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Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha Hiking

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country icon Nepal

calender icon Duration3 days
accommodation icon Accommodation3* Hotels
season icon Best SeasonWhole Year
hiking icon Hiking,Sight Seeing3 days
transportation icon TransportationPrivate Car
altitude icon Max-Altitude 2175 m
meal icon MealFull Board Meals
difficulty icon DifficultyEasy
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Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha Hiking Overview

The hike from Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, to Namobuddha is one of the popular short 3days hiking trips around Kathmandu. The hike will be very enjoyable. You can have a taste of the natural beauty of hill and mountain ranges and even of Buddhist stupas and gumba. People go for this hike to have a beautiful view of sunrise and sunset.
Nagarkot hike is famous for its view of sunrise and sunset. It is around 26km (17miles) with a height of 2,175m. Hike trails lead us from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel. It is around 15-16 km from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hill. Dhulikhel trails lead us to the beautiful greenery of hills and cities.

We can see around 20 peaks from the top of Dhulikhel hill (7134 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), and many others can be seen from Dhulikhel. The hiking passes through colorful dense forests and offers majestic views of the Himalayas surrounding the traditional village of Namobuddha. Hike Namobuddha is very famous for all Buddhist pilgrims where the massive Monastery and Namo Buddha temple lies there.

The environment around the gumba is very clean and has fresh air. Hike trails lead us by the quiet forest, which will make you feel good. We can see many different kinds of birds on the trail. It is popular for its bird-watching tour and Himalayan views. Nearly 72 species of residents and migratory birds are found in the forests of Namobuddha. Some birds that can be found on the Namobuddha hill are Long Tailed, Shrike, Variable wheatear, Scarlet Minivet, Commo




On the first day of our trek, we explore Nagarkot hill and hike to the Dhulikhel area. We will be driving around 1:30mins from the center of the Kathmandu to Nagarkot base area. When we will reach the base of Nagarkot, we will start our trek to explore the Nagarkot hill to Dhulikhel Nagarkot is a popular hill station with a height of 2175m.
It lies around 26km from the center of Kathmandu, but we will be at the base of the hill so we will just explore the hill. It will take us around 2-3 hrs of a hike to reach the top of the hill. Nagarkot is a community of Newari people. You can see the agriculture of Newari inhabitants on the way. You can have a taste of Newari food over here. We can see the beautiful view of the mountain ranges of Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, and Everest Range from here.

We will hike to the Dhulikhel base area from here. It will take us around 4-5 hours of hike to Dhulikhel from Nagarkot hill. It will be great to spend time in nature. The hike is not too difficult and we will enjoy the scenic views along the way. The trail is full of natural beauty. We can see different types of trees on the way. When we will reach Dhulikhel we will have a great evening view of the city and beautiful hills with the sunset. There are many lodges/hotels on Dhulikhel to stay the night.


We will wake up early in the morning to get the fresh air. We will enjoy the morning with the beautiful view of the city and hills. We can see a lovely sunrise from there. We will do our mile and continue the trek to explore Dhulikhel hill and the base of Namobuddha. Dhulikhel is one of the best easy trail hiking areas around Kathmandu.
Dhulikhel trails lead us to the beautiful greenery of hills and cities. The trail uphill of Dhulikhel is very enjoyable. We will walk 2-3 uphill to reach the top of the hill. It is famous for its scenic beauty and tradition, a lovely place. Dhulikhel offers numerous cultural attractions, the beauty of the traditional lifestyle, and the green vegetation which make Dhulikhel an ideal place to visit.

From the top of this hill, we can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges of Annapurna range, Langtang, Choba Bhamre, Gaurishanker, Number Karyolung, etc. After exploring Dhulikhel hill, we will hike towards the Namobuddha. It will take us around 4-5 hrs to reach the base of Namobuddha from Dhulikhel. We will have a great evening with a wonderful view of the sunset. We will stay overnight at the Namobuddha hotel\lodges at the end of the second day.


Early in the morning, we will wake up to see a beautiful view of sunrise from Namobuddha. The view of sunrise and Snowcap Mountain from the Namobuddha will be a memorable view for you. The environment and the clean surrounding are very good for mental health. We will do our meal and continue our trek to explore Namobuddha hill.
Namo Buddha is an ancient and famous Buddhist monastery hill situated at the height of 1800m. It is also the best place for hiking in Kathmandu valley. Namobuddha is a cultural place where people worship Lord Buddha. The trail will be easy to reach the top monastery of the hill. Half of the trails are very small roads so; there won’t be vehicles on the way.

The trails lead us to the quiet forest which has a peaceful environment. Namobuddha hike provides truly exciting Himalayan views and village hikes. Beautiful monasteries and enjoyable greenery trails make people go there for hiking. We need to go by the stairs to reach the top of Namobuddha. In clear weather, we can see the beautiful views of long-range mountains like Mt Everest and Langtang. After exploring the Namobuddha hill and visiting the monastery. We will return to Kathmandu and end this memorable trekking over here.

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Trip Information

Outline Information:

Starting Point: Kathmandu

Ending Point: Namobuddha to Kathmandu

Distance from Kathmandu to Nagarkot: 26km

Distance from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel: 15km

Distance from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha: 13km

Highest Elevation of Nagarkot: 2,175m

Highest Elevation of Dhulikhel: 1550m

Highest Elevation of Namobuddha: 1800m

Grade: Easy


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