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Namo Buddha

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Namo Buddha is in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.


It is a small village which houses very old Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery which is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal and one of the holiest in the world. It is known as the place where the Buddha, in a previous life as a prince, gave his body to a starving tigress and her cubs.

Get in[edit]

Namo Buddha is about 40km away from Kathmandu. You can take a local bus from Kathmandu (Ratna Park Bus station, 2-3 hrs) to Banepa and then change there to Namo Buddha one (there is at least one available at 9:00). This bus passes Dhulikhel so it's possible to catch up it there. Taxi fare from Kathmandu Rs1700-2000 for one way and Rs2500-3000 - return.

Or get a bus to Kavre Bhanjyang and then trek remaining 9km (2hrs) to Namo Buddha.

You can also trek from Banepa to Namo Buddha passing through Panauti and Sangkhu. As alternative, trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha(3hrs).

Get around[edit]


  • Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery[1].
  • There is a very old temple in the village of Namo Buddha.


It is possible to walk to Dhulikhel which would take 3-4hrs.

As alternative you can hike to Panauti (ab 2-3hrs).



There are some local restaurants. Or if you stay in monastery's guest houses you can dine in there.



There is a few options for overnight stay:

  • Two guest houses at Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, 977 1 4916317, 4916206 (), [2]. There are two guest houses at Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery. 1. One is basic .It has single and double rooms. It is quiet, and the air is fresh and pure. The guests staying here are offered meals along with the monks. 2. The other is newer and more comfortable.This guest house is bigger and more comfortable. There are 8 rooms and in each room, there are two comfortable beds. There is a garden surrounding the guest house. Simple guesthouse: Rs400 per person; newer guesthouse: Rs800 per person, including meals.  edit
  • Simple guest house at the Stupa.
  • Namobuddha Resort, Phulbari - 1, Kavre, Nepal, 977 1 6912212, 9851106802 (), [3]. €40-85.  edit

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