Trip Highlights

  • Trip Durations 04 Days
  • Trip Destination Nepal
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Accomodation Star hotel / Tea House
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Best Season Sept-Dec, March-May
  • Max Altitude 2,195m
  • Trip Start Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Trip End Kathmandu

Trip Overview

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Introduction to Dhulikhel Trek

Dhulikhel trek combines a comfortable and easy trek with the opportunity to experience Nepal’s great cultural heritage. The Dhulikhel trek gives you a unique opportunity to explore the beauty of nature, rural Nepal, and wonderful Mountain View. The trail is full of comfortable green fields and beautiful ancient settlements. People of these settlements are still farmers and follow the way of traditional life.

This route offers ample opportunities to observe the magnificent views of the Himalayan range like Gaurishankar, Langtang, Ganesh, Dorje Lakpa, etc. The area is famous for its wildlife and bird watching. You can enjoy rhododendron flowers from February to the end of March. Surrounded by mountains around the Kathmandu Valley, it is an excellent Dhulikhel trek to explore the differences between urban and rural areas in many respects.

Start Trip

Sundarijal is a 5-hour drive from Kathmandu, from where the trekking begins. After walking for about 5 hours you reach Chisapani. In Chisapani you will feel close to real nature and away from the crowded city. You will have an excellent opportunity to interact with the people of the village and learn about the lifestyle of the people in rural areas and add another wonderful experience.

During your stay in Chisapani, you also observe the traditions and customs followed by the local villagers and walk to Nagarkot the next day. After a 6-hour walk, you reach Nagarkot which is located at an altitude of 2195 meters. To experience real nature with the delightful view of the sunrise, it is the most famous destination near Kathmandu which makes you feel amazing.

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The next day you walk 6 hours to reach Dhulikhel. It is another great viewpoint like Nagarkot for sunrise and sunset, amazing landscapes, and snow-capped Himalayan views. The main settlement of the Newar community, this place offers you a magnificent view of the beautiful mountains, Artistic temples, different landscapes, green forests, and flora and fauna. During your stay, you can visit historical sites and learn about local culture, traditions, festivals, lifestyles, and languages.

Another destination is Namobuddha, a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site. The famous monastery at the top of the hill offers 360-degree views of the valley below, attracting foreign and domestic tourists. Tourists come not only to visit the Namobuddha monastery but also for meditation and yoga activities.

The Most Famous Trekking Near Kathmandu

The most famous trekking near Kathmandu is for travelers of all age groups. For those who have come with small children or suffer from altitude sickness but want the mountain experience of Nepal, this short and easy trekking is a good option. Spring and autumn are good times for trekking. But it is easy and short trekking can be done at any time of the year. Make the trip to Nepal an unforgettable moment of your life by visiting the hilly settlements of Nepal.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 01

Drive to Sundarijal (an hour) and trek to Chisapani (5 to 6 hours walk).

Day 02

Chisapani to Nagarkot - 6 to 7 hours walk.

Day 03

Nagarkot to Dhulikhel – 6 to 7 hours walk.

Day 04

Dhulikhel to Namobuddha (3 to 4 hours walk) and drive to Kathmandu (2 to 3 hours).

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Each client's needs may be different. The price of the trip varies according to the size of your group and the service you want. The cost of the trip is calculated according to the type of service and accommodation chosen by our customers.

Each trip is customized to fit the client's needs and group size, so the price of each organized trip is different. Please let us know the service you want and the size of the group. We create trips to suit your taste and travel budget per your requirements. Hope you find our price calculation reasonable according to your needs and preferences.

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Frequently asked questions about this trip

How difficult is the trek?

The difficulty depends on where and how long you want to trek. The short trek is easy while the long trek requires some physical fitness.

What is altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is normally known as acute mountain sickness. This can happen when people rapidly climb up to an altitude of more than 3000 meters. We ensure minimal risk by adding rest to our trekking itineraries. Most people will feel some effects of altitude, some shortness of breath and possibly light headache, this is normal enough. Acute mountain sickness patients are quite different and usually have a serious headache, sickness, and lose awareness. In almost all possible cases there are sufficient warning signs to take action properly. Descending to a lower altitude is usually enough to prevent any further problems.

What type of accommodation is available during the trekking?

There are mainly tea houses and lodges available for trekking and they are usually made using local materials and are very comfortable. These accommodations are often family-run and usually provide single and double rooms. The dining room is on the ground floor and is often on fire. All food will be cooked in order in the family kitchen. Toilet facilities are sometimes separate and sometimes outside. Most lodges provide mattresses and blankets. It's a good idea to always have a sleeping bag, which can be useful, and perhaps an inflatable pillow.

How long do we walk every day on trekking?

Trekking programs are classified into three different categories: soft, moderate and hard. Soft treks are only about 7 days to 10 days in duration. They generally do not go above 4000 meters; you can expect to walk about 4-5 hours each day. Moderate treks are challenging enough and long treks that go to the high hill country. Physically exhausting, this involves trekking along the cliffs of the mountains for about 6-8 hours. Harder treks are longer treks that go farther away from the general abode of trekkers and tourists. These physically challenging treks involve walking for 7- 9 hours each day.

How much weight do I need to carry on the trek?

You carry some of your personal belongings, such as warm clothing, water, snacks, sun block, cameras and more. Generally, these items will be lightweight, from 5 to 10kg (10 to 20 pounds). Our porters are available for other heavy goods and for your information one porter would be sharing by two people. The maximum weight carried by one porter is total 20 kg. this means 10 kg. per person is allowed for the trek. In case if you wish to carry more than this weight then you need to hire additional porters.

What is the best time for trekking in Nepal?

October and November are considered as the best times for trekking in Nepal due to dry season. December and January are also considered good times for trekking but it is extremely cold at high altitudes.

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