NORTH OF KATHMANDU VALLEY HIKE

Highlights:

“ hiking north of Kathmandu valley rim to Nagarkot and Changunaryan temple,exciting few days walks with awesome panorama of mountains and sunrise, leading into pristine rhododendron, magnolia and pines forest in tranquility, visiting rural farm villages with its interesting culture and traditions”.

Trip Outlook:

Trip Mode: Hotel –Resorts & Lodge basis
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 hike, a short trek into wonderful destination around Chisapani-Nagarkot to Changunarayan with amazing views of mountains and striking sunrise in the comfort of nice lodge and resorts on this marvelous North of Kathmandu Valley 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.

Walk leads on high hills just north of Kathmandu valley rim into pristine forest of rhododendron (Nepal national flower) oaks, magnolia, pines and firs trees with views of mountains.

This wonderful walk leads through Shivapuri National Park to Chisopani village; Nagarkot and Changunarayan with tour of famous Bhaktapur city, then drive back Kathmandu 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 around Kathmandu places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal & hike to Chisapani 2,300 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Hike to Nagarkot 2,100m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Walk to Changunarayan 1,550m, drive to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur
Day 06:   Transfer for 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 North of Kathmandu valley 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 North of Kathmandu valley Hike.

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and hike to Chisapani 2,300 m – 04hrs.
Starting this fabulous North of 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: Hike to Nagarkot 2,100m – 06 hrs.
After a wonderful morning with grand sunrise views over array of 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: Walk to Changunarayan 1,550m, drive to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur.

From Nagarkot with sunrise views over mountains, walk downhill to reach at Telkot a small farm village, then a climb into farm and villages, on the least walked area.

Walk lead through forest on pleasant trail, as it continues with few short ups and downhill all the way to reach at Changunarayan Temple and its village, another famous and oldest temple of Nepal offering panorama of mountains and views of Kathmandu valley.
Changunarayan temple and the village, located in a peaceful environment with old traditional Newar houses, here a short walk up the steps to Changunararyan Temple premises.

Once inside the temple compound enjoy the serene surrounding with marvelous artwork of Changunararyan Temple, one of Nepal’s oldest monument This temple listed in the World Heritage Site, a fifth century old standing over a hillock 15 km. east of Bhaktapur the temple adorned with full of artistic works on metal and wood.

Inscription dating back to 464 AD found here are the first epigraphic evidences of Nepalese history.

After an interesting temple visit, head back to Kathmandu with a tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square with full of arts and culture.

Day 06: International departure for home ward bound.
Your last day in Nepal after a wonderful time in North of Kathmandu Valley 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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