Nagarjun Jamacho Hike

Trip Highlights

  • A scenic hike through the forested trail of Nagarjun Hill.
  • Enjoy the majestic panorama of Everest, Jugal, and Langtang massif from Jamacho monastery.
  • Explore the religious site of Jamacho Monastery atop the hill.
  • A lavish welcome dinner in one of the finest diners in Kathmandu

Trip Overview

Nagarjun Jamacho Hike around Kathmandu valley

Nagarjun Jamacho Hike amidst the natural settings inside Nagarjun Forest Reserve in Kathmandu valley is an adventure-filled journey through the lush green forests of Nagarjun Hills toward the picturesque Buddhist monastery of Jamacho located atop the hill. The name ‘Nagarjun’ is derived from the Hindu sage Nagarjun who resided in a cave on the hill to meditate. Such ancient roots and  Shivapuri hiking through serene trails in the divine lands offer not just a religious insight but a naturally wondrous trip as well.

Nagarjun Jamacho Hike begins upon your arrival at Kathmandu. You’ll be welcomed with a lavish welcome dinner in the evening. The next day, you’ll embark on a short journey towards the foothills of Nagarjun hill located in the northwest corner of Kathmandu valley. After a brief rest, you’ll start ascending the hill through Phulbari Gate.

You’ll walk the 5km stretch of trail through the lush green forest of Nagarjun hill.  While enjoying the relaxing view of the ridges, mountains, and city-scape. You’ll reach the top in around 3 hours. Once at the top, you’ll explore the Jamacho Monastery (2128m) and enjoy the panorama of Everest (8848m), Ganesh, and Langtang Himal ranges. The Jamacho is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists for its religious significance to both religions.

The residence of the last monarch of Nepal also lies inside the Nagarjun Forest Reserve. A sprawling forest reserve, Nagarjun extended as a section of Shivapuri National Park in 2009. You’ll retrace your path and hike down the same way through the forested trail to Phulbari Gate. It’ll be easier to hike down than to go up, hence you’ll complete the descent sooner.

Once at Phulbari Gate, you’ll embark on an awaiting car and head back to the hotel. You can hike Nagarjun Jamacho Hiking mostly during the spring (March-Jun) and autumns (Sep-Nov) seasons for better weather and visibility.

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Outline Itinerary

AM: Drive from Thamel to Nagarjun, [Phulbari Gate]

Itinerary

AM: Drive from Thamel to Nagarjun, [Phulbari Gate]

After early morning breakfast, you’ll embark on a brief road journey untilNagarjun. You’ll leave in a private car with a tour guide and drive all the way to the gateway of Nagarjun Hill. You’ll arrive at Phulbari Gate, the entry point of Nagarjun Forest Reserve. From here, you’ll begin hiking the forested trail of Nagarjun Hill.

AM: Start walking from Fulbari Gate to Jamacho Hill and back to Phulbari gate in the evening

You’ll begin hiking the forested trail of Nagarjun Forest Reserve. Popular for being the residence of the former Monarch of Nepal, Nagarjun Hill is a well-preserved pristine forest reserve inside Kathmandu. At the top, you’ll encounter a popular Buddhist shrine dedicated to the Saint Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche in Tibetan) or popularly known as Jamacho Monastery. The vantage point is famous for enjoying the spectacular Himalayan scene of Everest, Jugal, Ganesh, andLangtangmassif can be viewed from here. Later, you’ll head the same way back to Phulbari.

PM: Drive back to Thamel

Once at the Phulbari Gate, you’ll catch your commute back to the hotel. You’ll drive the same way back, almost 5.3km, to your hotel through Ring Road.

What's Include

  • Trekking Guide for Day Hiking
  • Private transport per Ace Vision Treks Itinerary

What's Exclude

Equipment Lists

Maps

FAQ

  • USD $80
  • Easy
  • 1 Day
  • 2128 Meters
  • Hotel & Tea House
  • All Around the Year

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