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Blue horizon treks provide one day hiking for Nagarjun (Jamacho) Hill, Kathmandu to Nagarjun hill is about 7km far from Thamel. We offers a pleasant hiking tour from Thamel to Nagarjun hill. It takes 10 minutes drive to hiking starting point and about 2 hrs uphill hiking to reach to the top of the Nagarjun hill. We have to walk down for about one hour to get the car to hotel. On the way to hiking, the tourists could Sightseeing at Balaju Water Garden which is very popular for 22 holy water taps. There is an statue of the lord Vishnu lying in the small pond which is very important for the former Nepali royal family. During the major festival time thousands of Hindu pilgrim and the former royal family visit this place.
Inside the forest in nagarjun hill, there is a summer royal palace of former King. This forest is suitable for flora and fauna which is equally nice for bird watchers.
On top of the Nagarjun hill, there is a small Stupa and a view tower to view the beautiful Kathmandu valley and beautiful snow capped mountains such as Manaslu Himal, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal. Nagarjun hill is named after the founder of the Mahayan system in Buddhism or Mahayan doctrine. Nagarjun was born in southern India around the end of second century A.D. Nagarjun was the greatest Buddhist philosopher and mastered all the sciences, and specially in magic art. Because of the magic art, he obtained the rainbow body and transport himself one to another place by supernatural power.
People believe that Nagarjun came to this place and did hard meditation. With this belief, Buddhist and Hindu people give lots of importance to Nagarjun hill. Nowadays it is quite interesting also for the tourists as it keeps them away from the crowded Kathmandu city.
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