Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha Hike - 3 Days

Trek Route Summary

Easy to Moderate
Maximum elevation:
2,100 m
Group size:
min 1 and max 10
Starts from:
Ends in:

Trip Overview

Nepal, famously known as the land of the Himalayas is truly a treasure chest for hike holidays and vacations. Offering an intriguing view of the Himalayas, the Nagarkot-Dhulikhel-Namobudha Hike is one of the shortest trekking routes in the midst of the Himalayas. If you don't have time for a long trek that takes you to Himalayan foothills, and would not spend time to travel long, Nagarkot-Dhulikhel-Namobuddha, 2 nights/3 days hike is perfect for you to at least get a window of villages, forests, and Himalayan scenery of Nepal, although distant.

The Nagarkot-Dhulikhel-Namobudha hike starts at Nagarkot after a 27km ride to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is famous for its spectacular, uninterrupted views of the Eastern Himalayas. From here you can see Everest as well as the peaks of Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Annapurna. The splendid sunrise and sunset of Nagarkot is viewed as one of its main attraction outbound and local tourist throng to Nagrkot . From Nagarkot the trek descends to Dhulikhel, an ancient town filled with artistic monuments and captivating culture. And lastly, we are scheduled to visit the religious site of Namobuddha where tourist generally prefer carrying out meditation and yoga activities and then finally depart towards Kathmandu city to end your hiking experience in Nepal.

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlight Overnight
Day 1 Drive to Nagarkot (2,175 m), Hotel check-in and visit View tower Nagarkot
Day 2 Sunrise view and breakfast and start hike to Dhulikhel (1550m) Dhulikhel
Day 3 Hike to Namobuddha Monastery and drive back to Kathmandu. Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Open All Days

We can start the day leisurely. At around 11am we start driving to Nagarkot. After 1.5 hours drive we reach the beautiful Nagarot Hill Station.  Nagarkot has a status as the popular spot for enjoying Himalayan views from the comfort of your hotel balcony. Just 32km from Kathmandu, idyllic scene of   Nagarkot is thickly forested pine forests interrupted by varieties of lodges and resorts that offer one of the broadest possible views of the Himalaya, with eight ranges visible (8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here). The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range with views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park.  (Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Everest and Numbur).  We check in at our hotel, have lunch and then go for a hike to the view tower at the top of hill and come back to hotel after enjoying Himalayan Sunset View from the view Tower.
Overnight in Nagarkot. (Lunch and dinner)

Overnight at:Nagarkot

We wake up before sunrise to watch the mesmerizing scenario of sun rising from behind the Himalayan peaks. After capturing the moment and the view , we have breakfast again enjoying the nature and views of Nagarkot. We start our hike to Dhulikhel. We hike through villages, forests and reach Dhulikhel.
Overnight at Dhulikhel.  (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) –5-6 hours hike


Overnight at:Dhulikhel

After breakfast we start our hike to Namobuddha. Along the trail we enjoy very nice view of Himalayan peaks. Namobuddha situated at an elevation of 1750m is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre District near Kathmandu.  Namobuddha is a legendary place that is related to the pre incarnation of Lord Buddha.

Overnight at:Kathmandu

Price Includes

  • Kathmandu to Nagarkot (1.5 hours drive-28 km) and Namobuddha (2.5 to 3 hours drive 43 km) to Kathmandu transfers in comfortable private vehicle—car/jeep/Van depending upon group size
  • Two nights accommodation in budget category hotel in Nagarkot and in Dhulikhel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinners, tea/coffee, drinking water
  • Trekking/Tour Guide including his salary, food, accommodation

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses, phone calls, alcoholic drinks, coke, fanta
  • Tips for guide (expected but not mandatory)

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