Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking

Trip Facts

  • Cost Start FromUS$ 270 per person
  • Duration 1 Day
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • TransportationNA
  • DestinationNepal
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About Trip

Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking is a moderate hike through deep forests, terraced fields, and small villages, with an accompanying backdrop of the majestic mountains. Nagarkot is a preferred tourist destination for sunrise and sunset views as well as the Himalayan ranges. The six hours of nature walk with is a wavy journey, climbing and descending small hills and passing villages that depict the rural lifestyle of Nepal. Dhulikhel is the administrative center of Kavre, where you can find ethnic customs and traditions still alive.

The trail first descends from the Nagarkot hill and slowly ascends, the sequence continues throughout the journey. It’s pleasant through lush forests and which encloses the path at times, heavily shading small sections along narrow trails. Terraced fields mostly with corn plantations can be seen in places with small settlements. Houses are scanty during the trail, and we come across a small tea house, which marks the mid-section of the trail. As we climb a hill with stone steps leading to the top, the view gets better. Settlements thicken as we descended from the top. Soon, a trail to Nala and Banepa pass by and as we move further, the small town of Dhulikhel can be beautifully captured in a photograph. The drive back to Kathmandu is via the B P Koirala highway.

Trip Highlights

Nagarkot Dhulikhel hiking is a perfect trip for those with limited time, yet want to explore rural villages and rich flora and fauna. Nagarkot itself is a preferred destination for tourists to view the Himalayan ranges. The trail to Dhulikhel is good for bird watching and to observe the village culture and lifestyle of Nepal. Dhulikhel itself is a cultural center with ethnic locals and plenty of temples.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Drive to Nagarkot then hiking to Dhulikhel (Around 16 km) Approx 4 to 6 hrs) then drive back to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Drive to Nagarkot then hiking to Dhulikhel (Around 16 km) Approx 4 to 6 hrs) then drive back to Kathmandu

Trip Note

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