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“Great view of Kathmandu Valley”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of White Monastery

White Monastery
Ranked #47 of 173 things to do in Kathmandu
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Kathmandu, Nepal
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great view of Kathmandu Valley”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Great view, peaceful place, must visit. Only open for public during Saturdays and there will be lots of people. If you prefer some uphill trek, walk from the base of the mountain. There's even a small snack shop inside the Monastery.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank ibtz
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“Very Good Monastery”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Seto Gumba (White Monitory) just lies in the top of hill of kathmandu just 10 Minutes drive from
swambhunath (monkey temple).
Its very nice place to see and catch the good view from to top of hill.
there are lots of Nepali people over there because only Saturday it will be
open for public and foreigners.
We recommend people to visit this stupa once you were in Kathmandu if you are luck
to have time on Saturday..............................................................

Visited June 2014
2 Thank loo c
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“White monastery”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

White Monastery is called in Nepali Seto Gumba. It is located on north-west little hill nearby Swoyambhu Nath stupa, in Kathmandu, Nepal. There are several spots to see Kathmandu valley with glorious out looked. Among that White monastery is one of those point to observe Kathmandu valley with stunning Mountain View, if your luck is in your favor. White monastery’s elevation is approximately 1450 meter above sea level. Around White monastery, there are available facilities of hygienic restaurant with breathtaking atmosphere. Itself around several hills which looks like linking each other.
It is for sunrise and as well as sunset view point . It is naturally green beauty and culturally wealthy, as an environment of Tibetan and structural designed. At that top, wind sings together with attractive vies and spiritual music of Monastery and sound of prayer flags which gives you World Peace and keep calmness messaging. You may come across into old cultural and feeling brings you are around heritage side.
Accesses to Seto Gumba, actually there are not available local buses to top and not suitable for weak power vehicle because the road is narrow, quite steep uphill and turning so far but is not off road as well. You may get access short-cut for hiking. It would be much better and enjoyable to walk from around bottom of hill.

Visited March 2014
2 Thank explorern
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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Trek to the top is worth it.”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

It's a long way to the top of the hill but once you are there it is worth it.

The view is stunning. It left me speechless.

The monuments and statues of the gods and goddesses were beautiful. The atmosphere and scenery in general just take over.

If you visit Nepal, you have to visit without a doubt.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank Hayley C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“High on the hill with a great view”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Don't miss this place on a visit to Kathmandu. Only open to the public on Saturdays. Otherwise by permission. Offers an excellent view of the entire valley. Huge statues of the Buddha, Tara's, and Stupa. Beautiful and breathtaking!!

Visited March 2014
3 Thank Rinchen-Mitch
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