Dhulikhel to Panauti Trek via Namobuddha takes you to Dhulikhel, Panauti, Namobuddha and Balthali Village. Your trek guide will meet you in your hotel and take a comfortable local bus to Dhulikhel. You walk around and explore the beauty and serenity of Dhulikhel and stay overnight here. Next day you trek to Namobuddha, a beautiful Buddhist Monastery on the hill that carries a story that the Lord Buddha in his previous incarnation had offered his own flesh to save a starving tigress and her cubs from the imminent death. This is portrayed with a carved stone image of Lord Buddha in compassionate manifestation. From here you walk through terraced farmlands, pine forest and ethnic rural village, providing a panoramic mountain view to the Balthali Village for overnight stay. Next day trek to Panauti and take a bus back to Kathmandu.
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel(1.5 hr) and Panauti to Kathmandu (1.5hr)
- 3 days trekking for 4-6 hours a day through peacefull local villages
- Visit to beautiful Namobuddha Monastery
Trip Cost Includes:
- Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and Panauti to Kathmandu in comfortable Local Bus
- Best available lodges and guesthouses during the trekking days (2 Nights)
- Lodges and Guesthouses accommodation during the trek will be twin sharing and occasionally dormitory rooms.
- All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during trek
- An English speaking knowledgeable trekking guide
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
- Park permit and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Farewell Dinner
Day 01: EXPLORE DHULIKHEL
Drive to Dhulikhel and explore around Dhulikhel.
Overnight: Lodge in Dhulikhel
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 02: NAMOBUDHHA AND BALTHALI
Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha and onward trek to Balthali village.
Overnight: Guest House in Balthali Village
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 03: TREK TO PANAUTI
Trek to Panauti and drive back to Kathmandu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Best Months for this hiking
The springtime from March to May and the Autumn months from September to November is considered the best months.
Nepal Visa & Visa Fee
You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD
Weather in the mountains is difficult to predict. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for trekking, only issue is cold. The weather is sunny and warm offering outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed.
Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for couple of hours daily can opt for this trekking.
It is recommended that you carry a light 35-50L rucksack with your personal belongings that you may need handy such as camera, hat, glasses, gloves, sun creams, first-aid kit, toothpaste/brush, soap/ towel, and other personal items.
To keep yourself hydrated at high altitude, always remember to carry water container with at least 1 litre of water in your backpack. Around base camp you will need your down jacket.
All our trekking guides have received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Centre in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
We use standard rooms at star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, you stay in teahouses and lodges that generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. The toilets in tea houses provide essential and basic facilities and are always outside the room.
Meals are provided at Guesthouses and lodges on the way and in a star hotel in Kathmandu. We make it sure that the food we provide is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge where you will stay and lunch will be on the way. Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.
During tented camps our professional cook will provide you the best vegetarian food.
Means of Transportation
Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggyback rides on mules and yaks. We provide you only those options which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs
No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform to us
Communication while trekking
There are telephones in villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Our guides will have their local mobile phones, in case you want to make international calls or want to provide your number to your family for the call back to you Any international calls made you can pay to the guide
A travel insurance policy that covers medical expenses, evacuation, theft and loss is recommended. Your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses.
The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date. Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.
Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at +977 9841414582