Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. Located at the foot of the Himalayas, the city is the pulsing urban core of the surrounding valley. Once a hotspot for hippies, Kathmandu is where Hinduism and Buddhism meet. A walk in the old town around Durbar square will get your senses overloaded with sights, sounds and smells. And before heading out of Kathmandu, take some time to know the residents, a bunch of really friendly and self-humored people. Pictures in this gallery were taken in February 2007.