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Half Day Namo Buddha Tour from Kathmandu.

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Stop At: Namo Buddha (Stupa), Kathmandu Nepal

The Kathmandu Valley has long been known as a pilgrimage place for Buddhists. The Valley exudes a unique spirituality found in very few places on earth. There are three unique Buddhist heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley that have attracted visitors for thousands of years. Swayambhu and Bouddhanath are easy to get to, but Namo Buddha can be a bit of a challenge as it is located on a high point overlooking the Himalayas away from the major cities of the Valley. However, it can be easily done in a half-day pilgrimage journey.

Namo Boudha commemorates the true, unselfish and dying love the Lord Buddha exhibited in his enlightenment. In a previous lifetime, Lord Buddha was a prince in the Kathmandu Valley when he came upon a dying tigress that had just given birth to her cubs. She was dying of hunger, as her energy was spent giving birth.

The tigress looked longingly at the young prince and he in his love offered his arm which was his life in order to provide the tiger mother with nourishment that she needed to produce milk to feed her young cubs. As the young prince and future Buddha lay dying, the tigress’s eyes took on new light as her body was now able to produce life-saving milk for her cubs.

The story of the significance of Namo Buddha emphasizes the importance that Lord Buddha attached to all life, whether it is human or members of the animal kingdom. The grounds here reflect this incredible serenity as you are far away from the noise of the cities of the Kathmandu Valley. Here the winds from the mountains grace the landscape. Wander the gardens amidst the monastery and the large statue honoring the sacrifice of Lord Buddha. From its high point, looking north at the beautiful snow-capped ranges of the Himalayas. Feel the peacefulness of the place as the tranquility touches your very soul.

This is just a half-day journey with a private car picking you up at your hotel and taking you in the morning to Namo Buddha. Once you have arrived, your guide will show you around as well as let you enter the cave where the young prince and future Buddha discovered the tigress and her cubs. There will be time for lunch before having to head back to your hotel, returning around 2 pm.

Duration: 6 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels inside ring road include Boudhanath area.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Inside Ring Road Including Boudha)
  • Transport by A/C private vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • 100% hygiene packed lunch
  • Entrance fee and local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Namo Buddha (Stupa)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is formal
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Himalayan Advisor
19 Reviews
Lauren H
San Francisco, California
A brief look into Kathmandu history
Rabina was excellent, and I would definitely take another tour with her! She was on time for our morning pick up and had the itinerary for the day organized well for us - including a stop that only locals know about at Durbar Square in Kathmandu. Rabina was very professional, super friendly and well versed in each of the site's history. It was a wonderful way to spend one of my last days in the city.
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Pushpanjali K
Major Attractions covered in a day!
The tour is well organized. Rabina picked me up from my hotel at the requested time.she is very friendly and helpful.she is well familiar with the history of kathmandu and I could learn a lot about Nepal from her. This tour is very good in case you are looking for hassle free visit to all the major Attractions in a comfortable vehicle in and around kathmandu in a day.
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Perfect Tour for One Day
I was short on time and I wanted to see as much of Kathmandu and it’s vicinity as I could in a single day. This tour was the right choice. Rabina made sure that we made it to all of the UNESCO sites, managing the time to my interests. I couldn’t have asked for a better informed guide. Rabina is a graduate student in art history specializing in temples, shrines and sculpture of the region. I’m amazed at how much I was able to learn and experience in a single day. There was even time for a local meal. Thank you Rabina for an experience beyond my expectations!!!
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The Entrance, Australia
Great hike
The scenery of the hike is amazing and it was a gentle hike. Beautiful landscapes and small villages along the trail. Our guide Shishir was friendly and knowledgeable. It was a wonderful experience.
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Kathmandu World Heritage Tour
This tour is a fabulous way to see all the world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. If you only have a few days to spend in the area I highly recommend this tour. The sites are interesting and even though the 2015 earthquake devastated some of the sites you gain an appreciation for the loving restoration being done to the reconstruction of the buildings.
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Kelly A
Wonderful whirlwind tour of Kathmandu’s 7 world heritage sites
I highly recommend this tour for those who have limited time in Kathmandu but still want a solid introduction to the city’s incredibly rich heritage sites. Our guide Rabina was great company and incredibly knowledgeable about the city’s history and ethnic mosaic. Thanks Rabina for sharing your obvious passion for Kathmandu and for making us feel so very welcome!
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Nashville, Tennessee
Great Tour by Rabina!
Great tour of the must see temples in Kathmandu. Rabina is a very knowledgeable and polite guide. She was even kind enough to stop for me when I needed a coffee. She took some wonderful picture as well!
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Los Angeles, California
Thorough and exciting overview of an amazing city
Had an amazing day with Rabina as my guide. She was thoughtful and knowledgeable about all that we say and it was a great way to see the city in a condensed period of time. Enjoyed every stop and was so taken with all that I saw - so worth the visit. Rabina was a wonderful companion throughout. Very much recommend!
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Beautiful sunrise with a short hike
An early pick up at 5am from hotel to catch the sunrise and the scenery is spectacular. Breakfast is not included in the tour but you can choose from international buffet or local breakfast. Then we started a downhill hike to experience their local tribe culture and witness some buildings post earthquake in 2015. This tour is suitable for those who wants to have an easy hike and experience the local tribe culture.
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Beijing, China
Lovely scenic hike
This half-day hike starts early in the morning with hotel pick-up and drive to Nagarkot. There you watch a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayan peaks, followed by breakfast at a nearby hotel. Then you hike from Nagarkot to the Changu Narayan temple. It is said to take four hours, but we did it in three. It is mostly downhill, although there is a rather steep uphill portion right after the halfway point. You pass through rural villages, and a nice stretch through forest. Our guide, Bidur, was excellent and we really enjoyed the experience.
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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu
We had a fantastic time on this tour with our guide Bidhur. We got up very early and our guide took us on a 45 minute car drive to view the sunrise over the mountains. We had a lovely breakfast at one of local restaurants after viewing the sunrise. Our guide Bidhur had an excellent knowledge of the area and made the hiking part of this tour very interesting telling us about the people and the place here. We would definitely recommend this tour to others. Thank you Bidhur for a memorable tour, one that we will remember fondly of our stay in Nepal.
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Bali, Indonesia
One of the best trek. Larke pass was awesome. We skipped dharmashala and did direct larke pass walking from shendo .it was outrageous
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Great experience!
The yoga and meditation sessions are amazing and at the end we had a reiki healing session which was te perfect closing for the experience. Totally recommend it if you’re ever in Nepal.
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Manila, Philippines
A very good short trek experience!
This trek is short and amazing! It is not easy but definitely worth it. It explores a different side of Nepal sans the snow trek and the Everest Base Camp. Just don’t go there during monsoon season as it gets muddy at some parts of the way. Special shoutout to my tour guide Bidur of Himalayan Advisor! Thank You!
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A nice and funny 4 days trekking!
This is a amazing trek with Mr.Pankaj any my friend.He is very nice and carefully with us. In this trek,i can saw different kind of mountain’s view,some view is like a Picture Is fantasy. I am very enjoy this.Thank you very much.
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