Nagarjun hill day hiking is a short hike which goes to the top of Nagarjun hill. This short hike is like a piece of cake so you don’t have to worry about difficulty. The journey takes 5/6 hrs leaving from Thamel until arrive back. This hike offers Bird eye view of Kathmandu valley, Himalayan panoramic view, walk through a lush green forest, amazing flora-fauna, and Jamcho Gumba visit.
The name Nagarjun was derived from the name of Buddhist saint Nagarjuna who came inside the Nagarjun forest, meditated for several years and got enlightened. This holy and sacred hill is located in the North West part of Kathmandu valley. This forest was preserved by Nepali government and called Nagarjun forest reserve. Later the forest was combined as part of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Many different animals including wild boar, cat tiger, fox, and monkey are found inside whereas the dense forest is famous for the flora. And also, many different kinds of subtropical floras including some herbal plant having great ayurvedic value can be found here.
The hike goes slightly uphill towards the top where there is a monastery Jamacho Gumba. During the hike we pass through several caves and shrines, we could see some wild animal like wild boar, monkey and many varieties of birds thus this place could be heaven for bird watchers.
This hike is one of the easiest hikes near Kathmandu and any physical fitness people can hike this. This is the perfect location for hiking from Kathmandu which can take you away from crowd within thirty minutes. Don’t forget to verify your checklist before you depart.
01) Birdseye view of Kathmandu valley
02) Buddhist Pilgrim site
03) Best hike through a lush green forest
04) Cave exploration during hike
05) Panoramic Himalayan view from the top
06) Bird watchers paradise
08:30 AM Drive to Nagarjuna fulbari Gate/ 15min drive from Thamel
09:00 AM Start to Hike
12:00 PM Launch in the forest
01:00 PM Explore Hill top & visit Jamacho Gumba
03:30 PM Return to Nagarjuna Fulbari gate & Drive back to your destination.