Panauti Namobuddha Day Hike is an excellent way to explore a holy site as well as explore a traditional village up-close to the southeast of Kathmandu city.
Panauti is a beautiful town located at Kavre district & the people here have been able to protect their traditional culture despite the fact that it is easily accessible, about an hour drive on a local bus from Kathmandu.
On this day hike, we get to observe the traditional lifestyle of Newar communities who mostly occupy the area. Apart from the Newars, other communities of Tamang, Magar and few Aryan communities have also made home to the area as well.
Cultivating potatoes, corn, and soybean are the daily routine of the household in this locality. It is worth noting that people make a special type of homemade liquor esp. the Tamang people; & you are very welcome to give it a try!
The most unique thing about this town is that people residing here strongly believe the town stands on one single rock and thus, is not affected by disasters like earthquakes. People here have preserved the culture and tradition in a very sensitive way.
Every 12 years, Panauti hosts a fair which is very famous by Panauti Mela. The ins and outs of the fair start in a temple and the devotees from almost every corner of the country come here to observe the festive environment.
All in all, Panauti is a very beautiful place to visit and look at the culture as well.
Namo Buddha, the name itself suggest something related to Lord Buddha. And, certainly, there is - a well preserved and beautiful monastery situated on a hilltop. The area is quite peaceful & you can even feel the positive vibes flowing all around the monastery. The surrounding is so peaceful and you are not allowed to make noises.
The monks here pray and chant Mantras and are fully devoted. It feels so reviving to see the monks chanting and devote themselves in full & if you listen carefully with closed eyes, you might get some kind of spark hit that fulfills the empty soul. Thus, NamoBuddha is a lovely place to visit.
You can take pictures outside the Gumba but inside the Monastery is strictly prohibited. Our hiking trail is surrounded by forest, on top of the hill and resents inners peace.
Why Panauti Namobuddha Day Hike
- Hike to the Traditional town.
- Visit a peaceful Monastery on the hilltop.
- Visit and explore Panauti village.
- Hiking trail passing through forests.