Around Kathmandu Valley you can visit Dakshinkali, Chovar, Bhungamati, Nagarkot and Daman. More details are as follows.
Around Valley Places to See
Kritipur, Nepal: Kritipur is situated on a ridge 6 km southwest of Kathmandu. The ancient township is a natural fortress and has a proud and courageous history. The Chilamchu stupa and the temple of Bagh Bhairav are major sights here. Kirtipur offers quaint streets lined with artistic houses and temple squares. The people are known for their skill in building and weaving.
Dakshinkali and Chobhar, Nepal
Dakshinkali and Chobhar. The temple of Dakshinkali is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali and is one of the most popular places of worship in Kathmandu, located 22 km from the city center on the southern of the Valley past Pharping village, the shrine is especially crowded on Tuesdays and Saturdays when animal sacrifices are offered to the deity. On the way back, stop at Chobhar gorge. The narrow gash in the hills was made by Lord Manjushree to drain out the lake which once covered the Valley.
A 16th century settlement where Machindra, a Rain God of India was invited to settle with his people at the time of a big draught. Later a shrine of Machendra was established at the place where the village of Bungamati now lies. Walking through this town reminds you of a life of 17th century human habitants.
Shankhu, in the north-east part of the valley is famous for secret goddess, the Bajra Jogini who is believed to have persuaded Manjushree to drain the water of the lake which once occupied the Valley floor.
Nagarkot, Nepal (Mountain View Point)
Nagarkot is situated 32 krns east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175 m above sea level. Nagarkot is a popular tourist destination of Nepal. The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest), can be seen from here. The Himalayan peaks like Manaslu (8463 in). Ganesh Hinial (7111 in), Langtang(7246 in), Choba Bhanre(60l6 in), Gaurishanker (7134 m) and number (6957 in), are also clearly seen from Nagarkot (weather permitting).
Daman, Nepal (Mountain View Point)
It is situated 80 kilometers south-west of Kathmandu, midway to Hetauda at an altitude of 2322m. Daman is located on the Tribhuvan Highway in between Kathmandu and the town of Birgunj. For the view of the breathtaking grandeur of the world's highest peaks extending in one glittering are from far-west of Dhaulagiri to far-east of Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) there is no better place than Daman. There is a view tower fitted with long range telescopes.
Daman is three hours by car or four hours by bus from Kathmandu. Unfortunately, there is only one bus a day in each direction. If you're feeling adventurous, this is one of the most spectacular and grueling mountain-bike routes in the world.