Nagarjun Day Tour

Nagarjun hill day hike
  • Duration1 Day
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Activity Trekking/ Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 2110m
  • Starts Fulbari gate
  • Ends Fulbari gate
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Best Season Four season
Group Discount Prices
1 - 5 paxUS$95
6 - 10 paxUS$85
11 - 15 paxUS$75
16 - 20 paxUS$65
Nagarjun Day Tour Highlights
  • Vigorous hike through natural vistas
  • Examination of unique flora and fauna
  • Lovely vistas of the Kathmandu Valley and Himalayan peaks Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal
  • Cultural immersion at the Buddhist monastery

A wonderful introduction to hiking in Nepal, Nagarjun Day Tour is the perfect destination for testing the waters and exploring Kathmandu Valley. Located to the northwest of Kathmandu Valley, Nagarjun Hill is named after the Buddhist Nagarguna who meditated within a cave on the hill. It's said that Manjushree drained a lake filled with serpents to create the Kathmandu Valley. Whether you subscribe to that bit of folklore or not, you'll enjoy hiking this storied hill set amidst the snow-capped Himalayas.

This three and a half hour excursion begins with a 30-minute drive from the center of Kathmandu to Fulbari Gate, the entry point for Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. A military post protects the area and trekkers must buy a ticket to enter. From there you'll spend three hours ascending to the top, climbing lots of stairs and observing the lush forest along the trail. Expect to see beautiful birds and exotic wildlife along the way until you reach the crest at 2110 meters.

Once atop the hill, visit the lovely Buddhist monastery, Jamacho, bedecked with fluttering prayer flags. Inside the monastery you won't want to miss the statue of Guru Rinpoche (Padhma Sambhawa), one of the most popular lamas in Buddhism. Before descending explore one of the caves dotting the hill or take in sweeping valley views and Himalayan vistas such as Langtang and Ganesh Himal. You'll return by way of the same path, so be sure to watch for flora and fauna you may have missed on the ascent.

The Nagarjun Hill Day Hike is popular with both tourists and locals. It's a wonderful opportunity to step away from busy Kathmandu for a quiet respite in unspoiled nature.

In addition, you may also prefer impressive Chandragiri Day Hike,Champa Devi Hill Day Hike, Nagarkot Day hike, Kathmandu city tour, and many more memorable destination.

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  • Max. Altitude:2110m

At 9.00 am, your guide will meet you at your Hotel Lobby then we drive for half an hour to the hiking point Balaju. After obtaining the Shivapuri National Park permit, our adventure begins. The trail leads steeply ascending to the top. During the hike, it offers an impressive jungle walk, pristine flora & fauna, a stunning Kathmandu valley view along with Himalaya surroundings. The colorful Buddhist prayer flags and stupas will add extra value to our Nagarjun day tour. 

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This itinerary should give you a good sense of the natural beauty and cultural significance of Nagarjun. Be sure to plan and make all necessary arrangements before embarking on your day tour.

What's Included
Cost Includes
  • Professional hiking guide and his salary meal, transportation and insurance
  • Transportation from Hotel to Hotel by private car/jeep
  • Agency service charge & Government tax/VAT
  • Shivapuri National Park entry permit
Cost Excludes
  • Personal insurance, meals, drinks, shopping, etc
  • Tips to staff
Dates & Availability
Start:WednesdayJun 07, 2023
End:WednesdayJun 07, 2023
Start:TuesdayJun 20, 2023
End:TuesdayJun 20, 2023
Start:FridayJun 30, 2023
End:FridayJun 30, 2023
Useful Information
  • Take a raincoat and an extra jacket
  • You should have some snacks and a couple of water bottles.
  • First aid kit
  • While it is a less touristy and dense jungle hike we do not recommend it without a local guide
  • Trekking poles
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