Private tour

Nagarkot Sunrise & Hike to Dhulikhel Day Tour from Kathmandu

Private tour

Nagarkot Sunrise & Hike to Dhulikhel Day Tour from Kathmandu

From US$ 75 per person

Soak in the fresh air of the mountains and sweeping views of the Himalayas. Travel between the towns of Nagarkot and Dhulikhel, traversing a rugged mountain landscape dotted with hamlets and forests.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Kathmandu city inside ring road.
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  • Sunrise Over Himalayas: Scenic drive to Nagarkot for awe-inspiring sunrise.
  • Hike to Dhulikhel: 4-5 hour hike through picturesque villages and lush forests.
  • Explore Dhulikhel: Historic town with cultural heritage, temples and monuments.
Full description
The Nagarkot Sunrise & Hike to Dhulikhel Day Tour from Kathmandu is a popular day tour that offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayan range and a glimpse into traditional Nepali life. The tour starts early in the morning with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot, a hill station located at an altitude of 2,195 meters above sea level. Upon arrival, you'll head to a vantage point to watch the sunrise over the Himalayas. The view of the sun peeking out from behind the mountains and gradually illuminating the peaks is truly awe-inspiring. After the sunrise, you'll have breakfast at a local restaurant before starting your hike to Dhulikhel. The hike takes about 4-5 hours and covers a distance of approximately 14 kilometers. The trail winds through lush green forests, terraced fields, and charming little villages that give you a glimpse of traditional Nepali life. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to interact with the locals, learn about their culture, and witness their daily activities. As you hike higher, the view of the Himalayan range becomes more and more impressive. You'll see peaks such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and many others. The trail is mostly uphill but not overly strenuous, and the cool mountain breeze makes for a comfortable hiking experience. The hike concludes in Dhulikhel, a historic town with a rich cultural heritage. Here, you'll have lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy more stunning views of the mountains. After lunch, you'll have some free time to explore the town and visit its temples and monuments. You'll also have the opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about their way of life. Finally, you'll return to Kathmandu in the late afternoon, feeling rejuvenated and inspired by the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal. The Nagarkot Sunrise & Hike to Dhulikhel Day Tour is a perfect way to experience the Himalayas and the traditional life of Nepali people in a single day. Please note that while the Nagarkot Sunrise & Hike to Dhulikhel Day Tour offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan range, the visibility of these views is subject to weather conditions that are beyond our control. We always strive to offer the best possible experience for our guests, but in the event of poor weather, the views may be partially or fully obscured. Nevertheless, we believe that the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal is worth experiencing, even in less-than-perfect weather conditions, and we will do our best to make your tour enjoyable and memorable.
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation in a comfortable vehicle
  • A knowledgeable personal guide who will enhance your tour experience
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Service charges
  • Meals and drinks: You'll be responsible for the cost of your own meals and beverages during the tour. Your guide can recommend local restaurants and food options to suit your preferences and budget.
  • Gratuities: Tips for your guide and driver are not included in the tour price but are always appreciated. If you feel that you have received excellent service, a gratuity is a great way to show your appreciation.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Daypack
  • Hiking shoes
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • This is a private tour/activity, only your group will participate
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Meals and Beverages are available to purchase on the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 13 reviews

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Leider aufgrund des Wetters keine Berg sichtbar. Ansonsten gute Tour

March 9, 2023


Die Tour war leider nichts besonderes und die sehr staubigen Straßen waren ebenfalls keine schöne Erfahrung. Der Guide war klasse und wir hatten eine gute Zeit aber die Tour selber ist meiner Meinung nach nicht empfehlenswert.

March 1, 2023


Très belle activité qui conjugue la beauté du levé du soleil à 2500 mètres et une randonnée dans la campagne népalaise.

February 17, 2023


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