Sankhu-Nagarkot-Dhulikhel-Namobuddha-Panauti 3 days

 Trip Highlights:

  •               Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sankhu (1 hr) and Panauti to Kathmandu (1 hr)
  •               3 days trekking for 3-6 hours a day through peacefull local villages
  •               Trek through Nagarkot and Namo Buddha

 

Trip Cost Includes:

  •                Kathmandu to Sankhu in private car and Panauti to Kathmandu by 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 the 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: DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO SANKHU (1hr) & TREK TO NAGARKOT (3-4hrs)
Drive from Kathmandu to Sankhu which takes approximately one hour and trek from Sankhu to Nagarkotthat takes around hours.

Overnight: Lodge in Nagarkot

Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 02: TREK FROM NAGARKOT (2195m) TO DHULIKHEL (1440m) 6hrs

After having the exhilarating view of Mt. Everest and other major peaks of Himalaya at sunriseyou are guided along the hiking trails to Dhulikhel. As you approach Dhulikhel, a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich birdlife unfolds before you. Dhulikhel (1440m) is a small town with a long history. Records show that it has been around for more than 500 years. The artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty. Streets lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping title roofs, pagoda temples and sacred statues everywhere. The major places of worship here are the Narayan and Harisiddhi temples which are adorned with profuse wood carvings. The GokhureswarMahadev temple, a 30 minute walk to the eastern part of town, is a peaceful and scenic spot. The Bhagawati temple is situated at a height in the western part of Dhulikhel and dominates the skyline. From here, you can get a beautiful vista of the town and surrounding areas.

Overnight: Lodge in Dhulikhel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 03 : TREK FROM DHULIKHEL TO NAMOBUDDHA (1750m) TO PANAUTI (5hrs) & DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha and onwards to Panauti takes approximately around four and half hours and drive from Panauti to Kathmandu which takes about one and half hours. From Dhulikhel, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. From there the trail drops down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. It then climbs again through pine woods past Phulbari and up and down a couple of more hills before you reach the hill of Namo Buddha. Namobuddha situated at an elevation of 1750m is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre District about 38 km east of Kathmandu. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site significantly enough where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered himself to a starving Tigress with its several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a very nice stone slab and placed right next to a holy Stupa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

This trip can be organized all round the year. So please email us your desired dates at info@eveholidays.com

Best Months for this hiking
The springtime from March to May and the Autumn months from September to November is considered the best months.

 

Maximum Altitude:

 

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

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.

 

Experience Required

Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for couple of hours daily can opt for this trekking.

 

Packing  List

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.

 

Trekking Guides

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).

 

Accommodation

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

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

 

Vaccination

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

 

Insurance Coverage

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.

 

Departure Dates

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.

 

Contact Us

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