Breakfast at hotel
AM: Visit Monastery and Kapan Nunnery
Kapan Monastery lies to the north of the famous Boudhanath Stupa and is a monastery in Gelug tradition of Tibetan Mahayan Buddhism. Gifted with a majestic view of the city, the Monastery also is a home for 360 monks, lamas, teachers and workers
alike from all over Nepal and Tibet.
The Monastery is committed in helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion as taught by Lama Thubten Yeshe, the establisher of this monastery.
(Note: Visitors are restricted during the course of meditation retreat in Kapan Monastery. These courses only take place if there are enough students. In such case, alternative monastery visit in the same area will be provided)
Kapan nunnery was established more than 2 decades ago under the spiritual guidance of the founders of Kopan Monastery, there has been rapid growth as there were only few nunneries in Nepal and India. Each year the nunnery admits 30 nuns. 50% of these nuns are orphaned, 25% come from homes with single parents and the rest from very poor families. The nunnery provides full scholarship to each and every nun including accommodation, healthcare, food and education. Many of the nuns go on to become doctorates in Buddhism and inspirational spiritual teachers.
We will have a lunch on Local Restaurant..
PM: Proceed for sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath Temple and the Boudhanath Stupa
Pashupatinath temple: One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, Pashupatinath lies in the bank of river Bagmati. The two-storied pagoda houses a sacred lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Although the temple dates back to the 4th century, it was brought into its present shape in the early 18th century. The temple is most noted for its gold-plated roofs and silver-coated doors. Sadhus and sages, who follow the lifestyle of Lord Shiva, are seen covered with ashes and loincloths. The banks of the river Bagmati, is also considered one of the holiest places in which to get cremated and cremations can be witnessed here. All tourists are requested that certain respect is shown for the grieving.
Continue to Boudhanath, possibly the world's largest Buddhist Stupa and a site of great veneration for Buddhists.
Around the stupa have sprung up number of monasteries of the different sections of Tibetan Buddhism including one (on the west side of the stupa) that houses an enormous seated statue of Maitreya Buddha splendidly adorned.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.