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Hike To Hidden Monastery, Kathmandu


Activity Schedule

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  • Duration

    6-7 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Make you way to the Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

  • Ending Point

    Tour ends at Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

Key Highlights

  • Experience a ride on local transport and visit the beautiful Shivapuri National Park
  • Visit the site of sleeping Buddha Hike through the last remaining woodloods near Kathmandu
  • Take in breathtaking views of the Kathmandu valley and the surrounding hills
  • On a clear day see snow capped Himalaya
  • Discover the path to the hidden monastery
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted


Join this Kathmandu tour to spend a day hiking in friendly terrain that is full of spiritual surprises. J0ump on local transport and hobnob with the locals to Buddanilkantha on your journey to the site of the sleeping Vishnu – the 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.

Then it’s time to start the hike through the surrounding farmlands into Kathmandu’s nearest forest reserve, Shivapuri National Park. July to September is rice-planting season in Nepal, so if you're here at that time, you’ll also see classic rice fields along your trek.

After registering at the park entry gate, take a pleasant walk through the woods, to a hidden Buddhist monastery: Nangi Gompa 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 before hopping back on local transport for the journey back to Kathmandu.

About The Supplier:

Urban Adventures are a handpicked network of 150+ global destinations, locally owned and operated by professional and passionate urban explorers. Collectively they create and run 1000's of fun and unique day tour itineraries that support local communities and help travelers uncover the local side of a city. Urban Adventures has a team of passionate guides who are the heart and soul of the tours and guarantee a great time.


  • English speaking guide
  • Entry fees to Shivapuri National Park
  • Local transport


  • Items of a personal nature
  • Beverages
  • Packed lunch
  • Tips or gratuities for guide

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.

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.

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip — though not compulsory — is appropriate.

This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum 12 people are allowed on this tour .

This activity is adults (and older children) only. Little ones under the age of 6 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.

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