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    Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking

    • Destination
    • Durations
      3 days
    • Max. People
    • Trip Mode
      In Hotels and local nice lodge or resorts.
    • Areas of Trek
      Within Kathmandu Valley Eastern Hills.
    • People and Culture
      Dominated by Tamang-Newar people a Hill tribe within Kathmandu hills. Ancient Buddhism religion and culture with traditional farm life.
    • Mode of transport
      Short drives both ways before and after trekking.
    • Highest Altitude
      2,165m/ 7,103 ft. at Chisapani and Nagarkot above 1,932 m / 6,338 ft.


    “A great escape for few days into pristine wilderness of mountains and green hills. A short trekking in Nepal with fabulous mountain views and into rural farm villages. Stunning sunrise views from Nagarkot and Chisapani hills over arrays of Himalayan peaks. At the mean time,enjoy fresh country and mountain air in the backdrop of high snow capped peaks. A lovely hike for three days covering best view points of Kathmandu valley rim hills”.

    Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking 3 days

    ‘Short and pleasant country walk within fresh mountain air and mountain views’

    Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking is a short and enjoyable walks 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 hustle and bustle city life for few days.Moreover, it is known by Kathmandu trekking tours.

    You will be in complete ambiance of fresh natural environment on green hills covered within tall rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir tree lines. Which will be facing super panorama of Central Himalaya range covering Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal. And all the way towards Gaurishankar and as far east within Everest(you may read our blog: Where is mount Everest located?) range of peaks.

    A great way to spend your holidays to Nepal with trekking in Kathmandu.The 3 day walk is suitable for all age groups and various people. Since it leads you to perfect natural surrounding within green pristine forest of tall rhododendron-pines-oaks-magnolia and fir tree lines with ever present views of mountain range.

    Starting from your hotel after breakfast, drive for short till reaching north eastern valley rim at Sundarijal. From a pleasant farm town walk leads to climb uphill into farm villages and terraced fields then across forested areas to reach at high ridge of Chisapani.

    Chisapani is a small settlement which offers spectacular panorama of Himalayan peaks with striking sunrise. After a night at Chisapani, the highest point of the journey, walk leads towards high scenic ridge to Nagarkot. It is yet another famous view point with alluring panorama of sunrise and sunset over range of peaks.

    At Nagarkot, you will be staying in the comfort of nice hotels-lodge or resorts with rooms facing views of high mountain range. Thus catch spectacular sunrise over Himalaya then head back to Kathmandu. While heading down visit 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 best time for  Kathmandu Valley trek.There will be clear views till afternoon where wild flowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains.A pleasant day  to start with cooler morning and night time.

    October to December  is yet another best trekking season for clear views of peaks. The short sunlight days can be freezing cold in the morning and night time, depending upon the altitude and overnight stop.

    • Day01

      Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani 2,165m – 05 hrs.

      Morning depart from  hotel for short  drive passing Bouddhanath area to reach at Sundarijal on the north eastern side of Kathmandu valley rim. From here head up with climb into cool forested areas of Sundarijal water shed and water reservoir that supplies drinking water to Kathmandu city.

      After climb reach Burlung Bhanjyang within Tamang people farm villages. And head into dense woodland to reach a hill top with vast green field at Chisapani for overnight stop.

      Chisapani offers grand panorama of Himalayan chain of peaks with stunning sunrise views in the comfort of local nice lodge.

    • Day02

      Trek to Nagarkot 1,932 m – 06 hrs.

      Next day morning starts with pleasant walks on gradual winding path into enchanting rhododendron, pines forest with downhill to Chowki-Bhanjyang. It is a small farm village with views of east side of Kathmandu valley rim. With short break, walk continues on gradual scenic path for few hours passing Jarsing Pauwa.  From this village our route of Kathmandu valley trek diverts to high hill.Then downhill to Kartike Bhanyang. Again uphill walk to famous and popular Nagarkot hill town for overnight stop.

      Nagarkot is, located at an elevation from 1,932 to 2,100 m high, a scenic hill top famous for stunning sunrises and sunset. The rays are  reflects over range of snow capped mountains from Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Jugal Himal Mt. Gaurishankar and all the way to the eastern horizon towards Everest range of peaks.

    • Day03

      Trek to Changunarayan 1,630 m and drive back to Kathmandu – 05 hrs.

      With beautiful snapshots and moments in Nagarkot, this day downhill past several farm villages and terrace fields. And then enter into patch of cool forest towards a quaint town of med-vial period at Changunarayan temple premises.

      Changunarayan  is one of ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. (One of famous and popular Hindu Gods after Brahma and Shiva.) You can see a great fine architecture of pagoda, with time here to visit its serene surrounding. And then drive back to  Kathmandu with afternoon free for leisure shopping souvenirs.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking

    • Kathmandu to Sundarijal transport.
    • Changunarayan to Kathmandu transports.
    • Three meals during in Hiking. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • A professional Hiking guide including his all expenses.
    • Basic accommodation in Chisapani and tourist standard hotel in Nagarkot.
    • All entry fees for National Park and Local Government Tax.
    • Official charges.

    What's Excluded in Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking

    • All soft and hard drinks.
    • Your personal expenses.
    • Potter if needed cost ($60) for 3 days.
    • Hotel and other activities in Kathmandu.

    Departure Dates & Price

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