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White Monastery

Sitapaila Road | Ramkot, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 984-0092662
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attended buddhist teachings

Buddhist teachings and classes. as a tourist not really anything to do there. Attended Buddhist... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2017
Flagstaff, Arizona
it is little heaven on earth

Be sure if you are hiring Taxi from Swayambu to white monastery then pay NRP 300/. only. otherwse... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“nice hike” (2 reviews)
“monkey temple” (4 reviews)
“day trip” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Sitapaila Road | Ramkot, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 984-0092662
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

Buddhist teachings and classes. as a tourist not really anything to do there. Attended Buddhist teachings with Chokyi Niyma Rinpoche who was there for 2 weeks of annual winter teachings. wonderful.

1  Thank mamalana2013
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Be sure if you are hiring Taxi from Swayambu to white monastery then pay NRP 300/. only. otherwse Taxi wala may ask for more than Rs600//

Thank 766padmat
Reviewed September 17, 2017

The walk is quite uphill, so need comfortable clothes and shoes. The monastery is painted white completely.

1  Thank bose_rima
Reviewed July 19, 2017

This place is nearly 4 kms from kathmandu you can trek from halchowk (near monkey temple) or sitapaila to white monastery, the view from white monastery is amazing, you can see kathmandu from there and monkey temple just below the foothill.

1  Thank Nepaliwanderlust
Reviewed May 20, 2017

A bit of a distance from the city though absolutely worth to visit the monastery (though closed for last few month). Have a bit of a hike involved.

Thank nik_0107
Reviewed November 21, 2016

Just went last Saturday which is a hiking place from Buddha park Swoyambhu. The place is not so far as you can reach with in 1 to 1 and half hour. This place is currently close after the April 25th 2015 earthquake. Though many local...More

1  Thank shakyasayar
Reviewed September 16, 2016

white monastery is not in operation at present , they have closed the monastery for public since last couple of months.

3  Thank Sudhir K
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Twice now we have tried to visit, both the Red Gumba, and the White Monastery, (they are nearly side by side, about 5 minutes apart. Both times we have been turned away by locked gates. Frustrating because I have heard such good things about both...More

4  Thank goamazon
Reviewed August 21, 2016

I had two confusions about this place before I go. First, where is it? It is listed under different names depending on which maps you use. The temple is sort of behind Swayambhunath. Also, I wasn't clear whether the temple is open on Saturdays or...More

1  Thank Airman14
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Hi friends, Today I am going to write about White Gumba(Seto Gumba) which is also known as Druk Amitabh Monastery. I am sure that most of the people from Kathmandu also dont have an idea about the location of White Gumba (Seto Gumba). To reach...More

1  Thank Ramesh T
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