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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
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.
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.
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