Kathmandu valley

Trip Overview

Jamacho monastery Day Hike

Jamacho monastery day hike is one of the best options for short day hikes around the Kathmandu valley. The monastery is situated at an altitude of 2100m on the Nagarjuna hill inside the Shivapuri National Park. This monastery is one of the popular pilgrimage sites for Buddhists and Hindus as well. On top of the hill stands a small stupa and a monastery with the statue of Nagarjuna Buddha.

Similarly, on the east side of the stupa, there are two rows of Buddhist gods and goddesses. In the first place, Mahakala is represented in a meditational pose together with the third Vasundhara. Likewise, the second-row includes white Tara, Padmapani green Tara, and Vajrapani. At the Jamacho monastery, one can feel a peaceful state of mind and a sense of spirituality.

The hike begins near the Balaju bypass, also known as the Phulbari gate. The entire hike from the gate takes about three hours to Nagarjun hill. For the most part, the path goes along a well-developed hiking trail. Generally, the path goes through the wilderness of the woods with the melodies of chirping birds. You will have ample opportunity to sight different species of birds. In addition to a motorable road also goes to Jamacho Gumba.

The hike is entirely through thick rhododendron forest with the melodies of the chirping birds. Finally, you reach the hilltop. If you are lucky and the weather is clear, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains around. The view tower provides wonderful views of the Himalayan ranges.  Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa are the major mountain ranges that can be seen from the top.

Trip Highlights

• A short day hike through the Nagarjuna Forest Reserve.
• Within easy reach from Kathmandu.
• Enjoy bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu valley
• Stunning views of the Himalayas on clear days.
• Visit the Buddhist shrine Jamacho Gumba

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
  • WALKING HOUR 4-5

Itinenary Details

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

    Drive to the Nagarjuna forest gate, the starting point of our hike with packed lunch and water, after obtaining the entry permit hike uphill over a paved trail through the Nagarjuna Forest Reserve to Jamacho top(3hrs). The beautiful Jamacho monastery is situated on the Nagarjun hilltop, the hike goes through lush green forests, on reaching the top visit the Jamacho monastery and enjoy the beautiful view of the Kathmandu valley and the surrounding mountains. Then hike back to the gate will take about 2hrs downhill walk, where our vehicle will pick you up 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 gratuties.
  • Any kind of drinks.

Review

EDhan
EDhan

10th November, 2015

My Name is EDhan from California, America. I am a retired management consultant. Basically, this visit to Nepal exceeded my expectations. We came here through Tibet and Bhutan. Here in Nepal, I like the neighbourhood and friendly people. My wife every day used to go for morning walk and used to tell me the story about the local people, whatever she sees every day. Especially, the guide was most knowledgeable and made it possible and get a sense of not only historical and religious value of some of the places but also some of the other places how the people live over there day to day.

The company was able to manage all the services smoothly and made the memorable trip in Kathmandu. Do not be afraid of Earthquake; the government has done very good job, lots of cleaning up and reconstructions are going on. There are many places to go without facing any problems. Feel free to make a trip to Nepal nothing to afraid of and you will feel the completely different and unique. Thanks to Sixth Sixth and an entire team making an incredible trip in Nepal and I will come back next time.

Margo Boston
Margo Boston

14th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Margo Boston, America. We were planning the trip to visit Nepal Bhutan and Tibet through our local agency. In the beginning, we asked so many questions about safety, especially after the earthquake but we realised that after visiting Nepal it is completely safe & worthful to visit.

We are very glad to see the beautiful country. Everything was perfect and great to see the Hinduism and Buddhism and combinations of religious and cultural aspects in the tiny little city. The trip plan, all the staff activity including cultural show was great.

Lori
Lori

7th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Lori, and I came to do the trip with my daughter. After the earthquake had happened we were confused, what should we do, should we go or should we not go for Nepal Trip and finally we decided to come after the consultation, and we had a wonderful time there. The tour guide and driver and all the staff were done magnificent job. There is so much to see and worthful to visit. The hotel was excellent, the food was great, we enjoyed our time. The Buddhist and Hindu temple were fascinating. Our guide was brilliant and enhanced all experience and knowledge he passed all the knowledge to us and shared the ideas. I encourage you to visit Nepal it is one of the incredible places around the world.

Palm
Palm

12th August, 2015

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on. There are lots of places to see and open for the tourist. The people here are very friendly, all the staffs of Sixth Sense including tour guide and the management and coordination were perfect.

What I like this country is that the culture and diversity of landscape. Besides this Nepal is very vibrant country and colourful country. In the future, I would like to make more trips in Nepal with Sixth Sense spending more time in Kathmandu and it’s surrounding areas and countryside. For the tourist, I would recommend please do visit Nepal with Sixth Sense. Tour Guide and company which was responsible for everything to organise this trip, everything was taken care of all the arrangements were first class. We loved the Trip plan, the selected hotels, the knowledge of tour guide and the entire team was absolutely perfect and highly recommended for future travellers.

Irfan
Irfan

27th December, 2019

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on.