Nagarjuna Hiking
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Trip Overview

A refreshing day trip to the nearest hill of Kathmandu, Nagarjun Hill is truly an enchanting experience on your day off. You will be amazed at the panoramic views of the Himalayas surrounding the Kathmandu valley. Waking up in the Nagarjuna hills for about 5 km long leads you to Buddhist stupas and shrines. 


Nagarjuna Hiking provides you with a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the wilderness of the lush forest of Nagarjuna. You can also expect to see the colorful Himalayan Monal, great hornbill, black stork, and species of birds chirping in the jungle, followed by the whistling sound of the winds. 


Trip Itinerary

Day 01

Planning your day early to enjoy the fullest of Nagarjuna Hiking is highly recommended. One can take local transport to Bypass, Balaju, which marks the starting point of the day trip. From there, you will be guided to the Nagarjuna, via the byways of the jungle. 

As you venture North- West to the Nagarjuna, you will be directed towards a tranquil ambiance. The picturesque destination offers glimpses of Langtang, Ganesh, and Annapurna, making it an ideal place for natural beauty and indulging in recreational activities. 

You get to see the popular spot for hiking and meditation, Jamacho, which has a Buddhist stupa for relaxing and rejuvenating your soul. The natural landscape, offers a wildlife sanctuary, in a protected area, and you have more to explore and lead a memorable experience. A unique experience follows, as you gather and hike with your loved one, slowing down the pace of life, and slowly ascending toward your destination, Nagarjuna Hill. 

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What to Expect
  • Local transport
  • Trekking permit
  • Guide
  • Packed Lunch
Frequently asked questions

Inside the history, one of the respected Buddhist philosopher and meditator live in the hills of the Nagarjuna. 


Inside the history, one of the respected Buddhist philosopher and meditator live in the hills of the Nagarjuna. 


For hiking in the Nagarjuna hill, one needs to pay the applicable entry fee of Nagarjun National Park. i.e. Nepali rupees 100 per person for Nepali, 600 per person for SAARC nationals, and Nrs 1000 for other foreign nationals.

If you want to reach Jama Cho and hike the Nagarjuna trail, it is about 5 km long. It takes about 4 to 5 hours of walking to explore the wilderness in Nagarjuna Hiking. 


Nagarjuna Hiking is a moderately challenging and difficult route, while it is one of the nearest hikes to Kathmandu. One with a reasonable fitness level can conquer Nagarjuna Hiking with ease.

If you are looking forward to Nagarjuna hiking, you can pack your energy bars, snacks, and water bottle, and get an entry permit on your way.

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