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Boudha Stupa & Pashupatinath

Drive a short distance from Kathmandu to Boudhanath where you will see one of the largest stupas in Nepal. A small Tibetan settlement has developed around this important religious sight. Many Tibetan Buddhist festivals take place here, and you can visit the Tibetan monastery close by.

From Boudhanath you can drive or walk (one hour) to Pashupatinath, a deeply religious pilgrimage center for Hindus. This is where important Hindu figures from all over Nepal are cremated publicly. Although a fascinating scene, these should be viewed from a discreet distance.

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Other experiences in Kathmandu

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Half day excursion to Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan

    Half day excursion to Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan

    Half day excursion to Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan

    Bhaktapur lies only a short distance from the capital, but it could be another planet, so great is the difference in the atmosphere and sense of history.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.