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Everything you need to Know about Kathmandu

Posted on 02 December 2020 by marycimeni (0)

Kathmandu is the largest city of Nepal. It attracts all kinds of people: students, travelers, job-seekers, and entrepreneurs. If you’re visiting this city, equipping yourself with knowledge on how you can wisely go around the city makes your vacation a prime. Here is some information about Kathmandu that will be useful for your trip.

First, make it out of the airport. There is only one airport in Kathmandu and it receives more passengers that it can handle. Expect the scene to be a bit chaotic so it’s better if you apply first in the embassy. This will save time as with most tourists.  Also, bring a few hundreds of money because the ATM at the airport doesn’t usually work.

Do not expect to see the Himalayas right away. You can see snow-capped mountains from Kathmandu, which lies in a bowl-formed valley in focal Nepal. Be that as it may, for the hypnotizing perspective on the transcending Himalayas, you should visit either in pre-winter (October and November) or in spring (April and May): February to early April is the supposed farming season – that means smoke from the “slash-and-burn” farming over Nepal’s southern fields will most likely cover the mesmerizing view.

Wear a mask. While Kathmandu is a beautiful country, it is also one of the most polluted cities in the world, which is why it is also tagged as “Maskmandy”. So always wear a mask whenever you go out to protect yourself from a variety of infections coming from smoke-belching vehicles.

Learn to say Hi or Hello. You’ve always heard the greeting “Namaste” for sure. And you’re right, this is a Nepalis language. So if you’re travelling to Kathmandu, make sure you know at least a few words to converse with the locals. You can say Namaste to get them.  It never hurts to gain proficiency with a couple of neighborhood words. You can say “Malai Thaha Chhaina” (I don’t have the foggiest idea) to the ever-curious Nepalis who may shell you with inquiries concerning your nation’s legislative issues. Saying “Dhanyabad” (thank you) can do something amazing.

Adapt the Nepali time. Relax, you are in Kathmandu! Nepalis are not known for paying attention to time. Most arrangements and gatherings generally happen an hour after they are planned, which local people disparagingly call “Nepali time.” People may have genuine reasons, for example, gridlocks, yet for the most part it’s down to their casual mentality towards time. Appearing an hour late for an arrangement is a standard, not a special case. So don’t hurry, you’re in Kathmandu anyway.