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Hike Around Kathmandu Valley Rim

a pleasant country walk on the ridges of Kathmandu with scenic views

Trip Summary

Trip Accommodation
Lodge-Hotel & Resorts.
Walking Grade
Moderate with uphill and downhill walks.
Hike / Short Trek
02 nights / 03 days.
Highest altitude gain
2,300 m at Chisapani ridge top.
Total Trip
05 Nights & 06 days.
All seasons except mid July and August (wet months).

Trip Highlights

a pleasant short trek and hike north of Kathmandu valley with incredible views,
a scenic country walk around rural farm villages on the least visited area,
marvelous views of high snowcapped peaks in the shade of pristine forest,
visit of famous scenic spot of Nagarkot and to ancient Changunarayan Temple.

Trip Overview

Hike around Kathmandu Valley Rim, a short trek for few days, a marvelous and pleasant country walks which leads you to observe outside of Kathmandu valley life.

Walk leads around rural farm villages with unique views of mountain range to Chisapani-Nagarkot and to oldest ancient Changunarayan temple. You will enjoy your trip within short distance a hour drive you will feel vast different with atmosphere local village and beautiful rain forest along the trekking trail. In the trail around you will have chances to see varieties of birds and wild animals.

A great way to enjoy your time in Nepal, this will be a introductory walk before joining major long trekking, a perfect trip for beginners, family, school / collage groups or corporate people.

As this hike leads to moderate walk includes uphill and long descend with some fine gradual path into beautiful forest of pines-rhododendron and oaks trees, walk leads through rural farm villages with outstanding panorama of mountains and then ending at Nepal oldest and ancient temple of Changunarayan and its small rural village before driving back to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes

  1. 3 night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  2. 2 night 3 days package in Trekking
  3. All the food (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and in Trekking.
  4. All entrance tickets
  5. A tour guide as per requirement for tour and Trekking guide for trekking period
  6. All transport by a private Car/Jeep/Mini bus
  7. All pick up and drop to airport
Note: We have different level of hotel mainly we serve 3 star category of hotel entire tour, as per your requirement we can change the hotel level and cost.

Cost Excludes

  • Any soft and hard drinks
  • Personal nature expenses, Nepal visa, international air fair/flight ticket etc.
  • Grocery and shopping things
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Service not mentioned above

Hike Around Kathmandu Valley Rim Detail Itinerary

On arrival in Kathmandu airport via respective airlines, View Nepal guide and staff receives you with warm welcome then transfer to your hotels, and then join at the hotel lobby for briefing program, where our guide informs you on Hike around Kathmandu Valley Rim and tour with welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese Restaurant.

Our interesting tour starts with short drive and visiting around Kathmandu at places of great importance, morning tour covers visit of famous Hindu Temple Pashupatinath Temple with golden roofed pagoda, from here tour of beautiful Bouddhanath huge Stupa, The Bouddhanath Stupa believed to be incarnation of Dharmakaya (Buddha mind) and hence an object of devotion for all Buddhists. The Stupa built in traditional Nepalese architectural style consists of a raised platform this place is also known as “Little Tibet”.

Afternoon short drive to Swayambhunath, a popular and famous pilgrimage sites for Buddhist and Hindu as well. An ancient Chaitiya of Asia and a major symbol of Nepal’s Buddhist heritage, Swayambhunath represents Primordial Buddha or Adi-Buddha.
The hill top where Swayambhunath Chaitiya is built is called Padmagiri, Vajrakuta, Gosringa, Gopuchha, Samhegu, and Simbhu and listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Swayambhunath area offers grand views of whole Kathmandu valley with distant snow capped peaks.

After Swayambhunath visit old palace courtyard square in the heart of Kathmandu at Hanuman Dhoka, an interesting place of old Malla and Shah Regime palace with resident of living Goddess Kumari and old Kastamandap temple (temple built from a wood of single tree) where Kathmandu name derived from.

To start our wonderful walk with short drive to north east of Kathmandu valley rim then reaching at Sundarijal, situated 15 k.m. away from Kathmandu city.

From Sundarijal small town our hike begins with uphill through many scattered farm villages around beautiful waterfalls to reach at Shivapuri National Park entrance, after collecting the park permits our walk leads through forest, farm fields and villages then ending the day walk at Chisopani located on a ridge top with an altitude of above 2,300 meter.

This will be highest point of the walk as air gets cooler along with the altitude, this is a small village with fantastic views of Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Lang tang Himal range extends towards Jugal Himal along with views of Kathmandu valley, offering stunning sunrise and sunset views also.

Early morning after catching views of sunrise over mountains, then start walk to Nagarkot on gradual winding path, leading into lovely rhododendron and pine forest with downhill to Chowki-Bhanjyang, a small farm village.

After a nice stop walk carry’s on gradual trail for few hours through Jarsing Pawa at 1,700m, from here our route diverts towards Kartike bhanyang. From here an hour uphill to reach at Nagarkot hill town for overnight stop.

Nagarkot, located at an elevation of 2,100 meters, famous for sunrises and sunset views reflecting its light over range of snowcapped mountains from Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Jugal Himal Mt. Gauri Shanker and all the way towards Far East horizon around Mt. Everest.

From Nagarkot with morning views of sunrise over mountains, walk starts on winding downhill path to reach at Telkot small farm village, from here with gradual climb into farm and villages, this remote areas least trekked by foreign visitors.

Our nice walk lead through forest on pleasant trail, as it continues with few short ups and downhill all the way to reach at Changunarayan Temple and its village, another famous and oldest temple of Nepal offering panorama of mountains and views of Kathmandu valley.

Changunarayan temple and the village, located in a peaceful environment with old traditional Newar houses, here a short walk up the steps to Changunararyan Temple premises.

Once inside the temple compound enjoy the serene surrounding with marvelous artwork of Changunararyan Temple, one of Nepal’s oldest monument This temple listed in the World Heritage Site, a fifth century old standing over a hillock 15 km. east of Bhaktapur the temple adorned with full of artistic works on metal and wood.
Inscription dating back to 464 AD found here are the first epigraphic evidences of Nepalese history.

After an interesting temple visit, head back to Kathmandu with a tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square with full of arts and culture.

After an interesting hike and visit of Changunaryan and Bhaktapur return back to Kathmandu with afternoon free for leisure shopping souvenirs.

Last day in Nepal as per your flight our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for departure flight to your home countries, after a great moment and lovely time on Hike around Kathmandu Valley Rim.

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