Trek Nepal

A trek in Nepal is a special and rewarding mountain holiday

Duration: 07 days
Trekking: 05 days
Accommodation: Combination of hotel & tents.
Physical Challenge: Moderate
Focus: View of Himalayas, nature & rural Nepal.
Highest Point: 2,400 mts.
Best time: March to May & Mid September through to November

A delightful short trek near the Kathmandu valley, just within an hours drive, the trek offers typical rural Nepal with magnificent views of different Himalayan ranges. Few people trek around the Kathmandu valley. Yet it offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture and religion, together with the daily toil in the fields of its inhabitants.

Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to a 3* hotel. Day free to relax or optional half day city tour. O/n in hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Changu Narayan – Nagarkot
After breakfast, drive to Changu Narayan – approximately 20 kms east of Kathmandu. Changunarayan is said to be the oldest temple of Kathmandu valley and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage monument list. Changu Narayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the valley. It is said to have been built by King Hari Dutta in 323 AD and sais to be the oldest temple in the valley. The altitude is approx. 1,500 mts.. Later, walk up through the pine forest along the ridge through the villages with splendid view of the valley and mountains. A walk of 3 to 4 hours brings you to Nagarkot at the altitude of 2175 m above sea level. Nagarkot is one the most panoramic destinations of Nepal for landscapes, mountain views including Mt Everest and magnificent sunrise and sun set view. Overnight in Hotel / camp.

Day 03: Nagarkot – Dhulikhel
After breakfast, start a gentle walk for the first hour and so through the pine forest down hill enjoying the landscapes. Afterwards, walk through paddy field, villages offers you some knowledge about the people and their life style of Nepal. Approximate walk of 5 to 6 hours will take you to Dhulikhel (1440m), an ancient town is situated 30 kms east of Kathmandu on the way to Nepal/China border highway. Newar town of Dhulikhlel offers a traditional atmosphere along with spectacular views of the Himalayan range – with views of peaks like Dorje Lakpa ( 6966 mts.), Garu Shankar ( 7,145 mts.) and Langtang ( 7,324 mts.) is possible on a clear day. Overnight in hotel /camp.

Day 04: Dhulikhel – Namo Buddha – Balthali
After breakfast, walk to the Namo Buddha (1982m), situated on hill above Panauti, and it takes approx. 3 hrs. There is an amazing legend related to the Buddha, which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the al-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Later, walk another 3 hrs. to reach the enchanting Balthali village offering excellent mountain views at an altitude of 2400m. Overnight in camp.

Day 05: Day hike around Balthali
Today you will visit a typical Tamang village, Dada Gaun, where a Buddhist Community lives. It is very traditional and secluded from the modern world. Here people and animals live together side by side. Then walk to Pada Gaun (2100m), from where you have an extremely good views of the whole Himalayan range to north and beautiful green forest of Mahabharat (weather permitting). The walk on to Karnali, a hamlet of nature, and follow the banks of the Ladku river back to the camp. Approx. 5 hrs. walk.

Day 06: Balthali – Panauti – Kathmandu
Today, you take leisurely walk to the thriving Newari village of Panauti, with some very lovely temples and interesting old houses, particularly beautiful areas some fourteenth century wooden temple struts. Having taken about 6 hours foot journey, drive to Kathmandu. O/n in hotel.

Day 07: Transfer to airport for Int’l flight.