How to get to the monastery

The monastery lies just behind the village of Bhanjang, which is about 20 kilometres from Kathmandu.

It’s easy to take a bus from the chaotic old bus park in the centre of Kathmandu though its more difficult on Saturdays (particularly afternoons), which is generally a rest day. Ask for the bus to Pharping or Dakshinkali. The ticket should cost less than a dollar.

Monastery rules

The monastery has simple rules. Essentially the golden rule is to treat the, monastery, Guest House and its environment as you would treat your own home. In this way we maintain a wonderfully calm, clean and peaceful environment.

Additionally, during your stay at the monastery, consumption of alcohol, loud noise and sexual misconduct is prohibited within the Monastery compound

What to bring

You don’t need to bring anything special with you, just what you would normally bring for a stay in a hotel in Nepal.

There is a range of possibilities for trekking and hiking and if you wish to go for walks then bring some comfortable shoes. In monsoon months (June, July, August) beware of trails that become slippery. So bring good walking shoes

Winter nights can be cold so prepare perhaps with a hat, gloves and some warm clothings. Much of this can be bought at very reasonable prices in the famed Thamel market in Kathmandu.

Visa Information

A visa is required to enter Nepal

You may apply for a visa on arrival quite easily at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Bring a passport photo, a pen to fill out the form and convertible currency enough to cover the visa cost. The visa is usually cheapest when paid for in US Dollars.

  • fifteen-day multiple-entry visas ($25)
  • thirty-day multiple-entry visas ($40)
  • three-month multiple-entry visas ($100)

The same applies by land that borders with India and Tibet - China.