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Namobuddha Hiking Day Tour

Namobuddha Hiking Tour

Namobuddha hiking day tour is a popular walking expedition that takes you to wonderful Namobuddha hill (1750m) to enjoy its natural charm. The hiking trail is amazingly beautiful as it passes through the beautiful forest and traditional villages all the way uphill to Namobuddha. Namobuddha is situated at the hill top of Panauti and is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage located in Kavre district. The Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery is a center of attraction of Namobuddha. It is believed that Lord Buddha gave his life to a starving tigress and her cubs at Namobuddha. The monastery was founded by V.V. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche in 1978. The school for young monks is also a part of the monastery. The hill top also offers the fine views of Himalayas and traditional villages from its ridge. Namobuddha hiking is an easy expedition and ideal for all travelers who would strive to walk for at least few hours.

Breakfree Adventures Namobuddha Hiking expedition commences with a scenic drive to Khopasi via the ancient Newaari town of Panauti. It will take us approximately one and half hour to reach Khopasi from Kathmandu. We will start our hiking expedition from Khopasi and follow the uphill trail towards Namobuddha. We will cross a suspension bridge and pass through traditional villages enjoying the beautiful views of cultivated fields and forest. Upon reaching Namobuddha we will explore the monastery, the school and other attraction of Namobuddha. We will later descend down to Dhulikhel and terminate our hiking expedition. Dhulikhel carries with it a majestic beauty of nature and numerous cultural and natural heritages. Dhulikhel offers finest panoramic views of snowcapped mountains and scenic landscapes. We will spend some time in Dhulikhel and finally drive back to Kathmandu wrapping up our day hike to Namobuddha. 

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Khopasi from Kathmandu and Dhulikhel to Kathmandu
  • Ancient Newari town of Panauti
  • Alluring Himalayan views from the top of the Namobuddha hill
  • Buddhist Gompa and school for monks in Namobuddha
  • Dhulikhel and the views of Himalayas from its view point 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Drive to Khopasi, hiking to Namobuddha then drive back to Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off.
  • Private transportation.
  • Personal private guide.
  • Packed lunch & Mineral water during the tour.
  • Monuments entrance fees.
  • Walking pole if needed.
  • 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 Khopasi, hiking to Namobuddha then drive back to Kathmandu

Drive to Khopasi, hiking-start-point & hike uphill to Namobuddha. Visit monasteries at the top then hike to Dhulikhel. Afterwards, 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 Namobuddha Hiking Day Tour privately with your personal guide so that you don’t have to confront with other people who might have different interests or attitudes. To keep our tours private and comfortable we limit our groups with 10 people per guide. Please contact us if you have a bigger group and we will arrange several guides for you depending on group size.

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 Namobuddha 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 beautiful valley below 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, Sightseeing and Culture tour

Best Season: All Year Around

Max Altitude: 1,750 meters

Walking Duration: 4-5 hours

Transportation: Private vehicles

Meals: Packed Lunch

Trip Type: Day hiking trip

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

Tour Duration: Approximately 8 hours

Start Time: 07:00AM

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