Kathmandu Valley Trek

Kathmandu Valley Trek

From $ 510 AUD

Description

Travel to Nepal and enjoy a four-day adventure through some of the spectacular countryside surrounding Kathmandu. Trek from Shivapuri to Bhaktapur and meet with monks, watch a spectacular sunrise and explore medieval towns – always in view of the vast Himalayas. Along the way, stay in simple yet comfortable teahouses, and get an up close look at Nepalese life.

Trip Name
Kathmandu Valley Trek
Last Updated
2020-04-04
Days
4
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • Excellent taste of trekking in Nepal without long commitment required or an extensive packing list
  • Diverse styles of accommodation and the ability to see all the different aspects of life in Nepal
  • Exploring beautiful Kathmandu valley and visit Changu Narayan, oldest temple in Nepal
  • See the many historic and holy sites of Nepal and discover the cultural roots of the Nepalese people
  • Gain wonderful insight into what local life is like in the rural areas of Nepal outside of Kathmandu
  • Short Break style means small group - you will be with others if others book on same date, otherwise may have trek to yourself
  • Low altitude trek, great for first time trekker

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES: Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you print and review a final copy prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and may be on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Kathmandu/Sundarijal to Chisapani trek
Namaste! Welcome to Nepal. If you arrive on Day 1 of the tour you will need to be at Himalayan Encounters office (listed in yourEssential Trip Information) at 08:30 a.m. ready to leave for the hike. If you have arrived at any time before departure day please make your way to the Himalayan Encounters office by 17:00 the evening prior to Day 1 so that we can register that you have arrived and answer any questions you have about the trip. We will drive to the outskirts of Kathmandu to Sundarijal (aprrox 1 hour). Our walk starts with a long flight of steps - bound to get the heart rate up quickly and you will need good fitness to complete it comfortably! At the end of the steps we follow the water pipeline to the entrance of the Shivapuri National Park. Passing the water reservoir, continue on more stairs to the strung-out village of Mulkharka. After a simple lunch at one of the wayside shops, we go past an abandoned school and into the woods. The shade will bring some welcome relief as will the easing of the gradient! Soon, with weather Gods on your side, we'll get our first glimpse of the mountains. Emerging out of the woods, we find ourselves in the village of Chisapani. Total trekking time is approximately 5 hours, depending on weather conditions and fitness. Experience typical "teahouse" culture, spending the night in one of the basic guesthouses in Chisapani.
Day 2 - Nagarkot
Hike through sporadic settlements, lush vegetation, dirt tracks and uphill and downhills to the favourite escapade of Kathmandu denizens, Nagarkot (7 hrs approx). Enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the Himalayas. Its a long walking day today through beautiful countryside including Shivapuri National Park. The park is home to over 300 species of birds as well as rarely sighted bears, leopards and several species of deer.
Day 3 - Nagarkot to Bhaktapur trek
Relish the sunrise view over the distant Himalayas for which Nagarkot has built up its reputation. After breakfast we hike down hill to visit the oldest temple in Nepal, Changu Narayan. Legend suggests a temple has been on this spot since 325AD. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is revered by Hindu's all over Nepal. Continue along the scenic route through terraced paddy fields, villages and pine forests (5.5 hrs approx) to the medieval town of Bhaktapur. Its another big walking day, but there is time this afternoon to wander the cobble stone streets of this 'city of devotees'. Try a delicious bowl of home made yoghurt, a local specialty before relaxing and watching the comings and goings in ancient Durbar Square. A great place to end the day.
Day 4 - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu
You have a free morning for further exploration of Bhaktapur before returning to Kathmandu (approx. 45mins). Your Inside-Out Kathmandu adventure ends in Kathmandu at approximately 1:00 pm. No accommodation is included tonight. Be sure to check out an Urban Adventure in Kathmandu if you have time at the end of your trip.

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Accommodation

Guesthouse (1 nightt),Hotel (1 night),Teahouse (1 night)

Transport

Private vehicle

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