'Short and pleasant country walks with fresh mountain air and mountain views.
Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking is a short and enjoyable walk on the outskirt of the capital rim around high-rolling hills. This trek takes you around Kathmandu Valley. So it is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life for a few days. Moreover, it is known for its Kathmandu trekking tours.
You will be in complete ambiance of a fresh, natural environment on green hills covered within tall rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir tree lines, facing a super panorama of the Central Himalaya range covering Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal. And the range of peaks towards Gaurishankar and as far east as Everest(you may read our blog: Where is Mount Everest located?).
A great way to spend your holidays in Nepal with trekking in Kathmandu. The three-day walk is suitable for all age groups and various people since it leads you to the perfect natural surrounding within the pristine green forest of tall rhododendron-pines-oaks-magnolia and fir tree lines with ever-present views of the mountain range.
Starting from your hotel after breakfast, drive for short till reaching the northeastern valley rim at Sundarijal. From a pleasant farm, a town walk leads to climbing uphill into farm villages and terraced fields, then across forested areas to reach the high ridge of Chisapani.
Chisapani is a small settlement that offers a spectacular panorama of Himalayan peaks with striking sunrise. After a night at Chisapani, the journey's highest point, a walk leads towards the high scenic ridge to Nagarkot. It is another famous viewpoint with an alluring panorama of sunrise and sunset over various peaks.
At Nagarkot, you will stay in the comfort of nice hotels-lodge or resorts with rooms facing views of the high mountain range. Thus catch the spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas, then head back to Kathmandu. While heading down, visit the ancient Changunarayan temple after a wonderful experience on Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking.
Best Seasons for Kathmandu Valley Trek:
Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon, wet months from mid-June to mid-September. March to May is the best time for the Kathmandu Valley trek. There will be clear views till afternoon when wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains. A pleasant day to start, with a cooler morning and nighttime.
October to December is yet another best trekking season for clear views of peaks. The harsh sunlight days can be cold in the morning and night, depending on the altitude and overnight stop.