The is fantastic trek around kathmandu valley one of the best trekking trail near capital. Yet it offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture and religion of its inhabitants. You will walk mostly Shivapuri watershed forests and villages during your trekking time. Shivapuri hill (2792m) is the highest point of this trekking. From the top of Shivapuri, can see western mountain Manaslu, Boudha Himal, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Dorjeelakpa, Shisapangma and Gaurishankar in short we can see more than 60 peaks from here. Another gain of this trekking is to reach Nagarkot and Dhulikhel, which is the most popular point for viewing, terrace, river and beautiful scenery green hill.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, meet, assist and transfer to the hotel. At the hotel’s lobby welcome refreshments will be served and room check in assistance provided.
Eve: Pre departure trip briefing followed by welcome dinner at a Nepali restaurant featuring cultural program. Overnight at hotel.
Am:After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City.
It includes visit to the Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu Durbar Square) – an ancient durbar (palace) with its numerous old palaces, temples and pagodas, the Temple of Living Goddess “Kumari”, and the Kasthamandap Temple, which is believed to be constructed from the wood of a single tree from which Kathmandu derives its name.
In addition also visit the Boudhanath Stupa – an ancient colossal stupa and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the world and the Pashupatinath Temple – the Temple of Lord Shiva situated on the bank of the holy Bagmati River.
Pm:Drive up to the Swayambhunath Stupa situated atop a hill from where you could get a bird’s eye view of Kathmandu Valley. The Swayambhunath Stupa is also known as the “Monkey Temple”!!
Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Sundarijal (1 hour) and start trek to Chisopani. The trail starts with a steep climb and passes through the Tamang villages and on through the rhododendron forest. Excellent view of the Manaslu Himalayan range including the Kathmandu Valley can be witnessed when the weather is clear during the trek.
Dinner and overnight at lodge in Chisopani.
An interesting trail takes us to the hill retreat of Nagarkot, perched on a ridge 32 km east of Kathmandu.It commands sweeping views of the Himalayas. Five of the world’s ten highest peaks, Everest, Lhotse, Choyu, Makalu and Manaslu are visible from here. Nagarkot is also a popular spot to watch sunrise and sunset.
Dinner and overnight at lodge in Nagarkot.
The trail climbs up to the tower of Nagarkot. From the tower there are excellent views of mountain including view of Mt Everest and Kathmandu valley. Trail descends through rhododendron forest and villages to Dhulikhel. In a clear day there are excellent views of eastern Himalaya.
Dinner and overnight at resort in Dhulikhel.
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu 2 hours. Upon arrival, check in hotel for refreshment and rest. Free afternoon for last minute shopping and packing. Farewell dinner at a nice restaurant in Thamel.
Overnight at hotel.
Free until final departure transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport.