Two Days in Kathmandu

Two Days in Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal (B)

The morning we woke up in Kathmandu was one of the lazy ones. Somehow, my muscles refused to perform after all that trekking, bumpy bus rides from Pokhara and tasty food the night before. We had city tours planned out for the two days in Kathmandu, so I urged myself from the bed and made my way to breakfast floor.

Our local guide met us in the hotel lobby and we became quick friends. He was one of those people who radiates energy and positive attitude. After some small talk our whole group was ready to move out. The day was going to be long and educating.

Our first point of interest was Swayambhunath, or monkey temple. Before we even started climbing the steps (again), we passed through a small fruit market and bought some bananas for the monkeys. It was a wise decision, as there were hundreds of them everywhere, and feeding the animals is a one of the kind experience.

The temple was both stunning as well as commercialized with lots of souvenirs sold on every corner. It was also the first time that I could (finally) roll the prayer drums. The whole place was radiating religious energy, with heavy smells of candles and typical Buddhist music playing loud. Next thing I know, I was dragged by an old lady and stamped with the red dot on my forehead. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Two Days in Kathmandu
Guide Location: Nepal » Kathmandu
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Maria Andreitsuk
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Swayambhunath
  • Pashupatinath
  • Boudhanath
  • Durbar Square