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Kila Goemba

Kila Goemba in Bhutan

Tucked in the craggy mountainside of Paro Valley is Kila Goemba the Cliffside Nunnery of Bhutan. Located below the Chele La Pass is Kila Goemba home for Buddhist nun who is known as anim, the anim leads an undisturbed life of religious studies, prayer and meditation. Kila Goemba is a small nunnery which is considered as the oldest nunnery in the kingdom of Bhutan.
In 1986, Kila Goemba was officially established by the Government as an Anim Dratshang, the religious community of nuns in Bhutan. Apart from being the home of Anim, Kila Goemba is also a historic destination and one of the must visit places in Bhutan.

History of Kila Goemba

Kila Goemba was initially established in the early ninth century by Drupthob Chhoeje Norbu and Drupthob Temba as a meditation site. After being destroyed by fire, Kila Goemba was reconstructed by the 25th Je Khenpo, Sherub Gyeltshen.

Interesting Fact about Kila Goemba

From the ancient time Kila Goemba has been a sacred meditation site for many renowned saints including Drupthob Chilkarwa, a student of Pelden Drukpa of Kagyupa sect.

Things to See In Kila Goemba

  • The ancient statues of Chenrezig (Avlokiteshwara) and Guru Rimpoche (Padma Sambhaba).
  • Amazing view of Paro valley from the prayer hall of Kila Goemba.

Things to Do In Kila Goemba

  • Learning about the Buddhist philosophy
  • Getting an insight in the life of nuns living in the Kila Goemba
  • Trekking to Kila Goemba
  • Admiring the simplicity of life

How to Reach Kila Goemba

Visitors first need to drive till Chele La Pass from Paro to reach Kila Goemba. It is an overall 2 hrs drive from Paro to Chele La Pass. From Chele La Pass they need to hike their way to Kila Goemba. From Chele La Pass travellers need to hike for 1-2 hrs depending on their speed through the dense forest to reach Kila Goemba. The distance between Paro to Chele La Pass is 35 km.

Trek to Kila Goemba

Kila Goemba is serene home of Buddhist nuns who have dedicated their life for spiritual fulfilment is an hour walk from Chele la Pass, one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan. Trekking through the magnificent woods to reach the quaint Kila Goemba has hyped the interest of many adventurers and nature lover making it one of the must visit destination of Bhutan.
Trekking through the enchanting woods and reaching the quaint nunnery Kila Goemba which offers the visitor an insight of the life of simplicity and the awe-inspiring view of Paro valley, Mt. Chomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake have lured many travellers towards Kila Goemba. If you want to experience the life of simplicity while basking in the finest sight of nature and trek through the thick forest area than Kila Goemba is an ideal destination for you in Paro.

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