The short hike around Kathmandu Valley Rim covering Chisapani – Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel – Amazing views
Kathmandu valley perimeters offer some excellent short hiking experience. Once outside the urban sprawl of the city, it is possible to experience the traditional rural activities within the sight of the metropolis.
The perimeters are rich with cultural heritage along with excellent mountain views.
As Kathmandu valley is surrounded by high Himalayan Mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Everest and Droje Lakpa all above 7000 to 8000 meters high.
Our Kathmandu valley rim trek starts in Chisapani to Nagarkot and ends in Dhulikhel or Balthali village. The short trek offers 180 -degree mountain views stretching from far west Annapurna range to Mt. Everest in the east of Nepal.
The Chisapani to Nagarkot hike offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture, and religion, together with the picturesque daily work in the fields by its inhabitant. The valley perimeters are located between 1800meters and 2800meters and in spring it offers viewpoints like Chisapani, Jhule, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Balthali and stretches from Everest in the east to Annapurna in the west.
Kathmandu valley rim will be a fascinating short hike or trek, for those who wish to camp or opt for a lodge to lodge trekking experience in the background of the Himalayas before they go a long trek or after their long trek.
You will be welcomed by our representative on your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Later, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check into the hotel, freshen up, relax a bit or you can explore the vicinity until we meet in the evening for the trip briefing. The time for the briefing will be informed to you once you arrive at hotel. Stay overnight at hotel. Thamel Eco Resort or similar
After breakfast in the morning we go for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes: Swoyambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus. Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple. Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture. Stay in hotel
Take your breakfast in the morning and get ready to start the adventure of the day. Drive for about half an hour to Sundarijal, a village in the outskirts of Kathmandu. Start the walk of the day. All the uphill walk for about five hours takes you to an amazing place of Chisapani where you will spend the night today. As you take a very paced walk up towards Chisapani, you will come across beautiful forested area, local village and villagers. You will enjoy the nature and the culture of the area. Stay at a tea house in Chisapani.
Wake up to a nice and fresh morning. Take your breakfast and start the walk of the day. It will take about seven hours to reach Nagarkot, a stunning view point and a nice country side. You will again walk the trail enjoying the nature and culture passing through forested area and villages overlooking the mountain ranges at the background. Once you reach and check into your hotel in Nagarkot, you might like to go for a nice walk around the village.
Walk another day of about six hours to another beautiful town of Dhulikhel. As you walk along the trail, mountains are still there stretching along. Enjoy the nature and culture walk today as well. Reach Dhulikhel, check into hotel, relax. You might like to go out for a walk around the town.
Take your breakfast at hotel and prepare to drive back to Kathmandu today. Drive for about one and half hours to reach Kathmandu and check into hotel. Take a leisurely walk around Thamel for a delicious lunch, nice massage, souvenir shopping or just stroll around. We take you to a Nepali cultural dinner in the evening.
Today is the last day of the trip so we will drive you to the airport for final departure.
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