Kathmandu is the political and religious capital of Nepal which is also the largest city and the chief town of the district of the same name. The first inhabitants of Kathmandu were Newar and spoke nepâlbhâsa which is widely spoken among the different ethnic communities residing in Kathmandu.
Nepal’s capital is surrounded by a valley full of historic sites, ancient temples, shrines, and fascinating villages. Mingle with locals and animals amid Durbar Square’s monuments, or join mountain trekkers in the bustling Thamel District. Explore shops for exquisite work by local artisans—carpets and paper prints are specialties.
Thank you to my friend Franck for these pictures is his comment: “here is a few pictures that hardly represent what we have experienced on the first 24 hours in Kathmandu.”