Nagarkot Dhulikhel Tour

Trip Facts

Program Code: AHT-N 012 | Duration: 3 days | Program Type: Tour | Maximum Altitude: 2175 meters | Minimum pax: +1 | Mode of Travel: Ove-Land | Start Trip: Kathmandu | End Trip: Kathmandu | Program Grading: grade

Trip Overview

  • Nagarkot is popular tourist resort of Nepal
  • Dhulikhel is an ancient town
  • Best Panoramic view from Nagarkot & Dhulikhel
  • Namo Budha is an amazing story concerning Buddha being commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
  • Newari Culture in Panauti
  • Hindus Temple and praying system in Bhagwati temple, Panauti Temple
  • Short Hiking experience from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel

Asian Hiking Team organizes short natural and historical tour nearer by Kathmandu call Nagarkot Dhudikhel Tour. We would bring natural panoramic view point Nagarkot and Dhulikhel, culturally reach place Navo Buddha and Panauti as well as Palanchwok Bhagawati Temple and drive return to Kathmandu.   

Nagarkot; is popular tourist resort of Nepal. Nagarkot is situated 32 Kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175 meters above the sea level. The panorama of the major peaks of Himalayas, like Manaslu (8463m), Ganesh Himal (7111m), Langtang (7246m), Gaurishanker (7134m) and including Mt. Everest can be seen from here. A motor able road links Nagarkot with Bhaktapur or day hiking from Sakhu. 

Dhulikhel; is an ancient town located at 30 km east of Kathmandu along the Kathmandu - Kodari or Arniko Highway (way to Tibet) is famous for its scenic beauty and tradition - a lovely place. From Dhulikhel can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges of Annapurna range, Langtang, Gaurishanker, & others. 

Namo Buddha; is situated on a hill above Panauti and requires either drive or good hike, walk is recommended to visit this place. There is an amazing story concerning Buddha being commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Namo Buddha is an ideal place for in meditation. During February-March pilgrimage season, Tibetans and Bhotias arrive by the vanload to circumambulate it. A trial leads up to a bigger Tibetan Gomba on top of the prayer flag festooned ridge behind and in one of the out buildings is preserved a famous stone relief sculpture depicting the legend of Namo Buddha. According to the fable Buddha, one of his previous lives as a hunter, encountered a starving tigress and her cubs here, and moved by compassion, offered his own flesh to her, a sacrifice that helped pave the way for his eventual rebirth as the historical Buddha. The stupa is supposed to contain the hunter's bones and hair.

Palanchwok Bhagawati: is situated over the hill overlooking the valley of Panchkhal and 40 km north-east of the Kathmandu city. Bhagwati temple of Palanchowk is said to have been constructed during the reign of King Man Dev. The temple houses a 3 feet long beautiful artistic idol of Goddess Bhagwati carved in a black stone.

Panauti; is wedged between the Punyamata and Roshi streams. Panauti forms the shape of a triangle with a serpent (Naga) idol standing at each of its three corners to protect from floods. Pride of this place goes to the massive, three-tiered Indreshwor Mahadev. Some authorities believe this to be the original structure that was raised here in 1294 AD, which would make it the oldest surviving Nepal. The shrine area at the sacred confluence called the Khware is one of those tranquil spots that can way lay a dreamer for hours. The large 'batter', a favorite hangout for the local pensioners, the collective range of fresco depicting scenes from Hindu and some Buddhist mythology, Vishnu in cosmic deep, Rama killing the ten-headed demon-king Ravana and even Krishna being chased up a tree by a pack of naked Gopis (milkmaids). On the opposite back stands the recently restored 17th century Brahmayani Mandir. 

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu - Nagarkot 2 hours driving O/N
Day 02: Nagarkot - Dhulikhel 4/5 hours hiking O/N
Day 03: Dhulikhel - Namo Boudha - return to Panauti 2  hours hiking and 2 hours driving to Kathmandu

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