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    Cultural Heritage Sightseeing Tour
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    Private Vehicle

About Panauti Namo Buddha Day Hike

Panauti Namobuddha Day hike is a one-day leisurely hike around the Kathmandu Valley that lets you explore the amazing landscapes around the valley and 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 historical city of Kabhre which offers many of the sites and monuments of historical, cultural and religious significance. Indreshwor Temple and Panauti Durbar Square are the highlights of Panauti. This city which was once a trading hub has many of the temples and buildings which dates back to the 15th century. Local people here have well 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 some time with the prayers of monks and Buddhist Chants. This monastery is historically significant which has its own story on how it was built. This ancient monastery has all its features well preserved till this date. Apart from its religious and historical significance, it provides you with an amazing view of the jungle and landscapes of the surrounding. 

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. 



  • Hike to the traditional town of Panauti and explore the Hindu and Buddhist monuments
  • Visit the Buddhist pilgrimage site, Namobuddha
  • Hike through the beautiful forests enjoying the scenic view of the landscapes 

Panauti Namo Buddha Day Hike Itinerary & Map

Drive from Kathmandu to Panauti

After your breakfast, our private vehicle will come to pick you up at the hotel you will be staying. You will have an hour of the ride from Kathmandu to Panauti. Along the way, you will enjoy the beautiful sight of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and the surrounding landscapes. 

Explore the Panauti City 

After about an hour of the ride, you will reach Panauti. You will spend a few moments here, exploring the historical monuments such as Temples, Panauti palace etc. You can stroll around the town and interact with locals as well. 

Hike to Namobuddha 

From Panauti, you will start hiking to Namobuddha monastery which is situated at the top of the hill. You will ascend uphill from the town crossing the forests, picturesque villages, and the river. The monastery of the top and the prayer flags can be seen from the trail. After walking for about 4 hours you will reach to the monastery. When you reach the top, you can spend some time watching the pray of monks and enjoying the serene environment. The valley and the surrounding landscapes look amazing from here. 

Return to Panauti and Kathmandu

After spending some time at Namobuddha, you will trek down the same route to get to Panauti. Our vehicle will drive you back to Kathmandu and drop you to your Hotel. 

Drive Duration: 1 hour approx.
Hike Duration: 4 hours approx.

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  • Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Nagarkot and pick up from Changu Narayan temple 
  • Tour guide during this tour.

Departure Notes

Departure for this trip is conducted daily. If you want are interested, please contact us or book this trip.

Panauti Namo Buddha Day Hike Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews

As this was my first trip to Nepal I was so unsure about everything and I really thought that it was going to become one big mess. But, it didn't. I was there for just a few days and I went sightseeing in Kathmandu with Sublime Trails and after that, we decided that we should go hiking for a day. I have always been fascinated with Buddhism so we went to Namobuddha, a place related to the previous incarnation of Buddha. When I look back, I think that I had a fun holiday in Nepal even though I couldn't go to major famous places besides those in Kathamandu. I am planning to go back there and go a longer trek. 

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