Kathmandu is the largest city in and the capital of Nepal and is situated in the Kathmandu Valley in the heart of the Himalayas. The city features numerous government buildings and palaces as well as small shops and restaurants catering to tourists.

The “old” city is known for numerous Buddhist and Hindu temples and palaces, including the Swayambhunath and Boudhanath stupas and the Pashupatinath temple. The city is a popular tourist spot, especially among those that desire to learn more about the Buddhist way of life as well as those seeking to trek into the amazing Himalayas.