Nagarjuna Hill Hiking - 1 Day

Duration1 Days
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude2095 M
ActivitiesDay Trips
Group Size2
Best TimeRound of the year

Escape the chaos of city life and immerse yourself in nature with a day hiking adventure to Nagarjuna Hill, also known as Jamacho, near Kathmandu, Nepal. This tranquil hill offers a serene retreat filled with lush forests, stunning views, and cultural treasures waiting to be discovered.

Your journey begins with an early morning departure from Kathmandu, where transportation will whisk you away to the starting point of the hike. As you ascend the hill, breathe in the fresh mountain air and listen to the soothing sounds of nature surrounding you. Nagarjuna Hill boasts dense forests teeming with diverse flora and fauna, including pine, oak and rhododendron trees. Keep your eyes peeled for colorful butterflies, chirping birds and other wildlife as you make your way through this natural paradise.

Upon reaching the summit of Nagarjuna Hill, prepare to be captivated by panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley below. On clear days, you might even catch a glimpse of the majestic snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas in the distance, providing a breathtaking backdrop to your adventure. But Nagarjuna Hill isn't just about the scenery – it's also steeped in cultural significance. Along the way, you'll encounter ancient Buddhist stupas and meditation caves, offering a glimpse into Nepal's rich spiritual heritage. Take a moment to explore these sacred sites and soak in the peaceful atmosphere that surrounds them.

Whether you're an experienced hiker or a beginner, Nagarjuna Hill offers something for everyone. It's the perfect place to reconnect with nature, rejuvenate your mind and body, and create unforgettable memories amidst the beauty of Nepal's outdoors.

So, lace up your hiking boots, pack your sense of adventure, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to Nagarjuna Hill – where every step brings you closer to nature's wonders.


  • Panoramic Views: Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding hills from the summit of Nagarjuna Hill. On clear days, you can even catch glimpses of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, providing a stunning backdrop to your hike.
  • Tranquil Environment: Immerse yourself in the serene natural surroundings of Nagarjuna Hill, where lush forests, chirping birds, and rustling leaves create a peaceful ambiance. The tranquil atmosphere offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
  • Cultural Landmarks: Explore ancient Buddhist stupas and meditation caves scattered throughout Nagarjuna Hill, offering insights into Nepal's rich spiritual heritage. These cultural landmarks add depth and significance to your hiking experience, providing opportunities for reflection and contemplation.
  • Diverse Flora and Fauna: Traverse through dense forests filled with diverse flora and fauna, including pine, oak, and rhododendron trees. Keep an eye out for colorful butterflies, singing birds, and other wildlife that call Nagarjuna Hill home, adding to the natural beauty of the surroundings.
  • Adventure and Exploration: Embark on an adventure-filled hike through Nagarjuna Hill's scenic trails, which offer opportunities for exploration and discovery at every turn. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a novice adventurer, Nagarjuna Hill promises an unforgettable experience filled with natural wonders and memorable moments.
Trip PlanExpand all

6:00 AM: Departure from Kathmandu

Start your day early with a departure from Kathmandu. Arrange for transportation to take you to the trailhead of Nagarjuna Hill, located approximately 15 kilometers from the city center.

7:00 AM: Arrival at Trailhead

Reach the starting point of the hike at the base of Nagarjuna Hill. Take some time to prepare your hiking gear, apply sunscreen, and ensure you have enough water and snacks for the journey ahead.

7:30 AM: Start of the Hike

Begin your ascent of Nagarjuna Hill, following the well-marked hiking trails that wind through dense forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron. Enjoy the refreshing sights and sounds of nature as you trek along the scenic route.

10:00 AM: Midway Break

Take a break midway through the hike to rest and refuel. Find a picturesque spot along the trail to enjoy a packed breakfast amidst nature, surrounded by the tranquility of Nagarjuna Hill.

11:00 AM: Continue Hiking

Resume your hike towards the summit of Nagarjuna Hill. As you ascend, keep an eye out for colorful butterflies, singing birds, and other wildlife that inhabit the area. Take your time to soak in the natural beauty of the surroundings and pace yourself according to your fitness level.

1:00 PM: Summit of Nagarjuna Hill

Reach the summit of Nagarjuna Hill and celebrate your achievement. Take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley below and the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas in the distance. Spend some time relaxing and enjoying the serene ambiance of the summit before beginning your descent.

2:00 PM: Descent from Summit

Begin your descent from the summit of Nagarjuna Hill, retracing your steps along the hiking trail back to the trailhead. Enjoy the downhill trek and take advantage of the opportunity to appreciate the scenery from a different perspective.

4:00 PM: Return to Trailhead

Arrive back at the trailhead of Nagarjuna Hill, completing your day hiking adventure. Take a moment to rest and reflect on the experiences of the day before preparing for the journey back to Kathmandu.

5:00 PM: Departure for Kathmandu

Board your transportation and embark on the journey back to Kathmandu, reminiscing about the stunning landscapes, cultural encounters, and sense of accomplishment gained from your Nagarjuna Hill hike.

6:00 PM: Arrival in Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu and conclude your day hiking trip. Reflect on the memories made and the beauty of Nepal's natural landscapes as you prepare to rest and recharge after an unforgettable adventure.

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Cost Details
  • Transportation: Transportation from Kathmandu to the trailhead of Nagarjuna Hill and back to Kathmandu at the end of the day is included.
  • Guide: A knowledgeable guide to lead the hike and provide insights into the surroundings and hiking trail.
  • Breakfast: Enjoy a packed Lunch during the midway break along the hiking trail, allowing you to refuel and recharge.
  • Assistance: Assistance with preparing for the hike, including ensuring readiness with hiking gear and providing information about the route and safety precautions.
  • Permits: National park ang hiking permits
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred during the hike, such as additional meals, snacks, or souvenirs, are not included.
  • Hiking Gear: Participants are responsible for bringing their own hiking gear, including appropriate clothing, footwear, sunscreen, and any other personal items.
  • Tips: Tips or gratuities for the guide and any other service providers are not included and are at the discretion of the participants.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance coverage for unforeseen circumstances such as medical emergencies, trip cancellations, or lost luggage is not included and should be arranged separately.
  • Any other expenses not specifically mentioned as included.