Trip: Nagarjun Hill Hike


Nagarjun is Located in western part of Kathmandu valley at an elevation of 2095 meters, Nagarjun hill is a two and half hours uphill and one and half hour downhill hike on the temperate slope of the hill. This trail is perfect for people who want to hike around Kathmandu Valley.

Also known as Jamacho by local language, it’s known for the cave of residence of Nagarjuna, a famous Buddhist saint who meditated here. The starting point of this trail is about one kilometer away from Balaju Bypass on the way towards Kakani. It is a part of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. If you are lucky, you could easily spot pheasants, deers and monkeys on the way. You will be hiking under a canopy of forests until you reach the ridge, so the sun will not be hovering over you. The hill is famous for Buddhist Gompa, Sacred caves and beautiful scenery.

On the top of the hill is a Buddhist Gompa where you can see and learn Buddhist ways of prayer and meditation.From the viewing tower at the top of the hill you could see the widest mountain panoramas from the Annapurnas to Langtang Lirung. There are no any settlements and shops on the way and you don’t find anything to eat along the trail.


  • Peace and calm Jungle environment
  • Home of pheasant, deer and monkeys
  • Different kinds of colorful butterfly
  • Various kind of Flowers and Mushroom



Arrival City Kathmandu
Departure City Kathmandu
Price Per Person
Duration 1
Difficulty Easy-Medium

Transportation , Permit & Professional english speaking guide




  • 7:00 am: Our guide will visit you in your hotel.
  • 8:00 am: Departure from Hotel ( you have to take your breakfast at your hotel)
  • 8:30 am : After reaching fulbari Gate, guide will shortly introduce you about the trial and start to walk
  • 11:00 am: You will reach plain area inside the forest, 30 minutes rest time.
  • 12:30 pm: You will reach at the top of Nagarjun Hill, where you can see jamacho Gumba and the magnificent view of kathmandu valley and surrounding
  • 1:00 pm: Hiking down the hill , it will takes 2 hours to come all the way down.
  • 4:00 pm: You will back to your hotel and the trip end.


They were reliable, timely, organized and above all fun!

My experience with Mega Adventures could not have been any better! When I arrived in Kathmandu, I was warmly received by a member of the staff who, after dropping my bags off at the hotel, kindly led me around the city. After spending a few days exploring that wonderful city and meeting my climbing guide, we flew out to Lukla to begin our trek. Our goal was to summit Island Peak with a stop at Everest base camp along the way for acclimatization. Throughout the trek, my guide and porter were incredibly supportive and engaging and taught me so much about the region and culture. Although we ultimately were unable to summit Island peak due to weather conditions (one of the greatest challenges of climbing) we did reach approximately 6,000m, the highest I had ever been. I was immensely satisfied with the climb. Though I have taken a mountaineering course previously and had the opportunity to climb many of the highest peaks in Washington State, I was new to the Himalayan Mountains. My guide taught me several new techniques to enhance safety while climbing and provided a safe, encouraging environment. I would highly recommend this guiding company, as they were reliable, timely, organized and above all fun!
– Natalie Vandeven, USA