Hiking around Kathmandu

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$685
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Overview

Hiking around Kathmandu - is designed for those who are looking for short trekking and have less time to go far from Kathmandu valley. Nepal short tour and trek  gives full entertain with culture of Nepal, fun of visiting country side of Nepal, sunrise and sunset view. Nepal short tour and trek program fulfills the interest of few days hiking as well.

One can do this trip without having previous trekking or hiking experience or practice. Nepal tour trekking is very much suitable for any generation, even child and old age people can have fun.

Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks
organize small group or big size group Nepal short tour and trek every year. Nepal short tour and trek can be done at any month. We can tailor make the itinerary as per your time and interest. Please plan your holiday for this interesting short tour and trek near Kathmandu valley and enjoy your Nepal Tour with us.

Included/Exclude

  •  Welcome Nepali Dinner with cultural programs
  •  All surface transfers including arrival and departure transfers in a private car
  •  Guided city tour including one English speaking tour guide and all entry fees, etc.
  •  Three star hotel on bed and breakfast basis, twin sharing rooms
  •  Salary, insurance and all expenses of our guide and porter for the hike
  • All the expenses of personal nature, Nepal entry visa (USD 30 for 15 dyas multiple visa) and one photograph, granted upon arrival in Kathmandu. Water, alcoholic drinks, tips, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

Trip Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meet our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. Short Briefing of your Tour. Check in to the Hotel. Rest for free Afternoon. In the evening, typical Nepali dinner with folk dance performances O/n at Hotel.

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Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour of Swayambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan City

After Breakfast you will be taken for sightseeing tour of:
Swayambhunath:
At the peak of a green hill west of Kathmandu, stands the huge self born Buddhist Stupa. This is a place where Manjushree, the legendary patriarch mystically discovered the lotus of the prehistoric gorge lake some 2500 years back. Created to specific system each one with a symbolic importance, the stupa of Swayambhunath is a model of its type. Swayambhunath, which is also traditionally referred as a Monkey Temple provides the best view point for the entire Kathmandu valley as well.
Kathmandu City:
You will have a trip to Katmandu Durbar Square which includes Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient and historic palace named after God monkey, Hanuman. And, go around the temple of Kumari, the residence of Living Goddess. Kumari means the chaste girl. After that you will see a very attractive temple Kasthamandap which is believed to be constructed from a single tree trunk and the name Katmandu is derived from this temple.
Patan City:
The Patan Durbar Square has been highly praised as one of the richest city for art and architecture in Nepal. Most of the shrines seen today were constructed between the 16th to 18th centuries. It is recognized as the hub of sculpture and for the excellent craft of the artist.

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Day 3: Kathmandu sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath/Bouddha/Bhaktapur

After Breakfast Sightseeing Tour of:
Boudhanath:
The colossal ancient 36 meters high Buddhist Stupa is the largest stupa in Nepal and also one of the largest ancient Stupa in South Asia is located in the east of the valley. It was built by the Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the 4th century A.D. The Rinpoches who reside here have established Boudhnath as one of the most flourishing centers of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. Therefore it is referred as a “Little Tibet”. Bouddhanath area is densely populated by the presence of different Buddhist monks and Tibetan refugees with more than 30 different monasteries (Buddhist schools)
Pashupatinath:
Pashupatinath Temple, a world famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. It lies 5 km. east of the city on the bank of the Holy River, Bagmati. Open crimination of death body on wooden pyre on the bank of the River has been astonishingly observed by countless Foreigners and locals for the centuries! Thousands of pilgrims visit this temple every day. Entrance to the temple’s inner premises is forbidden to non-Hindus but the overall view of temple can be seen from the back side. The Large, gilded triple-roofed temple was built in 1696 A.D. though 300 years earlier this structure was there on this site.
Bhaktapur City:
Bhaktapur, the term signifying to city of devotees, a former capital city of the Kathmandu valley was once a flourishing city on the trade route to Tibet. It has preserved its traditional character better than the other two cities, due to its more isolated location. It is regarded today as a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese urban life. It is situated in the east of Kathmandu valley in the distance of 14 km. Today, it retains much of its beauty in the form of ornate woodcarvings, famed Golden Gate, big and spacious Durbar Square( Palace area), potter shaping their pottery, intriguing masks hanging here and there, 55windows palace, Nyatapola, Bhairavnath and Dattatreya Temples and the fascinating live Newari ( specific cast) life styles, their way of living . This World Heritage site mystically takes us back to the reminiscent of the 12th centaury onwards to late 18th centaury!. After visiting Bhaktapur city we will drive for Nagarkot a beautiful hillside known for its panoramic mountain views and sunrise and sunset as well.
(All above site are listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO)

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Day 4: Kathmandu to Shivapuri (2563m)

The starting point is Budhanilakantha , short drive away before continuing on to Shivapuri. On route there are spectacular views of Annapurna , Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Jugal Himal. The camp at Shivapuri, situated on the second highest hill around Kathmandu valley, also offers panoramic views of the Himalayan range.

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Day 5: Shivapuri to Chisapani (2150m)

There’s an opportunity to enjoy sunrise over the mountains before continuing on to Chisapani about 4 hours away. The route is fairly easy offering fine views of the Himalayas as well the lush landscape. Overnight at Chisapani.

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Day 6: Chisapani to Nagarkot (2175M)

An interesting trail leads to the hill retreat of Nagarkot which commands sweeping views of the Himalayas. Five of the world's ten highest peaks, Everest, Lhotse, Choyu, Makalu and Manaslu are visible from here. Sunset and sunrise can also be enjoyed.

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Day 7: Return to Kathmandu – Departure

After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu airport for final departure for your onward destination.

 

Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.

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Clothing and Equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph