Are you looking for some short and relaxing hiking journey around the capital city of Kathmandu in Nepal? If yes, then Nagarkot Dhulikhel Namobuddha Hiking can be a best option to explore the beauty of Himalayas in some serene and quaint location around the city. The journey comprises of two beautiful vantage locations around Kathmandu namely Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. Nagarkot is a popular view point near Kathmandu that offers some spectacular views of Himalayas that includes Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling Himal, Lumbur Himal, etc. The lush hills, valleys, charming villages and serene environment makes Nagarkot even more enriching. More relishing is the pleasing sunrise and sunset views amidst the snow clad mountains with soothing sound of birds chirping all around.
Dhulikhel is another vantage point that lies 30 kilometers east from Kathmandu city along the Araniko highway. It is a medieval city mostly inhabited by the people of Newar community. The city offers some enticing views of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, Langtang lirung, Dorke Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Melungtse, Lhotse, etc. Namobuddha is another important location included in Nagarkot Dhulikhel Namobuddha Hiking. The place NamoBuddha is named after the Namobuddha monastery that lies southeast of Kathmandu somewhere in between Banepa and Panauti. It is a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site and a stopover for a visitor travelling through the route. Located in a slightly elevated land, the monastery is a site of peace. During summer, one can enjoy the cool breeze while in winter, one can enjoy the warmth of radiant sunlight.
As per Buddhist mythology, the legendary King Mahasattva offered his body to a hungry tigress in this site. The monastery is placed in the same location where the legendary figure had offered himself to fulfill the hunger of the tigress. Besides this monastery, Namo Buddha is a beautiful site full of crops fields. One can field rice, mustard and millet farmlands all around. So, are you ready for this vibrant journey. It’s all about spending some wonderful time in the lap of mother nature in a relaxing manner. If you are looking for this kind of journey, then do not forget to contact Himalayas Hiking for Nagarkot Dhulikhel Namobuddha Hiking.
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After breakfast in the hotel, you will be picked up from your hotel for a drive to Sundarijal. Sundarijal is a popular picnic spot near Kathmandu. The lushness and pristinely environment of this place attract the people residing in Kathmandu for holidays in this place. On a weekend day, you might find this place quite crowded. After reaching Sudarijal, we commence our real trekking journey. We start walking up through some stone paved staircases to Sundarijal watershed. No sooner, we come across the entry point of the national Park where we show our permits to enter into the park. We walk pass the trail under the shade of tall lush trees to open up to a flat land that offers the first glimpse of mountains in the hiking journey. Then we drop down the trail with undisturbed views of mountains all the way down to Chisapani. At Chisapani, we can explore few settlement areas. From this place, you can get some spectacular views of mountains along with sunrise and sunset views. Overnight at a teahouse in Chisapani. (B.B)
Early in the morning, we wake up to catch the first rays of sunrise over the snow clad mountains. after breakfast, we continue through a trail that will lead us to Nagarkot. Unlike yesterday, the trail today is long but easy through a flat plain. We walk for around seven hours today. We walk pass the dense forests of national park. The path is narrow covered by ferns and mosses. As the forested area is full of wildlife, you may be able to encounter some species if lucky. We walk through the forested area until we reach an army post. From here, we take a path along the lush hills and charming settlement areas. It’s a wonderful experience to walk through the pristinely environment; away from crowd amidst the serenity. Today, we walk continuously until we reach the Nagarkot. From Nagarkot, we will be blessed with some wonderful views of mountains and lush hills. In the evening, we walk to the view tower to catch the sunset views and panoramic views of mountains. Overnight at a Hotel in Nagarkot. (B.B)
We wake up early in the morning, before the sunrise and walk up to the view tower in Nagarkot. From the view tower, we can admire the glorious views of sunrise amidst the snow clad mountains in the Himalayan panorama. After relishing the views of mountains from view tower for a while, we descend down to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast in the hotel, we rest for a while and begin to walk towards Dhulikhel. We pass various terraced farmlands and cultural diversities on the way to Dhulkhel. Dhulikhel is a popular town near Kathmandu mostly inhabited by the people of Newar community. On the way, we come across some narrow streets, old houses and temples. We follow our trail to Dhulikhel until we reach our hotel on Dhulikhel. Overnight at a Hotel in Dhulikhel. (B.B)
Even Dhulikhel is a popular vantage point for the mountain views and sunrise/ sunset views. We wake up early and walk to the view tower to catch a glimpse of sunrise over the snow clad mountains. after that we enjoy our breakfast at the hotel and follow a trail that climbs up to Kali Mandir. It is a popular temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, the furious. From the temple, the trail drops down to the village of Kkavre. On the way pass some wonderful landscape full of lush hills, trees and few teahouses. From Kavre, we again ascend up through the forests and pass Pulbari to Namobuddha. Namobuddha is a popular pilgrimage site near Kathmandu in Kavre ditrict. There are some beautiful stupas and shrines built inside the monastery. As it lies on a top of a hill in a slightly slopped land. One can enjoy cool breeze up here in summer and radiant sun up here in winter. It is believed to be the same place where the legendary prince Mahasattva had offered himself to the hungry tigress. Today, we stay in a hotel near the monastery. Overnight at a hotel in Namobuddha. (B.B)
In the morning, we explore the Buddhist monastery in Namo Buddha. We can enjoy some great views of Kathmandu valley from here. We explore the entire monastery and drop down to Panauti. At Panauti, we catch a ride that will drive us back to the capital city of Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be dropped at your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu
- Airport pick up/ drop
- Ground transportation during the trip
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Accommodation in Teahouse on stopping point during the trip
- Trekking permit if necessary
- Entry fee and permits to enter into national parks, heritage sites, and other places.
- A professional and English speaking Tour guide.
- Insurance of support crew members and their other costs.
- Local Mobile Phone SIM Card.
- International airfare tickets, Travel Visa fee.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Personal refreshment expenses like soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, etc
- Personal Utility expenses like telephone, internet, laundry, etc
- Tips for support crew members
- Others which are not included in cost inclusive section
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