Basically, we visited Kathmandu during their water pipeline...
Basically, we visited Kathmandu during their water pipeline installation so the entire city was dirtier and dustier than usual. However, once the pipeline is installed, everything will return to normal. The city is full of history, it worth all the time you invest in it.
We've been here for three days, the first two and the last day of our journey.
In the first day we visited Thamel - the streets are awesome, full of people and stores. Kathmandu Durbar Square is a piece of history. Unfortunatelly, a lot of buildings collapsed in the earthquake but they are doing their best to reconstruct them. Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple) is a green peaceful area of the city but pay attention to the monkeys, they can be agressive and can easily steal your possesions. :) They stole our bananas. Second day we visited Patan Durbar Square - comparable to KDS, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath - their crematory and Boudhanath - one of the biggest stupa in Asia.
Last day we kept it for shopping and feeling Thamel at its best.