Travers Nepal

Jamacho Hike

from 0 reviews
Best Price
1 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 1 to Max 10
Private Vehicle
Best Season
Every Day
Your Own
Your Own
Starts at
Kathmandu - Phulbari Gate
Ends at
Kathmandu - Phulbari Gate
Trip Route
Your Hotel in Kathmandu - Nagarjun Phulbari Gate - Jamacho Gumba - Nagarjun Phulbari Gate - Your Hotel


  • Traverse through the lush forests of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, beginning your journey at Phubari Gate.
  • Encounter the vibrant blooms of Rhododendron trees, painting the landscape in a kaleidoscope of colors during the spring season.
  • Discover the rich biodiversity of the region as you encounter chestnut trees, Silver Birch, and clusters of bamboo amidst the verdant landscape.
  • Experience a moment of spiritual reflection at the sacred Jamacho Gumba, a Buddhist monastery perched atop a hill, amidst fluttering prayer flags and chanting monks.
  • Reach the summit and behold the awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Himalayas, including peaks such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and even the mighty Everest on clear days.


The Jamacho Hike Offers a perfect blend of nature, spirituality, and breathtaking vistas. this hike is a must-visit for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike.

The journey begins at Phubari Gate foothills of the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, just a short drive from Kathmandu city. From there, hikers walk on a picturesque ascent through verdant forests and winding pathways, losing themselves in the beauty of Nepal's diverse flora and fauna.

One of the highlights of the Jamacho Hike is the opportunity to have the majestic Rhododendron trees, whose vibrant blooms paint the landscape in hues of red, pink, and white during the spring season. As you continue along the trail, you'll also encounter towering Pine trees, whose fragrant needles create a serene atmosphere as you trek through the forest.

Keep an eye out for the distinctive leaves and spiky husks of the chestnut trees, which dot the landscape and provide a glimpse into the rich biodiversity of the region. Amidst the canopy of trees, you'll also find the slender Silver Birch, their graceful branches swaying in the breeze, and clusters of bamboo adding to the tapestry of greenery.

On the top of the Hill, adventurers are rewarded with a visit to the sacred Jamacho Gumba, a Buddhist monastery perched atop a hilltop. Here, amidst fluttering prayer flags and the gentle hum of chanting monks, visitors can take a moment to soak in the tranquility and spirituality of the surroundings.

But perhaps the most breathtaking aspect of the Jamacho Hike awaits at the summit - a panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, gleaming in the distance like a crown atop the world. From this vantage point, hikers can gaze upon the awe-inspiring majesty of peaks such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and even the mighty Everest on a clear day.

After taking in the mesmerizing vistas and capturing memories to last a lifetime, hikers begin their descent back to the trailhead, their hearts and minds filled with the beauty and serenity of the Jamacho Hike.

With a total distance of 8.742 kilometers round trip, the Jamacho Hike offers the perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and reconnect with nature in all its glory. Whether you're seeking adventure, spiritual rejuvenation, or simply a moment of peace amidst the mountains, this captivating trail promises an unforgettable experience for all who board upon it.

Important Note

  • The Jamacho Hike is situated within the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park; therefore, visitors are required to obtain necessary permits before embarking on the trek.

  • It is advisable to engage the services of a knowledgeable guide to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, especially for those unfamiliar with the terrain.

  • Please respect the sanctity of the Jamacho Gumba and adhere to any guidelines or rules set forth by the monastery.

  • As with any outdoor excursion, hikers are encouraged to carry sufficient water, snacks, and appropriate gear, including sturdy hiking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

  • Due to the varying terrain and elevation changes, it is recommended that hikers maintain a moderate level of fitness and pace themselves accordingly.

  • Leave no trace: Help preserve the natural beauty of the trail by carrying out any waste and minimizing environmental impact during your hike.

Trip Itinerary

8:30 am: Meet at the Your Hotel where you stay

  • Brief introduction and overview of the hike.
  • Ensure all participants have necessary permits and gear.

9:00 am: Begin the trek into the lush forests of the national park.

  • Take in the sights and sounds of the surrounding nature.
  • Start ascending gradually along the well-marked trail.

10:30 am: Reach a picturesque spot amidst Rhododendron trees.

  • Pause for a short break and admire the vibrant blooms (during spring season).
  • Take photos and soak in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

11:30 am: Continue the hike, ascending through the forested trail.

  • Encounter various flora including Pine trees, chestnut trees, Silver Birch, and bamboo.
  • Enjoy the serenity of the forest and the cool mountain air.

12:30 pm: Arrive at the Jamacho Gumba, the Buddhist monastery atop the hill.

  • Explore the monastery grounds and soak in the spiritual ambiance.
  • Take time for personal reflection or prayer amidst the tranquil surroundings.
  • Begin the final ascent to the summit for panoramic views of the Himalayas.
  • Hike to the highest point of the hike to witness breathtaking vistas.
  • Marvel at the snow-capped peaks including Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Everest on clear days.

1:00 pm: Start the descent back to the trailhead.

  • Descend carefully along the familiar trail, enjoying the scenery in reverse.
  • Share stories and experiences with fellow hikers along the way.

2:30 pm: Arrive back at the starting point near Phubari Gate.

  • Conclude the hike with a sense of accomplishment and gratitude for the experience.
  • Farewell and departure of participants.

Note: Timings are approximate and may vary depending on the pace of the group and prevailing weather conditions. Please ensure to carry sufficient water, snacks, and necessary gear for a comfortable and enjoyable trek.

Max. altitude





Not satisfied with this itinerary? Make your own.
Plan My Trip


  • All required documents for this hike
  • All ground transportation
  • Local licensed Guide

Doesn't Include

  • Meals/Fruits/water
  • Tipping to Local Guide
  • Other items that are not mentioned inclusive section

Equipment List

  • Day backpack (Water, Sun Glass, Suns Cream)
  • Trekking Pole 
  • Comfort Hiking Shoes
  • Rain coat 

Share this tour

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Instagram

Similar Tours

Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking
Hiking in Nepal

Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking

3 days
(1 reviews)
Book Now

Join our Newsletter

Sign up to stay updated with latest offers, recent events and more news.