Trip Duration: One Day (10 am to 3pm)
Departure time: At 10am from Glorious Himalaya Trekking (P) Ltd. Office, Nayabazar, Kathmandu or pickup form your hotel upon request.
Activity: Hike towards White Monastery with lots of cultural and architectural insights
Return time: At 3pm one and half hour return drive to Glorious Himalaya Trekking (P) Ltd. Office, Nayabazar, Kathmandu or drop off at your hotel upon request.
Located on the northern east of the capital (about 1,450 m), White Monastery is one of the famous and a mostly visited destinations for a day tour in Nepal. It is also named as Seto Ghumba or The Druk Amitabh Mountainin Nepal. It is a place rich in cultural heritage which widely reflects Buddhist culture. It is renowned for the Tibetan culture and its natural looking architectures. You can see colorful statues and paintings and flags flapping with the flow of cool breeze. Those flags are quoted as the sign of peace, prosperity, calmness and good state. Inside it, you can see a flat rock marked with the tiny footprints of Goddess Sita. Beside these, it provides you a silent, gentle and green environment from where you can observe sunrise and sunset. You can also observe the scenic view of Kathmandu valley and the mountains smiling at you. Above all these, the best is that you can have a pollution free time and enjoy the real taste of nature. Summing up, White monastery is a complete place to explore cultural enrichment and feel the silent nature. This monastery is getting famous among the domestic tourists to have some relaxation out of their busy and monotonous schedule.
To access up to this a day trip destination, there is the availability of local bus. But the local bus will take more time so it will be better to travel via private vehicle which saves your time. On the other hand, a short trek from Kathmandu valley can also be another better option.
Note: For your prior information, white gumbo used to be open on Saturdays at its beginning but now it is opened on Sunday. During Saturday due to visit of many visitors it was found disturbing to the monks for praying so they have changed the day. This helps visitors to visit and the monks to do their praying.