Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek 6 Days

$435 USD
- 6 Days
- Easy
2-10 Pax

Trekking, Sightseeing

March-May\ September -December

Private Car

Hotel and Lodge

Lodge Trek

2200m

Breakfast in Kathmandu and full board meals during the trek

Kathmandu-Chisopani-Nagarkot-Bhaktapur-Kathmandu

Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek Overview

Kathmandu Valley cultural trek is designed for those who do not have enough time for a longer trek. Kathmandu valley trek starts from Sundarijal, which lies northeast of Kathmandu and is about a 40 minute drive from the main city. The trail leads you up a steep climb through stone steps which have clustered sights of the city in the distance. At the beginning, the trails leads to a large waterfall and the dam of Sundarijal, which is the main water supply of Kathmandu Valley. There are a few villages with mud houses that you will pass through. The main village you will see on your way is Mulkharka, which we will take a rest here before reaching Chisopani. The village is culturally rich, having mixed ethnic groups such as the Tamang, Sherpas and Newars. Then, the trail leads toward Nagarkot through Jhule village, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas including a beautiful sunrise and sunset view. The trail ends at Change Narayana, which is listed as a World heritage site and is also the oldest temple of Kathmandu Valley, dating back to 5th century AD.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and hike to Chisopani (2,165m/7,103ft)

Day 04: Hike to Nagarkot (1,932m/6,338ft)

Day 05: Hike to Changu Narayan and Drive to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 06: Departure day

Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, we will greet you and take you to the Hotel. We meet later on that day or the next day to take you to our head office to brief you on your upcoming trip with us. Here, we will introduce you to your tour guide. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening we can do this the next day. 

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

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 Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). This evening will be spent in Kathmandu.
 

Day 3: Drive to Sundarijal and hike to Chisopani (2,165m/7,103ft)

In the morning, a short drive towards northeast of the city and your hiking route begins from Sundarijal (literally means beautiful water). The stone steeps trail leads you to entrance gate of Shivapuri National Park, short registration formalities then continue walk 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 from the ridge including Annapurna, Manaslu, langtang, Dorje lakpa and may more. Then the trail drops down to Chisopani. Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 4: Hike to Nagarkot (1,932m/6,338ft)

Morning sunrise view and breakfast at the lodge, your day starts walking through an unpaved road towards Jhule village which is an example of mix cast group and ethnic group. On the way you will have great views of Himalaya and forest including Kathmandu valley view from the ridge. It is an easy day and interesting landscape with different cultural village and beautiful farm terrace. At the end a short climbing to Nagarkot which is situated on the top of the hill, having great Himalayan range of 360 degree angle. Spend your evening to stroll around the town and overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 5: Hike to Changu Narayan and Drive to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Start your day with an amazing sunrise view and magnificent views of snow peaked Mountain from east to west. You will also see the views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, langtang Himal, Gaurishankar, Dorje lakpa, Mt. Everest and many more. After breakfast, your trail leads you downhill through the ridge towards Changu Narayan. There are interesting villages where you will explore their ways of life and cultures. You will reach Changu Narayan temple which is the oldest temple of Kathmandu valley built in 5th century AD. After spending some time at this temple, we will drive to Bhaktapur (city of Devotees) to explore around the area and continue drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 6: Departure day

Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you otherwise we will assist you to the airport as per your flight departure time.

Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek Cost :- US$435

Include

Arrival from airport by private vehicle
3 night’s accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
One day Guided city tour of Kathmandu valley with private car
Welcome and Farewell dinner at one of the most popular and typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance & Music
One Ame Trek Leader (Gov. Licensed and first aid trained with his entire expenses, equipment and insurance
A Porter and his entire expenses
All the Gov and local taxes
Down jacket and sleeping bags
Departure transfer by private vehicle
Medicine kit box for a group
 

Exclude

Nepal arrival Visa
Fly to in Nepal and fly out from Nepal
All required monument entrance fees
Entire beverages, mineral water, beer etc during hiking
Travel insurance (Which must includes trip cancellation)
Personal nature expenses
Tips to hiking members
Any extending trips

Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek Information

Travel Insurance
You must have a  travel insurance. A travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are the client's responsibility. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it.

Health and Fitness
We strongly recommend you to consult the doctor before planning your holidays. 
Foods and Accommodation
In Kathmandu we use tourist standard hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share – depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered up on your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. For breakfast you expect to have porridge, toast or chapattis, omelet and local bread. We will provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekking on the Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses or Lodges which are basic with shared facilities. Some lodges offers shower and mostly offers bucket hot water up on request.
 
Our effort while you are on a trek
We will try to keep to the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region, the health of member, weather conditions can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. If you are delayed longer than the itinerary date we can help reschedule your international flights but prepare to pay some extra charge if required.
 
Our legal documents
We are a government authorized and certified company. We have special authorization from the government of Nepal to operate trekking tours, expeditions, Tibetan tours, Bhutan tours and many other tourism related services. We are also proud to be an active member of the following professional organizations:
Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation PAN No. 304585539
Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd. No. 79438/067/068
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry License No. 1288/067
Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Rasta Bank Foreign Exchange Department License No. 1159/1/068
Nepal Tourism Board
Trekking Agent Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)

Travel season
we have two best seasons - spring and autumn.

Spring :-( March, April, May) - warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. 
Autumn: -(Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter : -(December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this.
Summer: -Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August).We do not suggest you this time to visit Nepal. Nepal can be visited the whole year round.

What to bring- pack list: 

Equipments:
Head:
Sunglasses with UV protection
Sun Hat
Lip balm
Upper body:
T- Shirts (2)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/ or jacket (Included)
Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves/ mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body:
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/ or sandals)
Gaiters only for winter)
Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F (Included)
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small padlock or combination lock
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (you will carry your own small daypack)
Water bottles (2)
Hiking poles/ walking sticks
Toiletries:
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush etc
Ear plugs
Small wash towel
Extras:
Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film
Binoculars
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Reading book
Trail Map/ Guide book
Journal & Pen
IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon)

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is easy to obtain. You may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You must have 2 passport size photographs, visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries, India and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.


Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)


Tourist Visa Fees
3 days transit visa - Free of cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu, and
Tel: 00977-1 4433935 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868 Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np