Once thought to be the mythical city of Shanri-La, the Nepalese capital is today home to 1 million people and is the gateway to tourism in Nepal and the Himalaya Mountains. Book a cheap flight to Kathmandu and experience palaces, temples, and rich history in one thriving city.
Laying in the mountainous Kathmandu Valley, the city of Kathmandu has a subtropical highland climate. This means that summer temperatures are in the low-mid 80s (Fahrenheit), and the winter temperatures average around 50 F. Monsoon season is from June to August.
Summer is monsoon season, so trips in late spring and early autumn are best.
Taxis or rickshaws are preferable to buses, which because of poor road surfaces can be pretty uncomfortable; make sure to negotiate your rate.