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Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek

Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek

The Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek is perfect for hikers travelling with their families, no prior trekking experience, or those with time restrictions. It is a beautiful trail which handrails the Kathmandu valley through beautifully settled villages and views of snow capped Himalayan range.

Trip Summary

Name of Trek:

  • Trekking Duration: 3 days
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Trekking Season: All year round
  • Accommodation Type: Lodge / Tea Houses
  • Maximum Elevation: 2170m

Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful city of Kathmandu and immerse yourself in the Nepali culture
  • Get a stunning view of the Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Dorje lakpa. Rolwaling, Gaurishankar range in Chisapani
  • On fair weather days, get a spectacular Himalayan scenery with view of Mt. Everest from the Nagarkot view tower
  • Enjoy terrace farming and village life of those living at the outskirts of Kathmandu

Itinerary

Day 01 - Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2200m)

On the first day, we take a 1.5 hour drive from the capital Kathmandu to Sundarijal where we will start walking. The first part of the trek involves passing through waterfalls, Sundarijal dam, and various rice terraces overlooking the Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park. We take a moderate ascent through paved staircases and dried grasslands in the middle of the forest while passing through various villages until we reach Chisapani. Over night will be at a guest house in Chisapani where spectacular views of the Langtang range abound during daytime.

Day 02 - Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2175m)

From Chisapani, we start trek through small villages in semi-paved dirt road. Mountain views may be scarce during the earlier parts, but beautiful scenery overlooking the valley will be present later on at the northern side of the trail. We continue trekking for 7 hours until we reach Nagarkot, a busy village with clusters of hotels and restaurants with magnificent views.

Day 03 - Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1550m)

We start the day by trekking for an hour from Nagarkot until we reach the Nagarkot view tower which boasts of spectacular view of the entire Himalayas during fair days. From the tower, we will walk through the forest for another hour until we reach various terrace farmland and villages. We will reach Dhulikhel shortly after.

Day 04 -  Drive from Dhulikhel to Kathmandu (1350m)

Price and Cost Details

Cost Inclusions:

  • One night tourist accommodation in Nagarkot with dinner and breakfast
  • One night tourist accommodation in Dhulikhel with dinner and breakfast
  • Conservation/national park fees and all government taxes
  • All required trekking permits
  • Transportation cost (Thamel to Sundarijal by car, and Dhulikhel to Kathmandu by car)
  • Accommodations during the trek (twin sharing basis with common toilet in chisapani)
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Menu available
  • Government-licensed and experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage on 1:2 ratio (max. of 20 kg)

Cost Exclusions:

  • International airfare and travel taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee (tourist visas are issued upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Fee is 40 USD for 30 days stay)
  • Entrance fees for private museums, monasteries, sideshows etc.
  • Personal donations for schools, monasteries, churches, etc.
  • Medical/personal travel insurance (must cover emergency evacuation cost)
  • Medical first aid kit
  • Personal trekking gear
  • All meals and beverages in Kathmandu
  • All beverages during trek (mineral water, tea, coffee, soft drinks, etc.)
  • Dessert, snacks and dry food during trek
  • Personal expenses such as hot shower, telephone calls, laundry, wifi and battery charging
  • Tips for guide and porter (expected by staff)

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