Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Village Hiking

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3 Days 2 Nights


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner


  • Hotel
  • Eco-lodge


  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive

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USD 250

Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Village Hiking

3 Days 2 Nights


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.


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

Outline Itinerary

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

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

Day 3: Hike to Panauti and Drive Back to Kathmandu


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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Based on 3 reviews

Anna, Lena & Maria

Anna, Lena & Maria

We recently made trip to Nepal. Shiva from Sabbatical Explore Nepal helped us finalizing trekking itinerary. It was a great trek to Langtang Region. We started it from Syafru Beshi and Gatlang and made very interesting and impressive Tamang Heritage trails. Completing Tamang Heritage trek, we reached to Lama Hotel through Thuman, Bhridim, Nagthali and Surka. We all enjoyed our time in Langtang Valley, Kenjing Gomba, Kenjing Ri, and Tsergo Ri. Our Porter and Guide were good & kind. They did the best care of us on trek and we already miss them. 
We highly recommend this trip and company 

Philip Hoffmann

Philip Hoffmann

Katmandu, Bhaktapur Patan, and another locals city I forgot the name ( Themi) are the most interesting cultural cities for sightseeing in Katmandu valley. It's a very very vibrant and tremendous and much rich culture in Nepal. I went to Pokhara and on the way rafting in the river was great fun. 8 days of trekking to Khopra's dada was awesome and amazing with the fabulous horizontal mountain view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna series. After the trek, I went to Chitwan for 3 days Jungle Safari and back to Kathmandu via a flight.  I am very thankful to my guide and the organizer Sabbatical Explore Nepal for the best trip arrangement even for a short time. As we have discussed at the farewell dinner together I am sure to be back with my other working colleague. 
I already miss the beautiful mountains and caring people of Nepal. Specially Shiva my guide Shesh.
Namaste ! and see you asap !! 

Ruben Jonas

Ruben Jonas

I went to Upper Mustang Trek with them, which I can vividly remember even after 2 months now. I found out about this team from one of my friends. I'm glad he suggested it. Everything went well during the trek. The guide was so humble and good. He showed me things that I could never have if I was traveling solo. I feel a deep connection with the landscapes of Mustang. Thanks to the guide and the team. The trip was a great experience! 

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