|Package name||Kathmandu Valley Rim Hill Hiking|
|Max. elevation||2175 Meter|
|Transportation||Private vehicle as per itinerary|
|Accomodation||Three-star Hotel in Kathmandu; and Standard Hotels in Nagarkot and Dhulikhel, with a simple nice lodge at Chisapani|
|Cost||USD 434 per person|
On arrival in Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport via various international airlines, our guide and staff received a short transfer to the heart of Kathmandu city. Your hotel is located after checking into your rooms and then meeting other members of the trip at the hotel lobby for briefing.
The briefing includes important information regarding Kathmandu Valley Rim Hill Hiking, to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the culture of Nepal with folk dance and music.
A free day in Kathmandu preparation for the trek includes a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley at places of great historical and religious interest. The city is steeped with ancient world heritage sites, where the tour takes you around renowned landmarks, like the old Durbar / Palace Square with old Swayambhunath of more than 2,500 years old Stupa, a Buddhist religious monument. Includes holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and large dome stupa of Bouddhanath of great cultural and religious interest.
An early morning start after breakfast for a short drive of less than an hour to reach a farm town in Sundarijal. Which is a 15 k.m distance from Kathmandu city. Where drive leads through the famous Bouddhanath Stupa area, and then reaches the outskirt of Kathmandu to reach Sundarijal. From this nice rural town start our hike with a climb into a nice cool forest with waterfalls to enter Shivapuri National Park.
After a brief stop, hike uphill past nice farm villages and into a dense forest of rhododendron, pines, and oaks then reach our overnight destination at Chisapani a small village with a few nice lodges to stay. Chisapani stands high north of Kathmandu valley at 2, 215 meters overlooking grand views of snow-capped peaks of Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal and Lang tang Himal, extending towards Jugal Himal with views of Kathmandu valley.
Wake up early to enjoy stunning sunrise reflecting over an array of Himalayan peaks after breakfast starts hiking to Nagarkot. On walks, magnificent views of majestic Himalayas follow you, as the hike leads to a high ridge with a few ups and downhill covered with dense tree lines, and then walk downhill to a nice farm village of Chowki-Bhanjyang and JarsingPawa. From here on the scenic winding trail with thin pine forest with last hour climb to famous Nagarkot hill town for an overnight stop.
Nagarkot stands from 2,100 to 2,190 meters high a famous spot for glorious sunrise and sunset views that reflects on high snow mountains as far as Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Jugal Himal, and Mt. Gaurishankar, extending towards Everest in the far-east horizon. Enjoy a pleasant overnight in nice lodges, hotels, and resorts where rooms and terraces face excellent views of rolling green hills and snow-clad peaks.
Another grand opportunity to catch striking sunrise from the hotel terrace is to get the best view of a short walk to the high observation tower. After an impressive morning view of sunrise over a Himalayan mountain range, having a hearty breakfast, start the last day hike within the lovely forest and into farmlands of vast terraces facing scenic landscapes and of snow-capped peaks.
A walk takes you ups and downhill then finally ending the day at Dhulikhel town where you can have a pleasant stay in one of its nice hotels or resorts, offering a panorama of the great Himalayan Mountain range. Enjoy the late afternoon by taking a short walk around Dhulikhel town, with 500 years old history of this heritage Newar town, where you can witness the local traditional culture and impressive customs.
A great morning to enjoy another gorgeous sunrise view over Himalayan peaks, after a nice breakfast, a short drive to holy Namobuddha an important pilgrimage site for Buddhist followers, situated near south Dhulikhel surrounded by a tranquil environment.
This sacred place with interesting past legend and history where supreme future Buddha sacrificed his body to feed the hungry tigress and her cubs. The visit takes you around its important site of monuments and stupas, and visit the Gompa/monastery. After a great wonderful morning tour then drives back to Kathmandu, where our wonderful experience on Kathmandu Valley Rim Hill Hiking concludes.
Your last day in Nepal, enjoying a memorable adventure and experience on Kathmandu Valley Rim Hill Hiking, then time for your international flight. Our staff transfers you to the airport for homeward bound.
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