Experience the Kathmandu Valley on a 3-day walk through forest and villages. Marvel at the panoramic mountain views from Nagarkot, including spectacular Mt. Everest. This is the perfect opportunity to explore the scenic area surrounding Kathmandu.
This Kathmandu Valley hiking trip is designed for those having only a few days in the area. You’ll start out from Sundarijal, which is about a 40-minute drive from Kathmandu. The hiking trail leads toward Nagarkot through Jhule village, where you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas. The trail ends at Changu Narayan, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley, dating to the 5th century A.D. Twin-sharing accommodation and all meals are provided.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Sundarijal-Chisapani
We normally drive to Sundarijal by local bus or by private car (70 minutes) to Sundariraj ( the water source of kathmandu Valley, south east of kathmandu and then trek up through the shivapuri national park . Chances to see lots of birds, monkeys, wild boar, leopard and many flowers mostly defni, rhododendron and many more. We pass through the Mulkharka village, Gulbhanjang and we will be reached at Chisapani for over night. approximately walking hour is 4.
Day 02: Trek Chisapani to Nagarkot:
6 hours gentle walk thought the beautiful flora/fauna and villages. Nagarkot is a lovely hill-station lying at an elevation of 7,133 feet above the sea-level and is not more than 32 kilometers direct east of Kathmandu City. It is a year round holiday resort rich in chlorophyll forestations. As an evergreen area, the pines appear spectacularly beautiful. The panorama of the major peaks belonging to the eastern Himalayas including Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest) can be viewed from here weather permitting. The resort stands best at sun-rise plus sun-set.
Day 03: Trek Nagarkot to Changunarayan and Drive Kathmandu
We will trek through the nice villages and pine forest towards to Changunarayan temple, the walk mostly gradual down Hill and flat except one section a gradual up hills. The trek is about 3 hours from Nagarkot to Changunarayan temple. Changunarayan temple is the oldest Hindu's temple in Nepal, the temple represent the Bishnu and Garuda forms of Shiva. After the temple sights, drive to Kahtmandu which is about an hour.