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.
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.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex