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Dhulikhel - Namobudhha Hiking

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Dhulikhel Namobuddha hiking is one of the major short hiking destinations which is situated in the east part of Nepal and is just 32 km away from the capital city Kathmandu valley. The chief desirability of Dhulikhel Namobuddha hiking is the panoramic mountains views, abundant temples, and diverse variety of landscape including miscellany of people. You will get chance to view the majestic view of Himalchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Mount Everest and many more during your Dhulikhel Namobuddha hiking. We hike all the way through beautiful scenery of emerald hills, pine forest, and rural villages and the superb Mountain View in this hiking.

The 2 days Namobuddha hike starts by a drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel. We hike through amazing view of local villages of Kavre and nice terraces with up and downs hills and reach to Namobuddha which is regarded as the scared Buddhist place. It is the sacred place for Buddhists where many pilgrims come to Stupa and Monastery. According to the Buddhist legend, Namobuddha is the place where the Buddha offered his body to a starving tigress so she could feed her cubs. We will also explore Panauti village which is a traditional Newari settlement having rural characters and rich in culture with a large number of fascinating temples. The confluence of the Roshi Khola and Pungamati Khola rivers is just outside the town.  Have pleasured and easy walking around the valley of Dhulikhel, Namobuddha and Panauti experiencing the real Nepal country life and the local traditions and culture which will provide you a life time experience.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and trek to Namo Buddha (1982m)
Day 02: Hiking Namo Buddha to Panauti (1400m), drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Dhulikhel drive and hiking  to Namo Buddha (1982m)
In the very early morning we will have our breakfast and take a private vehicle drive to Dhulikhel which is for about one and half hour. Dhulikhel (1440m) is a small town of Newar with a long history. Now onward our hiking starts from here to Namo Buddha.
We work for about 3-4 hours passing through amazing view of local villages of Kavre and nice terraces with up and downs hills and reach to Namo Buddha, a scared Buddhist place. There is an amazing legend related to the Buddha. Lord Buddha saved the life of a tiger dying from hunger, by giving him his flesh. Here you be blessed to watch such peace and incredible Buddha Stupa, commemorated by an ancient stone slab and with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.You will see Himalchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh himal, Langtang, Mount Everest and many more. Spend your night enjoying the local culture.

Day 2: Hiking Namo Buddha to Panauti drive back to Kathmandu (1400m)
Today after having our breakfast, we continue our hiking from Namo Buddha to the typical Newari village of Panauti. This is a traditional Newar settlement having rural characters and rich in culture with a large number of fascinating temples. Explore the Panauti valley which is also historically important. In history the myth was, under the ground there is only one large stone on which Panauti village rests. On the way you can have an opportunity to visit an interesting wooden temple which belongs to the fourteenth century. drive back to Kathmandu.

What’s included in the Cost:

  • Government liscence holder hiking guide
  • basic hotel at Namobuddha on a twin sharing basis including breakfast 
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner for hiking
  • Necessary Hiking permits if applicable.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Transportation from kathmandu to hiking start point and finish point to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes.

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Any service in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare, personal  hiking gears, all personal expenses, travel insurance.
  • Tips and gratitude.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Passport and Visas:

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.


Get the required visa for Nepal.

You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. For more information and download please visit Nepal Visa Information


Bring Official Papers

Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.


Money & Credit card Info

We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost.  So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel


Travel Insurance:

Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.


Load shedding (Electricity crisis) in Nepal

We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time.  Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery backup. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here.  For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.


Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Nepal

Trekking in the Himalayas need to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude. The basic clothing item that you are expected to be prepared with are well described here. Remember that excess baggage is likely to be a burden for yourself and your supporting staff. "Pack light, but pack right", is our motto. This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies and enthusiastic zeal focused on the exploration of this enchanting Nepal scenic beauty. Please visit here for Clothing and Equipment list


Buying and Renting Equipment in Kathmandu

It is not really necessary to spend large amount of money buying extra equipment and clothing prior to your trip. It is because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from many adventure shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper). Some Chinese gear are likely to be more expensive but qualitative. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1, for a day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. However, these items are more likely to be cheaper than those in your hometown. We will arrange all the necessary items you need on the second day of your arrival. Moreover, we ourselves will fascinate you to buy the goods.  


Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.


How to Book

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card ) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.
For more info please visit how to book the trip

 

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Trip Facts & Figures:

Duration: 02 Days

Grade: Easy

Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September - November are the best seasons.  Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Transportation: Private Car/Hiace/Van

Activity: Hiking, Walking

Hike Start/Finish: Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

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Dhullikhel Namobuddha Hiking

Trek Leader and Staffs:

Government certified hiking & trekking Guide

Accommodation/Lodging:

Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation

Daily Meals on the Trek:

Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (meals can be chosen from Menu, Vegetarian options available)