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Namobuddha Hiking

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  • Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal


The Namo Buddha Hiking route, at an altitude of 2565m, takes you through the villages of Banepa and Panauti, which is a one hour drive from Kathmandu. The area is renowned for its well-preserved culture and traditions.

The hike takes you through beautiful Rhododendron forests and offers views of sacred and ancient temples and monasteries, including the Namo Buddha Stupa, Indreshwar Mahadev Temple, and the Brahmayani Temple. The peaceful environment is punctuated by colorful prayer flags, adding to the spiritual atmosphere of the hike. The trail also offers views of the snow-capped Himalayas, making it a perfect destination for nature and culture enthusiasts alike.

Namobuddha is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage which lies about 38 kilometers east of Kathmandu. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site which signifies the place where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered himself to a starving Tigress with its several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a very nice stone slab and depicted right next to a holy Stupa.

Trip highlights

  • Magnificent Himalayan views of Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Rolwaling Himalayan range, etc.
  • Hike to Namobuddha monastery via thousand steps.
  • Namobuddha Monastery (Thrangu Tashi Yangtse - a Karma Kagyu tradition Tibetan Buddhist monastery).
  • 360 degree view form Kali Mandir and Namobuddha monastery.
  • The ancient Newari town of Panauti.
  • Dhulikhel, the best viewpoints of the Kavre district.
  • Beautiful Dhulikhel settlement.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Dhulikhel 30 km and Hike to Namo Buddha (1750 m.) 4 hours hike

After your breakfast at the hotel, we pick up around 8 am then one hour transfer to Dhulikhel village. This is a typical Newari town on the hillside of Nepal where we start to hike to Kali Temple about a 20 minutes hike through dense forest. Following the easy steps, you reach the Kali Temple and selfie stone where you can observe the wonderful view of Hills and Snow mountains. Then start hiking about 4 hours to Namo Buddha via seeing the Nepali typical village, their culture and experience the local style. You can have a local lunch at a tea shop and experience how Nepali typical food is? Visit the Namo Buddha, one of the popular Buddhist pilgrimages and 3 largest in the Kathmandu valley rim. Enjoy seeing the Namo Buddha stupa, massif construction of monastery and view of Hilly region. It gives you pure air and peace in your mind. Explore around the areas and return to Kathmandu by private vehicle.

  • Trip facts

  • Trip duration : 1 day
  • Grade : Soft adventure
  • Activity : Hiking
  • Starts in : Kathmandu
  • End in : Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude : 1750 m

Cost Includes

  • All land transfers
  • A Trek Guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry permit for National Park / Conservation Area
  • First aid kit

Cost Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages etc.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips.
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.

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