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Kathmandu Hiking

  • 1 Day
  • Easy
  • 1 - 10 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private / Public Vehicle

Max. Altitude: 2128m

Activities: Hiking

Best Time: Whole in the year

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The famous Buddhist shrine Nagarjuna (Jamacho), is situated at the top on the hill at 2128m, about 7km from Kathmandu on north-west of Kathmandu a part of Shivapuri National Park. Its takes about 20 min car drive to arrival at the entry gate and then 2 and half hours of walking up to the hill about 5 km. The Najarjun Hike is also known as Kathmandu Hiking, and the trail is quite a steep climb about 754 m.

You can start your Kathmandu hikes from the Gate of Nagarjuna near Balaju Bypass. The etymology for its name being Nagarjun is based in a mythological claim that it’s the location where Acharya  Nagarjun has meditated. Nagarjun Hill is also described as Vindya Mountain in literatures. 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 view point (2128m) are the main points of attractions of Nagarjun Hike. Jamacho view point is famous for its setting from where spectacular Himalayan scenery Mt. Dhaulagiri from far west to Khumbu Himalaya Range including Mt. Everest can be captured in mind. 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, Swyambhu hill, and Nuwakot with Buddhist shrines and monasteries in their setting.

Kathmandu Hiking is a significant place to visit for the short term visitor 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 this hike perfectly to give you a glimpse of nature with saintly peace of mind near Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Drive Kathmandu to Balaju Bypass -20 Minutes and Hike to Nagarjun (Jamacho) (2128m) -2 to 2 ½ hours

Cost Include

  • All meal, entry fee during  trip.
  • Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Balaju,and back to Kathmandu private car/ van.
  • English speaking friendly Guide and helpful strong porter and their lodging and food.
  • Insurances for Guides and Porters.
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.
  • Medical Kit Bag during the trek.

Cost Exclude

  • Cold drinks; coke, fanta, sprite, and mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, beer and bar bills.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance.
  • Souvenir or other expenses during the trekking.
  • Personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.        

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Day 01 : Drive Kathmandu to Balaju Bypass -20 Minutes and Hike to Nagarjun (Jamacho) (2128m) -2 to 2 ½ hoursWe drive from Kathmandu to Balaju Bypas (Raniban Gate) for about 20 Minutes and start our hiking through the dense forest, observing the sights of Beautiful Snow Capped Paniramic Mountain Vista with rice terraces on its lap, and scattered with Nepalese rural Villages. Looking to the right, you have a vast view of the entire Kathmandu Valley. When you get to the Jamacho view point after 2 and half hours hiking you will have a view of spectacular Himalayan scenery including Mt. Dhaulagiri from far west to Khumbu Himalaya Range, and including Mt. Everest. Amazing Himalayan scenes of Jugal, Ganesh Himal with Langtang region can be viewed from here, and the view of the Kathmandu valley is incredible. After having a pack lunch at the view point, you will hike back to Balaju and drive back to Hotel for overnight stay.

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

For more details please visit Nepal Travel Tips.

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