Panauti Namobuddha Day Hike is a popular day hike that lets you explore a typical Newari town of Panauti lying on the outskirt of Kathmandu valley. It is a soft walking adventure through the hills, villages, and ancient towns. The hike is a 1-day short tour rewarding you with insights into the culture and tradition of local people. No doubt, this tour is ideal for those people who love a relaxed trip and who are interested in nature walks and hill walking. People of all age groups, including families with kids can embark on this journey to Namobuddha.
The hike to Namobuddha, a hilltop Buddhist pilgrimage site, is considered one of the best shortest hikes in and around Kathmandu valley. One of the perks of doing this hike is the observation of the traditional lifestyle of Newar communities. You will pass through lush forested trails, beautiful traditional villages, and monasteries. On a clear day, the hike also lets you admire stunning views of the towering peaks.
|Day 1||Pickup, Drive to Panauti, hike to Namobuddha and Back to Kathmandu.|
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Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning. Enjoy a light breakfast, pack light with necessary hiking gear and be ready for this exciting short hike to Panauti and Namobuddha, lying on the city's southeastern outskirts. It is only 32km away from the busy roads of Kathmandu to Panauti. There are many important religious and cultural sites you will visit on this day.
If your visit is during the month of May-June, you will be lucky to observe the most famous Panuati Jatra here. From Panauti, you will start hiking to Namobuddha. For the first few kilometers, you will be walking through uneven and rough roads. The hiking route takes you through a series of ups and downs but the views are amazing for sure.
After hiking for some time, you will reach a place called Lapsibot, from where you will take an upward route. The sight of green hills and terraced fields will definitely captivate you.
After a long ascent, you arrive at Namobuddha. Here, you will visit and pay homage to the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Gumba (monastery), a sacred Tibetan monastery. This monastery is home to more than 250 monks and includes a monastic college. The view from there is stunning. You can stay overnight at the monastery's guesthouse or a hotel but you will have to return back to Kathmandu the very same day.