Trip Facts

  • Duration:7 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Trip Profile:Around Kathmandu Valley Trek
  • Geography:Forest/Hills/Valley
  • Location:Kathmandu
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Hindu/Buddhist
  • Ethnic People:Magar/Gurung
  • Transportation:Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:01-10 Pax

Highlight

  • Visit the vantage point of Nagarkot for panoramic views of the Himalayas 
  • Trek to Chisapani via the Shivapuri National Park 
  • Explore numerous cultural heritages on the trek including Namobuddha Monastery
  • Trek to vantage points like Lakuri Bhanjyang and cultural hubs like Balthali 
     

Overview

Around Kathmandu Valley Trek, as the name suggests, is a wonderful trekking journey that takes trekkers to the best hill-stations and rural areas of Kathmandu's outskirts. It is one of the best ways to take in the natural environment and the countryside life of the capital, away from the bustling Kathmandu city. The trek by the Himalaya Land Treks is also a marvelous experience where trekkers can enjoy the distant panoramic views of the mountain peaks that surround the Kathmandu valley. 
The short trek around the Kathmandu valley starts with a drive to Sundarijal. Trekking with the Himalaya Land Treks from the capital city of Kathmandu to the little quaint village of Chisapani via Sundarijal is a refreshing experience. Trekkers are presented with the chance to get away from the ever-bustling city and trek into the isolated countryside that is blessed with verdant woodlands in the Shivapuri National Park. The rolling farms of yellow mustard flowers stretching for miles provide amazing natural scenery to look at while trekking. 
From Chisapani, the trek then continues to Nagarkot, one of the most famous hill stations near Kathmandu, from where panoramic views of mountain peaks in Jugal, Langtang, and Gauri Shankar Himalayan range are seen spectacularly. The trek also includes visiting Dhulikhel- a town that showcases several cultural highlights and rich biodiversity.
Furthermore, Around Kathmandu Valley Trek also takes trekkers to Balthali, a hidden gem situated near the city that is mostly renowned for its mountain-bike rides. Other destinations of the trekking journey also include Panauti, Lakuri Bhanjyang, and Lamatar. The trekking journey also includes the chance to experience the local culture of the people and to enjoy the peaceful natural retreat to replenish the soul from the wagering everyday life of the Kathmandu city. 
While making sure every one of us enjoys the journey thoroughly, it is also necessary to make sure we do it safely which needs a planned itinerary and well-trained personnel. We, here at Himalaya Land Treks, have been doing so for over a decade and we assure you a lovely adventure through the Himalayas. Himalaya Land Treks is the best partner you can have to accompany you on the trips in Nepal.

Itinerary of Around kathmandu Valley Trek

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal |45 Mins and trek to Chisapani (2175/7136ft) 4 Hrs

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The trekking journey starts with a pleasant drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, situated 15 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu. The town is situated inside the Shivapuri National Park and is also renowned for its waterfalls. From Sundarijal, you will then trek to Chisapani; the trekking route is mainly an uphill journey that goes through amazing woodlands with the first glimpse of the mountain peaks starting to peek through the horizon. Overnight stay at the hotel in Chisapani.

Day 2: rek from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2175m/7136ft) |4-5 Hrs Trek

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Chisapani, you will begin your trek to the hill station at Nagarkot, one of the most famous hill stations near the capital. Nagarkot presents one of the most amazing panoramas of the Himalayas. From the view tower in Nagarkot, you will be able to view the Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal, and Numbur Himal range among others. The natural beauty of Nagarkot is also quite marvelous. Overnight stay at the hotel in Nagarkot.

Day 3: Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1550m/5085ft)|5-6 Hrs Trek

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Continuing your trekking journey, you will be hiking to Dhulikhel from Nagarkot today. Dhulikhel is quickly becoming the valley's touristic hub because of its natural beauty and cultural and historical attributes. From Dhulikhel, you can view panoramic views of the Ganesh Himal (7422m), Mount Langtang Lirung (7227m), Gaurishankar (7134m), and Jugal ranges among others. The town also has many religious temples and historic sites. Overnight stay at the hotel in Dhulikhel.

Day 4: Trek from Dhulikhel to Balthali (1730m/5676ft) via Namobuddha| 3-4 Hrs

3-4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Dhulikhel, you will be trekking to Namobuddha and then to Balthali. Namobuddha is one of the most revered Buddhist sites in Nepal, built on the site where an ancient King sacrificed himself to feed a hungry tigress. As you walk up the hill from the Stupa, you can reach the site where the legend of a prince sacrificing himself to the tigress is engraved in stone. After spending time at Namobuddha, you will continue your journey to Balthali- a beautiful village located at the confluence of the Roshi and Ladhku Rivers. Overnight stay at the hotel in Balthali.

Day 5: Trek from Balthali to Lakuri Bhanjyang (1977m/6486ft) via Panauti |5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Balthali, you will walk through the forests to reach Lakuri Bhanjyang- one of the most beautiful villages located on the outskirts of the Lalitpur city. It is a culturally rich village that presents amazing views of the mountains and the chance to experience Nepal's village life. The pristine natural environment of the village also makes it an ideal spot for short hikes. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Lakuri Bhanjyang.

Day 6: Trek down from Lakuri Bhanjyang to Lamatar (1277m/4189ft) |2 Hrs and Drive to Thamel |1.5 Hrs | Farewell Dinner

3-4 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

From Lakuri Bhanjyang, you will have a pleasant trek to Lamatar- an agricultural village whose people are involved in farming produce like paddy, wheat, millet, and barley. The village is surrounded by the woods and the environment is quite peaceful. From Lamatar, you will then drive back to Kathmandu. The drive back through the beautiful highway surrounded by farmlands is the last chance to bid goodbye to the Himalayas. When you reach the city, you participate in a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Thamel.

Day 7: Departure

Breakfast

Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped at the airport from where you will depart.

Inclusion

  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights. 
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Sundarijal by private vehicle.  
  • All necessary paperwork and permits. 
  • Trekking equipment: walking poles and duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Private transport Lamatar to Thamel, Kathmandu.  
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies    
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation 
  • All mountain accommodation (Soft, comfort, private room with share toilet) 
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map 
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tip for guide, porter and drivers.

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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