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Dhulikhel Namobuddha Trek-Dhulikhel Namobuddha hike is a perfect day trekking from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha, best for beginner to senior hikers.The 1-day trek from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha offers a good experience of rural villages, temples, monastery and mountain landscapes.The beautiful hiking trail stretches between Dhulikhel and Panauti, and it passes through terraces  farmlands and rural villages offering an amazing view of the Himalayas. Dhulikhel Namobuddha trek mingles with nature and culture of Nepal. It is a good day trek to come out from the city crowds to enjoy natural and cultural beauty of Nepal. Please email us at and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742 to book and know about Dhulikhel Namobuddha Trek. We offer a cheap Dhulikhel Namobuddha Trek cost from  $ 85-$140.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Dhulikhel Namobuddha Trek

Trek Duration:1 Day

Trek Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate

Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May

Trek Altitude: 1300m- 2100m

Trek Cost: USD 85-USD 140

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trek Package: Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep/Car

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu /Kathmandu

Dhulikhel Namobuddha Trek is a very popular 1 day trek in Kathmandu.

  •  Dhulikhel Namo Buddha Trek
  • 1 Day Itinerary
  • Cost Details
  • Essential Trek Info
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Trekking from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha is the best day treks in Kathmandu. Namobuddha trek begins from Dhulikhel, 2 hours drive from Kathmandu that covers 32 km. Dhulikhel is a small Newari town with old houses and temples. It is also the best vantage point to see mountain peaks. Once we walk around old Dhulikhel town and temple, we walk to Namobuddha for 3 to 4 hours via Kali temple offers the best Himalayan range, the valley and countryside, terraced landscapes to Namobuddha. The important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, visit Namo Buddha monastery and have lunch there. After lunch we trek for an hour downhill to the ending point of the trek and we then drive back to Kathmandu for 2 hours. It is also possible to visit the old town of Panauti on the way when driving to Kathmandu if you are interesting. 

The highlights of Dhulikhel Namobuddha day trek are Newari Village, temples, monastery and the beautiful Himalayan range of Langtang Lirung (7227 m), Gauri Shankar (7134 m), Melungtse (7181 m), Numbur (5945 m), and many more. Panauti is a small Newari town with temples dedicated to different deities. The town fills up with temples and religious buildings. The biggest temple is the three stories temple named Indreshwor Mahadev which stands tall in the middle of a courtyard paved with brick.

Dhulikhel Namobuddha 1 day trek is suitable for family with children and travelers who have limited time for trekking in Nepal. Autumn, Spring and Winter and Summer up to June are the best time. The Dhulikhel Namobuddha Trek is the best option if you look forward to experience trekking in Nepal with Nepalese culture, lifestyles, beautiful mountains, monastery, temples and farming villages.

Dhulikhel Namobuddha Trek Trail
The Dhulikhel Namobuddha Trek route is as Kathmandu-Dhulikhel-Namobuddha-Sankhu and Panauti. The day trek cost ranges from USD 90 to USD 120 per head. The guide, transfer-Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and Panauti to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur and trek permit are included. The lunch and tipping to guide and driver excludes in the price.

Dhulikhel Namobuddha Group Trek Size
1 to 15 people will be in a group for this trip. The group form of family with children to seniors, young and adults from different parts in the world. The boys and girls means male and female are in the groups

Dhulikhel Namobuddha Trek  Equipment Lists
This is a day trek around Kathmandu valley.Please kindly bring with you small day pack, water bottle, raincoat or umbrella, sun lotion, sunhat, comfortable shoes, trouser or jumper, T-Shirt or long sleeve shirts, sun glasses, woolen hat, gloves, light jackets.

Day 1:  Kathmandu to Namobuddha(2100m, 20km, 6 hours)
Your guide will receive you at your hotel in Kathmandu with car and driver at 8:30 AM in the morning and drive to Dhulikhel for 32km drive for 2 hours from Kathmandu, and we then trek for 4 hours to Nambuddha on a countryside landscapes with enoying the panoramic Himalayan range. Namobuddha is the holy pilgrimage sites for Buddhist people. Lunch there and visit around Namobuddha monastery and we trek for a short down hill trek to the ending point and we again drive back to Kathmandu on private car for another 2 hours.The landscapes is very amazing. This Kathmandu - Dhulikhel Namobuddha day trek is suitable for all travellers from family with kids to senior people of course the young couple too. 

Cost Included:

  • English Speaking Guide and all his expenses.
  • All land transportation by private car, jeep or bus.
  • All government taxes and company service charge.
Cost Not Included:
  • Entrance tickets and lunch
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes

March to May and September to June are the best time for this day hiking. It is also possible to do Dhulikhel Namobuddha Trek but everyday rainfalls may disturb your day hiking.The mountain views is not clear, it is almost under the clouds. Yet, the green landscapes and clear view of Kathmandu is so amazing.

Know before you book Dhulikhel Namobuddha Trek
The day Nagarkot Changu Narayan Trek is not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries,for pregnant travelers, for travelers with poor cardiovascular health. Except, this day Sankhu Nagarkot Trek is suitable for all physical fitness levels.

Three star accommodation in Kathmandu and Nagarkot 

Trek Guide
Services of experienced and English speaking guide-Government Licensed holder.

Trekking Meals
You will get Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request. Simply let your guide know the food option that you prefer.

Additional Services
Museum fees and other special entry fees. All necessary permits for entering Monasteries, Monuments and restricted areas. Government royalty, tax and fees. Service charge

All land transportation by private vehicle as per the itinerary 

Transfer Insurance
Insurance is not included, and also not really need travel insurance.  

Other activities and services are not included. 

Additional Services
Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc). Tips for staff (guide and driver) and also Everest Mountain Flight is not included. 

Trekking Permit Cost
You don't need hiking permit for this day trip. Yet, the local government charge 365 rupees per person to go to Nagarkot and 500 rupees for Changunarayan Temple. On the other hand, Nepali hikers can hike without a permit to that places.

The Places you will visit on this day trip
You will visit Namobuddha –the famous Buddhist Monastery and Dhulikhel– The Mountains paradise in Nepal.

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