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Kathmandu Valley Rim Hill Hiking

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Price starting from

$892 USD 535

per person


7 days

Max. Elevation


Group size

2+ Above

Private vehicle as per itinerary
Best Season
Throughout the year
Three-star Hotel in Kathmandu; and Standard Hotels in Nagarkot and Dhulikhel, with a simple nice lodge at Chisapani
Breakfast in Kathmandu; Three meals such a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and cup of tea) on your journey
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Trip Route


  • Short and pleasant country walks on high hills in the shade of snow mountains.
  • A great way to escape from busy city life into fresh cool Himalayan green hills.
  • Enjoy walking into the lovely serene forest of rhododendron, pines, firs, and oak trees.
  • Stunning sunrise over an array of snow mountains from Chisapani and Nagarkot.
  • Explore nice traditional villages adorned with impressive age-old heritage farm life.
  • Walk along the high scenic ridges with constant views of Himalayan peaks.


Kathmandu Valley Rim Hill Hiking is one of the best ways to spend your time in Nepal and explore hill villages. As well as to witness the local fascinating culture and age-old heritage farm life in the backdrop of great Himalayan peaks. A nice pleasant scenic country walk, suitable for the family, school-college group, and corporate executives and businessmen.

Where one can escape from hectic city life for a few days to refresh within the cool mountain air on the hills of Kathmandu valley. Especially for visitors with limited time in Nepal for longer trekking and other adventure and with a keen interest in short scenic walks.

Kathmandu Valley Rim Hill Hiking offers a great opportunity to catch glimpse of rural traditional farm life. In the high Himalayan mountain range in the comfort of nice resorts and deluxe lodges in the close backdrop. Includes stunning sunrise and sunset views over an array of snow peaks from the start to the end of this wonderful hiking. Besides a spectacular panorama of snow-capped mountains and beautiful scenery of dramatic landscapes, the walk takes you into a lovely forest.

Kathmandu Valley Rim Hill Hiking, one of the short picturesque country walks starts with an hour's drive from Kathmandu city. Heading towards North East of the valley rim at Sundarijal, a beautiful place with waterfalls and fresh running streams. Starts uphill past many farm villages and into a nice cool forest to reach the high scenic ridge at Chisapani. 

Chisapani is a small village, with many good lodges to stay overnights, located North of Kathmandu valley on route to Langtang-Gosainkund and Helambu region. This high village offers stunning eye-catching sunrise and sunsets over a superb Himalayan range, with views of Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, and the Jugal Himal range. Extends towards Everest towards the far-east direction, spending a pleasant overnight stop, next morning walk continues following a ridge line.

Walk into a beautiful forest of tall rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, pines, and fir trees, and through hill villages to reach the famous Nagarkot.

Nagarkot, a popular hill station for city folks of Kathmandu valley and foreign visitors, is perched on a high hill. This wonderful scenic location is famous for sunrise and sunset as well as Himalayan mountain views in the comfort of lovely lodges and resorts. Enjoying a lovely stay in Nagarkot, with fabulous scenery vista of the high snow-mountain range, the walk continues further east to Dhulikhel. The last day of hiking offers unparalleled views of the Himalayas range all the way to the old Newar town of Dhulikhel.

Another famous hill town located on the highway between Kathmandu and Lhasa / Tibet is a charming place for views of the Himalayan Mountain range. At Dhulikhel enjoy the last night of the wonderful hiking, where the next morning catches a gorgeous panorama of the Himalayas.

Where short drive takes you to the beautiful holy spot of Namobuddha, located in a serene tranquil environment. After an interesting tour of the Buddhist holy place, a scenic short drive brings you to Kathmandu, where our marvelous Kathmandu Valley Rim Hill Hiking completes.

Important Note

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  • The above itinerary is basically a guideline. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us.

Trip Itinerary



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 the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the 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 in. 

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 the 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, and 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 legends and history where the 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.


  • Airport pick-up, and drop services by Private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with city tour guide by private van.
  • Three-night accommodation at Kathmandu three-star category hotel (twin sharing base).
  • Standard teahouse hotel accommodation during the hiking.
  • National park entrance fee.
  • During the hiking (Breakfast/lunch/dinner/cup of tea/coffee).
  • Salary for guide, food, and accommodation.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder trekking Guide.
  • Drive to Sundarijal by private vehicle.
  • Drive back to Kathmandu from Namobuddha by private vehicle.
  • All local and government taxes.
  • International airfare & Nepali visa-free.
  • personal travel insurance.
  • personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, equipment).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Gratitude and tips for the guide.


    • Welcome dinner in a famous Nepali restaurant with a Nepali culture dance program.
    • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek.
    • Kathmandu Valley Rim Hill Hiking map.
    • Trekking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • Adventure certificate of achievement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Certainly, the best way to enjoy this short trek and hiking of just three days long, where one can take occasional stops and continue the hike, but good to know in all Himalayan hills involves ups and downhill, but taking your own time and leisure paces can cover this whole hike, with enjoyable time within fresh cool mountain air, that revives all from young children, family to elderly person. In case if one cannot continue can take a ride back to Kathmandu or in Dhulikhel and wait for others to reach and join with the group.

You must be fairly fit and in sound good health, as Nepal is full of ups and down where some people might be frustrated. But the views and surrounding beautiful environment will make the walk more enjoyable, taking slow and steady.

We use tourist vehicles, cars, minibusses, vans, 4WD, SUVs, Sutlej depending upon the size of the group which will be air-conditioned with spacious seating, which will be a short drive of an hour only on this trip.

Nepal for all seasons, however February, March, April, May, September to November are the best moths, while July-August is wet monsoon periods one can travel also in December month; March to May best time to enjoy when wild-flower will be in full blooms on the hills covered with lovely forest. September to November is another best time for views and walks. As this is short hiking does not involve much altitude can do the hike in December to February, although short sun-light hours can be cold in the morning and nighttime.

During spring and autumn, the nights are cold in the mountains, but the bright sun makes the days pleasant, and the temperatures from 20° C, fall to 5° C at night, at above 2,100 meters. At higher altitudes temperatures range from 20° C to a minimum of 0° C. Mornings are usually clear with clouds building up during the afternoon, disappearing at night to reveal spectacular starry skies. During the winter it is much colder. Early December usually has a cold climate, but this is a good time for short hiking also including February cold months.

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