Best hiking around Kathmandu valley : Himalayan Smile Treks

Best Hiking Around Kathmandu Valley

Explore around the Kathmandu valley visit world heritage site , Himalayan Sunrise view from Nagarkot , visit monastery in Namobuddha

  • Trip Fact - 5 days
  • Tour Code : HST-NST-03
  • Duration: 4 Nights /5 Days
  • Season : Year Around
  • Age Group: All
  • Minimum group size: 2 people
  • Highlights: Explore around the Kathmandu valley visit world heritage site , Himalayan Sunrise view from Nagarkot , visit monastery in Namobuddha
best hiking around Kathmandu valley

Best hiking  around Kathmandu valley including Nagarkot (2175 m) – Dhulikhel (1550 m) – Namobuddha (1810 m) hiking is one of the most popular and demanding short hiking route from perspective of visitors. Most of the tourist wants to enjoy their holiday being near to the nature and life style of people of that particular destination. Nepal being one of the best preferred destinations for visitors, it has got so many trekking and hiking trails. On the demand and curiosity of lots of visitors who have short holidays, we came to manage this hiking program which is the shortest and near to capital city.

After a short drive of 45 minutes (30 Kms.) from Kathmandu you will be there in Nagarkot hill station (2175 m). You can have overnight stay program in Nagarkot so that you can fully enjoy the time spent in Nagarkot. Being near to city it is far from crowd, pollution and road traffic and enjoys full of natural beauty, mountains and Himalayan scenarios. The main point of attraction in Nagarkot is terrific views of Himalayan ranges, sunrise and sunset from Nagarkot. You can see the panoramic view of Himalayas sitting on the chair in the balcony of your room having a cup of coffee on your hand, which is the breath taking moment in your life.

After the best view of sunrise in Himalayan ranges we start our hiking program. Our trek approximately takes 5-6 hours to reach Dhulikhel (1510 m). Trail continues through the typical villages with fantastic sunset and sunrise inspecting large green valleys. Hike to Dhulikhel is best to observe the high Himalayas which add the extra thrill in the trip. Trek to Dhulikhel follow the small walking trail and continue towards to Rhonnie Bhanjyang. We can have a wonder Himalayas views from the ridge of Rhonnie Bhanjyang. We continue further through the rugged trail and continue towards Dhulikhel. We will pass through the village of Kankre and Tanchok and reach Tusal. From Tusal we will ascend walk to town of Opi. We hike further for some time and reach a beautiful hill of Dhulikhel. We will spend our overnight in Dhulikhel admiring the alluring Himalayan views from its ridge.

After the breakfast we start our trek to Namobuddha (1810) which is a famous ancient Buddhist monastery in Nepal which is being surrounded by Tamang settlements. We can see beautiful hillside terraced farms, variation in landscapes and diversity of people living in harmony throughout the treks. In Namobuddha there is a special Buddhist legend about King Mahasattva offering his body to a hungry tigress at this very place which makes Namobuddha a holy site for Buddhist people.

Thus, Nagarkot Dhulikhel Namobuddha trek is a fantastic, enjoyable and memorable trek in Nepal to explore the natural, cultural, and historical sites with wonderful trekking experience away from the city. And surely a great experience of trek around Kathmandu even if you just have a short holiday only for the adventure activities in your stay in Nepal.

Best Hiking Around Kathmandu Valley Itinerary

Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport. Meet Himalayan Smile Treks representative and transfer to hotel. Welcome and Orientation program. If time available sightseeing to Swayambhunath Stupa to view sunset in Himalayas. The Swayambhunath is also known as monkey temple which is a 2500 years old stupa situated on a hillock about 500 feet above level of the valley and over looking Katmandu valley. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

AM: Visit Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa then drive to Bhaktapur. Sightseeing in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a ancient town as the open museum of Nepalese- typical art and architecture.

PM: Lunch at Bhaktapur Durbar Square Restaurant. Drive to Nagarkot and evening sunset view in Himalayas from Nagarkot View tower. Overnight stay at hotel in Nagarkot.

Our trekking will start after the breakfast and beautiful view of sunrise from Nagarkot. We will be able to enjoy 5-6 hours walking along with different natural scenery of farm land, forests and village life of Nepal. We will be passed by Rhonnie Bhanjyang, Kankre, Tanchok and Opi to Dhulikhel. We will enjoy staying overnight at hotel in Dhulikhel with the view of Sunset.

After breakfast with the pleasant view of sunrise we will move forward to Namobuddha. On the way we will cross Tamang village and different landscapes scene. After four hours walk we will reach in Namobuddha. There we will explore different monasteries. We will have lunch there in Namobuddha and drive back to Kathmandu. Its 1.5 hours drive from Namobuddha to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. You can have a greetings exchanging among friends and buy some souvenirs. We will offer you a farewell cultural dinner party.

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