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Shivapuri hiking around Kathmandu Valley
Shivapuri hiking around Kathmandu Valley
Shivapuri hiking around Kathmandu Valley

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Shivapuri hiking around Kathmandu Valley

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Country
Nepal

Duration
9 Days

Maximum altitude
2732 m

Activity
Trekking

Difficulty
Easy / Moderate

Best Season
October, November, December, February, March, April

Accomodation
Included

Meals
Included

Start/End Point
Kathmandu

Trek Highlights

Hiking from Kakani/Shivapuri National Park/Chisapani/ Nagarkot

Pleasant views of mountains, valley and terrain

Flora and fauna of Shivapuri National Park

Local villages and lifestyle

Captivating Sunrise and Sunset views from Nagarkot

Sightseeing of Bhaktapur, an ancient town of Kathmandu valley with many temples, stupas and palace built in original Nepalese art and architecture; Swoyambhunath, the oldest Buddhist stupa famous as monkey temple with view of overall Kathmandu city; Boudhanath, one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the world with many Tibetan monastery and Tibetan people; Pashupatinath, one of the holiest temple of Hindu people with many Hindu Saints and view of lively cremation of local people as Hindu tradition

Taste of local cuisine with traditional dances and music.

Trek Overview

Shivapuri hiking around Kathmandu valley is a blend of few days hiking through green mountain trail on the northern side of Kathmandu valley with overnight stay inside tent and sightseeing of amazing cultural heritage sites Nepal. This trek is one of the best options for those people who desire close up with nature but do not interest many days’ hard walking and go to higher elevation. This trek starts from Kakani, 45 minutes drive from Kathmandu city. While hiking you enjoy colorful flowers, various animals and enchanting views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Langtang and Mt. Rolwaling range. Nepal Camping trek is also special for birds’ lovers. Many endemic and exotic birds can be seen around its calm nature. Early three days you do walking on the trail inside Shivapuri National Park. Then you arrive to Chisapani village. Here you explore lifestyle and culture of mountain people. From Chisapani you move to Nagarkot, one of the famous destinations for Sunrise/ Sunset and mountain views. After one night stay at Nagarkot you drive back to Kathmandu valley with sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur city, an open museum of typical Nepalese art and architecture. For another one day your sightseeing continues to Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. This tour ends with the farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant enjoying with local cuisines, folk dances and music.

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Outline Itinerary

1:

Arrival in Kathmandu

2:

Drive to Kakani (2066m)

3:

Hiking from Kakani to Shivaprui (2729m)

4:

Hiking from Shivapuri to Mulkharka(1894m)

5:

Hiking from Mulkharka to Chisopani (2194m)

6:

Hiking from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2175m)

7:

Nagarkot – Bhaktapur Sightseeing- Kathmandu (1320m)

8:

Sightseeing tour of Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath

9:

Departure from Kathmandu

Trek Map

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu'

Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our representative. Transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the overall program. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Hotel in Kathmandu
Arrival
Kathmandu

Drive to Kakani (2066m)'

On this day you walk few hours through the forest and along the ridge with spectacular views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Jugal Himal. Overnight at tent/ camping

Tent/ camping
Drive
Kakani

Hiking from Kakani to Shivaprui (2729m)'

Today you hike to top of Shivapuri hill (2729m). This is the highest point of this trip. From the top you can see panoramic view of the western mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himal Range, Mt. Langtang Range, Mt. Dorjeelakpa Mt. Shisapangma, Mt. Gaurishankar and many more. Overnight at tent/ camping.

Tent/Camping
Hiking
Shivaprui

Hiking from Shivapuri to Mulkharka(1894m)'

You wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise over the snowcapped mountains. After breakfast, you start your walking to Mulkharka (1894m). It takes about six hours to reach. Mulkharka offers wonderful photography and panoramic view of Himalayas. Overnight at tent/ camping

Tent/Camp
Hiking
Mulkharka

Hiking from Mulkharka to Chisopani (2194m)'

After breakfast, you continue your hiking to Chisapani (2194m). It takes about four hours to reach. Here you meet villagers and see their culture and lifestyle. Overnight at tent/ camping.

Tent/Camp
Hiking
Chisopani

Hiking from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2175m)'

Today you walk from Chisopani to Nagarkot. Nagarkot offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas with enchanting sunrise and sunset. This is well developed hill station of Nepal. Here are many quality hotels with high standards of service. But you spend your night in tent. This day is also the last day of your hiking and you do celebration with you hiking team. Overnight at tent/ camping.

Tent/Camp
Hiking
Nagarkot

Nagarkot – Bhaktapur Sightseeing- Kathmandu (1320m)'

Early morning you see the beautiful Sunrise. After breakfast you drive back to Kathmandu valley. On the way you visit Bhaktapur city. Here you explore amazing Nepalese art and architecture. Indeed Bhaktapur is an open museum of cultural development during 17th and 18th century. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Hotel in Kathmandu
Drive & Explore
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kathmandu

Sightseeing tour of Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath'

Today you do few hours sightseeing tour of Swoyambhunath, the oldest Buddhist stupa famous as monkey temple. From here you see overall view of Kathmandu city; Boudhanath, one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the world. Around this stupa you visit many Tibetan monasteries and meet many Tibetan people; Pashupatinath, one of the holiest temple of Hindu people. Here you meet many Hindu Saints and see the lively cremation process of local people as Hindu tradition. The rest of the day is on your own (Shopping). Evening attend in farewell dinner at typical Nepalese Restaurant with cultural dances and music. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Hotel in Kathmandu
Sightseeing
Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath

Departure from Kathmandu'

Preparation for your departure. Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for your onward journey.

Departure

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