Dag 22: Pashupatinath. Aan de oevers vinden allerlei rituelen plaats, van ochtendrituelen als wassen tot religieuze verbrandingsrituelen. Halfnaakte Sadhu’s zitten hier te mediteren en gelovige Indiërs en Nepalezen poetsen hun zonden van zich af.
Tongsa-The Door to Heaven monastery is the largest in the country and it was built in 1648. It was constructed at this point because it is at the perfect strategic position to survey the landscape for many kilometers around. It was also built so that any visitors to the region by dint of sheer geography would have to visit the monastery – and so it controlled the traffic from the east to the west of the country.