This trip generally involves an average of 4 – 5 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 7 days walk below 3500 meters.
This wonderful trek has you on the trail to spectacular mountain views within an hour of leaving Kathmandu. The trek takes you along the high northern rim of the Kathmandu Valley from where you can see many of the most spectacular Himalayan summits stretching along the Nepal-Tibet border from Mount Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal ranges to the west to the Langtang range to the immediate north and the Sagarmatha National Park and its many summits, including Mount Everest, to the east. The trek initially takes you through the wonderful forest and wildlife wilderness of the Shivapuri National Park. The last few days of walking wind through wonderful villages and terraced hillsides leading to the beautiful village of Nagarkot. Make sure you rise early each day, especially at Nagarkot, to take in the beautiful dawn scenery as the sun rises over snowy Himalayan summits.
After breakfast at your hotel. it is just a one hour drive to Kakani and the start of the trek through the Shivapuri National Park. Kakani is very popular for its spectacular views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and the Jugal Himal mountain ranges. This first day of trekking will take us eastward following the main mountain ridge as it climbs through beautiful forests of the Shivapuri National Park. Today’s trek takes about five hours to reach Shivapuri Peak where we will overnight in a tent.
If the sky is clear you will enjoy early morning spectacular sunrise viewsof manysnow-capped mountains. After breakfast we head towards to Chisapani (2,194m). The trek takes about five hours and provides views of many mountains including the Langtang Range, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna Range and Jugal Himal.You may also have an opportunity to explore tribal culture and mountain lifestyle in villages we pass through. Overnight in a tentat Dhaap Lake near Chisapani.
We trek from Dhaap south-east to Manichud taking approximately four hours to complete. Manichud is located in a series of hills that stretch from the Sankhu Valley up to the highest hill top at an altitude of 2,600m. This series of hills is called the Manichud Dahaand at the very top point of the hill we will find the Bajrayogini Temple. We will also pass many other heritage sites along today’s trail. Overnight at Manichud in a tent.
After breakfast we head towards Nagarkot. We initially follow an unsealed road for 2-3 hours through the lush forest. We will hear many bird species but you will need a keen eye to spot them in the dense forest canopy. After a time we will descend to Jhule and Chauki Bhanjyang and then continue our trek to Nagarkot as we pass through villages and terraced fields. The trail ascends up from Kattike Bhanjyang to Nagarkot for panoramic view of Dhaulagiri in the far west and to Mt Everest and Kanchenjunga in the east. This amazing location also offers views to other magnificent mountain ranges – Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Shisha Pangma, Dorje Lakpa and Gauri Shankar. Overnight in a Lodge.
Wake up early to the gorgeous view of a Himalaya sunrise. After breakfast we commence the trek to Changunarayan which takes approximately three and half hours. At the end of the trail we reach the end of a long forest-covered ridge and find Changu Narayan Temple. This historic Hindu temple is said to have been built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma and is the oldest temple in the valley. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. After the excursion in and around Changu Narayan we board the vehicle to drive back to Kathmandu.
Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket
Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons), lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
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