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Hills & Valley around Kathmandu

Hills valley around Kathmandu

Hills valley around Kathmandu or Hills and valley around Kathmandu offers one of the best experience for all age travelers to explore an excellent view of Mountains, the green rice paddy terraces, typical styles houses makes your journey more enjoyable.

Hill and the valley of Kathmandu consist of many Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries, which house as many idols of Hindu and Buddhism gods, goddesses and Buddhas, as there are people. The Kathmandu Valley will be the first destination in Nepal to visit on your arrival. The valley with an area of 218 square miles is situated at an altitude between 1350 m to 1500m above sea level.

The most famous hills valley around Kathmandu are Kakani hills, Chisopani hills, Nagarkot hills, Dhulikhel hills and they are very famous for day hiking tour because all of those hill stations offer an excellent view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Shisa Pangma, Manaslu and Gauri Shankar.

Around Kathmandu Valley Trekking which conducts from Kakani – Chisopani – Nagarkot – Dhulikhel trekking is known as the rim valley trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the wonders of nature. As you are walking over the hills, you will have the stunning view of Mountains, sunrise/sunset over the Himalayas and the rural villages, people and their local lifestyles.

Hills around Kathmandu Trek is also best for all age people who are traveling within a week time with a family trip in Nepal. The trek passes through some beautiful and interesting villages and you might see some of the wild animals such as Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Monkeys and particularly birds and wild flowers along the routes. A trek to Hills valley around Kathmandu is a soft adventure trek and can be done at any time throughout the year.

Why people choose Hills valley around Kathmandu tour trek?

It is an easy soft adventure trek tour combines with the great scenery of langtang with saipal Himalayan range with fantastic landscapes and the mixed Cultural and other Natural heritages starting from 800 m low elevation to 2150 meter with relatively short distances at more relaxed pace. You will need to carry a day-pack & walk at your own pace.

Hills valley around Kathmandu highlights and Himalayan Sights

Discover some of the tallest mountains over 7,500 meter from Kakani hill station / Shivapuri Hill station / Chisapani hill station / Nagarkot hill station and as well as Dhulikhel hill station, Walking through fertile terraces, mixed Rhododendron, conifers and oak trees, Best view of Ganesh Himal family, Langtang range, Annapurna range…etc., Experience the mixed culture and tradition.

Hills valley around Kathmandu tour / trek grading

As we walk over the hills and valleys around Kathmandu, all those days is soft and easy day hiking tour or best treks suits mostly for a family trip. The maximum height of this trek is 2215m. Our program has been prepared including rest time and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize with an altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for drinking or photographing rest.

Hills valley around Kathmandu tour trek covers

Kakani hill station – Shivapuri National park – Chisapani hill station – Nagarkot hill station – Dhulikhel Hills

Best season to explore Hills valley around Kathmandu

You can do within all months except Monsoon time (Middle of Jun up to Middle of August).

Hills valley around Kathmandu outline itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Kakani (1,982m/ 6,481ft). Only 1 hour drive & 1 hour walk
Day 03 : Kakani to Shivapuri Bhayenjyang (2,350m/7,685 ft), 5 hours walking
Day 04 : Shivapuri hill to Chisapani (2215m/7,265 ft), 5 hours walking
Day 05 : Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot hill (2,195 m/7,178 ft), 6 hours
Day 06 : Sunrise Tour view over the Himalayas. Trek to Dhulikhel (2175m / 7,112 fit), 7 hours !
Day 07 : Trek from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha (2175m / 7,112 fit), 7 hours
Day 08 : Trek down to Panauti Town (1,400m / 4,578 fit), & Return to Kathmandu, 6 hours
Day 09 : Final departure day


Hills valley around Kathmandu detail itinerary

Our trek to Kakani – Chisopani hill – Nagarkot hill and Dhulikhel Trek is best for all age people to discover the scenic Himalayan view from both hill station. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to walk around or near Kathmandu within a more relaxed style.

Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Kakani (1,982m/ 6,481ft). Only 1-hour drive & 1-hour walk

Trek begins after an hour drive Kathmandu city. Here will be wonderful surroundings with Himalayan views of Nepal and many different places for a Day tour in Kakani. Here will be outstanding views of Langtang Himalayan range, Shisa pangma Himalayan range, Annapurna Himalayan range, Gaurishankar himal and Manaslu. Of course, there will be many centuries old local villages around the Kakani. You will have a great option to explore around with their culture and custom. Most of the peoples were farmer around here. They are planting rice, corn, millet, Of course, they produce many different types of Vegetables and fruits during the seasonable. Overnight at Guesthouse
/ Tent.

Day 03: Kakani to Shivapuri Bhayenjyang (2,350m/7,685 ft), 5 hours walking

Trek begins after Breakfast, we conduct our trek over Ale danda to Shivapuri hill station passing several hills forest. The journey from Kanai to Shivapuri hills offer magnificent Himalayan landscapes and mystical hills. The journey goes further through rhododendrons forest. This trek even more beautiful on spring months (March and April) as the forest turns into the beautiful colors. Not only this but also it offers one of the best Himalayan scenery of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lhakpa and Manaslu… etc.

Day 04: Shivapuri to Chisapani (2,215m /7,265 ft), 7 hours walking

Our today’s journey starts with breakfast. It is an easy journey today to get Chisapani hill.
After reaching Borlang bhayenjyang pass, the walk continues on the trail, descending to Chisopani for the overnight stop. Chisapani offers brilliant views of the Jugal mountain range including Langtang, Ganesh in the far east and Manaslu, Annapurna towards far west. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot hill (2,195 m/7,178 ft), 6 hours

Trek from Chisopani to Nagarkot leads between the village and forest with the great views of country site and mountain. A famous Nagarkot hill station offers breathtaking Himalayan views, quality accommodation, and high standards in service. Nagarkot is much more away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The best place to see sunset and sunrise over the great Himalayan ranges. During the sunset, you will have one of the best views of Kathmandu valley. Stay overnight in Lodge at Nagarkot.

Day 06: Sunrise view over the Himalayas. Trek to Dhulikhel (2175m / 7,112 fit), 7 hours

Early in the morning to get sunrise view over the tallest Himalayas. If you wish to walk around 4 kilometers in the morning than a hike to Nagarkot view Tower. From here, you can see the breath-taking views of the major mountains like Mt.Manaslu, Mt.Ganesh family, Langtang lirung, Dorje Lakpa, sisa pagma, Cho-oyu, Gauri Shankar, etc. On a clear crystal day, one can even see the Mt. Everest (8848 m) not bigger than a dot on the same range.

After breakfast, we can walk through pine forest alongside road head with an occasional encounter with wild animals. You hike past beautiful countryside, villages (especially of Tamang community), small tea-shops, farmlands etc. The trail passes along Rhonnie Bhanjyang, Kankre, Tanchok witnessing the majestic panorama of the mountains like Dorje Lhakpa, Langtang and Gauri Shankhar. Dhulikhel is also a nice place to explore the glorious Himalayas including beautiful landscapes and terraces.

(Optional day tour – on your way back, you will pass Changunarayan temple which is the oldest temple of Nepal and are listed in world heritage site UNESCO. It is said that Changu Narayan temple have been built by King Hari Dutta in 323 AD. You can explore the culture and history of Changu Narayan temple while on hiking. After sightseeing here, we have lunch and drive back to Kathmandu. This trip consists of about 6 hours altogether).

Day 06: Trek from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha (2175m / 7,112 fit), 7 hours

Today, we walk about four hours passing through amazing view of local villages of Kavre and beautiful rice terraces with up and downs hills and reach to Namo Buddha, a scared Buddhist place. There is an amazing legend related to the Buddha. Lord Buddha saved the life of a tiger dying from hunger, by giving him his flesh. Here you are blessed to watch such peace and incredible Buddha Stupa, commemorated by an ancient stone slab and with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. You will see Himalchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Mount Everest not more than a dot in a clear sky. Spend your night enjoying the local culture.

Day 07: Namo Buddha down to Panauti Town (1,400m / 4,578 fit), 3 hours

Today, we continue our hike from Namo Buddha hills to the typical Newari village of Panauti bazaar. This is a traditional Newar settlement having rural characters and rich in culture with a large number of fascinating temples. Explore the Panauti valley which is also historically important. In history the myth was, under the ground, there is only one large stone on which Panauti village rests. On the way, you can have an opportunity to visit an interesting wooden temple dedicated to Indreshwor Mahadev which belongs to the fourteenth century. Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 08: Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. We wish you for your return back to home.


How much does Hills valley around Kathmandu tour cost?

Hills valley around Kathmandu trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Hills valley around Kathmandu tour cost include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
  • Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day during the Tent trek
  • Tented cozy accommodation during the hill station trekking.
  • Shivapuri National Park entrance permits and their fees
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits and fees
  • Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Kakani. And Panauti to Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
  • Professional English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
  • Experienced porters (2 guest : 1 porter basis) because each porter carry maximum 24 kilogram.
  • Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for all Nepali crew.
  • A First Aid medical kit bag.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Hills valley around Kathmandu tour cost exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Hotel accommodation while you are hiking in the Mountains
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize your private trip about Hills valley around Kathmandu hiking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do Hills valley around Kathmandu Trek?

Answer: Hills valley around Kathmandu Trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight day pack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Hills valley around Kathmandu Trek?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. The rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?

Answer: All the guest houses along the trek, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)

The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Hills valley around Kathmandu hiking?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Hills valley around Kathmandu Trek?

Answer: Most of the places perhaps you can find hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Hills valley around Kathmandu Trek?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Question: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage in Hills valley around Kathmandu trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries maximum of 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis. If you wish to have a private porter, you might also get it on paying an extra cost.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Can we do Nagarkot and chisopani trekking as a anticlockwise ?

Answer: Yes ! Of course.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Hills valley around Kathmandu Trek Note:

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Hills valley around Kathmandu Trek special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Hills valley around Kathmandu faq

    1. Duration of Trip: 8 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy
    3. Max Altitude: 2,350 m/ 7,685 fit
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Sept – May
    7. Trip Mode: Tented Accommodation
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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