Kathmandu valley rim trek is an excellent short and leisurely trek with the amazing sight of historical monuments, traditional art and architectures, and lifestyles. Kathmandu valley rim trekking is suitable for those who are looking a taste of trekking in Nepal. As this trek is exciting and interesting, entertainment is available around the city. Kathmandu Valley Rim trek is a rich cultural experience along with the excellent mountain panoramic views as Kathmandu valley is always surrounded by high Himalaya Mountain such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Everest mountain range and Dorje Lakpa. This trek provides you stunning picturesque views of the countryside, snow covered mountains and Katmandu city. Most of the world heritages enlisted by UNESCO falls under Kathmandu Valley such as Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Buddhist shrine and Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square are few spots among many. It takes you along the rims of the Kathmandu Valley offering fantastic views of snowy mountains extending far off into the distance.
The Kathmandu valley rim trek offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture, and religion together with the picturesque daily toil in the fields of its inhabitant. The temples in the valley Pashupatinath and Swyambhunath was known as Monkey Temple stands as the pride of country. There are also other cities and many area temples, all within easy walking distance of downtown Durbar Square at the center of Kathmandu. This valley rim trek offers 180 -degree panoramic mountain views stretching from far west Annapurna range to Mt. Everest in the east of Nepal. The Kathmandu valley trekking trail enters through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Many varieties birds can be seen around its calm nature from early autumn to late spring. Likewise, the hilltop of Phulchowki with Godawari to its base and Kirtipur to Champadevi are some of its highlights to trek in this Kathmandu valley. When you will arrive at Nagarkot which offers spectacular Mountain View as well as a panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley. Your visit in the valley of Dhulikhel and Changu Narayan is an ideal place for visitors to enjoy the natural environment.
Above the Himalaya Trekking has designed special hiking trip around Kathmandu valley route especially include a leisurely walk in a beautiful vicinity with enough opportunity to understand the local people, their villages, culture, and lifestyle.
Duration: 6 days
Highest Altitude: 2300 m
Lowest Altitude: 1350 m
Trek Grade: Easy
Joining in: Kathmandu Nepal.
Location: Kathmandu Valley.
Best time: March-April-May, Mid June , September – December are the good time.
Guide: Government certified hiking & trekking Guide.
Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, Lodge/Hotel during the trek.
Food: breakfast in Kathmandu, during the trek breakfasts Lunch and dinners (typical Nepali cuisine – vegetarian option usually available)
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the requirements for the trekking and we will process for the trekking. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Drive about 1 hour from Kathmandu takes you to trek start point Sundarijal. From Sundarijal the trail climb up besides the water pipes which supplies Kathmandu drinking water. The trail will enter through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve 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 many more.
The trail continues up hill through the forest to meet the Mulkharka Village (1894m) with the inhabitants of Tamang people. The trail continues with climbing on the forest of rhododendron and oaks after pass the Borlang Bhanjyang trail goes downhill to Chisopani (2140m). The mountain of Manaslu to Everest offers wonderful photography and panoramic views. Spend your night at lodge.
After having our breakfast, we continue our trekking through mostly flat downhill trail to Nagarkot. Trekking goes between the village and forest with the great views of country site and mountain. Nagarkot offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains, quality accommodation, and high standards of service. Nagarkot is much more away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Well known as a place to watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets and also Mount Everest can be seen on a clear day including other 12 peaks. From here we get breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Manaslu and Gauri Shankar, DorjeLhakpa and other mountains. Stay in hotel overnight.
We wake up early to catch the sun rising over the snowy Himalayan peaks. The first rays of the sun firing the peaks a lightest red slowly lighting up the Himalayas from Kanchenjunga and Everest in Far East of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in the West. After breakfast we will trek down to old Newari town of Dhulikhel. It is an old Newari trade station en route to the Tibetan plateau. It is an ideal place for visitors to enjoy natural environment, the local lifestyle, old Newari culture and spectacular views. Overnight in Hotel.
After breakfast take a drive to Bhaktapur. We explore Bhaktapur city’s Durbar Square. Attractions include the Palace of 55 Windows Palace, Golden Gate, Nyatapolo Temple and several ancient temples and monuments. Bhaktapur is also famous for its pottery. Taste the famous Curd known as “Juju Dhau”(meaning King’s Crud) of Bhaktapur.
We will explore Patan City (city of fine arts), full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples. The attraction includes fine bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carved temples like Krishna Mandir. You can also visit Patan Durbar Museum. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is also known as the city of artists. The ancient kind of houses and local narrow paths might make you amazed. At evening join Nepali cultural dinner show here.
If you are leaving Nepal and not continuing your holiday here in Nepal, we will take you to the Kathmandu Airport to catch your flight home. Our staff will oversee your safe and timely arrival at the Tribhuvan International Terminal and help you arrange your last minute departure details. We will wish you a happy journey in the traditional and cultural way of Nepal and hope to see you again!
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