This journey includes stops at Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Banepa, Dhulikhel, and Panauti, some of the major tourist destinations in the Kathmandu Valley. You see fascinating locations in Kathmandu on this journey, including the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swoyambhunath. During your Kathmandu Nagarkot and Dhulikhel tour, you will visit these places.
Similarly, you can enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree view of the entire Kathmandu valley from Swoyambhunath. You may learn more about Nepalese religion with these quick excursions to some of the city’s holiest locations. In addition to seeing some of Kathmandu’s top attractions, visiting Bhaktapur and Patan allows you to experience their cultural splendors.
You may see the most amazing and captivating dawn over the far Himalayan Mountains at Nagarkot. You will have a very enlightening and exhilarating experience trekking over Dhulikhel’s uncharted pathways as you take in the breathtaking surroundings and get a taste of trekking. Throughout the year, Real Adventure will create an itinerary and program for a Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel tour based on the interests of a specific client.
On this tour
The wonderful sightseeing trip of two important locations in the Kathmandu Valley is included in the Kathmandu Nagarkot Dhulikhel tour. We first make our way to Nagarkot in order to see the sunrise from Nagarkot Hill.
We next proceed to the Dhulikhel trek. You spend the entire day taking in the vistas of the snow-capped mountains from Nagarkot Hill. After, you will be given instructions on how to hike to Dhulikhel. You will be astounded not only by the natural beauty but also by the enormous cultural diversity and intriguing traditional traditions.
Highlights of Kathmandu, Nagarkot Dhulikhel Tour
On this beautiful day hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel, explore remote areas of the Kathmandu Valley that are off the beaten tourist path. The timing of the tours allows you to see the sunrise over Mt. Everest and other snow-capped Himalayan mountains. Join your guide on this primarily downhill climb, appropriate for all skill levels, through lush jungles.
Detailed Itinerary of Kathmandu, Nagarkot Dhulikhel Tour
Day 1: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour:
One of the holiest temples devoted to Lord Shiva is located in Pashupatinath, 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City. The pagoda-style temple, which is on the banks of the revered Bagmati River and is surrounded by a lush green natural setting, features a jilted roof and ornately carved silver doors.
Visitors will be allowed to observe the temple from the east side of the Bagmati River; however, all non-Hindus are strictly prohibited from entering the shrine. On the day of Shivaratri, which falls in the months of February and March, Pashupatinath serves as the focal point of an annual pilgrimage. The cremation grounds are located behind the temple. During your Kathmandu Nagarkot and Dhulikhel tour, you will visit this place.
Following Pashupatinath, we move on to Boudhanath, another exquisite Buddhist monument in the pagoda style that is known as “The tiny Tibet.”
This stupa is one of the largest of its sort in the world and is located 8 kilometers to the east of Kathmandu City. It stands guard over moral conduct and human prosperity with four sets of eyes facing the four cardinal directions. King Man Deva, on the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini, erected this Buddhist stupa. It stands on an octagonal base with prayer wheels recessed within it. Lamas’ or Buddhist priests’ homes around the shrine.
After finishing our tour of Boudhanath, we move on to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a smaller location that is also recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its significant religious significance. During your Kathmandu Nagarkot and Dhulikhel tour, you will visit this place.
One of the top tourist destinations in the Kathmandu Valley is Kathmandu Durbar Square. The English translation of “Durbar Square” is “Palace Complex.” The religious and cultural life of the populace is exemplified by the ancient temples and palaces on Durbar Square.
After the tour of the Kathmandu Durbar Square is complete, we’ll move on to Swayambhunath, also known as the “Monkey Temple.” This Buddhist stupa is home to some amazing little Buddhist monasteries with exquisite artwork that will teach you about Buddhist culture and tradition.
Day 2: Patan and Bhaktapur
Patan Durbar Square
Like its counterpart in Kathmandu, Patan Durbar Square is a charming assemblage of royal structures, scenic courtyards, and elegant pagoda temples. Similarly, the old royal palace complex, which is a World Heritage Site, is the hub of Patan’s religious and social life and has a museum with a variety of bronze statues and religious artifacts. There is a 17th-century temple here that was constructed entirely of stone and is devoted to the Hindu god Krishna.
The main attractions in Patan
Other noteworthy attractions to see in addition to the ones already mentioned include:
- Golden Temple
- Krishna Mandir
- Jagat Narayan
- Ashokan Stupa
- Machchhendranath Temple
- The Tibetan Camp
Four square miles are covered by Bhaktapur (1,401 m). Bhaktapur, also known as the “city of devotees,” still exudes a medieval allure, and tourists are exposed to a wide variety of marvels of creative and cultural achievements. Darbar Square still reflects the former splendor of the Malla era. The traditional industries there are pottery and waving. During your Kathmandu Nagarkot and Dhulikhel tour, you will visit this place.
The traditional topi or cap and woodcarving are both well known in Bhaktapur. The city is located approximately 14 kilometers east of Kathmandu. Moreover, the National Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatreya Temple, and Dattatreya Square are among the sites of attraction. Bhaktapur Darbar Square is another.
Square of Bhaktapur Durbar Numerous temples and other architectural wonders, like the lion gate, the golden gate, the monument of King Bhupatindra Malla, the Dattatraya Temple, etc., can be found in the city’s main square.
On a column facing the palace is a splendid statue of King Bhupatindra Malla performing an act of adoration. In 1979, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List.
55 Window Palace The balcony and the beautifully carved windows of this palace were created by King Yaksha Mall in 1427 and renovated by King Bhupatindra Malla in the 17th century.
Likewise, the Temple of Nyatapola King Bhupatindra Malla constructed this five-story Pagoda-style temple in 1708 AD. It is renowned for its huge construction and deft craftsmanship. In the Kathmandu valley, it is the tallest pagoda building.
Day 3 sunrise view at Nagarkot and Dhulikhel
Enjoy the Nagarkot Sunrise View while hiking to Dhulikhel. Travel by car to Kathmandu from Dhulikhel and spend the night there.
Furthermore, early in the morning, you are awakened by the melodic chirping of birds. Your senses are revived as you gaze at nature and the most divine sunrise view. You spend your day in Nagarkot’s natural surroundings.
You are led along the hiking trails to Dhulikhel after having your fill of the magic of Nagarkot. As you come closer to Dhulikhel, a wide range of cultural variations, fascinating traditional customs, beautiful foliage, and an abundance of wildlife appear in front of you.
Things to do during the Nagarkot visit
The best place to go for adventure sports is Nagarkot. One of them that most adventurous seekers want to do is paragliding. Paragliding enthusiasts at this location must make reservations before traveling. Like the birds, individuals who parachute enjoyed themselves greatly in the air. Similarly, this is an activity during the Kathmandu Nagarkot and Dhulikhel Tour
When visitors witness paragliders in the skies, they are taken aback. The scenery is likewise breathtaking, and it is even more astounding to witness when tourists paraglide in the air.
Nagarkot’s sunrise is a breathtaking natural sight to see. The sunrise at this location is well-known all throughout the world. People frequently come here, especially to see the sunrise. It is difficult to witness the stunning sunrise in February.
Likewise, in Nagarkot, there are a lot of hotels, and many guests take advantage of the dawn view from those buildings. People awaken in the morning at 6:30 and take in the dawn.
Hiking is a must-do activity while in Nagarkot. Many guests prefer not to participate in elaborate, dangerous sports. However, they can enjoy hiking here. The 14 km Nagarkot hiking trail is extremely straightforward and covers a short distance.
Hikers get to enjoy breathtaking views of nature’s splendors. It’s amazing to observe the realistic image of the location. Before going on a hike in this area, hikers can consult the Nagarkot hiking map, which makes their choice of the route more comfortable.
For the majority of guests, trekking in Nagarkot is also a very memorable experience. Hiking and trekking are often confused, however, in Nagarkot, trekking is more difficult but also far more pleasurable. There are several different treks accessible in Nagarkot, such as the 6-day Sundari Jal Chisapani Trek, which is a fairly long trek. Similarly, this is an activity during the Kathmandu Nagarkot and Dhulikhel Tour
Visitors have a passable experience with the culture, mountain views, and bird chattering these days. The entire journey is tranquil and serene. Additionally, there are several tall trees along the path that offer shade to travelers.
Nagarkot View Point Tower
It takes an hour to get to the top of Nagarkot Point View Tower. Visitors frequently climb to the top of the point to enjoy the spectacular sunrise vista. Additionally, people travel to this tower, particularly to take in the splendor of sunrises. One of the top tourist destinations is this skyscraper.
To get to the tower and see the dawn, many people get up early in the morning. Additionally, the point has extensive pine trees. Beautiful villages are also located close to the site.
For tourists, biking up Nagarkot’s mountain is an amazing experience. The Nagarkot hills are equally beautiful to view. The mountain biking route is also quite amazing.
People can experience the Himalayas’ breathtaking beauty by bicycling there. The ride is delightful and beautiful to take, and it is the ideal way to learn about the customs and culture of the distant past.
Changu Narayan Temple
The historic temple is situated in Nagarkot. It was set up nearly two thousand years ago. Additionally, UNESCO designated the area as a World Heritage site. The temple, which is devoted to Lord Vishnu, is important to Hindus. During your Kathmandu Nagarkot and Dhulikhel tour, you will visit this place.
The temple’s architecture is very stunning and enjoyable to view. On top of the hill, there is a temple that is surrounded by magnolia trees. This temple’s carvings and design aesthetic are equally beautiful.
The best location to observe the Himalayas is near Nagarkot. From here, one can see 13 and 8 of the Himalayas. Similarly, the ideal time to visit this location is from October to December.
In addition, less humidity is present at this hour. People may see the dawn and sunset from here, which are both breathtaking to see.
Buddha Peace Park
In this area, the Buddha Peace Park is very popular. A huge Buddha statue has been erected in the center of the park. Furthermore, the statue’s golden hue draws a lot of tourists who come to this area. The park also has several terraced gardens that visitors must pass through in order to get to the statues nearby. These gardens are really lovely.
It’s amazing to observe the surroundings of the Buddha statue. The Buddha statue that is located here appears to be in contact with the earth.
Kailashnath Mahadev Statue
Only 20 miles separate Nagarkot and the statue. It is the highest statue of the Hindu god Shiva in existence. Its length is 143 meters. Utilizing concrete, steel, zinc, and copper, it was well-structured.
It started to take shape in the year 2003, and it was finished in the year 2010. Kamal Jain, the chief executive officer of the Hill Take Group company, constructed it.
Best things to do during your visit to Dhulikhel
The charming city of Dhulikhel is located 30 km outside of the Kathmandu Valley. The naturally beautiful place is similarly culturally diverse. Once at Dhulikhel, it already seems as though daily responsibilities are far behind. One may enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the mountain ranges of Langtang, Mt. Duje Lakpa, Melungtse, Numbur, etc. from this location at the foot of the mountains. Numerous attractions at the well-liked tourist location make visitors yearn for the city.
Hiking Trekking and Mountain Biking
The best trails for hiking and trekking are those that lead from Dhulikhel to nearby locations. Additionally, one can prepare their equipment and ride a mountain bike to the peak to explore the gorgeous route.
Cycling along the route from Dhulikhel to Thangri Tashi Monastery on Namobuddha’s mountaintop is an exciting experience. A traveler’s soul is filled throughout the three-hour hike up to Namobuddha’s mountaintop through the Kali temple, across the hamlet of Kavre, and through the forests while taking in all of nature. Similarly, this is an activity during the Kathmandu Nagarkot and Dhulikhel Tour
The Dhulikhel-Nagarkot tour, which passes beautiful Chandeshwori, Bhagwati, and Lokeshwor Buddhist sanctuaries, is another ascent. One can also see Gosaikunda’s spectacular vista throughout the 3–4-hour ride.
Sunset and Sunrise
The wonderful views of the sunrise and sunset glittering above the mountain tops are made possible by the hotels, lodges, and exquisitely at resorts in Dhulikhel. In addition to Nagarkot, this location is excellent for escaping the outside world and taking in the horizon views. Taking in the gradient in the sky has the effect of temporarily halting time. The resorts’ ideal locations make it possible to enjoy the sunrise and dusk each day.
The Newari people are the local residents of Dhulikhel. As a result, the city not only has stunning natural scenery and sceneries, but it also has the traditional locals’ cultural aspects. Numerous Hindu temples are nearby, which enhances the local culture.
The list of cultural landmarks that one can visit to have a phenomenal feel for the culture in Dhulikhel includes Shiva Temple, Kali Temple, Ganesh Temple, Chandeshwori Temple, Hari Sidhhi Temple, Bhagwati Shiva Temple, and Gita Temple. The heritage tours of the temples and shrines are a serene activity you shouldn’t miss. During your Kathmandu Nagarkot and Dhulikhel tour, you will visit this place.
Additionally, Kailashnath Mahadev Statue is located in Dhulikhel. It is the tallest statue of Lord Shiva in existence. The building, which is mostly of copper, zinc, cement, and steel and stands 143 feet tall, is a stunning example of excellent design and draws tens of thousands of tourists each week.
Ziplining in Dhulikhel
The ideal location for those who enjoy adventure is Dhulikhel. Here is one of Nepal’s amazing zipline adventures. While exploring this metropolis, it is impossible to miss the wonderful zip flying. It is an exciting experience that is accompanied by beautiful vistas.
Selfie stone through 1000 step
One of Dhulikhel’s most notable attractions is the selfie stone. The stone is located next to the Kali temple on top of a hill. The route to the Kali temple involves climbing 1000 stairs (Hajaar Sidi). Walking up the hilltop is enjoyable since it leads to a view that is worth it. The beautiful view there makes one happy inside.
In addition, the hill’s gorgeously placed selfie stone attracts people to take pictures there. The beautifully oriented stone features a breathtaking picture of the Himalayas, lush hills, and communities, which makes it a priceless memory to record.
Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking is to evoke a sense of being in intimate proximity to the natural world and local cultures. Moreover, this trekking route takes you to rural Nepal, where you may enjoy amazing, motivational, beautiful, and stunning mountain views.
We’ll stop by four separate communities. The first settlement is Chisapani, where one may get a true taste of nature while escaping the bustle of the metropolis. Your Himalayan trip will take on a new dimension thanks to interactions with kind and sincere locals.
The second village is Nagarkot, which has the most magnificent and captivating morning vista. The third village is Dhulikhel, where we enjoy strolling along little-traveled paths and stopping by nearby temples, both of which can be heartwarming and educational experiences.
It is highly worthwhile to visit Namobuddha, the fourth settlement, to view stupas and shrines. Temple visits will evoke a spiritual and calming experience, and they could serve as inspiration for the purpose you went there in the first place.