Kathesimbhu Stupa

sights / Religious

Kathesimbhu Stupa information

Lonely Planet review

The most popular Tibetan pilgrimage site in the old town is this lovely stupa, a small copy dating from around 1650 of the great Swayambhunath complex. Just as at Swayambhunath, there is a two-storey pagoda to Hariti, the goddess of smallpox, behind and to the right of the main stupa. The courtyard entrance is flanked by metal lions atop red ochre concrete pillars. It’s just a couple of minutes’ walk south of Thamel.