Kathmandu Valley 3-Days Trek and Hike

  • Duration 3
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Tea House
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Max. Altitude 1400m
  • Activity Trekking , Hiking & Exploring
  • Group Type Private
  • Group Size 1+
  • Best Season Spring / Autumn / Winter / Mansoon
Highlights
  • Trekking the amazing landscapes of Chisapani (2,350m/ 7,709ft)
  • Spectacular sunrise view from Nagarkot (2,100m/ 6,889ft)
  • Incredible panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges in the North
  • Walking across the beautiful forested trails of Shivapuri National Park
  • Pilgrimage to the World Heritage site of Changu Narayan Temple in Bhaktapur
  • Staying at the best accommodations in Nagarkot

Kathmandu Valley 3-Days Trek and Hike Overview

Kathmandu Valley 3-Day Trek and Hike daily departure  : Chisapani to Nagarkot the Changu Narayan 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.

Kathmandu Valley 3-Day Trek and Hike: Chisapani to Nagarkot the Changu Narayan

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.

To see the magical Himalayas views, you can,t  travel far from Kathmandu. Its very closed. There is incredible trekking available very close to Nepal’s capital that will feel like a planet away from the city. The Kathmandu 3 Day Trek is one exciting option that features.

What to Expect

This Kathmandu Valley hiking trip is designed by Nepal Guide Info Team for who 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 to Day Itinerary
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In the morning, you’ll make the short drive north-east to Sundarijal, where your hiking route begins. The trail leads to the entrance gate of Shivapuri National Park, and you’ll continue the walk to the Sundarijal Dam, which provides the main water supply for the Kathmandu Valley. The trail leads to Mulkharka, where you’ll see typical mud houses and farm terraces and take in Kathmandu Valley views.
Continuing on, the trail leads you through a rhododendron forest to the top of the ridge at Deurali. Enjoy spectacular views from the ridge and see Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, and many other peaks. The trail then drops down to Chisopani. After a short rest at the lodge, you’ll go for a walk around the village to take in the scenes of daily life. Overnight at the lodge.

You’ll get up early for breakfast and views of the sunrise from the lodge. Afterwards you’ll walk along an unpaved road towards Jhule village, an example of a mixed caste and ethnic group. On the way there are great views of the Himalayas and of Kathmandu Valley from the ridge. This is an easy walking day filled with scenic landscapes, a variety of cultural villages, and beautiful farm terraces.

At the end a short climb to Nagarkot, situated on the top of a hill, you’ll marvel at the 360-degree views of the Himalayan range. Spend your evening strolling around the town. Overnight at the hotel.

It’s time for another great sunrise view and magnificent views of the snow-capped peaks. See Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, Mt. Everest, and others. After breakfast you’ll take the trail downhill through the ridge towards Changu Narayan. You’ll pass through interesting villages and have a chance to experience the way of life of villages from close up.

Eventually you’ll reach Changu Narayan temple, built in the 5th century A.D. This is the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley. After exploring the temple, you’ll drive to Bhaktapu, where you’ll stop for a visit before continuing on to Kathmandu.

 

Altitude Chart

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • One night Deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu on arrival day only
  • All local transportation by private vehicle in Kathmandu
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Transfers from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Changunarayan to Kathmandu by private van
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and coffee daily) during the trek
  • Accommodation in a teahouse or lodge during the trek
  • English-speaking trek leader with first aid and eco training
  • Sherpa helper and associated fees
  • Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park entry fee and permit
  • Down jacket and 4 seasons sleeping bag if need (to be returned after the trip nepal planet treks arrange )
  • All government and local taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Airport pick-up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Visa fees
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in the city
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters)
  • Tips for the driver, guides, and porters
  • Any service not mentioned in “what’s included”
Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from beginning March to May and from frist -September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you’ve made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
FAQs
  • The Kathmandu Valley 3-Days Trek and Hike is a short trekking and hiking adventure that takes you through the scenic countryside, traditional villages, and lush forests surrounding the Kathmandu Valley.

  • The trek usually takes around 3 days to complete, with each day consisting of several hours of hiking.

  • The best time to do the trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is mild, and the skies are clear.

  • The trek is considered easy to moderate, suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. It involves some uphill climbs and uneven terrain, so a moderate level of fitness is required.

  • While it is possible to do the trek independently, it is recommended to hire a guide, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area. A guide can provide valuable information about the route, local culture, and history.

  • Accommodation is typically in simple guesthouses or lodges along the trekking route. The facilities are basic, with shared bathrooms and simple meals.

  • The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Jugal Himal ranges. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience the rich cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley, including visits to ancient temples, monasteries, and traditional villages.

  • Essential items to pack include sturdy hiking boots, comfortable clothing suitable for trekking, a daypack, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a water bottle, and a camera. It’s also recommended to bring a first aid kit and any personal medications you may need.

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