Kathmandu is the largest city and capital of and the namesake of the . Once thought to be the fabled and inaccessible Shangri-La, Kathmandu is a fast growing spot catering to a wide range of holiday types and budgets.

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is in and covers the backpacker area of Thamel, Swayambhu, Durbur Square, and Freak Street.

Boudhanath is located 7 km East/Northeast of & home to one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world, built during the 5th century AD.

Central covers Ratna Park, the former palace and New Road, and is home to a number of luxury hotels and the embassy quarter.


  • Location:  , , ,
  • Population:  975,000
  • IATA airport code:  KTM
  • Latitude:  27° 42' 6.1" (27.7017°) north
  • Longitude:  85° 19' 14.2" (85.3206°) east
  • Elevation:  1317 meters (4321 feet)
  • Wikidata:  Kathmandu
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Kathmandu

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Afrikaans:  Katmandoe Amharic:  ካትማንዱ Arabic:  كاتماندو Aragonese:  Katmandú Armenian:  Կատմանդու Assamese:  কাঠমাণ্ডু Belarusian:  Горад Катманду Bengali:  কাঠমান্ডু Bihari :  काठमाडौं महानगरपालिका Bosnian:  Katmandu Bulgarian:  Катманду Catalan:  Katmandú Central Kurdish:  کاتماندوو Chechen:  Катманду Chinese:  加德滿都 Croatian:  Katmandu Czech:  Káthmándú Danish:  Katmandu Esperanto:  Katmanduo Estonian:  Katmandu French:  Kathmandou
French:  Katmandou Galician:  Katmandú Georgian:  კატმანდუ Greek:  Κατμαντού Guarani:  Katemandu Gujarati:  કાઠમંડુ Haitian:  Katmandou Hebrew:  קטמנדו Hindi:  काठमांडू Icelandic:  Katmandú Ido:  Katmandu Japanese:  カトマンズ Kannada:  ಕಠ್ಮಂಡು Kazakh:  Катманду Kirghiz:  Катманду Korean:  카트만두 Latin:  Catmandum Latvian:  Katmandu Lithuanian:  Katmandu Luxembourgish:  Katmandu Macedonian:  Катманду
Maithili:  काठमाडौं Malayalam:  കാഠ്മണ്ഡു Marathi:  काठमांडू Mazanderani:  کاتماندو Mongolian:  Катманду Nepali:  काठमाडौं Newari:  येँ जिल्ला Northern Luri:  کاتماندو Norwegian:  Katmandu Occitan:  Katmandó Oriya:  କାଠମାଣ୍ଡୁ Ossetian:  Катманду Panjabi:  ਕਠਮੰਡੂ Persian:  کاتماندو Polish:  Katmandu Portuguese:  Catmandu Russian:  Катманду Samogitian:  Katmandū Sanskrit:  काठमाण्डू Serbian:  Катманду Sinhala:  කත්මන්ඩු
Slovak:  Káthmandu Spanish:  Katmandú Swedish:  Katmandu Tajik:  Катманду Tamil:  காட்மாண்டு Telugu:  కాఠ్మండు Thai:  กาฐมาณฑุ Tibetan:  ཀ་ཏ་མན་ཏུ། Turkish:  Katmandu Uighur:  كاتماندۇ Ukrainian:  Катманду Urdu:  کھٹمنڈو Volapük:  Kathmandau Western Frisian:  Katmandû Western Panjabi:  کھٹمنڈو Yiddish:  קאטמאנדו Yue Chinese:  加德滿都 Kantipur Kantipura Khatmandu NPKTM

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