Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Day Hiking & Walking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: Lunch
  • Group Size: 2


  • Panoramic Himalayas view: Manaslu, Ganesh, Jugal, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang
  • Meet up with the tranquility and spirituality of Jamacho Monastery
  • Traverse through Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
  • Accompanied by chirping birds and diverse flora and fauna
  • Have Kathmandu City beneath your foot from the top of the hill
  • Lead by a Professional experienced and friendly guide

Jamacho Day Hike is all about visiting Jamacho Monastery located at a hilltop in Shivapuri Nargarjun National Park (SNNP). Jamacho Day Hike spreads the vibe of spirituality and natural beauty. Hikers are able to explore the area of SNNP and encounter the flora and fauna of the national parks. Additionally, Jamacho Day Hike is an escape from the crowd and pollution of Kathmandu city. Especially for travelers to Nepal who have a spare day and want to explore nearby hilly areas of Kathmandu, Jamacho Day Hike is the perfect hike package.

Jamacho Day Hike allows visitors to pay their regards to Nagarjuna Buddha set at Jamacho Monastery. Jamacho Day Hike is one of the less steep hikes from the Nepal Adventure Team’s list of hiking options. You can also look for other hiking options at Hiking in Nepal. Besides, Shivapuri Day Hike and Sundarijal Day Hike are the other options to explore the Shivapuri National Park area.

Jamacho Gumba (Monastery)

Jamacho Gumba is located at an elevation above 1500m/4921 ft inside Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park around the Nagarjuna hillside. Nagarjuna hill is also known as Vindya Mountain which is one of the popular pilgrimage sites for Hindus as well as Buddhists. The statue of Nagarjuna Buddha is placed at Jamacho Monastery.

Additionally, on the east side of the stupa, there are two rows of Buddhist gods and goddesses. In the first row, Mahakala is in meditation pose, the second row is highlighted by white Tara, Padmapani Green Tara, and Vajrapani whereas the third row is for Vasundhara. The environment is just perfect for meditation and relaxation.

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, SNNP

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park (SNNP) is situated on the north side of Kathmandu Valley with two islands of forests; Shivapuri and Nagarjun. It claims part of 4 districts: Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Dhading, and Shindupalchowk. It focuses on Biodiversity conservation, watershed management, environmental sustainability, and drinking water supply.

SNNP lies in a transition zone between subtropical and temperate climates. The vegetation consists of a variety of natural forest types including pine, oak, rhododendron, etc, depending on altitude and environment. Mammalian species such as Himalayan Black bears, leopards, jungle cats, and rhesus monkeys have recorded wildlife in the park. The park is home to 177 species of birds, including at least 9 endangered species, 102 species of butterflies with a number of rare and endangered species, and 129 species of mushrooms.

Guide for Jamacho Day Hike

The guide will lead you to Jamacho Day Hike. The number of guides depends on the number of individuals registered for the Jamacho Day Hike. Each group of 4-5 pax is assigned one guide.

The guide with a Nepal Government-certified license is only assigned to lead the Jamacho Day hike. Additionally, the guide is also trained in first aid and eco-tourism. Usually, an English-speaking guide is available but on request Chinese and other language-speaking guides can be made available. A guide will lead as well as inform you about the locality, culture, rules, and importance. Overall, the guide will have the feature of friendliness, leadership, communication expertise, and jolly nature.

Transportation at Jamacho Day Hike

Early morning after you have your breakfast, the guide assigned by the Nepal Adventure team will come to pick you up for the hike. You will have a short drive to and from your pick-up point to the Pulbari Gate, a checkpoint of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. A private vehicle will be used for your transportation which may be a car or van as per the group size.

Food and drinks on Jamacho Day Hike

Lunch will be provided during Jamacho Day Hike. Basically, lunch includes Momo or typical Nepali food: Dhaal(lentil soup), Bhat (Rice), Tarkari (Vegetable/Chicken curry), and pickle

A Mineral water bottle is handed to you prior to the hike.

Starting point: Pulbari Gate, Balaju Bypass, Kathmandu

Ending point: Pulbari Gate, Balaju Bypass, Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Hike to Jamacho Monastery through Shivapuri National Park
  • Day 01 Hike to Jamacho Monastery through Shivapuri National Park

    Drive to Pulbari Gate

    The guide will pick you up from your hotel/station. You will have a short drive to Nagarjun Pulbari Gate near Balaju Bypass.

    Hike to Jamocha Monastery

    The hike will begin from Pulbari Gate. The check post of SNNP will inspect the visitors and allow the permit to enter the National Park. The park is dense and wide which is confusing so a guide is really necessary for safety. The experienced guide of the Nepal Adventure Team will lead you to Jamacho along with information about the area and view. With the continuous uphill climb through lush greenery, you will reach Jamacho Monastery. You can spend an hour and hike down. As you reach the Pulbari gate, you will be dropped at your hotel.  

    • Meals: Pack Lunch
    • Place: Kathmandu

What's Included


  • Pick up from your hotel and drop to Hike Starting Point
  • Pick up from Hike ending point 
  • Lunch (Packing)
  • A bottle of Mineral water 
  • National Park permit and fee
  • An Experienced, English speaking, Expert, government license holder guide, and Yoga master 
  • First Aid Medical Kitbag, Company hiking T-shirt 
  • Government VAT and Local Taxes 


  • Nepal visa fee and international flight
  • Extra drinks; alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Personal expenses as phone bill, chocolate, bakery items, and other 
  • Tips to guide and porters

Useful Information

Checklist for Jamacho Day Hike

  • Light and Comfortable shoe
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (moisture-wicking/ quick-drying cloth is best)
  • Lightweight fleece or jacket/ windproof jacket
  • Sunglasses and Hat/ Cap to cover the face from direct sunlight
  • Hiking stick and bag (optional)
  • Umbrella or waterproof jacket
  • Sunscreen of 60 SPF +
  • Snacks, juice, and energy bar (if you want)
  • Water bottle/ water purifier/ water chemical treatment (if you prefer)
  • Hand sanitizer, toilet paper

Booking and Payment for Jamacho Day Hike

For the day hike, the cost is minimal so full payment is requested for booking Jamacho Day Hike. Even at the last moment, Jamacho Day Hike can be booked. For any cancellation, the amount cannot be refunded as the amount will be allocated for the preparation of the hike.

You can make the payment in cash and credit card where a 3% - 4% additional charge is imposed if you pay through the card. You can also pay through the following services:

A. Online Payment

Please Click Here for online payment.

B. Bank Transfer

Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: Tridevi Marga, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Account Name: Nepal Adventure Team Pvt. Ltd
Account No: 01906210910018
Swift Code: HIMANPKA


An experienced and certified guide will be leading your Jamacho Day Hike. Usually, tourists and hikers tip guides as an appreciation for their polite and loyal service towards them. So, you may tip the guide as per your satisfaction with their services. The tipping guide is not compulsory. It is not forced by the company and it is solely your decision.

Request by Nepal Adventure Team:

Nepal Adventure Team believes in and practices responsible for tourism. We request each traveler follow the rules of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park and support maintaining a clean area. You are also requested to care for the flora and fauna you encounter on the Jamacho Day hike trail.

Client Reviews

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    Rating Review by: Mei Leing, China

    Discovering Serenity

    The gentle ascent to the Jamacho Monastery provided a perfect opportunity for reflection and contemplation. I highly recommend this hike to anyone looking for a peaceful escape from the chaos of urban life.

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    Rating Review by: Carlos Rodriguez, Spain

    Scenic Retreat

    The Jamacho Day Hike provided a delightful escape into the natural beauty of the Kathmandu Valley. From the moment I set foot on the trail, surrounded by verdant forests and blooming wildflowers, I was captivated by the serene ambiance. The well-maintained paths and clear signage made navigating the hike a breeze. Arriving at the Jamacho Monastery, nestled amidst the hills, offered a perfect vantage point to admire the breathtaking scenery below. I highly recommend this hike to anyone seeking a peaceful day out in nature.

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    Rating Review by: Chen, China

    Discovering Serenity

    The gentle ascent to the Jamacho Monastery provided a perfect opportunity for reflection and contemplation. I highly recommend this hike to anyone looking for a peaceful escape from the chaos of urban life.