Nagarkot To Dhulikhel Day Hike

Nagarkot To Dhulikhel Day Hike

Trip Highlights

  • Alluring Sunrise and Sunset
  • Enjoy landscape view of Himalayas
  • Village Walk and Forest Walk
  • Eco Trek
  • Encounter with rustic life of village people.
  • Full day personalized tour with high level service from private tour guide.

When we look for trekking around Kathmandu, everybody recommend Nagarkot as it most famous trekking route. Nagarkot lies in historical Bhaktapur district at elevation of 2200m from sea level. Surrounded by beautiful pine forest, situated on the top of hill, Nagarkot is best destination for holiday which remains jam packed throughout a year by local and international visitors. Popular for Himalaya view, Sunrise and Sunset, walking inside forest, passing by beautiful hamlets of hill area and farming terraces make your trek worth and pleasant.

Nagarkot- Dhulikhel Trek is comprised of two beautiful hill station, the popular tourist and holiday spots Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. It takes approximately 4 to 5 hours to reach Dhulikhel from Nagarkot. The trails goes uphill for half an hour via pine forest with enchanting view of Himalaya ranges  to the north and aerial view beautiful villages, farming lands  on the both bottoms of hill and view of Kathmandu valley to south-west side.

A day Nagarkot-Dhulikhel trek starts early morning from your hotel in Kathmandu. A professional trek guide from Real Adventure comes to your hotel to pick up you. Either you have early breakfast or you can have breakfast in Nagarkot with enchanting views and fresh morning breezes coming from mountains. After one and half hour drive via Bhaktapur we reach to sunny Nagarkot, showered by sun rays. Upon arriving Nagarkot we can climb up to Nagarkot View tower and enjoy the alluring view of Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang, Jugal Range, Rolwaling Range, Everest Range and Numbur Range. If weather is clear we can see spectacular view of 8000m above six mountains peaks.

We descend down to Nagarkot and follow the route towards north east side throughout pine forest with glimpse of birds and wild animals. Then we follow downhill trail towards Dulagaun alongside of village settlements, temples and school. Then we cross small streams and enter to Kavrepalanchock district on the edge of Devitar village, following the trail amid of farming terraces until we reach to Nala. Most of the time the trail goes downhill and it is relatively easy and smooth and enriched by smiles and greetings of local people.

Now trail curves towards Tukucha Nala from where the trail goes downhill via farming terraces and Ugrachandi village, and finally we reach to Dhulikhel passing Deurali and Chipleti village. 3-4 hours walk is a good chance to observe the lifestyle of rural people who are engaged in farming, livestock and small scale business.  .

We will have lunch in Dhulikhel, the hub of hotels and resorts with panoramic view of Himalayan peaks. After lunch walk around Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel is the Headquarter of Kavrepalanchok district mainly inhabited by Newari people with great spectacle of traditional cultures and religious value. Dhulikhel has ancient buildings and brick paved walking trails, and it preserves glory of ancient arts and architecture.

After sightseeing of Dhulikhel bazaar, a tourist van picks us up and transfers to hotel in Kathmandu via Banepa-Bhkatapur road.

Optional Package 

Jamacho Day Hike – 1 day

Pharping, Dakshinkali and Chobhar – 1 Day Tour

Day 01: Morning Drive to Nagarkot, Sunrise views and Hike to Dhulikhel

A private tourist van with a professional tour guide comes to your hotel at 4.15 Am, little early but we have to catch the glimpse of Sunrise. About one and half hour drive takes us to Nagarkot through Bhaktapur. On the way we pass via local villages and farming terraces. Situated at an elevation of 2195m,Nagarkot blows the cold air and stay windy with breezes coming from green forest. When we reach Nagarkot, we will hike up to Himalayan view tower, then the Sun stars appearing above the mountain range and showers its colorful rays over green valleys and we feel warm rays and it becomes sunny around. Along with unbelievable sunrise view, we will see spellbound landscape view of Mt. Everest Annapurna Range,the Mansiri Range, Rolwaling Range and Langtang Himalayan ranges. The aerial view of Bhaktapur, lush forest and Kathmandu valley and hillocks is breathtaking from Nagarkot.After Sunrise view we eat breakfast and set off our legs toward Dhulikhel. Nagarkot-Dhulikhel tour is also known as panoramic, sanctuary as well as Eco trek. This trail is also popular village walk where we enjoy encounter with local people. From Nagarkot we follow the trail downhill via pine forest, and then we ascend uphill until we reach to Rohini Bhanjyang. Now trail curves towards Tukucha Nala from whre the trail goes downhill via farming terraces and villages like Devitar and Ugrachandi and finally we reach to Dhulikhel passing Deurali and Chipleti village. 3-4 hrs walk is worth to observe rural life of people who are engaged in agriculture farming, livestock and to explore cultural and socio-economic condition of rural people.We will have lunch in Dhulikhel, the hub of hotels and resorts with panoramic view of Himalayan peaks. After lunch walk around Dhulikhel, and van transfer you to Hotel via Dhulikhel-Banepa-Bhaktapur road.

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:Nagarkot & Dhulikhel
  • Trip:Day trek in Kathmandu Nepal Day Tours and Treks
  • Activity:Nagarkot sunrise tour, Hike to Dhulikhel, Guide, Lunch
  • Max.Altitude:2175 M ft.

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