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Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek

Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek is a family friendly trek intended to give you a special chance to explore the marvels of nature, rustic villages, and the dazzling glory of magnificent mountain ranges. It is an easy trek on the outskirts of Kathmandu which features astonishing sunrise views over the high Himalayas without having to travel far from the valley. The trek also features an 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 and then to Nagarkot to finally end in Panauti via Dhulikhel. The trek to Chisapani via Shivapuri National Park ends with an amazing panorama of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal range, and in the morning, the trekkers can witness a beautiful sunrise over the mountains. Similarly, Nagarkot is fairly popular as a viewpoint to witness the most beautiful sunrise and sunset views over the high Himalayas ranging from the western to eastern Nepal. 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 Numbur 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 as you spend your day at the monastery housing young monks. The last destination of the trek, 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, making itself an inviting travel location. You and your family are sure to enjoy this trek around Kathmandu valley which is bound to give you memories to last a lifetime.

Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition is a renowned travel company in Nepal, best known for its quality of service. The company has repeatedly outstood its work and has been able to gain the support of our former clients from all over the world. Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition stands out for providing travel packages for families and families with children.

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu

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.

Day 2
Kathmandu city tour and trip preparation

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.

Day 3
Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani

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.

Day 4
Trek to Nagarkot

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.

Day 5
Trek to Dhulikhel

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 Newa people. Overnight in Dhulikhel.

Day 6
Trek to Namo Buddha

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.

Day 7
Trek to Panauti and drive back to Kathmandu

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.

Day 8
Departure day

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

What's included in the Cost ?

  • 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 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.

What's excluded in the Cost ?

  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • 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.

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Price From USD$795/person
Total $ 795 USD

Trip Facts

  • Min 2 Pax
  • Easy
  • Mar- May , Sep - Dec
  • Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge
  • Full Board During The Trek