Namo Buddha is a Buddhist holy site hundreds of years old, where one of Buddha’s incarnations offered flesh of his own body to a dying Tigress with five cubs. A stone statue marks the site and there is an active monastery close by. Namo Buddha temple is situated atop a hill with stunning 360 views of the Kathmandu valley and beyond.

 

This trek offers the traveller the chance to escape the Kathmandu city smog and experience the ethnic Newari culture, Himalayan views and traditional Buddhist practices.

 

If you wish to take some time and experience some quietness, Namo Buddha, a Buddhist pilgrimage site, can help you achieve peace.

 

Check out the detailed itinerary for more information.

 

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  • Destination

  • Departure

    Thamel, Kathmandu
  • Departure Time

    Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a departure at 7:30 AM.
  • Return Time

    Approximately 8:30 PM.
  • Dress Code

    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
  • Included

    Applicable permits and park fees
    Experienced guide
    Land Transportation
    Meals
  • Not Included

    8 nights accommodation
    Airplane transport
    Airport pick up and drop off
    Personal expenses
    Snorkeling with turtles
    Soft and hard drinks
    Support staff
    Tipping
    Travel insurance

March to May is one of the best times to trek with lots of flowers in bloom, especially rhododendrons in the mountains. While the sky may not be crystal clear as during the autumn months, it is the second busiest season for trekking and mountaineering.

 

June to August are wet but the mountains and hills are covered with lush, full green forests and vegetation. The daily cloud coverage means that mountain views are not guaranteed but as very few people travel during this time it can present the perfect opportunity for people to explore the trails and nature in quiet.

 

September to November are the busiest trekking months due to predictable weather and mostly clear skies. The mountain views are spectacular but the most popular trails can become quite busy.

 

The winter months of December to February are good to trek due to the clean skies and the reduced number of trekkers. However, you should be prepared for cold temperatures.

Our guides are trained in First Aid and have significant experience in trekking this and many other routes throughout Nepal. Safety is our foremost priority and our staff will be available for any issues, and alert to any symptoms of illness,v that may come up.

 

Altitude problems, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), can be life threatening and can occur at any point above 3000m. Our trip itinerary has been designed specifically to allow you to have enough time to acclimatise to the altitude as our height increases. Our guides are very experienced and will act in accordance with the seriousness of any mountain sickness suffered. The easiest and best remedy for AMS is to descend quickly, so never ignore the symptoms and please talk to your guide or leader if you feel unwell. They are trained to manage the logistics and assess the situation continually to make sure that you have a safe trip and enjoy yourself.

It is strongly advised that you arrive in Nepal at least 1 full day before the intended start date of your trek. This will give you the opportunity to allow for any jetlag and to obtain any additional items you may require in the numerous trekking and climbing supply shops in Kathmandu.

An airport pick up and hotel on arrival can be arranged easily for you if you wish and we will be on hand to assist you in picking up any items you need or want and to arrange tours of Kathmandu’s numerous cultural sites.

Guest Lodges, sometimes called Teahouses, along the way provide good accommodation and a considerable choice of well-prepared meals. However, it is advisable to bring your own sleeping bag, as during the high season, bedding can be in short supply and it can get very cold at the higher altitudes.

A private jeep/car transport is arranged for your departure and return and can take from 1-2 hours depending on the designated start/ finish point. For those on a tighter budget or wishing to experience a more ‘local’ trip you can utilise the local bus transport instead.

Trekking in the Kathmandu Valley offers beautiful views of the Himalayan mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gauri Shanker and even the Everest mountain range on clear days. It offers the chance to get an idea of typical Nepal countryside life and ethnic culture. It is best suited for those who are travelling with children or do not have enough time for longer treks.

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Day 1: Kathmandu to Namo Buddha

Leaving Thamel (Tourist area of Kathmandu) we take a private car/bus to the ancient city of Panauti, where Lord Buddha lived as a prince prior to his offering to the tigress. This special village-truly lost in time-is rarely visited by tourists. We visit Indresara Mahadev Temple, which is the oldest surviving dated temple in Nepal that is believed to have been constructed in 1294. From Panauti, we trek among paddy fields filled with local workers and then climb the hill leading up to Namo Buddha Temple where you can sample a living Buddhist Temple, meet the inhabitant monks and learn about their way of life. We stay in a guest house close by that allows you to fall asleep after the sunset and awake to a beautiful sunrise over the Kathmandu mountains and valley.
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Day 2: Namo Buddha to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we trek down the valley rim among local Nepali’s working in their rice fields to the town of Dhulikhel, with breathtaking views of the Himalayas along the way. Once in Dhulikhel, we catch a bus back to the city.

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Umbrella Trekking Nepal

Umbrella Trekking Nepal is a social enterprise initiative by Nature Treks Himalaya, established to support The Umbrella Foundation, a registered children’s charity in Nepal.

 

We offer a wide range of stunning treks and adventure activities throughout the country where you can have the time of your life while knowing that you are helping give underprivileged children of Nepal a brighter future.

 

The treks, operated by Nature Treks Himalaya, provide internship opportunities to disadvantaged youths so that they can learn more about the industry as assistant guides, and all profits go towards the work of The Umbrella Foundation charity.

 

Their Social Focus

The treks provide internship opportunities to disadvantaged youths so that they can learn more about the industry as assistant guides, and all profits go towards the work of The Umbrella Foundation charity.

 

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A social enterprise in partnership with the charity, The Umbrella Foundation Nepal (20063764).

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