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Day Hiking in Nepal Namo Buddha & Panauti Day Hike

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Price
$140 per person
Duration
1 Day
Destination
Nepal
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Max Altitude:
1650 m
Arrival City:
Kathmandu
Departure City:
Kathmandu
Activity:
Hiking
Route :
Namo Buddha, Panauti
Group Size :
1-16
Tour Customize :
On request
Trip Grade :
Easy
Best Season:
Feb- May/ Aug-Dec

Highlights

  • Visit the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery.
  • Mahalangur and Number Mountain Ranges.
  • Newari culture and civilization. (Little Bhaktapur)

Namo Buddha is a wonderful hilltop about 45 km east of Kathmandu Valley. Namo Buddha (Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery) means Greeting to the Lord Buddha. The surrounding is populated by the ethnic Tamang settlements. During Namo Buddha Day Hike we explore enchanting Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site significantly enough where a legendary prince Mahasattva offered himself to a starving Tigress with its several underfed cubs. This is the very holy pilgrimage among the Buddhist and Hindu religious People and the modern education for the young monks.

After visiting the Namo Buddha Monastery Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, we walk down the way to Panauti. After the 1-hour walk steep downhill, then we follow the Newari village and green field of different types of vegetation. After a couple of hours of walk, we reach Panauti Bazar. Which is also the old Newari town and affluent in art and culture.

Panauti due to its location has a religious significance. It is situated at the confluence of Roshi and Punyamati rivers, and it is believed that the third one called Padmavatialso joins at this confluence from underground making it the Tribeni, tri-junctions. As a result, this place has become the most sacred one and the Nepalese people regard it as Uttar Prayag, after the Prayag of Allahabad, India.

Its importance is clearly mentioned in the inscription of King Pratap Malla (17th century) at Rani Pokhari. As in Prayag, every twelfth year in the month of Magh (January), a big festival is observed and people from far and wide come and take ablution. This festival is popularly known as the Makar Mela. The last twelve-year Makar festival was observed in B.S. 2066. Another annual festival of Panauti is observed on the full moon day of Jestha (June).

At Himalayan Adventure Treks, we offer the best services to our clients. Also, we have many other offers and trip options across Nepal. Likewise, we also have skilled guides and porters.

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Outline Itinerary:

8:00 am: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel.

9:30 am: Visit the Namo Buddha Monastery.

11:00 am: Hike down from Namo Buddha to Panauti.

3:00 pm: Drive back from Panauti to Kathmandu.

 

Note: Time may be changed due to season and traffic.

  • Day Schedule: Namo Buddha & Panauti Day Hike.
Day Schedule: Namo Buddha & Panauti Day Hike.

8:00 am: Drive from Kathmandu to Namo Buddha takes about one and a half hour to reach the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery. We explore the Monsteary with modern education for the young monks and the amazing view of Mahalangur and Numbur Himal.

11:00 am: Hike down from Namo Buddha to Panauti it takes approximately takes four hours to reach the Panauti. On the way, we can explore the Newari culture and their lifestyle mostly people working on the green field. After we reach the Panauti we will explore the local houses and small towns with lots of temples and museums. After visiting the Panauti we drive back to Kathmandu takes about one and half hour.

3:00 pm: Drive back from Panauti to Kathmandu.

What’s included?

  • Transportation by private vehicle.
  •  Entrance fee for sightseeing places.
  •  Experience tour Guide.

 

What’s excluded?

  • Lunch & Beverage.

About Country 

Popularly recognized worldwide for its majestic sky dominating peaks, Nepal is one of the most sought-after nations for trekking and other adventure activities. This tiny Himalayan nation is home to eight of the world’s tallest peaks, including the Mt. Everest (8848m)- the highest mountain in the world. Moreover, the rugged and rural trekking trails to the massifs along the dense forest which is filled with exotic floras and faunas instills excitement and adventures to the travelers. However, traveling to Nepal is not only about the mountains and natural beauty. Unraveling the beauty that lies in the old monuments, palaces, and temples. Nepal has a diverse array of cultures, traditions, languages, and history which are reflected in the lifestyle of the people.

Key Facts 

Location: Nepal is located in South Asia; between two great giants the Republic of China to the north and India to the south, east, and west.

Geography:  A landlocked country, Nepal is divided into three geographical regions, namely, the Himalayas, the Hills, and the Terai.

Capital: The capital city of Nepal is Kathmandu.

Area: The total area of Nepal is 147,181sq km.

Population: The current population of Nepal is 29 million.

Political system: Nepal is a federal republic country with a multi-party system.

Major religion: Nepal is a secular state but the majority of people follow Hinduism, followed by Buddhism and Christianity.

Time zone: The time zone of Nepal is GMT +5:45.

Official Language: The official language of Nepal is Nepali.

Working hours: The working hours in Nepal are from 10 am to 5 pm.

Electricity: Currently, all the major cities have electricity while electricity supply in some rural areas is limited. The standard voltage of electricity in Nepal is 220V.

Visa Information 

All tourists visiting Nepal except tourists from India should have a valid passport and visa. An On-Arrival visa to enter can be obtained at the Tribhuvan International Airport or any other land entry/exit points at the Nepal-Tibet and Nepal-India border. During the peak season, there will be a long line of tourists here trying to get their visa. So, to avoid the endless waiting you should visit the nearest Nepalese diplomatic missions stationed in your country before your arrival.

An On-Arrival Tourist Visa costs USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days. Find more information regarding the updated visa fees at http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/post/notice-regarding-visa-fee-updates.

You can also extend your visa within a valid period which will cost you USD 3 per day. However, if you are visiting Nepal from SAARC countries you don’t have to pay visa fees as gratis fee or free visa is applicable for 100 days. Regarding information about the tourist visas, you can head to the information on the official website of the Department of Immigration at http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa.

How to reach the country

Nepal is very well accessible via air, rail, and road. Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport and the entry point for those arriving by air. Nepal Airlines is the main operator in the nation. Other international airlines here are Air Arabia, Air Asia, Etihad airlines, Fly Dubai, Jet Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Silk Air, and Thai air. The rail and road service can only be used by those arriving from India.

In terms of land transport, there are several land entry/exit points at the Nepal-Tibet and Nepal-India borders. Kerung and Kodari are the entry/exit points at the Nepal-Tibet border whereas

Janakpur-Jainagar railway is the sole railway that connects Nepal with India, several buses connect Delhi and Kathmandu.

Popular destinations to visit 

There are many places you can visit in Nepal. Nepal is not only gifted with natural beauty but it is also culturally rich which means there are many heritages and sites you can visit. Kathmandu Valley is the first and foremost destination that you should not miss out on. The seven UNESCO world heritage sites in the valley, namely, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Changunarayan.

Other places you must visit while in Nepal are Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini. Pokhara is a scenic lake city, located 6 hours’ drive away from Kathmandu city. There you will be able to enjoy the serene and peaceful nature with the Annapurna ranges in the backdrop. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is a historic destination whereas the Chitwan National Park is a natural haven for exotic flora and fauna. Both of these are also enlisted as world heritage sites by UNESCO. Palpa, Bandipur, Bardia National Park, and Ilam are some of the popular destinations.

As for trekking and mountaineering activities, Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Manaslu, Upper Mustang, and Dolpo regions are some of the most popular ones in Nepal.

Internet and Communication in the country

You do not have to worry about not getting communication service or Internet service in Nepal. In recent years, the internet and communication services have drastically progressed and developed. While in the major cities and tourist destinations, you can use free Wi-Fi including many of the cafes and restaurants. Similarly, almost every hotel and some public areas provide Wi-Fi services. However, Wi-Fi is not always available in remote areas in the Himalayas and rural Hilly regions.

In such situations, cellular connection is the best option for both Internet access and communication. NTC and Ncell at two of the biggest telecommunication corporations and offer sim cards with various packages at a reasonable price. These service providers have a wide reach over many parts of Nepal. You will easily be able to purchase any sim card with your passport or identity card.

Local currency and foreign exchange  

While in Nepal, you should use Nepali rupees (NRs) which is also the official currency of Nepal. You can easily exchange your currency into Nepalese Rupee at the Tribhuvan International Airport or the exchange counters and banks around the major cities. Also, the major cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini have a great availability of banks and ATMs. However, their availability becomes quite scarce when you head to the Himalayas and remote areas.

So, it is best if the travelers perform all their money-related activities while they are in the major cities.

Weather and climate 

The climate in Nepal varies according to altitude and the current season. The lowland of the Terai region in the southern part of the country is very hot and humid during the summer. The temperature there can get as high as 45 degrees Celsius. The middle part is also known as the hilly region has a pleasant and bearable climate all year long. However, in winter the nights and early mornings can get quite chilly. The Himalayan region is the northernmost part of the country and is above 3300m. This region usually has alpine climatic conditions and during the winter season, it experiences adverse weather conditions.

Nepal generally has four seasons, namely, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The spring here means every part of the country has flowers blooming and summer means a lot of humidity and rainfall. While the autumn is neither too hot nor too cold and the skies are always clear. The winter season brings snow in the Himalayan region and some parts of the hilly region as well. Finally, during the monsoon season, the entire country experiences heavy rainfall except in the rain shadow areas of Upper Dolpo and Mustang.

People, culture, and festivals

Nepalese are known to be one of the kindest people all over the world. With a smile on everyone’s face, you will be warmly welcomed and greeted. The word “Namaste” is used while they join their hands together which means a respectful greeting. Nepal is a culturally rich country with many different castes, languages, and traditions. The diverse culture and tradition results in many different festivals celebrated all around the nation. The major festivals celebrated are Dashain, Tihar, Holi, Sonam Losar, Gyalpo Losar, and many more. Especially in Newari settlements, people celebrate many colorful and radiant festivals. You will be able to experience wonderful and lifelong memory if you visit Nepal during the time of festivals.

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