Panauti Namobuddha Day Tour is a popular day tour to the peaceful Buddhist shrine located not much far from the Kathmandu Valley. It is one of the best day tours of Nepal having a wonderful admixture of splendid Tamang culture and serene freshening nature. Day tour to Namobuddha from the classic city of Panauti is the greatest medium to get away from the crowded city life and hustling-bustling streets.
This amazing day tour around Kathmandu Valley takes you to the hilly station around 40 kilometres from Kathmandu City. Namobuddha is famous for the Buddhist monastery that is located at an elevation of 1,750 metres. The Namobuddha Hill is a vantage point for the mesmerizing view of the lush valleys and snowcapped peaks of Langtang region, Manaslu region and Ganesh Himal region.
Panauti is a historical city located in Kavrepalanchok district which is adjacent to Bhaktapur, the smallest district of Nepal. Panauti Bazaar is about 28 kilometres eastwards from the Capital City Kathmandu that you can reach within an hour’s drive. It is Newari town, which stands on a single bedrock and surrounded by hillocks from all around. It is culturally very significant tourist destination that is famous for a Cultural Fair conducted once in every twelve years.
The beautiful town Panauti is situated at the confluence of three small rivers: the Rosi, the Punyamati and the Lilawati respectively. This town gets its name ‘Panauti’ from the river Punyamati and it is famous for the Indreshwor Temple and the Panauti (Layaku) Durbar Square. The art and architecture used in the temples, monasteries and the buildings of the square remind you about the three palaces of Kathmandu valley enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Enlisted in the UNESCO Tentative Site in 1996, Panauti is famous for various Newari feasts and festivities. One of them is a three-day-long festival, Panauti Jatra which is also known as the Chariot Festival. This festival is celebrated every year by roaming the gods in chariot around the medieval city area at the end of Monsoon season. You can also visit numerous Buddhist and Hindu religious shrines during Panauti Namobuddha day trip.
Walking along the well-defined trail through the Panauti Valley, you can hike up to the Namobuddha Hill. On the way, you can enjoy the terraced farmland growing seasonal crops and vegetables and the lush forests below the hilltop. However, you can also drive to Namobuddha after relishing the artistic and cultural beauty of Panauti Bazaar. Driving along the windy road going along the ethnic villages of Tamang community, you reach Namobuddha within an hour.
The main attraction of Panauti Namobuddha excursion is the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery which is one of the prominent Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries in Nepal. It is often narrated that even Lord Buddha once visited this hillock that all the people began to follow his preaching saying ‘Namo Buddha’ (meaning ‘Respect to Buddha’). Therefore, the place is named after Buddha and the chanting of the contemporary people.
If you plan Nepal visit in October/November, you can experience the real taste of Kartik Purnima, one of the festivals celebrated in the monastery. Similarly, if you want to participate the birthday celebration of Lord Buddha, you can plan Panauti Namobuddha day tour in April/May. Founded in 1978, this monastery has been a home for around 250 monks who are studying at Shree Mangal Dip Branch School. You can have the view of the snowy peaks and the appealing Panauti and Dhulikhel Bazaar surrounded by green forests.
Nepal Trekking Routes has developed and launched this day tour package to introduce you typical town and culture of Nepal. In Panauti you can be familiar with the Hindu and Buddhist culture and religious shrines while the Tamang lifestyle, custom and tradition in Namobuddha. The well-informed tour guide of our agency gives you all the necessary information about the natural, cultural and historical sites you explore during this epic day tour of Nepal.
- Exploration of the UNESCO Tentative Site
- The world famous Buddhist monastery
- Religious shrines of a historical Panauti town
- Amazing view of the mountains like Manaslu, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar Himal, etc.
- Various Newari festivals like Panauti Jatra
- Tamang ethnic villages reflecting typical culture and tradition