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Jamacho Hiking

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DURATION

1 Days

ACTIVITY

Trekking

MAX ALTITUDE

TRIP GRADE

Easy

GROUP SIZE

Min. Pax.

ACCOMODATE

TRANSPORT

Private Car

BEST SEASON

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Overview

Jamacho hiking is the best day hike in Kathmandu. Explore the Jamacho Gumba situated at an elevation of 2130m in Nagarjun National Park. The hiking in the National Park leading to the viewpoint of Kathmandu Valley is impressive. You can enjoy the diverse flora and fauna in oxygen-rich surrounding in a peaceful environment in Kathmandu.

 Jamacho is the best hiking destination to explore the national park, Gumba, and the countryside of the Kathmandu district. Starting the hiking after a 20-minute drive from Thamel is advantageous over long-distance travel. If you want to hike but don’t want to travel long distances then always choose Jamacho hiking.

Fulbari gate is the entry point of Jamacho hiking. After driving 5 km from Thamel we can reach the entrance of Shivapuri Nagarjun national park in Tarkeshwor municipality, Goldhunga. The forest trail, variety of birds, diverse plants of the hilly region, and colorful butterflies make your trial much more exciting. After walking for around 2.5 – 3 hours, you will reach the summit of Jamacho. The countless housing of Kathmandu Valley appears small from the view tower of Jamacho. You can visit Gompa, spend around an hour on the Nagarjun hill, and encounter the valley and its countryside. The mountain ranges above the hills around Kathmandu Valley are wonderful.  The dense Nagarjun forest expands up to Shivapuri far in its eastern direction. We can return to Phulbari following the same trial in the Nagarjun forest.

We can continue to Osho Tapoban as a side trip. Osho is located three kilometers far from Phulbari Gate. We can hike through the Trishuli highway and reach Osho Tapoban passing Mudkhu Bhanjyang.  After visiting Osho Tapoban we can return to our hotel within 20min.

Additionally, we can also hike to View Tower which takes around 1 hour from Osho Tapoban. You can have amazing views of Kathmandu Valley, Kakani Hill, Nuwakot landscape, and Terrace farming with greenhouses in Kathmandu district. You can easily analyze the urbanization shifting towards the countryside. The windy environment and pine forest of the view tower are amazing and everyone enjoys the natural beauty of the place. After enjoying the view from the view tower we can return to our hotel within half an hour in a private car/taxi.


When is the best time for Jamacho hiking?

The best time for Jamacho hiking is spring (March, April, and May), autumn (September, October, November), and winter (Dec, Jan, Feb). In short, we can hike to Jamacho throughout the year except for the summer season. In the rainy season, you will face difficulties due to slippery paths and leeches on the Jamacho hiking route.

Cloudy and foggy weather is unfavorable as you will not get a proper view from Jamacho. Thus it is always best to choose the spring and autumn seasons for enjoying the whole day. You can enjoy the blooming rhododendron in the spring season.

Jamacho mela occurs every year on Baishakpurnima which generally lies in April. You can also enjoy the mela where thousands of people hike to Jamacho Gompa. The trial remains busy from Balaju to Jamacho on this special day.


Itinerary

7:30 am: Drive to Fulbari gate from Thamel8:00 am: Hiking to Jamacho hill11:00 am: Climbing Jamacho view point11: 00 am – 11: 45 pm: Visiting Jamacho Gumba and its surrounding12 pm to 1: 30 pm: Return down to Phulbari gate.2: 15 pm: Reach Osho Tapoban3: 00 pm: Hike to View Tower4: 30 pm: Return to hotelNote: Osho Tapoban and View Tower are only for side trips which depend on your desire.




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FAQs

Jamacho Gompa is located in Nagarjun forest, a part of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park.

Jamacho Gompa altitude is 2130m high.

We can get a Jamacho Gompa ticket at the Phulbari ticket counter.

Jamacho hiking is a short hike that takes around 2-3 hours to reach Jamacho Gompa and 1.5 hours to return down to Phulbari gate.

Jamacho is around 11 km far from Thamel. You will travel to Fulbari covering 4 kilometers. You will cover Fulbari to Jamacho distance of 7 km during the day hike.

All the people from around the world with enthusiasm for 5-6 hours of hiking can do the Nagarjuna Jamacho day hike.

Jamacho hikes can be done throughout the year except for the summer season. You can get a clear view of mountains and valleys in spring (March, April, May), autumn (September, October, November), and winter (December, January, February).

Yes, there are two side trips we can do after the Jamacho hike: Osho Tapoban View tower hiking Osho Tapoban lies three kilometers far from Fulbari Gate. After returning from Jamacho we can reach Osho Tapoban within 30 minutes. You can visit Osho and have lunch there and continue to view the tower hiking from Osho Tapoban.