Seto Gumba(White Monastry)

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1 Day
difficulty
Easy
max altitude
1450m
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Private Vehicle
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Lunch
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  • Seto Gumba (White Monastery) also called Amitabh Mountain, is a Buddhist monastery, situated on top of a hill in the southern part of Kathmandu Valley in the Nagarjun Municipality just outside the Ring Road. White Gumba is a cultural site influenced by Buddhism, so the hike is not only refreshing but also insightful. It is a monastery where only ‘nuns’ (female monks) reside and open for a general visit only on Sunday. The whole place, surrounded by green villages is very quiet and blissful with a view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. There are also beautiful paintings, murals, and statues which reflect the Buddhist culture, along with prayer sounds, flags, and aroma from incense creating tranquility.

    Trek Highlights

    • Visit around Swayambhunath.
    • Visit a local school and interact with students regarding social issues.
    • Tibetan culture and architecture.
    • Insight on Buddhism.
    • A peek in the daily life of Monks.
    • See the various Avatars of Buddha.
    • Meditate.

     

    • Day 1 :

      We start our hike by driving for an hour towards Swoyambhu. We explore the Stupa and surrounding monasteries where you can see devotees engaging in prayers. Then on the way, we visit a local school, where we interact with the students regarding the prevailing social issues. After about 4 hrs we reach White Monastery, where you can immerse yourself in the Buddhist Culture. Once inside, you can observe the architecture of the monastery and see many avatars of Buddha. You can also light butter lamps and incense, see monks meditating or meditate yourself.

  • Trip cost includes

    • English-speaking, licensed guide
    • Lunch
    • All necessary permits and entrance fees
    • Transportation during the tour

    Trip cost excludes

    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water
    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast and Dinner
    • Travel and medical insurance
    • 13% VAT (Value added tax
    • Tips for guide and driver (Tipping is customary, but not compulsory)

     

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  • Getting ready for your hike: our advice before departure

      • A Pair of Sticks Can Prove Useful, Especially To Help Keep Your Balance on Slippery Ground

     

    • Choose Boots With Good Tread For Better Traction.
    • Invest In Breathable Technical Clothing to Avoid “The Sauna Effect”  & use light and easily dry clothes (select full sleeve pants)
    • Protect Your Backpack Inside As Well As Outside

     

    • Remember To Keep Yourself Hydrated And Bring Plenty Of Water. However, Drink Just Sip Of Water But Frequently To Avoid Dehydration (Drinking Too Much At Times Gives You Pain In The Stomach)
    • Hiking backpack: There are three main areas where you’ll need to make choices:
    • Backpack capacity: The size pack you’ll need is tied to the length of your trip and how much weight and bulk you want to carry.
    • The backpack features: These are the refinements that affect how the pack works for you.
    • Backpack fit: Torso length, not your height, matters most.
    • Stretching your legs and body parts before and between the hike
    • Eat light and healthy foods( avoid packet & junk foods)
    • Give attention to Sun protection (wear full sleeve T-shirt, sunscreen,hat, cap)
    • The leg injury is very likely to occur, use ankle shoes with proper grip.
    • Wear light and easily dry clothes (select full sleeve pants)

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.  Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours. 

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized. SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions.

  • Overview

    Seto Gumba (White Monastery) also called Amitabh Mountain, is a Buddhist monastery, situated on top of a hill in the southern part of Kathmandu Valley in the Nagarjun Municipality just outside the Ring Road. White Gumba is a cultural site influenced by Buddhism, so the hike is not only refreshing but also insightful. It is a monastery where only ‘nuns’ (female monks) reside and open for a general visit only on Sunday. The whole place, surrounded by green villages is very quiet and blissful with a view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. There are also beautiful paintings, murals, and statues which reflect the Buddhist culture, along with prayer sounds, flags, and aroma from incense creating tranquility.

    Trek Highlights

    • Visit around Swayambhunath.
    • Visit a local school and interact with students regarding social issues.
    • Tibetan culture and architecture.
    • Insight on Buddhism.
    • A peek in the daily life of Monks.
    • See the various Avatars of Buddha.
    • Meditate.

     

  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 :

      We start our hike by driving for an hour towards Swoyambhu. We explore the Stupa and surrounding monasteries where you can see devotees engaging in prayers. Then on the way, we visit a local school, where we interact with the students regarding the prevailing social issues. After about 4 hrs we reach White Monastery, where you can immerse yourself in the Buddhist Culture. Once inside, you can observe the architecture of the monastery and see many avatars of Buddha. You can also light butter lamps and incense, see monks meditating or meditate yourself.

  • Services

    Trip cost includes

    • English-speaking, licensed guide
    • Lunch
    • All necessary permits and entrance fees
    • Transportation during the tour

    Trip cost excludes

    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water
    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast and Dinner
    • Travel and medical insurance
    • 13% VAT (Value added tax
    • Tips for guide and driver (Tipping is customary, but not compulsory)

     

  • Date & Price

    Start Date

    End Date

    price

    status

    Thur,Feb 20, 2020

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

    Feb 20

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

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  • Important Info

    Getting ready for your hike: our advice before departure

      • A Pair of Sticks Can Prove Useful, Especially To Help Keep Your Balance on Slippery Ground

     

    • Choose Boots With Good Tread For Better Traction.
    • Invest In Breathable Technical Clothing to Avoid “The Sauna Effect”  & use light and easily dry clothes (select full sleeve pants)
    • Protect Your Backpack Inside As Well As Outside

     

    • Remember To Keep Yourself Hydrated And Bring Plenty Of Water. However, Drink Just Sip Of Water But Frequently To Avoid Dehydration (Drinking Too Much At Times Gives You Pain In The Stomach)
    • Hiking backpack: There are three main areas where you’ll need to make choices:
    • Backpack capacity: The size pack you’ll need is tied to the length of your trip and how much weight and bulk you want to carry.
    • The backpack features: These are the refinements that affect how the pack works for you.
    • Backpack fit: Torso length, not your height, matters most.
    • Stretching your legs and body parts before and between the hike
    • Eat light and healthy foods( avoid packet & junk foods)
    • Give attention to Sun protection (wear full sleeve T-shirt, sunscreen,hat, cap)
    • The leg injury is very likely to occur, use ankle shoes with proper grip.
    • Wear light and easily dry clothes (select full sleeve pants)

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.  Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours. 

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized. SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions.

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