Panauti Namobuddha Day hike is a one-day leisurely hike around the Kathmandu Valley that lets you explore the amazing landscapes around the valley, including many cultural and historical places of Panauti and Namobuddha Monastery. It takes just an hour of drive to get to Panauti and a few hours of drive to get to Namobuddha.
Panauti is the one of the oldest towns in Nepal, now part of Kavre. It displays many sites and monuments of historical, cultural and religious significance. Indreshwor Temple and Panauti Durbar Square are the highlights of the Panauti visit. This city was once a trading hub and has many temples and buildings which date back to the 15th century. Local people here have preserved these monuments and traditions of the city. This city is a great place to visit and explore the culture, and history of the locals.
Namobuddha is one of the sacred pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. Situated at the top of the hill, the monastery is a serene place to spend time listening to the prayers and chants of Buddhist monks. This monastery is historically significant and has its own story on how it was built. This monastery is said to be ancient, but the exact date of its founding is unknown. Its structure, though, remains well preserved to this day. Apart from its religious and historical significance, it provides you with an amazing view of the jungle and surrounding landscapes.
This one day tour is perfect to explore the serene landscapes around the valley and explore the historical and cultural aspects of the traditional city Panauti and Namobuddha Monastery.
Panauti Namobuddha Day Hike trip Highlights
- Hike to the traditional town of Panauti and explore the Hindu and Buddhist monuments
- Visit the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Namobuddha
- Hike through the beautiful forests enjoying the scenic view of the landscapes
- See the beautifully preserved culture at both sites
- A short and sweet getaway within the Kathmandu Valley