Introduction to Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek
Presenting distant views of the Himalayan Mountains, Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek is an easy and short trek that is an ideal trek for the lifestyle, culture, and religion of different ethnic groups in the countryside. Nagarkot and Dhulikhel are the most popular viewpoints near the Kathmandu Valley, from where you will enjoy magnificent mountain views, rice terraces, amazing landscapes, and beautiful villages.
Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek takes you to Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and Namobuddha, three beautiful viewpoint centers. This trek is a unique and spectacular popular hiking trip for both foreign travelers as well as Nepalese. It also provides an opportunity to interact with the local people and explore their culture, traditions, and way of life.
Nagarkot is the closest famous place from the Kathmandu Valley for sunrise as well as views of the Himalayan Mountains. The trail offers a magnificent view of the eastern and central Himalayas with a height drop of 600 meters from Nagkot (2100 meters) to Dhulikhel (1500 meters). From this viewpoint, you can see the distant view of peaks like Ganesh Himal, Lantang Himal, Gaurishankar Himal, Dorje Lalpa, etc.
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A Short and Easy Trip
This trip is suitable if you have limited time in Nepal and are looking for a short easy trip nearby instead of trekking in a remote area. This Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek is also suitable for those who want to spend a short holiday with their children, families, and students.
Before reaching Dhulikhel, the fresh mountain air inside the pine forest and villages is amazing. The beautiful settlement of Dhulikhel is famous for its local Newar culture and Hindu temples. On the way from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha, you can see the lifestyle of the Nepalese people and their diverse culture and traditions as it is an open museum for trekkers.
Namobuddha, located between Banepa and Panauti, is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site with a magnificent monastery. In the wonderful village of Namo Buddha, one of the most sacred places of Buddhist pilgrimage, people believe this is a perfect place to study Buddhism and meditation. Tourists in Namobuddha also enjoy meditation and yoga activities
The monastery is located at the top of a hill that offers 360-degree views of the valley below which makes it a popular trip for tourists. This newly built monastery is a masterpiece of architecture. Colorful prayer flags, pilgrims around the monastery, and carved stone slabs look very beautiful.
Spring and autumn are the best time for the Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek but with this near and easy trip, you can do it any time of the year. Due to the short and easy trek near Kathmandu, anyone can participate regardless of age and fitness level. If someone is bringing children or is suffering from altitude sickness but wants to experience the beauty of real Nepal, then this short easy trekking is suitable.
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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