The Kathmandu valley Trek has been designed for those who have short holidays. The trek is suitable for all including children, couples as well as for senior citizens.
The package offers a great way to experience the trekking in mountains as the trail passes through Helambu and Langtang regions. The easiest and closest trekking near Kathmandu starts from Sundarijal, the northern edge of Kathmandu valley. The green views of the surroundings nourish eyes. The hiking halts at Chisapani (2215 m) and takes turn towards south east to Nagarkot. Nagarkot offers the great view of mountains when the sun appears over the mountains.
The Himalayas Dhaulagiri (8,167 metres), Mount Everest (8,848 metres), Ganesh Himal (7,422 metres), Langtang Lirung (7,227 metres), Sishapangma (8012 metres), Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 metres) and Gauri Shankar (7,134 metres) can be viewed in the north from Nagarkot.
Mount Fishtail Adventure has designed the six-day long Kathmandu Valley Trek with an aim to make the trip luxurious and full of fun for week packers.
Hotel / Accommodations
Two-night accommodations in star hotel in Kathmandu, 1-night in luxurious hotel in Nagarkot , 1-night in Bhaktapur, and 2-night stay in luxurious teahouse lodge in mountains during the trek. You may have to share bed with a companion during the mountainous trip. But if you need, $ 150 can fetch you single supplement for the whole trip in the mountains.
You will be served with breakfast during your stay in Kathmandu. All other meals will be provided to you by Mount Fishtail Adventure Pvt Ltd which includes welcome dinner. We provide you with breakfast, lunch and dinner during the journey. When you are in mountain, you will be served with local food stuffs such as Dal Bhat (gram soup and rice), noodles, Tibetan breads made of buckwheat, apple pie, spaghettis, soup, salad, hot drinks.
Best time to travel
Although it is best to do Kathmandu Valley trek between March to June, and mid-September to December, it can be done any time throughout the year. It is to take note that the monsoon (from July to mid September) affects the sunrise view.
Points to consider
This is a luxurious trek around Kathmandu Valley popular for the magnificent sun rise view designed for week packers.Being closer to the Kathmandu valley, the travellers are facilitated with many options
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,345 metres or 4,413 feet)
Day 02:Full day sight-seeing around Kathmandu
Day 03:Sundarijal to Chisapani
Day 04:Chisapani to Nagarkot
Day 05:Nagarkot, Changunarayan and Bhaktapur
Day 06:Final departure
• Nepal entry visa fee
• Lunch and Dinner, extra accommodation in Kathmandu
• International airfare and airport taxes
• Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, mineral waters, cold drinks, laundry bills, cigarettes, phone calls etc
• Extra cost on shower, battery charge, extra porters during the trek
• Personal travel and rescue insurance
• Rescue charge if needed (we can arrange), any kind of unforeseen expenses etc
• Personal trekking equipment
• Gratitude/Tips for the Crew
Mount Fishtail Adventure Pvt. Ltd. is not liable to the expenditures not mentioned above.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,345 metres or 4,413 feet)Mount Fishtail receives you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) upon your arrival in Kathmandu. After 20 minutes drive (5.9 km), you arrive at a hotel in Thamel, a hub for visitors in Nepal. Thamel provides accommodation and shopping centres, keeping in mind, the needs of visitors and guests. After taking rest for a while, we organise welcome dinner (Traditional Nepali cuisine) and brief the tour programs.
Included meals: Dinner
Day 2Full day sight-seeing around Kathmandu After breakfast, we begin our full day sight-seeing trip. We visit four places, the (UNESCO) world heritage sites. We visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple. Another famous Buddhist temple “Swoyambhunath” situates on western part of Kathmandu valley. It is said that Shakyamuni Buddha preached sermon to the local people amid the monkeys at the hill. That is how the place got the name “Monkey Temple.” We visit Bouddhanath stupa, the largest spherical stupas in Asia. After lunch, for the rest of the day, we hang out in Patan Durbar square, once one of the principalities among three kingdoms in the valley during the period of Malla dynasty. The square is famous for its architectural design and handicraft carvings.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 3Sundarijal to Chisapani Vehicle drop us to Sundarijal after breakfast, from where the trekking starts. Sundarijal lies in the northern outskirt of Kathmandu valley. The trail starts with the concrete steps beside water pipeline supply to the Kathmandu. We pass through woods and villages. The trail offers great view of green hills and vegetations. It takes four hours to ascend to Chisapani (2,215 m). Here, we stay overnight.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Day 4Chisapani to Nagarkot Chisapani offers great view of Mountain, especially in the morning when the sun shines. The place stays cool with chilly weather throughout the year as the name Chisapani means “cold water” in Nepali. After breakfast, we head for Nagarkot towards north east. It takes about 7 to 8 hours from Chisapani to Nagarkot on the trek.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Day 5Nagarkot, Changunarayan and Bhaktapur Nagarkot is in Bhaktapur district, famous place for a sunrise view of the Himalayas including Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range with views of the Kathmandu valley over the ridge and Shivapuri National Park. On the ridge, there appears an oldest temple, Changunarayan. It takes three hours to reach the temple walking through villages for three and half hours. The historic temple of Changunarayan is in the eastern end of the Kathmandu valley. The 4th century’s double roofed temple which was rebuilt in 1706, dates back to the Lichchhavi dynasty. Next, place to hang out is Bhaktapur Durbar Square, (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) the smallest and the famous principality among three valley kingdoms (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan). Time to explore and experience the Newari tradition and lifestyle, concluding with an overnight stay there in Bhaktapur.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6Final departure Mount Fishtail Adventure arranges to send you to the airport three hours prior to the scheduled flight time. Farewell!! But invitation to the next adventure tour!!
Included meals: Breakfast
Seeseing tour of Katmandou We went in Novembre in Népal for tourism and humanitarian action. We had some days in Katmandou and did not have organised anything at first. We met Narayan and his great team of Mount Fishtail Adventure. They organised us a great daytour of the world heritage sites of the city and an other one of Chandragiri hill. All was perfect. We discovered a great view of the Hymalaya Mountains from the Chandragiri hill going there by cable car. They are very professional, efficient and friendly. We recommand strongly this company.