SUNIL’S PERSONAL TOUR
Favourite shops HERMANN HELMERS BAKERY I love picking up one of their Swiss roll cakes on my way home. facebook.com/hbakery THE PILGRIMS BOOK HOUSE A Thamel institution, which also sells antiques. pilgrimsonlineshop.com Favourite galleries TARAGAON MUSEUM It’s just so beautifully built! taragaonmuseum.com NEPAL ART COUNCIL The tasteful art on show reflects the spirit of Nepal. nepalartcouncil.org.np Favourite cafés PHAT KATH Great ambience and French- influenced food at this Thamel restaurant and bar. phatkath.com ROAD HOUSE CAFÉ Pizzas, pasta and salads with rooftop views over Boudha. roadhouse.com.np Favourite restaurant Breakfast: Café Soma in Baluwatar. Lunch: Thasang Thakali in Jawalakhel. Grab a quick bite: Fire and Ice Pizzeria in Thamel. Dinner: Dechenling Garden Restaurant in Thamel. Favourite market For spices, head for Asan, one of the largest markets in Kathmandu; for vintage jewellery, head to Thamel or Boudha. Favourite hotel FORT RESORT, NAGARKOT It’s a little way from the city, but the sunrise and mountains just make everything better. fortretreat.com Way to spend an hour Visit the Narayanhiti Palace in Durbar Marg. Place to see by night Go to the top of Swayambhunath Stupa and feel the peace of the shimmering butter lamps. Best view Take the cable car up to Chandragiri and enjoy the views of Kathmandu. chandragirihills.com One thing you must see Godavari Botanical Gardens.