The Kathmandu Valley rim is one of the finest places to enjoy day trekking in all of Nepal. Located so near Kathmandu, it is well above the noise of the Valley as the spectacular Himalayas come into view.The Sacred Alpine Day Trek takes you from one of th
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Stop At: Namo Buddha (Stupa), Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
Namo Budsdha to Dhulikhel Hiking ,The Kathmandu Valley rim is one of the
finest places to enjoy day trekking/ hiking in all of Nepal. Located so near
Kathmandu, it is well above the noise of the Valley as the spectacular
Himalayas come into view.
The Sacred Alpine Day Trek takes you from one of the three most holy Buddhist sites at Namobuddha and covers a wonderful walk to the magnificent city of Dhulikhel. Situated on the top of a hill facing the Himalayas, its views are impeccable to behold.
The journey begins early as you are taken by private car to Namobuddha to see the place where the pre-incarnation of Lord Buddha offered his arm (and his life) to a hungry tigress to save her young.
Namo Budha to Dhulikhel Hiking/Tour the monastery with its outstanding alpine views. Take lunch, then begin a short four hour trek westward toward the ancient Newari city of Dhulikhel with its superb views and ancient temples.
At the end, enjoy your journey back to the city and your hotel. It’s a wonderfully pleasant day to spend trekking a relatively easy trail that will leave you breathless from its natural beauty.
Arise early morning and after breakfast, travel by private car to the Valley Rim at Namobuddha. This sacred Buddhist site is a major pilgrimage spot for the faithful from around the world. It is here that you find a monastery dedicated to where Lord Buddha in a previous life as a pampered prince gave his arm and his life to feed a hungry tigress so she could feed her newborn cubs.
The story goes that Lord Buddha discovered a mother tiger dying of hunger, too weak to even find food to feed her newborn cubs. In an act of compassion fitting of the future Lord Buddha, he offered to her his arm to eat and ultimately his life so she could gain strength and nurse her young to adulthood. The entire gompa is a cacophony of color as it exhudes such incredible sacredness, preserving for eternity the memory of this noble act.
There is plenty of time to look about, light a butter lamp and see the amazing alpine scenery from here. Enjoy lunch, then head out through the jungle to walk the ridge to the ancient Newari city of Dhulikhel.
The journey with your private guide takes around four hours. All along the way are wildflowers, tiny villages, terraced farms and amazing views. Look toward the world’s highest mountains and its various ranges or back toward the Kathmandu Valley with its well-watered farmland. The journey is not difficult and features plenty of places to stop, take pictures and to enjoy the views.
Finally arrive at the ancient Newari city of Dhulikhel. The city is perched on the hillside along the Friendship Highway that leads from Kathmandu to Tibet. The city has expanded in recent years, but inside the city are ancient flagstone streets and temples. If there is time, explore the hidden temple that is in a steep valley. Unlike the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, these temples are quiet and peaceful, filled with spirituality.
The journey concludes with your return to the Kathmandu Valley, following the road down through ancient cities and back to the legendary place from whence you came this morning.
The Sacred Alpine Day Trek is the perfect way to spend a day in the Kathmandu Valley. You escape the noise and commotion of Kathmandu while discovering for yourself the sacred as well as the wonderful beauty the Himalayas has to offer. Are you ready to go?
Duration: 8 hours
Parking Fees,Guide, Driver, Fees,Lunch,Entry/Admission - Namo Buddha (Stupa)