White Monastery, Kathmandu

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Known for its intricate Tibetan architecture and location in the midst of the mountains, White Monastery acts as a spiritual and cultural center, with large ornate sculptures of Buddha's incarnations, colorful murals, vivid statues, and paintings. At 1,450 m (4,750 ft) above sea level, the monastery proudly sits overlooking a lush verdant valley and a magnificent mountain range. Grab a bite to eat at one of the nearby restaurants, and hike to the monastery to witness panoramic views, sunsets, or sunrises. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to White Monastery and many more Kathmandu attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kathmandu tourist route planner.
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  • 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 an...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • April 16, 2017
    After a long climb, you are rewarded with a great view of the Valley. The white gumpa is unfortunately closed due to reconstruction. Man can if you run behind a little bit to see and has a great view of the Valley.
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