Day Hike to Namobuddha

Day Hike to Namobuddha

Tour Info

  • DHTN108
  • Nepal
  • 1 Day
  • Easy
  • 1750 m
  • March to May and late September to early December.
  • Sightseeing and Hiking
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu

Day Hike to Namobuddha

Overview:

 

Namobuddha, a small hillock in Kavre district, is a popular pilgrimage for Buddhist followers. Lying just 50 kilometers away from Kathmandu, the place is covered by pine forests and prayer flags   offered by   devotees. It is   home   to several   ancient stupas and monasteries, notably the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse  Monastery. The   history and religious significance of this  place dates back to the pre-Buddha  era.   Around six thousand years ago,     legends   say, there lived a prince   named   Ngingdui Tshenpo. He, along with his two brothers, during his outing in the Namobuddha forests, came across a  dying  tigress  with her three cubs. The starved tigress was not in a position to feed her cubs. The sight really touched the  prince who  asked  his brothers to return home, saying that he would catch up with them soon enough. The prince then went to the  tigress to  offer himself as her food. There is a stone statue representing the prince’s act. Situated at an altitude of around 1750 meters above sea level, the hilltop offers breathtaking views of terraced fields, snow-capped mountains and beautiful settlements.

 

The Trip:

 

The day hike begins with a scenic drive to Kavre Bhanjyang via Dhulikhel on a newly built highway. From there, a short hike of about an hour will take us to  Namobuddha. At  Namobuddha, we will  visit  places of  religious  and historical importance as well as the monastery. We will also talk with the officials of the monastery to know more about the place. As Namobuddha is seated on a hilltop, it commands excellent view of the surroundings. You can
have breathtaking views of mountains in the Langtang and Gaurishankar range as well as Mt Everest – the tallest  peak on earth – on a clear day. Then we start descending toward the ancient Newari town  of Panauti.   The main attraction in   Panauti  is the 15th  century   temple of  Indreshwar Temple.After   having   lunch, we  drive back to Kathmandu.

 

Itinerary:

7 am: Drive toward Namobuddha.
8 am: Reach Kavre Bhanjyang, start hiking toward Namobuddha.
10 am: Arriva Namobuddha, explore the area, visit the monastery, interact with locals.
12 am: Have packed lunch, and start descending toward Panauti.
3 pm: Arrive Panauti.
4 pm: Check into your hotel.

    Price Includes

  • Experienced guide
  • Two-way transportation
  • Lunch
  • Two bottles of mineral water
  • Entrance fees

    Price Not Includes

  • Beverages and drinks
  • Food and drinks unless specified
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Scenic drive and easy hike to the Namobuddha hill.
Fresh air, clean environment, mountain views.
Excursion to the historic town of Panauti.
A peek into daily life of locals.
Sites of Buddhist significance.
Spiritual ambience.
Gompas and monasteries.
Alluring view of snow-capped mountains, terraced fields, beautiful settlements.

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