If you want a short and sweet escape, this 1 Day Namobuddha Panauti Tour is the best pick. 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
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.