Old Newari village of Sankhu, the terraced farmlands, superb Mountain View, visit to beautiful Buddhist stupa of Namobuddha and the serene temples in Panauti.
This is the most popular among the hikes around Kathmandu. The three day hike starts from Newari town of Sankhu.The town itself and the Vajrajogini temple are popular places for visitors.The four hour walk from sankhu to Nagarkot is Namo Boudha Hikethrough scattered villages and terraced farmlands, you often meet the villagers along the way.
We reach Nagarkot early afternoon. We have unforgettable panoramic sunset and sunrise over the Himalaya range from Nagarkot.
The mountains seen from here Include world's highest mountain Everest.
The walk from Nagarkot to Nala on the second day is along a forest ridge that commands superb view of Kathmandu valley and the himalayas. Then we descend a downhill walk through forest , villages and terraced farmlands.
The third day starts from a spot about 30 minute's drive from Dhulikhel. Like Nagarkot, Dhulikhel is a popular himalya view point and a quiet town.It is a easy 3 hour walk from here to Namobuddha which is a quite old and popular stupa among Buddhist pilgrims. Legend says a kind prince cut his body to feed a old tiger unable to move to get his food and people made this stupa to remember the same Buddhist prince.
From Namobuddha we walk through lovely farm land and villages for another 3 hours to reach the quiet and artful town of Panauti.The burning ghats, the suspension bridge over the small river and the well preserved temples are difficult to pass without visiting.
Season: All the year round
Duration: 03 days
Mountain View: Gaurishankar, Langtang, Dorje lhakpa and Everest ranges.
Day 01: Early morning breakfast and drive for 1.5 hour to Newari town of Sankhu (1382m). 4 Hour walk from Sankhu to Nagarkot(2170m) . Pack lunch on the way. Sunset over Himalays in Nagarkot. Overnight at Nagarkot Hotel.
Day 02: View sunrise on the Himalayas. After taking breakfast leave for Nala 5 hour walk, pack lunch on the way. Overnight at hotel in Dhulikhel(1500m), sunset view in the evening.
Day 03: Sunrise view and breakfast from hotel roof top. 30 minutes drive to trail head and about 3 hours walk to Namobuddha. Take pack lunch there and descend for Panauti for about 3 hour to reach Panauti (1464m) from where we catch our transport back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel. Note: For those who have not 03 days time, We can arrange just one day's Dhulikhel-Namobuddha-Panauti hike .
Total Cost Per Person Per Day (No Hidden Cost):
1 pax: USD 100.
2 pax: USD 85 Each.
More Than 2 pax: USD 75 Each.