Explore the mountain range of Nepal, on a 5-day tour. This tour begins with a stroll within the city visiting some of its top attractions. While at it, you will see the old palace of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. You will also embark on a hiking trail that leads to Shivapuri National Park before continuing to Nagarkot and the Changu Narayan temple.
Day 1: Arrival
Once you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted and assisted to the three-star hotel (or higher on request; prices may vary). You will then go to the head office of the tour operator to be briefed on your upcoming trip and introduced you to your tour guide. If your flight arrives on time, you will head to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music, and ethnic dancing. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley
After breakfast, you will begin a city-tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour, you will visit the Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, you will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots).
Day 3: Sundarijal - Chisopani
In the morning, a short drive towards the northeast of the city and your hiking route begins from Sundarijal. The stone trail leads you to the entrance gate of Shivapuri National Park, after registration formalities you will continue walking towards the dam of Sundarijal which is the main water supply for Kathmandu valley. The trail leads to Mulkharka through stone steps where you will enjoy the beautiful mud houses and farm terraces with the Kathmandu valley view. After that, the trail leads you to the top of the ridge at Deurali through the forest of Rododhendern. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the ridge. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 4: Nagarkot
After you have had breakfast at the lodge and enjoyed the morning sun, your day starts walking through an unpaved road towards Jhule village. On the way, you will have great views of Himalaya. It is an easy day and interesting landscape with different cultural village and beautiful farm terrace. At the end a short climb to Nagarkot which is situated on the top of the hill, you will get a great view of Himalayan range with 360 degree-angle. Spend your evening to stroll around the town and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Changu Narayan Bhaktapur - Kathmandu
You will be woken up early in the morning to enjoy amazing views of snow- peaked mountain from east to west. You can enjoy the views. After breakfast, your trail leads you downhill through the ridge towards Changu Narayan. You will be passing through interesting villages, and you can explore the life and culture up-close. Finally, you will reach Changu Narayan temple which is the oldest temple of Kathmandu valley, built in the 5th century. After that, you will return to Kathmandu for the evening.
After breakfast, you will be brought to the airport for your flight.