Kathmandu is the largest city and the capital and heart of Nepal. Once thought to be the fabled and inaccessible Shangri-La, Kathmandu is a growing vacation spot catering to all budgets. In the distant dawn of unrecorded time, so legend tells us, the valley of Kathmandu was a turquoise lake with a wondrous lotus flower resting on it. Manjushree, a patriarch saint from China, sliced the valley wall with his flaming sword of wisdom at Chovar and let the dry land appear. The lotus flower settled on the valley floor over which Manjushree built the great stupa of Swayambhunath.
Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), Ring Rd, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal