If you are interested in Buddhist culture, then Namo Buddha hike is one of the best short hikes you can do from Kathmandu. According to the Buddhist scriptures, it is said that the Prince Mahasattva (who is considered to be one of the former incarnations of Gautama Buddha), who was well-known for his generosity, was so generous that he went far enough to offer his own body to a starving tigress at this very place. The stupa built on this place is believed to have been built on the leftover pieces of hair and bones of his body. This amazing anecdote has been depicted through an engraving in a stone slab right next to the stupa. The name “Namo Buddha” literally translates as “Greetings to Buddha.”
Your trip begins with about an hour and a half drive from Kathmandu to Dhapasi. From there on you walk towards Namo Buddha, passing through small villages, beautiful rice fields, and a suspension bridge. Your trail gradually becomes steeper as you reach towards Namo Buddha. Once you reach Namo Buddha, you will get to witness the relics and monuments of the above-mentioned episodes as well as beautiful sceneries of the Himalayas.
- A guide
- National Park Entry Fee
- Necessary Transportation by Car or Bus.
- All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) our staff during the hike
- Necessary equipment for our staff during the Hike
- Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs
- Expenses of Personal Nature such as drinks and beverages, etc.
- Breakfast, Lunch and dinner during the Hike.