Nagarjun Hill Day Hike:
Nagarjun hill day hiking is a short hike which goes to the top of Nagarjun hill (2128m). This short hike is like a piece of cake so you don’t have to worry about difficulty. The journey takes 5/6 hrs leaving from Thamel until arrive back. This hike offers Bird eye view of Kathmandu valley, Himalayan panoramic view, and walk through lush green forest, amazing flora-fauna and Jamcho Gumba visit.
The name Nagarjun was derived from the name of Buddhist saint Nagarjuna who came there inside Nagarjun forest and meditated for several years and got enlighten. This holy and sacred hill is located in the North West part of Kathmandu valley.
This forest is preserved by Nepali government and it’s called Nagarjun forest reserve. Many different animal including wild boar, cat tiger, fox, monkey are found inside whereas the dense forest is famous for the flora found here. Many different kinds of sub tropical floras including some herbal plant can be found here.
The hike goes slightly uphill towards the top where there is a monastery called Jamacho Gumba. During the hike we pass through several caves and shrines, we could see some wild animal like wild boar, monkey and many varieties of birds thus this place could be heaven for bird watchers.
This hike one of the easy hikes near Kathmandu so you don’t have to be used to, any physical fitness people can do this hike. This is the perfect location for hiking from Kathmandu which can take you away from crowd within thirty minutes.
Highlights of Nagarjuna Hill Day Hiking:
01) Bird eye view of Kathmandu valley
02) Buddhist Pilgrim site
03) Best hike through lush green forest
04) Cave exploration during hike
05) Panoramic Himalayan view from top
06) Bird watchers paradise
08:30 AM Drive to Nagarjuna fulbari Gate/ 15min drive from Thamel
09:00 AM Start to Hike
12:00 PM Launch in the forest
01:00 PM Explore Hill top & visit Jamacho Gumba
03:30 PM Return to Nagarjuna Fulbari gate & Drive back to your destination.