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Nagarjun Hill Kathmandu Day Hike

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1 Day
Availability : All Year
Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
Max People : Group or Private Trek Options

Hike Details

Nagarjun Hill 1 Day hike is a perfect way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and explore the wilderness that is so evident in the surrounding hills of the valley. This Hill is regarded to be one of the finest hiking destinations near the valley, this dazzling location is highly influenced by Buddhism.

It is one of the nearest day hiking trail from kathmandu located 2128m known as Jamacho Peak north west of Kathmandu. Nagarjun Hill is also described in Literature as Vindya Mountain and  is the most popular pilgrimage site for Hindus as well as Buddhists.

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The views of the perfect high peaks like Manaslu, Langtang range, and Ganesh makes the hiking experience even more memorable.

The hiking trip starts from a drive to Balaju, followed by a 2-hour hike to reach the top. The eco-friendly journey through the dense forest is surely an alluring and refreshing experience. Eventually, on the top of the hill, there is a summer palace of the former king.

You also get a chance to explore the vivid beauty of mountain ranges and the different kinds of flora and fauna present in the region. After exploring the vicinity of the top of the hill, we return back to Kathmandu and call it a day.


Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu, Nepal

Hike Grade


Max. Altitude

2128 meters

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by car/van/ bus/
  • Park entry permits.
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System).
  • All your standard meals while in the trekking (Breakfast/Lunches/Dinners) with three cup of tea or coffee a day.


  • Tea house accommodation during the treks.
  • Friendly English speaking guide.
  • Accommodation, Food, Salary, Insurance, and medicine for all staff.
  • Porter service (1 porter between 2 person basic)
  • Medical kit.
  • Happyland treks certified.
  • Company Duffel bag and a t-shirt.
  • Transportation from your hotel to Hiking point Balaju drop and Balaju to your hotel pickup.
  • All government and local taxes.


Price Excludes

  • Any food during the Kathmandu and Pokhara stay.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. International air fare.


  • Personal equipment.
  • Tips for guide and Porter (Tipping is expected)
  • personal expenses such as:  Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge, donation.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘price include’ section.


What to Expect

We trek per day between 4 to 8 hours it’s depending on the walk, we can always tailor the date to you and your needs. While trekking with Happyland Treks we recommends you to drink 3 to 5 liters water per day. Water is known to help when combating mountain altitude sickness.


During the trek almost every village you will have access to boiled purified drinking water, bottle of water and hot water for the drink which is cost started from 100 – 500 rupee per liters depends where you are. Cold shower is free but we are not recommends cold shower during the trek because it too cold up there, so it’s better to have hot shower which is possible by Gas Geysers or Hot Bucked and prices started from 100 – 200 rupee per head.

For the camera/mobile battery we always recommends you bring some extra batteries if possible, you can have Mobile/Camera Battery charge almost every tea house the places where you staying in the night.

At the time of  hike almost every village you will have mineral water bottle, purified drinking water. When hiking you will go through terrain that can be flat, downhill uphill and at points with lots of stairs. Walking through the forest, local field, passing the local village. We are always there to help and support you and your journey.
Learning about local culture and their people.


Itinerary for Nagarjun Hill

Hotel to Balaju and hike to Nagarjun Hill 2128m

Kathmandu to Balaju 20 minutes drives and hike up to Nagarjun Hill. 5:15 hrs (2128m) Nagarjun Hill Hike, Downhill to Balaju and drive back 20 minutes to hotel.

Important Information for Nagarjun Hill Hiking

Accommodation Nagarjun Hill

We stay at the Tea house. Tea house trek basically means small hotel. In addition, with cozy room established along. The trekking route that provide room and food. Most of this established family owned. And home cooked meals are serve. As well as different type of food European and western food. Therefore, It’s bit of different but it’s good.

Equipment and Trekking Kit

For all Trekking and Hiking trips. Therefore, we recommend you to be prepared. And have the items from this list.


Sun hat / warm fleece hat / Sunglasses / Head torch / headband

Few pair of T-shirt / Cotton t-shirt / Light thermal / leggings
Fleece jacket / down jacket
Light weight walking pant /  Hiking Shorts / Under garments

Inner Socks / Thick warm wool hiking socks / Comfortable Hiking boots / Sandals

Fleece Gloves / waterproof wind fleece gloves

Sleeping bag liner / Pancho rain cover / Trekking poles / Headlamps and spare batteries / camera batteries with chargers / watch with light alarm / Water bottle or Camel bag / money belt / Dry Packs

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene:
Shampoo / conditioner
Tooth brush and paste / Face and body moisturizer
Nail clippers file / Clothes washing shop
Toilet paper you can by more on a trek / hand sanitizer / Sunscreen / body high UV Protection.

Medical Kits:
See yours doctor for complete travel medical. Therefore, include High altitude medicine Diamox.


Mountain Sickness and Prevention in Nagarjun Hill

Mountain Altitude Sickness can affect. Therefore, anyone above 3000 meters. Altitude Sickness affects people regardless of sex. In addition, age and fitness. Therefore, if you are showing signs of mountain altitude sickness. Your safety is our first priority. Therefore, we will facilitate you getting down as fast as possible.


Therefore, we suggest prior to trekking to ensure. Moreover, you are in good health. In addition, have consulted with your GP. It is recommended prior to departing. Therefore, walking training is done. So, you have the most enjoyable time whilst trekking. Please don’t hesitate ask more.


Many people suffer from mild symptoms of AMS (ACCUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
A light headache, loss of appetite. In addition, disturbed sleep may occur when suffering from AMS. If you experience any of these symptoms. Do not continue ascend. Instead, stay where you are or go down to acclimatize.

Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema (swelling of the brain)
Hape – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (fluids in the lungs)


Persistent severe headache, difficulty breathing, confused thinking. In addition, loss of appetite, rapid breathing. Therefore, or breathlessness at rest. Vomiting, coughing up pink, brown or white sputum. Sound of liquid in the lungs. Blueness of face and lips. In addition, severe lethargy (not wanting to do anything). Persistent bubbling cough, or persistent increased heart rate (110 per minute)
Prevention:- Therefore, Drink plenty of water (not alcoholic beverage) and eat fruit. Especially when crossing high pass.


Accommodation in Kathmandu Nagarjun Hill

To sum up, Accommodation in Kathmandu is not included in this package. Therefore, you will have to arrange accommodation. For staying in Kathmandu yourself. Moreover, it costs varies depending. On the tourist season. As well as the areas where you choose to stay. In addition, our team members will be more than happy to help you. Therefore, provide with assistance. However, guidance for booking accommodation. Or any other travel information related to your stay in Nepal.


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Group Traveller

We’re group of people and we did day trip to Nagarjun Hill Top. There is nice view from the view top. Lots of prayers flag as well. Thanks Happyland Treks to take us there.

September 4, 2019


Couple Traveller

Really nice view from Nagarjun Hill top include Kathmandu valley, forest and lots of hill with Tibetan gumpa and prayers wells. Love this day tour.

May 14, 2018


Solo Traveller

I have been day trip to Nagarjun Hill Hike in the Kathmandu valley. nice hike in the forest up hill and downhill but it is not too long just few hours. From the top of the hill really nice view of Kathmandu valley and green hill with forest. Love the hike.

November 24, 2017