4 Nights 5 Days Hiking Around Kathmandu
4 nights 5 days hiking around Kathmandu is the scenic short walking trip nearby Kathmandu city. This route of this hiking incorporates naturally very beautiful spots and villages. It provides to view the Himalayan panorama, sunrise view, mountain terrain, villages, local lifestyle and Buddhist shrines and monasteries.
The hiking starts from the place called Sundarijal. It is a 25 km driving distance from Kathmandu city. From Sundarijal after a while of hiking, you will enter to Shivapuri National Park. This park is the popular watershed region and the largest assets of drinking water supply in Kathmandu. Likewise, the park includes some religiously significant temples for the Buddhists and Hindus.
Similarly, the Park is sandwiched between the temperate and subtropical climate area which is also rich in wild lives and plants with oak, pine, and rhododendron as well as many varieties of orchids and mushrooms. Also, a great array of butterflies, bird species, rare animals whose life is under threat such as jungle cat, sloth bear, leopard, monkeys, etc. are found in the park.
During trekking, your first overnight will be at mountain lodge in Chisapani. From Chisapani you hike to Nagarkot, a popular hill station and much-preferred destination for many foreigners. Nagarkot lies in the hilltop at 2175 meters. It provides wonderful sunrise and views of snow-capped Himalayan ranges including Manaslu, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Choyu, Sisapangma, Gauri Shankar and Everest also.
From Nagarkot, you continue your hiking to Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel is also one scenic place that provides picturesque views of the Himalayas and green valleys.
After one night stay at a hotel in Dhulikhel, you further hike to Namo Buddha. It provides a lovely setting of natural beauty. Namo Buddha is one of the famous spiritual sites in Nepal. Here you will visit Buddha’s temple and Buddhist monastery. Namo Buddha is also the best place for refreshment, a magnificent view of nature for Nepalese people.
From Namo Buddha, you continue hiking to Balthali. It is a very popular scenic village in Nepal for terraced fields and forested ridges.
After one night halt at Balthali, you hike down to Panauti. Panauti is one of the very ancient towns in Nepal with nice temples, monuments, and old local houses. You end your hiking in Panauti. By car from Panauti, you drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Drive 1 hr. Trekking from Sundarijal to Chisapani. Altitude 2300 meters. Walking 4-5 hrs. Overnight at Tea House in Chisapani.
Day 02: Trekking from Chisapani to Nagarkot. Altitude 2175 meters. Walking 7 hrs. Overnight at Hotel in Nagarkot.
Day 03: Early morning Sunrise view. Then trekking from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel. Altitude 1550 meters. Walking 5 to 6 hrs. Overnight at Hotel in Dhulikhel.
Day 04: Trekking from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha. Altitude 1750 meters. Continue trek to Balthali Village. Walking 6 to 7 hrs. Overnight at Balthali Resort or Home Stay.
Day 05: Trekking from Balthali to Panauti. Walking 2 to 3 hours. Drive from Panauti to Kathmandu. Drive 2:30 hrs.
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