Getting There & Away

As befits a pilgrimage, it's best to walk to Namobuddha, either from Dhulikhel or from Balthali, as part of the Valley Fringe Hiking Circuit. There's also a road here from Dhulikhel, served by unpleasantly crowded buses (Rs 50, 45 minutes, every 90 minutes). They depart from the bottom of the hill near the stupa.

You can also walk from Namobuddha to Panauti, but it is better to go via beautiful Balthali.