Stay at Kirtipur Hillside if you like to get to know folks from other cultures and/or your hoteliers! Ajaya and Vijay are more interested in getting to know you than in simply increasing profits. The walls also display some of Ajaya's incredible artwork. Breakfast is included in room price, and custom-prepared to your individual order. Dinners are made with care by all family members, inexpensive, and served on the covered outdoor deck. Local highlight of the trip, for me, was wandering the streets and alleys of the neighborhood of the hill above the hotel; no crowds, and the local tourist office can find you a guide if you like. For Kathmandu touring, staff will call you a taxi, and help you get a good rate. ATM is just down the hill, as well as shopping and banks. Finally, you can't beat this location if you are interacting with faculty and students at Tribhuvan University.