Namo Buddha is the third most important religious site for Buddhists in Nepal. Hence, it has a special charm. Walking there from the small village of Panauti can be as a small pilgrimage of its own.


Impact

there are plenty of lodging options at Namo Buddha and staying at the monastery itself is a very special experience. The monastery has a simple and clean guesthouse available for visitors and it is possible to eat dinner and breakfast with the monks, and even to witness the morning and evening pujas (worship) in the big hall. In the morning and afternoon you can interact with monks of all ages, and if you are lucky you might even get a guide tour of the premises.


Location on the route

On the way you will have breathtaking views of the monastery and the stupa in the distance. And also the hundreds of thousands of prayer flags attached to a pole at the highest point are unmistakable and the golden roofs of the monastery sparkle in the sun.

After two hours of walking you will reach a small village across a river. On the other side, the path starts by climbing up the mountain and the field are replaced by forest. The monastery lies at 1750m above sea level, so you only have to climb around 250 metres. The sounds around change on this part of the trek and the voices of people and sounds of farm animals are replaced by birds and cicadas.

Don’t miss the stairs to the right after a while around 45 minutes, as they lead to the Namo Buddha Stupa. From the stupa you have a beautiful view of the valley you just crossed. Enjoying a snack or a drink in one of the small restaurants there. Although the stupa is much smaller than at Bouddhanath or Swayambunath, it is a very important one for Nepalese Buddhists.

Furthermore, from the stupa a dirt road leads up to the village and to the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery. The huge building complex with the golden roof is home to over 250 monks, yet most times many more people live there as it has teaching facilities.

$27 per guest
What's Included
  • Local Guide
What To Bring
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Trousers
  • Water Bottle

Namobuddha Hike via Panauti in pictures

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