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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      5 hrs
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy to Moderate
    • Activities
    • Meals
    • Max.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax

    Trip Overview

    Imagine swapping the city's noise for the serene whispers of nature. The Jamacho Day Hike is your gateway to this magical experience. This one-day journey, lasting about 4 hours, takes you through the verdant paths of the Nagarjun Forest Reserve. Here, you'll experience an intimate encounter with nature's unspoiled beauty and a taste of Nepal's rich cultural tapestry.

    Nestled in the Nagarjun Forest Reserve, Jamacho Peak is not just a part of the landscape but a spiritual haven. It's home to the revered Jamacho Monastery, a beacon for pilgrims and nature lovers. This trail isn't just a path; it's a journey through time, echoing the footsteps of countless seekers and adventurers before you.

    Jamacho Day Hike - Key Highlights

    • Breathtaking Panorama: Revel in the stunning views of the Kathmandu Valley.
    • Historic Monastery: Visit the tranquil Jamacho Monastery.
    • Flora and Fauna: Encounter a diverse range of exotic birds and wildlife.
    • Serenity: Enjoy the peaceful and well-marked trails.
    • Cultural Insight: Experience the local culture and lifestyle.
    • Photo Opportunities: Capture memorable moments and scenic landscapes.
    • Accessibility: Easy to reach from Kathmandu.
    • Safety: Safe for solo and group hikers.
    • Guided Experience: Learn from knowledgeable guides.
    • Family-Friendly: Suitable for hikers of all ages.

    Route Overview

    Your adventure begins in the lively Thamel area. A short 15-20 minute drive takes you to Phulbari Gate, the trailhead, marking the start of your hiking journey. As you ascend the well-marked trails, each step brings you closer to the heart of the Nagarjun Forest Reserve. The hike offers a seamless narrative of nature's beauty, interspersed with fascinating cultural insights.

    Specific Criteria

    This easy day trip is perfect for those seeking a quick yet immersive nature experience. The trail includes complete steps and stairs, offering stunning mountain views, lush jungle scenery, and an authentic glimpse into local culture. Along the way, keep an eye out for various bird species and animals that call this area home.


    The trail can be busy on weekends, so weekdays are recommended for a more serene experience. There are no eateries, so packing a lunch is essential. The continuous climb might be challenging for individuals with knee problems.

    Tips for a Better Experience

    • Stay Hydrated: Carry enough water for the hike.
    • Proper Footwear: Wear comfortable hiking shoes.
    • Pack Snacks: Bring a lunch box and some snacks.
    • Start Early: To avoid crowds and enjoy the tranquility.
    • Use Sun Protection: Wear sunscreen and a hat.
    • Respect Nature: Leave no trace behind.
    • Stay on Path: For your safety and to protect the environment.
    • Capture Memories: Don’t forget your camera.
    • Check Weather: Be prepared for sudden changes.
    • Enjoy the Moment: Take your time to soak in the surroundings.

    Outline Itinerary

    • Departure from Thamel: A quick, scenic drive to the trailhead.
    • Hiking distance: 8.5 Kilograms for round trips 
    • Elevation: 2,164 meters/7,097ft
    • Hike to Jamacho Peak: Discover the breathtaking views, lush forests, and the Jamacho Monastery.
    • Return to Thamel: Conclude your hike with a fulfilling sense of accomplishment.

    The Jamacho Day Hike offers more than just a walk; it's an enriching journey into the heart of Nepal’s natural and cultural splendor. Are you ready to embark on this adventure and let the trails of Jamacho redefine your idea of a perfect day out? Join us and create memories that will last a lifetime!


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    A Serene 8.5km Hike from Phulbari to Jamacho - Discover Nature on a 4-5 Hour Trek

    • Departure from Kathmandu: Begin the day with a meet-up in Thamel Area, and a scenic drive to the trailhead.
    • Arrival at Trailhead and Briefing: A quick orientation session upon arrival to ensure everyone is prepared and informed about the hike.
    • Start of the Hike: Embark on the ascent through the lush Nagarjun Forest, enjoying nature's beauty and tranquility.
    • Mid-Morning Break: A pause for rest, hydration, and scenic views.
    • Continuation to Jamacho Monastery: The hike resumes towards the serene Jamacho Monastery, offering cultural insights and spiritual ambiance.
    • Reaching Jamacho Peak: Arrival at the peak for breathtaking panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley and a time for exploration and photography.
    • Lunch and Relaxation: A relaxing break for lunch amidst the natural surroundings (packed lunch recommended).
    • Descent Back to Trailhead: Begin the journey back, enjoying different views and perspectives of the forest.
    • Return Drive to Kathmandu: Conclude the hike and board the transport for a relaxing drive back.

    The adventure ends with the return to Thamel, filled with lasting memories of the day's experiences.

    Cost Includes

    • Comfortable Transfers: Round-trip transportation from a designated meeting point in Kathmandu to the trailhead at Phulbari, ensuring a stress-free start and end to your adventure.
    • Experienced Guide: Accompanied by a knowledgeable and friendly guide who will lead the way, share insights about the local flora, fauna, and culture, and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
    • Entry Fees Covered: All necessary entry fees for the hiking trail and any other visited sites are taken care of, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the experience without any additional worries
    • Packed Lunch: Enjoy a delicious packed lunch, carefully prepared to provide you with the energy needed for the hike. It's a perfect way to refuel while surrounded by nature
    • Bottled Water: Stay hydrated throughout your hike with provided bottled water, ensuring you can focus on enjoying the trek and the stunning views.
    • Office service charge: Our office service included.

    Cost Excludes

    • Foods and accommodation in Kathmandu
    • Tips for guide and driver
    • Tips for guide and driver


    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Jamacho Day Hike set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -hrs Jamacho Day Hike departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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