Hindu and Buddhist beliefs are apparent in almost every aspect of Nepalese culture, past and present. From ornate ancient shrines and holy stupas to revered monks and monasteries, religious learning is central to daily life here. Visit Nepal’s holiest Shiva temple of Pashupatinath, where Hindus from across the country converge during important festivals. Continue to the striking Jnanakshi Rajarajeshwari Temple, and the iconic Boudhanath Stupa, on the ancient trade route from Tibet, and whose whitewashed stupa, with its piercing eyes and string of prayer flags, is the largest in Nepal.
You can add this experience to any tailor-made itinerary that includes a night in Kathmandu.