Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek
The 4-day trekking adventure around the Kathmandu Valley begins from the northern hill of the valley, Sundarijal. Passing through the Shivapuri National Park, trekkers can enjoy the scenic views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Gaurishankar ranges and much more to reach Chisopani. The trek routes east towards Nagarkot which is famous for the majestic view of mountains, especially during sunrise and sunset. The next destination from Nagarkot is Dhulikhel, an old Newari town. Famous for its untouched natural beauty and unique culture, it is a noteworthy experience for trekkers. The final destination for the trek is Namobuddha. The beautiful Stupa on a small hill is the perfect place to end the trek and reminisce of the wonderful experience.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a mesmerizing journey through the Annapurna Conservation Area to witness the Annapurna ranges with relative ease. Nayapul, a short drive away from Pokhara, is the starting point for the trek. The gravel road slowly transforms along an uphill trail leading to Tikhedhunga. It is a tough trail the next day to the Gurung village of Ghorepani. Trekkers get to live the dream as they take the 45-minute hike to the top of Poonhill, which is the window to see the majestic view of sunrise striking the Annapurna Range. The trekkers move to another majestic Gurung village of Ghandruk. After witnessing the lavish Gurung cultural at the village, the trek heads to Deurali followed by a drive to Pokhara.
Nagarkot Chisapani Hiking
Nagarkot Chisapani is the ideal hiking route for those seeking the freshness of Nepalese hilly forests and the magnificent view of natural beauty. The hike begins from Sundarijal, an hour drive away from Kathmandu city. A hike straight through the Shivapuri Forest to reach the 2215m height of Chisapani offers the enticing display of flora and fauna. Next day, Nagarkot awaits with the most beautiful mountain vistas even including Mt. Everest (8848m) and ranges of Manaslu, Langtang, and Gaurishankar on a clear day. Enjoying the sunrise views over these Himalayas, we leave Nagarkot. This day culminates at the ancient town of Bhaktapur and a drive to Kathmandu marks the end of the hike.
Champadevi is a hill located 13km southwest of Kathmandu city. It is an ideal hiking location for the pleasure of viewing the whole of Kathmandu valley and the silver mountains in the same frame within a day worth of hike. The walking begins from Pharping, after an hour-long drive from Kathmandu. The hike to the top of the green forest comprises of an hour and a half of gradual uprising, followed by a fairly straight path towards the northern edge. The hike through the ridges offers a promising view of Langtang, Gaurishankar, and Jugal Himal ranges. Relishing the views of the solemn far-away giants, we begin the hike to Champadevi Village. The descent is steep and passes forest with rich vegetation and wildlife. A drive back to Kathmandu from the village wraps up the day and the hike.
The first day of the 10-day adventure starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Timbu, by Melamchi Bazaar. A lovely trek to the Sherpa village of Melamchi Gaon follows the arrival. After a trek along villages and rivers, the trekkers reach Melamchi Upstream Forest Camp, famous for sightings of Sloth Bears. The trek heads back to Melamchi Gaon and moves north through forested tracks to reach Kutumsang. Tharepati comes en route, offering a pathway of a beautiful Rhododendron forest. Finally, the trekkers reach Chisapani where sightseeing of mountain ranges like Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and others can be done. The hike ends at Sundarijal following a steep downhill trek through the forest of rhododendrons, followed by a drive back to Kathmandu.
With hills and mountains, plains and forests, Nepal is a place that has everything for everyone. For beginners and mediocre trekkers, to experienced and extreme hikers, the natural landscapes and breath-taking scenes throughout the trails make this country the perfect travel destination for a cheap price. Warm guest hospitality and exquisite sights of rare flora and fauna on the way leading to an exciting trek and hike are the main reasons for which Nepal is famous for, and always will be.