Visit the historical and most important temple of Kathmandu valley - The Changu Narayan temple
Witness majestic Himalayan panorama of mountains like Mt. Everest, Dorje Lhakpa, Gauri Shanker, Langtang Lirung, etc
trek through the countryside, farmlands, pine forests, villages with stunning views of Mountains and the Kathmandu valley
Visit the age-old Newari town in Dhulikhel
witness the Beautifull sunrise and sunset from Nagarkot
It is probably the shortest and the most beautiful trekking/hiking you can do from Kathmandu.
After the short drive from Kathmandu, we reach The Changu Narayan temple which is one of the most important temple of Kathmandu valley then the trekking takes you to the alluring hill station of Nagarkot and Dhulikhel to witness the magnificent views of the Himalayas. Nagarkot is rather famous as a viewpoint to view the stunning views of sunrise and sunset. Towering at an elevation of 2195 meters, it is one of the most loved travel sites nearby Kathmandu.
Dhulikhel is another popular tourist destination. Dhulikhel carries with it a majestic beauty of nature and numerous cultural and natural heritage. Dhulikhel offers the finest panoramic views of snowcapped mountains and scenic landscapes. The mountains look like they are floating in the air when the blue haze covers the lower portion of the mountains. The scenic view of beautiful mountains, hills filled with green vegetation, open landscapes, etc makes it a most admirable tourist destination.
This short and easy Nagarkot- Dhulikhel trekking will provide the best experience. It can be an experiment trip for your bigger adventure of the Himalayas. If you seeking for bigger adventure near Kathmandu you should defiantly need to consider the Luxury Balthali Village trek or Chisapani-Nagarkot Hiking.
Drive to Changu Narayan and Trek to Nagarkot
17 Km drive & 10 Km Trek
Trek to Dhulikhel and Drive back to Kathmandu
18 km Trek & 30 Km Drive
Day 1 : Drive to Changu Narayan Temple & Trek to Nagarkot (10 Km), 1 hour drive and 3 hours trek
After breakfast, meet your trekking/hiking guide in Kathmandu and take a car out to the edge of the Kathmandu Valley, The Changu Narayan temple which is one of the most important temple of Kathmandu valley, a UNISCO world heritage site. From where you will begin your trek of the Kathmandu Valley rim. Explore both well-known and lesser-known sites and enjoy their captivating mountain views.
After visiting Changu Natayan temple trek up to Nagarkot. Perched on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley, this mountain getaway town offers views to the north of the Himalaya and includes a sprawling landscape of rural scenery: terraced fields and farmhouses.
Overnight in Nagarkot
Day 2 : Trek to Dhulikhel (19 Km) and Drive to Kathmandu. 6 to 7 hours Trek & 1 hour Drive.
Enjoy the breakfast with a Himalayan view before heading out along the ridgeline to the southeast of Nagarkot. Today, you'll pass through community forests and open landscapes with small villages that rely not only on farming and livestock but also on the forest for their daily needs, with the beautiful view of the Himalaya in the north side and the valley of Kathmandu in south. This is a great chance to get close to the daily life of the people of the villages. It is vastly different from Kathmandu, which is so close in terms of distance, but a world apart in terms of lifestyle.
By the time you arrive Dhulikhel, your private tourist vehicle will be waiting for you to drive back to Kathmandu
What is included?
Kathmandu to Changu Narayan by Private tourist vehicle
Dhulikhel to Kathmandu by Private tourist vehicle
3-Star Hotel in Nagarkot including breakfast
all the meals(1Breakfast, 2 Tea breaks, 2 Lunches, and 1 Dinner) with seasonal fruits
All necessary paperwork and permits
All government and local taxes
An experienced English speaking trekking guide
Assistant trekking guide(1 assistant trekking guide for every 10 trekkers ),
Support staff/ Sherpa porters (1 porter for every 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transport food, and lodging
What isn't included?
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, bar bills, personal drinks, bottle or boiling water,)
Tips for guide and porters
Namaste Nepal’s T-shirt
Trekking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).
A self-sufficient medical first aid kit containing vital medications.