After your breakfast, get ready for a sightseeing tour of Patan City and stroll the nooks and corners of the Patan Durbar Square and the exquisite Patan Museum, set within the restored royal palaces of the Malla Era. Enjoy the old city of Patan, which is known for its carved temples, royal courtyards, water spouts, public baths, and traditional neighborhoods. A walk through the heritage and culture of the Newari architecture and ancient urban designs.
In the afternoon, take a drive to Boudhanath Stupa, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Stupa is a spiritual home to the Tibetan exile community in Nepal. On the original trade route to Lhasa, it is one of the world's largest and oldest Buddhist stupas. Apart from its religious interest, the life around the Stupa is colorful, unique, and vibrant, and a wide array of Tibetan antiques, brocades, and jewelry.
After walking around the Stupa, embark towards Shechen Monastery for evening prayers, located near the Stupa in the alleys. This beautiful Monastery is famous for its architecture, founded by the late Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Most Buddhist monasteries welcome visitors and entering these atmospheric buildings can be a powerful and evocative experience. During the evening prayers, the lamas (high-ranking Tibetan Buddhist monks) and novices gather to chant Buddhist texts, accompanied by a cacophony of crashing cymbals, thumping drums, and booming Tibetan horns.