Dhulikhel Panauti Hike via Namo Buddha

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner


  • Hotel
  • Eco-lodge


  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive

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Dhulikhel Panauti Hike via Namo Buddha

1 Day


Do you want to ramble into Nepal's scenery, history, and art in just one day? Or are you exhausted from searching for the best one-day hike around Kathmandu? The quest ends here. Sabbatical Explore Nepal presents Dhulikhel Panauti Hike via Namo Buddha, an easy but fabulous walk for you.

Dhulikhel Panauti Hike via Namo Buddha is an outstanding short trip around Kathmandu within one day. On this voyage, we will explore three must-visit tourist spots around the Kathmandu Valley, Dhulikhel, Panauti village, and Namo Buddha. Within one day, we will visit all the sites an finish the tour. We will enjoy highway drives, we'll do hikes, we’ll watch mountains, we will explore art & culture, and ultimately, we’ll have a great one-day tour. 

The Dhulikhel to Panauti Hike starts from Kathmandu by leaving for Dhulikhel. It will be a one-hour drive to reach Dhulikhel(1,550m), the hike's starting point. Dhulikhel is a famous hill station and tourist destination for the people in Kathmandu valley. From here, we can catch glimpses of diverse landscapes and peaks such as  Langtang, Lhotse, Gaurishanker, etc.

After exploring Dhulikhel briefly, we’ll start our hike to Namo Buddha(1,750m). It is an easy hike of around 3 hours. During the walk, we’ll enjoy the visions of the Himalayas, green landscapes, terraced fields, and hamlets. Half of the walk happens on a short trail most of the time. 

The three hours of enjoyable hike brings us to Namo Buddha, another hill station, to enjoy the Himalayas. Nonetheless, Namobuddha is more known for its sacred Thrangu Tashi Monastery. Inside the monastery, we will find the monks doing their daily activities, incredible architecture, etc. And from the roof of Namobuddha, we will catch a glorious panorama of the outskirts.

From the top of Namo Buddha, we will do a downhill hike of around 2.5 hours to reach Panauti, a Newari town full of temples. The walk happens via vegetation, terrace fields, and villages. Stepping inside Panauti, we’ll explore the rich architecture and culture of the town. It will also be a chance to visit around 40 different temples. Moreover, we will taste the local food and see the living style of the town. What a worthwhile visit it is!

After Panauti sightseeing, we’ll drive around one hour back to Kathmandu valley. The scenic drive will bring us back to the city to conclude Dhulikhel Panauti Hike via Namobuddha.

An end note: This tour is a hand-made package to give the best cultural and natural experience that lies near Kathmandu Valley. You can also customize or add days to this tour. So let's talk more about this tour?  


  • Dwell around the town of 30 temples and experience the art & history.
  • End up in the historical Newari Town of Panauti.
  • Hike through the green forests, terraced fields, and hamlets.
  • Enjoy a panoramic view from the top of Namobuddha.
  • Interact with the monks of the monastery.
  • Reach Namo Buddha and pay a visit to Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery.
  • Catch a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas during the hike.
  • Explore the famous traveler spot, Dhulikhel.
  • Start and end the trip with scenic drives.
  • A good one-day option to escape the madness of Kathmandu Valley.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Dhulikhel Panauti Hike via Namo Buddha


Day 1: Dhulikhel Panauti Hike via Namo Buddha

We will pick you up around 7 in the morning for this outing. After the pickup, we’ll take a one-hour-long drive to Dhulikhel. We will drive past Bhaktapur and Banepa to reach Dhulikhel. We’ll catch views of the city, villages, farm fields, hills, and more on the highway ride. After getting to Dhulikhel, we’ll do short sightseeing of the hill station and the mountain panorama. Following, we’ll start an easy 2-3 hours hike to Namo Buddha. We will cross forested areas, several scattered settlements, winding roads, and terraced fields. Throughout the walk, we’ll also celebrate iconic mountains and landscapes. Shortly, we’ll reach Namo Buddha to explore the monastery side and have lunch. While at the monastery, we’ll learn about the monastery's history, its architecture, and the monks. Plus, we’ll have a breathtaking panorama of the surroundings from the top of Namo Buddha. After exploring Namo Buddha, we’ll take a downhill route to Panauti village. For half an hour, we’ll walk through the forested area. Later, we’ll hike on green terraced land and towns. It will be 2-3 hours of easy walking to reach Panauti village. As we reach Panauti, we’ll start experiencing the rich history and architecture of the town. The Newari village has around 40 historical temples dedicated to various deities. We will explore as many of them as possible. Then, we’ll enjoy local food and drinks.  Likewise, we’ll walk through the streets of Newari people to know their lifestyle and culture. After all of this, we’ll join a drive back to Kathmandu. The motor ride of 1 hour will transport us back to the hotel. 


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Based on 3 reviews

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

“I had a lot of fun on this trek. We had a seven days trek to Langtang from Kathmandu. My guide Sabin karki was super awesome. He was motivating, fun, and the perfect companion for the given situation. I am more than happy with the service provided on this trip. They organized the whole trek in a way that allowed me to both acclimatize progressively and enjoy the Langtang valley beauty. I had a blast and had the time of my life. Thank you so much, Sabbatical Explore Nepal, and Sabin karki for making this trip possible :).”

Sarah Green

Sarah Green

Sabbatical Explore Nepal's team planned this excursion, which went excellent and was exceptionally well planned. We had the best guide on this trip who was friendly, humorous, and professional. He made us feel easy throughout the excursion.  He was always there to explain the new things of the journey from the unique hanging bridges to the rapid Dudh Koshi River. The entire team for the journey was great. I can say the trip to Everest Base Camp is a trip for my lifetime. Thanks a lot to the entire team of Sabbatical! 



The trip was well worth it! I was in Nepal last Autumn with the team of Shiva and Kiran, whom I knew from my colleagues. I was confused about where to go. But my expert friends, Shiva and Kiran, suggested I do their best-selling Nepal Panorama Tour. I'm glad they suggested it. I am not a hiking person, my body does not let me be. So I went on a tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. In Kathmandu, I saw a lot of historical and time-traveling sites. Pokhara was so much vivid by Fewa Lake; I enjoyed the boat riding there. And Chitwan was unimaginably full of nature. I saw rhinos, elephants, birds, crocodiles. I was expecting the Bengal Tiger, but luck did not favor me. Except for that, Chitwan treated me quite well. Overall, the trip felt so smooth and rewarding. I traveled around Nepal panoramically. Thanks!

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