Nagarkot Dhulikhel trek is a short and comfortable trip nearby Kathmandu. If you have limited time and want to visit the places that are near to the city then this trek can be the best choice for you. This trek will take you through the easy trekking trails accompanied by the walk through the villages and forests. Like other treks in Nepal, you will get to enjoy the natural beauty of Nepal along with view of mountain peaks.
The journey starts with the drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and from there the walk begins. You will be walking through the Shivapuri National Park area which is home for rare species of birds and various rare species of orchards are also found here. You will also be visiting the water reservoir at Sundarijal which is main source of water supply for the people of Kathmandu valley. The trek will give you the experience of visiting the traditional village and knowing their culture and lifestyle. The village at Chisopani has the settlement area mostly of Brahmins, Tamangs and Gurungs.
You will have the chance to experience enchanting view of sunrise and sunset from Nagarkot for which Nagarkot is famous for. Nagarkot is also the ideal place for picnic and short tour and outing. Mountain peaks like Mount Everest, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and many other can be viewed from there. Then you will walking to Dhulikhel and to Namo Buddha and visit the famous monastery there. You will have chance to observe Buddhist religious practices from close. Then the drive to Bhaktapur and visiting the traditional Bhaktapur Durbar Square is another interesting part of this trip. The journey ends with the drive to Kathmandu.