Pharping, Nepal: Things to Do

Pharping, Nepal: Things to Do, Pharping, Nepal (B)

After finishing up a fairly exciting three day trek around the southwest portion of the Kathmandu Valley, we decided to stop in Pharping which was on the way home. It was a place I’d never heard of before, and I couldn’t even locate it on Google Maps. It seemed clear that this would be a quick overnight stop in a tiny town. Boy, was I wrong! Pharping has more things to do in it than Kathmandu! I honestly couldn’t believe it. We arrived and immediately felt at home. Within minutes, we had booked a second night at our hotel. Honestly, two nights wasn’t enough, and I can’t wait to go back. Pharping has several amazing day hikes, a bazillion Buddhist monasteries, giant statues of ancient gurus, Hindu temples, stupas by the dozen, and is home to the first hydro power plant in Nepal and the second in all of Asia!

Today, Pharping is most famous for its plethora of Buddhist monasteries. If you ask the monks, they’ll often grant you permission to walk around and take photos. The architecture reminds me of the temples I saw in northern Thailand. Many of the monasteries were built in the 2000’s making them fairly new. Pharping is a pilgrimage site for many Buddhists and houses many of Nepal’s monks. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Pharping, Nepal: Things to Do
Guide Location: Nepal » Pharping
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Michelle Della Giovanna
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Phamting Vajrayogini Temple
  • Yanglesho Cave
  • Dakshinkali Temple
  • Pharping Hydropower Station
  • Asura Cave
  • Tamang Cremation Ground
  • Champa Devi
  • Dudjom Nadrom Choling Monastery
  • Hattiban Resort
  •  Dakshinkali Temple
  • Ringpoche Guru statue
  • football field
  • Solid Rock Lodge & Restaurant
  • Neydo Hotel