Namo Buddha Day Hike

  •   Destination: Namo Buddha
  •  Activities: Hike
  •   Trip Grade: Easy
  •  Group size: 2 & more
  •  Best Seasons: All season
  •   Meals: Lunch box /Local restaurant


Namo Buddha is indeed a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site located approximately 38 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is known for its stupa and shrines, which are situated on a small hill and hold great religious importance. The site is believed to be the place where a legendary prince named Mahasattva, who was one of Buddha’s previous incarnations, offered himself to a starving tigress and her underfed cubs.

According to the anecdote, Mahasattva was the youngest of three sons of King Maharatha. While walking through a dense forest with his brothers, they encountered a weak and hungry tigress that had just given birth to five cubs. While his brothers ran away, Mahasattva decided to go back and sacrifice himself to feed the tigress. He started cutting pieces of flesh from his own body to provide sustenance to the tigress. When his brothers returned later to search for him, they found only his bones and hair remaining. The Stupa at Namo Buddha was constructed on top of these sacred remains.

Continuing along the ridge to another hill within the same vicinity, there is another small Stupa believed to be the location of the tigress’s den. Pilgrims can be seen lying down on the ground as a symbolic gesture of offering their bodies to the place. Additionally, you may notice pieces of cloth hanging from the branches of trees, which are believed to provide protection.

When visiting Namo Buddha, you can also explore the nearby Panauti village. This allows you to experience the rural Nepalese lifestyle and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Overall, a visit to Namo Buddha offers a chance to witness the historical and religious significance of the site, as well as observe the traditional practices and way of life in rural Nepal.

07:30 – Meet your guide at hotel and drive from Kathmandu for about one and half hours to the place called Panauti, which is 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu. Short sightseeing of Panauti village and then start hike and pass through small villages with rice fields, which gives you a chance to see Nepalese village life. The trail goes steeply uphill for about an hour until to Namo Buddha, situated at an altitude of 1750m. above sea level.

Lunch at local restaurant and after Lunch hike an hour to Dhulikhel with the spectacular view of snow-capped himalaya range on the way.

15.00 hr. drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

What’s Included
Tour guide
Private vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop off

What’s Not Included
Personal Expenses.
Insurance of any kind.


Don’t forget hiking shoe, sunglasses, a light jacket and a camera.

Choose Himalayan Treasure Trekking for a remarkable journey that combines the beauty of the Himalayas with top-notch services. We strive to make your trip unforgettable and ensure that you return home with cherished memories and a desire to explore more of the incredible wonders Nepal has to offer.

Himalayan Treasure Trekking (P) Ltd.

Postal address:
G.P.O. Box: 12187,
Sano Gaucharan, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: +977-1-4545587, 4545522


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