Hiking in Kathmandu

Trip Overview


The popular hiking nearby Kathmandu is Chisapani Nagarkot Changunarayan, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha trek. It is also very famous among solo hikers. This hiking trip comprises of nature, culture and Himalayan views.

The trekking starts from Sundarijal, a 25 km driving distance from Kathmandu city, which is the gateway to this scenic trek.  From Sundarijal you start your trekking and enter 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.

After one night stay at the hotel in Nagarkot, you trek down through terraced land, village and visit Changunarayan Temple. This temple is the oldest temple of Nepal built in 464 AD and also listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. You end your trekking in this temple. Then you drive back to Kathmandu.

From Nagarkot, if you want to extend the hiking period, you may trek 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 may 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.

A Guide is recommended for Solo Trek?

For the above trek, an experienced trekking guide is advised to hire. If you have a guide he will show you the proper trail. In the route, you find side trails used by local people. If you hire a guide there will not be any confusion about finding out the exact route. The guide will also tell you information about the villages, local lifestyle, flora, and fauna. Trekking with a guide will be more comfortable and informative.

About porter, it is optional. If you can carry your own all the backpack/ luggage during the entire trek, it is not compulsory. If you have a porter, he will carry your luggage. So, you will not feel fatigued and tired.

Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition will happy to arrange you experienced trekking, porter and all logistics according to your request and requirements at a reasonable cost.

3 Days Kathmandu Trekking

Option I: Sundarijal- Chisapani – Nagarkot – Changunarayan

Itinerary

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: Trekking from Nagarkot to Changunarayan. Altitude 1600 meters. Walking 4 hrs. Drive from Changunarayan to Kathmandu. Drive 1 hr.

Option I: Sundarijal- Chisapani – Nagarkot – Dhulikhel

Itinerary

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: Trekking from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel. Altitude 1550 meters. Walking 5 to 6 hrs. Drive from Dhulikhel to Kathmandu. Drive 2 hrs.

4 Days Kathmandu Trekking

Sundarijal- Chisapani – Nagarkot – Dhulikhel- Namobudda

Itinerary

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: 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 Panauti. Walking 6 hrs. Drive from Panauti to Kathmandu. Drive 2 hrs.

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