4 days

Boudha to Namo Buddha Kora Hike

Glancing the valley
  • Trip Style: KTMTRK001
  • Ways to Travel: Driving, Hiking
  • Activities: Culture
  • Group Size: 2-15
  • High Altitude 2300 m
Activity Level: Easy
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Trip Overview

This hike offers a complete multi days itinerary.Begin your trip by driving a short distance from Boudha Stupa to the north of the Kathmandu Valley rim, passing through small farming villages and lush forests. Experience local customs and discover ancient temples and historic villages. End your stay with time to immerse yourself in bustling Kathmandu all the while enjoying stunning views of the Himalaya mountains wherever you turn.

Enjoy some of the best viewpoints of the Kathmandu Valley along with a short hike between ancient hill stations, villages.

You’ll visit Dhulikhel for views of the Himalaya, then pass through villages and farm fields to the Buddhist site of Namobuddha before returning back to Kathmandu to finish your complete Valley Kora trip.

Trip Highlights

    Stay in some of the finest hotels and lodges in the Kathmandu area
    Explore well-preserved Newari architecture in the village of Panauti
    Experience the sacred atmosphere of Namo Buddha, one of Tibetan Buddhism’s holiest sites
    Relax amid traditional farming villages with spectacular Himalayan views

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 Drive from Boudha Stupa to Sundarijal & trek from Sundarijal to Hibung- Chisopani (2300m) Prakriti Resort

    Drive from Responsible Treks Boudha office to Sundarijal which takes approximately one hour and trek from Sundarijal to Chisopani (2300m.) and it takes about four and half hours.

  • Day 2 Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2175m) which takes about six and half hours. Nagarkot Farm House

    Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2175m) which takes about six and half hours.

  • Day 3 Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m.) this takes about six hours. Hotel in Dhulikhel

    Enjoy breakfast with a view before packing your bags and heading out along the ridgeline to the southeast of Nagarkot. Today, you’ll pass through community forests and open landscapes with small villages that rely not only on farming and livestock but also on the forest for their daily needs. This is a great chance to get close to the daily life of the people of the villages. It is vastly different from Kathmandu, which is so close in terms of distance, but a world apart in terms of lifestyle.

    Trekking time: 7 hours

  • Day 4 Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha (1750m) Hotel in Kathmandu

    This morning, you’ll hike to Namo Buddha, which is an easy few hours’ walk. Namo Buddha is located 25 miles (40 km) outside the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. The tour takes you to the Buddhist pilgrimage site situated on the hilltop of Panauti in Kavre District. The main attraction of your tour at Namo Buddha is the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse monastery where young monks study.

    Trekking time: 3-4 hours (11 km)

  • Day 5 Trek from Namo Buddha to Khopasi, Drive to Kathmandu

    After breakfast with a nice setting overlooking the mountains, take the morning to explore Tamang Buddhist culture compared with Tibetan Buddhism. Taking a short stroll down the hillside you can visit the little stupa at Namo Buddha. This stupa commemorates Siddhartha Gautam’s selfless act of offering his body to a hungry tigress, which is said to have contributed to his ability to achieve enlightenment and, ultimately, Buddha-hood. Learn about the significance of the place and its place in local Tamang culture, before climbing a short distance up to the newly built Tibetan Buddhist monastery perched on the hilltop above the Stupa.

    From here, you’ll continue on through fields and orchards to the quiet village of Balthali, having a picnic lunch en route. Then, you’ll continue on to the village of Khopasi. Here we again have amazing views to the mountains and can enjoy the charm of village life—even though it’s a steep hike back down into the village after you have dropped your pack in the hotel, it’s worth the effort.

    After exploring around Khopasi and your last panoramic views of the Himalaya, you can exchange your trekking boots for the four wheels of a car as you head back into Kathmandu.

    Walking time: 5 hours

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