Kirtipur was the capital of Nepal before Kathmandu took power. Built on two hills separated by a pass, the village of Kirtipur offers a very good view of the capital with the Himalayas in the background. The atmosphere is much more serene than in town, somewhat out of time and its imposing temples bear witness to the glory of past times.
The story of Kirtipur is invariably marked with conquests because its strategic defensive position has made more than one envious! We like to go to these places for their side not very touristy and more proclaimed, its different temples, shrines and buildings of stone and for the extent of the panorama which is offered to us since the heights of these hills.
We offer you :
Walk from Kirtipur to the Chobar Gorge:
Then, following this visit, instead of taking the bus to return directly to the capital, we suggest you to enjoy a bit of this nature by linking the Chobar Gorge on foot.
The path that connects Kirtipur to Chobar is a didactic walk of about 2 hours. We will be able to cross a small traditional village (Panga), follow the road to the temple of Vishnu Devi Mandir and climb on a path towards the village, at the top of the hill.
From there we will also find buses to the capital.0