Dhulikhel Hiking Tour

Dhulikhel Hiking Tour

Start Point


End Point



1 Day



Max Altitude

1550 m.



No. of Person

Min. 01 Pax


Panoramic Mountain Views: Dhulikhel offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range, including peaks like Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and even parts of the Everest range. The sunrise and sunset views are particularly spectacular.

Ancient Architecture: The town is known for its well-preserved ancient architecture. Walking through the narrow streets, you’ll encounter traditional Newari houses, intricate wood carvings, and ancient temples that showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Dhulikhel Old Town: The old town of Dhulikhel is a maze of narrow alleys and traditional buildings. Exploring this area provides a glimpse into the daily life and traditions of the local Newar community.

Temples and Shrines: Dhulikhel is home to various temples and shrines, including the Harisiddhi Temple and the Narayan Temple. These religious sites are significant for both locals and visitors.

Namobuddha: Located a short distance from Dhulikhel, Namobuddha is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site. The area is known for its peaceful surroundings and the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery. The stupa at Namobuddha is associated with the Buddha’s past life.

Dhulikhel View Tower: The Dhulikhel View Tower is a popular vantage point offering 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape, including the Himalayas. It’s an excellent spot for photography.

Cultural Diversity: Dhulikhel is a melting pot of different cultures, and you can witness a blend of Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The town hosts various festivals and events throughout the year.

Hiking and Nature Walks: The surrounding hills provide opportunities for hiking and nature walks. The trails offer a chance to explore the natural beauty, encounter local flora and fauna, and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside.

Traditional Newari Cuisine: Dhulikhel boasts traditional Newari cuisine. Visitors can savor local delicacies like momo, bara, and yomari in the town’s eateries and restaurants.

Rural Homestays: For a more immersive experience, visitors have the option to stay in rural homestays. This allows for a closer interaction with the local community and a deeper understanding of their way of life.

Relaxation and Wellness: Dhulikhel has several resorts and wellness centers offering spa treatments and yoga sessions, providing a peaceful and rejuvenating experience.

Dhulikhel, located about 30 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is a charming town with a rich cultural heritage and stunning views of the Himalayas. Day hiking in Dhulikhel allows you to explore its historic sites, interact with local communities, and enjoy panoramic mountain views. Here’s a suggested itinerary for a day hike in Dhulikhel:

  1. Starting Point:

Begin your day by traveling to Dhulikhel from Kathmandu. You can take a local bus or hire a taxi for the journey.

  1. Panauti Sightseeing:

Before reaching Dhulikhel, consider visiting Panauti, a nearby historic town with ancient temples and traditional Newari architecture. Panauti is known for its cultural significance, and you can explore its narrow alleys, temples, and the confluence of the Roshi Khola and Punyamati rivers.

  1. Arrival in Dhulikhel:

Once in Dhulikhel, head to the main bazaar area or any of the popular viewpoints to start your day hike. Dhulikhel offers several trails that take you through picturesque landscapes and charming villages.

  1. Trail to Namo Buddha:

One of the popular day hike routes from Dhulikhel is the trail to Namo Buddha. This trail passes through terraced fields, small settlements, and forests. Namo Buddha is a sacred site with a stupa and a monastery. It is a place of religious significance and offers stunning views of the Himalayas.

  1. Explore Namo Buddha:

Spend some time exploring Namo Buddha, including the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery. You can learn about the religious and cultural aspects of the area and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

  1. Lunch with a View:

Enjoy lunch at Namo Buddha with a backdrop of the Himalayas. Some local eateries may offer traditional Nepali cuisine.

  1. Return Journey:

After exploring Namo Buddha, begin your descent back to Dhulikhel. The return journey may follow the same trail or take an alternate route for variety.

  1. Sunset Views (Optional):

If time allows, consider staying in Dhulikhel to witness the sunset. The town offers excellent viewpoints where you can enjoy the changing colors of the sky and the mountains.


Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

Carry sufficient water to stay hydrated during the hike.

Check the weather conditions before your hike, and be prepared for changes in temperature.

Respect local communities and follow any guidelines provided by the locals.

Day hiking in Dhulikhel and its surrounding areas offers a blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and breathtaking mountain views, making it a memorable experience for visitors.

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