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Dhulikhel Namobuddha Hiking

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Price starting from

$460 USD 245

per person


2 days

Max. Elevation


Group size

2+ Above

private vehicle during the itinerary
Best Season
Throughout the year
Standard hotel during the trip
Meals such a day (Breakfast+lunch+dinner and cup of tea) during the day
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route


  • Namobuddha View Point.
  • Namobuddha Monastery.
  • Dhulikhel is a hill station to see the beautiful snow-peaked Himalayas.
  • You will then trek down to Panauti (1340m) and learn and enjoy the Newari culture. 
  • Another hike you may want to consider is the Phulchowki.
  • This is our favorite and the best one-day hike from Kathmandu.


Dhulikhel Namobuddha Hiking, a one or two-day hike is a short-day adventure that takes you to the small touristic town of Dhulikhel. It is located at a height of 1550m. It is situated 30 km south-west drive from Kathmandu along the Araniko highway.

The town of Dhulikhel is best known for its historic temples and houses. Different communities of Newar, Brahmin, Tamang, Chhetris, and Dalit reside here. The pilgrimage site of Namo Buddha is about 40km away from the heart of Kathmandu city. It is in Kavre District in the southeast of the valley.

Namobuddha is a very famous old Monastery. The place is very quiet and pure. Its environment is very clean, with no pollution, and the natural air is so fresh, cool, and healthy located on slightly elevated land 1750 M. There is a special Buddhist legend about King Mahasattva offering his body to a hungry tigress at this very place which makes Namo Buddha a holy site for Buddhist people.

Namo Buddha is also famous for growing rice, mustard and millet so you can see beautiful hillside terraced farms throughout the day hike. Dhulikhel Namobuddha day hike is an elegant day hike in Nepal to explore the famous Buddhist sites with a wonderful day hiking experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The main attraction of this hike is the panoramic mountain interpretations as well as numerous Buddhist stupas on the summit.

Namo Buddha is also famous for rice, mustard, and millet and also lets you explore the good-looking hillside adjoining farmhouses during the course of the walk would definitely be a great experience for a day hike around Kathmandu even if you just have a day only for the adventure activities in your stay in Nepal.

you will trek down to Panauti, it will take about 2 and a half hrs. On the way to Panauti, you will see local traditional houses.  You will enjoy the Newari culture at Panauti. After sightseeing at Panauti, we will drive you back to Kathmandu.

Important Note

  • You can visit Dhulikhel Namobuddha at any time of the year. The hike offers amazing surrounding mountain views, various sanctuaries, diverse sorts of the scene, and assorted qualities of individuals.
  • The cost will be valued by Your standard of hotels, service, group size, and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know.

Trip Itinerary



From Kathmandu, you go to Dhulikhel by private van. it is 30 km away from Kathmandu through the Araniko Highway. Dhulikhel is a hill station to see the beautiful snow-peaked Himalayas.

Dhulikhel is a small Newari town with old houses and temples.  From Dhulikhel to  Namobuddha Trek is a 1-day short trek, it takes about 6 hours to reach Namo Buddha.

You will visit the Namobuddha View Point, Namobuddha Monastery, and Namobuddha temples. You will stay at a hotel in Namo buddha.



After breakfast, you will trek down to Panauti, which will take about 2 and a half hrs. On the way to Panauti, you will see local traditional houses. 

You will enjoy the Newari culture at panauti. After sightseeing at penalty, we will drive you back to Kathmandu.


  • Private touristic vehicle from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel.
  • Private touristic vehicle Panauti Kathmandu. 
  • English speaking Guide.
  • Accommodations/meals(breakfast/lunch/dinner) during the trip.
  • Entrance fee.
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Extra Personal expenses (laundry/phone recharge/ snacks/drinks/bar bills/tissue paper/internet).
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Gratitude and tips for the guide.


    • seasonal fresh fruit during the hiking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dhulikhel is famous for its scenic panorama of Himalayan snow peaks, as well as for sunrise, a town of more than 500 years old history.

Dhulikhel is a moderate size town on the outskirts of Dhulikhel with many farm villages, located on two main highways Arniko and B.P. Highways.

Namobuddha is situated on B.P. Highways, south of Dhulikhel as well on route to Panauti town and many villages, a holy site and place of worship as well a sacred Buddhist site.

A mere distance of less than two-hour drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel, and less than a half-hour drive to Namobuddha from Dhulikhel town heading south on newly built B.P. Highway close to Kathmandu University.

Dhulikhel is located at a distance of 28 k.m. a short drive of fewer than two hours, heading east beyond the Kathmandu valley rim. From Dhulikhel to Namobuddha is a half-hour drive, and then downhill to Panauti farm town. Panauti can be reached straight from Banepa town heading south of less than 30 minutes drive. 

Panauti town is one of the oldest towns in Nepal, of medieval era time, it has many ancient houses and renowned temples. An interesting ancient farm town of traditional Newari craftsmanship, within green surroundings and farm fields.

Dhulikhel is a renowned scenic and cultural ancient town with many international standard hotels, lodges, and resorts. Where rooms face wonderful views of snow-capped peaks.

Yes, interested people can take a pleasant hike from Namobuddha, heading downhill through lovely villages and farm fields. A great walk and the best way to observe rural areas of Nepal and local culture.

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