Trip Duration 3 days
Group Size 1-18
Maximum Altitude 2175m
Difficulty Grade Easy
Start & End Point Kathmandu-Kathmandu
Best Seasons Spring/Autumn
290 US$ Per Person Group Discounts Available
1 pax. US$ 290
2-4 pax. US$ 270
5-8 pax. US$ 260
9-12 pax. US$ 250
13-15 pax. US$ 240
Over 16 pax. US$ 235

Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking - 3 Days

  • Witness breathtaking sunrises, painting the Himalayas in fiery hues over Nagarkot.
  • Hike through verdant rhododendron forests and charming villages like Changu Narayan and Kakani.
  • Encounter spiritual serenity at the Namobuddha Monastery, perched on a tranquil hilltop.
  • Embrace panoramic Himalayan vistas, stretching from Langtang to Manaslu, on a clear day.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Dhulikhel, exploring bustling markets and ancient temples.
  • Connect with the warmth of Nepali hospitality, enjoying delicious local meals and friendly interactions.

Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking

Are you looking for short hikes from Kathmandu? One of the most popular short hikes, the Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking Package, is available at Blue Lake Travels and Tours at the best price.

Imagine getting into the stunning Himalayan views with the beautiful sunrise from Nagarkot and the panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley throughout the trek. You can live up to that moment by having the Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking.

This 3-day package will take you through exciting days of hiking through the stunning natural beauty of Nepal, alongside the beautiful landscapes and traditional villages of Nagarkot and Dhulikhel.

We have the best package for those who have limited stay time in Nepal but want to discover the undiscovered regions of Nepal. If you are interested in having short hikes, then this package might just be the one you have been looking for.

Let’s move towards what Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking will provide you and further, you will find more details of the package, including the itinerary and includes/excludes.

Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking Overview

Nagarkot Dhulikhel is a short hike that starts in Kathmandu City, which is also called the city of the temples and lasts for 3 days, ending in Kathmandu City.

The hike is popular as it is one of the most rewarding day hikes in the Kathmandu valley and offers stunning views of the Himalayas, verdant rice paddies, and traditional villages.

The hike starts with a short drive from Kathmandu to Sankhu, which takes about an hour. Sankhu is a Newari town located at an altitude of 1350 meters. The town is popular for the Bajrayogini Temple.

The hike starts from Sankhu, which will take you to Nagarkot village. On the hike uphill to Lapsiphedi, enjoying the panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley, you will eventually reach Nagarkot, which is a charming village located on the hilltop.

The hike to Nagarkot from Sankhu takes about 2–3 hours. Nagarkot has modern resorts and accommodation facilities so you won’t have any difficulties staying at Nagarkot. In the evening, you can enjoy the stunning sunset with the beautiful Himalayan views and terraced fields are some of the major highlights of the hike.

The hike then continues to Dhulikhel from Nagarkot, which is a scenic hike that takes you through rhododendron forests and traditional villages like Changu Narayan and Kakani. One of the popular stop points on the trail is the Namobuddha Monastery, a peaceful Buddhist sanctuary located on a hilltop.

Eventually, the trail reaches Dhulikhel, which is another charming Newari town with a rich cultural heritage. The major tourist attraction of the place is the Panch Pokhari, which is also called the Five Sacred Ponds. The location offers the stunning panoramic views you dreamt of having in Nepal.

Ready to embark on the journey with Blue Lake Travels and Tours with a 3-day Nagarkot Dhulikhel hiking package? Check out the itinerary below and you can further book the package with us.

Itinerary of Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking – 3 Days

Our 3-day Nagarkot Dhulikhel hike will begin in Kathmandu. As the actual hiking begins in Sankhu village, we will be taking a short car drive to Sankhu. It will roughly take half an hour to ride, considering the road conditions.

As we reach Sankhu village, we will be treated to a delightful countryside view alongside the stunning panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. The hike then begins from Sankhu, which will take you through different charming villages, including Lapsiphedi at the top.

Watching the panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley and stunning mountain views, we will eventually reach Nagarkot, which is popular for sunrise and sunset views.

The best part of this day is that you will see a stunning view of the sun setting down in a yellowish-orange color. We will then spend the night in the popular Nagarkot village in one of the best hotels.

Transportation Car & Hike 4-5 hours
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner
Altitude 2175m

As Nagarkot is popular for its stunning sunrise view alongside the mountain ranges, how could we miss the early morning sunrise view? We will enjoy the view from the Nagarkot Viewpoint and afterward, we will enjoy a delicious breakfast that will give us enough energy to hike to Dhulikhel from Nagarkot.

The hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel will take roughly 5 to 6 hours. And in between this time, you will not miss out on the stunning rhododendron forest.

Crossing the delightful forest, we will reach Dhulikhel, which is another bustling Newari town rich with cultural heritage. One of the major tourist destinations, the Panch Pokhari (five sacred ponds), is located at Dhulikhel.

You are sure to love those panoramic views, as they are one of the major highlights of the hike. We will then enjoy our night at the Dhulikhel one of the best hotels available.

Trekking 5-6hours
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Altitude 1550m

Today we will return to Kathmandu, tracing the same route via Namobudhha. It will take roughly 5 hours to reach Sankhu from Dhulikhel. The journey then continues in a private car drive to Kathmandu from Sankhu.

That’s the end of the 3 days of Nagarkot Dhulikhel hiking, as we have finally returned to Kathmandu. If you have a flight on the same day or the next day, then we can offer you free airport drop. Also, don’t forget to check out additional information that can help you with more details.

Transportation Hike & Car 4-5 hours
Accommodation none
Meals Breakfast & Lunch
Altitude 1400m

Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking

What's Included?
  • Kathmandu to Sankhu by Private Car
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner during the hike
  • English-speaking Tour Guide
  • 2 Nights Hotels Nagarkot & Dhulikhel
  • Dhulikhel to Kathmandu by Private Car
  • Government Tax
  • Our Service Charge
What's Excluded?
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepal Visa
  • Extra food and activities, except itinerary

Best Time to Have Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking

Nagarkot Dhulikhel hiking is one of the shortest and easiest hikes around Kathmandu and even a beginner can go for it. But wait, choosing the right time can be helpful as it reduces difficulty.

Most trekking, hiking or any kind of outdoor activity is best done during the autumn and spring seasons, as these seasons offer the best climate and mild temperatures with stunning views.

Autumn (September to November) is the best time for Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking, as this season is popular for the best climate and the precipitation is minimal. Although the crowd is quite high this season, booking the package with Blue Lake Travels and Tours can give you additional advantages.

On the other hand, spring (March to May) is yet another great time to go hiking. You get to enjoy the stunning mountain views with terraced fields, lush rhododendron forest and vibrant villages.

Most trekkers like to travel during this season so almost every facility is active throughout the season. It is not that you can’t go on the Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking in winter but the temperature during the night is quite colder, which might not be favorable for everyone.

So, the best time to go Nagarkot Dhulikhel hiking is during autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May).

Online Booking

Since you have all the information, you might be wondering how to book the package. It’s easier with the online booking system, as you can simply navigate to the book section and get the package.

While booking online, remember that you have to pay 10% in advance, as we have to manage the right time and other facilities to have a better journey. You can directly pay with your cards.

After your online booking, we will reach out to you as soon as possible. We will need some additional information, like your passport copy, a passport-size photo and your date of arrival in Nepal.

Alternatively, you can also send an inquiry through the inquiry form. We are active 24/7 so to get a fast response, you can either mail us at or send a WhatsApp message at +9779851076943.


With this, you might get an idea of what Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hike is and what it can offer you throughout the journey. Also, we have mentioned the Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking cost for the 3 days, with details on what is included and what is excluded in the package.

For additional information, let me tell you that Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking is one of the best short hikes around Kathmandu Valley that is best for beginners who want to experience hiking on the lands of Nepal.

If you have a short time in Nepal and want to enjoy the rest of the time surrounded by stunning views, landscapes, and mountains, or if you are someone who wants to kick off the hiking or trekking journey in Nepal, then Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking is the best option for you.


The trek is generally considered moderate, with some sections involving uphill climbs and uneven terrain. It’s suitable for most fitness levels, but prior hiking experience is recommended. Remember to start slow, acclimatize to the altitude, and take breaks as needed.

The spring season (March-May) and autumn season (September-November) offer pleasant weather with clear skies and comfortable temperatures for hiking. However, the trek can be done year-round, with each season offering unique experiences. Winter brings stunning snow-capped mountain views, while summer offers lush greenery and vibrant wildflowers.

There are various guesthouses and lodges along the trail, offering comfortable stays with basic amenities. Homestays in local villages are also available for a more immersive experience. Remember to book your accommodations in advance, especially during peak season.

  • Here are some essentials to pack:
  • Comfortable hiking shoes and socks
  • Breathable clothing and layers
  • Sunhat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Water bottles and purification tablets
  • Headlamp or torch
  • First-aid kit
  • Hiking poles (optional)

Hiring a local guide is recommended, especially for first-time trekkers. They can navigate the trails, provide insights into the local culture and history, and ensure your safety.

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Group Discount
Duration: 3 days
1 pax. US$ 290
2-4 pax. US$ 270
5-8 pax. US$ 260
9-12 pax. US$ 250
13-15 pax. US$ 240
Over 16 pax. US$ 235