Dhulikhel To Namo Buddha Easy Day Hiking From Kathmandu

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8 am every day. Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    From your hotel or gate of Kathmandu Guest House, Thamel.
  • Return Details :
    At your hotel or gate of Kathmandu Guest House, Thamel.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

The Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha hiking is easy; one-day hiking that combines culture, village lifestyle with incredible scenic views of the Himalayas. This journey begins 8 am from Kathmandu after breakfast, drive up to Dhulikhel and started hiking its way toward one of the more sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal.The Hike includes guide, transportation to and from the ancient Newari city of Dhulikhel / Namo Budhha as well as lunch overlooking the snowcapped peak of the Himalayas. This is an ideal hiking for anyone. It is not difficult, yet is rich in culture and scenic beauty.

Know More about this tour

We begin our drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel (28 KM) by 8 am and it takes about one hrs to reach Dhulikhel bazaar. The Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha hiking is one of those hidden gems in Nepal. Situated very close to Kathmandu, it is a world apart. Dhulikhel is a beautiful city on a bluff overlooking the snowcapped peaks of the High Himalayas to the north. Along the hiking, you will see the splendid view of countryside along the farm landscapes. You will have an opportunity to pass a village and can interact with locals and students in primary school.

Dhulikhel is an ancient Newari city with several interesting Hindu Temples. We will explore them with our guide as we follow along with the trail. The trail is not difficult as we walk for four hours to Namo Buddha where we will have lunch as well as an opportunity to explore the Gumba (Buddhist Monastery) before returning back to Kathmandu.

Namo Buddha is sacred to the Buddhists because it is said that here Lord Buddha in a previous life sacrificed himself in order to allow a hungry tigress to feed her young cubs. It ranks as one of the three holy Buddhist sites in the Kathmandu Valley, along with Boudhanath and Swayambhu.

The grounds of Namo Buddha are both beautiful and serene. The local monastery here is both pleasant and peaceful. The atmosphere makes it ideal for meditation as you look out over the Himalayas. The return trip to Kathmandu from Namo Buddha (48KM) is by private vehicle and we return about 4 pm at thehotel. The total hiking duration is four hours including a lunch stop.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch (Nepali Food)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Inside Ring Road)
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Several interesting Hindu temples in the ancient city of Dhulikhel

Tour of the old city with its flagstone streets.

Incredible views all along the trail of the beautiful Himalayas

Namo Buddha with its serenity

The monastery at Namo Buddha is both beautiful and peaceful.

Lunch overlooking the Himalayas

Your own personal guide