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Your Spiritual and Culinary Journey in Boudhanath

Entry to Boudhanath: Ticket Details



Before you embark on your journey through Boudhanath, remember that you need to purchase an entry ticket. The ticket price is a reasonable 400 NPR, which contributes to the maintenance and preservation of this sacred site.

 




Circling the Stupa: The Kora Ritual

Follow the locals to engage in the sacred practice of Kora by walking clockwise around the magnificent Boudhanath Stupa for at least three times. This ritual is not just a physical journey but a spiritual one, offering peace and insight.

To help you visualise it better, follow our video on youtube.



Finding Harmony in a Singing Bowl Shop

One of the must-do experiences in Boudhanath is visiting a singing bowl shop. The resonating sound of singing bowls is said to be healing and can help you connect with your inner self. Spend some time finding a tune that resonates with you, creating a personal and spiritual experience.

Among the sea of singing bowls shops, we always go to Master Santa Ratna Shakya’s Himalayan Singing Bowl Centre or Klangschalen-Zentrum.




Master Santa is featured by the author of Singing Bowl A Nepali Instrument for Tuning the mind & Healing the Body. Inside this practical guide, you will learn the origin of the bowls and classes of it, for example Nevana bowls, Full bowl singing bowl or normal singing bowl. Each has its own distension and therapeutic properties.

 

A Taste of Tibet in the Heart of Nepal

Boudhanath is also a culinary hotspot, especially for those who love Tibetan and Nepali cuisine. Don't miss out on local delicacies like momo (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), the Thakali set (a traditional meal), and Chao Mian (stir-fried noodles).

 

Where to Eat: Top 5 Picks in Boudhanath

 


Entrance to garden kitchen
Entrance to garden kitchen

1. Garden Kitchen
A cozy spot known for its 3 decades of authentic flavors and serene ambiance. The restaurant is in a nice garden. We would say this is the no.1 choice to taste the Momo & Vegetarian Sizzler.



Vegetarian momo & Buff Momo,

Both tasted so good and freshly made in the kitchen.




Other Delicious Selection: Fried rice, Chow Mein & Vegetarian Sizzler.


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 professional Nepali Pizza maker
Friendly and professional Pizza maker


 

2. Roadhouse Cafe

Perfect for a blend of traditional and modern tastes. Roadhouse in Nepal is a must-visit location for authentic Nepali Pizza experience.


Pizza with Bouddha Stupa
Best pizza in Boudhha


With a 31-year-old branding reputation, the staffs are well trained and give exceptional service.

The café also provide a nice stupa view while dining.


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a view from the Himalayan Java Cafe
a view from the Himalayan Java Cafe

3. Himalayan Java

A great place for coffee lovers seeking a Himalayan twist. They bake own bakeries and staffs are friendly and professional in service. We love the nice relax ambience here chatting and enjoy our tea & coffee. They have lot of coffee beans selection as well.



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Thak Khali Restaurant, next to pigeon assembly point
Thak Khali Restaurant, next to pigeon assembly point

4. Thak Khali Restaurant No Nepali culinary experience is complete without tasting the Thali set, it is a rice set meal came with variety of side dishes-stir fried green, spicy potatoes, papadom and condiments. Free refill until you are full.



It’s a good place to have your dinner at top level. However they do not have the google map presence, it is next to Café Du Temple


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Sign to Flavour's Cafe
Sign to Flavour's Cafe

5. Flavor's Cafe
If you looking for a quiet space for dining in Boudhanath Stupa,  Tuck in a garden, there is a café with nice setting and provide unique dining experience with lots of different dishes. We tried the traditional Nepali staple called Dhindo and vegetarian burger and both tasted good.


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Concluding Thoughts

Boudhanath is a place where spirituality meets daily life, and where ancient traditions coexist with modern influences. Whether you're seeking spiritual solace, cultural exploration, or culinary adventures, Boudhanath has something to offer for every traveler.

 

 

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