One of my favorite places in Kathmandu, very calm and peaceful. Entrance fee of NPR. 400.
Getting there: 28 mins by taxi.
Dining: I don’t have any particular favourite restaurant to recommend, so pick any you think has a good view. Try some of the Tibetan-Nepali food, momo, chowmein or thukpa, khumincho, laphing. Caution: Maybe spicy.
For more information: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/nepal/around-the-kathmandu-valley/bodhnath-boudha