Nagarkot to Dhulikhel One-Day Hike

Trip Facts

Trip Code
Trip Duration
1 Day(s)
Hiking, Culture
Start Point
End Point
Max Altitude
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
All Year Round
Diffic. Level
Accomodations & Meals

  • 1 Lunch
  • Bottled water during hiking
Locations Covered

Trip Highlights

  • Appealing Sunrise and Sunset
  • Hike through small villages and forests and terraces
  • Great views of the Himalayan landscapes along the way
  • Encounter with local people and their lifestyles
  • Fully personalized and guided trek


"Explore Nagarkot and Dhulikhel, premier tourist hotspots near Kathmandu Valley, offering breathtaking mountain views at approximately 2100 meters above sea level. Nagarkot, the favored choice for a close-up Himalayan experience, and Dhulikhel, known for Himalayan vistas, temples, culture, and traditions, captivate visitors. The Nagarkot to Dhulikhel One-Day Hike, a beloved and rewarding trek, unveils small villages, pine forests, and stunning Himalayan backdrops. Ideal for multi-day trekkers, this trail is integral to the Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek spanning 4 days. "

Nagarkot and Dhulikhel are two of the most popular tourist destinations near Kathmandu Valley. You can enjoy spectacular mountain views from these places at approximately 2100 meters above sea level. Nagarkot is the most popular destination to see the vistas of the Himalayas at a short distance from Kathmandu. Dhulikhel is famous for its Himalayan views, architectural temples, culture, and traditions. Nagarkot to Dhulikhel One-Day Hike is one of the favorites and most rewarding hikes near Kathmandu Valley. Moreover, you will see the small villages and pine forests while hiking through this route, along with backdrop views of Himalayan vistas. Multi-day trekkers use the same trail while choosing Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek 4 Days.



Trip FACTS: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel One-Day Hike Itinerary  

Trip Length: Approx. 16 KM

Trip Duration: 5-6 hours

Max. Elevation: 2175m


Nagarkot to Dhulikhel One-Day Hike is one of the popular day hikes near Kathmandu Valley for those staying for a short time in Kathmandu or before/after Bhutan and Tibet tours. If you plan to extend your trip, you can consider some of our popular day tour packages like Kathmandu Sightseeing, and culPatan Bhaktapur Sightseeing, or check out Nepal Guided Private Tours for more packages. Please email us if you prefer to prepare a personalized itinerary package.


Essential Items to pack for a day hike

  • Trekking Poles
  • Day Bag
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Socks (Polypropylene)
  • Hiking pants, torchlight, T-shirts, etc

Itinerary Expand All

  • Your one day trip starts early in the morning with sunrise if you are staying in Nagarkot. Otherwise, we drive to Nagarkot early in the morning from Kathmandu to start the hike. An hour and a half drive takes you to the Nagarkot from where we begin our Nagarkot to Dhulikhel One-Day Dike.
  • The total distance of this hike about 16 Kilometers through short uphill and downhill from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel. This hike is considered a moderate hike. The duration of the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel One-Day Hike is about Five to Six hours. The trail goes uphill for about half an hour through pine forests with amazing views of the Himalaya range to the north and aerial view of beautiful villages, terraces on the bottom of the hill, and also the view of the Kathmandu valley to the south-west side.
  • Your day hike ends at Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel is our last station where you will visit temples and a local bazaar in Dhulikhel before we drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Alternatively, if you want to shorten your day hike for about an hour, you can end your trek at Nala or Banepa; and then drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Lunch can be served en-route or in Dhulikhel. If you leave early from Nagarkot, we can order lunch in Dhulikhel or have a simple lunch en-route at one of the local restaurants.

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What's Included ?

  • Private Transportation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Monument entry fees as per itinerary
  • Mineral water during the tour
  • Lunch during the hike
  • All service fees and taxes

What's Excluded ?

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation in Nagarkot or Dhulikhel (if required)
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, Telephone calls, and laundry
  • Personal expenses, Tips, etc
  • Travel, Medical insurance, and first aid kit

Customer Reviews

John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Payment: A deposit of 30% of the total tour cost is required to book the tour with Himalayan Windows (HW). The remaining balance is to be paid three days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made via Wire Transfer or Credit Card. All credit card payments are securely processed and a bank fee applies.

Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, there will be no cancellation fee. If the cancellation happens within 29-4 days prior to the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount will be applied. Cancellations occurring within 3 days or less of the start date or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.

Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.

Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.

Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.

HimalayanWindows strongly recommends that anyone planning to travel in the Himalayas purchase Travel Insurance. This policy will provide coverage in the case of medical emergencies, evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, and last-minute tour/ticket cancellations. Having this protection in place will help ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nepal Tour and Trekking Do I Need A Visa To Enter Nepal? Yes, all foreigners, Except Indians, need a Nepalese visa to enter Nepal. Most nationals can get an on-arrival visa at the TIA airport. However, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to have a valid passport, some… Read More »

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