Nagi Gumba

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max altitude
2340m
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  • Nagi Gumba is situated at an altitude of 1650 m north of Kathmandu above the Budhanilkantha Temple. Only Nuns live in this monastery which is why it is also known as ‘Ani(Nun) Gumba’. About 200 Nuns practice Buddhism in this monastery and it even serves as a school for young nuns. Here, you can observe the simple way of life of the Nuns and even meditate like most visitors. You will find yourself in peace surrounded by the prayer flags, prayer wheels, prayer sounds and the smell of the incense.

     

    Hike Highlights:

      • Budhanilkantha Temple (Sleeping Bishnu) .
      • Jungle Walk 
      • Shivapuri Conservation Area: different types of wild animals and birds.
      • Nagi Gumba – special meditation place. 

     

    • Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal

     

    • Sundarijal Waterfalls.
    • Drinking-Water Dam
    • We drive approximately 35-45 minutes to reach the Narayanthan Mandir which is located in Budhanilkantha. Here you will visit the sacred site of sleeping Hindu deity Bishnu, resting on top of a bed of snakes. Your guide will share the deep cultural history of the temple. You will then hike for an hour and a half to reach Nagi Gumba. Nagi Gumba (NANG-KYI) is exclusively run by Nuns. Nagi Gumba is a meditation space where you can take your time to observe the nuns perform their daily routines within the Monastery and get an insight on the Buddhist Culture. You will also be able to see the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and the amazing view of Kathmandu Valley. Then we hike back for 2 hours through the Shivapuri Conservation Area towards Sundarijal. You will pass through the lush pine forest, beautiful waterfalls and the drinking water dam. From here, you will return by a private vehicle to Kathmandu.

  • Trip cost includes

    • English-speaking licensed guide
    • All necessary permits and entrance fees
    • Transportation during the tour

    Trip cost excludes

    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water
    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast and Dinner
    • Travel and medical insurance
    • 13% VAT (Value Added Tax)
    • Tips for guide and driver (Tipping is customary, but not compulsory)
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    • A Pair of Sticks Can Prove Useful, Especially To Help Keep Your Balance on Slippery Ground

    • Choose Boots With Good Tread For Better Traction.
    • Invest In Breathable Technical Clothing to Avoid “The Sauna Effect”  & use light and easily dry clothes (select full sleeve pants)
    • Protect Your Backpack Inside As Well As Outside

     

    • Remember To Keep Yourself Hydrated And Bring Plenty Of Water. However, Drink Just Sip Of Water But Frequently To Avoid Dehydration (Drinking Too Much At Times Gives You Pain In The Stomach)
    • Hiking backpack: There are three main areas where you’ll need to make choices:
    • Backpack capacity: The size pack you’ll need is tied to the length of your trip and how much weight and bulk you want to carry.
    • The backpack features: These are the refinements that affect how the pack works for you.
    • Backpack fit: Torso length, not your height, matters most.
    • Stretching your legs and body parts before and between the hike
    • Eat light and healthy foods( avoid packet & junk foods)
    • Give attention to Sun protection (wear full sleeve T-shirt, sunscreen, hat, cap)
    • The leg injury is very likely to occur, use ankle shoes with proper grip.
    • Wear light and easily dry clothes (select full sleeve pants)

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.  Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours. 

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions. 

     

  • Overview

    Nagi Gumba is situated at an altitude of 1650 m north of Kathmandu above the Budhanilkantha Temple. Only Nuns live in this monastery which is why it is also known as ‘Ani(Nun) Gumba’. About 200 Nuns practice Buddhism in this monastery and it even serves as a school for young nuns. Here, you can observe the simple way of life of the Nuns and even meditate like most visitors. You will find yourself in peace surrounded by the prayer flags, prayer wheels, prayer sounds and the smell of the incense.

     

    Hike Highlights:

      • Budhanilkantha Temple (Sleeping Bishnu) .
      • Jungle Walk 
      • Shivapuri Conservation Area: different types of wild animals and birds.
      • Nagi Gumba – special meditation place. 

     

    • Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal

     

    • Sundarijal Waterfalls.
    • Drinking-Water Dam
  • Itinerary
    • We drive approximately 35-45 minutes to reach the Narayanthan Mandir which is located in Budhanilkantha. Here you will visit the sacred site of sleeping Hindu deity Bishnu, resting on top of a bed of snakes. Your guide will share the deep cultural history of the temple. You will then hike for an hour and a half to reach Nagi Gumba. Nagi Gumba (NANG-KYI) is exclusively run by Nuns. Nagi Gumba is a meditation space where you can take your time to observe the nuns perform their daily routines within the Monastery and get an insight on the Buddhist Culture. You will also be able to see the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and the amazing view of Kathmandu Valley. Then we hike back for 2 hours through the Shivapuri Conservation Area towards Sundarijal. You will pass through the lush pine forest, beautiful waterfalls and the drinking water dam. From here, you will return by a private vehicle to Kathmandu.

  • Services

    Trip cost includes

    • English-speaking licensed guide
    • All necessary permits and entrance fees
    • Transportation during the tour

    Trip cost excludes

    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water
    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast and Dinner
    • Travel and medical insurance
    • 13% VAT (Value Added Tax)
    • Tips for guide and driver (Tipping is customary, but not compulsory)
  • Date & Price

    Start Date

    End Date

    price

    status

    Thur,Feb 20, 2020

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

    Feb 20

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

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  • Important Info

     

    • A Pair of Sticks Can Prove Useful, Especially To Help Keep Your Balance on Slippery Ground

    • Choose Boots With Good Tread For Better Traction.
    • Invest In Breathable Technical Clothing to Avoid “The Sauna Effect”  & use light and easily dry clothes (select full sleeve pants)
    • Protect Your Backpack Inside As Well As Outside

     

    • Remember To Keep Yourself Hydrated And Bring Plenty Of Water. However, Drink Just Sip Of Water But Frequently To Avoid Dehydration (Drinking Too Much At Times Gives You Pain In The Stomach)
    • Hiking backpack: There are three main areas where you’ll need to make choices:
    • Backpack capacity: The size pack you’ll need is tied to the length of your trip and how much weight and bulk you want to carry.
    • The backpack features: These are the refinements that affect how the pack works for you.
    • Backpack fit: Torso length, not your height, matters most.
    • Stretching your legs and body parts before and between the hike
    • Eat light and healthy foods( avoid packet & junk foods)
    • Give attention to Sun protection (wear full sleeve T-shirt, sunscreen, hat, cap)
    • The leg injury is very likely to occur, use ankle shoes with proper grip.
    • Wear light and easily dry clothes (select full sleeve pants)

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.  Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours. 

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions. 

     

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