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Namobuddha Hiking Day 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-start-point & hike uphill to Namobuddha. Visit monasteries at the top then hike to Dhulikhel. Afterwards, 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-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.

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 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.

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.

Important Note

The above program is just the guideline and can be customized as per your requirements. Please contact us for with your desired program.

(Day tours are organized every day as private tours & every Monday as group joining)

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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