Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek – 7 Days

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Overview

The short hike around Kathmandu valley Nepal :
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.  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.
This Kathmandu valley rim trek offers 180 -degree mountain views stretching from far west Annapurna range to Mt. Everest in the east of Nepal. The 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 long trek or after their long trek.

OPTIONS FOR KATHMANDU HIKE

  • 1, 2 or 3 days hike around Kathmandu valley.
  • You can visit Chisapani, Jhule, Nagarkot,  Kakani, Dhulikhel, Balthali, Panauti or Namoboudha, Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, Changu Narayan, Champadevi.
  • Lakuri Bhanjhyang, Kakani, Kulekhani or Chitlang.
  • Cycling OR Biking tour around Kathmandu valley.
  • Downhill mountain biking.
  • All season hike around Kathmandu valley to see rural Nepal
  • Possibility of involving children and senior citizens.
  • Can be combined with 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari.

Brief ItineraryView full

  • Day 1 : Arrival Day
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Exploration Day
  • Day 3 : Kathmandu - Chisapani
  • Day 4 : Chisapani - Nagarkot
  • Day 5 : Nagarkot hike to Dhulikhel
  • Day 6 : Dhulikhel - Kathmandu
  • Day 7 : Departure
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Arrival Day

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

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Kathmandu Exploration Day

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

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Kathmandu - Chisapani

ake 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.

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Chisapani - Nagarkot

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.

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Nagarkot hike to Dhulikhel

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.

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Dhulikhel - Kathmandu

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.

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Departure

Today is the last day of the trip so we will drive you to the airport for final departure.

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KSRose86

Jul,27,2018
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Rajan helped us organize an awesome tour and trek in Kathmandu valley! During our city tour, our guide Assok was extremely knowledgeable about all of the different World Heritage Sites that we visited that included the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinah, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square. Our trek guide Anjur was equally wonderful and we had a great trek through Kathmandu Valley. Trekking through the country side we enjoyed good conversation, beautiful views and a glimpse into the lives of people who lived and worked around us. The Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek was a nice route, even during monsoon season. It was a great mix of moderate terrain (might be challenging for smaller children), great views, and countryside exploration. Earthbound Expeditions made our all of our activities happen so easily, and the communication was excellent as we made our plans. Rajan was so flexible with adjusting our experience around our schedule in Nepal. We could not have asked for a better experience with Earthbound Expeditions and highly recommend using this organization for any of your travel!

Huey_Yap

Jul,27,2018
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My wife and I first went to Nepal at the end of January and did the Kathmandu Valley Rim trek with Earthbound Expeditions. We had such an amazing time that we went back to Nepal in early March and did the Everest trek. Both times, Earthbound looked after us from start to finish. On our first trek, I will always remember the moment we reached the top of the Kathmandu Valley rim (at around 2,100m), and the view of the Himalayan mountains opened up in front of us. It was simply breathtaking! At that point, I knew I wanted to be closer to those giants. We were fortunate to find the time to go back to Nepal for our second trek in the Khumbu region. Although Tengboche was our farthest point on the trek, we were still surrounded by 6,000m, 7,000m and 8,000m mountains! And thanks to Resham our Earthbound guide, and Bhim our porter, we were well looked after all the way. We were impressed by Earthbound's owner Rajan Simkhada and his dedication to his work. We communicated by email before we arrived in Nepal, and he was there to greet us when we arrived. He is very professional and well informed, and he is passionate about Nepal and giving back to the community. One thing also to note - Earthbound seems to be highly regarded by the teahouses, which would make a difference in securing accommodation during peak periods. We'll definitely visit Nepal again, most likely with Earthbound, as there is so much more there that we haven't seen and experienced.

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Includes

  • All Private ground Transportation as per itinerary
  • 3 Star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel, during the trek simple Guest house
  • 6 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 4 Dinner included as per itinerary.
  • National Park permit and TIMS
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with professional City Tour Guide.
  • Government certified trekking guide and necessary number of Porters
  • Sleeping Bag and Jacket for the trek [if needed]
  • Nepali Cultural show and farewell Dinner.
  • Group Medical First Air Kit

Exclude

  • International Flights to and from Kathmandu.
  • Meals which are not included in the above Itinerary.
  • Kathmandu City Monuments entrance fees.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, any beverage, snacks etc.
  • Airport taxes if any.
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guides and porters.
  • Cost raised by cancellations, landslides, weather, political unrest, illness, which are not within our grasps.
Thamel Eco Resort

Thamel Eco Resort

Thamel Eco Resort is an eco-friendly boutique hotel with a beautiful quiet courtyard garden away from the noise and traffic of Kathmandu. We are an authentically styled Nepalese hotel delivering international standards. We maintain 43 rooms including suites, family rooms, deluxe and standards rooms to meet the needs of any traveler. Our multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, and Yoga hall are on site to make your stay complete.

Renown for our friendliness and hospitality, we offer affordable prices in a convenient location in the heart of the tourist district of Thamel. You are walking distance to countless restaurants, shops, and the entertainment of Thamel. Just a short walk from Kathmandu Durbar Square, King’s Palace Museum, and Swayambhunath – the most revered Buddhist stupa in Nepal, we provide easy access to the sights of the City.

Enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, safe drinking water (we maintain eco-friendly re-fill stations), and tea/coffee. Thamel Eco Resort makes for an excellent to stay in Kathmandu.

We are only 8 km from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and don’t miss the panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding hills. We are here to make your stay in Nepal excellent.

http://www.thamelecoresort.com/ +977 1 4257505

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