The 6-days of Nepal tour has been designed to cater to the needs of those who wish to make a cultural tour of the valley, or those who are on a pilgrimage tour in Nepal. The Kathmandu valley boasts of a considerably high number of cultural sites recognized by UNESCO as the World Heritage Sites. All these sites in the Kathmandu Valley are related to the spiritual traditions practiced in the region. The valley blends different culture and lifestyle practiced in the region in its own way. The thousands of temples, stupas, pagodas and monuments inside the valley have made Kathmandu famous in the world as the City of Temples. The mountains encircling the valley surround three medieval cities – Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Each city inside the valley has an artistic exposition of graceful temples, elegant palaces, brick-paved courtyards and quaint streets. Besides the three cities, there are also a number of other important sites in the periphery of the mountains. In this trip of Weekend Hiking Tour, we make a tour of some of the most important as well as interesting cultural and natural landscapes of Kathmandu Valley.
For those visitors who are inexperience in walking up and down on hills and who have little time to experience the high mountains of Majestic Himalayas and Nepalese culture they can choose these short and easy hiking trips around Nagarkot and Nala /Dhulikhel. Here are the collected of opportunities for short lowland hiking trip and walking tours in Nepal. Here is not much difference between Hiking and Trekking in Nepal. Hiking is an initial part of trekking and relatively easier that still involve up and down on rural hilly areas below 3000 meters but offers glimpse of High Mountains view. Nagarkot and Dhulikhel Hill stations of Nepal are very popular for hiking tours and as well as cultural and historical tours.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representative will receive you and then transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today you go for a directed tour to four of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. After breakfast, you will visit Swayambhunath temple from where you can get a panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley. Then you will visit the palace and temples of Kathmandu Durbar Square before visiting the holy temple of Pashupatinath. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupatinath, on the banks of the Bagmati River, is a famous cremation site for the Hindus. Afterward, you will visit the Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath, which is one of the largest stupas in the world. You will then drive back to the hotel for overnight stay.
You start the day with a short drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and begin your hiking from Sundarijal towards Chisapani. Getting your permit tickets from the check post inside the verdant forest of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, you begin to climb through the forest enjoying the peaceful environment. As you hike, you come upon the first settlement en route i.e. Mulkharka which is a small Tamang village. After ascending for some hours, the trail takes you downhill through the ridge amid a forest of oak and rhododendron to reach Chisapani. Overnight in Chisapani.
Today you will witness the breathtaking view of sunrise and the play of its colors upon the gorgeously spread mountains on the skyline in Chisapani. Then you make your way towards Chisapani via the beautiful forests filled with various trees and beautiful birds. Nagarkot is one of the most popular destinations around Kathmandu to witness the majesty of the Nepal Himalayas and also the views of mesmerizing sunrise and sunset. Overnight in Nagarkot.
Starting the day early, you will hike up to Nagarkot View Point to watch the ever-so-gorgeous sunrise over the various mountain ranges dominating the skyline of Nagarkot; from Langtang range to Mahalangur Himalayan range, Nagarkot features it all. Afterward, you start your journey to Dhulikhel. The trail features walking through beautiful rural villages and lush forests with different vegetation. The trail lights up in colors during the spring season as the rhododendrons are in full bloom along with other wildflowers. After the long hike, you reach Nala and then transfer to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today you will be driven to the international airport to catch your scheduled flight back home.