Planning Websites we used for this Trip to Kathmandu
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Aside from being the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is also the country’s largest city. It turned to be one of the coolest cities I’ve ever visited. Because the city is located in a valley with the same name, I think that pilots would find it challenging to land at Kathmandu airport. During the descent, the aircraft has to be maneuvered to go high enough to pass the ridge of the valley, and then go swiftly straight down to the landing strip. Nevertheless, the landing of our Malaysia Airlines flight went smoothly. This flight also turned out to be one of the most scenic that I’ve ever seen. Flying into Kathmandu gives you the rare chance to get spectacular views of the Himalayan range including Mount Everest, but you need to be on right side of the plane. Luckily,this was true for us.
Kathmandu is the kind of city that is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. The culture is strong and the atmosphere is rustic. There are no modern luxurious skyscrapers, and many of the roads are unpaved and narrow. It was December and the air was cool but dry. From the airport, we took a taxi to our guesthouse and it was quite the experience. Dust was easily stirred up from the sand-based roads when vehicles passed by. It seemed like there were too many vehicles on the road. In some areas, there were no clear sidewalks so there’s always that risk that we would eventually run over someone. Fortunately, the Kathmandu taxis are small and compact to suit the busy roads. Our driver expertly maneuvered his way through the traffic, but there was a feeling of chaos on the streets, as they were full of cars and people.