KATHMANDU VALLEY TREK OVERVIEW
• Difficulty Level - 2 (On a scale of 5)
• Highest Altitude - 2,195 meters (7,309 ft)
• Group Size - 02-20 persons
• Accommodation Type - Lodge
• Duration - 8 days Kathmandu – Kathmandu
• Best Season - March to May and September to January
Kathmandu Valley Trek can be made by those who lead a normal active life and stay at office most of the times without mush adventure. The trail of Kathmandu Valley Trek is usually not steep, and you will walk around 4-5 hours a day. Kathmandu Valley Trek doesn't require any health condition and great views of mountains will come all along the trek. Not everyone has the time, drive, or stamina to make a trek into the Himalayas. This should not be a reason for feeling like you have missed out on some of the unique things that Nepal has to offer.
In fact, many visitors to Nepal leave for the mountains a little too quickly and never enjoy the treasures closer at hand. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and major city in the Kathmandu Valley, is replete with unique buildings, temples, sites and smells. But there are also other cities and many other temples, all within easy walking distance of downtown Durbar Square at the center of Kathmandu.
Patan, just to the South of Kathmandu and almost an extension of it, is considered the most "Buddhist" populated sity of the valley's three principal center namely Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. The city of Bhaktapur which is to the East is the most "medieval." Both have a feel similar to that of Kathmandu's, but without the population density and frenetic tourist pace.
Among the temples in the valley, Swayambhunath (also called Monkey Temple for the hordes of monkeys living in its shadow) is the closest. A quick jaunt to the west of the capital, it is on top of a hill and enjoys generous views of the surroundings. The most famous temple in Nepal, Pashupatinath, cannot be visited by non-Hindus but you can still wonder around the temple within meters of the main statue of Lord Shiva and get a first-hand view of the cultural and religious beliefs. That said, the setting, on the holy Bagmati River just to the east of Kathmandu, is very peaceful.
Boudh Nath, one of the biggest stupas in the world, is two kilometers through some hectic traffic further to the east, and can be visited in the same day. The stupa of Lord Buddha in itself is majestic to say the least. Changunarayan, a two-hour walk from Bhaktapur is visited by few foreigners, and Nagarkot, a town four hours from Bhaktapur, has some of the best Himalayan views in the area. There is so much more.
Detailed information of all these mind blowing places are available in the “ABOUT NEPAL” section of our website. We will take you through all these places and some more during your Kathmandu Valley Trek.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel, short briefing about trip, welcome dinner
Day 02 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu’s World Heritage Places and re-checking of trekking gears
Day 03 - Drive to Sundarijal and start trek to Chisapani
Day 04 - Trek to Nagarkot
Day 05 - Trek to Dhulikhel
Day 06 - Trek to Namo Buddha and back to Kathmandu via Panuti
Day 07 - Free day in Kathmandu for sightseeing and souvenir shopping followed by farewell dinner
Day 08 - Fly back to home from Kathmandu
As Outfitter of Kathmandu Valley Trek and Tour Operator based in Kathmandu, Nepal, we would like to remind you that these are just standard and tentative estimations. The itinerary changes every season and hence we will be able to provide you with complete details of Kathmandu Valley Trek only after you inform us about your travel arrangements and dates.
More information on the Kathmandu Valley Trek can be made available on request.
Our travel information pack will include the followings:
- Route of the Kathmandu Valley Trek
- Complete list of Gears Required for Kathmandu Valley Trek
- Emergency Plans and Rescue Operation overview
- Day to Day Itinerary of Kathmandu Valley Trek
- Cost for the whole trip
- Cost of permits and other un-covered expenses that you must be aware of
- Departure dates for the trek of the season that you plan
- Any further information that you might request during your enquiry
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