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Dhulikhel and Namobuddha Tour

Dhulikhel and Namobuddha Tour

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Dhulikhel Namobuddha Tour is one of most fascinating and exotic hiking destination nearby Kathmandu valley rim. This popular hiking destination is filled with picturesque cultural village, magical cluster of rhododendron and mountain panorama.

Dhulikhel Nagarkot hike starts with a 40 minute drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and involves 3 hours hiking all way to Namobuddha. The hiking route traverses through lush forest, scattered villages and superb mountain views towards revered site Namobuddha. Namobuddha is hilltop monastery that showcases the pre-incarnation of Lord Buddha. This spiritual sites conveys its own story and history. According to local mythology, a kind hearted king offered his body to hungry tigress and her five cubs and he took re-birth as Lord Buddha. The architectural masterpiece and painting of the sites are incredible fascinating.

After exploration, we hike downhill using different route through the awe inspiring environ of orange yards and rhododendron forest. We hike all the way to Panauti, a small Newari village located 32 km south-west of Kathmandu. This picturesque village houses many historical sites among Mahadev Temple is one of two known pre-17th century temple. You will also have unique opportunity to discover stunning terrace fields and experience authentic culture that is totally different from others. We drive back to Kathmandu to end our short day trip to Namobuddha. 

Dulikhel Namobuddha hike is short hike designed for those seeking to view panoramic mountain range and wants to experience the cultural and lifestyle of local inhabitants in short time period. It is also great family tour beyond Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and Panauti to Kathmandu
  • The excellent views of Himalayas including Mt. Everest from the vantage point of Dhulikhel
  • Buddhist Gompa and schools from monks in Namobuddha
  • Magnificent views of verdant hills, isolated valleys and spectacular Himalayan range from the top of the Namobuddha Hill

Dhulikhel and Namobuddha Tour Itinerary

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Day 1 : Drive Dhulikhel and Namobuddha and back to KTM

07:00 AM:  Pickup from the hotel and drive to Dhulikhel by private vehicle (30km/40 minutes)

08:00 AM:  Start hiking from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha which takes around 3 hours. You will have lunch at Namobuddha

11:00AM-1 PM: Hike down from Namo Buddha to Panauti which takes around 3 hours

04:00 PM:  Drive back to Kathmandu on private vehicle which takes around 45 minutes of drive

Services Included on Price

Budget Package

Cost Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off service
  • All transportation as per itinerary
  • English speaking professional tour guide
  • Monumental entrance fees
  • Walking pole if needed
  • Lunch and mineral water
  • Governmental and official taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses including alcoholic beverage, phone calls etc.
  • Tips for guides and driver

Important Note: We can customize the above Itinerary as per your preference. Please feel free to contact us for any sorts of quarries regarding travel, tours and trekking in Nepal.

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