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Path to a Hidden Monastery
- 6-7 hours
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Pssssst! Want to go on a nature hike to see waterfalls, bird life, village bazaars and a hidden monastery? Join this Kathmandu tour to spend a day hiking in friendly terrain that is full of spiritual surprises.
* Experience a ride on local transport
* Visit the site of sleeping Buddha
* Hike through the last remaining woodloods near Kathmandu
* Take in breathe-taking views of the Kathmandu valley and the surrounding hills
* On a clear day see snow capped Himalaya
* Discover the path to the hidden monastery.
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Kathmandu Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
When packing be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. In many rural areas in Asia women will need to wear modest clothing even to swim. Singlets, tank tops and topless sun bathing are all unacceptable. When visiting religious sites men often need to wear long trousers and women a long skirt or sarong.
Travellers must be between 6 and 11 years of age inclusively.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Rendezvous at the courtyard of Kathmandu Guest House at 7 a.m. Walk to the nearest bus-stand (approximately 15 mins). Jump on local transport and hobnob with the locals to Buddanilkantha (30 mins approx) on our journey to the site of the sleeping Vishnu (Hindu God of preservation). Observe the magnificently carved stone idol of sleeping Vishnu from the outer periphery of the pond (non-Hindus are not allowed inside), on which seems to float the sleeping Vishnu - get your cameras out and lend your ears to an interesting story about the sleeping Vishnu.
Start the hike through the surrounding farmlands into Kathmandu’s nearest forest reserve - Shivapuri National Park (15 mins approx). After registering at the park entry gate, take a pleasant walk through the woods, to a hidden Buddhist monastery - Nangi Gompa (2.5 hrs approx). Set on a pedestal atop the hill offering wide angle view of the Kathmandu valley. Avid bird-watchers will have a field day!
Descend down the hill and continue to hike through the woodlands emerging out of the forest reserve at Sundarijal. Enjoy the sights of waterfalls and follow the pipeline to the end point of the hike at the bazaar (1 hr approx). Again, jump on local transport for the journey back to Kathmandu (1 hr approx).