Duration - 4-5 hours (Drive and sightseeing).
Grade - Easy (walk and drive)
Specialty - Nature/Culture Tour, spectacular mountains ranges, temple and ancient monuments.
Access - Car from Kathmandu to Panauti and Dhulikhel to Kathmandu
Our Panauti and Dhulikhel day hiking combines of a unique experience for travelers to experience the traditional rural life walking. Our trail begin with the drive all the way from Kathmandu to Panauti which is 35 km southeast of Kathmandu and takes approx. 90 minutes of driving through Arniko Highway and village. The road to and from Panauti passes through the terraced rice fields. We will also explore Panauti village which is a traditional and oldest Newar settlement having rural characters and rich in culture with a large number of fascinating temples. During hike in Panauti it makes you feels that as if has been left exactly the way the founders had built the town.
There are number of religious sites that should be visited in Panauti which is the major attraction of our hiking. Indreshwar Mahadev Temple is taken as one of the only known pre-17th century structure of Mahadev temple which is dedicated to Shiva. Similarly, Bhairav Temple and the whole tiny city itself are remarkable to be witnessed. Apart from other many temples it is a pleasure to wander the town's brick paved streets to view the magnificently carved rest houses, stupas and stone water taps. This medieval town has some of the best examples of wood craftsmanship in the form of temples. The confluence of the Roshi Khola and Pungamati Khola rivers is just outside the town. The hiking Panauti makes a perfect trek that guarantees to create memories to last you a lifetime.
Dhulikhel is an ancient town located at 30 km east of Kathmandu along the Kathmandu Arniko Highway where you will be enjoying the real boon of nature being away from the busy of the city. Dhulikhel is a great spot to enjoy an impressive view of the snowy central Himalayas making a backdrop to the gentle hills. You will have majestic views of Himalchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Mount Everest and many more other ranges during the Panauti Dhulikhel hiking. It is an old Newari trade station en route to the Tibetan plateau and today it is an ideal place for visitors to enjoy natural environment, the local lifestyle, old Newari culture and spectacular views. To reach Devi Temple climbs thousand stairs and on the way stop at Shanti Ban. Shanti Ban is a cool place forest with a huge statue of Gautam Buddha. In Dhulikhel we hike all the way through beautiful scenery of emerald hills, pine forest, and rural villages and of course the superb Mountain View. Panauti Dhulikhel hiking is the perfect place to explore off-mainstream Nepal individually which will provide you the life time experience.