Kathmandu hiking – short treks from Kathmandu day trips
Kathmandu hiking offers an opportunity to walk around Nepali culture and lifestyle as well as panoramic Mountain views from low elevation. Kathmandu valley surrounded by green hills there are plenty of option and destination for day and multi day hiking. Those who want to experience the typical Nepal hiking can go for the day long Kathmandu hiking. In autumn and winter the mountain vistas are clearly visible from places such as Shivapuri, Phul Chowki and Nagarjun. In spring, the forests look beautiful with the flowering rhododendrons. Phul Chowki is the highest hill in Kathmandu valley. The Botanical Garden, Godavari, is 30 minutes drive from Kathmandu. From Godavari tourists start uphill hiking. The trail goes through thick tropical forests. From here the hikers enjoy the breathtaking views of the Kathmandu valley and the stunning views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Rolwaling and Mahalangur range.
Kathmandu valley hiking package is suitable for all levels hikers; it offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture, landscape, beautiful mountains and religion of its inhabitants. Champadevi, Nagarjuna and Shivapuri are the popular areas short hiking around Kathmandu valley. Champadevi is a place for pilgrimage it is at an altitude of 2285m. At Champadevi there is a Buddhist Stupa as well as a Hindu shrine. A lot of pilgrims visit this place on full moon day. The tourists start the Champadevi hiking from the place called Pharping. From Champadevi one gets spectacular views of central and western Himalayan ranges. Nagarjuna hill is 15 minutes drive from Kathmandu. This hill is at an altitude of 6300ft and is also called Jamacho peak. Shivpuri is the second highest hill in Kathmandu. It is at an altitude of 2563m. The holy river Bagmati has its source very close to Shivpuri. From Kathmandu, the hikers take a 20 minutes drive to Budhanikantha temple from where they start short trekking. This forest is protected by the government. The Nagi gompa is a monastery for the nuns who practice Buddhism. A lot of foreigners come to this place and perform meditation.
Popular day hiking trips around Kathmandu valley are Shivapuri (2563) hiking, Phulchowki (2782m) hiking, Nagarjuna hiking , Namobuddha hiking , Nagarkot hiking , Champadevi, Kakani (2073) hiking etc. Around Kathmandu hiking provides spectacular mountain views and also the opportunity to explore the life-style of the people who live in the countryside. The hills around the Kathmandu valley are covered with terraced farms, thick forests and enchanting villages. Though these villages are very near to Kathmandu city they are not affected by modernity and still they are traditional villages. Along the trails there are temples, monasteries and Stupas. The hikers find farmers working in the farms and the devotees praying in the monasteries. Those who prefer short period hiking find the Kathmandu hiking quite ideal. Kathmandu day hiking is suitable for people of all age groups and these trips can be conducted in all seasons. There are many excellent trekking destinations in around from Kathmandu; we organize short hiking and day trekking trip in Kathmandu and flexible to arrange day hiking itinerary and route according to your interest.
Kathmandu hiking itinerary
Day 01: Welcome to Nepal, upon your arrival in Nepal our representative welcome and assists to transfer in hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal then Hike to Chisapani (2150 m).
Day 03: Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2163 m).
Day 04: Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m).
Day 05: Trek to Panauti via Namo Buddha then drive to Kathmandu.
Day 06: After this amazing Kathmandu hiking tours if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more hiking in other region we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.
Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle
Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 Nights twin sharing with breakfast
Transportation from KTM – Sundarijal, Panauti- KTM by bus/Jeep
All meals and accommodation during Kathmandu hiking period
An experienced English speaking guide trained by Gov. of Nepal
Highly experienced Kathmandu hiking staffs
All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes
Travel and rescue arrangements
Farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant
Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
Hot and cold shower, battery recharge during Kathmandu hiking
Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc
Personal Kathmandu hiking equipment / gears
Tips for guides, porters and driver
All others expenses not mentioned on price include section
Base Camp Excursion, Kathmandu, Nepal always thinking about guest’s safety; it is our paramount concern whilst traveling with us. Hiking is an adventure tour we reach remote mountain region. Sometime health condition of member, natural disaster, and weather condition of mountain region changed unexpectedly we cannot guarantee it. Please note that trekking guide has the authority to cancel any part of Kathmandu hiking itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns, be prepared to be flexible if required, otherwise hiking group leader follow the above itinerary.
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