Jamachaur - Nagarjun Hiking Day Trip


Jamachaur - Nagarjun Hiking Day Trip | Outdoor Himalayan Treks, Nepal

Jamachaur mountain, standing just behind the Swyambhunath stupa, provides one of the finest nature hikes around Kathmandu.  Lying in the territory of Nagarjun Shivapuri National Park and covered with luxuriant forest, the hike up to the top of the hill and dowkn to the bottom through the ridgeline is an exhilarating experience. The best season for this hike is summer (pre-monsoon time), because the canopy of trees during the trail offers fabulous shade and fresh breeze as well as a welcome quietness from the bustle of the city. The higher you climb through the ridgeline, the thicker the forest and the deeper your escape into its charm. The top of the hill is an excellent vantage point, from where you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu valley, especially of Swyambhunath and the surrounding areas.The hilltop also opens up a panorama of a wide expanse of Himalayan mountains to the far north. We follow our footsteps back to the bottom during our return and conclude the hike to Nagarjun hill.

The hike starts at Phulbari Gate near Balaju, where an army check point is located. The distance to the hilltop from here is a little more than 5 kilometers, all along Jamachaur Mountain ridgeline that culminates at a view tower at the top, our final destination. It takes about 3 hours to reach there at leisurely pace and a little shorter during the return.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 5-6 hours

Minimum Altitude: 1300 m, Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: Around 2000 meters

Itinerary Outline

Have breakfast and drive to Phulbari Gate near Balaju

Hike from Phulbari Gate to Jamachaur

Have lunch at Jamachaur, rest and enjoy views

Hike back from Jamachaur to Phulbari Gate

Itinerary Details

Have breakfast in the morning and get ready for the hike. We drive to Phulbari Gate and start at about 10 am in the morning. Following the Jamachaur ridge line from its bottom, we climb towards its top. After reaching the top, we have our packed lunch and rest for some time, enjoy the views around and take photos. Then we walk back to Phulbari gate and conclude our day hike.


Package Price: USD 85.00 per person


  • Pickup and drop-off service by car
  • Packed lunch
  • Bottled mineral water
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Any extra personal expenses not quoted above
  • Tips
  • Your travel insurance



Fitness Level:

This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit.


Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain will be a plus point.

Documents required:

  • Nagarjun Shivapuri National Park entry permit