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3 Days Kathmandu Valley Ridge Trek

Trip code
Package name 3 Days Kathmandu Valley Ridge Trek
Duration 3
Max. elevation 2200 m
Transportation By Bus
Accomodation Hotel
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 200 per person



The three-day trek starts after a short drive from Kathmandu city to Sundarijal, the water source of the Kathmandu Valley. The trail follows Mulkharka village and Shivapuri National Park to a great view point called Chisapani; we probably stop here for lunch and continue our trek to Jhule, passing through beautiful farming terraces and villages that give us a good idea about mountain village life in Nepal. Nagarkot is a famous view point from which you can see great sunrises and sunsets. Hiking along the wooded landscape to Changu Narayan temples offers magnificent views of the valley, and a visit to the oldest Hindu temple, Changunarayan, is already very special. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Hike to Jhule via Chisapani ( 2200m , 7217ft)

We typically take a local bus or a private vehicle for a 70-minute trip to Sundarijal, the water source for the Kathmandu Valley, to the southeast of Kathmandu, and then hike up through Shivapuri National Park.  There are good chances to see several birds, monkeys, wild boar, leopards, and numerous flowers, primarily define, and rhododendron, among others. We will travel through the Mulkharka settlement of Gulbhanjang before arriving at Chisapani for lunch. It will take  about 3 to Chisapani from Sundarijal. After lunch, we will be hiking on flat land for about another 3 hours  before we get  to our lodge for the night at Jhule.

Day 2 : Hike from Jhule to Nagarkot (2175m, 7135ft)

It will take about 3 hours to hike from Chisapani to Nagarkot, where you can walk through the beautiful villages and their flora and fauna. Nagarkot, a stunning hill town at an altitude of 7,133 feet (2100 meters) above sea level, is situated 32 kilometers to the east of Kathmandu. It is a year-round vacation destination with a tree cover rich in greenery. The pines are a really attractive evergreen environment. Depending on the weather, you may see the entire eastern Himalayan range from here, including the Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest) range, the Langtang range, and the Ganesh Himal range. The sunrise and sunset are very special.

Day 3 : Hike from Nagarkot to Changunarayan and drive back to Kathmandu (1400m, 4593ft )

We'll walk through lovely villages and pine forests on our way to Changunarayan Temple. Except for one section of gradual downhills and gradual uphills, the walk is sometimes on flat land. The trek from Nagarkot to the Changunarayan temple takes about three hours. Changunarayan Temple is Nepal's oldest Hindu temple. The temple represents Shiva in his Vishnu and Garuda forms. After seeing the temples, drive about 70 minutes back to Kathmandu.


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