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White Monastery

Sitapaila Road | Ramkot, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 984-0092662
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May 2018, Still Closed !!!

I didn't find any recent information about the gumba, whether it was open or still shut. So, went... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Raiz M
Not Worth the Stop

The monks were chanting while we were there, but we couldn't see anything, so that was interesting... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
cindyanddoug
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  • Excellent58%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sitapaila Road | Ramkot, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

I didn't find any recent information about the gumba, whether it was open or still shut. So, went on a hike to find out myself. It's sad to learn that the construction is still in progress, few new buildings and renovations, the main entrance gate...More

1  Thank Raiz M
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

The monks were chanting while we were there, but we couldn't see anything, so that was interesting to hear. But other than that, the monastery isn't much to look at so unless you have nothing else to do, I wouldn't bother.

1  Thank cindyanddoug
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Reviewed 25 November 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.

2  Thank mamalana2013
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Reviewed 4 November 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//

1  Thank 766padmat
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

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

1  Thank bose_rima
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Reviewed 19 July 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
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Reviewed 20 May 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.

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Reviewed 21 November 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
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Reviewed 16 September 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
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Reviewed 24 August 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
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