Kathmandu Valley Ridge Trek , is an enjoyable trek for all types of people, as this journey starts with a moderate walk with few uphill climb at your own leisure pace alongside rest on route on reaching Chisapani village, the highest point in of this trip at 2,3,40 meters .
The kathmandu valley Ridge Trek starts with an interesting drive towards North of Kathmandu on the mountainous road to Sundarijal at 1,460 meters high and then with an impressive walk uphill through several Tamang villages, farm lands, pristine forests of rhododendron, magnolia, pines and oaks trees. In spring and summer this area will be a paradise for nature and botanist with hills and valley in flames with colorful wild flowers in bloom, wild life and birds are located in abundance.
Walk continues towards Chisapani with views of stunning Himalayan mountain range from Annapurna, Manaslu towards West with Langtang and Jugal Himal towards North and further looking east is Everest mountain range with striking sunrise and sunset views. From here we walk on the ridge line to Nagarkot bestowed with awesome panorama. This place is famous holiday spot with fabulous sunrise views over chain of Himalayan peaks and from here, we head towards another scenic town of Dhulikhel with time to marvel along its village life ,fascinating culture, rituals, traditional wood craft, and costumes.
After few days of nice moderate and chilled walk around the kathmandu valley Ridge Trek , this awesome journey completes with an interesting ride back to hustle bustle city life of Kathmandu city after a most enjoyable and fantastic time around Kathmandu Valley Ridge Trek with best guidance and excellent service of Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.
On arrival meet our TH staff for courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world class restaurants, pubs and bakery. Our guide will inform on details regarding Kathmandu Valley Ridge Trek.
Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani 2,300 m – 04hrs.
Starting this wonderful outdoor journey with a morning short drive towards the eastern Kathmandu valley rim at Sundarijal which is situated at a distance of 15 k.m. from Kathmandu city, from this small town at Sundarijal our trek begins with an uphill walk through small farm villages, beautiful cascade of waterfalls and reaching at an entrance of Shivapuri National Park, from here through patch of forest and passing many scattered farm fields and villages then reaching the ridge top at Chisopani where the air gets cooler as this small village stands at 2,300 meters overlooking grand panorama of snow capped mountains from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Lang tang Himal towards Jugal Himal range, view of whole Kathmandu valley, this spot offers stunning sunrise and sunset views as well.
Day 03: Trek to Nagarkot 2,100m – 06 hrs.
After a wonderful morning with great views of sunrise over the snow capped mountains, morning starts with an easy pleasant walk on the gradual wind path through enchanting rhododendron, pines forest then on the downhill path to the village of Chowki-bhanjyang, a small farm village overlooking the eastern side of the Kathmandu valley rim. After a nice break here journey carry’s on with a good walk on the gradual path for few hours passing through Jarsing Pawa 1,700m, from this village route diverts to the upper level on the small trail, and walking on the downhill path for a short distance to the village at Kartike bhanyang. From here an hour uphill walk
to the popular Nagarkot hill town for overnight stop.
Nagarkot, located at an elevation of 2,100 meters, this hill top is famous for stunning sunrises and sunset’s views reflecting its light on the range of snow capped mountains from Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Jugal Himal Mt. Gauri Shanker and all the way to the eastern horizon towards Everest range of peaks.
Day 04: Trek to Dhulikhel 1,550m – 06 hrs.
From Nagarkot with an early morning views of sunrise over the beautiful snow capped mountains, walk starts on the winding path with gradual up through farm villages and cultivated terraced field on this remote and isolated place seldom trekked, the walk leads through nice forest with pleasant trail, the walk continues with few ups and more downhill all the way to another beautiful and popular hill destination at Dhulikhel, famous for Mountain Resorts with panorama of mountain range, this old Newar town lies beyond the eastern rim of Kathmandu valley with nice and comfortable resorts, hotels and lodge.
Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu – 01 hr.
After another striking sunrise views over the snow capped mountains; last day of this wonderful trip completes with an interesting morning drive through typical Newari towns and villages, then back to the city hub at Kathmandu, after a fabulous time in the high hills and mountains with Team Himalaya.
Day 06: In Kathmandu full day sightseeing tour.
Morning after breakfast at given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel
Day 07: International departure homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal with wonderful memorable time in Himalaya around Kathmandu Valley Ridge Trek with Team Himalaya and transfer to airport for the flight back home or to respective destination.