Sankhu, 16 km east of Kathmandu used to be the terminal on the old trade route to Tibet. The temple of Vajrajogini -a mystic Buddhist goddess is the most significant to see in Sankhu Village. The temple lies atop the forested ridge overlooking the village and visited by both Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims, although they have different tantra and sadhana to appease the goddess. There are numerous other shrines and sculptures behind the temple.