Having only two days in Kathmandu, it meant we had to carefully plan what we wanted to see and do before arriving.
After seeing the monkey temple in Jaipur, one thing that was high on our list was seeing the one in Katmandu as well, which I personally found even more impressive than the one in Jaipur.
Located at the top of a hill in the middle of Kathmandu, meant the monkey temple not only gave us the chance to observe the local monkeys but also offered amazing views all over the city and the Himalayas.
At the top there were a number of Buddhist related monuments as well as some really interesting little shops and side streets, which made for some great photos!
One of my favourite things about Nepal has to be just how colourful everywhere is, colour everywhere!
Despite how incredible the monkey temple was; what I will remember most is my friend buying an ice cream and after about 2 licks a monkey stealing it and eating it just out of reach; as if he was teasing my friend!
Sadly, unlike in Jaipur we didn’t have our “Monkey Man” protector to prevent this from happening.
Thankfully, the other monkeys were a lot less badass and left us alone.
The highlight for all of us in Kathmandu though, was the Chandragiri cable cars.
Getting to the cable cars did take quite a while as they are a little out of the city and was slow going in the heavy traffic.
It also didn’t help having to drive on some of the worst roads I have ever seen!
Although my back wasn’t in the best of conditions after the round trip on what felt like driving on the surface of the Moon, it was definitely worth the time and effort getting there.
The views from the cable cars were incredible and on a clear day it’s possible to make out the whole of Kathmandu as well as Mount Everest and the Himalayas in the distance.
Unfortunately the day we were there, it was quite cloudy meaning we couldn’t quite make out Everest, something we all wanted to see.
Even with the clouds though, the views were incredible and is something I will never forget. If I was made to pick three of my favourite things I did whilst in India and Nepal then this would certainly be included.
An added bonus to the trip was being able to visit the “highest bar in Kathmandu”; and of course we had to make use of this opportunity which only added to the spectacular views, something I didn’t think was possible.
I can honestly say that this is the best view I have ever had whilst enjoying a beer.
Although we were only in Kathmandu for 48 hours it is definitely one of my favourite places I’ve had the pleasure to visit and would love to go back for a longer visit someday.
I don’t miss the roads though…