Trip Details

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

Highlights

  • 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 the 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 flora and fauna of the national parks. Additionally, Jamacho Day Hike is an escape from the crowd and pollution of Kathmandu city. Especially for the travelers to Nepal who have a spare day 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 Nepal Adventure Team’s lists of hiking options. You can also look for other hiking options at Hiking in Nepal. Besides, Shivapuri 1 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 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 bear, leopard, jungle cat, and rhesus monkey are 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 mushroom.

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 Jamacho Day Hike. Each group of 4-5 pax is assigned with one guide.

The guide with a Nepal Government-certified license is only assigned to lead 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 guide can be made available. A guide will lead as well as inform you about the locality, culture, rules, importance. Overall, the guide will have the feature of friendliness, leadership, communication expert, 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

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Hike to Jamacho Monastery through Shivapuri National Park

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

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesStatusPriceNote  
28 Nov, 2020 - 28 Nov, 2020GuaranteedUS$ 65

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 the 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

Tipping

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 services 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 travel to follow the rules of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park and support to maintain a clean area. You are also requested to care for flora and fauna you encounter on the Jamacho Day hike trail.