• Hike Duration
    1 Day – 8 Hours
  • Transport
    Private Vehicle
  • Max Altitude
    2128 Meters
  • Trekkers Numbers
    1-18 but Flexible
  • Best Time of Year
    Spring and Autumn
  • Hike Difficulty
  • Price: 85 or + –

Overview of the Nearest Hike from Kathmandu

Nagarjun day hiking is one of the best hiking destinations around the Kathmandu valley. Located very near to the touristic area Thamel. Nagarjun hiking is very good for travellers who have a very short period of holiday but want to enjoy nature. Hiking to the Nargarjun offers a magnificent view of the city as well as the Langtang Himalayan range if the weather is very good. Jamacho Gumba is on the top of Nagarjun hill on the elevation of 2150 Meter which is also another attraction of the Nagarjun Day Hiking. Nagarjun Hiking route is in the middle of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. The National park names are from the two famous hills (Shivapuri and Nagarjun). Which is just above the Balaju and starts from fulbari gate. The national itself an amazing place for flora and fauna.

Jamacho Monastery is also known as Jamacho Gumba viewpoint (2128m) offers the best view of Kathmandu city and northern Himalayan range Langtang. You can have a magnificent view of the Himalayas as well as the very far distance from Kathmandu city. Passing through the dense forest which is full of oak, bamboo, Rhododendron, pine and some typical plants it. Several wholes you can see on the way to Nagarjun Hill which is made by wild boar in search of their foods. They usually eat the insects that find inside the lands. The colourful prayer flags on the way beautiful to see as well.

We may not see the animals while hiking to Nagarjun Hill station but this is home to several species of mammals like Himalayan black bear, leopard, jungle cats, and Rhesus monkey. This park does not only have 177 species of birds, around 9 endangered species, 102 species of butterflies with a number of rare and endangered species. The national park also very important for Kathmandu citizen because of the drinking water. The locals also hike here to spent a beautiful time on the top of Nagarjun hill. The monastery is also nice to look where there is also a small view tower to look around the clock. The freshness you will feel here is just amazing. Nagarjun day hiking might be your good day hiking tour in Kathmandu.

Nagarjun Day Hiking highlights

Nagarjun Day Hiking highlights includes the following things that you will experience while you are doing the Nagarjun Hiking

  • Beautiful walk to the National park
  • Stunning view of Kathmandu city as well as the surrounding hills around the Kathmandu valley.
  • The monastery on the top and surroundings view of Kathmandu.
  • Pleasurable walk in to Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park.
  • Magnificent views of forest and city

Nagarjun hiking route

nagarjun hiking route is very easy to follow and there is only one way to get to the top of Nagarjun. the trails are well marked and stoned paved in many places. There are clear signs on the Nagarjun Hiking route. The route starts from Fulbari gates and ends there in the same place. the trails go all the way up to the top of Nagarjun Hills

Duration:1 Days Hike, 6-7 hours
Max. elevation:2150 Meters
StartFulbari Gate
Nagarjun hiking routebalaju, Fulbari Gate, Nagarjun Shivapuri National park, Jamacho Monastry, Fulbari Gate, Balaju
Difficulty:Easy, 4-5 Hours accent walk on forest
Best Time to HikeSpring and Autumn Season, you can also hike on winter season too
Permits:Nagarjun Shivapuri National park permits
AccommodationTea House

Nagarjun day hiking for Nepali

Nagarjun day hiking is the best hiking trip for Nepali Hikers. People who would like to have a joyful day hike can go to Nagarjun Day Hike because this is very near to Kathmandu and can be done within a 6-7 hours period. You can go with your friends and family there to enjoy nature and the forest walk. If the day is clear then you can see some mountain range of the Langtang Himalayan range. On other days you just see Kathmandu valley. The trails are well marked but, be careful with the Wild boar and other animals. If you see the monkey in the trails do not disturb them because it is against the National park law and you may be charged a fine if the soldiers catch you.

What to bring on Hike

Enough water to drink, Some foods or dry fruits if you want. The other dry items you can buy in the yard of Jamacho Monastery. Try to bring back all the waste that you brought there.

Nagarjun Day Hiking itinerary

Driving Duration: 30 Minutes
Hiking Duration: 4-5 Hours

Early in the morning, we pick up you from the hotel. As we start our driving to Fulbari gate we reach there in 30 minutes. We need to take the national park permits here. After heaving permits now we take the accent trail which is full of stairs. The trails go to very steep until there is an open ground appears. It takes around 30 minutes by walk to the open area. From here we can see the Jamacho top. Now the trail is easier and less steep. The trails are full of the whole which is made by the wild boar. The stunning and different view of the forest takes out your tiredness away, As you get closer more cold weather you will feel. The Jamacho Is on the top which is also known as a Nagarjun hill. You can spend some time here looking at the forest and Kathmandu city. After heaving sometimes here we can go to the Fulbari Gate which takes about 1 hour and 30 Minutes.

Nagarjun Day Hiking cost includes

  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local tour guide
  • Private vehicle, jeep transportation, pick up from hotel then at the end drop to hotel
  • Bottle of Water
  • Transportation from Bhanjyang to Kathmandu

Cost excludes

  • Shivapuri National park fees
  • Food during the hike
  • Personal hiking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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