Highlights:

“a pleasant country walk on the high hills of Kathmandu valley with scenic views,exciting walk for few days with great panorama of mountains and landscapes, into beautiful rhododendron, magnolia and pines forest and rural farm villages, exploring culture and traditions on the walk to Nagarkot through traditional villages,  views of stunning sunrise over chain of mountains in peaceful environment”.

Trip Outlook:

Trip Mode:
Lodge & Hotels or Resorts.
Trek Grade: moderate with up and downhill walks
Trek duration: 02 Nights & 03 Days.
Highest altitude: 2,340 m at Chisapani ridge.
Total Trip: 05 Nights & 06 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Best Season:            All year round except July / August.
                                   March to April best time for wild flowers in bloom.

Introduction:

White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition leads you on short trek or hiking to wonderful destination to Chisapani and Nagarkot with tour medieval Bhaktapur city includes amazing views of mountains and striking sunrise in the comfort of nice lodge and resorts on this marvelous Kathmandu Valley High Hill Hike.

An ideal fabulous outdoor holiday a country walk on the high ridges of Kathmandu valley rim, this pleasant trek suitable for all types of people interested in culture and nature walks with super views of spectacular panorama of mountains from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal range that extends as far to Mt. Gaurishankar and beyond to Everest region towards east.

On this walk contours high hills just north of Kathmandu valley rim leading to pristine forest of rhododendron (Nepal national flower) oaks, magnolia, pines and firs trees with views of mountains.

This wonderful hike leads through Shivapuri National Park to Chisopani village and Nagarkot for the drive back Kathmandu and visiting Bhaktapur city on route, after an enjoyable and marvelous time in the high hills of Kathmandu valley rim hike.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour and preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal & hike to Chisapani 2,300 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Hike to Nagarkot 2,100m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu with tour of Bhaktapur.
Day 06: International departure.

 

Trip detail:

Day 01:   Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport where White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition staff will receive and then transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city. After getting refreshed from the flight our guide briefs you with information of hotel, Kathmandu and Kathmandu valley high hill hike with welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant.

Day 02:   Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Morning our city guide will take you for sightseeing tour at places of interest as Kathmandu valley full of world heritage sites, temples, monasteries, old king’s palaces after an interesting tour back to hotel, preparation for Kathmandu valley hike.

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani 2,300 m – 04hrs.
Starting this fabulous Kathmandu valley hike with morning drive towards east of Kathmandu valley rim, reaching at Sundarijal situated 15 k.m. away from Kathmandu city, from Sundarijal our route leads to uphill climb through farm villages, cascade of waterfalls and reaching at an entrance of Shivapuri National Park, from here through patch of forest and scattered farm field villages to reach at Chisapani located on a ridge north of Kathmandu valley rim high hills, where air is cooler at an height of 2,300 meters with grand views of snowcapped peak ranges from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Lang tang Himal extend towards Jugal Himal range including views of Kathmandu valley, this spot offers stunning sunrise and sunset views as well.

Day 04: Trek to Nagarkot 2,100m – 06 hrs.
After a wonderful morning with great views of sunrise over the snow capped mountains, morning starts with an easy pleasant walk on the gradual wind path through enchanting rhododendron, pines forest then on the downhill path to the village of Chowki-bhanjyang, a small farm village overlooking the eastern side of the Kathmandu valley rim. After a nice break here journey carry’s on with a good walk on the gradual path for few hours passing through Jarsing Pawa 1,700m, from this village route diverts to the upper level on the small trail, and walking on the downhill path for a short distance to the village at Kartike bhanyang. From here an hour uphill walk
to the popular Nagarkot hill town for overnight stop.

Nagarkot, located at an elevation of 2,100 meters, this hill top is famous for stunning sunrises and sunset’s views reflecting its light on the range of snow capped mountains from Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Jugal Himal Mt. Gauri Shanker and all the way to the eastern horizon towards Everest range of peaks.

Day 05: Drive to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur.

From Nagarkot after catching sunrise views over mountains then drive back to Kathmandu with a tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square with full of arts and culture. After an interesting Bhaktapur return back to Kathmandu with afternoon free for leisure shopping souvenirs.

Information on Bhaktapur:

Bhaktapur is 3rd largest city around Kathmandu valley. The city was once a capital of Nepal during great Malla Kingdom 12th to 15th century. Four square miles of land situated at an altitude of 1,401 meter, home to Traditional art and architecture, pottery and weaving industries, rich local customs and culture, and the every-day life of Bhaktapur people. All that and more will have you visit this untouched ancient city more than once! Nepal’s Malla dynasty’s achievements in arts and crafts are reflected throughout the Bhaktapur city.

Places to visit in Bhaktapur:
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Bhaktapur Naytapola Temple
The Bhaktapur National Art Gallery
Bhairavnath Temple of Bhaktapur

Day 06: International departure for home ward bound.
Your last day in Nepal after a wonderful time in Kathmandu Valley High Hill Hike with great services of White Hills Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition, as per the flight time our staff transfers you for the final departure homeward bound.

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Tour Reviews

5 based on 1 review
September 22, 2016

Our trek was quite good in total, unfortunately the weather wasnt as good as we wanted it to be. Of course thats not the fault of anybody. Our guide was a very nice guy, but his english could have been better. He knew a lot about plants and animals and stuff but sometimes we had the impression that he couldnt express it. with his 35 years he also seemed not to be in shape and needed a lot of breaks but maybe he just wanted to take care of us. The food was very good and the accommodation were clean and we had warm showers. We visited a monastery at the end of the trip and also a huge buddha statue what was quite nice. He often tried to use some shortcuts but sometimes they were just closed and we had to go back, what was a little bit annoying. Our porter was a young and very fit guy who never complained. unfortunately he could only speak some words in english.

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