Nepal Mountain Lovers Day hiking
Nagarjun hill pleasant hiking tour
Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks offers day hiking to Nagarjun Hill. Tourists arrive to Nagarjun hill with 10 minutes drive and 2 hrs uphill hiking from Thamle, the main touristic hub in Kathmandu city. Nagarjun hill Hiking is one of the best explorations for the tourists that have limited time in Nepal.
Kathmandu to Nagarjun hill is about 7km far from Thamel. Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks & Expedition offers a pleasant hiking tour from Thamel to Nagarjun hill. It takes 10 minutes drive to hiking starting point and about 2 hrs uphill hiking to reach to the top of the Nagarjun hill. We have to walk down for about one hour to get the car to hotel. On the way to hiking, the tourists could sightseeing at Balaju Water Garden which is very popular for 22 holy water taps. There is an statue of the lord Vishnu lying in the small pond which is very important for the former Nepali royal family. During the major festival time thousands of Hindu pilgrim and the former royal family visit this place.
Inside the forest in nagarjun hill, there is a summer royal palace of former King. This forest is suitable for flora and fauna which is equally nice for bird watchers.
On top of the Nagarjun hill, there is a small Stupa and a view tower to view the beautiful Kathmandu valley and beautiful snowcapped mountains such as Manaslu Himal, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal. Nagarjun hill is named after the founder of the Mahayan system in Buddhism or Mahayan doctrine. Nagarjun was born in southern India around the end of second century A.D. Nagarjun was the greatest Buddhist philosopher and mastered all the sciences, and specially in magic art. Because of the magic art, he obtained the rainbow body and transport himself one to another place by supernatural power.
People believe that Nagarjun came to this place and did hard meditation. With this belief, Buddhist and Hindu people give lots of importance to Nagarjun hill. Nowadays it is quite interesting also for the tourists as it keeps them away from the crowded Kathmandu city.