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Hiking Around Kathmandu

Hiking Around Kathmandu

Hiking Around Kathmandu is one of the short type of jouney. Since the valley is surrounded by different hills and jungles, there are quite interesting natural places where you will find peace and enjoy the nature leaving the noisy and crowdy city life away within 2-3 hours. In short time if you want to get relaxed and fuse your mind with nature you can warm up your body with the hike of 3-4 hours and get at the top of the valley to observe the himalayan range and have eagle eye on the valley.Chandragiri, Namobudhha,Shivapuri, Lakuri, Phulchowki, Godawari, Nagarkot, Changunarayan etc are quite intresting places to spend your short day tour around the Kathmandu, If you have not enough time to go for long trek, then they might be the best places to spend your holidays.

Day 01: Transfer to Sundarijal

Transfer from Kathmandu to Sundarijal by private vehicle and admire the Nepalese scenery on the 1-hour drive. Start your 4.5-hour trek upon arrival in Chisapani, entering the spectacular Shivapuri National Park. Established in 2002, the park provides panoramic views of the jagged peaks of the 2nd highest mountain in the Kathmandu Valley, as well as an abundance of pine and oak forest flora, fed by the fertile watershed landscape.

Along the way, you will come to the village of Mulkharka, home to the traditional Tamang people. Descend the mountain trails to Chisapani, where you will check in to your overnight lodge accommodation.


Day 02: Trek to Nagarkot 
Wake to see the heart-stopping snow-capped mountain views to the north. After breakfast, start your 2.5-hour trek to Chauki Bhanjag, where you will pause for lunch with the mountains of the north as your backdrop. The afternoon, 3-hour descent takes you to Nagarkot, where on a clear day you can see the Himalayas stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east. Check into your hotel accommodation for the night.
Day 03: Trek to Changunarayan - Transfer to Kathmandu
Your last day’s trek takes you to Changunarayan, a hike of about 3.5 hours. The most popular walk around Kathmandu, the route leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to Changu Narayan Temple, where beautiful views of the village of Sankhu and the Bhaktapur area await. Built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma, and said to be the oldest temple in the valley, Changu Narayan is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. Your transfer to Kathmandu will be waiting, giving you the opportunity to finally rest your legs on the drive back to the city. Check into your Kathmandu accommodation and say goodbye to your guides and fellow travelers at a farewell dinner.

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Fact of Trips

  • Name of Trek : sundarijal to chisapani, Nagarkot and Changu Narayan
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,300 Meters
  • Minimum Number: 3
  • Type of Trek: hiking