We wake up relatively late and decide to have a big breakfast at Brezel. We then depart to Bhaktapur, 25 kms outside Kathmandu. The entrance to the city costs 10$ per person. As a result the main place and Durbar Square are very quiet. We have the city to ourselves. We hire a guide who shows us the 55 windows palace, the temple with 24 erotic positions to protect from thunder, and other weird things. After lunch we shop around and then have a nice walk in this 17th century city.


We come back to Kathmandu and stop on the way to the Swaynadabth Stupa, the greatest temple in the area, also known as the monkey temple. It is huge. We see a very small part of it, yet it is rewarding as we get the chance to attend a praying session with the Tibetan monk in the monastery. It is another out-of-this-world experience. We go back to the city. Jeremie gets the chance to buy two nice old items for house decoration, and to have a good (tourist attractive yak) leather jacket tailored to his taste by a funny Indian man. Needless to say we come back to Utse Hotel with lots of stuff and can barely climb the fourth floor. We have dinner at the hotel, as we are too tired to go out.