After breakfast, visit the UNESCO sites of Swoyambhunath Temple, where you can light a butter lamp and interact with the monks, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. There is an option of lunch, dinner or happy hour with the Sherpas, the ethnic group of the Himalayas. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Overnight in Tibet Guesthouse, Kathmandu
Meal plan: Breakfast
Swoyambhunath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is also known as the Monkey Temple because of the holy monkeys living in its northwest parts. When translated, Swoyambhunath means 'Self-Existent One'. It is believed to have been built more than 2,500 years ago under the order of King Manadeva. By the 13th century, Swoyambhunath had developed into an important Buddhist learning site and can now be considered the most sacred temple among Buddhist Pilgrimage sites.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is located in the heart of old city Kathmandu. There are around 50 temples in the vicinity. Visit the 17th Century Durbar complex, Hanuman Dhoka, Paravati temple, great Bell and Drum, Bhairav and Taleju Temple. All around the splendour of historical monuments is the hustle & bustle of the market place. Vegetable vendors, trees of flutes, salesmen with their wares displayed on their person, souvenir hawkers, and street shop selling imported goods and tucked away in a quiet corner the glittering bead market for custom made bead necklaces.