Nagarkot , Dhulikhel & Panauti Trek - 3 days

Nagarkot , Dhulikhel & Panauti Trek - 3 days

Nagarkot and Dhulikhel are famous places to see the mountain ranges and sunrise. It lies at an altitude of 2211m and is located 30 km north east of Kathmandu. It is the nearest place to see Mt. Everest from Kathmandu valley. In fact if the weather is clears one can see Annapurna range too from Nagarkot. Other famous mountains that can be seen from Nagarkot are Ganesh, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa and Gauri Shanker. Though Mt. Everest is far from Nagarkot, it can be viewed from the Nagarkot Tower. The mountain flight that goes each day to show Everest and other Himalayas from Kathmandu goes via the Nagarkot route.

Day 01 :Nagarkot to Dhulikhel – 6 hours

After breakfast at the hotel drive to Nagarkot. Start your trek with your trek guide to Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel (1440m.) is a small town with a long history. Records show that it has been around for more than 500 years. As you approach Dhulikhel, a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich birdlife unfolds before you. The artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty. Streets lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping title roofs, pagoda temples and sacred statues everywhere. The major places of worship here are the Narayan and Harisiddhi temples which are adored with profuse wood carvings. The Gokhureswar Mahadev temple, a 30 minutes walk to the eastern part of town, is a peaceful and scenic spot. The Bhagawati temple is situated at a height in the western part of Dhulikhel and dominates the skyline. From here, you can get a beautiful vista of the town and surrounding areas.

Day 02 : Dhulikhel to Panuti – 5 hours

From Dhulikhel, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. From there the trail drops down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. It then climbs again through pine woods past Phulbari and up and down a couple of more hills before you reach the hill of NamoBuddha. Namobouddha situated at an elevation of 1750m is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage site. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site significantly enough where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered himself to a starving Tigress with its several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a very nice stone slab and placed right next to a holy Stupa.

Day 03 : Panauti – Kathmandu drive – 1 hour

Visit locally different ethnic groups before your depart to Kathmandu. People are warm and friendly are always ready to perform their music and dance to give an insight in to their religion. After exploring village of Panauti, drive back to Kathmandu.

Trek Arrangement cost:

1 pax           US$ 305 per person

2 pax           US$ 270 per person

3-5 pax       US$ 245 per person

6-9 pax       US$ 220 per person

10-12 pax   US$ 200 per person

Cost Includes:

01: All meals and accommodation in lodge/tea house during the trek

02: Service of trek guide, additional guide for the group size 6+ pax

03: Porters to carry personal baggage each 15 kg.)

04: Accident insurance for staffs and porters

05: Shivapuri conservation entrance permit, Bhaktapur Darbar Square entrance permit

06: Private transfer from trek start/end point from Kathmandu Hotel

Cost does not include:

01: Personal clothing and sleeping bag

02: Personal accident and health insurance

03: Emergency evacuation and medical-box

04: Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips.

05: Hotel accommodation, sightseeing and meals in Katmandu

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