– Museum of Nepali Art – MoNA
– Susan’s Collection
– KGH Dream Garden
– Shopping inside KGH arcade
– Tourist hub of Thamel – 1 minute
– Shopping capital of Kathmandu, Thamel – 1 minute walk
– Garden of Dreams – 5 minutes
– Narayan Hiti Palace Museum – 7 minutes walk
– Durbar Marg shopping area – 7 minutes walk
– City Center Mall and movie hall – 15 minutes walk
– Kathmandu Durbar Square – 15 minutes walk
– Ason traditional vegetable market – 10 minutes walk
– New Road shopping center – 15 minutes walk
– Swoyambhu (Monkey Temple) – 20 minutes walk
– Park Village Swimming
– Nagarkot Day Trip
– Pokhara 2 nights trip
– Chitwan National Park trips
– Visit Lumbini – Birthplace of Buddha
Thali is Nepal’s national food, and comes in various ethnic variations (Daal Bhat, Newari, Thakali). Usually artistically presented on a steel plate, it consists of steamed rice, lentils, potatoes, vegetables & pickles. Often with chicken, mutton or buffalo meat. ‘Daal Bhat Power, Twenty Four Hour’ Momo’s originated from Tibet, and are immensely popular in Nepal. They are steamed or fried dumplings with a minced meat or vegetable filling. Served piping hot, and often enjoyed with a spicy tomato sauce. As a main dish, or as
Aloo Achar is a spicy potato dish – usually served cold – not for those with a faint heart.
Laphing is a spicy cold mung-bean noodle dish. Beware – Fire Extinguisher Recommended!
Thukpa A Tibetan inspired (thick) noodle dish served in a wholesome soup. Sherpa Stew is a variant, served in high mountain areas, containing more potatoes. Tibetan Bread is popular with both these dishes – made from a course barley grain and fried.
Pakodas originate from India, and consist of vegetables, chickpea and spices. Like Aloo Achar a popular street-food, but both are ideal as a starter to be shared among your group.
Masala Tea is a must try. Made from spices such as cardamom, ginger, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon and bay leaves which are added to the tea leaves. Served with or without milk.
Tibetan Tea on the other hand is an acquired taste, and once described as tasting like like warm tractor oil. Worth the try, if just to tick-it off, but beware, your host may keep filling your cup up, and it’s impolite to refuse!