About Namobuddha Day Hiking
The Namobuddha Day Hike is one of the best ways to explore the ancient Newari culture and Buddhism practices for people having a limited amount of time. Situated on the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley to the southeast side, this easy 5-6 hours hike takes us to the ancient Newari village of Dhulikhel and Panauti and the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Namobuddha.
The Namobuddha Day Hike starts from Dhulikhel. From there, we will hike to Namobuddha through the beautiful village of the Newari people with a lot of temples. Namo Buddha is one of the most important religious sites in Nepal from the Buddhist point of view. According to Buddhist myth, this was the place where a prince sacrificed his body to a hungry tigress as an act of compassion. Later, his family built a stupa over the place where he was buried. And at last, we will hike to Panauti where we will end the hike and drive back to Kathmandu. During the hike, we will pass through beautiful villages, rice fields, monasteries, temples, and forests with a panoramic view of the Himalayas and Kathmandu Valley. Overall, this is a pleasant hike away from the hustle and bustle of the city areas with opportunities for exploring the local lifestyle.