Kathmandu(/ˌkɑːtmɑːnˈduː/;Nepali pronunciation: [kɑʈʰmɑɳɖu]) is the capital and largest municipality of Nepal. It also hosts the headquarters of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). It is the only city of Nepal with the administrative status of Mahanagar (Metropolitan City), as compared to Upa-Mahanagar (Sub-Metropolitan City) or Nagar (City). Kathmandu is the core of Nepal's largest urban agglomeration located in the Kathmandu Valley consisting of Lalitpur, Kirtipur, Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur and a number of smaller communities. Kathmandu is also known informally as "KTM" or the "tri-city". According to the 2011 census, Kathmandu Metropolitan City has a population of 975,453 and measures 49.45 square kilometres (19.09sqmi).
The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It is surrounded by four major hills: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. Kathmandu Valley is part of three districts (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur), has the highest population density in the country, and is home to about a twelfth of Nepal's population.
"Katmandu" is a song written and recorded by American rock artist Bob Seger. It was initially released on his 1975 studio album Beautiful Loser, which became the first of ten consecutive platinum albums for Seger. The song was later featured on his live album Live Bullet. The single edit reached number 43 on the US Top 40, becoming Seger's most successful single since "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man". The song was featured in the soundtrack to the 1985 film Mask starring Cher and Eric Stoltz. The song was also featured as a part of the soundtrack in the 16th episode of the television series Freaks and Geeks. It also appeared in the tenth episode on the eighth season of the television series Supernatural.
The song refers to the city Kathmandu, the capital of the republic of Nepal, although there is no evidence that Seger ever actually went to Katmandu. After the Nepali earthquake of 2015, Seger said his "heart went out" to the city.
Kathmandu Holdings Limited is a transnationalchain of retail stores, selling travel and adventure outdoor apparel and equipment.
Kathmandu is a leading retailer of clothing and equipment for travel and adventure in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Kathmandu was founded by John Pawson and Jan Cameron in 1987 following their sale of the ALP Sports Clothing label. The company set up its first retail outlets in Australia whilst manufacturing most of its original clothing range in New Zealand. Bernard Wicht, owner of Alpine Accoutrements, had been the main manufacturer for ALP Sports but continued to manufacture for Kathmandu and also partnered with Penny Hazard to set up the Bivouac chain of stores in New Zealand. In 1992 Kathmandu, having established a strong operation in Australia (with stores in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra) re-entered the New Zealand retail marketplace, purchasing Alps Sports from its receivers and brought Bernard Wicht in as the third shareholder joining the two existing shareholders John Pawson and Jan Cameron. Kathmandu currently has 137 stores; 45 in New Zealand,87 in Australia and 5 in the United Kingdom as at the end of April 2013. The company was in 2006 fully acquired by an Australasianprivate equity company for NZ$275 million, after the reclusive founder had previously sold the other half of her business. Bernard is currently the owner of both the Fairydown and Macpac brands.
An Air India aircraft that was to fly to Delhi returned to Kathmandu airport on Saturday evening after pilots heard a noise while taking off, according to an airline official ... Further, the official said that after checks, the A321 aircraft operated the flight to Delhi on Sunday morning.
30, Lorenz’s next stop was Qatar, where he hopped a connecting flight to Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city. “I am not the most confident flyer, so I was actually more nervous about the flight itself and all the connecting flights versus actually climbing and trekking,” Lorenz laughed.
The narrative premise of The RedSuitcase is simple. The film opens with a very long take depicting a pick-up truck driver (played by Saugat Malla) waiting at the Kathmandu airport. Next, we find out that a mysterious cargo has arrived from the first daily flight from Qatar, accompanied by the titular suitcase ... We're afraid of losing our girls' ... ....
TAMPA — Grief took him here, 18,000 feet up the side of the highest place on Earth. Tampa attorney Nick Horner’s ascent of Mount Everest stopped on a rocky plateau ... A deep sob racked his body ... He reached out to the Nepal embassy hoping to get permission to bring some of his father’s remains but didn’t hear back by his March 22 flight to Kathmandu ... ....
His wife helped pay $8,000 to an outfit in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, that made the arrangements — flights, visa and enrollment at a Russian language school — and last October, he landed in Moscow... His sister, a pharmacist in Kathmandu, became so consumed with anxiety, she tried to stay up at night to avoid having nightmares.
Several months ago, Sandip Thapaliya, an out-of-work lab technician, called his sister in Kathmandu, Nepal, to share some exciting news ... His wife helped pay $8,000 to an outfit in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, that made the arrangements — flights, visa and enrollment at a Russian language school — and last October, he landed in Moscow.
Kathmandu, Nepal – Prabesh Bhandari’s dream seemed within reach at the age of 24 ... end of list ... On Thursday evening, Suraj Bhandari and 76 other Nepalese nationals who work at a farm in Kadesh Barnea in southern Israel were at Ben Gurion Airport, waiting to board an emergency flight to Kathmandu, organised by Nepal’s government ... .
To cope with the increasing demand, Israeli airlines El Al, Israir and Arkia added more flights on Tuesday to repatriate military reservists, Reuters reported ... In a telephone call from Nepal on Monday, prior to his flight on Tuesday, Ben said he thought there were more than 100Israelis in Kathmandu alone trying to return.