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Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Day Hiking

Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking

Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Day Hiking is probably one of the most exciting hiking day tour in Nepal.  The hiking trail is filled with exotic forest and offers glamorous views of Himalayas and traditional hamlets. The hiking expedition takes you to the alluring hill station of Nagarkot and Dhulikhel to witness the magnificent views of the Himalayas. Nagarkot is an absolutely exquisite site that lies in Bhaktapur district and is about 30 Kilometers away from Kathmandu. Nagarkot is rather famous as a view point 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 of Bhaktapur. Nagarkot offers superb views of Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Everest range and Numbur range. Likewise, Dhulikhel is another popular tourist destinations of Kavre District. Dhulikhel carries with it a majestic beauty of nature and numerous cultural and natural heritages. Dhulikhel offers 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. Dhulikhel is a paradise for tourists and nature lovers. The scenic view of beautiful mountains, hills filled with green vegetation, open landscapes etc make it a most admirable tourist destination. The different vantage point of Dhulikhel offers breathtaking view of Himalayas including Mt. Annapurna (8091 m), Mt. Ganesh Himal (7429 m), Mt. Langtang (7234 m), Mt. Phuribichyachu (6637 m), Mt. Gaurishanker (7134 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m) and many others.

Breakfree Adventures Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Day tour commences with a short drive to Nagarkot from where we start our hiking expedition. We then follow the small walking trail just below the club Himalaya and continue towards to Rhonnie Bhanjyang. We can have a wonder Himalayan views from the ridge of Rhonnie Bhanjyang. We continue further through the rugged trail and continue towards Dhulikhel. We will pass through the village of Kankre and Tanchok and reach Tusal. From Tusal we will climb uphill to town of Opi. We hike further for some time and reach a beautiful hill of Dhulikhel. We will spend some time in Dhulikhel admiring the alluring Himalayan views from its ridge. We will later drive back to Kathmandu wrapping up our exotic hiking trip from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy scenic drive from Kathmandu/Nagarkot/Dhulikhel/Kathmandu
  • Witness majestic Himalayan panorama of mountains like Mt. Everest, Dorje Lhakpa, Gauri Shankher
  • Hike past countryside, farmlands, pine forests, villages
  • Catch Bird-eye view of beautiful mountains, Kathmandu valley, nearby villages 
  • Visit the age-old Newari town in Dhulikhel

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Drive to Nagarkot & hike to Dhulikhel passing over Rhonnie Bhanjyang, Kankre, Tanchok. Admire the Himalayan view from the Dhulikhel hilltop then drive back to Kathmandu.

What is Included

  • Transportation by car/van
  • Personal private guide
  • Packed lunch & Mineral Water during the tour
  • Entrance fees, Tax & Tourist service charge

What is Not Included

  • Beverages, tea/coffee, soda, beer etc.
  • Tips & Gratuities

Day 01 : Drive to Nagarkot & hike to Dhulikhel passing over Rhonnie Bhanjyang, Kankre, Tanchok. Admire the Himalayan view from the Dhulikhel hilltop then drive back to Kathmandu.

Drive to Nagarkot then start the hike at first passing through pine forest alongside road head with occasional encounter with wildlife. You hike past beautiful countryside, villages (especially of Tamang community), small tea-shops, farmlands etc. The trail passes along Rhonnie Bhanjyang, Kankre, Tanchok witnessing majestic panorama of the mountains like Gauri Shankhar, Dorje Lhakpa. Soon, Dhulikhel is reached and admire majestic Himalayan views and the valley below from it’s hilltop. Afterwards, drive back to Kathmandu.

Tour guide
We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.

Tour Availability
We operate Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking Day Tour privately with your personal guide so that you don’t have to confront with other people who might have different interests or attitudes. To keep our tours private and comfortable we limit our groups with 10 people per guide. Please contact us if you have a bigger group and we will arrange several guides for you depending on group size.

Vehicle
We use comfortable car/mini-van for the transfers. For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group of 3-10 people.
 
Tour duration
The total tour duration is about 6-7 hours. After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel and drive to the hike-start-point. It’s approximately 5 hours hike to reach Dhulikhel from Nagarkot.

Clothing
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. It’s warm in Kathmandu from April to October-end and from November to March-end, days are usually warm but evening colder. Summer clothes are okay during the day time but the evening requires a light jackets. Winter is from December till February so bring along sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. Or you can purchase clothes of your choice in Kathmandu clothing stores too.

During the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking, light clothes and good walking shoes are recommended. But pack along a light jacket too as it might get cold at the hilltop.

Meals
Packed lunch is provided during the hiking program. Upon reaching the required destination, enjoy your packed lunch observing the beautiful landscapes and the surrounding mountains.

How to Enter Nepal?
In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Royal Nepal Airlines (RNAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight.

Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

What do I need to get my visa?
You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ in cash.

Where do I apply to get my visa?
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.

What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist Visa?
There’s no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.

When is the best time to travel in Nepal?
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and February to May.

What is the national language of Nepal?
Nepal’s national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language – the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.

What’s the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

What should I wear?
Light, loose garments are recommended in spring (March, April and May) and summer (june, July, August), while woolens and jackets or similar warm clothing’s are required from November to February.

What is the currency of Nepal?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn’t been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.

Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.

Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming’ package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.

What health precautions need to be taken?
Make sure to use only boiled or bottled water and avoid raw vegetables and fruits as far as possible until you get assured.

What is the time difference in Nepal?
Nepal time is GMT plus 5 hours 45 minutes.

Important Note

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 01 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Easy

Activities: Hiking

Best Season: All the year round

Max Altitude: 2,175 meters

Walking Duration: 5-6 hours

Transportation: Private car/van

Meals: Packed Lunch

Trip Type: Leisurely Hiking

Starts/Ends: Your preferred location

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