Namobuddha Day Hike

Day Hike

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USD $ 90 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Max. Altitude

    Namo Buddha 1750 m

  • Difficulty

    easy

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private Drive

  • Region/Type

    Day Hike Around In Kathmandu
  • Best Season:

    • All Year Round

Namo Buddha Day Hiking is one of the famous and loved day hiking trips in Nepal. It is an excellent opportunity to get a glimpse of vast Nepali cultures, religions, and landscapes.

The major highlight of the Namobuddha day hiking is the monastery of Namobuddha which is also called Thrangu Tashi Yangtse. It is a Karma Kagyu traditional Tibetan Buddhist monastery known for its history and serves as a school for novice monks of all ages. Legends state that a prince named Mahasattva (7th reincarnation of Lord Buddha) offered himself to starving Tigress and its several under feed cubs. This episode is depicted in a very nice stone slab and is placed right next to the stupa. 

The Namobuddha monastery is positioned atop a hill at an altitude of 1750 meters with 360-degree views of the valley below, making it a popular day trip for both local and foreign visitors. On a clear day, the visitors can get spectacular views of many snow-capped Himalayan peaks from the Langtang and Gaurishanker Himalayan Ranges. 

Along with a beautiful Buddhist pilgrim site of great religious significance, this day-long journey also captures the historic and ancient towns, the locals, and their traditional way of life, lush forests, verdant farms, and terrific landscape.  

The ancient Newari towns of Dhulikhel and Panauti are worth exploring when traveling to this area. 

Our hiking start-point, Dhulikhel, is a place of spectacular beauty situated 30 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu in the Kavre Palanchowk district. The area is famous among locals for picnics and short hikes because of its natural beauty and ancient traditions. The town is equally rich in landscapes and gorgeous natural views, and also in the cultural aspects of the traditional residents. Many Hindu temples may be found in the neighborhood, adding to the area’s cultural legacy.

The list of cultural monuments that one can visit to have a fantastic feel of the culture in Dhulikhel includes Shiva Temple, Kali Temple, Ganesh Temple, Chandeshwori Temple, Gita Temple, and Bhagwati Shiva Temple. On a clear day, the Himalayan ranges can be seen from the twin crests of Mt. Langtang in the west to Mt. Everest in the east. 

Panauti is another wonderful place that will be our ending point for this hiking. The townhouses a series of temples such as that are worth visiting such as Indreswari Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, Pashupati Temple, Tola Narayan Temple along with Panauti Museum and Panauti Durbar Square complex. 

Namobuddha Day Hike Highlights

  • Namobuddha Monastery (Thrangu Tashi Yangtse - a Karma Kagyu tradition Tibetan Buddhist monastery)
  • Panoramic Himalayan views of Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Rolwaling Himalayan range, etc. 
  • The ancient Newari town of Panauti
  • Beautiful Dhulikhel settlement
  • Picturesque terraced fields

 

Itinerary in Details

Drive to Dhulikhel & Hike to Namo-Buddha

We will pick you up at your hotel around 7/9 am in the morning and drive for an hour to Dhulikhel, where the hike will begin. 

The hiking trail from Dhulikhel goes through the jungle and other smaller settlements. We will reach the monastery, eat our lunch, and explore the surroundings. 

After that, we will hike down to Panauti, another typical ancient Newari town. We will travel through the forest and through the magnificent rice fields. After spending some time touring the area, we will return to Kathmandu before the sunsets. 

Note: You can either return to Kathmandu by the end of the day or stay in the monastery guest house for the night or at Panauti Village.

Includes

  • Private Transportation (Kathmandu-Budhanilkantha-Kathmandu)
  • Guide
  • Monument entry fees as per itinerary
  • Mineral water during the tour
  • Lunch during the hike

Excludes

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Personal expenses, Tips and etc.
  • Hiking gear
  • Travel, Medical insurance, and first aid kit
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion

 

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Meals

For the day hikes packed lunch with a cup of tea is included within the cost.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

Reviews

Vivian

Australia

Namobuddha Valley & Monastery

My husband & I and a friend we made on a G Adventures tour from India to Nepal did the day trip from Kathmandu to Namobuddha Valley with guide Sujan.
We had experienced some wonderful sites throughout India & Nepal and this day trip was a fantastic way to end our holiday in Nepal.
Sujan & the driver met us promptly at our hotel in a nice air conditioned four wheel drive.
Sujan spoke excellent English, he was very friendly & informative. He had bottled water & tadt apples for us. He was from the Namobuddha Valley so he knew the area very well & we had a beautiful lunch in a small restaurant with amazing views cooked by his aunts.
The views were spectacular. We were blessed with a clear day.
The monastery was beautiful.
The driver was very safe, made sure we were comfortable with the air conditioning & took a great detour home (after checking eith us) to avert traffic.
The company has other tours. I would use them again. Sujan told us of homestay trips which we are keen to try.

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