Kathmandu-Dhulikhel Tour

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Destination: Nepal

Highlights of Kathmandu-Dhulikhel Tour

  • World Heritage Sites of the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley
  • Sunrise and sunset view of the Great Himalayas from Nagarkot and Dhulikhel
  • The stunning view of the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur Valley and Dhulikhel
  • Green forests of Shivapuri National Park
  • Exploration of Ceramics factories of Bhaktapur

Nepal has a number of different things for everybody who is on Nepal Visit. You find the unparalleled natural beauty with it wonderful proximity to the mountains. The mosaic of cultures, historical significance including diverse art and architecture are the other things. These natural and cultural wonders attract you to this tiny Himalayan nation.

Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour takes you around the Kathmandu Valley as an exotic destination in itself. The places outside the valley such as Nagarkot and Dhulikhel offer wonderful opportunities for exploration and relaxation.

Kathmandu Valley is surrounded by hills and step-paddies littered with traditional villages and quaint houses. In several pockets of almost all villages, there is at least one shrine within an area occupied by gods and goddesses. Both Buddhists and Hindus feel right at home here.

Dhulikhel, located around 30 km from Kathmandu, lies in the east along the Kathmandu-Lhasa Highway. It is the major trade route between China and Nepal, and is sometimes called the Arniko Highway. Culturally rich, the beautiful Dhulikhel is an old Newari town. It is an ideal place for relaxation and a perfect stop for photographers.

Dhulikhel town is also the starting point for many short hikes and day-hikes – and a picturesque spot for your photographic extravaganza. Dhulikhel is found represented in old-style bricks, Newari architecture and quiet cobbled lanes put together. A hill-station, Dhulikhel is probably the nearest location from Kathmandu to witness wonderful mountain ranges.

Nagarkot, an exciting drive up the hill outside Bhaktapur, offers the most fascinating and mesmerizing sunrise views from the valley. If you choose to hike around Nagarkot, you will have a deeply satisfying and enticing experience as you get immersed in Nature. Unobstructed panoramic views of majestic mountains can be seen from Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. These include from Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) in the Far West to Mt. Karulung in the Far East. On the fine days, you can see Mt. Everest (8,848m), Manaslu (8,163m), Ganesh Himal (7,604m), Langtang Lirung (7,264m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) and Gaurishankar (7,145m).

Orbit Alpine Adventure organizes a trip to Nagarkot and Dhulikhel that matches your vacation in Nepal. As there is always a room for customizing this tour package, you can consult with us. After all, “Clients’ Satisfaction is Our Motto!”


1. Where does Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour take me?

Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour takes you around the socio-cultural sites located in the Kathmandu Valley. You walk around 7 of the 10 World Heritage Sites recognized by the UNESCO. Other places you visit are Nagarkot and Dhulikhel nearby the Capital City. Nagarkot is popular for the sunrise and sunset view of the Great Himalayas from Annapurna to Everest region. Similarly, you can see the amazing vistas of the Kathamndu Valley and Shivapuri National Park. Dhulikhel is a Newari town popular for its ancient art and architecture. You can witness the lifestyle, culture and tradition of the Newar Community.

2. How long does Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour last?

Actually, Kathmandu Dhulikhel tour itinerary ranges from 3 days to more than a week. You can visit the World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley in a single day. And to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple and Dhulikhel, another day is enough. You can drive to Nagarkot for night stay in the evening from Dhulikhel. The following morning, you can see the best sunrise view from Nagarkot Hill (2,195m). However, you need at least 6 days to leisurely explore these sites of natural and cultural importance.

3. How costly is Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour?

Talking about Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour cost, you get the worth of every penny you pay. Comparing with the rewards, it is not much costly. Orbit Alpine Adventure is always ready to provide the most suitable tour package at the reasonable cost. For this, contact via www.orbitalpineadventure.com.

4. What prominent mountains do I see from Dhulikhel and Nagarkot?

From Dhulikhel and Nagarkot, you can see the snowcapped peaks from Annapurna (8,091m) in the west to Mt. Karulung in the far east. The major peaks include Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Ganesh Himal (7,604m), Gaurishankar (7,145m), Mt. Dorje Lakpa (6,966m). You can also see the Rolwaling Range, Jugal Himal Range and Numbur Himalayan Range.

Day to Day Itinerary

OPEN ALL DAYS Outline Itinerary

On the arrival day, the representative of Orbit Alpine Adventure welcomes you at the Kathmandu Airport. Then, you will be relocated at the hotel booked for your lodging. After becoming fresh, you can walk around Thamel on your own.

  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

The tour guide of the company takes you around cultural sites located in the Kathmandu Valley. You observe Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and Bauddhanath Stupa, and other important locations en route.

After that, you can visit Patan Durbar Square, one of the World Heritage Sites popular for Malla Dynasty’s art and architecture. You can also visit Krishna Temple nearby this site. In the evening, you drive back to the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

After having breakfast, you will begin going towards Bhaktapur Durbar Square in a local bus or a private jeep. You visit the 55-window palace built in the 12th century surrounded by the temples constructed in colossal Pagoda and Shikhar Syle. You will also go around the Golden Gate, Lion’s Gate, Nyatapola Temple and other sites. As Bhaktapur is popular for ceramics, you can also visit the local ceramics factory as well.

When you are done with the observation of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, you drive towards Nagarkot. After reaching this Hilly Station of 2,195m, you can have the mesmerizing sunset view of the Great Himalayas from Annapurna (8,091m) to Everest (8,848m). Overnight at hotel in Nagarkot.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Nagarkot
  • Altitude: 2,175m/7,136ft

To have the splendid sunrise view of the Himalayas, the Kathmandu Valley and Panauti Valley, you must get up early. The soaring peaks of the ranges like Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Rolwaling, Gaurishankar, Jugal, Numbur and Everest unleash their beauties at the fullest. The sunrise view from Nagarkot is said to be the best of its kind in the world.

Having breakfast, you begin trekking towards Dhulikhel by following the easy trail. By enjoying the ethnic villages of mixed communities and the valleys cultivated with seasonal crops and vegetables, you move downhill. The scenery of the Himalayas and the green forests can be seen from this Newari Town as well. Stay overnight at Dhulikhel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Dhulikhel

You explore the remaining cultural sites located around Dhulikhel while relishing the sunrise view of the Himalayas. Then, you drive towards Kathmandu by exploring a few locations en route. One of the location to reach is the world’s tallest statue of Lord Shiva at Sanga, Bhaktapur. It is 143 feet tall statue located at a foothill between Kavre and Bhaktapur. From here, you can see the green forests of Shivapuri National Park and Bhaktapur Valley.

Then, at Suryavinayak, you can visit the Ganesh Temple which is crowded by hundreds of pilgrims to pay homage to the deity. Spending some time over there, you return to the hotel. In the leisure time, you can go for shopping around the Melting Pot of the Kathmandu Valley, Thamel. In the evening, the agency organizes a farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu

Today is the last day of Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour. Therefore, the team member of the agency escorts you up to the Tribhuvan International Airport as per the flight schedule. 

  • Meals: Breakfast

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