Kathmandu valley

Trip Overview

Jamacho Monastery Day Hike is one of the best options for a short day hike from the Kathmandu valley. The monastery stands at an altitude of 2100m on Nagarjuna hill. The hiking trail goes through the Shivapuri National Park and is less crowded. On the top of the hill, there is a small stupa and a monastery. This monastery is one of the popular pilgrimage sites for Buddhists and Hindus. There are two rows of Buddhist gods and goddesses to the east of the Stupa. In the first row is Mahakala represented in a meditational pose together with the third Vasundhara. Likewise, the second row includes white Tara, Green Tara, and Vajrapani.

The hike begins from the Phulbari gate, near the Balaju bypass. It takes about three hours to reach Nagarjun hill. The trail goes along a well-developed path through the Shivapuri National Park and Nagarjuna forest reserve. The hike is entirely uphill through the thick rhododendron forest. If you are lucky and the weather is clear, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains around. Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Lirung, and Dorje Lakpa are the major mountain ranges that can be seen from the top.

Jamacho Monastery Day Hike

Trip Highlights

  • Hike through the Nagarjuna Forest Reserve.
  • Within easy reach from Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu valley
  • Stunning views of the Himalayas on clear days.
  • Visit the Buddhist shrine at Nagarjuna hill.

Trip Fact

  • TRIP ID: SST-843
  • TRIP NAME: Jamacho Monastery Day Hike
  • DURATION: 1 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Hiking
  • Group Size 2-8 People
  • MAX ALTITUDE 2100 m

Itinenary Details

  • Day 1: Drive to Nagarjuna forest gate-Hike to Nagarjuna hill

    Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the Nagarjuna forest gate, the starting point of our hike. After obtaining the entry permit, hike uphill over a paved trail through the Nagarjuna Forest Reserve to Jamacho top(3hrs). The hike goes through the lush green forests of the Shivapuri National Park. The beautiful Jamacho monastery stands on the Nagarjun hilltop. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Kathmandu valley and the surrounding mountains. Then hike back to the gate is downhill, and it will take about 2hrs. Our vehicle will pick and transfer you back to your hotel.

What's Included
  • Transfer to and from the hotel.
  • Guide service.
  • Shivapuri National Park fee.
What's Not Included
  • Lunch.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Any kind of drinks.


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