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Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike Tour to Changu Narayan

1. Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike Tour to Changu Narayan

Nagarkot Sunrise and hike to Changu Narayan tour takes you to the beautiful hill Nagarkot, one of the popular Himalayan view-points in Kathmandu located at an altitude of 2,195 meters. The hill offers mesmerizing sunrise views over the spectacular Himalayan range. Soak in the fresh air of the mountains and sweeping views of the Himalayas during a private 7-8 hour tour between Nagarkot and Changu Narayan from Kathmandu, Patan or Bhaktapur. After sunrise, stop for the breakfast or tea/coffee at hotel in Nagarkot and start the hike to Changu Narayan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest Hindu temple in the Kathmandu Valley. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is known for its exquisite stone carvings, sculptures, and intricate architecture. You'll have ample time to explore the temple complex and admire the stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys before returning to Kathmandu, Patan or Bhaktapur. The hike traverses a rugged mountain landscape sprinkled with traditional hamlets and forests. Your private guide will accompany you on the hike and provide you with interesting information about the places you'll visit. The distance from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan hike is approximately 12 kilometers, and it takes around 4-5 hours to complete the hike, depending on your pace and the stops you make along the way. If the weather is clear, the hike offers stunning views of the Himalayan range and the surrounding hills and valleys. Please note that from Nagarkot, mountain views are only visible when the weather is clear and without clouds. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning views of the Himalayas and the beautiful countryside during the hike.

From Kathmandu: Dhulikhel to Namobuddha Guided Day Hike

2. From Kathmandu: Dhulikhel to Namobuddha Guided Day Hike

08:00 AM: Drive to Dhulikhel The tour begins early morning with a Guide picking you up from your hotel. You will then take a one hour drive to Dhulikhel. 09:00 AM: Hike to Namobuddha The 4 hour hike towards Namobuddha begins from Dhulikhel. You will then be passing through a thousand steps of ‘Peace Garden’, Kali Temple and Kavre Bhanjyang. On your way you will be enjoying the scenic view of the valley with a mountain range in the background. Here you will also be exploring the traditional farming methods of Newari people, their cultures and lifestyle. After your hike, you will be exploring the Namobuddha monastery, also known as Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery. The monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery that lies at the top of the hill in Namobuddha Municipality. According to the old legend, 6000 years ago, a prince (Mahasatwo/Ngingdui Tshenpo), at the top of the hill, looking at the jungle, discovers a tigress lying near the rock. Very quickly, he realizes that the tigress was about to die due to hunger with her five little babies still sucking milk from her and the survival of the babies depended on their mother. Mahasatwo, decides to give his life to the tigress in a bust of love and compassion. So Prince Mahasatwo cuts his body to present his warm blood in the mouth of the mother tiger, and the taste of blood gives the appetite to the starving family. 04:00 PM: Drop back to your hotel You will be dropped back to your hotel at four in the evening.

From Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise and Dhulikhel Day Hike

3. From Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise and Dhulikhel Day Hike

Enjoy a complete package experience that combines a gorgeous sunrise viewing with a 4- to 5-hour hike through the mountains of Nagarkot to Dhulikhel. You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu or Lalitpur (Patan) at around 5:00 AM for the 1.5-hour drive to Nagarkot. Once arrived, take in the exotic mountain views and embrace the stunning beauty of the sunrise, which will be sure to soothe your soul and get you ready for the day. Learn all about Nagarkot (the “Angel’s Place”) from your guide.   From here, embark on a 4- to 5-hour hike through the forested mountains between Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. If you’re lucky and it’s a clear day, the intensely blue sky makes a perfect backdrop for views of the amazing landscapes, high mountains, and village life. Admire the biodiversity of the region and learn about cultural aspects of Dhulikhel from your guide. It’s a long hike, but nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment and peacefulness when you reach Dhulikhel.   Your tour ends after this full day with a return to your hotel via bus, during which you can reflect on the amazing day and prepare for tomorrow.

Kathmandu: Day Hike With Dhulikhel to Namobuddha

4. Kathmandu: Day Hike With Dhulikhel to Namobuddha

Embark on a remarkable day hike from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha, located near Kathmandu. This immersive journey combines the beauty of nature, captivating trails, and the spiritual ambiance of Namobuddha monastery. Experience the serenity of the Himalayas, learn about local traditions, and create lasting memories on this unforgettable adventure. Your day begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel, a charming town known for its panoramic views of the Himalayan range. From Dhulikhel, you'll set off on a trek through picturesque trails, surrounded by lush greenery and captivating landscapes. As you ascend, you'll be greeted by stunning vistas of the mountains, valleys, and terraced fields that define the region. The highlight of the hike is reaching Namobuddha, a revered Buddhist pilgrimage site. Explore the serene surroundings of the monastery, known for its spiritual significance and tranquil ambiance. Learn about the legend of Prince Mahasattva's selfless act of offering his body to a hungry tigress, a tale that has made Namobuddha a symbol of compassion and sacrifice in Buddhist tradition. Engage with the resident monks, witness their daily rituals, and soak in the peaceful atmosphere of the monastery. Take a moment to reflect, meditate, or simply enjoy the serene surroundings before beginning your descent back to Dhulikhel. At the end of the hike, you'll be driven back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Night Out at Dulikhel Hillstation with Bhaktapur, Namobuddha

5. Night Out at Dulikhel Hillstation with Bhaktapur, Namobuddha

Enjoy a night at Dulikhel hillstation. Dhulikhel is one of the more popular places from which to observe the high Himalayas. Admire stunning panoramas of peaks unfolding in front of your eye. You can also enjoy a side trip to the sacred stupa at Namobuddha, a 12km drive or three-hour walk south. Panauti is one of oldest towns in Nepal, with many temples dating back to the 15th Century or earlier. You can admire its many temples, stupas, and statues - plus the added charm of the green paddy fields in the area. You will also go to Namobuddha, with the old Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery - an important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. Stop at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, located 15 km from Kathmandu, which is a museum of medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculptures, woodcarvings, and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses.

Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise & Hike to Dhulikhel Day Tour

6. Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise & Hike to Dhulikhel Day Tour

Experience the natural beauty of Nepal on a full-day tour to Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. Witness the breathtaking sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayan range and embark on a scenic hike to Dhulikhel, where you'll be treated to panoramic views of the stunning mountain landscape and traditional Nepalese villages. Begin your journey with a pick-up from your hotel in Kathmandu and take a scenic drive to Nagarkot, a charming hilltop town known for its stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas. Marvel at the beauty of the mountains as the sun rises and illuminates the snow-capped peaks. Next, embark on a scenic hike to Dhulikhel, a traditional Nepalese village nestled amidst the mountains. Explore the village's rich culture and stunning architecture, and enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas along the way. After the hike, relax and enjoy a traditional Nepalese lunch before heading back to Kathmandu, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel or a central location to continue exploring the city. This tour is perfect for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts who want to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and traditional Nepalese culture. With a knowledgeable guide and comfortable transportation, you'll have an unforgettable experience on this full-day tour.

2 Night 3 days Nagarkot and Dhulikhel Tour from Kathmandu

7. 2 Night 3 days Nagarkot and Dhulikhel Tour from Kathmandu

Nagarkot is a picturesque hill station located in the Bhaktapur District of Nepal, about 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, the capital city. Perched at an altitude of around 2,195 meters (7,201 feet), Nagarkot offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range, including some of the world's tallest peaks such as Mount Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and more. It is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, known for its breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas. Dhulikhel is another charming hill station situated in the Kavrepalanchok District of Nepal, around 30 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu. This town is renowned for its cultural and historical significance, as well as its breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The elevation of Dhulikhel is approximately 1,550 meters (5,085 feet), offering a slightly lower altitude compared to Nagarkot. Itinerary Day 1: Kathmandu - Nagarkot Morning: Depart from Kathmandu and drive to Nagarkot (Approx. 2-3 hours depending on traffic). Afternoon: Check-in at your chosen accommodation in Nagarkot. Evening: Enjoy the stunning sunset view over the Himalayas from the Nagarkot viewpoint. Dinner: Have dinner at the hotel or explore local restaurants in Nagarkot. Overnight: Stay at your hotel in Nagarkot. Day 2: Nagarkot - Dhulikhel Morning: Wake up early to catch the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas. Breakfast: Have breakfast at the hotel. Mid-morning: Explore Nagarkot's surrounding areas, take short hikes, and enjoy the picturesque landscapes. Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon: Drive from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (Approx. 1 hour). Evening: Explore the traditional Newari town of Dhulikhel, visit temples, and experience the local culture. Dinner: Have dinner at the hotel or in a local eatery. Overnight: Stay at your chosen accommodation in Dhulikhel. Day 3: Dhulikhel - Kathmandu Morning: Wake up and enjoy the sunrise view from Dhulikhel. Breakfast: Have breakfast at the hotel. Mid-morning: Take a leisurely walk around Dhulikhel, visit the old town and markets. Lunch: Enjoy lunch at the hotel or a local restaurant. Afternoon: Drive back to Kathmandu (Approx. 1-2 hours depending on traffic). Evening: Arrive in Kathmandu and either conclude your trip or spend additional time exploring the city's attractions.

A Day hike to Namobuddha from Panauti: Drive from Kathmandu

8. A Day hike to Namobuddha from Panauti: Drive from Kathmandu

Dhulikhel - Namo Buddha hike is one of the most popular hiking trails among foreigners and domestic tourist who wants enjoy and be close nature. For many Namobuddha Monastery is a sacred place where people practices Buddhism & meditation. Namo Buddha is only 40 km away from Kathmandu valley. It is the best for nature lovers. The entire hiking path goes through narrow trails surrounded by small hills. Usually, Everest or Annapurna trekkers prefer practicing in this trail as a warm up hike before starting for their actual hard trek. This hike starts early morning after breakfast with drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel. At 7:30 am guide will pick you up from your hotel. After approximately 2 hours drive your will reach Dhulikhel. In a clear weather day you can see ranges of Himalayas from this places such as Mt Everest, Gauri shanker, Langtang and many more.

Nepal: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, & Dhulikhel Escorted Tour

9. Nepal: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, & Dhulikhel Escorted Tour

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and awe-inspiring wonders of Nepal, with its captivating blend of bustling cities, expansive landscapes, and extraordinary cultural heritage. Explore the corners of this magnificent country, where the cities of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur come together to form a triangle rich in history and culture. Step into a fairytale realm adorned with ancient architectural marvels, lively marketplaces, splendid palaces, and quaint villages where time seems to stand still. Nepal invites you to embark on a journey that will transport you to another era, filled with enchantment and discovery. Embark on a remarkable journey that unveils the captivating cultural and artistic heritage of the Kathmandu Valley, renowned among tourists for its distinctive culture and magnificent architecture. We begin our exploration by immersing ourselves in the sacred atmosphere of Boudhanath, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. As we circumambulate this iconic monument, adorned with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, we feel a sense of tranquility and spirituality wash over us. Continuing our expedition, we visit Pashupatinath, a significant Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here, we witness the vibrant rituals and religious practices that take place along the banks of the holy Bagmati River. The temple's intricate architecture and sacred ambiance provide a profound insight into Nepal's religious traditions and beliefs. Our journey then takes us to Patan, also known as Lalitpur, where we step into a world of architectural marvels. The city's Durbar Square mesmerizes us with its ancient palaces, ornate temples, and intricately carved woodwork. Exploring the narrow lanes of Patan, we encounter artisans practicing age-old crafts, showcasing the city's rich artistic heritage. Delving deeper into the cultural tapestry of Kathmandu, we traverse the bustling streets of Thamel, a vibrant tourist hub. Here, we are immersed in a sensory experience, with vibrant shops, bustling cafes, and lively nightlife. Throughout the tour, we relish the opportunity to breathe in the fresh mountain air, treating our eyes to the nature-kissed expanses that surround us. Whether wandering amidst historical monuments, offering prayers at sacred temples and monasteries, or strolling along famous roads, each step unveils a new facet of Nepal's enchanting beauty and rich heritage.

Kathmandu: A Memorable Day Hike With Dhulikhel To Namobuddha

10. Kathmandu: A Memorable Day Hike With Dhulikhel To Namobuddha

Join us on an exhilarating guided day hike from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and Namobuddha, where you'll delve into the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Nepal. Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to explore scenic trails, breathtaking landscapes, and ancient Buddhist monasteries. Begin your adventure with a convenient pickup from your hotel in Kathmandu and depart for Dhulikhel. Upon arrival, meet your knowledgeable guide who will lead you on an unforgettable hiking experience. Trek through picturesque trails, passing through lush forests, terraced fields, and charming villages. Along the way, visit Namobuddha, a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site known for its stunning views and ancient monasteries. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere, learn about Buddhist traditions, and capture breathtaking photos. After exploring Namobuddha, hike back to Dhulikhel, taking in the panoramic vistas of the Himalayan ranges. Conclude the hike in Dhulikhel, where you'll have the opportunity to relax and soak in the local ambiance. Finally, bid farewell to your guide and vehicle and receive drop-off back at your hotel in Kathmandu. At the end of the day, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kathmandu, where you can unwind and reflect on the incredible experiences of your hiking journey. This guided day hike provides an enriching blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and spiritual exploration, leaving you with lasting memories of Nepal's awe-inspiring landscapes and traditions.

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based on 9 reviews

Ramesh made this an incredible trip. Cannot thank him enough for making it an amazing adventure. The trek is challenging but not impossible and the views and journey through the terraced potato farms is simply incredible. If you’re physically able to hike a moderate journey, this is a must do.

The hiking was nice, with great views while being in the nature and interacting with local people from small villages. Our tour guide was friendly and always happy to answer all our questions.