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Kathmandu Dhulikhel Nagarkot Trek-4 days Itinerary and Cost

Kathmandu Dhulikhel Nagarkot Trek-4 days Itinerary is perfect to enjoy mountain nature and culture escaping from city crowds. Kathmandu, a moderate and an easy trek Nepal is suitable for trek beginners. You will walk through spectacular countryside of Balthali, Namobuddha and Panauti. The trek scatters along the rural villages and forests. The best time of Nepal Kathmandu Trek are in Autumn, Spring and Winter for an outstanding views. You will get a good experience of local life and culture during the trek. Please email us at and call or message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742 for 4 days Balthali Dhulikhel Nagarkot Trek price and departure in 2024, 2025.

Trek Facts

Trek Name:  Nepal Kathmandu Trek

Trek Duration: 4 Days

Trek Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Trek Season: Autumn/Spring/Winter

Trek Altitude: 2000 m

Trek Cost: USD 350-USD 450

Group Size: 1 - 12 people

Trek Package: Budget

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Jeep

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu/Kathmandu

3 nights 4 days Kathmandu Trek in Nepal to Balthali Village, Dhulikhel and Nagarkot.

  • Nepal Kathmandu Trek
  • 4 day Itinerary
  • Cost in Details
  • Essential Trek Info
  • FAQs

4-day Nepal Kathmandu Trek to Panauti, Balthali, Namobuddha, Dhulikhel, Nagarkot and Bhaktapur is perfect trip for beginners.A moderate grade trek discovers the beautiful and famous places of Nepal.The trek starts and ends in Kathmandu, possible all around the year. Likewise, if you want to see countryside life style, nice landscapes and a great views of mountains, please do not miss this trek.

Accommodation in the trek is available from home stay to budget and deluxe hotel.The private and small group trekkers like family with children to senior citizens can enjoy this trek. This is a less crowded-low altitude trek in Nepal offers best trek experience with spectacular Himalayan views. The trek is easily accessible from Kathmandu.So, to enjoy the 360-degree view of Kathmandu Valley and countryside settlements, this is the best trekking routes around Kathmandu valley. It is a great way to come out from crowds and pollution of Kathmandu city if you have only for a week in Nepal. 

Kathmandu Valley Trek Difficulty
This is a low altitude trek with moderate difficulty level, and you need to walk 5 to 6 hours each day. The trekkers with all skill levels like beginners to family with kids and senior citizens can do this trek as it is a short duration trek. However, the uphill 900 m climb from Sundarijal to Chisapani is quite challenging for hikers.

Best time trekking around Kathmandu Valley
It is possible to do Kathmandu valley trek all around the year. Autumn-September to December and Spring-March to June is the best time trek around Kathmandu valley. Winter like Jan and February is also a good time for this trek. The rainy season like July and August is not really recommended Kathmandu valley rim trek.The leeches and everyday rainfalls may disturb you on the trek.

Food on Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek
During the trek, you will get basic tea houses and budget hotel accommodation on the trail. Like in Nagarkot and Dhulikhel, you may get standard and deluxe hotel accommodation, but the cost it comes additional on top of budget hotel. We will book upgraded hotel accommodation in Nagarkot and Dhulikhel as per your kind request.

Accommodation on Kathmandu Valley Round Trek
Furthermore, food facilities along the trek are quite basic as well. You will get Nepali meals-Dal Bhat consists of rice, dal (pulses), lentils, spinach, vegetables, pickles, meat, and others. You can also get various international cuisine like momo, chowmein, pizza, pasta, burger and others in the hotels around Kathmandu Valley trek.

Kathmandu Valley Trek Permit
The Kathmandu Valley Trek is goes through Shivapuri National Park.So, we have to pay USD 10 for Kathmandu Trek Permit. The TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) does not require trek around Kathmandu valley.

Kathmandu Trek Package
The Kathmandu Valley Trek Package cost ranges from USD 190 to USD 450, it depends on service and the quality of hotel where you will be stay on trekking in Kathmandu valley rim.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Balthali village(1800m)
Receive you at hotel by your guide and drive together with your guide to Panauti, visit around Panauti and trek for 4 hours to Balthali village. A really beautiful village, and walk around village in the afternoon.
Day 2: Balthali to Dhulikhel(2000m)
Breakfast and  trek for 5 to 6 hours on the country side trail via Namobuddha and past different small villages to Dhulikhel is one of the best view point for the mountain landscapes and the northern Himalayan range.
Day 3: Dhulikhel to Nagarkot(1900m)
Breakfast with enjoying the great view of mountains and the sunrise and uphill trek to Nagarkot, the another best view point for the Himalayan Panorama. 
Day 4: Nagarkot to Kathmandu(1300m)
Wake up early in the morning, and see the Himalayan Panorama with the sunrise, breakfast and continue trek for 4 to 5 hours to Sanku, the typical Newari town and get drive back to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

  • All transfer - from/to Kathmandu Hotel by transportation.
  • English Speaking guide during the trek and all his expenses. 
  • 3 times meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking
  • Budget Hotel/Guest House Accommodation during the trek
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • All the government taxes and company service charge. 
Cost Not Includes
  • Travel insurance
  • Hotels in Kathmandu
  • Porters to carry luggage 
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc
  • Bar and beverage bills like coke, fanta, beer, whisky, tea or coffee
  • Tips for your guide, porter and driver
  • All the cost not mention on the above cost includes

This is not a high-altitude trek, so please pack as light as possible. Some of the essential trekking gears for this trek is as below.
Trekking Clothing
Two pairs of light trousers
2-3 light shirts
One pair of hiking shoes
Two pairs breathable socks
Windproof/ waterproof jacket
Trekking Hat or cap
Rain covers
First aid
Sanitary pads/ Tampons
Anti-nausea tablets
Water purification tablets
Insect repellent creams
Hand Sanitizer
Solar Chargers
Power Banks
Extra Batteries
Sleeping Bags
Important documents
Travel permits

Guide and Porter
If you take a guide, he will make your trek relatively easy and comfortable as the trails are not well marked. Since this is a short trek, a porter is not necessary. However, hiring guide and porter depends upon your desire and requirement.

Passports and Visa
Passport-You will need a valid passport to travel internationally.Your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Please ensure that passport details you provide are accurate. Any errors provided may result in extra fees for making corrections in bookings. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends.
Visas-All foreign nationals except Indian passport holders require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad, land borders including borders with India & Tibet, and on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport. Please note that visa on arrival is only available to fully vaccinated visitors. Getting a visa at the airport or land borders can sometimes take time due to long queues. There have been instances when travellers are asked to show proof of exit from the country, i.e flight tickets. You may also need to provide two passport photos and the following fees in US dollars subject to change, cash only. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. The following costs were correct at time of writing:
Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US$30
Multi entry visa valid for 30 days - US$50
Multi entry visa valid for 90 days - US$125

Air Pollution
Air quality in Nepal can be poor, especially in winter. Some towns, including Kathmandu, experience very high levels of seasonal smog and heavy particulate pollution. Seek medical advice if you're concerned about the effects of air pollution.

Mosquito borne illnesses
Malaria is a risk in some areas of Nepal including Chitwan National Park. Dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis also occur, including on occasion in Kathmandu. Protect yourself against insect bites by wearing adequate protection, including repellent.

Medical Facilitates and Treatment
Medical facilities in Nepal are very limited, particularly outside Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, treatment at international-standard clinics is expensive and up-front payment for services is generally required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment, including evacuation by helicopter.

Luggage Limits
Domestic flights in Nepal have strict weight limits - 10 kg of check-in luggage and 5kg of carry-on hand luggage per person is included with your flight ticket. Excess baggage (up to 5 kg per person only) will be charged at your own expense.
Travel between Kathmandu and Pokhara
On itineraries that include road travel between these destinations, past travellers have often decided to fly this route independently to avoid the long overland journey (200 km, approx 6+ hours). The flight takes around 35 mins. Should you decide to fly, this will be at your own expense with no refunds for road travel available.
Road Travel
Roadworks and infrastructure projects can cause significant delays on major roads within cities and highways between destinations. Road travel can also be disrupted due to demonstrations and bandhs (strikes) without warning. Major roadworks are currently ongoing in and around Kathmandu and the roads to Chitwan National Park. Delays, heavy traffic, poor road conditions and dust are a reality of road travel in Nepal.
The monsoon season is from June to September and weather conditions can disrupt travel during this time due to flooding and landslides. Disruption of air travel and airport closures are also possible. Be prepared that the itinerary may need to change at short notice.

Money matters
The official currency of Nepal is Nepali rupee (NPR). USD is also widely accepted in Nepal. ATMs can only be found in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Bhaktapur. Make sure you carry sufficient cash to cover your needs when travelling outside of these cities. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu, Namche, Pokhara, Chitwan (only outside the park) and Bhaktapur. Credit cards are not widely accepted.Please note that Nepal will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, faded and they can be very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes after 2005 series notes. Before departing on a trek, make sure you have enough Nepalese currency to purchase meals and drinks, in the smaller denominations where possible, as there are no ATMs and larger notes (such as 1000 NPR) can be difficult to change.

If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels and inspires excellent service.We do recommend 10 % to 15% percent of your trip cost to tip guide and porter.

Phone and Internet access
Hotels in Kathmandu generally have excellent WiFi connections. Most hotels offer free WiFi in public areas, with some also offering in-room WIFI, sometimes for an additional fee. While trekking WiFi may be available in tea houses and lodges for a small cost. The higher you go the more the use of WiFi and the internet will cost, and likely the slower the speed. Please note that most tea houses do not have electrical outlets in rooms to charge devices but are shared in the main dining area, for an additional fee. The portable solar chargers is very useful.

Travel insurance is compulsory. Make sure your insurance covers you for your intended activities, including travel and trekking above 3000 m if this is included on your itinerary, mountain rescue services and helicopter evacuation costs.We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects.We need travel insurance level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number. Travelers who reside within the European Union or Switzerland receive basic international health insurance, so travel insurance is not mandatory under European Union Law. However, as this does not cover situations such as emergency rescues, private health care, or repatriation to their home country, comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended. 

Demonstrations and protests are common in Nepal, with strikes regularly occurring that may result in curfews or roadblocks being enforced at short notice. At these times, businesses may close and vehicles may not be allowed on the roads. You should avoid any demonstrations or political gatherings and follow local advice, including that of your leader in the event of any disruptions.

Theft and Crime 
Pick pocketing and other petty theft is common, especially in places where tourists or foreigners frequent. Take care when walking around at night. Avoid walking on your own and don’t carry large sums of cash. Keep valuables in a hotel safe if possible. Bars and restaurants now close at midnight as part of a government crackdown on illegal activities. Foreigners remaining in bars and clubs after hours have been detained by the police. Police have increased their presence in Thamel and Durbar Marg, popular tourist districts in Kathmandu, in an effort to reduce crime in these areas. You should seek out police if you have been robbed or affected by any crime.

Travelling on a group trip
As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part. Due to privacy reasons, we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure.Please note many of our trips operate with a minimum of 1 person, so there may be instances where you are the only person on the trip.

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