Kathmandu in its raw form is better viewed from the suburb area. As we drive out from the central Kathmandu, within an hour we can reach the foothill of those Green forested hills that surround this valley. On the face of the hills, there are innumerable small villages. It gives a magical feeling to walk through such villages. They throw an aura of rustic life and its simplicity.
The best you can get on the top of that is the number of Buddhist Monasteries built on the top of the Hills. The monasteries are a display of Buddhist teaching and rituals. They accommodate numbers of monks and nuns. And you a chance to participate in their daily ritual of Puja, Chants and Meditation!