Grade

Easy

Geography

Forested Hill

Location

Kathmandu

Max altitude

2128m

Religions

Buddhist/Hindu

Ethnic People

Brahmin/Chhetri

Accommodation

Hotel

Transportation

Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Minimum Pax

2pax

$155 $99

Nagarjun Jamacho Hike

Nagarjun Jamacho Hike is a quick and peaceful escape from the hustle of the Kathmandu City.  The hill of Nagarjun and the Jamacho Monastery at the top hold historical, cultural and religious significance. The best hike in Nepal is considered as the Nagarjun Jamacho Hike. The hill holds great significance for both Buddhists and Hindus, described in ancient scriptures as one of the Vindhya Mountains. Once you get to the top, you will come to see why the location is much revered by pilgrims and hikers alike.

 

Nagarjun Jamacho Trip Highlights

  • Stunning view of the Kathmandu valley with Mountains in the backdrop
  • An exciting and peaceful hike through forested hills
  • Pleasant and easily accessible hiking destination
  • Visit the Jamacho Monastery and get insight on the legend behind its origin

 

Nagarjun Jamacho Hike Overview

Your trip begins with a 15-minute drive from Thamel, up north to Phulbari Gate. The hike begins from the gate and immediately offers a grand display of the serene forests accompanied by the chirping of a variety of birds. You hike up through paved steps and trails set on dirt. As you climb up, the backdrop of the valley seems more glamorous. Covered by thick forests and well-preserved wildlife, the hike explores a part of the Shivapuri Nagarjuna National Park.

There are many stops along the way which can cater to minor refreshment needs. You will end the hike at Jamacho Monastery which lies atop the hill. Rest and refresh a while before heading back to the Phulbari Gate. From the top, you will look down on a colorful sea of houses, laid in an uneven green canvas.

On a clear day your sights will also be graced by the Himalayas in the distance such as the Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, and Dorje Lakpa ranges. You can spend the evening exploring around Thamel, or pick a nice place enjoy dinner to reward yourself for your wonderful hike. Usually, every season is great but monsoon season can require you to wear raincoats and boots to match the weather for Nagarjun Jamacho Hike.

Nepal Treks is the best partner to aid you on day trips such as the Nagarjun Jamacho Hike. We are experts in providing our guests with short and sweet experiences around Nepal. Our experience and prowess will ensure the best possible trip for you.

 

 

  • Category
  • Location
  • Grade
  • Days
    1
  • Geography
    Forested Hill
  • Location
    Kathmandu
  • Max altitude
    2128m
  • Religions
    Buddhist/Hindu
  • Ethnic People
    Brahmin/Chhetri
  • Accommodation
    Hotel
  • Transportation
    Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Minimum Pax
    2pax
Morning
Drive from Thamel to Nagarjun, [Phulbari Gate]
You will leave the colorful and hustling noise of Thamel venturing into the Nepali Roads. After a short ride, we arrive at Phulbari Gate. You will begin the hike once you obtain the permits to enter the national park.
Afternoon
Start walking from Phulbari Gate to Jamacho Hill and back to Phulbari gate in evening
The Hike up to Jamacho is not tough and we don't face a strict time constraint. Along the hike, be sure to take it easy and soak in the surrounding wildlife and fauna as much as possible. The view atop from Jamacho allows you to gaze on the very city you came from. You can even relish the views of the Himalayas in the distant horizon looming over the lush hills. After you explore the monastery and its vicinity, you return to Phulbari Gate along the descending trail. A short drive will bring you back to the Thamel.


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