Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking

Trip Information
  • Duration1 Day
  • Trip Grade Easy

Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking is one of the most sought after day hiking trips around Kathmandu valley.

A peaceful walking adventure through nature and local villages, this day hiking trip is worth a beautiful day. As many other day hiking trips that start from Nagarkot, this trip also has two different options to do. First, you can drive all the way from Kathmandu to Nagarkot early in the morning and start the hike. The second, you can also go to Nagarkot to stay overnight; enjoy the sunrise in the morning and start hiking for the day.

This particular day hike trip goes from the famous hill station of Nagarkot to another famous town of Dhulikhel. Both the places are popular destinations around Kathmandu valley to spend peaceful time and enjoy view of the mountains.

The total time of the hike is of around 6 hours that takes you through beautiful nature and local villages. You will have luxury of enjoying views of the mountains for most of the time during the hike. The wonderful view of valley also adds on your excitement. It is a perfect opportunity of getting yourself away from the crowd of Kathmandu.

Why Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking?

It is a perfect day out to the wonderful nature. Although it is normally a longer day walk than many other day hiking trips around Kathmandu, this one has a different charm. Fresh and clean air, beautiful natural surroundings and spectacular mountain views (on a clear day) are as good as they can be. In addition to these peaceful and serene attractions, you will also have chance to observe and enjoy the local culture and lifestyle. Local villages that come along the trail give some of the best examples of rural living style and culture.


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We will have to drive 32 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu to reach Nagarkot, the place to start the hiking from. Half way through the city and Bhaktapur and another half way up the hill on a winding road will take us about 1.5 hours to reach Nagarkot. If the weather is clear, we can see a beautiful view of the mountain ranges. We start the hike to Nala through forested area and through local village. It will take us about 3.5 hours to reach Nala where our vehicle will be waiting for us to drive us back to Kathmandu.

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