Trip Duration:

1 Days

Country:

Nepal

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Kathmandu Hiking
Kathmandu Hiking

Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From:

Kathmandu

Best Season

All Year Round

Max Altitude

1500m

Trip Overview

Alternatively known as White Monastery Hiking, Amitabha Monastery Hiking takes you to the top of Druk Amitabha Mountain which is placed at the Nagarjun Municipality. Located in the southern section of the Kathmandu Valley, Amitabha Monastery is the perfect dwelling place for both local and international travellers. Further, if you are seeking a wonderful trekking experience in a relatively short duration. Then this day hike to Amitabha Monastery serves you the best.

Amitabha Monastery is a beautiful reflection of Tibetan Buddhist arts and culture. The murals, statues and wall paintings here depict the life of Buddha. Nonetheless, the architecture of the monastery is astonishing in itself and what magnifies its beauty is its location.

Surrounded by the green villages, simply a visit to this monastery is enough to take away all your stress from the mundane city life. Just imagine, if the visit of this monastery is combined with the hiking journey, how delightful your journey will be.

Embarking the day hike to White Gumba from Swayambhunath, we will walk for around 15 minutes on the road. Afterwards, following the narrow and dusty shortcut trail, we will hike on the way leading to the top hill Amitabha Monastery.

Perched at an elevation of 1500m, the White Amitabha Monastery boasts fascinating views of Kathmandu Valley including Swayambhunath and mountains. The moment you arrive at the premise of this monastery, the cool breeze, aromatic incense, and vibrant architecture cheer up your mood giving you the ecstatic feel. Spreading around the message of peace and tranquillity the fluttering prayer flags glow up here with their own charm.

On a clear day, the views of Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Manaslu and many other mountains reveal themself with all of their wonders. After Nagarkot, this is the marvellous place near the Kathmandu Valley from where you can relish mesmerising sunset and sunrise views.

Thus, for the sunset and sunrise views opt a one night stay at the local homestay of the lodge near Amitabha Monastery.

Well Known as Seto Gumba in the Nepalese language, the monastery is the home of 300nuns in recent days. Joining this Amitabha Monastery Hiking, make your encounter with the nuns living here. Learn more about Buddhism, practice meditation and return back leaving your footprint at this peaceful destination. However, the monastery is not open to the public on a daily basis. Therefore, it is better to inquire if the monastery is open or not before hiking there.

The trail of the Amitabha Monastery is adventurous enough for mountain biking also, Thus, during the hiking journey, there is no wonder if you encounter mountain bikers.

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