By Summer Brons
Kathmandu
Nepal
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Rich in culture and natural beauty, Nepal's capital and largest city, Kathmandu, has a rapidly growing reputation as a unique vacation spot in the Asian continent. With a number of popular attractions and centuries of history, there is no shortage of things to do in Kathmandu, Nepal. Let EscapeWizard.com help you plan your own exciting Kathmandu getaway!     

Kathmandu's air transport needs are serviced by Nepal's only international terminal, the Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), located in Kathmandu. Book your arrival with EscapeWizard.com by clicking on this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to search for flights using our great rates on airfare. Check this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to look for available hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.    

The city's popularity is largely due to fantastic sightseeing. EscapeWizard.com has a few recommendations to get you started during your vacation! Be sure to visit Kathmandu Durbur Square, an ancient venue located right in the heart of the city. Durbur Square is packed with temples, palaces and the Kasthamandap, which means "wooden house" and gives the city its name. The square is the most frequented UNESCO World Heritage Site in all of Nepal, and you'll want to ensure that you don't miss the Kathmandu Durbur Square Museum. Some of the square's historical buildings include: Taleju Temple, Shiva Temple, Kumari Palace, Saraswati Temple and Vishnu Temple.    

Another truly unique place is that of Swayambhu, one of the country's most sacred Buddhist sites. Swayambhu offers excellent views of Kathmandu and an entertaining amount of roaming monkeys. Baudha Stupa is another favored Buddhist site you'll want to add to your must-see list. Next, visit the Narayanhiti Palace Museum, complete with giant fruit bats and 20-foot tall stalks of bamboo. Still looking for more? EscapeWizard.com suggests checking out the beautiful Garden of Dreams or the Pashupatinath Temple, complete with a holy cave and also plentiful in monkeys.    

Looking to grab a bite to eat or wander through some local shops? EscapeWizard.com advises you to make your way to the areas known as Thamel Chowk and Freak Street. Each has an ample supply of restaurants, bars and shops to satisfy both your appetite and your souvenir budget. You're likely to find great deals on specialty clothing, used books, even electronics thanks to the lack of sales tax.     

Depending on the time of your visit, EscapeWizard.com knows that you may have the opportunity to enjoy one of Kathmandu's many annual festivals. Tihar, or Deepawali, is the Festival of Lights and takes place in late October, early November. Holi finds celebration in March, Bikram Sambat's New Year occurs in April, the women's festival of Teej is enjoyed in September, and Indra Jatra is a harvest festival also occurring in September. Further still, Kathmandu hosts the Himalayan Blues Festival each fall.     

So, whether you're looking to explore the Himalayas or simply immerse yourself in a world of unique culture, Kathmandu may be just the ticket to your ideal vacation. Book your Nepal adventure with EscapeWizard.com by following the above link, and come experience this mystical city all for yourself! 
Hotels in Kathmandu
By D. Gregory Perrin
Crowne Plaza
Tahachal Kathmandu, P.O. Box 97, Kathmandu, NA Nepal
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During your next vacation in Kathmandu, Nepal, EscapeWizard.com suggests booking your hotel experience at the Crowne Plaza. The hotel is located only approximately 5 miles from the Tribhuvan International Airport which makes commuting easy for travelers. The hotel’s 282 guestrooms give the hotel a large number of accommodations for guests to stay in, and there is even one room that has accessible standards. The hotel staff can accommodate guests speaking in English or Hindi. Guests of the hotel can check in anytime 2 p.m. or after on the day they arrive into Kathmandu. The Crowne Plaza has porters that can assist vacationers to their rooms with luggage.

The guestrooms of the hotel come with all the usual features of modern hotels. There is a color television with a full cable package. The hotel has a video rental and there are also VCRs in the rooms. There is an in-room safe that vacationers can utilize to safeguard their valuables during their stay in the city. Beyond that, there is a coffee maker, full refrigerator, and air conditioning.

The Crowne Plaza offers an assortment of amenities for its guests. The hotel offers a fitness center that has cardiovascular and other exercise equipment. This ensures that guests can maintain their normal workout routine during their vacation. Guests are also able to use the hotel’s sauna to relax in. There is an outdoor pool for guests to swim in after a long day of sightseeing or business. After a long day, the hotel has a barbeque grill that can be utilized to cook meals in during the warm months of the year.

In the morning, the hotel offers a complimentary breakfast for all guests. Then, on the day of departure, the check out time for the hotel is 11 a.m. Here at EscapeWizard.com, we know you will greatly enjoy your stay at the Crowne Plaza Kathmandu, just click here to book your next stay (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Kathmandu
By Adam J. Mohney
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
P.O. Box 9609 Taragon, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal
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EscapeWizard.com invites you stay in the heart of beautiful Kathmandu, Nepal by booking the five-star Hyatt Regency Kathmandu on your next adventurous vacation. Located in downtown Kathmandu, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is conveniently located near all of the area's most popular attractions.

Boudhanath Stupa, the most sacred of Tibetan Buddhist stupas, is only a five to 10 minute walk from the hotel. Also nearby is the Pashupatinah Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Mount Everest day tours and available mountain flights or jungle safaris. Guests of Hyatt Regency Kathmandu will also appreciate the close proximity to local golf courses, shopping districts and the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Every room or suite booked on EscapeWizard.com at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu will include premium accommodations. Guests can stay connected throughout their Nepalese vacation by taking advantage of the in-room television, wireless internet access and the international telephone. Security worries, always a travel issue, can be easily resolved by using the available security deposit box in each room. Guests will also enjoy a coffee and tea maker, minibar, ironing supplies, and hairdryer, all complimentary with each EscapeWizard.com booking.

Guests of Hyatt Regency Kathmandu will appreciate the beautiful recreational facilities. These include an outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa. Active patrons can also take advantage of the three available tennis courts or keep up with their workout routines by using the state-of-the-art fitness center. The health and beauty spa is also a great place to unwind after long days venturing through Kathmandu and its surrounding attractions.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu offers guests several dining options throughout their stay without ever leaving the hotel campus. These include The Cafe, a smart casual eatery that features a menu of international and local Nepalese cuisine on a buffet or a la carte menu, and Rox Restaurant and Bar, which offers European and Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner, as well as a wide variety of drinks and a pool table for some friendly, late-night competition. Also on site are The Lounge and The Terrace which offer snacks and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in a variation of indoor and outdoor settings. Of course, guests looking to stay in their rooms suites can always take advantage of Hyatt Regency Kathmandu's 24-hour in-room dining service.

A luxurious vacation in the pampering confines of Hyatt Regency Kathmandu begins with a few clicks on EscapeWizard.com. See Mount Everest, visit historic and ancient stupas and venture through the jungle, all while sleeping in style. Click the link to EscapeWizard.com's hotel page now to get started (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).