Nagarkot and Dhulikhel

destination Nagarkot and Dhulikhel
duration 1 Days
max altitude 2150m
meal Available
season Mar to May / Sep to Nov



Nagarkot is a popular hill station situated approximately 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu. It is renowned for its breathtaking sunrise views over the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and other snow-capped peaks. The serene atmosphere and cooler climate make Nagarkot a favorite destination for both locals and tourists seeking a peaceful retreat from the bustling city life of Kathmandu


Dhulikhel is a charming Newari town located approximately 30 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu. It is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, ancient temples, and stunning mountain views. Perched on a hilltop, Dhulikhel offers panoramic vistas of the Himalayas, including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa peaks.

Trip Highlights

  • Including peaks such as Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa
  • Cultural Experiences:
  • Dhulikhel Panorama Trail
  • Historical Town
  • Mountain Panoramas


Day 1: Nagarkot Sunrise and Dhulikhel sunset

Morning: Nagarkot Sunrise
• Start your day early to witness the spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkot. The viewpoint offers stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, including Mount Everest on clear days. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture this unforgettable moment.
Breakfast: Nagarkot
• After enjoying the sunrise, have breakfast at one of the local restaurants in Nagarkot. Sample some traditional Nepali dishes while soaking in the tranquil ambiance of the mountains.
Mid-Morning: Hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel
• Embark on a scenic hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel, following picturesque trails that meander through lush forests, terraced fields, and charming villages. The hike offers opportunities to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes along the way.
Lunch: Dhulikhel
• Arrive in Dhulikhel by midday and treat yourself to a delicious lunch at one of the local eateries. Dhulikhel offers a variety of culinary options, including Nepali, Tibetan, and international cuisines.
Afternoon: Explore Dhulikhel
• Spend the afternoon exploring the cultural and historical attractions of Dhulikhel. Visit the ancient town square, dotted with intricately carved wooden buildings and traditional Newari architecture. Don't miss the opportunity to stroll through the narrow alleys and discover hidden gems tucked away in the town's alleys.
Optional Activities:
Panauti Excursion: If time permits, consider taking a short detour to the nearby town of Panauti, known for its well-preserved medieval charm and ancient temples. Explore the town's ancient streets, temples, and historical landmarks, including the Indreshwar Mahadev Temple and the Durbar Square.
Evening: Sunset and Return to Kathmandu
• Before heading back to Kathmandu, find a serene spot to watch the sunset over the Himalayas from Dhulikhel. Witness the mountains bathed in golden hues as the day comes to a close, creating a magical end to your day tour.
• After sunset, drive back to Kathmandu, reminiscing about the day's adventures and marveling at the beauty of Nepal's countryside.
This one-day tour from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel promises a memorable experience filled with natural beauty, cultural exploration, and outdoor adventure. Customize the itinerary according to your preferences and interests for an unforgettable day in the heart of the Himalayas.

All Inclusive Cost

USD 190

Per Person

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