Kathmandu Valley Trekking

Nagarkot ( 2,195 m from sea level ) is located 32 km east of Kathmandu. Nagarkot is a world famous hills station commanding breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys, lush pine forests in a quaint rural atmosphere. Considered as the best viewpoint spot to enjoy the magnificent sunrise and sunset with spectacular Himalayan vistas, Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the snow capped Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley ( 8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here). The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range( Everest range) and Numbur range with splendid views of the Kathmandu.

Dhulikhel has for many centuries been an important trading centre on the ancient commercial route linking Nepal to Tibet. After adjoining with Tibet by motorable road in 1965, Dhulikhel got a face lift and developed as a tourist destination both for Tibet trippers and tourists. Dhulikhel is an ideal station to stop for overnight stay while going to Tibet and coming back to Kathmandu. The spectacular snowfed mountains seen from Dhuklikhel must be one of the finest panoramic views in the world. When a blue haze covers the lower portion of the mountains, they seem to be floating in the air. With the snowy mountains on the backdrop, Dhulikhel is a stage of immense beauty and a paradise for nature lovers. Green inviting hills of which still virgin and some turned into beautifully carved agricultural terraces cater to the beholders' pleasure.The panorama offers a majestic undisturbed view of the Himalayan ranges stretching from Mount Annapurna in te far west to Mount Karolung in the Far East. More than twenty Himalayan peaks including Mt. Annapurna (8091 m), Mt. Ganesh Himal (7429 m), Mt. Langtang (7234 m), Mt. Phuribichyachu (6637 m), Mt. Gaurishanker (7134 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m) and many others can be seen in their full glory from the different vantage points in Dhulikhel. In short, it is the foremost point for the mountain-oriented sightseeing since time immemorial.

Namo Buddha situated between Banepa and Panauti, is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site as well as a favored stopover for trekkers. Rows of Buddhist stupas adorned with fluttering prayer flags are there to soothe tired trekkers and visited by scores of pilgrims every year. Yet what draws their attention most is an image of the Lord Buddha in his compassionate manifestation. There is a legend behind the reverence of this place. According to the Buddhist legend, the King Mahasattva gave his body to a hungry tigress at this place. His reliquary Stupa remained underground for centuries. One day a hermit called Bhagavan (Sakyamuni) came to this site and got attracted to the bulge.Namo Buddha Stupa, NepalIt is said that he clapped his hands, and miraculously the Stupa appeared. It is also 3 hours hike from the Dhulikhel Bazaar Hill. The carved stone image portrays a popular legend, which relates that the Lord Buddha in his previous incarnation had offered his own flesh to save a starving tigress and her cubs from the imminent death.

Panauti : In a valley about 7km south of Banepa (36km from Kathmandu), the small town of Panauti sits at the junction of the Roshi Khola and Pungamati Khola. A popular tradition asserts that the entire town is built on a single piece of solid stone, making it immune to earthquakes. Panauti once stood at the junction of important trading routes and had a royal palace in its main square. Today it's just a quiet backwater, but is all the more interesting for that. The village has retained and restored (with French help) much of its traditional architecture and has a number of interesting temples, one of which may be the oldest in Nepal.

 


Kathmandu Nagarkot Dhulikhel package tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, meeting our assistance, then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Changunarayan then trek to Nagarkot. O/N Hotel. 4hrs.
Day 03: Visit tower for Sunrise & panoramic views & trek to Dhulikhel O/N at Hotel. 5hrs.
Day 04: Trek from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha then trek to Panauti. O/N at Hotel. 7 hrs.
Day 05: Morning Sightseeing in Panauti and drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 06: Kathmandu free for individual activities.
Day 07: Transfers to airport for your onward journey.

Cost Includes:
    All land transportation by Car, Van, Jeep & tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
    3 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis.
    3 Major meals; B/L/D and accommodation at best available teahouse lodge during the trek en-route.
    Fixed Lunch, Dinner and breakfast while in Nagarkot & Dhulikhel.
    One professional equipped English speaking trekking guide and Porters
    Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
    Per member 30 Kg. luggage allow while on the trekking.
    Trekking Permit & National Park permits Fees.
    Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
    All official taxes and service charge.
 
The Cost Doesn’t Include:

    Personal transportation except above programs.
    Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
    Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
    Personal Nature expenses.
    Emergency evacuation (If incase).
    Drinks except tea and coffee.
    Airfare: to & from your country.
    Nepal entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
    Personal travel insurance.
    Tips for crews.