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Nagarjun Hiking Day Tour

Nagarjun Hiking Day Tour is one of the popular day hiking trips around Kathmandu Valley. Nagarjun hill is located in western part of Kathmandu valley and is approximately seven kilometers away from Kathmandu. The Nargajun hill is a part of Shivapuri National Park which is a home for numerous species of floras and faunas found in the region. Nagarjun Hiking is a perfect hiking destination in Kathmandu that acquaints you with the country side lifestyle of people living in rural Nepal, numerous species of floras and faunas in the serene natural environment. The hiking trip further provides a great opportunity to enjoy the magnificent views of Himalayas from its ridge. We can have a glamorous views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa and other mountains peaks of Nepal. The ridge also offers a superb view of Kathmandu valley. The monastery, military fort, Nagarjun cave, former King’s resident, Buddhist monastery etc. are the highlights of this hiking expedition. The Nagarjun Hill is also called Jamacho Peak (6300 feet). The Nagarjun hill got its name from the Nagarjuna’s cave residence where Acharya Nagarjun used to meditate. The hiking expedition takes about two hours of gradual ascend and one and half hour of steep descend through the exotic shady trails of the hill. Nagarjun hiking is ideal for all tourists who would opt to take the fantastic hiking experience in the alluring natural experience and further enjoy the magical views from the top of the hill.

The hiking expedition commences from Balaju by pass (the route that connects to Trisuli) where the international tourists are required to take the necessary permits to enter the conservation area. It will take us approximately two hours to reach the top of the hill. The view tower on the ridge offers a great view of the Himalayas. We will spend some time enjoying the magical views from the ridge and capturing the natural grandeur in our cameras. We will also explore the Buddhist Gompa located on the top of the hill. We will then descend down to the exit point and drive back to the hotel. Our trained and expert guides would always strive to make your expedition a memorable one. If you are looking for a short hiking experience in Kathmandu then Nagarjun Day Hiking could be a perfect pick for you. Sign up today with Breakfree Adventures and secure your hiking trip to the mystifying Nagarjun hill.

Trip Highlights

  • Nagarjun Shivapuri Conservation Area
  • Numerous species of floras and faunas
  • Exotic hiking to the Nagarjun Hill
  • Alluring Himalayan views and View of Kathmandu valley from the view point
  • Buddhist Gompa and traditional hamlets
  • Royal Palace of former Royal family of Nepal

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Drive to Phulbari Gate commence hike then drive back to Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off.
  • Personal private guide.
  • Packed lunch & Mineral water during the tour.
  • Monuments entrance fees.
  • Walking pole.
  • Government taxes & service charges.

What is Not Included

  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks & tea/coffee etc.
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Any other not mentioned in Includes Section.

Day 01 : Drive to Phulbari Gate commence hike then drive back to Kathmandu

Drive to Phulbari Gate, hiking starting point. Hike to Jamacho Gumba for 3 - 4 hours. Walk down upto Phulbari and Drive Back to Kathmandu.

Tour guide
We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.

Tour Availability
We operate Nagarjun Hiking Day Tour privately with your personal guide as per your required dates or as group joining basis. Group joining basis tour departs every Saturdays.

Vehicle
We use comfortable car/mini-van for the transfers. For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group of 3-10 people.
 
Tour duration
The total tour duration is about 5-6 hours. After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel and drive to the hike-start-point. It’s approximately 2 hours to reach to the top, spend some time and descend down to the exit point.

Clothing
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. It’s warm in Kathmandu from April to October-end and from November to March-end, days are usually warm but evening colder. Summer clothes are okay during the day time but the evening requires a light jackets. Winter is from December till February so bring along sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. Or you can purchase clothes of your choice in Kathmandu clothing stores too.

During the Nagarjun Hiking, light clothes and good walking shoes are recommended. But pack along a light jacket too as it might get cold at the hilltop.

Meals
Packed lunch is provided during the hiking program. Upon reaching the top, enjoy your packed lunch observing the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding mountains.
 

How to Enter Nepal?
In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Royal Nepal Airlines (RNAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight.

Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

What do I need to get my visa?
You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ in cash.

Where do I apply to get my visa?
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.

What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist Visa?
There’s no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.

When is the best time to travel in Nepal?
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and February to May.

What is the national language of Nepal?
Nepal’s national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language – the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.

What’s the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

What should I wear?
Light, loose garments are recommended in spring (March, April and May) and summer (june, July, August), while woolens and jackets or similar warm clothing’s are required from November to February.

What is the currency of Nepal?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn’t been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.

Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.

Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming’ package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.

What health precautions need to be taken?
Make sure to use only boiled or bottled water and avoid raw vegetables and fruits as far as possible until you get assured.

What is the time difference in Nepal?
Nepal time is GMT plus 5 hours 45 minutes.

Important Note

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 01 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Easy

Activities: Hiking

Best Season: All Year Around

Max Altitude: 1920 meters

walking: 5-6hr

Transportation: Private vehicles

Trip Type: Day hiking trip

Starts/Ends: Hotel or any other place in Kathmandu valley

Start Time: 08:00AM

Price start from US$ 75

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