Seto Gumba

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Seto Gumba
Seto Gumba

Located in the midst of vivid terrain and lush GREEN valley Seto Gumba (Druk Amitabh Mountain) or white monastery is a heaven to witness the sunrise and sunset. Just located in the outskirts of the valley Seto Gumba is a panoramic kaleidoscope of colors and rich culture that showcases the valley in the most spectacular way. Looking at it from a traveler’s point of view Seto Gumba is bliss of astounding natural rejuvenation that searches excitement as well as calmness. Endorsed with a rich Tibetan culture and architecture, it splurges vivid colors in the murals, statue and paintings professing Buddhism and its techniques. One can get nostalgic in the presence of finding and seeing the explicit environment that melds you in its presence. Winds shouting out loud the music of scenic views and panoramic existence makes you think of what life and you will lose time in absence. Once you get here you will be abided by the smell, sounds and prayer flags that spread around the message of peace, patience, and calmness. The more interesting are the visuals that overlook the valley in a synchronizing way of contouring the old cultural heritage with the increasing encroachment of the concrete jungle.

Situated western part in the outskirts of the Kathmandu valley, Seto Gumba also know as Druk Amitabh Mountain or white monastery, is the Buddhist nunnery bliss of astounding the rich Tibetan culture, paintings, statue and architecture. Except monastery, the most spectacular views of Kathmandu Valley at once glance and surrounding lush green villages are well worth to visit the monastery. Various meditation practice and teaching about Buddhism have given in the monastery.

The abstraction of the valley can be well judged from there that looks colorful, glossy and glamorous. Regarding food and beverages, the white monastery has a well facilitated and clean restaurant that serves decent food items with a catered service. Low priced and healthy, one can really enjoy the taste and price to the optimum level. With a minimum of NRS 40 as a registration fee Seto Gumba is worth spending time. At times when the weather is clear and if luck is on your side you can even see the mountain range smiling telling you the epic stories. For directions you can take any bus to Sitapaila which is readily available from any place in the valley. Once you get within minutes you can see the edifice stalling tall in a small hill.

Tourist Highlights:

  • Buddhist Monastery with rich painting and architecture.
  • Meditation and teaching practice inside monastery.
  • Surrounding lush green villages and spectacular views of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Hiking trail around the monastery and villages.