If you like the idea of hiking in the Himalayas but don’t have time for a multi-day trek, this day hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel is ideal. These towns are close to Kathmandu, so you don’t need to travel far. Nagarkot is famous for its sunrise views, and from here you can see better views of the mighty snow-capped peaks than you can in the capital. Hike through farmland and villages for a close-up look at Nepali life.
The trip starts from fascinating hill point of Nagarkot at over 2100m, after driving for one and half hours before dawn. Nagarkot offers one of the best sunrise views along the panoramic Himalayas. After enjoying the sunrise, you will have breakfast in the hotel nearby. After you've finished, you'll start hiking to Dhulikhel where you can enjoy the typical Newari Settlement and majestic mountains sceneries.