Dhulikhel is situated in the east part of Nepal and is just 32 km away from the capital city Kathmandu valley. The main attractions of Dhulikhel are the panoramic mountains views, numerous temples, and different types of landscape including diversity of people. The wide view of the high mountains can be seen from Karyolung in the east to Himalchuli in the west. It is the main highway to the Tibet via Tatopani boarder.
According to the Buddhist legend, Buddha offered his body to a starving tigress so she could fee her cubs. His reliquary Stupa remained underground for centuries in Namobuddha. It is the sacred place for Buddhists and many pilgrims come to stupa and Monastery nearby daily but especially on Saturday.
Small but historical Panauti city is just 36 km way east of Kathmandu. The confluence of the Roshi khola and Pangamti khola ( river) outside the town.
Facts of the trip
Trip Duration: 6 days trip
Max. Altitude: 1550m./5115 ft..
Minimum Altitude: 1295m./ 4273 ft.
Activities: Hiking/ tour
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Transportation: Car/ Van/ Taxi
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week
Group Size: 2 persons (minimum) to 12 persons (maximum)
Best season: Feb, March, April, May, Sep, Oct & Nov.
Available Time: All months
Per day hiking: 5-8 hours per day Namobuddha
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,295 m/4,273 ft.)
Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by a Nepal Alternative Treks airport representative. Transfer by Private car/ Van (depends on size of group) to the select Hotel Marshyangdi. Stay overnight on B/B basis.
Day 2: Visit world heritage sites in Kathmandu
Full day Kathmandu sight seeing (world heritages sites) - Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Monkey temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Private car/van (depends on group size) and tour guide. Stay at same hotel on B/B basis.
Day 3: Kathmandu- Bhaktapur- Dhulikhel
Drive private vehicle to Bhaktapur Durbar square. Explore one of the oldest cities with rich of culture and art. It is also a historical place. Then drive to Nagarkot to spend overnight on FB plan after Sun set in the afternoon.
Day 4: Dhulikhel- Namobuddha
Hike to Namobuddha 3/4 hours after panoramic Mountain View in the morning from Dhulikhel. You will see Himalchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh himal, Langtang , Mount Everest many more.. We will stay at Namobuddha over night on FB basis.
Day 5: Namobuddha-Panauti- Kathmandu
Early morning hike to a hill where the Buddhist monastery is situated. It is historical place. You also could see good view of Kathmandu valley from there. After making a round walk from left at Buddhist Stupa hike down to Panauti. The vehicle will be waiting you to transfer to the select hotel ( Hotel Marshyangdi). Stay there overnight on B/B basis. In the evening, you are cordially invited to a farewell dinner where you will experience typical Nepali food and cultural entertainment, courtesy of Nepal Alternative Treks.
Day 6: Departure
Nepal alternative treks provide you free transportation to Trivuwan international airport and departure to your home or other destination.
NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.