Nagarjun hill day hiking
Nagarjun hill day hiking

Nagarjun Danda means Nagarjun hill which is the highest hill located near Kathmandu valley. It is a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site with a tranquil and fresh environment. There is a beautiful shrine and tower on the summit from where you can behold one of the valley's widest mountain panoramas, stretching all the way from the Annapurna to Langtang range. This national park was separated with Shivapuri national park a few years ago but later the government combined both in one national park. You have to pay some entry fees at the gate to do the hiking. Inside the national park, the Nagarjun Royal palace and a natural holey cave are situated. The natural holy cave is slightly damaged due to the devastating earthquake 2015 and banned to visit it for recent. The green and clean environment provide us fresh air while ascending and descending which gives  us refreshment from the dusty and polluted environment of Kathmandu city.

It is the best destination for day hiker which starts from near Balaju bus station and ends at the same place. It is approximately two km away from the down town. The hike is two hours of upward and one and half hours of the downward walk on the moderate slope of Nagarjun Hills. You can see different sorts of flora and fauna along with the beautiful scenery of Kathmandu valley and panoramic views of Himalayas. This day hiking can be done at any time and season. It is suitable for everyone those who haven’t sufficient time in Nepal for longer trek and want to take the new test of short hiking during their short visit to Nepal.


Brief itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Balaju for day hiking to Nagarjun hill (2,128m) 4/5 hours
Day 04: Final departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one international airport of Nepal from where you will be welcomed with a great hospitality by the representative of United Brothers Trek and Expedition and transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you a short briefing about the trip. You can rest the leisure time exploring around and stay a night at the hotel with breakfast.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

You can get up in the morning and have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will come to pick you up at the hotel and take for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (the world heritage site). At first, we will drive you to Swayambunath Temple. Swayambunath means self-originated Buddhist Temple which is known as Monkey Temple as well. It is located on the top of the hill from where you can see the superb view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. After having visited this holy temple, we will drive you to Boudha Stupa. It is a holy place for Buddhist and pilgrims which was slightly damaged during due the tremor of 2015 but later rebuilt. It is one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. From here, we will take you to Pashupatinath Temple that is pretty close from Boudhanth. Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the Bagmati River is one of the biggest and most popular Shrines where you can behold for Hindus. Pashupatinath Temple which is the biggest Hindu Temple. You can see the ritual and cremation activities according to the Hindus Culture. At the end of the day, we will return back to the hotel. By the evening, we will take you to a Nepali restaurant for welcome dinner with typical Nepali cultural dance. At last, we will drop you to the hotel and spend a night with breakfast.

Day 03: Drive to Balaju for day hiking to Nagarjun hill (2,128m) 4/5 hours

Today, we will drive you to near the Balaju for Nagarjun day hiking after breakfast. From the entrance, we have to walk on foot through the dense forest. The trail is steep and easy to walk. You can get fresh air of the green Jungle with a tranquil environment which makes your day trip more enjoyable. After 2 hours of long ascending, you will get to the summit from where you can see the picturesque view of Kathmandu valley and snow-capped mountain views. After the summit, we slowly descend down through the same way and catch the cab from Balaju and return back to the hotel where we spend a night.

Day 04: Final departure

On the last day our company representative will come to the hotel to pick you up and then drop to the international airport for your final departure.

What is Included in the Cost

  • Arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle

  • 3 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • One day full day sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle

  • welcome dinner

  • Packed Lunch for the day hiking

  • Hotel to Nagarjun gate and back to hotel transportation

  • National park fees

  • An English speaking and government license holder trekking guide

  • All entrance fees during the sightseeing

What is Excluded in the Cost

  • Visa fees in Nepal

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • International flight tickets

  • Travel insurance

  • Mineral water

  • Personal expenditure (Bar bills and laundry)

  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu

  • Tips for guide and driver



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10 Feb, 2019 - 13 Feb, 2019 0.00 Available


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tirp fact

  • Duration : 3 days
  • Trip Grade : Easy
  • Destination : Nagarjun hill
  • Type of Trek : Day hiking
  • Group Size : 1-12 pax
  • Max height : 2,128m
  • Starting point : Kathmandu
  • Ending point : Kathmandu
  • Transportation : Car/Jeep/ Hiace

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