Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek
Nagarkot is known to be a popular place for a sunrise viewpoint and spectacular scene of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, and many more ranges of eastern Nepal. Similarly, This Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek offers you a dynamic panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley.
The travelers who want to enjoy a relaxing day in a short time can go for this Nagarkot Dhulikhel trek. One day hike enjoying the natural beauty and for refreshment, Nagarkot Dhulikhel Namobuddha Trek can be the prioritized one.
Dhulikhel situated just about 30 km east far from Kathmandu through Arniko Highway, lies in this trek which is a popular hill station in Kavre District. An Ancient Newari settlement and its architecture for at least five centuries and narrow streets are the main attraction of Dhulikhel.
The buildings, temples, public squares are based on ancient Hindu planning belief and dominance having their own meaning and harmony where different cultures and processions still exist. The majestic view of mountains like Ganesh Himal (7429 m), Jugal mountain range, Langtang Lirung (7227m) in the west and Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gauri Shankar (7134m), Melungtse (7181m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), till Numbur (5945m) in the east is the main reason to stay there for the short time traveler.
Namobuddha located southeast of Kathmandu is a famous place for Buddhists and a favorite one for trekkers to stay overnight. It is situated between Banepa and Panauti on slightly elevated land with a peaceful environment. It is 3 hours of walk from Dhulikhel passing through several small villages and rows of Buddhist stupas adorned with fluttering prayer flags that soothe both devotees and trekkers. Namobuddha has its own religious and historical importance. An ancient carved slab portrays a popular story that Lord Buddha allowed his hand to be devoured by a starving tigress to save her cubs from starving to death. The cool and fresh winds coming from the southern side will give warmth to a soul.
Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek Itinerary:
Days 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Meet Peregrine Treks and Tours airport representative at Tribhuwan International Airport to pick up you and transfer you to your Hotel /Resort /Guesthouse. Get involved in dinner, introduce guide, trip briefing of Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek and check trip necessities in the evening.
Day 02: Explore Kathmandu City
After a warm breakfast in the hotel, proceed for the sightseeing tours to Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest Hindu Temple. Then, you will move towards Boudhanath Stupa, the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world, and Swayambhunath Stupa situated on the hillock also known as Monkey Temple, having 2000 years of old legendary. There is another sightseeing tour to Patan, the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with fine arts and so many temples. Patan city is known to an age-old traditional city with fine arts. Kathmandu city tour also covers Durbar Square, the living goddess Kumari, fascinating temples, freak street, and many more.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2160m /7130ft).) 5/6 hrs walk
After breakfast, you will move to the eastern end of Kathmandu valley, which is Sundarijal, your trekking starting point. The trail will lead you up to Typical Tamang Village, Mulkharka (1800 m. / 5940 ft.) along with the pine, rhododendron, and oak forest through Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Eventually, the trail will end at Chisapani after passing Borlan Bhanjyang (2460m / 8110ft), your overnight accommodation
Day: 04: Chisopani Nagarkot (2175m/7134ft), 5-6 hrs trek.
Be ready for Chisapani to Nagarkot hike after your breakfast. On the way, you will observe the fantastic view of Kathmandu valley and so many hiding mountain peaks like Mt. Dorje Lakpa and Jugal Himal ranges will be waiting for your attention towards them. Then, A gentle walk through some villages and forest along with terraced farming field brings you to the hill city, Nagarkot (2175m). You will stay overnight. Enjoy your sunset and sunrise, even Mt. You can see Everest on clear climatic days.
Day 05: Nagarkot – Dhulikhel (1550m) 5-6 hrs.
Early morning get up for Sunrise view, then start your journey from Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek. A drop-down trail from Nagarkot hill to the deep green valley and terraced rice field. Finally, flat trails denote the arrival in Araniko Highway which will lead to Dhulikhel. Enjoy fresh air and peace environment with relaxed accommodation.
Day 06: Dhulikhel – Namo Buddha (1810m), 5/6 hrs trek
Almost 5-6 hrs hike takes up to Namo Buddha from Dhulikhel. During your walk, you can see the old traditional villages and so many stupas. Entering Namobuddha will make you feel very calm and pleased. Visit beautiful chorten and monastery. You will have a very relaxed and comfortable sleep with an iconic praying ceremony of a monk. Practice meditation with the monk the next morning before starting your trip.
Day 07: Namo Buddha – Panauti (1620m) – Drive to Kathmandu: 4-5 hrs trek and 1 ½ hr drive
The walking day starts from Namo Buddha to a legend village, Panauti. Explore ancient temples and a fully terraced view of farming lands. After lunch at Panauti, drive to another historical heritage site Bhaktapur to explore the traditional lifestyle of Newari communities, the oldest Durbar, and temples till evening. Then, drive back to Kathmandu in the hotel.
Day 8: Departure
Finally, Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek will make a lifetime album of your experience.
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