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Kathmandu Valley Trek is one of the easy treks near Kathmandu valley. It is a popular route for travelers who have lesser time in Nepal. Who are willing to experience natural beauty. Along the routes, we will get stunning views of the countryside and mountains. Chisapani Nagarkot goes via “Sundarijal,” and hiking up to Mulkharka.
Kathmandu valley trek follows the route from Sundarijal. We will trek the step on the water pipes. Which supplies water to Kathmandu Valley. On the way, We walked in a Shivapuri watershed and Wildlife reserve, This reserve offers rich insight into the culture. Also the lifestyle, and tradition of the locals living there. Also, Get the best view of mountains like Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal ranges, Mt Dorje Lhakpa in the Langtang range, and Mt Gaurishanker. And also more will be overwhelming from the top of Shivapuri.
Similarly, the trail continues to Nagarkot from Chisapani. We will go to Nagarkot which is a favorite hill station in Nepal. After getting the view from From Nagarkot We will get back to Bhaktapur city (16.3 km: about half an hour drive). This is a famous Newar village full of cultural and archaeological monuments. We do the sightseeing tour here and after your lunch, we will drive back you to Kathmandu.
The nearest trekking route from Kathmandu is the Chisapani Nagarkot trek. As we will trek in the Shivapuri National Park, which also offers a stunning view of the snow-capped mountain and green hills. This is the best and near the place from Kathmandu to see the sunrise and sunset in the Langtang Himalayan range. Nagarkot is t is about is
Daa 5 to 6-hour uphill hiking. Afterward, we pick up you at your hotel and take a short drive around 45 minutes to Sundarijal. Trek starts from here and we will walk via from the town center to a beautiful village called Mulkharka, Chisapani is one of the nearest and best Kathmandu Valley Trekking.
Kathmandu valley trek is designed to provide you with a unique opportunity as well as to explore the myriad wonders of nature, rural Nepal, and the awe-inspiring majesty and beauty of dramatic mountain views.
Chisapani is one of the most visited short treks from Kathmandu valley. The word Chisapani is derived from the two Nepali words ‘chisa’ means clod and ‘pani’ means water. Chisapani is also a small place about an hour from Kathmandu through Sundarijal. It is located at an altitude of 2,215m from sea level.
The route goes through the beautiful Shivpuri national park with dense sub-tropical forest. It takes 4-5 hours to hike Chisapani. You will find the incredible view of the high mountains like Mount Langtang, Mount Gugal, Mount Ganesh, and Mount Gaurishankar.
It is one of the most enjoyable treks of Kathmandu valley. You will be stunned by the view of the amazing Himalayan ranges. Chisapani is one of the quietest and most peaceful places. You can listen to the birds chirping throughout the way. It is also the gateway to Langtang Gosainkunda trek and Nagu.
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal which is surrounded by high snow Peak Mountains. Though Kathmandu is one of the modernized cities of Nepal, the culture and tradition of the Kathmandu valley have not been affected by urbanization. Many historical sites like Pashupatinath, the holy and sacred Hindu temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple, Swyambunath “The Monkey Temple” etc of Kathmandu valley have been listed by world heritage site by UNESCO. Kathmandu is a beautiful valley that is bounded by green hills on all of its sides. You can also see and observe the local life of the people in the village.
You can have an amazing experience if you opt for the Kathmandu valley Short Trek. Despite being near the Kathmandu valley the village is not affected. The terrace farming in the village nearby Kathmandu valley looks really awesome. Farmers still use the traditional style of farming. You can see them working in the field. Many places are easily accessible from Kathmandu. Kathmandu valley Short Trek is always the best option if you have a limited time span.
If you have more time and wanted to extend the trip we can visit Dhulikhel and the famous temple Namo Buddha, Furthermore, it s a sacred Buddhist place. There is a fantastic legend related to the Buddha. Lord Buddha saved the life of a tiger dying from hunger by giving him his flesh.
Here you are blessed to watch such peaceful and incredible Buddha Stupa, commemorated by an ancient stone slab and with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Visit the Gompa. We have an easy and pleasant about 3 hrs trek to Balthali Village. Different societies of people stay in the town with a very much friendly environment and understanding livings.
Similarly, on the way back, we can also visit a typical Newari village of Panauti. This town is a traditional Newar settlement having rural characters and rich in culture with a large number of fascinating temples. The city is also famous for a variety of farm products offered for sale.
We can explore the Panauti village and can visit the temple there. You can have an opportunity to visit an impressive wooden temple that belongs to the fourteenth century. We will drive back to Kathmandu from here. We will return you to your hotel By the evening and finish your Kathmandu valley trek.
While we are hiking from Chisapani to Nagarkot it is the easy hiking trail that is preferred by families and children. Because of its easy route and stunning views of the Himalayas at Nagarkot. We can also take alternate via Newari village Of Sankhu. you will walk through the nice farming sites with rice and vegetable fields.
You can watch the local people working in the fields. Hikers can explore the culture of local food before you head out to Nagarkot. But our tour goes from Shivapuri National Park, which makes for some amazing views. If you are lucky enough, you may spot some animals as well. We will further walk to the Chisapani settlement and stay overnight there.
We can explore the cultural sites near Sundarijal. after the drive you will get the fresh air of the mountain and the constant sound of water flowing. There are high waterfalls and small streams along the trail. We are mostly hiking through the national park, so you will meet the dense forest. We will enjoy the sound of birds chirping all others in the dense forest.
The hike from Sundarijal to Chisapani takes about 4-5 hours and we will make our overnight stop here. ay, it is perfect. You can also enjoy a beautiful sunrise from there the next day. Lots of small lodges and hotels will welcome you to Chispani for an overnight stay. Also, you can camp over there and enjoy it in your own way. Chisapani is also the gateway of the Helambu and Langtang trek as well as the Gosaikunda trek also can start from here. in our itinerary, we are hiking till Nagarkot more excitingly.
Kathmandu valley trek is easy and just 2 days hike so you can pack your belongings in your day pack. below is the idea of what to take.
Wind stopper, warm Jacket
Rucksack/backpack with cover Weatherproof pack cover
Raincoat or Umbrella (if trekking in Monsoon)
Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, etc.)
Small first aid kit e.g. plasters, paracetamol, antiseptic wipes, etc
Some snicker, chocolate, candy
Kathmandu valley Trek is just 2 days of trekking so anybody can go for it. Actually, it is best for families with children and first-time trekkers with limited time. During the hike, we just need to walk at a medium altitude (1400 m-2500 m) but you must have a normal health condition and average physical fitness. the alternate way there are transport facilities also so if you have any problem you can take a drive back to Kathmandu. We can do the hike throughout the year, Although the monsoon is not that good. You can’t get proper mountain views during the monsoon and the trail can be muddy.
We can extend the Kathmandu valley trek for extra days with an overnight in Nagarkot hotel. There is a budget for 5-star accommodation in Nagarkot, the benefit of staying there is the next day you can have a stunning mount view with the best sunrise over the Himalayas. Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime sunrise view. Before the fresh morning rays reach your eyes with the mountain and countryside views.
After enjoying your breakfast with the best scenery, It is time to trek on the ridge of Kathmandu valley toward the Changunarayan Temple. This place is a UNESCO world heritage site. We take the route via Telkot, En route lie pleasant views of farm terraces and Kathmandu valley. If you are tired enough from earlier day hiking, you can drive straight to Kathmandu from Nagarkot, Enroute we can take you to Bhaktapur Durbarsqure and you can drive to Changu Narayan also. Finally, in the end, we drop back at your hotel.
Day 01: Kathmandu Drive to Sundarijal (1350m) trekking to Chisopani (2140m)
Drive about 1 hour from Kathmandu takes you to trek start point Sundarijal. From Sundarijal the trail climbs up beside the water pipes which supply 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, and Mt. DorjeLhakpa Mt. Shisapangma, Mt. Gauri Shankar and many more.
The trail continues uphill through the forest to meet the Mulkharka Village (1894m) with the inhabitants of the Tamang people. The trail continues with climbing in the forest of rhododendron and oaks after passing 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 the lodge.
After having our breakfast, we continue our trekking through the mostly flat downhill trail to Nagarkot. The trekking goes between the village and forest with great views of country sites and mountains. 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 the other 12 peaks. From here we get breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Manaslu, Gauri Shankar, DorjeLhakpa, and other mountains. Stay in a 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 the Far East to Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in the West. After breakfast, we will trek down to the old town of Changu Narayan. It is the oldest temple of Kathmandu,
It is an ideal place for visitors to enjoy the natural environment, the local lifestyle, old Newari culture, and spectacular views, from here. From here 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 wonderfully 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. In the evening join the Nepali cultural dinner show here.
Nagarkot is a small hill station and it is famous for its fascinating mountain view. Kathmandu city is filled with nature this popular hill lies north of Kathmandu valley and is famous for the stunning Himalayas panorama and a superb view of sunrise and sunset. The sunrise view from Nagarkot is in the full range of the Himalayans from Dhaulagiri in the west and Mt. Everest in the east.
It is also the best place nearby Kathmandu for some really refreshing environments to be free from hectic busy schedules. Kathmandu valley trek provides scenic beauty and divine peace far from heat, dust, smoke, and the city’s hustle-bustle. We can also make this place acclimatize for high-altitude adventures as it is located at 7200 ft above sea level.
Duration: 2 Days
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November is the best season. Dec & January is Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August is rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Transportation: Private Car/Hiace/Van
Hike Start/Finish: Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
Day 01: - Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal hiking to Chisapani (2140m height) (5-6hrs) hiking.
We will meet you at your hotel after breakfast. To start the trek we need to drive till Sundarijal for about 1 hour with a private car. We start our trek from here the first part of the trek is climbing with the water pipe, which supplies Kathmandu drinking water. Today’s trail is in the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The reserve offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture, and religion of its inhabitants. The trail continues up a hill through the forest to meet the Mulkharka Village (1894m) with the inhabitants of the Tamang people. We are walking mostly on the f rhododendron and oaks forest. We are descending finally from the Borlang Bhanjyang to the Chisopani (2140m). This village offers you a panoramic view of the western mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himal Range, Mt. Langtang Range, Mt. DorjeLhakpa Mt. Shisapangma, Mt. Gauri Shankar, and many more.
Sleep at basic local guest house.
Day 02: - Chisopani trekking to Nagarkot (2170m) drive to Kathmandu, 6/7 hour hike and about 2 hour drive back to Kathmandu
After having our breakfast and morning great view of the Mountain. We are starting our journey in the mostly flat downhill trail to Nagarkot. Today trails follow in between the village and the nice forest. It offers you great views of the countryside and the Langtang Himalayas ranges. We can have lunch along the way and continue an easy and flat walk to Nagarkot. You will meet many trekkers waiting to see the best Himalayan vistas here. This place is near Kathmandu with lots of facilities for hotels and resorts. Well, it is known as a place to watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and also Mount Everest can be seen on a clear day, including the other 12 peaks. From here, we get breathtaking views from mount Everest to Manaslu and Gauri Shankar. Also, get the best view of DorjeLhakpa and other mountains. You can enjoy the sunset view here with a cup of coffee and we will drive back to Kathmandu.
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