Nagarjun Hill Day Hiking

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Total Duration:01 Days



Trip Grade:Easy

Transportation:Private Vehicle

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Trip Highlights

  • Exploration of Nagarjuna Meditation cave and Buddhist stupa on top of the hill.
  • Picturesque view of beautiful mountain ranges like Ganesh, Manaslu and Langtang range.
  • Hiking through the dense green forest of Shivapuri National Park.
  • Scenic sight of Kathmandu valley from the top of the hill.

Nagarjun hill day hiking tour is one of the popular day tours around the valley of Kathmandu. Nagarjun hill, also called Jamacho is famous for a Buddhist stupa (2128m) at the top of the hill. Apart from that the sacred caves dug on the hill the beautiful sceneries play an important role for the attraction of the visitors. It is believed that the holy saint named Nagarjuna meditated and worshipped Swayambhunath inside one of the caves on the hill. The cave is also called ‘Laxmi Gufa’ and Nagarjun hill is also described as ‘Vindya Mountain’ in some literatures.

The hike to Nagarjun hill commence from Balaju via the dense forest of Shivapuri National Park. The 2-3 hours hike on foot through the jungle decorated with trees and birds lead us to the Buddhist pilgrimage site on the top of the hill. One can view many holy caves and can have the spectacular sight of Kathmandu valley surrounded with beautiful mountain ranges like Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Dorji Lakpa and Langtang Range from the view tower of Nagarjun hill. The pathway to the Nagarjun hill goes through the beautiful Rani Ban (Queen’s Forest) which is the part of Shivapuri National Park. After the exploration of spiritual Nagarjun Meditating cave and hiking around the stupa on the top of the Nagarjun hill we proceed back to Kathmandu through the same path.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Nagarjun Hill Hiking.


  • All transportation by private vehicle.
  • All the paper works required during the hike.
  • Professional Government license holder guide.
  • Salary, insurance and transportation of staff.
  • All our government taxes and service charges.


  • All personal expenses.
  • All the hot and cold beverages (alcoholic, non alcoholic drinks).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Tips for staff (tipping is expected).

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Nagarjun Hill Hiking.Pick up from hotel and drive towards Balaju. We commence our hike from Balaju towards Shivapuri National Park and ascend upward headed for the top of the Nagarjun hill. The 3-4 hour walk through the dense forest will lead us to the Buddhist stupa on top of the hill. After exploring the Nagarjuna meditating cave, Buddhist pilgrimage site, glancing the Kathmandu valley and the panoramic mountain range we return back towards Kathmandu. After the exploration of forest and birds on our way back, we will pick you up from Balaju and drop to your hotel.