Destination: Kathmandu Valley
Duration : 6 days
Best Season : All season
Grade : Easy
Max. Altitude : 2175m
This is also another popular east hiking program for short and comfortable trekkers. This trek contain historical old places and Buddhist pilgrimage as well Namo Buddha. You can enjoy with local life and possible of Orange farm and Rice field.
Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1300m/4255ft)
Day 2 : Drive (1 hr) to Changunarayan and trek to Nagarkot (2175m/7135ft)
Day 3 : Trek to Dhulikhel (1440m/4724ft)
Day 4 : Trek to Balthali (1730m/5675ft) / visit Namo buddha
Day 5 : Balthali excursion
Day 6 : trek to Panauti and drive to Kathmandu
Day 7 : Departure
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal (1300m)
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be received by office representative and transferred to your hotel. The representative will help you to check in and brief you about your trip and other necessary basic information. We will introduce guide and prepare trekking gear; if necessary guide will assist you to buy or rent trekking gear. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Changu Narayan (1500m.) and then to Nagarkot (2175m/7135ft.)
After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Changunarayan (1500m.) which is situated approximately 20 kms east of Kathmandu. Changunarayan is said to be the oldest temple of Kathmandu valley and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage monument. It is said to have been built by King Hari Dutta in 323 AD and said to be the oldest temple in the valley. We then trek to Nagarkot (2175m.). Walking through the pine forest along the ridge through the villages with splendid view of the valley and mountains we arrive at Nagarkot. It is one the most panoramic destinations of Nepal for landscapes, mountain views including Mt Everest and magnificent sunrise and sun set view. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m/4724ft.)
Early in the morning we will enjoy a sunrise view from the hotel. After having breakfast, we begin a gentle down hill walk for the first hour, passing through pine forest and enjoying the landscape. Afterwards, we walk through paddy fields and small villages which offer us some knowledge about the people and their life style. Approximate walk of five to six hours will take us to Dhulikhel (1440 m), an ancient town situated 30 km east of Kathmandu. The Newar town of Dhulikhlel offers a traditional atmosphere along with spectacular views of the Himalayan range - with views of peaks like Dorje Lakpa (6966 m), Gauri Shankar (7145 m) and Langtang (7324 m).
From Dhulikhel you can also take a day trip to the Tibet border, or to Tatopani, a place which is famous for hot sulfur springs. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4: Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha (1982m.) and then to Balthali (1,730m/5675ft.)
After breakfast at Dhulikhel, we walk to the Namo Buddha (1982m), situated on hill above Panauti. It takes about three hours to reach from Dhulikhel.. There is an amazing legend related to the Buddha, which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Later, we walk another three hours and reach the enchanting Balthali village offering excellent mountain views at an altitude of 1730 m. Overnight in Balthali Village Resort.
Day 5: Balthali
Today you will visit a typical Tamang village, Dada Gaun, where a Buddhist community lives. It is very traditional and secluded from the modern world. Here people and animals live together side by side. We then walk to Pada Gaun (2100 m), from where one can enjoy excellent views of the Himalayan range to the north and the beautiful green forest of Mahabharat. Then we walk on to Karnali, a hamlet of nature, and follow the banks of the Ladku River back to the resort.
Day 6: Balthali to Panauti (around 1400m.) and then to Kathmandu
Today, we take a leisurely walk to the thriving Newari village of Panauti. Panauti is wedged between the Punyamata and Roshi streams. Panauti forms the shape of a triangle with a serpent (naga) idol standing at each of its three corners to protect it from floods. Pride of this place goes to the massive, three-tiered Indreshwor Mahadev. Some authorities believe this to be the original structure that was raised here in 1294 AD, which would make it the oldest surviving structure in Nepal. The shrine area at the sacred confluence is called the Khware, and is one of those tranquil spots that can entertain a dreamer for hours. On the way one can have an opportunity to come across lovely temples and interesting old houses, particularly beautiful areas containing some fourteenth century wooden temple struts. Having taken about six hours journey on foot journey, we drive to Kathmandu.
Day 7 : Departure
Breakfast at hotel, leisure time until flight time. We will meet you at hotel to proceed to airport 3 hrs before your flight time and drive you to airport departure terminal.
- Camera, chargers, personal medical kit, ID/passport, diarynotebook, Nepalese currency etc....
- Warm inner layer/base layer set
- Gore-Tex jacket and trouser
- Feather or any warm jacket
- Trekking shoes
- Warm socks (several pairs)
- Water bottle/camebak
- Trekking poles
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu
- 3 meals food and lodge accommodation during trek
- Trekking permit
- All ground transportation
- Meals in city
- Drinks and beverages
- Personal nature expenses
- Medical and rescue evacuation
- Single supplement
- Additional service activities
- Crew tips