Hike to the top of two hills above Kathmandu in this journey through forests and countryside.
Shivapuri National Park is known for its flora and fauna and for its popularity among trekkers. Most people in Kathmandu and also most tourists begin their trekking experience by hiking through the park to Chisapani. This is exactly you will do. And from there, you will do some more trekking to reach the Nagarkot hills – the most visited hill station in Kathmandu.
We will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport as you land into Kathmandu (4,600 feet) and take you to your hotel.
A private vehicle will take you to Sundarijal which is approximately nine miles northeast from Kathmandu. Sundarijal, with its waterfalls and rivers, is a holy site for Hindus. It lies in the bottom of Shivapuri National Park and this is where we begin our trek. After entering through the gate of the national park, we will hike uphill through the forest. There are villages and shops at regular intervals where we could rest or drink tea.Plenty of rivulets cross our path on our way up and if you are lucky you could see a wild animal or bird like monkeys, squirrels, deer and leopards. We reach Chisapani in five hours. You will be treated with magnificent views of the Himalayas from Chisapani.
With the Himalayas in the backdrop, we embark for Nagarkot after breakfast. The trail passes through forests like the previous day but the landscape in different as you will be trekking on top of hills not toward the top. After about three hours, we will stop for lunch at either Jhule or Chauki Bhanjyang. Then we leave for Nagarkot which takes about four hours more. We walk past several villages on our way till we finally reach Nagarkot. This hill station is one of the most popular destinations around Kathmandu and is renowned for beautiful scenes of sunrise and sunset.
We will drive you back to Kathmandu in a private vehicle passing through Bhaktapur Durbar Square on our way. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a centuries-old royal courtyard where the former palaces and temples still stand in their former glory. This site is included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List for its historical, religious and cultural significance. You will feel like you have got back in time as the people and neighborhoods here have remained the same for ages. We also visit the Boudhanath Stupa, a Buddhist monastery, and the Pashupatinath Temple, one of world’s most sacred Hindu temples. Both of them are also in the Unseco list.
We will drop you to the airport and bid you goodbye.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 50.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
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