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Trip Overview of Kathmandu Valley Trek

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 ManasluGanesh 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.

Kathmandu valley Trek is the nearest route 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.

Kathmandu valley trek from Chisapani

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.

Most of the short treks start from Kathmandu valley

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.

Extending the trip after the Kathmandu valley Trek

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.

Kathmandu Valley Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 2 Days

Grade: Easy

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

Activity: hiking

Hike Start/Finish: Kathmandu/ Kathmandu



Detailed Itinerary of Kathmandu Valley Trek

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.

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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Cost Includes

  • Government license holder trekking/hiking guide with his accommodation, meals, and insurance.
  • Twin sharing  Tea house/Lodge  Accommodation during the Hiking
  • Necessary trekking permits
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to hiking start point and finish point to Kathmandu by private car.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge, and all Government Taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • All Meals
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages, and bar bills.
  • tips and gratitude
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