Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking by Great Adventure Treks is a wonderful, short, and easy trek in and around Kathmandu valley. With explorations of the cultural sights, traditional art, and architectures, as well as some crispy views of the mountains, Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking is one of the best ways to get the feel of trekking in Nepal.
Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking by Great Adventure Treks starts after a drive to the scenic hill station of Sundarijal. You will start your trek from Sundarijal. From Sundarijal, you will trek inside the premises of Shivapuri National Park. The trek takes place inside the forested shades of the national park before arriving Chisapani. Chispani is a wonderful hilly settlement that gives you good views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Langtang.
From Chispani, you will get to one of the best hill stations around Kathmandu valley- Nagarkot. Nagarkot is one of the most famous places for observing the sunrise views. As you can see 8 out of the 14 mountain ranges in Nepal from Nagarkot, it is a beautiful destination to spend your time.
After returning to Kathmandu valley from Nagarkot, you will go for a cultural exploration of Kathmandu valley. This includes a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu valley.
This includes a visit to the World’s largest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. You can learn about the Hindu culture as you visit the many shrines that surround the enclosure of this temple. You will also go to Swaymbhunath Temple (also known as Monkey Temple) and Boudhanath. Both of these monasteries give you a reflection of the influence of the Buddhist faith in Nepal.
You will also head out to the historical sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. A visit to these places is an exploration of the architecture of Nepal in medieval times.
All along the way, you will get diverse picturesque scenery ranging from paddy fields to the high alpine area. You will be rewarded by views of world’s highest mountain range including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal to Annapurna, Manaslu mountain range.
Kathmandu Valley Rim trekking by Great Adventure Trek takes place inside the lush forest of rhododendrons, friendly traditional villages and in the mid-hills of high Himalayas. This is bound to make you feel joyous
Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking Difficulty
Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking is one of the easiest treks in Nepal.
You will trek for merely 3 days in this trip. The altitude of the places you trek to is no more than 2500 meters. So, there are no risks of altitude sickness whatsoever.
The most difficult part of this trek is the walk up to Chisapani Danda as you will encounter some steep uphills along the way. The rest of the trek is quite easy as the altitude gains are also quite low.
So you can complete this trek without any trekking experience.
Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking Highlights
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley
- Mesmerizing sunrise views from Nagarkot
- 8 out of the 14 mountain ranges in Nepal are visible.
- Visit the most famous Hindu and Buddhist shrines in Nepal.
- Glimpse into the architecture of medieval Nepal
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani via Shivapuri National Park (2130m)
Day 03: Trek to Nagarkot (2,175 m) 5 - 6 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Dhulikhel (1550m) approx. 1,550m. 6 hrs.
Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel and half day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 06: Transfer to Airport for International departure.