Shechen Guest House

Guesthouse in Bodhnath (Boudha)

Located in the back of the Shechen Gompa compound, this agreeable guesthouse caters to a mix of long-term dharma students, shaven-scalped Buddhist groups and ordinary travellers. Nepali bedspreads add a dash of colour to the otherwise plain rooms and the attached Rabsel Garden Cafe cooks up excellent vegetarian food in a peaceful garden.

To get here, enter the Shechen Monastery compound and turn left, then right beside a line of giant white chörten (Tibetan-style stupas). Profits go to the monastery.