Kathmandu Valley Hike is a great opportunity to view fantastic mountain views and explore the countryside without having to lose the comfort of the city and without doing the tiring weeks long trekking.
Kathmandu is the valley surrounded by green hills and traditional Nepali villages. Kathmandu valley Hike takes you along the rims of the Kathmandu Valley offering distant views of snowy mountains, and an idea of typical Nepali countryside life and ethnic culture. It is best suited for those who are travelling with children, enjoy outdoor camping but who do not have enough time for longer treks into the high mountains. We drive to a trail-head at Sundarijal, and gradually hike uphill to Mulkharka (1768m). We walk along the valley rims with great views of mountains, then get to Chisopani (2194m) from where a superb views of Himalayas, and sunrise/ sunset views can be observed. Then next day we trek along the way to Nagarkot (2020m), the best vantage point for mountains and sunrise views. The Kathmandu valley Hike holds the thrill of trekking in Nepal and allows the visitors to explore the beautiful villages, people and mountains without moving far from the comfort of the city.
Kathmandu Valley Hike are a perfect choice for those who are looking for the taste of trekking in Nepal within a short period of time. The hike well suited for the hikers of all ages and experiences.
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport after completing your custom formalities Visa, etc. pick up your luggage and look for our airport representative from Himalaya Discovery Adventures, who will display your name on the board at the arrival gate. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Today is free for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You may wish to visit Durbar Square in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace, with its intricate woodcarving is located. The whole area is a maze of temples and images. Leading away from the square in all directions are narrow alleys, full of the most amazing variety of shops and stalls. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ Swayambhunath and Buddhists shrine Buddhanath which is one of the largest Stupas in the world.
There will also be a full trip briefing today with gear check. In case you need to hire or buy equipment locally there will be time to do this today. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal takes approximately one hour and trek from Sunjdarijal to Chisapani takes about four and half hours. The trail will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisapani (2300 meters) Overnight at hotel.
Todays’ trek leads through the forest and along the ridge; with spectacular views of Annapurna, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal The walk towards Nagarkot has outstanding views of the Himalayas, the trail leads through interesting rural farm villages. Along the ridge between the Chisapani and Nagarkot offers excellent panoramic scenery of the surrounding verdant landscapes and the snow capped mountain range. Overnight at hotel.
After the wonderful morning with grand panoramic view of the high snow capped mountain range and with the beautiful sunrise, walk leads to a descend most of the way passing through rural farm villages and friendly locals, trekking on the terraces with fabulous views of the surrounding landscapes and as far to the Bhaktapur city. After a good walk of 3 hours reaching at our destination at Changhunarayan, Changunarayan an ancient temple, listed in the world heritage site, from here we take an hour drive back to Kathmandu, after a glorious time up in the hills. Overnight at hotel in kathmandu. If you are interested in continuing on to Himalaya trekking, Chitwan jungle safari, rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, scenic Everest flight, Tibet tour, Bhutan tour.
Today is rest and relax throughout the day. If you get interested to take some gifts from Nepal for friends and relatives, visit to some nearby shops or go out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guide or you can do it yourself too. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
The trip concludes, our airport representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.