Is there any trekking routes around Kathmandu? well yes, Kathmandu Valley Trekking is one of the best trekking routes around Kathmandu valley. When you arrive in Nepal, it just seems that there is a distinct air of spirituality that abounds within the air. It is after all, the land of god and goddesses. Travelers describe Kathmandu, Bhakatapur and Patan as the towns of temples and goddesses. Beside of Temples and goddess, crowded, pollution Kathmandu is surrounded by greenery hills and snow capped mountains.
Kathmandu valley trekking is short and easy hike for beginner, family and also for seniors travelers, this trek offers panoramic view of Kathmandu valley by high Himalayas. You will be surprised by Mt. Everest range, Mt. Gaurishanker, Lantang range, Ganesh himal, dorje lakpa and various other mountains ranges can be seen within short and easy hike. Kathmandu valley trekking can be done all around but mountains view might not be clear during the monsoon time. We will be hiking around Kathmandu hills, offers picturesque landscape, traditional villages, peoples, birds, wild animals and obviously snow capped mountains. We will be hiking in normal altitude (2300m) maximum and you don’t need to worry for high altitude, just train your knees and feet to hike for 5-6 hrs a day.
Duration: 4 days
Highest Altitude: 2300 m
Hiking grade: Easy
Accommodation: Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation private room.
Food: Breakfasts Lunch and dinners – vegetarian option available.
Hiking routes: Sundarijal – Chisapani (highest point of trek), Nagarkot (Amazing mountains view, sunrise, sunset), and Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel offers panoramic mountains views and picturesque villages.
Looks too easy? then we recommended Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking. If you want to extend your holidays contact us we will arrange other cultural, safari, and heritage tour.
Day 1: Kathmandu Drive to Sundarijal (1350m) trekking to Chisopani (2140m)
After your breakfast we will drive about 1 hour from Kathmandu to trek start point Sundarijal. From Sundarijal the trail climb up the trail will enter through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Before entering the forest we will pass through small tamang villages which offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture and religion of its inhabitants. From the top of Shivapuri, one can have a panoramic view of the western mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himal Range, Mt. Langtang Range, Mt. DorjeLhakpa Mt. Shisapangma, Mt. GauriShankar and various other mountains. We will continue walking on the rhododendron and oaks forest and finally we will reach Chisopani.
Day 2: Chisopani trekking to Nagarkot (2170m)
Wakeup early for morning photography, after having our breakfast, we continue our trekking through mostly flat and downhill trail to Nagarkot. Trekking goes between the village and forest with the great views of country site and mountain. Today you might be little bit tired but after reaching Nagarkot you will forget all sores and pain because nagarkot offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan. Nagarkot is well known place to see beautiful sunrises and sunsets and also Mount Everest can be seen on a clear day including other 12 peaks.
Day 3: Nagarkot trekking to Dhulikhel (1700m)
We wake up early to catch the sun rising over the snowy Himalayan peaks. After breakfast we will trek down to old Newari town (Newar are the local people of Kathmandu) of Dhulikhel.
Day 4: Dhulikhel tour to Bhaktapur/Patan and drive back to Kathmandu
Breathtaking mountains view from your hotels, easy morning today no rush because we will take a drive after breakfast. While coming back to Kathmandu we explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square. After Bhaktapur explore Patan City (city of fine arts), full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples. We will drop to your hotel and at the evening join Nepali cultural dinner show here.
Kathmandu Valley Trekking price covers
- Full Board (breakfast, lunch and Dinner) in Trekking
- Accommodation during trek (local lodge).
- Government registered local expert guide,
- Porters to carry trekking bags.
- Sightseeing tour Bhaktapur / Patan
- Farewell dinner.
- Transportation as per itinerary
- First Aid Kit Comprehensive
- Kathmandu valley tekking map
- Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff.
- Nepal visa – Multiple Entrée 30 days – USD 40
- Hotel in Kathmandu
- Personal gears & clothing (available to buy or on hire)
- Tips for guide and porter
- Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
- Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc…
- Entrance fees during the sightseeing in city.
- We strongly recommend all of our clients to be friendly with our staff, then our staff can open up and give you enough information, and caring. It doesn’t mean that they will not give you information and caring but you will get more n more being more friendly.
- Lightweight walking boots that are broken in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters
- 2-3 synthetic tee shirts, long sleeve shirts
- 1-2 synthetic hiking pants, zip-off pants
- Fleece or sweatshirt for cool night temperatures
- Rain jacket or poncho (Gore-tex or equivalent)
- Rain pants (Gore-tex or equivalent)
- Sun hat
- Warm puffy down filled jacket (synthetic or natural feathers).
- Synthetic mid layer (fleece, wool, or lightweight down sweater).
- Beanie with ear flaps (wool or fleece)
- Balaclava or face mask
- A pair of winter gloves/mitts (waterproof)
- A pair of lightweight gloves (fleece or synthetic materials)
- Ski goggles or glacier glasses (polarized)
What to bring
- 1-2 water bottles – 2 liters
- Iodine to purify water (Can be purchased in cities)
- Sunglasses and strap
- Trekking poles
- Toilet paper and cigarette lighter (toilet paper can be bought in cities)
- Small headlamp/flashlight/torch with spare batteries
- Personal medical supplies
- Pocket knife
- Small daypack – 25 liters
- Personal snacks (candy bars, protein bars, granola, nuts, etc.)
- Sandals or slip on shoes for walking around tea houses or camp
- Biodegradable soap and/or shampoo.
- Spare boot laces
- Large plastic bag to line backpack, day pack from wet conditions, and small bag for dirty clothes
Passport / visa
A valid permit is required for most areas in Nepal, which we will obtain upon your arrival. We will require one working days and two passports size photographs.
Always carry Nepalese rupees in small bills on your trek. The amount to be cared depends on the area and the duration of the trek. A guideline for this will be presented during our trek briefing. Money will only be required for the purchase of soft/hard bottled drinks and souvenirs along the way. Other money and valuables should be kept in a safe deposit box in your hotel in Kathmandu.
For more information ask your questions directly to Day Tours Nepal who will be happy to assist you.