Kapan Monastery is situated on a hillock north of Boudhanath and is one of the most famous monasteries in Nepal. It belongs to the Gelukpa (yellow hat) order of Tibetan Buddhism. This monastery was established in 1970 on a piece of land owned by a royal preceptor of Nepal. There is a huge statue of Tsnokhapa inside the monastery. Courses are offered on Tibetan Buddhism in the monastery and a significant number of students from Western countries attend here.
Access: There are direct microbuses from Kathmandu’s city center to the foot of the hillock where Kapan is located. One must climb the hill to reach the monastery.