Nagarjun is nearest hill site of Kathmandu Valley covered by thick forest with historical as well as natural setting. Situated north-west of Kathmandu it’s a part of Shivapuri National Park. You can start your hike from the Gate of Nagarjuna near Balaju Bypass. Its takes about 20 min car drive for entry gate and than 2 and half hours of walking up to the hill. Nagarjuna hill hosts one of the well-known Buddhist stupa. A road passes through Raniban (Queen of Forest) to this stupa.
The etymology for its name as Nagarjun is based in a mythological statement that it’s the location where Acharya Nagarjun has meditated. Nagarjun also described as Vindya Mountain in literatures. Here one can feel peace state of mind with natural setting and it’s the best place to meditate. Buddha stupas, ancient caves and finally Jamacho view point (2128m) are the main points of attractions. Jamacho view point is famous for its setting from where spectacular Himalayan scenery can captured in mind and camera as well. Incredible Himalayan scene of Jugal, Ganesh Himal with Langtang region can be viewed from here.
From the zenith of the Nagarjuna hill you can observe Kathmandu valley, Swyambhu hill with famous two eyes of Buddha, Nuwakot with Buddhist shrines and monasteries in their setting. Nagarjun with its natural setting hosts another historical place the Nagarjun Palace-summer palace of the former Nepalese Royals. With Himalaya Thunder Treks team this hike perfectly gives you a glimpse of nature with saintly peace of mind near Kathmandu.
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