3 Days Kathmandu Valley Ridge Trek




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Escape the Bustle, Embrace Tranquility

 The Kathmandu  Ridge trek Trade the clamor of Kathmandu’s streets for the serenity of Shivapuri National Park. Hike verdant forests teeming with diverse flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for playful monkeys, vibrant birds, and, with a stroke of luck, even elusive wildlife like wild boar or leopards.

Charming Villages, Panoramic Vistas

The trail winds through charming villages, offering a glimpse into Nepal’s traditional way of life. Immerse yourself in the beauty of these settlements, adorned with vibrant flowers, and witness the ever-changing landscapes.

Nagarkot: A Paradise Awaits

Ascend to Nagarkot, a picturesque hill station perched at over 7,000 feet. This haven for mountain enthusiasts boasts year-round beauty, with verdant pine forests blanketing the slopes. On clear days, witness a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas unfold before you, including the mighty Mt. Everest, the Langtang range, and the Ganesh Himal range.

Witness Magical Sunrises and Sunsets

Nagarkot is renowned for its captivating sunrises and sunsets. Witness the sky ablaze with color as the sun dips below the horizon or paints the snow-capped peaks with a golden hue.

A Historical Interlude: Changunarayan Temple

The Kathmandu Ridge Trek traverses tranquil pine forests and charming villages before reaching the historic Changunarayan Temple. This architectural marvel, Nepal’s oldest Hindu temple, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and showcases intricate carvings steeped in rich history.

A Perfect Introduction to Nepal

The Kathmandu Ridge Trek offers a perfect introduction to the magic of Nepal. Experience the warmth of its people, the beauty of its landscapes, and the awe-inspiring presence of the Himalayas—all within easy reach of Kathmandu. If you have limited time but still crave a taste of the Himalayas, this trek is an excellent alternative to Poon Hill.

Trip Itinerary

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.

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.

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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  • Transportation by bus to/from starting/ending points
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basic
  • Breakfast, lunch, Dinner with cup of tea/coffee
  • Trekking entrance permit
  • Guide/ everything for them such as his transportation, accommodation, food, salary, equipment, insurance etc

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