Nepal | Kathmandu

Panauti to Dhulikhel: A Day of Tranquility


Panauti to Dhulikhel: A Day of Tranquility

USD 34


Trip Overview

The hiking trail from Panauti to Dhulikhel takes you on a picturesque journey through a mesmerizing landscape with breathtaking views, offering a one-day opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu.

Starting in Panauti, a historic town located about 32 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu. It’s known for its ancient temples, squares, and traditional Newari architecture. The hiking route passes through picturesque landscapes, villages, and forests, and stunning views of the Himalayas. Dhulikhel, the endpoint, offers breathtaking sunrise and sunset vistas. It’s a moderate hike that provides a blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and a glimpse into rural Nepali life.

“Panauti to Dhulikhel: A Day of Tranquility” offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and physical activity. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in Nepal’s scenic landscapes and witness the country’s cultural richness while enjoying a moderate hiking challenge.

Note: This is a everyday guarantee departure on join in basis. You can customize the trip on private basis with the price of the experience subject to change.

Highlights of Day hike Panauti to Dhulikhel

  • The historic town of Panauti, offering a glimpse into Nepal’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, including Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges, create awe-inspiring backdrops.
  • View of valleys, terraced fields, and traditional villages, enhanced by captivating plays of light and shadow.
  • Abundant wildlife encounters, from colorful wildflowers to various bird species and potential sightings of deer or monkeys.


Starting from the historic town of Panauti, located in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, the trail begins with a sense of tranquility as you step into the enchanting pine forest. 

As you make your way deeper into the forest, the beauty of the surroundings unfolds before your eyes. Sunlight filters through the thick canopy, casting playful shadows on the forest floor. 

Along the route, the trail opens up to reveal breathtaking vistas of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Majestic mountains, including the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges, paint a dramatic backdrop against the clear blue sky. 

As you continue your hike, the trail gradually descends, offering stunning views of the valleys below. The undulating landscape unfolds before you, showcasing terraced fields and traditional villages. 

Throughout the hike, you are treated to an abundance of flora and fauna. Colorful wildflowers dot the trail, providing a burst of vibrancy against the green backdrop. You may spot various bird species fluttering among the branches, and if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of some wildlife, such as deer or monkeys, moving through their natural habitat.

Arriving in Dhulikhel, a charming hill station known for its panoramic views, you can relax and soak in the beauty of the surrounding nature. From here, you can witness the sun casting its golden glow over the mountains during sunrise or enjoy the captivating sunset painting the sky in a riot of colors. Dhulikhel’s serene atmosphere, coupled with its stunning vistas, offers a perfect end to your hiking adventure.

  • Drive Distance: 23 Kms (kathmandu to Panauti)
  • Drive Duration: 1 Hours 15 Minutes Approx.
  • Elevation: 1605 Meters
  • Hiking Distance: 10 KM
  • Hiking Duration: 5 Hours Approx.
  • Start Time: 8 AM
  • Drive Distance: 32 Kms (Dhulikhel to Kathmandu)
  • Drive Duration: 1 Hours 15 Minutes Approx.

Services Included

  • Private Transportation as per itinerary.
  • English Speaking Hiking Guide

Services Excluded

  • Any Entrance and Monumental Fees.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Any Meals.
  • Any other services not specified as included.
  • Additional expenses which may arise due to circumstances beyond control of Royal Mountain Travel.