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Nagarjun One Day Hike


Nagarjun One Day Hike

Duration :   5 Hours
The Price :   $65.00
Start Location:   Kathmandu
Age Range :   10-75

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Nagarjun One Day Hike, also known as Jamacho Hike, is a popular day hike destination to a hill located on the western edge of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Hiking inside Nagarjun hills offers a magnificent view of the city while trailing towards Jamacho Gumba atop on the elevation of 2150 m. The gumba itself is the main attraction of the Nagarjun Day Hike.


Besides, the hiking route also falls inside the middle of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. It thus offers stunning views of the surrounding valley and the Himalayan mountains. The visible mountain range here includes Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal.


Moreover, the hike is relatively short, thus making it a great option for people looking for a quick escape from the city. The hill itself is situated about 5-6 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. It is therefore easily accessible from the city center.


Furthermore, this day hike is also considered to be of moderate difficulty and thus suitable for all kinds of travelers. The trail here involves a mix of uphill and flat sections, with some steep parts. Besides, the hike can typically be completed in around 3 to 4 hours, including stops for rest and taking in the views. Needless to say, this day hike is thus mostly suitable for nomads with a very short period of spare time but wants to explore the most out of this vibrant city.


Nagarjun Hill

At the summit of Nagarjun Hill, you’ll find a Buddhist stupa and a viewpoint. It offers panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley, the surrounding hills, and the distant mountains. The stupa and monastery at the summit of Nagarjun Hill hold religious and cultural significance for Buddhists. Many locals and tourists visit these sites to pay their respects and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.


Additionally, the area around Nagarjun is a protected forest, and you might thus come across various wildlifes. They include various species of birds, mammals like deers, spotted leopards, wild boars and monkeys.


Moreover, the hike also includes passing through the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. You might therefore encounter some religious and cultural sites along the way, adding to the overall experience.


Nagarjun Day Hike


Highlights of the trip:


1. Guided hike to the top of Nagarjun Hill

2. Experience wide range of flora and fauna inside the National Park

3. Panoramic view of Kathmandu valley

4. Explore Buddhist culture and traditions

5. Within a short drive from city area

Places You’ll See :

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park is the ninth national park in Nepal and was established in 2002. It is located in the country's mid-hills on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu Valley and named after Shivapuri Peak at 2,732 m altitude.

1Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

Fulbari gate is the gateway to Nagarjun Hill.

2Fulbari Gate

Jamacho Stupa is located atop Nagarjun Hill. It holds cultural and spiritual significance for the local community and buddhism.


Travel Itinerary:

09:30 AM: Drive to Fulbari Gate in Goldhunga

The tour begins at 09:30 AM in the morning with a driver picking you up from your hotel in Kathmandu. You will then take a half hour drive to Fulbari Gate in Goldhunga.

10:00 AM: The hike begins !! (Max Altitude: 2150 m / 7054 ft)

The 4 hour return trip (hike) towards Jamacho Stupa begins from Fulbari Gate. You will then be taking a 4-5 km of climb including stairs and steps on your way uphill. The top of the hills sits at the height of 2150 m above sea level.


On your way up you may encounter many wild animals including Himalayan black bear, spotted leopard, deers, wild boars, monkeys and many species of birds. This dense forest is also rich in many species of plants, herbs and trees.


As you ascend, the clear weather allows you to witness the mighty Himalayas as well. The visible range here includes Langtang, Ganesh, Manaslu and jugal among others.


The top of the hills offers a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains and Kathmandu Valley. After a brief exploration of the place, the visitors will then begin their return journey back to Fulbari Gate.

02:00 PM: Drive back to your hotel.

After your hike, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Kathmandu at 02:30 in the afternoon.


What are the places I will visit during the Nagarjun Day Hike?

Nagarjun Day Hike features the Nagarjun Shivapuri National Park. The places you will see here include the Fulbari Gate, the Nagarjun Forest itself, and the Jamacho Stupa and Monastery.

What should I wear for the hike?

You may choose any outfit comfortable to you according to your season of visit. You must however choose comfortable shoes for the hike though.


Note: There aren't any restrictions to your clothes whatsoever.

Is pick up and drop off service included?

Yes, we have pickup and drop off service included in your pay. A private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu and drop you off at the same hotel in the evening.

What's Included

  • National Park Fee
  • Nature Guide
  • Pick Up and Drop
  • Private Vehicle

What's Excluded

  • Gratitude for Guide / Driver
  • Meals
  • Personal Expenses


  • Hiking

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