20 best places to hangout in Kathmandu
 
31 May, 2022
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Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is considered the city of temples due to the religious monuments, and temples on every street. However, Kathmandu has more to offer. The city is no doubt a home to millions of temples but it also consists of multiple world heritage sites, captivating natural getaways, diverse eateries, exciting nightlife, and significant sites carrying architectural and historical importance. Being the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is exposed to many modern-day trends but at the same time, the old ethnic people of the valley have conserved their heritage. You will see both tall buildings and historic monuments in the same place in Kathmandu. Similarly, if you visit a little further from the city of Kathmandu, you will observe fresh nature and chilly weather. In this article, you will come to know about various places in Kathmandu to hang out as per your interest.

Best places to hangout in Kathmandu:

If you are looking for some places to hang out in Kathmandu for any kind of purpose, maybe to eat, short-long hikes, enjoy your night and socialize, or just visit and observe some beautiful architecture we got you. Below we have mentioned 20 different places to hang out depending upon your mood and interest. We have covered places to eat, dance, socialize, go for a hike, and more. Let’s start with places to eat.

For foodies:

1.Himalayan Java

Himalayan Java is one of the best places in Nepal that serves coffee Beans grown locally and roasted to perfection. There are more than 25 outlets of Himalayan java in Nepal and outside Nepal. For a lovely breakfast or afternoon coffee, this place is perfect.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Dishes Luscious hot and cold beverages along with pastries, pancakes, and other bakery items.
Location Dhulikhel, Jhamsikhel, Jawlakhel, Civil Mall, Rising Mall, Bluebird mall, Labim Mall, Naxal, Mandala Street, City center, Basantapur, Boudhanath, Thamel.
Open 9 AM in the morning to 8 PM in the evening
Price range Medium

2.Basundhara Thakali Bhancha Ghar:

Dal Bhat power 24 hour. You might have heard this phrase while in Nepal but if you have not, Dal Bhat power 24 hours means the Nepalese meal ‘Dal Bhat’ will make you energetic and powerful for 24 hours. Well, if you are thinking about where to go for lunch, Basundhara Thakali Bhancha Ghar is the place to be. The Thakali meal at Basundhara Thakali Bhancha Ghar is a collective presentation of more than 10 local dishes on one plate including Dal Bhat.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Dishes Delicious and Hygienic Thakali, Indian, Chinese, and Continental cuisine.
Location Basundhara Chowk, Kathmandu
Open 9 AM in the morning to 10 PM in the evening
Price range Cheap

3.Newa Lahana

Craving for some authentic flavors? Newa Lahana serves authentic Newari cuisine and other fast food dishes. It could be the best eatery for you if you want to hang out for snacks and local beverages in the noon with your friends.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Dishes Delicious and Hygienic Newari cuisine, local rice beverage, and other fast foods.
Location Kirtipur, Kathmandu
Open 10:30 AM in the morning to 9 PM in the evening
Price range Cheap

4.Farmers Market at Le Sherpa

Where to spend your weekend eating and experimenting? Farmers Market at Le Sherpa is one of the best places for food experiences in Kathmandu where local farmers and restaurant representatives come together to serve freshly prepared food to you. Besides, the place is spread wide so it’s very peaceful, green and the food makes everything pleasant of course.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Dishes Organic fruit and vegetables, a variety of locally produced European cheese, fresh fish, artisanal bread and pastries, organic honey, homemade chutneys and jams, artisanal meat, and delicacies from Kathmandu’s top restaurants.
Location Maharajgunj, Kathmandu (Opposite of President House)
Open Only on Saturday from 8 am in the morning to 12:30 in the evening
Price range Medium

For music lovers:

5.Purple Haze Rock Bar

Pioneer of rock bars in Nepal, Purple Haze Rock Bar is one of the loved nightclubs for people who are into rock music. The ambiance here is wild especially on the weekends when the club is packed with individuals seeking enjoyment after a hectic workweek. Additionally, Purple Haze Rock Bar invites local artists to perform very often. The owner ‘Swapnil Sharma himself is one of Nepal’s most promising artists having released some really awesome songs and music albums.

A descriptive detail about Purple Haze Rock Bar is mentioned in the table below:

Location Paryatan Marg, Kathmandu
Time 5 PM – 12 AM
Entry fee NRs. 500
Group reservations Available
Speciality Wide stage for live performance and American-style rock shows

6.Club Fahrenheit

A hub for party lovers and event attendees Club Fahrenheit is a place to be if you love to party. Club Fahrenheit is best not just for the spirited aura but even for the exotic drinks and food.

A descriptive detail about Club Fahrenheit is mentioned in the table below:

Location Keshar Mahal Marg, Kathmandu
Time 6 PM – 4 AM
Entry fee NRs. 500
Group reservations Available
Speciality Ala Carte menu with wide varieties of food and drinks for your sweeping picks

7.Prive Nepal

Prive Nepal is a great nightclub in Kathamndu with a 26000 sq foot party space and a separate Lounge and Bar. The club was designed by the hong kong-based nightclub ‘Privé’. In addition, Prive is unlike any other night clubs in Nepal with a great design, 360 degrees of LED lighting, and British loudspeakers ‘Funktion One’.

A descriptive detail about Prive Nepal is mentioned in the table below:

Location Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Tahachal Marg, Kathmandu
Time 11 PM – 4 AM (Open thrice a week: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday)
Entry fee NRs. 3300
Group reservations Available
Speciality World-famous DJs and unique private parties

8.LOD – Lord Of the Drinks:

Lord of the drinks is one of the new nightclubs in Kathamandu gaining a lot of popularity due to the celebrities visiting here frequently. The club provides a huge concert-like stage for live performances, a fabulous dance floor, famous artist performances, and fantastic drinks. For ladies, the club also offers free entrance every Wednesday. Besides, the parking space for cars and bikes is also adequate.

A descriptive detail about LOD – Lord Of the Drinks is mentioned in the table below:

Location Bhagawati Sthan, Thamel, Kathmandu
Time 7 PM – 4 AM (Sunday to Thursday)

7 PM – 12 AM (Every Friday)

12 AM – 5:30 AM (Every Saturday)

Entry fee NRs. 1000
Group reservations Available
Speciality Ample parking spaces for vehicles and valet parking are also available.

For architecture and history lovers:

9.Kumari Ghar:

The residence of the living goddess (Kumari) of Nepal, Kumari Ghar is a 2-3 story building on the Kathamandu Durbar Square provenience. Kumari is considered the spiritual reincarnation of Goddess Durga which makes Kumari Ghar even more special. Besides, the exquisite carvings and Newari architecture of Kumari Ghar are absolutely wonderful.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Location Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu
Open 24 hours every day (public holidays excluded)
Entry fee Free
Specialities Newari architecture and religious significance

10.Boudha Stupa:

One of the biggest stupas in the world with a calm ambiance carrying religious significance, Boudha stupa is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Additionally, the stupa also represents historical importance as it is situated on an ancient trade route used by traders to travel from Tibet to Kathamandu. Every day hundreds of devotees come to Boudha stupa for morning and evening kora(Prayer). Besides devotees, there are also other people visiting just to roam around the Boudhanath due to the calming environment with soothing Buddhist mantras and music.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Location Boudha, Kathmandu
Open 24 hours every day
Entry fee Free
Specialities Stupa architecture, religious and historical significance

11.Kathmandu Durbar squares:

Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the three durbar squares of Nepal situated in Basantapur, Kathamandu. Additionally, Kathmandu Durbar Square represents the front view of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom. The durbar square is hence considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On 25th April 2015, when a major earthquake hit Nepal, KAthamandu Durbar square lost many historical monuments. However, the main building stands tall preserving the country’s history and architecture.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Location Basantapur, Kathmandu
Open 9 am to 5 pm
Entry fee Nepalese and Children below 10 years= Free

SAARC country = NRs. 150

Other countriese= NRs. 1000

Specialities Historial craftsmanship.

Padoga and Mughal style architecture.

12.Narayanhiti:

Once the royal palace of Nepal, Narayanhiti is now a public museum. The palace turned into a museum in the year 2008 after the 2006 revolution that happened as a result of the Royal massacre which took place in 2001. Visiting Narayanhiti will give you a detailed insight into the lives of late Nepalese royals. The architecture and the rooms of the museum reflect the 1970s. Likewise, the walls of Narayanhiti are still marked by the bullets used in the Royal massacre.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Location Narayanhiti Path, King’s way, Kathmandu
Open 11 am to 4 pm
Entry fee Nepalese= NRs. 100

Nepalese Students= NRs.20

Chinese and SAARC country = NRs. 250

Other countriese= NRs. 500

Specialities Nepalese royal, political and historical significance.

Neoclassical style architecture.

For peaceful wonderers:

13.Fulbari gumba:

Fulbari gumba is a sacred Buddhist monastery built on the hills of Kapan with fresh air and greenery. If you are going through a hectic week, irritating traffic problems, pollution, and a crowdy environment, Fulbari gumba is a place to visit. You can either choose to hike to Fulbari gumba or you can also take a taxi. The gumba (monastery) teaches Buddhism and is popular for the books published on Buddhist psychology and philosophy. The hike route to the gumba is pleasant and peaceful.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Location Kapan, Kathmandu
Open 11 am to 3 pm
Entry fee Free
Major attractions Religious significance

Buddhist Stupas

Nature

Greenery

Peaceful ambiance

14.Osho Tapoban

Osho Topoban meditation center is a peaceful meditation center situated in the woods of Nagarjun, Kathmandu. Many individuals around the world who want a break from their life and are osho followers visit Osho tapoban in search of peace. Besides, the medication center also offers several meditation programs which help to think better, control emotions, and live easily.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Location Nagarjun, Kathmandu
Open 24 hours
Entry fee NRs.100
Major attractions Spiritual significance.

Nature

Greenary

Peaceful ambiance

15.Vipassana Dhamma Shringa

Vipassana Dhamma Shringa was founded in the year 1981 as a vipassana (meditation) center. It is located in the hills of Budhanilkantha from where you can have a clear glace of Kathmandu valley. The center offers vipassana meditation daily for numerous individuals. Additionally, the foundation is 4 acres big and can easily accommodate around 250 people.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Location Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu
Open 24 hours
Entry fee Free
Major attractions Spiritual significance.

Nature

Greenary

Peaceful ambiance

16.Namo Buddha:

Namobuddha is a Buddhist monastery that represents the ancient story of a Prince ‘Mahasatta’ who fed himself to a tigress and her cubs. The Stupa at Namobuddha radiates peacefulness and calmness at its peak. The route to Namo buddha is also a road between all woods so it’s very peaceful. You can either choose to travel via a taxi, bike, or just hike.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Location Kavrepalanchok, Kathmandu
Open 24 hours
Entry fee Free
Major attractions Religious and Spiritual significance

River trail

Suspension bridge

Buddhist Stupas

Nature

Greenery

View of Mt Everest and Langtang Mountain Range

Peaceful ambiance

Fun places:

17.Jumpktm

Nepal’s first trampoline activity center, Jumpktm is a fun place to visit if you want to indulge in some fun activities like jumping, playing, flying, swinging, etc. From children to adults, everyone can enjoy Jumpktm as there are no age restrictions. In fact, the spot was constructed so that people of any age group can enjoy it. The entry fee differs as per the coupons you take. Generally, the pricing is divided into two major sections weekdays and weekends.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Location Dhumbarahi Marg, Kathmandu
Open 10 am in the morning to 7 pm in the evening
Entry fee Weekdays starting from 799 per person

Weekends starting from 999 per person

Major attractions Trampoline

Swings

Dodgeball

Slam dunk

Playful ambiance

18.Fun Land

Funland is another place to be if you are seeking to spend some fun time with your friends or family. Additionally, Funland went viral recently due to social media as everyone was visiting this place for their special ice skating. Ice skating here is really popular however, the place also has other major activities like rock climbing, ninja training, bull riding, and trampoline. With all these fun activities to do, Funlkand is definitely an exciting place to hang out.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Location Bhadrakali Road, Kathmandu
Open 10 am in the morning to 8 pm in the evening
Entry fee Nrs.2000 per person
Major attractions Ice skating

Trampoline

Rock climbing

Ninja training

Bull riding

19.Whoopee Land Amusement Water Park

A place with Nepal’s largest water slides and amusement park, Whoopee Land Amusement water park is a must-visit fun place in summers. There are tons of water activities to choose from on Whoopee land. Besides, there are also some huge dinosaurs in the park.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Location Chobhar, Kathmandu
Open 10 am in the morning to 5 pm in the evening
Entry fee Adult(4ft and above): NRs. 750

Kids(Below 4ft): NRs. 400

Students: NRs.600

Major attractions Water slides,

Swimming pool

Amusement park,

Exciting water activities

20.House of Palettes:

Soothing yet fun after all who not feel playing with colors fun? House of Palettes is a new exciting place that offers people around any age group to come and paint as they like. For someone who wants to awaken their internal artist house of Palettes is a must-visit place. Evry art equipment is provided to you here and you also get to take your paintings with you. Yes! You can take your painting back home. Besides, you do have to pay for the canvas depending upon its size.

Some of the details of this place are mentioned below:

Location Jhamsikhel, Kathmandu
Open 12 pm in the noon to 7 pm in the evening
Entry fee Free
Canvas Price Varies from NRs. 1200- NRs. 2000
Major attractions A room full of colorful paintings

Free colors

Free painting equipment

Painting takeaway