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.
As Trekking in Everest Region is a seasonal adventure tour and trek activities, we’ve two best seasons for this Everest Trek and they are as follows:
Spring(March, April, May): The season in which rhododendron blooms with its decent color and beauty and due to which colorful hills are spotted throughout the journey wherever possible. One also gets an opportunity to collect the clear and picturesque view of the snowcapped mountains.
Autumn(September, October, November): The perfect season to trek in which dry air is dispersed all over the nation and due to which the sky seems to be crystal clear. The trekking trails are also neither too wet nor too slippery. One can enjoy the breathtaking transparent views of the snowcapped mountains all around.
As it is one of the easiest and shortest trek nearby Kathmandu valley (like Everest Sunrise Trek in the Everest region), one can also enjoy the trek during the winter season as well. Ample winter clothes are recommended for this season.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
A best trek around Kathmandu Valley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
A Visit Heaven representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon!