Around Kathmandu Valley Trek - 6 days

Activity type(s): Walking & Trekking
Trip Duration: 6 day(s)
Trip Grade: Easy
Max Altitude: 2,300m
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Nagarkot , Trekking based on teahouse/lodges
Meals Arrangment: Breakfast in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and all meals during treks
Transportation: Private vehicle
Group Size: Min 1, Max 12
Best Season: March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Explore with us nature, culture, and Himalayan sceneries at a time. Around Kathmandu valley trek trek enjoying the company of distant views of snowy mountains and culturally rich region at the closest vicinity of Kathmandu valley offers the taste of nature walk. The trip is even suitable to children, families, students and those travelers in Nepal who do not have enough time to embark on the longer treks into the high mountains. Initially, the trek passes through the trails of Langtang valley route and then passes on to Nagarkot from where you will enjoy the panoramic vistas of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Dorje lakpa, Langtang, and Rolwaling Himalayan range. To the best, it will be the fantastic opportunity to capture sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas.

Trip Highlights

  1. Exploring UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  2. Walking though off-the-beaten paths near Kathmandu Valley
  3. Encountering with local ethnic cultures passing through nature trails
  4. Reaching at hilltop stations to capture splendid views of Himalayas
  5. Enjoying sunrise views  
  6. Discovering Bhaktapur Darbar Square

Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing - Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu - Sundarijal Drive & Sundarijal - Chisapani Trek (2,300m): 5 - 6 hrs
Day 04: Chisapani - Nagarkot (2,156m): 5 - 6 hrs
Day 05: Nagarkot - Nala Banepa (1,440m) - Bhaktapur sightseeing - Kathmandu: 4 -5 hrs
Day 06: Departure from Nepal

Service includes
  • Regular transfers to/from airport and hotel
  • Twin share accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu and Nagarkot with breakfast
  • Full days cultural tour of Kathmandu Valley with an English speaking professional tour guide
  • All city entrance and monument fees
  • Trekking based on best avialable teahouse/lodges with all meals
  • All transportation in a private vehicle by car/van/Hiace or bus as per the itinerary
  • Skilled trekking crew: experienced trekking leader, assistant trekking leader and porters inclusive of their salary, insurance, meals and accommodation
  • Trekking gear: down jacket, sleeping bag, a trekking map (bags and jackets are to be returned after the trek)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Valley Ridge Trek map
  • Complete first aid medical kit
  • Trekking permit: national park permit and TIMS
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
Service does not include
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • International flights
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Nagarkot cities
  • Personal clothing and trekking equipments
  • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuation
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled water, etc.)
  • Medical, hospitalization and evacuation costs (by any means)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early departure from the mountain
  • Tips and gratuities to the guide/porters

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our airport representative. After the completion of immigration formalities, you will be transferred to your hotel. Depending on your choice, you can either take leisure rest of the day or visit our office site where you can meet your tour guide or stroll around the streets of Thamel - a tourist hub in Kathmandu. In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner in the company of typical cultural show. Overnight in Kathmandu.  (D)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing - Trek Preparation
Prepare for a guided city tour that covers several historical and spiritual landmarks of Kathmandu. The top attractions of city tour will be Basnatapur Darbar-the historic Durbar Square of Nepal, Pashupatinath- the sacred Hindu temple, Swayambhunath- the famous 'Monkey Temple' and Bouddhanath-one of the largest Stupas in the world. These historical palaces and spiritual shrines reflect the superb architecture of ancient Nepal. After the city tour, you will engage on upcoming trek preparation with your team members. Overnight in Kathmandu. (B)

Day 03: Kathmandu - Sundarijal Drive & Sundarijal - Chisapani Trek (2,300m): 5 - 6 hrs
In the morning we prepare for an hour’s drive to reach at Sundarijal (1,350m) from where your fantastic trek begins. At the trek starting point, we stroll around a small hydroelectric plant and then your trail following through the pipeline which supplies drinking water for the valley enters into the Shivapuri National Park. While further trekking ahead you will reach at Mulkharka – a small settlement of the Tamang community. Then your trek passes through a forest of oaks and rhododendrons to get you into Chisopani. Chisopani is popular for offering clam environment and stunning mountain views. Overnight at Chisapani. (BLD)

Day 04: Chisapani - Nagarkot (2,156m): 5 - 6 hrs
Today, the slightly descending nature trail brings at Nagarkot - one of the top hill stations in Nepal popular for capturing unrivaled sunrise view. Hence, it will be better to commence the trek as early as possible in the morning so that you can enjoy the perfect taste of sunrise view from the top of Nagarkot. Besides offering sunrise view, the hilltop station is also popular among urban people of Kathmandu to spend weekends enjoying panoramic views of many Himalayan ranges including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. Overnight at Nagarkot. (BLD)

Day 05:Nagarkot - Nala Banepa (1,440m) - Bhaktapur sightseeing - Kathmandu: 4 -5 hrs
It will be another busiest day for you. As much as possible, you will again wake up early in the morning to capture the sunrise views of over the Himalayas. After enjoying the views, you will follow a descending trail to arrive at Banepa – an emerging tourist destination near Kathmandu valley. Then passing through pine forest and many farmlands you will reach at Nala – a small village famous for some important shrines. The next section of trip retrace back to Banepa where you will engage on exploring some cultural aspect of the small township. After scaling Banepa, the trip heads towards Bhaktapur – the glorious city of several pagoda style ancient temples, historical palace square, and rich cultural heritage. After enjoying the sightseeing trip of Bhaktapur, you will drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu. (BLD)

Day 06: Departure from Nepal
The Short Trek Around Kathmandu valley formally ends today. Hence, before 3 hours of scheduled flight Himalayan Pleasure's representatives will take you to the airport. On your way to home, we hope, you will have plenty of time to plan your next trip in the Himalayas. Or you can extend your Nepal stay for few more days. (B)

Useful Info

Health Requirements

You are preparing to trek in the higher altitudes of remote Himalayan region. Hence, during this the physically demanding mountain trek you may face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as other health related problems. In this regard, Himalayan Pleasure strongly recommends for those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung, and blood diseases make known to us before booking this trip.

Experience Requirements

The remote mountain trekking requires 4 – 6 hours walking in every day basis and at times it even exceeds to 8 – 9 hours. Despite this fact, we do not suggest you for mandatory hiking or technical climbing experiences. Yet, it will be better if you have a regular jogging habit for few weeks before booking this trip.

Travel Insurance

Himalayan Pleasure does not sell or arrange insurance. Yet, it will be mandatory to join our trips that you should be insured for comprehensive expenses that may arise during the trip. Your insurance must cover medical issues as well as unforeseen accidents that may occur during the trip. In such cases, you have to take the facility like air ambulance, helicopter rescue, clinical attention and so many others.

Acclimatization

Trekking in higher altitudes may even cost the life of travelers. The more you go higher altitude the lesser will be availability of Oxygen. Therefore, your body requires many days to adopt the newer situation in an environment with less oxygen. The higher you climb the more will be the possibility of undergoing through Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) problems. Hence, Himalayan Pleasure’s itineraries are extremely concern on this problem. With our expert team you can easily cop with altitude sickness problem.

Trekking Crew Arrangement

To facilitate the best trekking experience in the Himalayas, Himalayan Pleasure has arranged most hospitable, more professional and long time experienced crew members. Your local trip members will have most extensive knowledge about mountain trails, culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of the local regions. Besides, our crew members are fully undergone through Rock climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide, Eco Trekking, English Language, Conservation and Biodiversity trainings.

Meals Facilities

During the trek in the mountains you will be served with typical Nepali food along with Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian dishes. You will have access to hot chocolate, breads, drink, and snack as well. The early morning breakfast and dinner will be served at the tea houses or at the local lodges where you spent the night. At times, you too have to enjoy the breakfast and the lunch at the camping overnight sites. Unlike this, you will take your lunch on the way in the mountain trails. The lunch will be prepared with your team member. At the climax of the trip, you will enjoy a trip celebration dinner in Kathmandu.

Accommodations Arrangements

During your stay in Kathmandu, you will enjoy the best class hotel accommodation where as on the other hand in the mountain trail, you will have to adjust at twin sharing basis accommodations at the standard lodges or tea houses. You too can request for single room but it costs around USD 250. However, you have to consider the remoteness of travelled places where single room may not be feasible.

Porter Care

We are tremendously concern over the rights of the porters who facilitate travelers’ adventure dreams in the Himalayas. It is our serious-concern that the porters should be paid well and treated equally even in the harsh situation in the remote Himalayas. In case of emergency situation, we give equal rescue facilities as other team members get in the adverse situation in the higher altitude. Besides, we too are concern about Porter Protection Group (IPPG) which works in the field of protecting the rights of porter. In doing so, we recommend all our trekkers in the Himalayas just to keep their luggage under 15 kg so that it can be handled by porters smoothly.

Environmental Concerns

Being human beings, it is our responsibility to protect natural order, to conserve environment, and to love nature. Himalaya region is ecologically very much fragile and hence we try to practice “leave just footprints and take photos” so that future generation will to have chances to experience the beauty of Himalaya region. Respecting natural balance and being sensible towards local environment yields into protecting local cultures as well. Hence, our trip operations tremendously focus on environmental issues in the Himalayas and thereby ecotourism.

Trekking Group Arrangement

Himalayan Pleasure generally provides one leader for the trip operation and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying. It means if there are 4 trekkers there will be one assistance guide. In case of porters there will be one porter for two trekkers. This arrangement helps to carry out the trip smoothly even in the adverse situation. Our trips generally accommodate group of 10 people at a time. Despite this arrangement we can adjust or run the trips over than 10 people at time as well.

Best Season

The best seasons for travelling in the Himalayas are Autumn and Spring. Apart from these two seasons, there is a possibility of trekking the Himalayas even in the Winter and Summer seasons. In the Winter season, cold slightly affects the trips. But, travelling in the Summer season comes with tremendous rewards for a passionate botanist. 

For More Information

If you are in need of more information regarding this trip, please contact us at info@himalayanpleasure.com. Or you can even place your inquiry at our official webpage.

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