The capital city of Nepal
Kathmandu, the capital city and gateway to Nepal is a 218 square miles of area and is situated above 4400 ft above sea level. The valley consists of three historic, artistic and cultural towns namely Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which used to be independent principalities in the medieval era, until the Gorkha King Prithvi Naryan Shah conquered the country in the 18th century.
Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's traditional culture and arts. This is the place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments, and mountain views. Being the capital city of Nepal, it offers many services including international airlines, hotels and other facilities. One also enjoys Kathmandu for night life, shopping and of course for the mountain views.