Best day trip from Kathmandu?
The Shivapuri hike, in the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, is a nice one-day trek in the forest, where there’s lots of flora and fauna. If the weather is nice, it’s the greatest feeling.
Best viewpoint to see the city?
For the best close-up views of Kathmandu, go to Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as Monkey Temple, which sits atop a hill.
Most underrated place?
Sankhu Village, a historic red-brick Newar village northeast of Kathmandu.
The best souvenir of Kathmandu?
Thanka paintings, singing bowls and traditional wood and metal carvings.
One perfect day in Kathmandu?
One day is not enough for Kathmandu. Spend the morning in the pilgrimage site of Boudhanath, followed by breakfast. In the afternoon, take a hike with a packed lunch for four to five hours, or a trip to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and in the evening, explore Thamel and have dinner.