Jalbire is considered one of the best canyoning spots in Nepal given its natural rocky slides and jumping pools. Relatively lesser known than most tourist destinations in Nepal, Jalbire is slowly gaining popularity in recent years among visitors both in and outside the country. Located in Chitwan district in Terai region, it is covered with plain grassland.
Mostly popular among youngsters and adventure seekers, Jalbire has a huge tourism prospect given its location, accessibility, and natural beauty.
Lamo Jharana or the long waterfall
People visit Jalbire for its amazing waterfall. Plummeting 60 m from the rocky surface into a small pond of water down below, the water gives chills when it touches your body and hits you with such force that it feels like you are being pelted with thousands of hailstones. When you are right underneath the fall and observe the water above, it feels like the water is falling from heaven.
The uphill hike to the waterfall takes you through a small friendly Gurung settlement enclosed within high green hills. Sixty meters tall, Jalbire waterfall provides a panoramic view of green hills that surround it. Along with the waterfall itself, there are three small ponds where people can relax, swim, and have fun in the hot and humid summer of Terai. Witnessing this huge waterfall up close is a majestic experience.
People enjoying the beauty of Lamo Jharana
There is no specific transportation to Jalbire. Hire a vehicle or travel on a local bus taking the Kathmandu-Mugling-Chitwan highway. Jalbire is 6 km towards Narayangarh from Mugling. It takes about 4 hours to reach Jalbire from Kathmandu.
To reach the waterfall, it takes 30 min of uphill walking from the Jalbire Temple that is located on the Mugling-Narayangarh highway.
To enjoy this beautiful natural waterfall, you need to pay an entry fee: NRs 10 for Nepali citizens and NRs 50 for foreign or international tourists.
Best time to Visit
The best time to visit Jalbire, Chitwan, is during the summer when you can enjoy the cold water amid hot and humid weather. However, people can visit the waterfall at any time as it is open throughout the year.