Buddhist sacred site
The Namo Buddha Stupa is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. It is located about 40km from Kathmandu at a height of 1759m. It is believed that Namo Buddha stupa marks the site where the Buddha, in one of his previous life as a prince, gave his body to a starving tigress and her cubs. The stupa is said to have been built on the bones and hair of the prince, at a short distance there is also a small stupa which marks the site of the tigress’s den. On a small shrine a few minutes’ walk uphill from the stupa contains the scene of the Buddha giving his body to the tigress engraved on a stone. On the other side stands the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse monastery.