Trek Overview

Jamcho is the 4th highest peak in the Kathmandu Valley. This place is easily accessible as it is the only a couple of kilometers drive from the ring road at Balaju Bypass. You can start your hike from the Gate of Nagarjuna near Balaju Bypass which is about 20 min car drive for entry gate followed by two and half hours of hiking up to the hill. We pass through Raniban (Queen of Forest) to this stupa. The main attractions on this hike are Buddhist stupas, ancient caves and the beautiful Jamacho Monastery situated on the Nagarjuna hill with viewpoint. There is a tiny statue of Nagarjuna Buddha at the monastery.
The east side of the stupa has two rows of shrines of Buddhist gods and goddesses. On the other hand, Jamacho viewpoint is popular for stunning Himalayan backdrop Jugal, Ganesh Himal with Langtang that inspire you to take a snap by your camera. From the peak of the Nagarjuna hill, you observe Bird’s eye view of Kathmandu valley, Swayambhunath temple and Nuwakot with Buddhist shrines and monasteries. This hike ideally gives you a glimpse of nature and wonderful calm hike with the musical chirping of birds throughout the hike.

Fast Facts

HIKE TYPE: Private
SEASON: Round the year
LANGUAGE: English, Nepali

Most Common FAQs

  1. 1 . FAQ about Hike

    Do you cancel tours?

    We do cancellation of tour only if there is a political close announcement or protests. We do not cancel our tours if it rains or snows. We might consider cancellations if we expect a heavy thunderstorms or downpour. However, we will notify you in advance via email or by phone.

    What should I wear?

    Normal hiking shoes with more traction to tackle the difficult downhill slopes of the valley is good for hiking.

    A T-shirt and a pair of shorts or tights are enough during summers. In addition please bring your sunglasses and sunscreen to avoid from sunburn.

    During winter, we recommend our clients to wear an extra layer besides to what they would normally wear.

    Is there water available on Hike?

    We will carry our own bottles and fill up them. We advise that you carry your own water bottle to avoid purchasing plastic bottles. However there will be small tea houses on some locations of the trails selling mineral water bottles.

    Is it possible to store belongings at the place we start?

     Our pick up van will have the bag storage. However, we recommend you to take care of your belongings and not to store any valuable items in the bag storage.

    Is it possible to take photos along the way?

     Yes, you can bring your camera to take the pictures. The hike guide will also take pictures along the trails. You can ask your guide if there is a definite place you would like to take picture. Later the pictures captured by our guide will be sent to you via email.


    Do you have pick up service?

    We offer for our private tours an optional hotel pick-up service. The hotel or apartment building should be on or close to the tour route. Please let us know your complete hotel or apartment address during the tour reservation process and we will check if we can meet you at your hotel/apartment.

    What is booking and payment procedure?

    All tours are booked and paid for through our online booking system on our website or you could pay at the local registration places mentioned on the guide.

    How long does the hike take?

    It depends on the length of the hike (how many kilometres / miles) you choose. This information is available in the tour description.

    Is there any age limit for the hike?

     It is the responsibility of you as a participant to ensure that you are fit enough to participate in the tour. Children under the age of 18 are the responsibility of their parents or guardians.

    In what language the hike be?

    Tour will be guided in English and Nepali.