Mythical and mystical city, Kathmandu is full of a history that the travelers of the world keep on dreaming of. Closed to foreigners until 1951, it remained very little visited until the Sixties when a few adventurers wandered in the kingdom. The Seventies were a true turning point for this capital, until then preserved from the outside world: the hippies made it their sanctuary and settled in the area. Being subject to an increasing Indian influence, Kathmandu shows today the face of a modern city with its noisy and animated streets. Nonetheless, it still remains a traditional town, capital of a kingdom, where religion and its innumerable rituals and festivals keep on ruling the life of its inhabitants.