Sunrise view from Swyambhunath Stupa

Kathmandu Nagarkot Dhulikhel

  • Trip Duration1 Day
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • Max. Altitude2175 M
  • Cost Starting FromUS$ 120
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Max. Altitude: 2175 M
  • Min. Group Size: 01 Minimum - max 10
  • Escorted by : Private Guide


  • This trip combines a relaxing and easy hike with excursions to temples, hillstation and monastries
  • Admire some of the country's best views of the Himalayas
  • Visit Nagarkot hill station to see mountain view and amazing sunrise over himalayas 
  • Hike through the Lush greenery of the Kathmandu valley rim passing through two beautiful hillstations Nagarkot and Dhulikhel.
  • Wonderful Himalayan panorama view and village life in this easy (15.6 KM distance) 4 to 6 hrs day hike from Nagarkot to Dulhikel.

Nagarkot provides excellent mountain Panoramas on clear days that are absolutely spectacular. The hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel is very easy, with a little uphill but is mostly downhill. You can have lunch at Dhulikhel and come back to Kathmandu after approximately 4 to 6 hours of hiking.

Kathmandu Nagarkot Dhulikhel Day Hiking is an unique experience in foot hills of Himalayas to explore the magnificent views of Himalayas as well as walking in natural environments . Nagarkot Dhulikhel hiking is one of the best hikes near Kathmandu valley for day excursion. This is the best way to  incorporates the best places of three of the most popular sightseeing places in Nepal, namely, Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel.

Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hiking is an excellent choice for those planning to be in close with nature with a fresh mountain air inside a pine forests and villages before reaching the hillstation of dhulikhel. It is a good 16 km walk with an altitude drop of more than 800 meters and will take around good 5 hours to complete this trekking with ever changing landscapes. It is a panoramic trail in the valley rim and a part of Kathmandu valley cultural trekking trail with an altitudinal drop of 600 meters from Nagarkot (2100m) to Dhulikhel (1500m) above sea level.  You will enjoy the stunning views of the eastern and central himalayas.

Hotel Pick Up

  • Time: 4:30am (The operator will reconfirm the pick up time in advance. Please be at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time
  • 1hr drive to Nagarkot hilltop to catch the sunrise
  • Watch the sunrise and have breakfast atop Nagarkot Hilltop
  • 9:30am start hike to Dhulikhel approx. 5-6 hours
  • Drive back to kathmandu from Dhulikhel and drop off at hotel

Additional Information

  • Please note - The sunrise view cannot be guaranteed as it completeley depends on weather, seasonality, clouds and other natural factors that can't be controlled by us or our operators. No refunds will be provided in such cases
  • Don't forget to bring a camera and dress warmly, day pack for hiking, comfortable hiking boot, snacks etc 

Terms & Conditions

  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity


Day 1Day Tour - Drive to Nagarkot for Sunrise and Hike to Dhulikhel and drive back to kathmandu

After an hour pleasant early drive from Kathmandu we reach Nagarkot (2175). You get to sight the most fascinating and mesmerizing view of the sunrise from the hill station as well as an amazing 360 degree view of Himalayas range. Dhulikhel is your next destination. Treading along the unexplored trails of Dhulikhel can achieve a very exhilarating and enriching experience. After breakfast we start our day hike to Dhulikhel. Along the trail you will be amaze to see the life style of countryside. You will see the beautiful landscape and insights into the religious prospects in Nepal. You also get to bask in the splendors of cultural richness.

Total Trip Cost: USD 120.00
Departure : Every day
Departure Time: Morning before breakfast

Trip Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Tour guide
  • Entry permits and fees
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Government tax and service charge

Cost Exclude

  • All items of personal nature (such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments, postage, laundry,)
  • Travel insurance ( You need to have your insurance compulsory )
  • Tips for tour staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
  • All optional tours or activities during your free time .
  • All other services not included in the “cost includes" section above. 

Trip Map

Useful Info

  • There are no restaurants on the way so, it is highly recommended to carry enough water and packed lunches to eat on the way.
  • Mount Trails organizes private day hiking trips from Nagarkot anytime throughout the year.

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.

Trip Note

What Makes This Trip Different? 

Mount Trails believe in the quality services with great vlaue to our guests.  Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Mount Trails Trekking and Adventures works for social causes with some non-profit organization Lets Go Cool concerned with environmental conservation and preservation includes Orphan children who need better education and the better life. We are supporting for the cause with some of our profits to a certain organization so that we can make their life better and bring happiness in thier life. We believe that education and healthy children make more stable and better future of Nepal. For donation, Sponsorship or any kind of Voluntourism, please contact to our orginization  [email protected]