A hike around the Kathmandu Valley is best for an idea to escape urban life. There are several hiking spots around the Kathmandu Valley for a Day Hike to multi-day hiking. Nagarjun Hike is one of the best day hikes around Kathmandu, where you can see wildlife, birds, natural scenery, and amazing mountain scenery. The capital city Kathmandu is within a stone's throw distance from Nagarajun Shivapuri National. The famous Buddhist shrine Nagarjuna (Jamacho), is situated at the top of the hill at 2128m, about 7km from Kathmandu on the northwest of Kathmandu a part of Shivapuri National Park. It takes about 20 minutes to car drive from the tourist hub Thamel to the entry gate and then 2 and half hours of the walk. The Nagarjuna Hike is also known as Kathmandu Hiking, and the trail is quite a steep climb of about 754 m.
There are several Hiking Routes for Nagarjun Jamacho, but you can begin your Kathmandu hike from the Gate of Nagarjuna near Balaju Bypass. The etymology for its name Nagarjun is based on a mythological claim that it’s the location where Acharya Nagarjun has meditated. Nagarjun Hill is also described as Vindya Mountain in literature. Here one can feel a peaceful state of mind in the natural setting, and it’s the best place to meditate. Buddha Stupas, ancient caves, and finally Jamacho viewpoint (2128m) are the main points of attractions of Nagarjun Hike. Jamacho viewpoint is famous for its setting from where spectacular Himalayan scenery Mt. Dhaulagiri from far west to Khumbu Himalaya Range including Mt. Everest can be seen. Amazing Himalayan scenes of Jugal, Ganesh Himal with Langtang region can be closely viewed from here, and the view of Kathmandu Valley is incredible. You can observe Kathmandu Valley, Sawyambhu Hill, and Nuwakot with Buddhist shrines and monasteries in their setting.
Kathmandu Hike is a significant place to visit for short-term visitors to Nepal. The Nagarjun summer palace of the former Nepalese Royals, as well as rock climbing sport, is another attraction of Nagarjun Hiking. “Nepal Mother House Treks” organizes the Kathmandu Hiking Day Trip perfectly to give you a glimpse of nature with saintly peace of mind near Kathmandu.