Panauti Namobuddha Day Hike popularly known as Namobuddha Hike is one of the most popular day hiking routes in Nepal, carrying fascinating stories throughout the trail about the legends of the place.
Panauti Namobuddha hike carries natural, cultural, and religious importance throughout the hike making it a religious hike to take a glimpse of both Hindu and Buddhist cultural sites close to the main city of Kathmandu.
Panauti-Namobuddha day hike carries a typical image of rural Nepal just close to the main city of Kathmandu with the diverse settlers of different communities living together.
Panauti is an identity of the ancient city of Kathmandu valleys carrying religious importance, the village Panauti is so well maintained by the locals that it will surprise any visitors.
This small old town is in the process of being listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites making this the youngest heritage site in Nepal. The old typical Newari houses, beautiful temples, and shrines will attract any travelers.
Starting from Indreshwor Mahadev Temple close to Tribeni Ghat, which is a three rivers junction but one river is hidden below the ground, you will head towards Unmatta Bhairab Temple and Tulanarayan Temple.
Visiting the Pati, Chaitya, Panauti Museum, and the Ghat (Cremation spot), you hike towards the local village to Namobuddha. The beauties of Panauti will mesmerize any travelers as it makes Panauti a heritage city.
If you are visiting Panauti during MAKAR MELA a very famous festival that falls during January/February every 12 years can change your concept of religion and devotion.
Apart from ‘Makar Mela’, the people of Panauti also practice and celebrate different festivals some annually and some monthly.
Further heading through the local village, you can enjoy the stunning view of the local lifestyle and cultivation around, villagers working in their fields for cultivation and different seasonal fruits being grown all around villages among them oranges are very famous.
This trail will lead you through local villages, their lifestyle, a typical house, and different vegetation, flora, and fauna until you reach Namobuddha to visit one of the four famous Buddhist sites of Nepal.
Upon your arrival in Namobuddha, you can visit the famous monastery. Namobuddha lies at an elevation of 1750 meters above sea level; it carries religious importance for Buddhism. The spot is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha was born before being born as a Buddha in Lumbini, Nepal. So, Namobuddha is one of the fourth holy pilgrimage sites in Nepal.
The view of the surrounding villages, hills, and the mighty Himalayas will surprise any visitors. Praying flags, mani walls, monastery, and monks performing their ritual ceremonies all around Namobuddha Hill will be one of the main attractions. All this makes Panauti Hike a chilling hike to explore the rural life of local people.
Driving back to Kathmandu you will be able to visit the highest statue of Lord Shiva in Sanga. Discover Altitude is open for any change in this package upon request. Please feel free to contact us for any customization of these packages.
If you have done the Namobuddha Hike before, some of the alternative day hikes can be the Phulchowki Hill Day Hike, Nagarkot Sunset View Hike Tour, and Sundarijal Shivapuri Mulkharka Hike, or Champadevi Day Hike.