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Nepal Trek and Temples

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The one that takes an accessible trek up the Kathmandu valley uncovering Nepalese culture and holy sites

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  • Duration

    5 days

  • Places

    6 places

  • Meals

    4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Mini-Coach

  • Group Size

    Max 20 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager and Local Guides

Kathmandu, Chisapani, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Sundarijal, NamoBuddha

Nepal Trek and Temples

12 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Van transfer from Kathmandu to Sundarijal
  • Trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani through the oak forest of Shivapuri National Park
  • See the sprawling Tamang settlement of Milkshake
  • Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot through villages and terraced farmlands (3 hours)
  • Gaze out over the breathtaking Himalayas from Nagarkot Hill Station
  • Catch the sunrise over the majestic Himalayas from Nagarkot Hill Station
  • Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel through forests and villages (6 hours)
  • Discover the traditional Newari culture of Dhulikhel
  • Trek from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha through the pine woods of Phulbari
  • See the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to the fiery Hindu Goddess Kali
  • Visit Namobuddha and see the Buddhist Pilgramage shrines at the site of the fabled sacrifice of Mahasattva
  • Private van transfer from Namobuddha back to Kathmandu

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Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 4 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    4 nights in Lodge

    You will stay in hillside lodges typical of the environment with all the facilities you require to be an adventurer but one who can still enjoy some comfort. Rooms are all twin-share, with communal facilities.

About this trip

Want to see the unique beauty of the Nepalese Himalayas but don't want too much of an arduous hike? This might just be the trip for you. Starting and ending in Kathmandu, this will have you hiking up high everyday through National Parks, pine forests, mountainside towns, temples and pilgrimage sites, with plenty of golden sunsets and mesmerising Himalayan panoramas along the way. The route is designed to be accessible though, so you don't need to be a pro to take the challenge. As long as you're above average fitness you'll be trekking in no time.

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
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  • River route
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Nights spent per location

  1. Kathmandu

  2. via via

    Sundarijal

  3. 1 1 night

    Chisapani

  4. 1 1 night

    Nagarkot

  5. 1 1 night

    Dhulikhel

  6. via via

    NamoBuddha

  7. 1 1 night

    Kathmandu

DAY 1 - Kathmandu to Chisapani via Sundarijal

Kathmandu

Rise and shine, our adventure begins today! We'll bond over included breakfast amidst the magical mayhem of Kathmandu this morning, before driving up to Sundarijal, at a heady elevation of 1350m.

Sundarijal

Our 5 hour trek begins! Beyond Sundarijal our trekking trail climbs continuously through forest to a medieval reservoir and a dam. A steep climb after that brings us up to 1550m, before we reach the top of the Shivapuri ridge, the first village on the trail with the sprawling Tamang settlement of Milkshake
at 1895m. We've all earned a little break at this stage, so visit one of the settlement's tea shops and relax with a cup as you enjoy a spectacular panorama over the Kathmandu Valley. We'll also enjoy an included lunch before setting off once more, towards the dense forestland of Shivapuri National Park. Awed by the beauty of the thickited pines, we'll hike through a forest of oak and rhododendron before finally reaching our destination for the night, our lodge in Chisapani, at a height of 2300m.

Chisapani

After an included dinner, it's time to recharge for tomorrow.

Stay

Hiking Lodge

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Van transfer from Kathmandu to Sundarijal

  • Trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani through the oak forest of Shivapuri National Park

  • See the sprawling Tamang settlement of Milkshake

DAY 2 - Chisapani to Nagarkot

Chisapani

There's nothing like some mountain views and the sounds of birdsong to get you out of bed in the morning. Our trek recommences after our included breakfast today as we head to Nagarkot from Chisapani which takes around 3 hours. After about 2 hours of pleasant walking, we reach the settlement of Chauki Bhanjyang where we can rest for a while and eat lunch. Then we'll make our way through stunning mid-hill villages and terraced farmlands to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is probably the most popular hill station around Kathmandu Valley, offering unique views of the majestic Himalayas, deep valleys, and lush pine forests. Best of all, the sunrise and sunset views from this exotic hilltop are probably the best in or around Kathmandu, and we'll make sure we don't miss the sunset today before we head to our lodge and turn in for the night after dinner.

Nagarkot

Stay

Hiking Lodge

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot through villages and terraced farmlands (3 hours)

  • Gaze out over the breathtaking Himalayas from Nagarkot Hill Station

DAY 3 - Nagarkot to Dhulikhel

Nagarkot

We recommend rising before dawn today to absorb that magical sunrise from Nagarkot. Thousands of visitors throng to Nagarkot every year to witness this spectacle so it'd be shame to miss out on the golden sun stretching over the glittering Himalayas. After breakfast, our 6 hour trek begins. We'll walk along an easy trail that penetrates through dense community forests and small mid-hill settlements to Dhulikhel.

Dhulikhel

After six hours of fairly leisurely hiking, we'll reach Dhulikhel, which boasts traditional Newari culture and natural delights. The views of the Northeastern Himalayas from here are utterly mesmerizing. After we've posed for some pictures and had dinner we'll retreat to our lodge for the night.

Stay

Hiking Lodge

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Catch the sunrise over the majestic Himalayas from Nagarkot Hill Station

  • Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel through forests and villages (6 hours)

  • Discover the traditional Newari culture of Dhulikhel

DAY 4 - Dhulikhel to Kathmandu via NamoBuddha

Dhulikhel

Our last day of hiking starts with another stunning sunrise view from Dhulikhel and another breakfast at our lodge. Our 4 hour trail today climbs up to the Kali Mandir - a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali - before dropping down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. Through the pine woods of Phulbari we'll finally reach the hill of Namobuddha.

NamoBuddha

Namobuddha rests at an elevation of 1750 m and is a sacred Buddhist Pilgrimage site. The shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient site where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered to sacrifice himself to feed a starving Tigress with several young cubs. This legendary episode is depicted on a stone slab and placed right next to one of the holy Stupas on this hillside. After paying homage to Mahasattva, it's time to finish our trek and drive back to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu

Tonight we'll settle in for our last evening and swaps stories and photos of the adventure we've had.

Stay

Hiking Lodge

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Trek from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha through the pine woods of Phulbari

  • See the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to the fiery Hindu Goddess Kali

  • Visit Namobuddha and see the Buddhist Pilgramage shrines at the site of the fabled sacrifice of Mahasattva

  • Private van transfer from Namobuddha back to Kathmandu

DAY 5 - End Kathmandu

Kathmandu

After breakfast our adventure ends today back where we started. But we won't forget those Himalayan sunsets in a hurry. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need to train for this trek?

There is no training required for these treks, but you need to be of average fitness. Participants must be able to walk 5-7 hours per day (with frequent rest and photo stops). There will be a porter to carry your luggage, so you only need to carry your backpack and water bottle.

What do I need to pack?

While there will be porters to carry your luggage, there is a weight limit of 15kgs. You will require your own sleeping bag, towel and hiking boots - try to pack light with lots of layers. You can purchase hiking equipment in Kathmandu the night before the start of your trek. This is an option many hikers take so that they don’t need to travel with their hiking equipment if they are travelling before or after their trek. A suggested packing list is: 
1. Daypack & Rucksack/ Kit Bag One each
2. Jacket (Gore-Tex/ Down) One
3. Pullover/ Fleece One
4. T-shirt Two or more
5. Trousers Two pairs
6. Shorts (Half pants) Two pairs
7. Shirts Two or more
8. Jogging (Track suit) One (optional)
9. Trainers (Tennis Shoe or Sandal) One pair
10. Socks Five pairs
11. Cap (Sun Hat/ Woollen for winter)             One
12. Trekking (Hiking Boots) One pair
13. Towels Two
14. Sun/Lip Cream One
15. Insect repellent One
16. Torch (Flash) light One
17. Batteries Two pairs
18. Under garments As required
19. Gloves or Mittens One Pair
20. Scarf, Toilet items etc. As required
21. Sleeping Bag with inner liner One

What will the weather be like?

The temperature will range from 10-20 degrees Celsius in the cooler months and 16-25 degrees Celsius in the warmer months. There are three seasons you will be able to trek in – Spring, Summer and Autumn.