One of the best and popular short trek from Kathmandu valley, affordable, makes you walk ups and down and sweats you in real time. Best views of Langtang and Dorje Lhakpa, walk through the forest, 2 great view points for Sunrise and sunset. The village dotted on the ridge and foothill of this section of the rim gives a bird eye view of diverse culture.
Day 01:Sundarijal to Chisapani
When you reach Sundarijal from your hotel in Kathmandu then you start your hike with your guide up a long staircase that follows the water pipeline to the entrance of Shivapuri National Park. Take in the scenic beauty of your surroundings, where pine and oak forests mix with rhododendrons and a variety of orchids. As you continue your trek along the staircase and past the water reservoir, learn about the unique wildlife that is protected in the park, including sloth bears, leopards, wild boar and Indian porcupine. Listen for a variety of birds and keep an eye out for 150 species of butterflies.
At Mulkharka you stop for lunch. After lunch head through town, passing an abandoned school on your return to the forest. Here, the steep incline eases and shade offers welcome relief from the warm temperatures. Soon, if the weather cooperates with clear skies, catch your first glimpse of the high, snow-capped Everest ranges of the Himalayan Mountains. After approximately five hours on your first days trek, emerge from the wilderness and head into the village of Chisapani. You stay in the lodge at Chisapani.
Day 02: Chisapani Nagarkot Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, prepare to hit the trail for a 7-hour hike, trekking through lush vegetation. Youll walk both uphill and downhill along dirt tracks, passing through sporadic rural settlements along the way.Take in the magnificent panoramic views of the dramatic and steep Himalayas en route to Nagarkot, situated on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley. When you arrive in the town after a full day of hiking, there would be transport to take you back to Kathmandu. It is actually a full day journey.
Commences in:Kathmandu, Nepal
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