Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek

Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek

Trip Highlight

  • Explore the age-old Newari town in Dhulikhel
  • Explore historical and religious World heritage site in Kathmandu
  • Walk through the old Village and Nagarkot, Dhulikhel viewpoint also explore Bhaktapur
  • Memorable hiking through a different village with culture and custom
  • Witness majestic Himalayan panorama of mountains like Mt. Everest, Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lhakpa

Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek is a family friendly trek intended to explore the marvels of nature, villages, and glory of mountain ranges. It is an easy trek on the outskirts of Kathmandu. It features astonishing sunrise views over the high Himalayas without having to travel far from the valley. The trek also features exposure to the rich culture and lifestyle of the Newar.

Nagarkot Dhulikhel is ideal for families as the trek mostly goes through stone steps first leading to Chisapani; then to Nagarkot to finally end in Panauti via Dhulikhel. The Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek to Chisapani via Shivapuri National Park ends with an amazing panorama of the Ganesh and Langtang Himal range. In the morning, the trekkers can witness a beautiful sunrise over the mountains.

What Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek is popular for

Similarly, Nagarkot is popular as a viewpoint to witness the most beautiful sunrise and sunset views. Over the high Himalayas ranging from the western to eastern Nepal, this view can be seen. Nagarkot is the only vantage point around Kathmandu valley to host such a wide perspective of the Nepal Himalayas including the Annapurna massif, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range, Everest range, and also Number Himal range.

Likewise, Dhulikhel is another popular travel destination located in Kavre district in central Nepal. Dhulikhel conveys with it a glorious marvel of nature and the cultural richness of the Newar community. Dhulikhel also offers a stunning vista of various snowcapped mountains.

A stopover at Namo Buddha allows you and your family to look into the practice of Buddhism; you spend your day at the monastery housing young monks. The last destination of Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek is Panauti, is a safe haven for nature and culture.

Home to the indigenous Newar, Panauti also houses many religious shrines amid its picturesque Newari village; they make itself an inviting travel location. You and your family are sure to enjoy Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek around Kathmandu valley which gives you memories to last a lifetime.

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Starting From US$ 795

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  • Duration 8 Days
  • Vacation Style Trekking
  • Activity Level Easy
  • Best Season Mar- May , Sep - Dec
  • Group Size Min 2 Pax

Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge.

Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight.

Full Board During The Trek.

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu valley, you will be received by our office representative. You will be transferred to the hotel where you’ll rest overnight.

    Have breakfast and get ready for a guided tour of Kathmandu city. Visit Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. All of these places are listed under UNESCO world heritage sites and give you a glimpse of the historical culture of Kathmandu city. Later at the hotel, you will be briefed about the daily activities and about the journey we are about to head on to. Overnight at hotel.

    We will start with a drive to Sundarijal which takes around an hour, and we begin our trekking from Sundarijal. The trail slowly goes up with pine and oak forest inside the Shivapuri National Park. The national park is a decent spot for bird watching. Climbing on stone steps, we reach the small village of Chisapani which features a mind-blowing vista of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal ranges. Overnight in Chisapani.

    Start the day early to witness the breath-taking view of the rays of rising sun spreading colors over the white peaks. After breakfast, our trek begins and leads through Chauki Bhanjyang on a flat trail. We proceed with the beguiling trails leading us towards Nagarkot. Nagarkot, by a wide margin, is a standout amongst the most prominent places for sunrise and the perspective of Himalayas. Himalayan ranges extending from Annapurna in the west to Everest in the east can be seen from Nagarkot. Overnight in Nagarkot.

    We’ll wake up before dawn and head to the Nagarkot viewpoint to watch the mesmerizing sunrise over the high Himalayas. After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll start our trek towards Dhulikhel. A few ascents and descents on stone steps as well as flat trails through the forest and terraced fields take us to small villages before reaching Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel is a residential area of the Newar, an indigenous group of the valley, and is vibrant with the everyday chores of the New people. Overnight in Dhulikhel.

    From Dhulikhel, the trail ascends via 1000 steps to the Kali Mandir, a shrine devoted to Goddess Kali. From here, the trail drops down to the town of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. The trail then climbs through pine forest past Phulbari and after a few ascends and descends, you reach Namo Buddha. Namo Buddha, also known as Thangru Tashi Yangtse Monastery, is a Buddhist pilgrimage site housing around 250 monks. Overnight in Namo Buddha.

    After having an early breakfast, we start our journey towards Panauti. Panauti is around 7 miles from Namo Buddha and is a peaceful Newar town with some exceptionally pleasant Hindu shrines. The traditional houses of the Newar lined up on each side of the wide alleys have played an important role in establishing Panauti as a tourist area. After spending a few hours in Panauti, we drive back to Kathmandu and drop you at the hotel where you’ll be staying overnight.

    You will be driven to the airport by our office representative for your scheduled flight to your further destination.


  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Stay in the city at the finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).
  • Transportation in private vehicle.
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • Additional meals and drinks.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • A cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.