Kathmandu Valley Trekking – 5 Days


Everest Himalayan range in background
Nagarkot View Point.

If you just have a few days and want to go trekking then we would like to recommend Kathmandu Valley Trekking which should be the best program for you.  This Trek is short but allows you to be close to nature without getting too far from crowded city Kathmandu. This Trek is a match for the trekker or travellers who have limited holiday duration for the tourist and fit for the all age group traveller, families, students.

Map of Kathmandu Valley Trek
Map of Kathmandu Valley Trek.

Kathmandu valley trekking is also known as Kathmandu Rim valley trekking. Treks give visitors an opportunity to observe the rich Nepalese culture tradition from the closest quarter and intermingle with the locals. This Trekking specially offers beautiful Himalayan views including Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Langtang Lirung 7246m, Mt. Ganesh Himal 7604m, Mt. Dorje Lakpa 6988m, Mt. Gauri Shanker 7145m & Tibetan Himalayan range in clear day. Normally Autumn & Spring season is best time trekking in Kathmandu valley but we Community Trek arrange around the year as per trekkers wish and holiday frame.

Sunsets view from Nagarkot
Sunset View from Nagarkot.


Here you can hike around the Valley rim, starting from Sundarijal and trekking to Nagarkot, then to Dhulikhel,  Namobuddha and finish at Panauti. Along the way, you will see many splendid mountain peaks like Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Shisa Pangma and Gauri Shankar.  If it is clear, you can even see Mount Everest from Nagarkot. Not a difficult trek, this five-day itinerary gives you a chance to stretch your legs at the same time as seeing something of the life of locals in villages that whilst not very far from Kathmandu, still retain a lot of traditional life and a rural feel.

On Trails, One wayto Dhulikhel, Kathmandu Valley Trekking
Guiding Kathmandu Valley Trek.

The early sunrise view from Nagarkot is the most fascinating and mesmerizing view of the whole valley. The village of Nagarkot is on the edge of the valley and offers superb views of the mountains as well as Kathmandu valley.

One wayto Dhulikhel, Kathmandu Valley Trekking
Our Guide Breaffing on the way of Kathmandu Valley with Map.

▼ ITINERARY OVERVIEW Kathmandu Valley Trekking:

Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2300 Meters )
Day 2: Trek Chisapani to Nagarkot (2175 Meters)
Day 3: Trek Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1,550 Meters)
Day 4: Trek Dhulikhel to Namobuddha and Panauti
Day 5: Drive Back to Kathmandu

Note: All itineraries can be customized at your request.

View of Langtang and Ganesh Himal
Langtang Himalayan Range view from Nagarkot.

► Trip Cost: 400 US $ PP
► Group Size: Min-2, Max-15, Ave 10

▼ Cost Include Kathmandu Valley Trekking:

1. All transport as mentioned in Itinerary
2. All foods and accommodation in Trek and Village
3. Porters and Guide according to your requirement
4. All necessary government permits

▼ Cost Exclusive:

1. Personal expenses
2. Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
3. Tip for diver, guide, and porter (normally they expect)


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Full Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Drive to Sundarijal & Trek to Chisapani

    Today, we will drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal which takes approximately one hour and trek from Sunjdarijal to Chisapani which takes about four and half hours. The trail will enter through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitants with unique settlements. Our route heads down the ridge through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisopani.

    (1 hour drive and Trek) (BLD) (2300 Meters ) (5-6 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 2

    Trek Chisapani to Nagarkot

    Today, we will trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot which takes about six hours. Our trekking starts to Chauki Bhanjag which takes about 3 hours. We will continue along the charming trail which leads us towards Nagarkot. Well, Nagarkot, is one of the most popular destinations in Nepal. In clear weather the Himalaya range can be seen. You will enjoy the best view of Kathmandu valley from there.

    (BLD) (2175 Meters) (6-7 hours) (Lodge)
  • Day 3

    Trek Nagarkot to Dhulikhel

    After watching the spectacular sunrise from Nagarkot where as well as Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar and Langtang, Everest and several other peaks can be seen, you have breakfast. You start by hiking down through a pine forest, then through paddy fields and small villages where you see the local village people going about their daily chores.

    Reaching Dhulikhel, this Newar town offers a traditional atmosphere along with spectacular views of the Himalayas. Walking around the old part of this town you can find some fine old Nepalese buildings and several interesting temples.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) (1,550 Meters) (5-6 Hours) (Hotel)
  • Day 4

    Trek Dhulikhel to Namobuddha and Panauti

    After breakfast, you trek to Namobuddha (1982m) which is a small village which houses very old Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery which is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal and one of the holiest in the world. This is because it is known as the place where the Buddha, in a previous life as a prince, gave his body to a starving tigress and her cubs.  After lunch, you continue your trek down to Panauti, about two to three hours away from where you are welcomed by your homestay hosts.

    Panauti is surrounded by scared rivers and is birthplace to a number of legendary figures and to a traditional Newari confection produced only during a harvest festival each year. Panauti is also famous for its 40 temples and 28 festivals. The temples are dedicated to various and are deities spread around the small one-kilometre town centre. Rich in Newari culture, many of the town’s festivals are similar to those of Kathmandu while some are unique with a completely local character.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) (5-6 Hours) (Home Stay )
  • Day 5

    Drive Back to Kathmandu

    Our private transport will come and drive us to Kathmandu 35km.
    (Car, Bus) (Breakfast ) (1,300 m. ) (2-3 hrs)


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Trip Facts

  •  Trip Duration:  5 Days
  •  Activities:  Trekking
  •  Country:  Nepal
  •  Group Size:  12 persons
  •  Price:  From 400 US $ PP
  •  Trip Style:  Hotel/Lodge
  •  Diffculty:  Easy
  •  Best Season:  Mar/May & Sept/Nov

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