Nagarjuna hiking is an interesting six-hour day trip to climb Jamacho called Nagarjun forest (Queen’s forest), 3 km west of tourist town, Thamel in Kathmandu. After 15 minutes car driving trip starts aside the Trishuli and Kakani Road at the entrance. Nagarjun Forest Reserve (5.8 sq mile) is another parts (2009) of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park (established 2002). Buy a ticket ( In Rupees, per person 565 for tourist, 56.50 for Nepali, and 339 for SAARC), deposit an ID card and collect it after the tour. The forest-clad hill has a steep trail and cool viewpoint with fresh air. Nagarjuna is the Buddhist Mahayana philosopher (150-250 AD) had meditation in this legendary hill's cave. Nepalese armies guards at Nagarjuna Palace and Park's entrance.
Nagarjuna hiking is 10 km uphill and the downhill trail begins at 1350 m and reaches 2095 m above the sea level. The quiet nature, bird's chirping, and different plants are impressive while walking. Tourists would leave the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu for few hours, in addition, enjoying a view of snow-covered mountains, city, valley, and surrounding green hills. The Jamacho ridge with a view tower (2105 m), offers to observe snow-capped mountains, such as Ganesh Himal (7406 m), Langtang (7245 m), Jugal, Dorje Lakpa (6966 m), Gaurishankar (7134 m), and Choba Bhamare (6109 m). The views of Phulchowki Hill (2765 m), Swayambhunath Temple, Shivapuri Hill (2732 m), and Chandragiri Hill (2540 m) are beautiful around Kathmandu Valley.
People of Kathmandu Valley celebrate an annual festival on the full moon day of Baishak (April/May). A little temple with rock's hole believes wish fulfill nearby view tower. The Jamacho Gumba has enshrined a statue of the Padmasambhava. Five colors of prayer flags and prayer wheels have decorated the hill. A time-limited tourist can enjoy the Buddhist Gumba and magnificent views. A disabled can arrange four-wheel drive on a gravel road (17 km.) to visit Nagarjun forest hill. One can climb down to the road at 1:30 hour. Catch a minibus, taxi or car to reach your hotel. Call now, in Yeti Trail Adventure for the hiking cost, including guide, entrance fee, and transportation.