Namo Buddha Hiking

1 Day

Spiritual significance and natural beauty with the Namo Buddha Hiking. Nestled just 40 km southeast of the Kathmandu Valley, this tour takes you to one of the most revered Buddhist pilgrimage sites, offering a serene escape from the bustling city life.

The Namo Buddha Hiking unfolds with a picturesque 1.5 to 2-hour drive through the charming village of Panauti, leading to an easy hike through quaint villages and lush paddy fields. Immerse yourself in the daily lives of local villagers as they cultivate the fields, and bask in the clean, fresh air that surrounds you.

As we move along the Namo Buddha trail, you’ll fill the beauty of surroundings. The tranquility of the environment and the purity of the air make it an ideal destination for meditation and spiritual practices. Capture breathtaking sunrise and sunset views from the hill, creating memories that will stay with you forever.

Exploring the Mythical Significance

Namo Buddha, meaning “Greetings to the Lord Buddha,” holds a captivating story within its mythological embrace. According to Buddhist sutras, this site is closely tied to the previous life of Lord Buddha himself. In this incarnation, he was born as Prince Mahasattva, the youngest son of King Maharatha. One fateful day, while hunting in the forest with his elder brothers, they encountered a tigress and her starving cubs.

The Symbolism of Sacrifice

Prince Mahasattva’s sacrifice left an enduring mark. His brothers found only bones and hairs upon return. Yet, the stupa stands, a testament to his compassion and humanity’s capacity for selflessness.

A Glimpse into Rural Nepali Life

Despite its proximity to the capital, the Namo Buddha area retains the essence of traditional Nepali rural life. The hike culminates in a one-hour uphill climb to reach the captivating Namo Buddha stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage monument.


Namo Buddha Tour beckons with its blend of spiritual significance and natural splendor, providing a momentary escape from the urban hubbub. As you journey through tranquil landscapes and engage with the heartwarming stories woven into the fabric of this land, you’ll find yourself rejuvenated and inspired. Experience the serenity, immerse in the mythological narratives, and bask in the simplicity of rural Nepali life on this unforgettable pilgrimage.

1. Pickup from Your Hotel

Your Namo Buddha journey commences with a convenient pickup from your hotel in Kathmandu.
Meet your experienced guide who will accompany you throughout the day.

2. Arrive at Namo Buddha and Explore Surroundings

Embark on a picturesque drive, covering a distance of 1.5 to 2 hours, as you leave the bustling city behind.
Reach the peaceful Namo Buddha, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site shrouded in tranquility.
As you step onto this sacred land, let the serene atmosphere envelop you, offering a respite from urban life.
Engage in an exploration of the surroundings, wandering through lush landscapes and absorbing the spiritual aura.

3. Lunch Break

Delight in a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, serving an array of culinary delights.
Relish traditional Nepali dishes or choose from a diverse menu that caters to your taste preferences.

4. Drive Back to Kathmandu

Bid farewell to the serene haven of Namo Buddha and begin your return journey to Kathmandu.
Reflect on the experiences and insights gained during your time at this sacred site.

5. Arrive at Your Hotel and Conclusion of the Tour

Arrive back at your hotel in Kathmandu, carrying with you the tranquility and spiritual resonance of Namo Buddha.
Express gratitude to your guide for enhancing your pilgrimage experience.
Take a moment to reflect on the meaningful day you’ve had, enriched with spirituality and cultural exploration.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience peace at Namo Buddha, a serene Buddhist pilgrimage site near Kathmandu.
  • Take an easy hike through picturesque villages and green fields.
  • Witness breathtaking sunrise and sunset views from the hill.
  • Visit Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery and embrace its peaceful atmosphere.
  • Explore the symbolic Namo Buddha stupa, a tribute to Prince Mahasattva's sacrifice.

Included and Not Included in Your Namo Buddha Hiking

Cost Included

  • Private transport with driver
  • Gasoline and car parking
  • Hiking guide
  • All government taxes

Cost Excluded

  • Meals (Lunch and dinner)
  • Any cold drinks & tea/coffee etc.
  • Tips & Gratuities

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Namo Buddha Hiking
From $ 130
/ Adult

Trip Facts: Namo Buddha Tour

  • Accommodation
  • All season
  • Included
  • 1,750 meters (5,741 feet)
  • 1 to 1.5 Hours