel eSims for Nepal

*Travel eSims are a great way to stay connected while travelling. They are easy to set up online, no need to visit a store, and can be used in multiple countries. They are a data saver compared to international roaming and are compatible with most phones.

Things to Carry on your trip to Kathmandu

Clothing & Apparel

Lightweight jacket -

Kathmandu has unpredictable weather, especially in April. A lightweight jacket will provide warmth and protection from the elements.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking in Kathmandu, so make sure to wear comfortable, supportive shoes.

Moisture-wicking clothing -

Kathmandu can be humid, so moisture-wicking clothing will help you stay cool and comfortable.

Hat and sunglasses -

The sun can be strong in Kathmandu, so a hat and sunglasses will help you protect yourself.

Accessories

Reusable water bottle -

Staying hydrated is important, especially in Kathmandu's high altitude. Bring a reusable water bottle to fill up at your hotel or at public water fountains.

Small backpack or daypack -

A small backpack or daypack will be helpful for carrying your essentials while you're exploring Kathmandu.

Universal travel adapter -

If you're coming from India, you'll need a universal travel adapter to use your electronics in Nepal.

First-aid kit -

A small first-aid kit can come in handy for minor injuries or illnesses.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa -

Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended stay in Nepal and you have a valid visa if required.

Travel insurance -

Travel insurance is always a good idea in case of unexpected events.

Cash and credit cards -

Both cash and credit cards are widely accepted in Kathmandu, but it's always a good idea to have some local currency on hand.

Medications -

Bring any prescription medications you need along with a small supply of over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or paracetamol.

Good to Have

Camera -

Capture the beauty of Kathmandu with a camera.

Guidebook or travel app -

A guidebook or travel app can help you plan your itinerary and learn about Kathmandu's history and culture.

Small flashlight -

A small flashlight can be helpful for getting around at night or in dimly lit areas.

Travel towel -

A travel towel is lightweight and quick-drying, making it perfect for use in hostels or guesthouses.

Electronics

Smartphone -

Your smartphone will be your go-to device for navigation, communication, and entertainment.

Laptop or tablet -

If you need to work or stay connected while in Kathmandu, bring a laptop or tablet.

Power bank -

A power bank will keep your electronics charged on the go.

Headphones -

Headphones will allow you to listen to music or podcasts without disturbing others.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Both cash and credit cards are widely accepted in Kathmandu, but it's always good to have some local currency on hand.

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