Nagarjun Hiking

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Nagarjun Hiking
Trip Duration 1 Day
Max-Altitude 1900
Group Size 1-15
Start & End Point Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Easy
Best Season Spring and Autumn
Trip Price
US$ 280
US$ 200 Per Person
Trip Introduction

Overview of Nagarjun Hiking

A haven for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts, Kathmandu, Nepal, has numerous hiking trails that promise picturesque views and enthralling experiences. Among these, Nagarjun Day Hiking stands out for its easy access to the city centre and the diverse backgrounds it offers. Located near Thamel’s vibrant tourist area, the Nagarjun hiking trail is an ideal choice for travellers on a short holiday but yearning for an authentic encounter with nature and the majestic beauty of the Langtang Himalayan range.

Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Nagarjun Hiking

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast
  • Hotel Pick-up:
    • Your day of adventure begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel. Our friendly guide and driver will meet you at the designated location and time.
  • Drive to Phoolbari Gate:
    • Hop into the comfortable vehicle, and enjoy a scenic drive to the Phoolbari gate. Along the way, you can take in the beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and get ready for your hiking experience.
  • Start of the Hike – Phoolbari Gate:
    • Upon arrival at the Phoolbari gate, you will disembark and gather your hiking gear. Our experienced guide will provide you with any necessary instructions and ensure you’re well-prepared for the journey ahead.
  • Hiking to Jamacho:
    • Your hiking adventure kicks off as you begin the ascent towards the Jamacho peak. The trail offers a mix of lush forests, rocky paths, and scenic viewpoints. You’ll pass through the Nagarjun Forest, which is known for its diverse flora and fauna.
    • Along the way, your guide will share insights about the local environment, history, and culture. Be sure to keep your camera ready to capture the breathtaking natural beauty and the possibility of spotting some wildlife.
    • There will be designated rest stops for you to catch your breath, enjoy refreshments, and soak in the serene surroundings.
  • Jamacho Summit:
    • After a rewarding hike, you will reach the summit of Jamacho. This vantage point offers stunning panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayan mountain range. It’s an excellent spot for photos and a well-deserved rest.
    • Your guide will provide interesting facts and stories about the significance of this location.
  • Retrace Back to Phoolbari Gate:
    • Following your time at the Jamacho summit, you will start the descent back to the Phoolbari gate, retracing the same scenic path. Be cautious on the way down, as some parts may be steep and rocky.
    • The return hike allows you to appreciate the landscape from a different perspective and spot additional wildlife or flora you might have missed on the way up.
  • Drive Back to Your Hotel:
    • Once you’ve reached the Phoolbari gate, you will rejoin the vehicle for a comfortable drive back to your hotel.
    • During the ride, you can reflect on the memorable experiences and picturesque views you encountered throughout the day.

Added Insights


What's Included?

  • Hotel pick-up and off.
  • Personal private guide.
  • Packed lunch and mineral water during the tour.
  • Monuments entrance fees.
  • Walking pole.
  • Government taxes & service charges.

What's Excluded?

  • Any Personal Insurance
  • Any kind of Personal expenses which are not mentioned by the Company
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks & tea/coffee etc.
  • Gratuities
Good to Know

Essential Information - Nagarjun Hiking

Embark on Nagarjun Hiking Through Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

The Nagarjun hiking trail lies within the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, a sprawling natural reserve home to many flora and fauna. As you embark on your hike, you’ll traverse through dense forests of towering oaks, lush bamboo, vibrant rhododendrons, and tall pines. The trail, surrounded by such diverse vegetation, offers a refreshing change from the urban landscape of Kathmandu.
The national park serves as a sanctuary for various species of mammals and birds. While hiking, you may encounter Himalayan black bears, elusive leopards, jungle cats, and playful Rhesus monkeys. These unexpected wildlife sightings add an extra thrill to your Nagarjun walking experience.

Immerse Yourself in a Spiritual and Scenic Hike with Nagarjun Hiking

As you advance along the trail, you’ll notice colourful prayer flags flapping in the wind. These traditional Tibetan flags, inscribed with prayers and mantras, are believed to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The spiritual energy they impart enhances the beauty of the hike and offers a reflective dimension to your Nagarjun Hiking.
Your destination is the top of Nagarjun Hill, home to the serene Jamacho Gumba, also known as the Jamacho Monastery. Once you reach this tranquil spot, you’re rewarded with sweeping panoramic views of Kathmandu city and the stunning Langtang range. The monastery is a place of calm and reflection, starkly contrasting Kathmandu’s bustling city life.

Escape the City’s Hustle and Bustle with Nagarjun Hiking

Nagarjun hiking provides the perfect opportunity to escape the city’s hustle and bustle. As you ascend the hill, the noise of the town gradually fades, replaced by the calming sounds of nature. The serenity and freshness of the area and the breathtaking views and wildlife encounters make Nagarjun hiking an unforgettable day trip from Kathmandu.
Whether a seasoned hiker or a casual traveller looking for a refreshing break from city life, Nagarjun Day Hiking promises an immersive natural experience rich with panoramic views, diverse wildlife, and a hint of spirituality.

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