Namo Buddha (Stupa)
Namo Buddha (Stupa)
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SandFlogger
Santa Clara, UT347 contributions
Sep 2022
The Stupa was beautiful set in a very nice area for local shops and also a monastery. The visit to the monastery was a real treat with the young children in school. We witnessed the Monks doing their prayers. The area was clean and we felt safe. Bought items from several stores.
Written October 15, 2022
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Sarita
74 contributions
Jun 2019
The location was quite far from Kathmandu's main city. We had been here for a family dry picnic. This place is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. Namo Buddha is the best place for refreshment, a magnificent view of nature and many other natural things.
Written February 5, 2020
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Shomoyboss
298 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
From the Buddhist point of view, Namo Buddha is one of the most important religious sites in Nepal. There are three major Buddhist pilgrimage sites: Boudha Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and Namo Buddha. Namo Buddha is about 40km away from the heart of Kathmandu city. It is in Kavre District in the southeast of the valley. If you take a local bus, it will take around 3 to 4 hours because there are several substations, but if you take a taxi from Kathmandu, it will take around 2 hours. It may cost about NRs1700-2000 for one way (KTM-NB) and NRs 4000-5000 for a return trip (KTM-NB-KTM).

A long time in the past, many immeasurable eons ago, the perfect Buddha was practicing on the path of learning. He was overcome with compassion when he saw a tigress tormented by starvation and offered his body to her without a moment’s hesitation.

Namo Buddha is a beautiful place. There is no need to exaggerate this. The place is very quiet and pure. Its environment is very clean, with no pollution, and the natural air is so fresh, cool and healthy. It is also the right place for meditation and practice. In the morning when you wake up, you can see a beautiful sunrise. In the evening you can see a wonderful sunset. You can enjoy snow-covered Himalayan ranges which look so amazing and pure.
Written November 19, 2016
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PamelaSS888
Canberra, Australia1,267 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
Namo Buddha is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal and is one of the three main stupas of the Kathmandu valley. It is about 40 km to the south east of Kathmandu and takes about 2 hours to get there. It is said that the stupa is built on the bones and hair of Prince Mahasattva, the youngest of the three sons of King Maharatha. It is said that the three brothers were walking through the forest when they saw a tigress who had given birth to five cubs. She was so hungry she could hardly move. The three princes went away, but Prince Mahasattva decided to go back and started to cut his flesh to give it to the tigress to eat. When his brothers went to look for him they found only his bones and hair. The stupa was built on top of these remains. Because the region once had many tigers, the local people wouldn't call the place by its actual name which contains the word 'tiger' so, as a way to protect themselves, they got into the habit of calling it 'Namo Buddha.' On the eastern side of the hill is the magnificent monastic complex built by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche - the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery - see the website for program details. The Monastery is part of the Kagyu tradition and is open to visitors. It is well worth a visit if you want to see what some of the big Buddhist monasteries are like. It takes a couple of hours to have a good look around. There is no entry fee and the monks can give tours some days. You can get there by bus or taxi or by jeep and allow a full day for the 2 hour trip either way and time to visit all the sites and the monastery. In the clear skies of winter there are spectacular views of the Himalayan range.
Written May 31, 2016
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Pierre W
Brussels, Belgium21,202 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
Both the old temple and the huge new monastery are only mildly interesting, but the hike from Dhulikhel may be the best dayhike you can do close to Kathmandu, it looks more like real countryside than suburban here. There are trails that completely avoid the roads, but many signs have been removed, it takes 3 hours. Instead of coming back, continue to Panauti in 2 hours, then come back by bus, first a bus to Banepa then another one to Dhulikhel.
Written April 27, 2016
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scoodly
Sheffield, UK18,836 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
This Stupa was built to recognise the Lord Buddha (in a previous life) offering his body to feed a starving tigress so she could then feed her cubs. It’s a small Stupa in relatively good condition (no earthquake damage) that seems well-used by local worshippers, pilgrims and monks from the nearby Thrangu Tashi monastery (10 minutes walk). Buddhist ritual offerings can be bought from Namobuddha village and the monastery.

There are places to eat and stay in the village and at the monastery and the temples at Panauti are about two hours walk away. Buddhists will find merit in visiting Namo Buddha Stupa and other people may find it interesting and it’s easily visited from Dhulikhel: 4 hours hike or a bus/taxi to Kavrebanjyang followed by a two hour hike through the very beautiful middle hills of the south eastern Kathmandu valley. Taxis are easily found at the monastery and possibly the villagefor the return.
Written April 24, 2016
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joanne v
Rochester, NY36 contributions
Oct 2019
Many people were there praying and it is still considered a religious site.I found the architecture very interesting.The location is in the center of the area.There are many Nepalese handicrafts available in the area as well.Restaurants are abundant as well.A great way to spend an afternoon.
Written November 21, 2019
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KathmanduMazza
Nice, France479 contributions
Nov 2018
This is a gem of a place, a couple of hours from the city where you can stay in one of the two guest houses at the monastery. Here you join the monks for their meals and can attend the prayers (usually late afternoon).
Written October 22, 2019
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Robert L
Pasadena, CA737 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
There are so many things to see in Kathmandu that the Namo Buddha gets lost in the shuffle. Go ahead and visit this place on a tour only or when you are close by and have a few minutes. Do not make a special trip for this one. Take a day tour of Kathmandu instead, who knows maybe this will be on the tour anyway.
Written June 3, 2019
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PKKL
kuala lumpur86 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Reach early in the morning to enjoy their chanting and music. Outstanding ! The journey can be bumpy and the journey has agreatsight of the mountains with snow top , if the clouds allows . Worth the trip
Written February 7, 2019
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