Nagarjuna Hill Hiking

Price

USD 70

Trip Duration

1 Day

Trip Grade

Easy/Moderate

Highest Altitude

2128m

Transportation

Car/Van

Group Size

1-20

Best Season

All around the year

Nagarjuna Hill Hiking Introduction

Nagarjuna Hill hiking is a day Hike and one of the finest hiking destinations near Kathmandu Valley. Nagarjuna Hill (2,128m) is located about 8km west of the main city of Kathmandu (Thamel). The hill is famous for its location and the influential Buddhist stupa at its crown. The glowing view of the Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang ranges is another major attraction of the trip. The hill is accessible by motor road as well which takes about 45 minutes. By foot/hike, about 5 km of the trail can be covered in approx. 2 hours.

The hiking trip starts with a 10-15 minute’ drive from your accommodation in Thamel to Balaju Fulbari Gate (gateway to the Nagarjuna Hill). From Fulbari Gate, we begin our hike and it takes approximately 2 hours to reach the top. At the very lower top of the hill, there is a summer palace of a former king. You will continue your hike towards the top through steps, jungle & some hide-and-seek views of Kathmandu Valley. Your hike is also facilitated with a great variety of flora and fauna. Arrive at the top to have a rewarding view of Kathmandu Valley & the Himalayas. Visit the beautiful Buddhist monasteries & take wonderful pictures of prayer flags & surroundings before you hike down the same way.

Highlights

  • Hiking in Nagarjun National Park
  • Visit Jamacho Monastery
  • Hiking through dense forest with flora & fauna
  • Rewarding view of Kathmandu valley, Himalayas & surroundings

Outline Itinerary

  • Nagarjuna Day Hiking

Detailed Itinerary

Nagarjuna Day Hiking

The Nagarjuna Day Hiking is a day Hike and one of the finest hiking destinations near Kathmandu Valley. Nagarjuna Hill (2,128m) is located about 8km west of the main city of Kathmandu (Thamel). The hill is famous for its location and the influential Buddhist stupa at its crown. The glowing view of the Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang ranges is another major attraction of the trip. The hill is accessible by motor road as well which takes about 45 minutes. By foot/hike, about 5 km of the trail can be covered in approx. 2 hours.

The hiking trip starts with a 10-15 minutes drive from your accommodation in Thamel to Balaju (gateway to the Nagarjuna Hill). Balaju has a beautiful park called ’22 Tap Park’. These 22 taps are considered holy taps, so they carry great auspicious value. From Fulbari Gate, we begin our hike and it takes approximately 2 hours to reach the top. At the very lower top of the hill, there is a summer palace of a former king. You will continue your hike towards the top through steps, jungle & some hide-and-seek views of Kathmandu Valley. Your hike is also facilitated with a great variety of flora and fauna. Arrive at the top to have a rewarding view of Kathmandu Valley & the Himalayas. Visit the beautiful Buddhist monasteries & take wonderful pictures of prayer flags & surroundings before you hike down the same way.

Includes

  • Private Transportation
  • Pick Ups & Drops before & after the Hike
  • Entry fee for National Park
  • One Professional Hiking Guide
  • Wonderful hiking trip
  • Monastery visit at the top

Excludes

  • Food & drinks
  • Tips for Guide (Expected)
  • Insurance

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Nagarjuna day hike?
The Nagarjuna day hike is a guided trekking experience that takes you from Kathmandu to the Nagarjuna hill, offering breathtaking views of the Kathmandu Valley and surrounding mountains.
How long does the hike last?
The hike typically lasts around 6-7 hours, including transportation to and from Kathmandu. It's a moderate-level trek suitable for beginners and experienced hikers alike.
What is included in the Nagarjuna day hike package?
The package includes transportation to and from your hotel in Kathmandu, experienced local guides, entrance fees to the Nagarjuna Conservation Area, and lunch during the hike.
What should I bring for the hike?
We recommend bringing sturdy hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a water bottle, and a camera to capture the stunning views along the trail. It's also advisable to carry some snacks for energy during the hike.
Is transportation provided?
Yes, transportation from your hotel in Kathmandu to the starting point of the hike and back is included in the package. Our experienced driver will ensure a safe and comfortable journey.
Is the hike suitable for beginners?
Yes, the Nagarjuna day hike is suitable for beginners with a reasonable level of fitness. The trail is moderately challenging with some uphill sections, but our experienced guides will provide assistance and support along the way.
Are there restroom facilities along the trail?
There are limited restroom facilities along the trail, mainly at the starting point and endpoint of the hike. We recommend using the restroom before starting the hike and being prepared for rustic conditions along the trail.
Can I customize the hike itinerary?
While the standard itinerary covers the main trail to Nagarjuna hill, we can customize the hike itinerary based on your preferences and fitness level. Please inform us in advance if you have any specific requests.
What is your cancellation policy?
Our cancellation policy varies depending on the circumstances. Please refer to our terms and conditions for detailed information regarding cancellations and refunds.
Is the hike safe?
Yes, the Nagarjuna day hike is generally safe when undertaken with experienced guides and proper preparation. Our guides are trained in first aid and familiar with the trail conditions to ensure your safety throughout the hike.

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