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Day Hike to Nagarjun

The area of Nagarjun is part of the Raniban (Queen's) forest that has become a part of Shivapuri National Park. Located just north of Thamel, it is less than an 30 minutes away where you can be in the middle of old growth forest.

Suddenly, the noise and traffic of the city disappears, only to be replaced by the sounds of birds singing and wind blowing through the trees. The forest is noted for its cliffs and is a popular place for people wishing to do rock climbing.

The traditional pilgrims trail to the top takes you past a cave with a large golden statue of Lord Buddha stands. From there, you can take a steep trail up the hill to the top where there is a Buddhist monastery as well as a lookout tower that offers splendid views of the Kathmandu Valley to the south or the snowcapped peaks to the north. There is also an alternative, easier trail up to the top so you can still enjoy the outstanding views from this observation point.

Nagarjun was home of Nagarjuna Palace, which was the summer residence of the old royal family.  There is much to see and experience as you walk through this incredible place.
These trips are organized daily and your representative at Swiss-Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition will make all of the arrangements for you.  Why not sign up today for this perfect hike to the top of Nagarjun Hill?


Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition organizes each of these popular day hikes every day. Please feel free to talk to us so that we could organize the perfect trip for you on the requested dates. For customized departures and additional information regarding all the day hiking trips around either the Kathmandu Valley or Pokhara, you may either call Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition at 00977-98510-01832 (24 hour support) or e-mail us at

Cost Include

  • All ground transportation in private vehicle
  • An experienced guide tour guide.
  • Picnic lunch
  • All entrance fees
  • All required government taxes


Cost Exclude


Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 01 days
  • Trip Code: SNFTDTR -322
  • Starts Point: Kathmandu
  • Ends Point: Kathmandu

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Contact Information

Swiss-Nepal Family Trekking & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd.
J.P.Road, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-4212739, 4212911
Cell: 977-9851001832

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