Kathmandu Valley Ridge Hike

  • Trip Cost:US$ 450 (P/P)
  • Duration:7 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Grade:Easy

Meals: Full Board ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on trek and breakfast on cities.

Transportation: Private Vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel in cities and Lodge/tea house on trek

Why This Trip?

  • To Visit of UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • To hile on Shivapuri National park and Nagarkot.
  • To have sunrise and sunset view from Nagarkot View Point.
  • To visit of Dhulikhel and Namobuddha.

Being the best destination for the hike activities, Nepal has many nice hiking trials to offers and We at Escape Nepal presents 07day - Kathmandu ridge hike that goes around ridges and hills of the Kathmandu Valley, the Kathmandu ridge hikes includes hiking through Chisapani- Nagarkot- Dhulikhel –Namobuddha and the Kathmandu ridge hiking is the most popular hiking routes in Nepal as it includes the most popular nearest Himalayan Viewpoints - Chisapani, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel, and this hike trails is perfect for those for the trekking beginners having short time for Nepal and wanting to experience the trekking,  you can do trekking to Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp or any other adventure treks in Nepal after experiencing on this Kathmandu ridge trial.

The Kathmandu ridge hiking trails is designed to provide a unique opportunity to explore the myriad wonders of nature, rural Nepal and the awe inspiring majesty and beauty of dramatic mountain range to the travelers. Our 07day Kathmandu ridge trail includes your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal plus a day sight seeing tour in Kathmandu and have short drive to Sundarijal in the next morning and trek through the Chisapani, Nagarkot, and the Nagarkot is the place from where, we will be able view the most fascinating and mesmerizing sunrise over the Himalayas, then we will trek to Dhulikhel which is your next destination and last overnight on the trek, Treading along the unexplored trails of Dhulikhel can be very exhilarating and enriching experience, then we will trek to the Namobuddha, The Stupa and shrines at Namobuddha is worth visiting as it will depict a holy feeling and tremendous peace in you, then we will drive to Kathmandu from Namobuddha where our trek will end.

We at Escape Nepal is always happy to tailor itinerary if the given set itinerary is not suitable for you so, please do let us know what else do you need to add or remove in the itinerary or if you prefer to book your hotel accommodation yourself and want to have just for the hiking package then we can offer the itinerary on that way as well and we do not have any list of the departure date for this hike which mean we can arrange departure for the hike for any day that is suitable for you, wheather you are  looking for group join tour or private tour just yourself or with your own people.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01.Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel: When flying to Kathmandu on a clear day, the views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawl down below you & are almost breathtaking, beginning a whole link of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long time. Our escort and driver from Escape Nepal Holidays will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Our representative will help you check into your designated hotel; & at your hotel, you will be briefed about your holiday program and you will have free time and overnight at hotel, (A).

Day 02.Full day sightseeing in historical Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu is the historical hub of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents an interesting holy mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and western influence in the valley. There will be a full day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu durbar squire and all these sites you visit are UNESCO recognized World Heritage sites, overnight at your hotel. (A, B)

Note: you can take one hour scenic Everest Experience mountain flight in the morning before the tours starts, you are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and hike to Chisapani- 4 hours: After having breakfast at hotel, we will drive to Sundarijal which takes about an hour and we start our hiking, the trail gradually up with pine and oak forest, this Shivapuripuri National park is a good spot for bird watching and some other wild animal can be seen during this hike. From Chisapani we will see panoramic view of Himalaya and the valley. And this is the resident of Sherpa ethnic group; this is the nearest place from Kathmandu where you will experience the culture and the lifestyle of Sherpa indigenous, overnight at lodge, (A, B, L, D).

Day 04: Trekking form Chisapani to Nagarkot (2175m) - 5- 6 hours: After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking to Chauki Bhanjag, which takes about 2 and half hours and we will stop here for an hour for our lunch. We continue the charming trails lead 3 hours toward Nagarkot. (Walking 5/6 hrs) Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far the most popular. In the clear, weather the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty, overnight at hotel. (A, B, L, D).

Day 05: Hiking from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel- 6 hours: As we approach Dhulikhel, a glut of cultural diversities, traditional practices and lush vegetation .Dhulikhel (1440m.) is a small town of Newar with a long history. According to the records it has been around for more than 500 years. The artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty. Streets are lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping roofs, pagoda temples and sacred statues everywhere. From here, we can get a beautiful vista of the town and surrounding areas, overnight at lodge. (A, B, L, D).

Day 06: Hiking from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha - Kathamndu- 4 hours: From Dhulikhel, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. From there the trail drops down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses, then it climbs again through pine woods past Phulbari and up and down a couple of more hills before we reach the hill of Namobuddha. Namobuddha situated at an elevation of 1750m is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre District about 38 km east of Kathmandu. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered to a starving Tigress with several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a stone slab and placed right next to a holy Stupa. From Namobuddha we drive back to Kathmandu. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 07: Departure to your next destination: You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. Escape Nepal has taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday. Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal. A safe BON VOYAGE home…take care!!! ( B)

A- Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All the airport transfers.
  • Three Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the above itinerary..
  • three nights’ Accommodation during the hiking including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Local Tour guide throughout the tour and porter for the hiking.
  • All the transportation by tourist vehicle.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos- more info for the Nepal Visa.
  • Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).
  • Food (Lunch & Dinner) in Kathmandu.
  • All the applicable entrance fees.
  •  International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide & driver. (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Departure Note:

We have set date for the departure for this holidays so, please look at our list of the dates for the trip and select one from them or if you cannot find the date that is suitable for you then please contact us for your own departure date as we offer private departure for your holiday on any date that is suitable for you which is suitable for group of friends, couples, families and solo travelers.

Trip Note

Trip Itinerary- The itinerary given for the tour standard itinerary that we offer you however if you have any special interests on your holiday or if the given itinerary is not suitable for you and if you would like to add or remove any places from the itinerary then we are flexible with itinerary and we offer you tailor made itineraries according to your time and desire.

Trip price - The price given is per person on twin share basis for the Small group travel for fixed departure and we offer Group discounts for the booking of two or more than two person and group of 10 or more people will have maximum discounts with one person (tour leader) travel free in Nepal (land only) and if you even have maximum number of people even more than 10 people then contact us for the further discussion about the discounts and those want to travel in group and want to have private room ( where possible) on our holiday then that cost you extra single supplement cost, we have given the single supplement cost on our package however if you could not find it then please write us for the further information:

 Essential Info

The electricity is available in most of our holidays and in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and in some of the villages on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, climbing holiday and home stay trekking where you can re-charge your mobile phone and camera batteries, not all in all places of our trekking so, we advise you to have spare batteries when you do the trekking, hiking, home stay and climbing holidays  and there is not electricity available on our camping adventure trekking holiday so, you need to have enough spare batteries when you do those trips.

 

We offer professional licensed tour guide on all our sightseeing holidays and there will be local nature guide in the Jungle tours, rafting guide for the river holidays and there will be trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek)  on our trekking holidays, hiking holiday and adventure holiday and a Sherpa when there are 10 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members and a porter will carry about 20kg means 10 KG from each trekker and we will provide licensed climbing guide for climbing holidays.

We offer porters to your main luggage on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, some stay treks and adventure holidays, you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trekking. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes and anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors and a porter will carry up to 20 KG and there will be 1 porter for each 2 trekkers which mean 10 KG form each and if you will be planning for longer trek and need to bring much stuff then you might need extra porter as well.

When you have tours holidays in Nepal then the luggage is not a problem as our vehicle will drive from one place to other places.

 

Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast at campsite or lodge, we set off on the day’s trek and after walking for 3-4 hours, we stop for lunch at around midday at the camp or available lodge/restaurants which may take 1-2 hours for lunch and will start the trek again, The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village and surroundings, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days, we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before retiring for a well-earned sleep.

The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At Escape Nepal, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face in this region, we do not encourage camp fires and encourage use of kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now have solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.

Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.

We at Escape Nepal would like to requests the following things and to be a responsible tourist:

  • Leave only footprints and take only photographs.
  • Use designated routes, campsites and resting places to reduce trampling and other negative environmental impacts.
  • Respect local culture and traditions, use home stays, locally owned hotels/ lodges or campsites as much as possible to support the local livelihood.
  • Avoid/ minimize using firewood. Use common space for heating. Opt for alternatives to minimize deforestation.
  • Maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Use the litter box locally available. Carry back your own garbage while traveling through ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Encourage to place mobile toilets at a considerable distance from sources of water, river banks and springs while camping along the river sides.
  • Use the services of local guides and porters as much as possible to explore more about local environment and culture.
  • Money spent here will contribute directly to the local livelihood, women’s empowerment and environmental conservation.
  • Before you begin your journey we request you to abide by the above guidelines in order to safeguard the nature and culture of the area and be a responsible tourist.

This type holiday does not need any physical fitness level, you need is just desire to do it. This category includes all the city luxury tours, hiking holidays, day tours, jungle holidays, home stay villages tours and treks and some flight tours like Mountain Flight, Ultra light flight  Breakfast in Breakfast and city holidays in Tibet Like, Short Tibet-Lhasa Tour, Nepal Bhutan Tour,  5day Bhutan Tour, Nepal-Bhutan-Tibet tour as well.

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