Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Day Hiking Trip - 1 Day

  • Duration 1 Day
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals None
  • Accommodation None
  • Max. Altitude Nagarkot (2175 meters)
  • Activity Hiking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 2 to 12
  • Best Season Whole Year
  • Breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayas throughout the scenic trip from Kathmandu to Nagarkot.
  • Passing through the Hindu and Buddhist holy site of Nala Village.
  • Visit Dhulikhel to learn more about Newari customs and culture.
  • Enjoy sweeping views of eight distinct mountain ranges, including Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
  • It good trekking through the nearby rice fields, a lovely community with a mountain backdrop.
  • May see the native way of life in the villages, which is said to be a fantastic opportunity to get to know the residents.
  • Excellent terraced scenery that is easily reachable from Kathmandu.
  • Possibility of viewing the Langtang mountain range from Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, or even the path.
  • There is no need to sacrifice your comfort, unlike many other treks, at Nagarkot or Dhulikhel because both towns provide respectable lodging.

For those who have limited time but yet want to discover rural communities and rich flora and wildlife, Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking is the ideal excursion. Tourists often come to Nagarkot to see the Himalayan mountain ranges as well as sunrise and sunset vistas. Bird watching and seeing Nepalese rural culture and lifestyle are both enjoyable activities along the route to Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel is a cultural hub with a diverse population of ethnic people and several temples.

The Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking is a short, downhill hike that takes 5 to 6 hours from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel. The beautiful Himalayas and rural scenery are two reasons why tourists pick this trip. A 20-kilometer trek through rural communities and terraced fields make up the Day Hike to Dhulikhel from Nagarkot. For hikers of all skill levels with a free day in Kathmandu, Green Valley Nepal Treks has designed the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Day Hike. An enjoyable and revitalizing hiking excursion to explore nature, culture, and mountains away from the bustle of the city. Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking is great due to the clean air, the locals' way of life, and their warmth.

One of the greatest day hikes close to the Kathmandu Valley is Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking. It is regarded as a distinctive and magnificent day trek in Nepal, known for its stunning mountain vistas of the Annapurna to Everest Himalayan range. The scenery is stunning, with lovely villages, manicured fields, and lush forests. The hiking track regularly offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. If you are visiting Nepal, Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Day Hiking is a must-have hike in Kathmandu for the cultural and natural experience.

On a day hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel, you may hear the singing of birds, view picturesque villages, and see farmers working in their fields. The Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Day Hiking may be done any time of year, however, it is not advised to do it during the rainy season. The greatest trekking season in Nagarkot and Dhulikhel is from September to June. Hiking from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel is best suited for those who are physically active and wish to have the greatest day trekking experience possible in Nepal. This day hike in Kathmandu from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel is open to kids over 10 with adult companions, elders, and kids to adults. Before doing high-altitude treks in Nepal like the Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and Manaslu Circuit Trek, it is also a good idea to undertake Nagarkot Dhulikhel hiking.

The Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Itinerary will start after taking a private vehicle from Kathmandu to Nagarkot. The road gradually ascends after first descending from Nagarkot Hill; this pattern is followed the entire way. It's a relaxing stroll through dense woodlands that occasionally even encircle the way, heavily darkening isolated stretches of the winding paths. In areas with tiny communities, you may find terraced fields, primarily with corn plantations. The Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Trail has few houses along the entire route, and its halfway point is marked by a modest tea house. The view improves as you ascend a hill that has stone stairs leading to the summit. As you get further from the top, the settlements become denser. The path leading to Nala and Banepa soon passes by, and as you continue, the picture-perfect tiny hamlet of Dhulikhel can be seen. Your Nagarkot Dhulikhel Day Hiking will come to a good conclusion when you take the B P Koirala route back to Kathmandu from Dhulikhel.

We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are pleased to present our well-planned Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Day Hiking Detailed Itinerary, which will give you the experience of a lifetime. Booking is now available for 2024 and 2025. Based on your time, budget, and endurance, we are willing to modify this package to meet your requirements. For more questions regarding the Nagarkot Dhulikhel Day Hiking Package Cost, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Benefits of Booking Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Trip with us

  • Hotel Pickup And Drop off service
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek T-Shirt
  • Free Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Map
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.
  • Free Excess Luggage Storing At Green Valley Nepal Store During The Trek

What You Can Expect from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Trip?

  • On a private excursion between the hill towns of Nagarkot and Dhulikhel, take in the mountain air and the majestic Himalayas.
  • Start your journey from Kathmandu in the morning, which will take you through the scenery of the Rocky Mountains dotted with quaint hamlets and forests.
  • The scenery is stunning, with lovely villages, manicured fields, and lush forests. The hiking track regularly offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
  • You will delight in a typical hamlet with a rice terrace, breathtaking views, a lush hill, and lovely surroundings, as well as get to know the ancient hospitality of the locals and the origin of Nepalese civilization and culture.
  • The trek begins early from Nagarkot, which is well-known for its sunsets and sunrises as well as its stunning Himalayan mountain ranges.
  • As there are several little towns and tea houses to be viewed along the way, the paths are both ascending and descending in nature.
  • The pine woods, terraced terrain, vistas of the Langtang, Jugal, and Ganesh Himalayas, and the sense of real rural life in Nepal are the main features of this trip.

Is the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Trip Suitable For You?

  • Travelers who wish to quickly enjoy the holiday with their kids, families, and students might consider the Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek.
  • This hike is appropriate for those who have a free day in Kathmandu after trekking to other locations, such as the Everest and Annapurna regions.
  • The climb is also appropriate for individuals who wish to have a great experience but are not physically prepared for difficult trekking.
  • Nagarkot Dhulikhel hiking is a perfect trip for those with limited time, yet who want to explore rural villages and rich flora and fauna.

Preparation for Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Trip

When you book the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Trip, a confirmation mail will be sent to you. The tour schedule is subject to alteration without notice in case of terrible weather or heavy traffic. During the winter, it is advised to pack warm clothing. Infants must sit on laps and wheelchair access is not available on this tour. Travelers who have back issues, heart issues, or any other major medical concerns, as well as women who are pregnant, should not do this journey. Only your group will take part in this tour because it is private. Don't forget to hydrate properly when trekking to prevent dehydration. Travelers are also recommended to be at a moderate physical fitness level.

Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Trip Cost 2024 and 2025

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers the Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking Package Cost based on group size. Please follow for the group price details:

No. of PaxStarting PriceAction
1USD 150Send Inquiry
2 to 3USD 70 per personSend Inquiry
4 to 5USD 50 per personSend Inquiry

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Day to Day Itinerary
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  • Drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot (1.5 hours, 27 km)

You will set off on this journey a bit early in order to see the sunrise in Nagarkot. Depending on the season and sunrise time, you will be picked up to leave by 4:30 AM. You may start seeing vegetation on the trip from Kathmandu to Nagarkot, which takes an hour and a half.

At an elevation of 2,175 meters, Nagarkot is a city saturated in greenery with sweeping views of the mountain ranges Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Manaslu, Number, Ganesh, and Annapurna as well as Mt. Everest to the northeast. As you ascend the tower at Nagarkot, you will be able to see the dawn, which is a very beautiful time to visit. You will then hike back and eat breakfast here. Then you may be ready to hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel.

  • Hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (5 to 6 hours, 16 km)

With gorgeous scenery on the horizon, the modest hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel truly allows you to unwind and enjoy the moment. You may obtain breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan Mountains, and the roads are mostly made of dirt. You will go through extensive pine woods and even rhododendron trees, which are Nepal's national flowers.

Hike through the Nala Village along the route; if you can, buy some of the famed Khuwa made from evaporated milk there. It is a sacred location for both Hindus and Buddhists, and it is well-known for the temple dedicated to Nala Karunamaya, who is revered as the world's creator. Additionally, you will go to Banepa, where you may experience traditional Nepali culture and rural life. Older temples in Banepa include the Chandeshwari and eight separate Lord Ganesh temples.

When you arrive at Dhulikhel, your journey comes to a conclusion. Here, you may explore the Kali temple, and the renowned selfie stone, and even interact with the people to learn about their Newari culture and traditions. Mount Everest, Mount Annapurna, and Mount Ganesh can all be seen from Dhulikhel in a 180-degree panoramic vista of the mountains.

  • Drive from Dhulikhel Back to Kathmandu (1 hour)

After eating lunch and visiting the town, you will leave Dhulikhel and travel back to Kathmandu at the end of a successful day. Before that, you can explore the city, buy some trinkets, and perhaps take some pictures. Your journey is finally finished as you are dropped off at your hotel after a long day.

  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 16 Kilometers

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • Private Car with Driver
  • English-speaking professional Hiking Guide
  • Entrance Fees
Cost Excludes
  • Meals
  • Tips and Gratuities


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Useful Info

Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Trip Best Time

The ideal period for a Nagarkot Dhulikhel hiking trip is from February to June. Similarly, September through November is another ideal time to go on this walk. The sky is clear throughout certain months of the year, which allows for breathtaking vistas of the mountain ranges. The Kathmandu Valley may also be seen in stunning detail. Nepal has an extreme cold around December and January, and the trail may even be covered with snow. Since July and August are rainy months in Nepal, it is best to avoid them. However, Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking may be done all year round with the right planning.

Food and Meal on Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Trip

Food and meal availability on the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Trip depends on the specific itinerary of your tour. In this package, meals are not included but you can have a lunch break on your own at a local restaurant or café where you can enjoy traditional Nepali cuisine. Among the many delicious dishes served at Nepali restaurants are momos, dal bhat, chow mein, and thukpa. The bulk of the restaurants serves cuisine that is suitable for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. It is advisable that you bring some snacks and drinks with you because you will be walking around and soaking in the sights throughout the day. Consider bringing a reusable water bottle that you can fill up at nearby cafés and restaurants to reduce the quantity of plastic waste.

Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Trip Challenges

While the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hiking trail is a moderate-level trek, there are still a few challenges that hikers may encounter. Here are some of the common challenges that you may face during this hiking trip:

  • Steep Uphill and Downhill Trails: The hiking trail involves steep uphill and downhill paths, which can be challenging, especially for those who are not used to hiking. It is important to wear sturdy and comfortable hiking shoes and take breaks when necessary.
  • Weather Conditions: The weather in the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel area can be unpredictable, with sudden changes in temperature, wind, and rain. Hikers should be prepared for varying weather conditions and carry proper gear to protect themselves from the elements.
  • Cultural Differences: The Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hiking trail passes through several villages, and it is important to respect the local customs and traditions. Hikers should be mindful of their behavior and avoid offending the local people.
  • Communication: English may not be widely spoken in some of the villages along the trail. It is important to carry a map and a phrasebook to communicate with the locals and seek help if needed.
  • Wildlife: The hiking trail is home to several wildlife species, including monkeys and birds. Hikers should be cautious and avoid disturbing wildlife.

Despite these challenges, the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hiking trail offers a beautiful and rewarding experience for hikers who are up for the challenge. By preparing yourself adequately and being mindful of your surroundings, you can have a safe and enjoyable hiking trip.

Requirements of Travel Insurance for Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Trip

For Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking Trip, getting travel insurance is entirely up to the individual. You can choose to get it or not. It is not mandatory to purchase an insurance policy for this hiking. You won't require that because there are no significant risk factors involved like trekking in mountains. While exploring the various location of Nepal you might encounter minor to severe accidents. Thinking about those cases, you could purchase an insurance policy to be on the safer side. However, there haven't been any incidents similar to that up until now, and we hope there won't be in the future.

Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Trip Packing List, and Equipment

It is crucial to check the climate prediction on the day of your trip since it will influence the items you pick. The best strategy is to dress in layers because Kathmandu's temperature might change during the day. The Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking is likely to be an amazing experience, so don't forget to carry your spirit of adventure and curiosity. You might wish to carry the following necessities for the Tour:

  • Comfortable walking shoes with a good grip
  • A light backpack to carry your belongings
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect you from the sun
  • A reusable water bottle to refill at local restaurants and cafes
  • Snacks such as energy bars or nuts to keep you fueled throughout the day
  • A camera or smartphone to capture the stunning sights and scenery
  • A lightweight, waterproof jacket or poncho in case of rain
  • A small first-aid kit with basic supplies such as Band-Aids and pain relievers
  • Cash or credit card for purchasing souvenirs or additional food and drinks
  • A respectful outfit that covers your shoulders and knees when visiting religious sites.

Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Trip Booking Procedure

With Green Valley Nepal Treks, one of Nepal's leading trekking companies, you can get the lowest price now on Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking Trip Package. With several qualified guides, we are completely government-approved and registered trekking and adventure specialists (the firm registration number is 71671/066/067). Additionally, we are affiliated with several national tourist organizations, including the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), TAAN, NMA, KEEP, and many others. The finest experience of a lifetime will undoubtedly be trekking with the most reputable and highly recommended local firm by many organizations. For this trip, we thus warmly welcome you all to the Green Valley Nepal Treks family. You simply need to pay a 100% deposit now and the rest when you arrive for the booking producers.

What our travelers saysClient Reviews
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    Hiking from Nagarkot To Dhulikhel was Incredible

    With Green Valley Nepal Treks, I just took a hiking trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel, and it was incredible. We got to visit traditional villages, historic temples, and breathtaking views as the hike led us through some of Nepal's most magnificent regions. Our educated tour guide shared with us some fascinating details about the local history and culture. Our stay was made comfortable and pleasurable by Green Valley Nepal Treks' kind and knowledgeable personnel. Overall, if you want to experience Nepal's natural beauty and rich cultural legacy, I heartily suggest the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Tour with Green Valley Nepal Treks.

    ScottMarch 22, 2023Finland
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    Got Breathtaking Vistas on Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking

    I just participated in Green Valley Nepal Treks' Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Tour, and it was a wonderful experience. We saw some of the most breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas while hiking through magnificent woods, historic villages, and picturesque landscapes. Our informed and kind tour guide shared with us interesting details about the customs and culture of the area. We enjoyed a safe and delightful visit thanks to the kind and professional employees at Green Valley Nepal Treks. Overall, if you're searching for a memorable trekking journey in Nepal, I wholeheartedly suggest the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel trekking Tour with Green Valley Nepal Treks.

    PhillipsJanuary 16, 2023Belgium
  • The hiking trail from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel is approximately 16 kilometers long, and it usually takes about 5 to 6 hours to complete, depending on your pace.

  • The best time to go for a Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hiking trip is during the dry season from October to May. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range.

  • No, you don't need a permit to hike on the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel trail.

  • While it is not necessary to hire a guide, it is recommended for those who are not familiar with the trail or are new to hiking. A local guide can provide useful information about the trail, culture, and traditions of the local people, and help you navigate the path safely.

  • There are several guesthouses and lodges along the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel trail that offer basic accommodation facilities, such as a bed, blankets, and hot water. However, it is advisable to book in advance, especially during peak season.

  • You should pack comfortable and sturdy hiking shoes, breathable clothing, a backpack, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a first aid kit, water bottle, and snacks. Additionally, you may want to carry a map, a phrasebook, and a camera to capture the stunning views along the way.

  • The Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hiking trail is considered a moderate-level trek, with several steep uphill and downhill sections. It requires a moderate level of fitness and endurance to complete the trail comfortably.

  • The Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hiking trail is generally safe, but hikers should exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings. It is important to follow the trail markers, avoid straying from the path, and stay hydrated.

  • Yes, you can hire a porter to carry your luggage or any additional gear. This can be arranged through a travel agency or at the start of the trail.

  • Some of the highlights of the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hiking trail include stunning views of the Himalayan mountain range, ancient temples and monasteries, picturesque villages, and the opportunity to interact with the friendly local people.

  • The starting point of the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hiking trail is easily accessible by road from Kathmandu. You can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach Nagarkot, which is about 32 kilometers from Kathmandu.

  • Yes, there are several side trips and alternative routes that you can take along the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hiking trail. For example, you can visit the nearby Changu Narayan temple, or take a detour to the village of Namo Buddha, which is a sacred site for Buddhists.

  • The cost of hiking the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel trail can vary depending on several factors, such as the season, your accommodation preferences, and whether you hire a guide or porter. On average, the cost for a 2-3 day hiking trip can range from USD 100 to USD 300 per person.

  • Yes, you can do the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hiking trail solo, but it is recommended that you have some prior hiking experience and knowledge of the trail. It is also important to take necessary safety precautions, such as informing someone of your itinerary and carrying a map and a communication device.

  • There are several small teahouses and restaurants along the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hiking trail that offer basic food and drink options, such as noodles, rice, soups, tea, and coffee. However, it is advisable to carry some snacks and water bottles with you as well.

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