Namobuddha Day Hiking

Duration: 1 Day

About Namobuddha Day Hiking

Dhulikhel Namobuddha Panauti Day Hike is one of the best ways to explore the ancient Newari culture and Buddhism practices for people having a limited amount of time. Situated on the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley to the south-east side, this easy 5-6 hours hike takes us to the ancient Newari village of Dhulikhel and Panauti and the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Namobuddha. The Dhulikhel Namobuddha Panauti Day Hike starts from Dhulikhel. From there, we will hike to Namobuddha through the beautiful village of the Newari people with a lot of temples. Namo Buddha is one of the most important religious sites in Nepal from the Buddhist point of view. According to Buddhist myth, this was the place where a prince sacrificed his body to a hungry tigress as an act of compassion. Later, his family built a stupa over the place where he was buried. And at last, we will hike to Panauti where we will end the hike and drive back to Kathmandu. During the hike, we will pass through beautiful villages, rice fields, monasteries, temples, and forests with a panoramic view of the Himalayas and Kathmandu Valley. Overall, this is a pleasant hike away from the hustle and bustle of the city areas with opportunities for exploring the local lifestyle.

Highlights

  • A short and easy hike near to Kathmandu Valley 
  • Ancient Newari settlements of Dhulikhel and Panauti
  • Holy Buddhist pilgrimage site, Namobuddha
  • Beautiful view of the Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayas

Itinerary

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Day 01: Drive to Dhulikhel in the morning. Then hike to Panauti via Namobuddha and drive to hotel

Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 7 AM and will brief you about the program. And after breakfast, the guide will drive with you to Dhulikhel from where you will start the hike. It's a typical Newari settlement with a lot of temples. Hiking through the forest and different settlements you will reach Namobuddha. You will have lunch at Namobuddha and visit the tranquil monasteries. Then you will continue hiking to Panauti, another typical ancient Newari settlement. You will hike through the forest and beautiful rice fields. After exploring around for some time, you will drive to your hotel at Kathmandu and bid farewell with your guide.

  • Lunch
  • 1750 M
  • 7 hours

What’s Included

  • Hotel to Dhulikhel and Panauti to Hotel drop in a private vehicle.
  • Assistant guide if the group is over 6 people.
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • Lunch with seasonal fruits.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu except for lunch on the day of hiking.
  • Tips for the guide, and assistant guide(Tipping is expected).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance