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Dhulikhel NamoBuddha One Day Hike


Dhulikhel NamoBuddha One Day Hike

Duration :   7 Hours
The Price :   $99.00
Max People :    35
Start Location:   Kathmandu

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Dhulikhel NamoBuddha One Day Hike is a full day tour to Thrangu Tashi Yangtse monastery in Kavre. It is located at a distance of 40 kilometers from the capital city Kathmandu. It is also considered to be one of the most sacred and religious monasteries in Nepal. The monastery itself is located in a very peaceful environment atop a hill of NamoBuddha Municipality. It is surrounded by lush greenery with a wide range of mountains visible. The visible mountains here include Mt. Gauri Shankar, Mt. Lakpa Dorje, Mt. Jugal, Mt. Langtang and Mt. Ganesh among others.


The tour usually begins with a pick up from your hotel at 08:00 AM in the morning. After nearly an hour drive to Dhulikhel, the hike begins at 09:00 AM. The journey then continues via Kavrekot Kali Mandir (Temple) with a thousand steps and a historical Newari Village on the way. The main festivals and mela celebrated here are Kartik Purnima and Buddha Jayanti.



Dhulikhel is a municipality in Kavrepalanchok District of Nepal. Two major highways, the BP Highway and the Araniko Highway passes through Dhulikhel. Araniko Highway connects Kathmandu with Tibet’s border town of Kodari. Dhulikhel is located at the Eastern rim of Kathmandu Valley, south of the Himalayas at 1550m above sea level. Moreover, it is situated 30 km southeast of Kathmandu. The Majority of people in Dhulikhel are Newars, and Brahmin, Chhettri, Tamang and Dalit.


The Monastery

According to the old legend, 6000 years ago, a prince (Mahasatwo/Ngingdui Tshenpo), at the top of the hill, looking at the jungle, discovers a tigress lying near the rock. Very quickly, he realizes that the tigress was about to die due to hunger. Furthermore, her five little babies were still sucking milk from her. The survival of the babies thus depended on their mother. Mahasatwo, decides to give his life to the tigress in a bust of love and compassion. So Prince Mahasatwo cuts his body to present his warm blood in the mouth of the mother tiger, and the taste of blood gives the appetite to the starving family.


As the tigress accepts the sacrifice from the prince she leaves only the bones. The bones of the prince were brought back to the village and buried in the tomb which is the actual stupa of Namo Buddha. Some 3500 years later, the Gautam Buddha came to the village of Sange da Fyafulla. He conducted 3 tours around the Stupa before he declared that he was the reincarnation of prince Mahasatwo. It was the moment that Gautam Buddha renamed this village which is henceforth the name of NamoBuddha which means Homage to Buddha.


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Highlights of the trip:


1. Short drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel

2. Guided hike via local villages and farms

3. Panoramic view of the surrounding mountains

4. Explore NamoBuddha Monastery

5. Experience local Buddhist culture & traditions

6. Private Transfers

Places You’ll See :

Dhulikhel is a municipality in Kavrepalanchok District of Nepal. Two major highways B.P. Highway and Arniko Highway passes through Dhulikhel. Araniko Highway connects Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city with Tibet's border town of Kodari.


The Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery or better known as Namobuddha Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery about 40 km southeast of Nepal's capital city Kathmandu. It lies at the top of the hill in Namobuddha Municipality.


Devisthan is a Hindu goddess temple situated atop hill in Dhulikhel.


Travel Itinerary:

08:00 AM: Drive to Dhulikhel

The tour begins early morning with a Guide picking you up from your hotel. You will then take a one hour drive to Dhulikhel.

09:00 AM: Hike to Namobuddha

The 4 hour hike towards Namobuddha begins from Dhulikhel. You will then be passing through a thousand steps of Peace Garden, Kali Temple (Devisthan) and Kavre Bhanjyang. On your way you will be enjoying the scenic view of the valley with a mountain range in the background. Here you will also be exploring the traditional farming methods of Newari people, their cultures and lifestyle.

01:00 PM: Explore the Namobuddha monastery

After your hike, you will be exploring the Namobuddha monastery, also known as Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery. The monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery that lies at the top of the hill in Namobuddha Municipality.


Meals: Lunch

04:00 PM: Drop back to your hotel

You will be dropped back to your hotel at four in the evening.


What are the places I will visit during the Namobuddha hike?

The places you will visit include Dhulikhel and Namobuddha Monastery in the district of Kavre. On your way you will be passing through 1000 steps and a Newari village.

What should I wear for the tour?

You may choose any outfit comfortable to you according to your season of visit. You must however choose a comfortable shoes for the hike though.  


Note: There aren't any restrictions to your clothes whatsoever.

Is pick up and drop off service included?

Yes, we have pickup and drop off service included in your pay. A private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu and drop you off at the same hotel in the evening.

What's Included

  • Bottled Drinking Water
  • Lunch
  • Monuments Entrance Fee
  • Private Vehicle
  • Specially Abled Friendly
  • Tour Guide

What's Excluded

  • Beverages
  • Gratitude for Guide / Driver
  • Personal Expenses


  • Day Tour
  • Hiking

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