Meet a Holy Monkey in Nepal and…

Meet a Holy Monkey in Nepal and…

…be stunned by a Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa is 1 of Nepal’s largest and holiest stupas. It is most impressive in the evening or at daybreak, when it becomes crowded with circumambulating pilgrims.

Fly over the Himalayas at Sunrise

In her Grand Tour of Asia, former Hanya Yanagihara signed up for a flight with Tashi Tenzing Sherpa, the grandson of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, who summited Mount Everest with Edmund Hillary in Y 1953. Book a tour similar to hers, through Geographic Expeditions.

Meet a holy Monkey

Swayambhunath Stupa is a 5th-Century temple complex, also known as the “Monkey Temple” for the holy primates that are said to live on its grounds. Swayambhunath is as fascinating as it is picturesque, with sweeping views over Kathmandu Valley. If the small monastery on the top floor is open, ask your guide to take you in to light 5 candles and to wish good fortune for someone else as you do so. You will be barefoot, of course, so take extra caution when walking on the floors as they will be greasy with ghee, especially near the candles.

Enjoy your travels

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