Namobuddha Day Hike with Shiva Statue

Namobuddha Day Hike with Shiva Statue - 1 days

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    • Following the pilgrimage path to holy Namobuddha and at Shiva temple.
    • Visit the tallest monument of Lord Shiva almost the size of Statue of Liberty.
    • A scenic and cultural walks from rural farm town of Panauti to Namobuddha.
    • Explore the holiest of all holy sites of Buddhism amidst tranquil environment.
    • A lovely day hike on hidden trails, less ventured by main flow of foreign visitors.
Namobuddha Day Hike with Shiva Statue, a great combination of Hindu and Buddhist holy sites in a single day trip. Enjoy the day away from the bustling city of Kathmandu, where the drive and hike take you to a serene environment. 

All interested visitors can join and enjoy the scenic and cultural Namobuddha day hike with a visit to the Shiva Statue. The tour and hike, are a blend of both ancient religions of Hinduism and Buddhism in the backdrop of the Himalayan range.

A great way to immerse within Nepalese rural and country traditional farm life, as well observing the age-old cultural heritage. As it were for hundreds of centuries, where this wonderful hike takes you around medieval-era towns and villages.

An opportunity to explore the pristine surroundings outside the valley rim of Kathmandu, where few groups of travelers seldom visit. This makes the Namobuddha day hike with a visit to Shiva Statue so special, in the harmony of a tranquil green environment. Namobuddha is an important pilgrimage site for all Buddhist followers, where visitors can witness beautiful ancient religious monuments and majestic monasteries. 

Includes visits to old temples in Panauti and the tallest statue of Lord Shiva at Sanga. Which stands at 44 m / 144 feet high as one of the world’s tallest Shiva statues. The areas of hiking take you beyond the Kathmandu valley rim, within a greenery country. Where hikers can enjoy the refreshing cool air, in the harmony of beautiful landscape surroundings, facing views of Himalayan peaks

Namobuddha Day Hike with Shiva Statue is a great marvelous outdoor activity for a day. Capturing stunning views of the Snow Mountain range, along with impressive cultures of rural villages and towns. 

Enjoy the day exploring the rural town and farm villages on a pleasant walk to the famous Namobuddha. A holy pilgrimage spot for Buddhist followers, located on a serene high hill, amidst beautiful forest surroundings.

Important Note

Short profile:
Grade of Hike: Moderate with Ups and Downhill walks.
Duration of Hike:    4-5 hours with drives both ways.
Start and End point: Panauti to Namobuddha hill top.
Highest elevation: At Namobuddha 1,683 m / 5522 feet high. 

Best Season for Namobuddha day hike with visit of Shiva Statue:
Nearly all seasons of the year for Nagarkot day hike, except for monsoon wet months of mid-June to August. The best favorable seasons are spring and autumn / fall, as well in winter times of Christmas and New Year till February.

Trip Itinerary

The morning after breakfast by early as 7 a.m. our guide receives you for an exciting drive outside Kathmandu city. Heading due east reaching the suburb of Bhaktapur city, and then driving towards winding up to Sanga ridge top.

Stopping for a short visit to the Hindu temple of Shiva statue stands tall, almost the height of the Statue of Liberty. From here drive leads to a Banepa town, and then the drive diverts south to an old town of Panauti. At Panauti a refreshing stop to explore the ancient farm town and visit the old Hindu temples.

The hike begins heading up on a winding path, avoiding the main motorable road as possible. The walk follows through nice farm villages with neatly cultivated terraces, then slowly the climb ends reaching Namobuddha holy premises. 

Namo Buddha is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, reveres as the holiest Buddhist site; located 40 km southeast of Kathmandu.

For Tibetans, Namo Buddha is known as "Takmo Lujin" which means giving body to the tigress. The local Newari name is "Namra, the legend behind Namobuddha where Matriya, the future Buddha. Who came across a feeble hungry tigress with young cubs, the mother tigress was weak. She could not hunt to feed her cubs without regret the lord offered his flesh. Hence saving the tigress and the cubs from hunger. Explore the interesting holy site of Namobuddha, located amidst serene forest surroundings, a perfect spot for worship.

The holy site of Namobuddha, also known as the ‘Three Stupas in Nepal’ or Tagmo Lüjin, translates as "The place where the future Buddha sacrificed his body to a tigress". This holy site is unmistaken based on the clear identification given in the Sutra Requested by the Tigress and so forth. 

After a marvelous day hike, drive towards Dhulikhel and then on the main road to Kathmandu, and then back to your hotel. Reaching by late afternoon or evening time before dinner.

Not satisfied with this itinerary? Make your own.


    • Drive to Panauti and drive back to Kathmandu from Namobuddha
    • Lunch 
    • Experience and government licensed guide
    • Food salary insurance for Guide and Porter
    • All government charges and taxes

Doesn't Include

    • Personal equipment’s and personal expenses
    • Tips for guide and porter


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