Jamacho HikeJamacho Hike
  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration1 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude2130 meters
  • Starts/EndsPhulbari Gate/Phulbari Gate
  • Trip StyleHiking
  • Group SizeMin 1 Pax.
  • Best SeasonWinter, Spring, and Autumn
  • Display of Stunning views of Kathmandu Vallet from the Jamacho Gumba.
  • Buddhist Monastery at the top of the Hill.
  • Walk through the peaceful trail through the Nagarjun National Park.
  • Short and Easy one-day hiking around Kathmandu.
  • Suitable for solo hikers, couples, and families.

The Jamacho Hike is the best way to escape from the hustling and bustling city of Kathmandu Valley. This one-day hike around Kathmandu lasts around 4-5 hours. Situated in the Nagarjun National Park, this hiking path goes through the unspoiled path of dense forest. The hiking path takes you to the top of the hill at 2130 meters height. At the top of the hill, you get to see a small Buddhist Stupa. Moreover, climbing the watch tower provides panoramic 360-degree views of Kathmandu and the Himalayas in the distance.

The hike begins with a half an hour's drive from Thamel. After issuing an entrance ticket at the starting point, the hike lasts 4-5 hours.  It is an excellent escape away for the nature lovers. During the walk through the forest, the sound of birds chirping around can be heard. Likewise, be alert as the monkey along the way can give you some trouble. Beside it, the hike through the Shivapuri National Park offers the views of Langtang Ranges.

Mountain Eco Trail organizes this hike with daily departure, either private hike or group joining hike to Jamacho Gumba. 

Total Hiking Distance to Jamacho Gumba

Jamacho Hike covers a total of 9 KM ascending and descending. The trip begins and ends at the Phulbari (flower garden) Gate. It takes around 3 hours to climb the trail and 2 hours to descend. Likewise, Jamachi Gumba Hike Opening Hours are between 6:30 am to 4 pm.

Why choose Jamacho for the short hike around Kathmandu?

It is the closest hiking route near Kathmandu Valley. Just 3 KM away from the center of the Thamel. You can either walk for an hour to reach the starting point or drive for 10 minutes. Moreover, you get to enter the national park in a quick time. If you are lucky enough, encounter some monkeys and birds at Nagarjun Shivapuri National Park. Moreover, this hike can be a warm-up or acclimatization if you trekking from Kathmandu like Langtang Valley Trek or Helambu Trek.

Is Jamacho the best Hiking in Kathmandu?

If you are looking for the nearest hiking in Kathmandu, then Jamacho is the best hike to do. It is because the Jamacho Hike is an easy and short trip. Similarly, the uphill climb allows the hikers to warm up before embarking on long trekking. Likewise, nature enthusiasts can enjoy the trail and feel the power of nature deeply. If you are a meditation lover and want to quick escape from the city then Jamacho is the best place to do it.


Your Jamacho Day Hiking starts with the drive from Thamel to Phulbari Gate. From here, you will walk through the dense forest climbing stone-paved stair steps. Witness different species of birds and monkeys along the way. It is a total of 4 Km going up. Walking for 2-3 hours reaches the top of Jamcho Peak. Explore the Buddhist Shrine at the top and enjoy the views of the biggest city of Kathmandu. After, descent to the Phulbari Gate which takes an hour and a half. You will get picked up by a private vehicle and transferred to your hotel.

    What's Included
    • Hiking Guide expenses including his salary, meals, and insurance. 
    • Private Car cost with pick-up and Drop from the Hotel. 
    • National Park Entry Permit Card Cost. 
    • A bottle of water at the beginning of the Hike. 
    • Seasonal fruits after reaching at the top of the Jamacho Gumba. 
    • Government Tax included 
    What's not Excluded
    • Personal expenses like snacks and cold drinks. 
    • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu 
    • Personal Hiking Gear
    • Tips for Guide 
    Good to Know

    Meals During the Hike 

    During the 4-5 hours of Jamacho hike, you will be provided seasonal fruits after reaching at the Top of the Hill. The guide will carry the fruits for you which can give you enough nutrition after climbing around 4 KM. Moreover, you can decide if you want to choose the fruits or not before departing for the hike. Normally, seasonal fruits like bananas, apples, mangoes, oranges, etc. will be provided accordingly. 

    Drinking water along the Hike

    Before the start of the Hike, we will provide you with a bottle of Mineral water. However, if you want, you can also carry your water bottle. As you hike around 9 Km, you need to get hydrated. We recommend you carry your extra water bottle. However, if you want to buy water bottles, there are small shops at the top of the hill. 

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