Welcome to Dollu
Further north, a towering statue of Guru Rinpoche overlooks the monasteries and valley of Dollu.
If you walk a few hundred metres along the main road towards Kathmandu from the Dollu junction, you will reach a cluster of houses tucked into a hairpin bend, where a track leads uphill to the enormous Neydo Tashi Choeling monastery. This modern gompa looms over the surrounding landscape and the main prayer hall contains some stunning murals and a 15m-high statue of Sakyamuni. There are nearly 200 monks here, so the morning and evening prayer ceremonies are quite an experience.