Shivapuri-Nagarkot and Dhulikhel Short Trekking - 7 Days

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  • TRIP ID: SSNP175
  • TRIP NAME: Shivapuri-Nagarkot and Dhulikhel Short Trekking
  • DURATION: 7 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Trekking in Nepal
  • TRIP DESTINATION: Shivapuri, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Kathmandu
  • TRIP GRADE: Easy.

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Shivapuri-Nagarkot  and Dhulikhel Short Trekking

Shivapuri Nagarkot & Dhulikhel hiking is excellent short trekking near by the Kathmandu valley and designed to those travellers who wish do short hiking or first time trekkers and have limited time for a long trekking.

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Shivapuri-Nagarkot  and Dhulikhel Short Trekking

Shivapuri Nagarkot & Dhulikhel hiking is excellent short trekking near by the Kathmandu valley and designed to those travellers who wish to do short hiking or have limited time for a long trekking. You do not need previous trekking experience for this trekking and also suitable with their family members. Shivapuri is popular for watershed and wild life reserve including bird watching. It is one of the second largest Hills surrounding the Kathmandu valley.


This short hiking starts from 11km north of Kathmandu which is Budhanilakantha (also known as Narayanthan) where you will explore the central and eastern region mountain ranges. The best month of this trek is from September to May. It offers the good introduction to Nepalese rural culture and lifestyle of the local people surrounding Kathmandu valley. You will have memorable experience of the majestic spectacular view of unparalleled snowcapped view of mountains, natural beauty, diverse flora and fauna.

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Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (D)

Day 2: Drive Kathmandu to Budhanilakantha& hike to Shivapuri (2523m) 30 min& drive &4-5hrs hiking

Day3: Shivapuri- Dhap

Day 4:Dhap–Nagarkot (2175m) 5hrs

Day 5:Nagarkot- Dhulikhel (1550m) 6hrs

Day 6:
Dhulikhel-  Panauti hike & drive to Kathmandu


Day 7: Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (D)
Upon arrival at the airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you have an option to be escorted on a stroll around Thamel and the local streets of Kathmandu. Welcome dinner in the evening with a typical Nepali cultural program.
Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2: Drive Kathmandu to Budhanilakantha & hike to Shivapuri (2523m) 30 min& drive &4-5hrs hiking
In the morning, have breakfast and drive to Budhanilakantha (11km/30min.). Budhanilakantha lies at the base of Shivapuri Hill, is a remarkable immense statue of Lord Vishnu resting on the bed of snakes and floating in the water. It is one of the masterpieces of stone sculpture of Lichchhavi period of 5th century. It is also a famous pilgrimage place Hindus. After brief stop at Budhanilakantha, start hiking to Shivapuri which will take about 4-5hrs.
Overnight at lodge in Shivapuri Hill

Day 3: Shivapuri- Dhap
Trek from Shivapuri Hill to Dhap through Chisapani, takes about 5 hours. Here you will have great insight of diverse flora and fauna, natural beauty, culture, heritage and living style of local people surrounding the village of Kathmandu valley.
Overnight at lodge in Dhap


Day 4: Dhap - Nagarkot (2175m) 5hrs
After breakfast start trek to Nagarkot, takes approximately5.5hrs. Nagarkot is the best tourist destination due to the amazing views of the Himalayan Mountains, sunrise and sunset.
Overnight at hotel in Nagarkot.


Day 5: Nagarkot- Dhulikhel (1550m) 6hrs
Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes approximately 6 hours. Enjoy the beautiful sunset in the evening. Dhulikhel is located at the Eastern rim of Kathmandu Valley, south of the Himalayas at 1550m above sea level and is situated 30 km southeast of Kathmandu and 74 km southwest of Kodari.
Overnight at hotel in Dhulikhel.

Day 6: Dhulikhel- Hike to Panauti (3hrs) drive to Kathmandu
In the morning enjoy the leisurely breakfast with the beautiful spectacular sunrise. Then start hike to Panauti, which will take about 3hrs. Then drive from Panauti to Kathmandu (40km/1hr) via Araniko highway.


Day 7: Departure

You will be transferred to the airport for departure according to your flight schedule.

 

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