This pretty little village is built on a hill that overlooks the Chobar Gorge where the Bagmati flows. We can get there quickly from the capital because it is only 6 km away. The temple of Adinath Lokeshwar, built in the 15th century is dedicated to the god with the red face, Rato Machhendranath and revered by Hindus only by Buddhists. You can see ancient effigies of Buddha or the amazing collection of pots and pans, offered to newlyweds to ensure their marital happiness.
The village has a second temple, that of Jal Binayak in devotion to Ganesh; Binayak meaning the elephant-headed God! We can then take a small suspension bridge (offered by the Scots) to go to the Chobar Gorge. The view is superb!
According to our legend, the Kathmandu valley was once a huge lake populated by snakes. A wise man, coming from China to meditate, decided after a dream to slice the mountains with a sword to dry the valley. And it is precisely here in the Chobar Gorge that the waters of this ancient lake flowed.0