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Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Village Hiking

3 Days USD $250    Kathmandu    Kathmandu  
Duration : 3  Days
Grading : Easy
Min Pax : 1
Max Pax : 10
Max Altitude : 2175 meters
Activity : Culture, Wildlife and Natural Wonders
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu


Nepal is a gemstone of hiking in the world. We mean, just look at this Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking by Sabbatical Explore Nepal. The Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking is one of the closest hikes you could join from Kathmandu Airport. So let's know more about it.

Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Village Hiking or Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking is a hiking trail located at a distance of only 30 km from the capital of Nepal. The hike connects the two most popular hill stations around Kathmandu Valley, Nagarkot(2,175m) and Dhulikhel(1,550m). On any day, you will find these two places packed with visitors. So do not be amazed on the hike. 

This hike is about three days long, where you will hike to Dhulikhel from Nagarkot. It is an easy hike that involves two days of hiking, around 4-5hrs daily. The walk starts from Sankhu, a traditional Newari Village. Then it progresses to Nagarkot and then to Dhulikhel and Panauti before returning to Kathmandu. 

Moreover, the three days of Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Village Hiking offers you many things. If you love mountains, you will view plenty of them throughout the hike. If you love hiking through villages, you will pass by several traditional villages on this hike. 

Furthermore, you will ramble through lush woods, enjoy breathtaking sunrises, the architecture of Nepal, and more. Thus, this Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking is a must for hikers who want to experience many things in Nepal quickly.

You can check its detailed itinerary and major highlights down below. Or you can directly reach us to talk about the Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking.


  • Land in the city of Temples, Kathmandu.
  • Start the hike from Sankhu, a beautiful Newari village.
  • Hike down the two of the busy hill stations around Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy an awe-inspiring panorama of peaks like Mt Everest, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Jugal Himal, and more.
  • Walkthrough the lush woods and beautiful landscapes.
  • Live the best sunrise views in Nagarkot and Dhulikhel.
  • Pass via the traditional houses of the traditional villages.
  • Complete the hike in Panauti, a must-visit town for culture and art lovers.


Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Sankhu and Hike to Nagarkot(2,175m) | 4hrs

After eating our breakfast, we’ll get ready to join a drive to Sankhu, the beginning point of the hike. The drive will happen through the busy streets of Kathmandu valley. We’ll briefly explore the Sankhu’s major sites and begin our hike to Nagarkot. The hike will be around 4 hours long, where we hike via various small villages scattered over the area. Before reaching Nagarkot’s heights, we’ll also traverse lush vegetation. Ultimately, the hike will bestow breathtaking views of various peaks of the Himalayas. Overnight in Nagarkot.

Day 2: Hike to Dhulikhel(2,000m)| 5-6hrs

We’ll wake up to watch the astonishing sunrise view in Nagarkot. This will be the best moment of the entire hike. After the view, we’ll slowly prepare for the walk of the day. The 5-6 hours hike will take us through the lush forest of pine, terrace fields, and villages. It will be a great day to enjoy the mountains and landscapes.

And we will reach Dhulikhel, another highlight of Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Village Hiking. The village is home to the Newari tradition and culture; we’ll explore the place and its culture and food. Overnight in Dhulikhel.  

Day 3: Hike to Panauti and Drive Back to Kathmandu

On the last day of the hike, we’ll leave Dhulikhel for Panauti, a traditional town full of Pagoda temples like Kathmandu. While in Panauti, we’ll explore the must-visit places and sites. And finally, we’ll join a drive back to Kathmandu to end the tour.

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