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    Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking

    Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking

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      3 days
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    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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      Private Transport
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    • “A great escape for a few days into the pristine wilderness of mountains and green hills.
    • A short trek in Nepal with fabulous mountain views and into rural farm villages. 
    • Stunning sunrise views from Nagarkot and Chisapani hills over arrays of Himalayan peaks.
    • In the mean time, enjoy the new country and mountain air in the backdrop of high snow-capped peaks.
    • A lovely three-day hike covering the best view points of Kathmandu valley rim hills”.

    Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking 3 days

    Kathmandu valley Rim Trekking

    '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.

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    • Day01

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

      Morning departs from the hotel for a short drive passing the Bouddhanath area to reach Sundarijal on the northeastern side of the Kathmandu Valley rim. From here, head up with a climb into cool forested areas of the Sundarijal watershed and water reservoir that supplies drinking water to Kathmandu city.

      After the climb, reach Burlung Bhanjyang within the Tamang people's farm villages. And head into dense woodland to reach a hilltop with the vast green field at Chisapani for an overnight stop.

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

    • Day02

      Trek to Nagarkot 1,932 m – 06 hrs.

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

      Nagarkot is located at 1,932 to 2,100 m high, a scenic hilltop famous for stunning sunrises and sunsets. The rays are reflected over a range of snow-capped mountains from Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Jugal Himal, and Mt. Gaurishankar to the eastern horizon towards the 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 a patch of the cool forest towards a quaint town of the med-vial period at Changunarayan temple premises.

      Changunarayan is one of the ancient temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. (One of the most famous and popular Hindu Gods after Brahma and Shiva.) You can see the great fine architecture of the pagoda, with time here to visit its serene surrounding. And then drive back to  Kathmandu with the 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.

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