Nagarjuna Private Day Hike $150

Along with the great view of the Himalayas, Observe Kathmandu valley, Swayambhu hill with famous two eyes of Buddha, Nuwakot with Buddhist shrines and monasteries from the pinnacle of Nagarjuna Hill. And explore the Nagarjuna’s Cave where Acharya Nagarjuna meditates, where buffalo herdsman became Buffalo Buddha.

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Itinerary

      1. Drive to Phulbari Gate, hiking starting point.
      2. Hike to Jamacho Gumba for 3 - 4 hours.
      3. Walk down to Phulbari gate.
    4. Drive back to Kathmandu.

Specifics

  • Start/end: Lobby of your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Start time: between 6am and 7am
  • $ 150 per tour for 6 hours for 1-2 persons.
  • $ 180 per tour for 6 hours for 3-5 persons.
  • $ 235 per tour for 6 hours for 6-10 persons.
  • Transportation car/bus is included.
  • Lunch included (Packed lunch with two bottles of water).

Trip Facts
Availability: Every week throughout the year - all season hike
Style: Guided trip, light trekking / hiking / walking
Grade: Easy
Maximum elevation: 2100 meter

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What you will Experience

Nagarjun Day Hike is one of the popular day hiking trips around Kathmandu Valley. It is a close hill from Kathmandu Located at distance of seven kilometers north-west of Kathmandu. Hiking to Nagarjuna is easy and short adventure activity near Kathmandu Valley. Also called historical Jamacho Peak (6,300 feet) takes 15 minutes by car than 2 and half hours up to the Nagarjuna hill. The mountain is very famous for Nagarjuna's cave where he performed meditation,The monastery, military fort and the former King’s resident. Along with Nagarjuna cave there is some other cave of Buddha, Mahasiddhas.
The Nagarjun hill contains a wide variety of plants and animals on the trail. This trip is very favorable for the nature lovers as we can also see a wide variety of birds and enjoy the chirping of the birds and tweeting of insects throughout the trial.

This place consist a military fort of ancient Kathmandu valley before Nepal was unified into a Kingdom. We can find some old bricks and an old fort which was made on top of hill to keep an eye over the other forts. This fort was made about 200 years back. So the Nagarjun hill holds a great significance in the golden history of Nepal as it fort of Kathmandu city ancient times before Nepal was united. There is also a former king’s residence in this place.

This trip also has a cultural value as the Jamacho (a famous religious place) is located at the top of the Nagarjun hills where a huge Jatra (festival) is celebrated during every Nepali New Year. The trial also goes through villages where people still follow traditional countryside lifestyle. The people are very friendly and kind-hearted who would surely make you feel comfortable during your expedition.

The trip will take a completely glorified form when we reach to the top. We can observe a line of proud mountain standing upright in the lap of Mother Nature. These mountains include Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Lirung, Mt. Langtang, Mt Dorje Lakpa, etc. The scenery is so intense that the people get a long smile in their face just by remembering the trip. This is a fabulous choice to utilize your day with alluring natural experience There is a small Buddhist stupa on the top of this hill which use to be the cover photo of Lonely planet Nepal in 2007 edition.

One of the famous story of the Buffalo Buddha(shortly) long time ago when Acharya Nagarjuna was living inside his cave happily, an idiot buffalo herdsman (from Kathmandu) became possessed by faith in the Master, and came to him frequently offering delicious curd and milk, etc. After passing few days when buffalo herdsman asked Nagarjuna to come to town, the Master got refused by Nagarjuna saying, 'If you are able to meditate till perfect reality, sit down with me here in this cave'. Herdsman did as he was told to do, but mentally disturbed by his work of guarding buffaloes. Due to which he could think of nothing but buffaloes. After this problem Nagarjuna Suggest to herdsman as 'visualize yourself as a buffalo’. After this clue buffalo herdsman meditated. Today the cave is so called, the Cave of Buffalo Buddha. And it is believed that buffalo herdsman became Buddha buffalo after meditation. Later on his horns struck the rock above him to initiate the holes, which today are known as his horn-prints. Then Nagarjuna suggest him to contemplate his whole body in its natural state of total relaxation. Meditating accordingly, body of buffalo Buddha became as previous and his senses became sharp and alert.

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  • Start/end: Lobby of your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Start time: between 6am and 7am
  • $ 150 per tour for 6 hours for 2 person, extra person $25 each.
  • Private tour with private guide Dhurba Sapkota exclusive for you.
  • Transportation is included.

Trip Facts
Availability: Every week throughout the year - all season hike
Style: Guided trip, light trekking / hiking / walking
Grade: Easy
Maximum elevation: 2100 meter
Accommodation: None
Transport: Car / Bus included
Meals included: Lunch (Packed lunch with two bottles of water)