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1 day
Availability : October through May
Kathmandu
Min Age : 6+
Home ยป Holiday Packages ยป Nagarjun Hill Day Hike: Journey to Nature’s Serene Balcony

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Nagarjun Hill Day Hike:ย “A Day Amidst Nature’s Wonders” offers adventurers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. This day-long excursion meanders through lush forest trails, home to diverse birdlife and vibrant flora. As hikers ascend, the path unveils panoramic vistas of the Kathmandu Valley, crowned by the serenity of the Jamacho Monastery. It’s a rejuvenating blend of nature, spirituality, and awe-inspiring views, making it a must-experience journey for every nature lover.

Program Details:

7:00 AM: Gather and Prep

  • Assemble at a predetermined location in Kathmandu.
  • Brief orientation on the day’s itinerary, hiking dos and don’ts, and a quick warm-up.

7:30 AM: Departure for Nagarjun Forest Reserve

  • A scenic drive through Kathmandu, getting glimpses of the city waking up.

8:00 AM: Hike Commences

  • Begin the ascent from the base of Nagarjun Hill.
  • Traverse through the lush forests, enjoying the serenity and birds chirping.

9:30 AM: Midway Break

  • A short rest to hydrate and enjoy some light snacks.
  • Opportunity for birdwatching and photography.

11:00 AM: Arrival at Nagarjun Hilltop and Exploration

  • Reach the summit and soak in panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley and distant mountain peaks.
  • Visit the Jamacho Monastery to understand its historical and spiritual significance.
  • Engage with the monks and partake in a short meditation session.

12:30 PM: Lunch

  • Enjoy a packed picnic lunch amidst nature, or opt for a local eatery at the base.

1:30 PM: Descend Back

  • Begin the return hike, taking a different trailhead through a bumpy road to experience varied vistas.

3:00 PM: Arrival at Base and refreshments

  • Reflect on the journey with some local refreshments.

4:00 PM: Return Drive to Kathmandu

  • Head back to the city, cherishing memories of the day.
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Hotel Kathmandu Suite Home or nearby hotel

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Price Includes

  • Transportation to and from Nagarjun Forest Reserve.
  • Professional English-speaking guide familiar with the area.
  • Entrance fees to Nagarjun Forest Reserve.
  • Light snacks and bottled water.
  • Packed Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Personal hiking gear and equipment.
  • Any personal expenses or purchases.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Travel insurance.

Complementaries

  • Trip completion certificate
  • Nepal Hiking T-Shirt

๐Ÿ” Trip Highlights:

  • Lush Forest Trails:Wander through the verdant paths of the Nagarjun Forest Reserve, an oasis of green teeming with diverse flora and fauna.
  • Panoramic Vistas:Upon reaching the viewpoint, be rewarded with breathtaking views of Kathmandu Valley, set against a backdrop of majestic Himalayan peaks.
  • Jamacho Monastery:Discover the tranquility of this historic monastery perched atop the hill, a spiritual haven that adds depth to the hiking experience.
  • Birdwatching Opportunities:The forest reserve is home to various bird species, making it a delightful spot for bird enthusiasts.
  • Rich Biodiversity: Apart from birds, keep an eye out for local wildlife, from playful monkeys to the elusive deer, as you traverse the trail.
  • Eco-Friendly Adventure:The hike promotes responsible tourism, ensuring minimal environmental impact while providing an authentic experience.
  • Rejuvenating Experience:A perfect blend of physical activity, nature immersion, and spiritual reflection, the hike is a refreshing break from urban life.
  • Cultural Insights: Interact with local monks at the monastery and learn about their way of life, beliefs, and practices.

๐ŸŒ„ Day Itinerary

Nagarjun Day Hiking

7:00 AM: Assemble and Briefing

  • Gather at the designated meeting point in Kathmandu.
  • A short briefing about the day’s activities, trail specifics, and hiking etiquette.

7:30 AM: Set Out for Nagarjun Forest Reserve

  • Depart from Kathmandu, driving through the awakening city towards the base of Nagarjun Hill.

8:00 AM: Commencement of Hike

  • Begin the upward journey, walking through dense green forests and listening to the morning melodies of birds.

9:30 AM: Mid-Hike Recess

  • A brief halt to hydrate, snack, and indulge in birdwatching or photography.

11:00 AM: Summit and Exploration

  • Reach the peak to witness spectacular views of the Kathmandu Valley framed by distant Himalayan ranges.
  • Explore the serene Jamacho Monastery, delving into its spiritual aura.
  • Spend time with resident monks, understanding their daily rituals and practices.

12:30 PM: Lunch Break

  • Relish a picnic lunch amidst the natural splendour, or choose a local eatery at the foot of the hill.

1:30 PM: Begin Descent

  • Start the return journey, selecting an alternate trail for a fresh perspective.

3:00 PM: Arrival at Trailhead & Refreshments

  • On reaching the base, enjoy local refreshments while sharing experiences of the hike.

4:00 PM: Drive Back to Kathmandu

  • A relaxed drive back to the capital, reminiscing about the day’s adventures.

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