1 Day Namobudhha Panauti Tour

A tour to Namobuddha and Panauti  offers a unique combination of spiritual, historical, and cultural experiences in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. These destinations are relatively close to each other, making them an ideal day trip from Kathmandu.

If you want a short and sweet escape, this 1 Day Namobuddha Panauti Tour is the best pick and tour in Nepal. It is an easy trek spot near the hills of Kathmandu city. Namobuddha is only 42 km drive away from the ever-bustling Kathmandu valley. 1 Day Namobudha Panauti Tour takes you a little away from this busy world.

This hike lies in the surroundings of the beautiful hill station “ Namobuddha(1750m)”. Namobuddha suburb is famous for a holy place “Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery “ which poses religious significance. Altogether, this hilltop allows the view of the peaceful sunrise, wide terrain and snow-capped mountains like Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and several others. Along the way, you can observe the beautiful landscapes of the Namobuddha region.

While after, the trail descends toward the native Newari town “Panauti(1,340m) The town of 40 temples. The streets are guarded by the ancient temples and monasteries. Also, your eyes will stretch through fields of rice and mustard plants dancing with the wind.

In short, this one-day hike from Kathmandu-Namobuddha-Panauti is your cup of tea if you have just one day to wander. This hike has a lot to offer in a single day; mountains, temples, monasteries, and terrains.

Highlights of 1 Day Namobudha – Panauti Tour

  • Passing via Dhulikhel( a popular hill station)
  • Namobuddha viewpoint(1750m) and Namo Buddha “Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery”
  • Panauti locality- A native Newari town
  • Sighting at ancient houses and temples
  • Indigenous Newari foods to taste
  • An irresistible eyeshot of rice and mustard fields

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Around morning, your one-day tour starts with the 40-minute drive to Dhulikhel(1,550m). While here, you will enjoy a wide vision of snow-capped mountains and uneven terrains.

After taking enough views we drive towards Namo Buddha(1750m). The drive will run through the roads, bordered by green fields and woods. We will have lunch upon our arrival at the Namo Buddha viewpoint.

After that, you can spend some time observing the architecture of Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery which is nicely built. Alongside, you can watch the picturesque view of mountains and landscapes.

Then, our trail slides on the way to a typical village of Newari “Panauti”. It is a 2.5-hour hike from Namo Buddha to Panauti. Panauti village has numerous antique houses and temples. Likewise, you will also be fortunate to observe the novel Newari peoples and their foods.

According to myth, this entire village is just over a single stone. This town is full of 17th-century temples, most popularly Indreshwar Mahadev Temple(tallest in Panauti).

Undoubtedly, 2-3 hours is never enough to explore this historic village. Alternatively, you can stay at the homestays to explore it every inch. There are plenty of homestays providing a good place and food.

Finally, after exploring so many things we drive back to Kathmandu. It's a 40 minutes drive that takes us from peaceful Panauti to the yelling Kathmandu.

Service includes

  • • A professional Tour Guide.
  • • Necessary Private Vehicles with driver.
  • • Necessary entry fees.
  • • Route Map and bottle of water.

Service excludes

  • • Personal expenses.
  • • All kind of soft and hard drinks.
  • • Lunch and snack.
What is Namobuddha?

 Namobuddha is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site located in Nepal, known for its significance in Buddhist mythology and its serene environment.

How far is Namobuddha from Kathmandu?

 Namobuddha is approximately 40 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu, which usually takes around 1.5 to 2 hours by road, depending on traffic.

What can I expect to see at Namobuddha?

At Namobuddha, you can visit a beautiful monastery complex, a stupa, and the sacred site where it is believed that Buddha, in a previous life, sacrificed himself to a starving tigress and her cubs.

Is there an entrance fee to visit Namobuddha?

Typically, there is no entrance fee to enter Namobuddha itself, but donations are often encouraged to support the maintenance of the monastery and its facilities.

Can I get vegetarian food at Namobuddha?

Yes, most eateries around Namobuddha offer vegetarian options, in line with Buddhist dietary practices.

What are the best times of the year to visit Namobuddha?

The best times to visit Namobuddha are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally pleasant and visibility is good.

Major attractions of 1 Day Namobudha – Panauti Tour

Namobuddha Viewpoint(1750m)

Namobuddha’s viewpoint is a major attraction of this entire 1 Day Namobudha – Panauti Tour. “Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery”, an important Buddhist monastery around the valley stands at the top of the hill. Chantings of the monks are a pleasure to the ears and soul. Perhaps, you can observe the monastery with nature in the backdrop. Since this apex of Namobuddha allows pleasing views of terrains and snow-capped mountains. Manaslu (8,165m), Ganesh Himal (7,446m), Lantang (7,245m) are some observable peaks from here.

Panauti Village(1,340m)

Panauti, one of the oldest towns of Nepal is mainly popular for its 17th century temples and ancient houses. Situated at the confluence of two holy rivers Rosi and Punyamati, it’s considered as an important religious site of Nepal. It is more like a city of temples, with ample ancient homes and temples. This town of 40 temples is best for you if history and architecture are your sorts of interests. Indreshwar Mahadev Temple, Bansha Gopal Krishna Temple, Unmatta Bhairav Temple, and Ahilya Temple are some of the major temples to visit in Panauti. Panauti Peace Gallery is a museum that has a collection of vintage things from the past to display. Newars are the major ethnicities of this place, so there is abundant Newari culture, lifestyle, and food to explore.

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1 Day Namobudhha Panauti Tour
From $ 120
/ Adult
  • 1 Pax to Max 30 Pax
  • Private Transport