Nagarjun Jamacho Gumba Hiking
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Nagarjun Jamacho Gumba Hiking

Hiking to Jamacho Gumba offers the snowcapped views of the Himalayan peaks such as Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Jugal, Dorje Lakpa, and Langtang Himal.

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Jamacho Gumba Hiking

Nagarjun Jamacho Gompa Hiking is a short and sweet hiking trail just 3 km far from the tourist hub of Kathmandu, Thamel. The area is now a part of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park which was known as Nagarjun forest.  The enticing atmosphere of Jamacho Gompa lures a lot of visitors from neighbouring Kathmandu valley. Protected by the Nepalese Army, the woods in the wilderness of Jamacho is pristine, adventurous and fascinating as it offers the spectacular views of the Himalayas, Kathmandu valley and a wide array of flora and fauna. 

Jamacho Gompa Hiking is a perfect escape from the hustling and bustling Kathmandu valley. Hiking to Jamacho offers the snow capped views of the Himalayan peaks such as Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Jugal, Dorje Lakpa, and Langtang Himal. From some parts, you can also see the world-renowned eight-thousander and the top of the world- Mount Everest. 

The Nagarjuna Hill is named after a famous philosopher Nagarjuna. The cave residence of the meditator Nagarjuna is found here.

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    Facts about Jamacho Gumba

    Place Name

    Nagarjun Jamacho Gompa

    National Park

    Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

    Established 

    2009

    National Park Area

    159 Square KM

    Nagarjun Forest Area

    15 Square KM

    Location

    Kathmandu

    Altitude

    2128M

    Trail Distance

    4.3KM

    Wildlife Attractions

    • 311 kinds of birds

    • 102 kinds of butterflies and insects

    • 22 kinds of animals

    Best Season to Visit

    Spring, Autumn and Winter 

    Where is Jamacho Gumba?

    Jamacho Gompa is a Buddhist shrine and is located in a very serene and spiritual atmosphere. It is situated at an altitude of 2128 m above sea level and offers panoramic views of the mountains and valleys. Jamacho Gompa lies in the Nagarjuna hill. In a very beautiful settlement of the lush green jungle, Jamacho trek offers a short and wonderful trekking experience in Nepal.

    Jamacho Gumba Hiking Attractions

    • Jamacho Gompa.
    • Kathmandu City View.
    • Mountain View (Annapurna to Everest Ranges)
    • Wildlife (Clouded leopard, Chinese Pangolin, Leopard Cat, Assamese Monkey, 311 kinds of birds, 102 butterflies and insects, 22 kinds of animals)

    How to get Jamacho Gumba?

    Jamacho Gompa is an amazing destination near Kathmandu valley in the serene settlement of Nagarjuna Hill. Getting to the Jamacho Gompa is easy and do not require extensive hiking supplies. The route to Nagarjun is Kathmandu-Machhapokhari- Fulbari Gate-Jamacho Peak- Fulbari Gate-Kathmandu.

    It takes around half an hour of drive from central Kathmandu to reach Fulbari gate via drive. Fulbari gate is also known as the gateway to Nagarjuna hill. The peaceful surroundings of Nagarjuna hill, birds chirping, fluttering prayer flags and caves and stupas in the hill are captivating.

    The spectacular views of the Himalayas including some parts of Annapurna and Everest range, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal stretched in a panorama is very astounding. The top of the hill also offers the views of Kathmandu valley and neighbouring mountain villages.

    Entry Fees

    Tourist Entry Fees (Per Person)

    Nepali Citizen

    NRP 100

    SAARC Citizen

    NPR 600

    Foreign Citizen

    NRP 1000

     

    Mountain Bike/Cycle Fees (Per Vehicle)

    Nepali Citizen

    NRP 20

    SAARC Citizen

    NPR 50

    Foreign Citizen

    NRP 150

     

    Rock Climbing Charges (Per Person)

    Nepali Citizen

    NRP 250

    SAARC Citizen

    NPR 500

    Foreign Citizen

    NRP 1000

    How difficult is Jamacho hiking?

    Nagarjun Jamacho Gompa is easy trekking in the outskirts of Kathmandu valley. Because of easy accessibility and its proximity to the capital Kathmandu valley, it is one of the easiest and a single day hike near Kathmandu valley. Also, since the elevation is 2128 m, it is easier in terms of the altitude as well.

    Best Season to Visit

    Hiking in the outskirts of Kathmandu valley is a year-round activity. However, the monsoon season is not so favourable because of the slippery trail and unexpected climate conditions. The spring season, summer season, winter season and autumn season are favourable to hike Jamacho Gompa. 

    During the spring season, the lush greenery amid the mountains is very astonishing and offers an amazing experience to the visitors. Summer season is quite beautiful, the temperature is not so hot and does not exceed more than 30 degrees in usual times. Autumn is the best time to hike in terms of climate and temperature.

    Travel tips for Jamacho Gumba hiking

    While visiting Jamacho Gompa, if you are a novice hiker, you must know certain things about hiking. 

    • Do not enter Gompa with the shoes on. 

    • If there is a ‘no photography’ sign on the premises, do not click photos. 

    • Jamacho Gompa lies in the National Park area, so while hiking here do not make noise and do not litter. 

    • Don’t do any activity that might hamper the flora and fauna in the national park. 

    • Always wear comfortable clothes and shoes while hiking in the mountains.

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