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Tourist sites at a walking distance

Boudhanath

Boudhanath Stupa UNESCO World Heritage Site

Built in the 5th century, Boudhanath Stupa, the holiest Buddhist temple is the largest stupa (118ft high) in Nepal. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. From above, Boudhanath Stupa looks like a giant mandala, or diagram of the Buddhist cosmos.

Direction from Maya Guest House

It’s at a 5 minutes walking distance about 400 meters. From our gate, take right on the main street and walk straight towards the Stupa. You can either enter from the main gateway to Stupa or the alley just before the gateway.

Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath Temple UNESCO World Heritage Site

Pashupatinath Temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple that is also known as 'The Temple of Living Beings'. The earliest evidence of the temple’s existence dates back to 400 A.D. For more visitors’ information, go to Pashupatinathtemple.org

Direction from Maya Guest House

It’s a 30 minutes walk at a distance of 2.2km. There are no signposts, but you will be able to get directions by asking for Pashupatinath. There are few walking routes to get there.

Kopan Monastery

Kopan Monastery

Spend a day at this peaceful and relaxing Monastery at the top of Kopan hill and enjoy a spectacular view of the Kathmandu valley. Experience the Buddhist teachings and the exotic culture. For more visitors’ guide, go to Kopanmonastery.com

Direction from Maya Guest House

It’s a 40 minute walk, approximately 4km away. There are no signposts, but you will be able to get directions by asking for Kopan Gompa.

One Day Hiking Activity

Changu Narayan Temple UNESCO World Heritage Site

Hidden in the hilltop, Changu Narayan temple is a pagoda style, an ancient Hindu temple. According to legends, the temple existed as early as 4th century during the period of King Licchavi. It is a museum in itself adorned with beautiful carvings in wood and metal. It is surrounded by a village of Newari people.

Direction from Maya Guest House

Outside our gate, catch the public transport (microbus) heading towards Sankhu. Get off at Danchhi Bustop after about a half hour. Then start hiking across the rice paddies, pass the river to reach the foot of the hill and walk through the forest towards the hilltop.

There are no signposts, but you will be able to get directions by asking for Changu Narayan. It’s about 2 hours hike at a slow pace but when you get there, you will be rewarded with this magnificent temple and the village life of Newari people around the temple. We will provide you a local map and a guide if needed.

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