Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek
Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek is an easy and one of the popular trekking in Nepal. This is an ideal trek for those who do not have much time for a longer expedition or family with children. Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking is also popular as Chisopani Nagarkot Trekking which offers the stunning views of far western Annapurna range and the east view of Mt. Everest.
Trekking around Kathmandu Valley is a short trekking which offers short hiking experience in Nepal. A carefully designed trek will also offer to explore a historical and cultural places of Kathmandu Valley;including Swayambunath; “The Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath; Boudhanath Stupa, the most important Hinduism and Buddhism sites in Nepal, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan Temple’ The World Heritage sites.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1334 meters above sea level):Upon arriving in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport), a Visit Heaven representative will meet you and help you transfer to your hotel by private bus. Enjoy a free evening to explore Kathmandu and recover from your jet-lag. Meet the Visit Heaven staff during a short pre-tour briefing before dinner.
Day 2: In Kathmandu (1334 meters):A half-day guided tour around Kathmandu city’s historical and cultural landmarks. Visit Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, the most important sites of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Catch the playful antics of the monkeys and beautiful city views at Swayambunath temple. Get lost in Kathmandu’s old city bazaars, public squares, and former royal palaces at Durbar Square.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Chisapani via Sundarijal (Up to 2472 meters/1 hr drive and 5 hrs trek):Leaving the bustling metropolitan centre of Kathmandu, we head north towards Shivapuri National Park, passing Bouddhanath and Gorkana Forest along the way. Entering the National Forest at Sundarijal, we start our trek through pristine forests, passing the occasional river. When we reach the top of the ridge that makes up Shivapuri Park, we can look back over the entire Kathmandu Valley. Pressing onwards, we descend to Chisapani for the night.
Day 4: Chisapani to Nagarkot (1932 meters/5 hrs trek):Sunrise in Chisapani offers views of the Ganesh Himal in delicate pastel hues. Enjoy the view while breakfast awaits you back at the hotel. From Chisapani, the trail descends through forests and agricultural land to Nagarkot, one of the most popular resort towns in the Valley.
Day 5: Nagarkot to Kathmandu via Changu Narayan/Bhaktapur (1334 meters):Get a glimpse of Everest in the early morning from a viewpoint on the outskirts of Nagarkot before the cloud cover sets in. Returning to Kathmandu by car, we can stop at the temple of Changu Narayan, a World Heritage site off the beaten path for most tourists and popular local picnic spot next to the Manahara Khola with views of the Ganesh Himal. Driving south, we arrive at Bhaktapur, one of the three original kingdoms in the Kathmandu Valley. History awaits you around every corner in Bhaktapur, with its series of well-preserved city squares and narrow, bustling streets.
Day 6: In Kathmandu (1334 meters):Enjoy a free day to explore, shop, or simply relax in Thamel before rejoining the group for dinner and drinks to celebrate your trekking success!
Day 7: Departure:A Visit Heaven representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon!
- Airport pick up and drop
- 3 Nights Kathmandu Accommodation in BB Basis at 3 star category hotel
- Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing by car/van/ microbus
- Experienced English speaking guide for sightseeing and trekking
- Porter (1 porter for 2 persons)
- National Park Entry fee
- All transports
- Bed and Breakfast during trek
- Trekking route map
- Nepali SIM card
- First Aid Kid
What Is not Included
- Nepal Visa
- Travel insurance
- Lunch and Dinner
- Personal beverages and laundries
- Tipping for Guide and Porter
- Anything not mention above.
- 1 pair strong hiking boots
- 1 pair sports shoes
- 1 medium rucksack/backpack
- 1 small day pack
- 1 sleeping bag (according to seasons)
- 1 inner sleeping sheet
- 1 down jacket/all weather Anorak
- 1 fleece/warm sweater
- 1 water and windproof jacket
- 2 pair lightweight trousers
- 1 pair shorts
- 2 long sleeves cotton or polypro
- 2 T-shirts
- 1 medium sized towel
- 1 water bottle-1 or 2 litre
- 1 torch/flashlight and spare batteries
- 1 Swiss type knife
- 2 pairs light socks
- 3 pairs heavy wool socks
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Cotton headscarf/bandana
- Warm hat/gloves (waterproof)
- Sunglasses and Sunhat
- Money Belt
- Water purification tablets/solution
- Sun block Cream(30-50)
- Swimming costumes/bathing suit
- Washing kit: include
- Personal toiletries
- Talcum powder
- Moleskin for blister
- Toilet paper
- Bio degradable soap/shampoo
- Any personal medication
- 3/4 plastic bags (for wrapping clothes)
Note: Due to the different seasons in Nepal, clients are requested to inquire before preparing equipments.