Whenever you go out on a date, where’s the first place you think of going? Do all your date ideas involve roaming around and then entering a restaurant to eat food with your bae? Eating momo and calling it your momo-ment? Well, it might seem as though date ideas are limited in Kathmandu, but behold! There are so many ways to make fond memories on a date. Here are 8 ideas to try out in Kathmandu on your next date.
1. Stroll Around Nature At Parks
I guess you could call it a couple’s romantic rite of passage. But hey, as cliche as it sounds, strolling around a garden or a park is something every couple should do. You get to visit a calm space, away from the city and be surrounded by nature. Have a little heart to heart and also have a photoshoot session for your social media handles. If you’re into music, you could even bring along a guitar or a ukulele to serenade your beloved. Or, simply play some romantic tunes on your phone while gazing at the view or “your” best view. 😉 It might sound like a movie, but you and your significant other are the main characters of your lives.
Godawari Botanical Garden, Godawari
Garden of Dreams, Thamel
Manjushree Park, Chobhar
Tribhuwan Park, Thankot
2. Go Hiking Around Kathmandu Valley
This is for all those adventure-loving couples. Exploring nature is the best, isn’t it? Go visit your nearest hiking spot while holding each other’s hands and enjoy a beautiful view together. Going on a hike might be one of the most fun and exciting date ideas in Kathmandu since there are so many beautiful hiking trails like Nagarkot, Shivapuri, Lakure Bhanjyan. Nothing feels more exciting than escaping from a crowded city and that too, with your loved ones. If you want to double the fun you can also turn it into a double date!
Nagarkot Hiking Trail
Shivapuri nagarjun National Park
Ichangu Narayan to Nagarjun Hills and various other hiking destinations across Kathmandu.
3. Learn A New Skill Together
Learning new things every day should be the goal of everyone’s life. It’s fun when you’re learning new things, but it’s even better when you’re learning it with your bae. There are many creative and artsy classes that you can take as a couple such as painting, pottery or cooking. What’s more? You can give the end result as a memorable gift to each other.
Cera Nepal for pottery classes | https://www.instagram.com/ceranepal/
House of Palettes for painting sessions | https://www.instagram.com/houseofpalettes/
The Hub for cooking classes | https://www.instagram.com/hub.thamel/
4. Go Wall Climbing At Astrek Climbing
Couples who workout together, stay together. Sometimes, going to the gym becomes hectic and tedious, so why not try working out in a different but fun way? You can try your hands at wall climbing which makes for a fun and unique activity to do on a date. You can support your partner as they make their day to the top or even challenge them and have a fun bet on who’s going to reach the top first. But don’t worry, even if it’s your first time there, the staff will help you out. Astrek Rock Climbing in Thamel which has Nepal’s tallest climbing wall of 50 meters.
Where | Astrek Rock Climbing, Thamel
5. Visit Art Galleries
If you or your bae are art enthusiasts, then this date idea is for you. Sharing your hobbies or things you cherish with your significant other helps you to know each other well. Look out for art exhibitions in galleries around the city and have a fun day checking out beautiful art installations and getting inspired by them. You might even be able to interact with some of the artwork.
Nepal Art Council, Madan Bhandari Road, Kathmandu
Classic Art Gallery, Chakupat, Lalitpur
Bikalpa Art Center, Pulchowk, Lalitpur
Siddhartha Art Gallery, Tanka Prasad Ghumti Sadak, Kathmandu
6. Learn History In Museums
Not only art galleries you can also visit historical museums which are open almost every day. Most of us may think museums are for history buffs and tourists but museums house a lot of interesting artefacts that are worth learning about. You can even read up a little about the exhibitions before you visit to flex your history knowledge! There will also be a lot of fun photo opportunities in areas where they allow photography. Go give it a shot!
Patan Museum, Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur
National Museum, Chhauni, Kathmandu
Aviation Museum, Sinamangal, Kathmandu
7. Visit The Ponds And Lakes
There is something romantic about visiting a lake with your loved ones. Feeding ducks or fish in the serene waters is one of life’s simplest pleasures. You can even hire a boat and tread on the waters feeling as though there’s no one else around except for you and them. There are many lakes that you can visit around Kathmandu Valley, check out some of the most beautiful ones.
Taudaha, Chobhar, Lalitpur
Pimbahal Pond, Patan, Lalitpur
Siddha Pokhari, Bhaktapur
Na: Pukhu, Bhaktapur
8. Watch The Sunset And Take An Evening Stroll
When the dusk falls, it gets a bit chilly and the sun starts disappearing slowly, that’s the most beautiful time of the day. The vibes hit differently when the sky is covered in hues of blue, sometimes pink, purple and sometimes orange. Sunsets drive romantic feelings so watching a sunset together is like expressing affection itself. Watch the sun go down either from your rooftop or from a viewpoint around Kathmandu. You could even spend the rest of the evening just strolling around. The heritage sites around Kathmandu are the perfect place for this!
Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur
Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu
Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur
Uma Maheshwor Temple, Kirtipur