We are pleased to invite you to a day’s Nagarjuna hike starting from the army barrack Balaju to the top of the hill (elevation approx. 1600m).On the hill behind Balaju is the Nagarjuna Forest Reserve also known as the Rani Baan (Queen’s Forest), which is home to pheasants, deer, monkeys and a couple of military posts. This, along with the former Gokarna Park and Phulchowki, is one of the last significant areas of untouched forest in the valley.
A winding unpaved road and a much more direct footpath leads to the summit (2095m), which is a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site (the reserve is named after the Buddhist Saint, Nagarjuna). There is a small shrine at the summit to Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche in Tibetan) and a viewing tower from where the valley’s widest mountain panorama, stretching on a clear day all the way from the Annapurna range to Langtang Lirung, via Machhapuchhare, Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal.
0800 hours Meet at Lazimpat (Opposite to British embassy) then leave on a local van to Balaju (minimum 5 hours hike both ways)
1500 hours Drop at Lazimpat
We offer you two different options, either to arrange by yourself only to take a local van or to go through us with full package.
If you prefer to go by yourself, make sure that you prepared well:
- Comfortable gears, i.e.-walking shoes, pants, jacket, sun glasses etc.
- Snacks, chocolate/sweets, water and a pack lunch.
- Entrance fees- Rs. 250/per person (for foreigners only)
The fee Includes:
- Entrance fee for Nagarjuna forest reserve
- Packed lunch (Sandwich, fruits & juice)
- Transportation by local van
- A professional guide
- Necessary porter
- Personal gears e.g. walking shoes and necessary clothing etc.
- Alcoholic items such as, beers, coke, whisky.
IT’S A GREAT WAY TO ENJOY NATURE WHILE WE HIKE WITH FRIENDS!