Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking
This trip offers you a rendezvous with nature and you gain the clear views of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich birdlife along the trail. This trip will take you to Nagarkot.
Early sunrise view at Nagarkot is the most fascinating and mesmerising view. Dhulikhel is your next destination. Treading along the unexplored trails of Dhulikhel can be very exhilarating and enriching experience.
Duration: 03 Days
Type of Trek : Tea House/Camping
Max Altitude: 2175 m.
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Land Transportation
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal
Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal takes approximately one hour and trek from Sunjdarijal to Chisapani takes about four and half hours. The trail will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.)
Day 02: Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot takes about six and half hours.
Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot takes about six and half hours. Your trek starts to Chauki Bhanjag, which takes about 2 and half hours. You continue along the charming trail which leads you toward Nagarkot. Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far one of the most popular destinations. In clear weather the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty.
Day 03: Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes about six hours.
Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes about six hours. As you approach Dhulikhel, a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich birdlife unfolds before you. Dhulikhel (1440m.) is a small town with a long history. According to records it has been around for more than 500 years. The artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty. Streets are lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping roofs, pagoda temples and sacred statues everywhere. The major places of worship here are the Narayan and Harisiddhi temples which are adorned with profuse wood carvings. The Gokhureswar Mahadev temple, a 30 minute walk to the eastern part of town, is a peaceful and scenic spot. The Bhagawati temple is situated at a height in the western part of Dhulikhel and dominates the skyline. From here, you can get a beautiful vista of the town and surrounding areas.
Day 04: Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha-Panauti
Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha-Panauti takes approximately four and half hours and drive from Panauti to Kathmandu takes about one and half hours. From Dhulikhel, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. From there the trail drops down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. It then climbs again through pine woods past Phulbari and up and down a couple of more hills before you reach the hill of NamoBuddha. Namobouddha is situated at an elevation of 1750m and is a very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre District. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered himself to a starving Tigress with several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a stone slab and placed right next to a holy Stupa
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