Jamacho hike is an excellant hike very near from the city. Jamacho hike gives an amazing opportunity to discover the nature around Kathmandu. There are four great hills nearby Kathmandu namely Phulchoki, Shivapuri, Chandragiri and Nagarjun. The highest hill surrounding Kathmandu is Phulchoki and the smallest is Nagarjun. Jamacho is actually a small Buddhist shrine located at the top of the Nagarjun hills. Accessible by dirt road also but mainly people are going doing the hiking there. A short drive from the city center on the Kathmandu Trishuli highway also popular by the name Pasang Lhamu highway after the name of the first nepalese women who climbed Mt. Everest. one can easily reach Fulbari gate. In Fulbari gate, an army checkpost is located. Buy the ticket to the national park as Jamacho is inside the Shivpuri-Nagarjun national park. A continuous uphill hike about 2-3 hours covering 5kms of distance takes to the place called Jamacho. The bird's eye view of Kathmandu valley and snow capped mountains( in clear weather) are tereffic from Jamachok. There is a small monastery to Padmasambhav is located on the top as well. Local peoples go there to do the prayers and to offer the butter lamp to the Guru Rimpoche. sighting of the different animals and birds also very common. The natural beauty on the way is unimaginable. After reaching the top one can do meditation on their own, read a book, click some pictures and hike down the same way to reach Fulbari gate. The vehicle waiting down there pick up the people and transfer to the respective hotel.
Continue uphill hike, good for your heart and even a good exercise and a practice and test to do serious hikes,
Easily accessible just a few minutes drive from main tourist hub of Thamel,
Breathtaking view of Kathmandu from the top all the time and if weather permits great view of snowcapped mountains,
Chance to see deer, wild boar and different type of monkeys and different type of birds,
Relatively cheap and short hike and a great way to discover nature and breathe a fresh air nearby Kathmandu as the hike is inside the national park with controlled entry, limited people go there and pristine forest can be observed.
Carry some remedy for leech if you are going in rainy season.
On the top of the hike only they sell mineral water, instant noodles, some biscuits and potato chips of local brand so carry your foods/snacks if you wish to eat something.
Cost of the hike
1 person $95 only
2 person $55 per person only
Are there ways to make this cheaper?
Yes, if you go just with naturalist instead of you got accompanied by our guide and naturalist from the park. On this case we just give you round trip transfer and buy you the national park ticket and pay the naturalist.