The alternative Kathmandu

If this is your second visit to Kathmandu you may be in need of a few thoughts to explore the city further, understand it more, so you don’t just have a quick stay before shooting off to Pokhara, Solu Kumbhu etc. If this is your first visit then we hope to help you get more out of your trip and get out of the mainstream rather than following the hordes every day to Swayambhu, Pashpatinath or Durbar Square.


 #2 The best lunch in Kathmandu!

Ethnic food is part of any travel experience, especially momo, daal bhaat, haku choyla, tswon, and aloo achar in Nepal, all subject to hygiene standards of course. Sooner or later however cravings set in, and always during our many visits to Nepal it was for fresh salads, proper bread, cakes, and fresh fruit. And to hell with the price!

Well, let me tell you that for around £10 you can have the best “all you can eat” buffet we have experienced anywhere in the world. As well as all of the salads, charcuterie, fruits, cakes, breads etc there is a complete array of hot foods of Nepal …… curries, rice, pulses, as well as a daily variation around Chinese and Roasts. The Sunrise Café at the Yak & Yeti Hotel in Durbar Marg does breakfasts and dinner too with the lunch buffet starting at 12 noon. Certainly more expensive than very cheap Nepali food in most Thamel cafes, but hey come on how much would such high class food cost in your own country?


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Next in the series ….. Mahaboudha, a very different temple in Lalitpur.