Namobuddha One-Day Hike Print Itinerary


Namobuddha One-Day Hike is a short 1-day trek from Kathmandu valley. This 1-day hike is considered as an easy and pleasant temple and monastery trek in and around Kathmandu valley. This one-day hike begins from the small Newari town, Dhulikhel (1550m) located 30 KM from the center of Kathmandu.  After about an hour’s drive from your hotel in Kathmandu, we reach Dhulikhel and start our Namobuddha one-day hike. Dhulikhel is a small hill station to observe the spectacular panoramic views of snow-peaked mountains.

The Namobuddha one-day hike starts from Nagarkot, trek up to Namobuddha monastery (1750m), Namobuddha Viewpoint, and ends at Panauti (1340m) where you can see the Newari cultures, temples before we drive back to Kathmandu. The total distance of this 1-day trek is about 20KM and takes approximately five to six hours.

This one-day hike is suitable for any age group from youngster to elderly people and fits for those who love to explore the ancient towns, culture, and indulge with nature. On this trial, you will be able to see several snowy mountains (if the weather is clear) such as Langtang Lirung (7227m), Gauri Shankar (7134m), Melungtse (7181m), Number (5945m) and etc. The Total duration of this one-day hike to/from the hotel is about 9-10 hours including drive, sightseeing of Temples, and monasteries.


DAY 01: Dhulikhel-Namobuddha-Panauti One-Day Hike | 5-6 Hours | 1750m | Lunch

Early in the morning, after a good breakfast, we begin our Dhulikhel-Namobuddha-Panauti one-day hike;

  • 7:00 AM: Our tour guide comes to the hotel with transportation. As soon as breakfast is finish, we begin our day trip (if it is too early for you to take your breakfast, we shall ask the hotel for a packed breakfast, so you can have it later en-route).
  • Our guide will brief you about the day hike program before the trip kicks off. Then we drive to Dhulikhel, the small Newari town which is located 30 KM from Kathmandu and the drive takes about an hour.
  • After we reach to Dhulikhel hiking point, we get ready with our hiking logistics and start the hike to Namobuddha. The first phase of your hike up to Namobuddha takes about 2.5 hours.
  • We take Lunch near Namobuddha at one of the local restaurants and drive further to Panauti. The second phase of your hike is about 2.5 hours. Before you drive back to Kathmandu, you will visit the historic Panauti town and temples around.
  • The total hiking time for this Namobuddha Day hike is about 5-6 hours.
  • After hiking is finished, you will be picked up from Panauti and taken back to the hotel in Kathmandu.
  • We expect to take you back to Kathmandu before the sun is down.

What's Included

  • Private Transportation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Monument entry fees as per itinerary
  • Mineral water during the tour
  • Lunch during the hike
  • All service fee and taxes

What's Excluded

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • International or Domestic tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa (US$30 for 15 Days)
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drink, Telephone calls, and laundry
  • Personal expenses, Tips and etc
  • Travel, Medical insurance, and first aid kit

Trip Information


Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.


Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.


Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

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Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.


Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon season.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.


HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

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