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Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Nagarkot

1. Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Nagarkot

First, drive to Pashupatinath temple. Enter through the local market which is about 5 minutes walk. It has vendors selling colors, flowers, beads, etc that is offered inside the worship place. The main temple however permits only Hindus to enter. But the surrounding of the temple is equally exciting. Pay the entrance fees to get into the cremation site, also known as "Ghat". Upon arriving, the guide will take you to the closest possible distance for observing the cremation and brief about it. For taking photographs, consult with the guide regarding the location from where pictures can be taken. Know about the Hindu rituals and post-life rituals and return back to transport for the next destination. Drive to Nagarkot, the countryside. Reach the viewpoint. The guide shall stop on the way for taking pictures of rice fields and villages that are en route. Reach the topmost elevation of the hill and take pictures. Return back to the city using a different route and end in the stupa of Boudhanath. Explore the largest stupa in the world and its surrounding Tibetan settlements. Walk through the local alleys and reach Shechen monastery in the vicinity of Boudhanath. Finally, explore Tibetan gallery existing there and return back to the hotel or drop-off point.

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