Kathmandu – Namobuddha -Dhulikhel Hike

Kathmandu –Nmaobudhha-Dhulikhel trek is one of the famous treks in Kathmandu. Also known as Panauti-Namobudhha Trek, this trail is golden opportunity to observe the traditional villages of Nepal and holy Buddhist pilgrimage site Namobudhha and other natural floras. To explore the traditional culture and lifestyle of Panauti village where, people still preserve the traditional cultural practice. The medieval period temples and architecture, typical Newari and Tamang cultures and cultural ceremonies can be observed in Panauti. After Panauti we drive to Dhapasi from where we start our journey and pass via beautiful hamlets and farming terraces until we reach to Buddhist holy place Namobudhha.

Day 01: Drive to Panauti/ 5 hours trekking

An experienced tour & trekking guide from Real Adventure comes to your hotel at 8 am. After breakfast you drive to Panauti via Bhaktapur Banepa road. About one hour driving from Kathmandu takes you to Panauti Bazaar. We stop there and have short sightseeing in Panauti and drive towards Dhapasi, the entry point of trekking. The 4-5 hours trek passes via beautifully patterned faming terraces where, local people are busy with planting or harvesting paddy, wheat, potato and other seasonal vegetables. Leaving Dhapasi and Panauti behind, we ascend slightly uphill towards Dalinchok and Ratamat, then we walk via paddy fields until we reach to Shanku Patichaur. On the way we passes via temples and settlements of Tmanag, Newar and other Aryan people's settlements, exchanging greetings with always smiling people and closely observe the rustic life of local people. From Shanku Patichaur we descend down and follow curve road and enter into lush forest of pine. While walking into the forest we hear twittering of birds and get refreshed with breezes coming from pine trees. After an hour walking via forest we reach to southern ridge of Namobudhha. Then follow the steep road alongside of Namobudhha View Point and finally reach to Namobudhha monastery. Namobudhha is one of the three holy places in Buddhism. This place is very peaceful and relaxing. Buddhist monks and nuns meditate and pray here. This is the place where you feel sublime of Buddhism. Situated on the hilltop flapping with colorful praying flags this holy place offers good view of hilly village forests and farming terraces. Namobudhha is believed to be sacred place where Gautam Budhha offered his body to a desperate tigress looking food for hungry cubs. There is small cave nearby monastery, which depicts all the events. After having lunch and refreshing your mind, we will drive downhill to Dhulikhel. We can stay in hotel in Dhulikhel or drive back to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes
  • Pick up and drop off in a private tourist vehicle
  • Shivapuri National Park entrance fee
  • Packet Lunch
  • Licensed, English-speaking Real Adventure Nepal hiking guide
  • All government taxes
  • Tourist service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Tip for the hiking guide (Tipping is expected)
  • Any expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section



Trip Facts

  • Duration:1 Days
  • Grade:Easy
  • Rating:Best
  • Region:Kathmandu, Namobuddha Dhulikhel Trek
  • Trip:Day trek in Kathmandu Nepal Day Tours and Treks
  • Activity:Kathmandu, Namobuddha, Dhulikhel Trek
  • Max.Altitude:1750 M ft.

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