Local Attraction

  • Swayambhunath is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city ~5 km from the conference site. The Swayambhu complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period (ancient kingdom in Nepal, which existed in the Kathmandu Valley from approximately 400 to 750 CE).
  • Chandragiri Hills 15 km from conference venue) lies on the South-West of Kathmandu Valley with an altitude of 2551 m. One can have wonderful views of whole Kathmandu Valley & Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Everest makes any one feel like seeing whole Nepal from this hill (http://www.chandragirihills.com)
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is located within walkable distance form the conference site.
  • Thamel is one of the famous local neighborhoods of Kathmandu within walkable distance (2 km) from the conference site. It is distinguished by its narrow alleys crowded with various shops: perfect place to buy souvenirs. There are many restaurants that serve traditional and continental cuisine (price are significantly higher than in other areas).
  • It has a wide range of pubs, clubs and it is well-known for nightlife.