Hiking in Namo Buddha: sacred place for the Buddhists

Namo Buddha or Takmo Lujin is a very sacred place for the Buddhists. The Stupa situated just off to downtown Kathmandu is visited by scores of pilgrims every year. There is an amazing legend related to the Buddha, which is commemorated, by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Also according to the Buddhist legend, King Mahasattva gave his body to a hungry tigress at this place. His reliquary Stupa remained underground for centuries. One day a hermit called Bhagavan (Sakyamuni) came to this site and got attracted to the bulge. It is said that he clapped his hands, and miraculously the Stupa appeared. It is a good place for meditation. It is also 3 hours hike from the Dhulikhel.

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Hiking Itinerary Details:

Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley such as Boudha Nath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square

Day 03: Drive to Dhulikhel via the lovely Newari village of Panauti. In clear weather, Dhulikhel offers impressive views of the Himalayas – particularly at dawn.

Day 04: Namobuddha is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Valley, particularly significant to Tibetan Buddhists. It is associated with one of the Jataka Tales, which recount the previous lives of the Buddha. The 2-hour walk through fields, plantations, and small villages is extremely pleasant and offers an excellent glimpse of rural life.

Day 05: Up early for a Himalayan sunrise, then return to Kathmandu.

Day 06: Departure to Airport.

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