Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek

   6 Days    Trip Id ( 001-A-73)

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The Kathmandu Valley Cultural trek is a newly developed trekking route that offers a very different experience than that of other trekking routes in Nepal. Taking you to some of the most popular hiking destinations (Sundarijal, Chisapani, Nagarkot and Changu Narayan) of the Kathmandu Valley, the trek presents the most beautiful rural culture in the shadow of the stunning peaks stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west to Everest and Kanchenjunga in the east. Although the trail is more of the culture trekking, the beautiful forest of Rhododendron, cascading waterfalls, streams, the view of the Kathmandu Valley and myriads of other natural wonder definitely contributes to make this trek a perfect short trek. A visit to Changu Narayan Temple built during the 5th century and the sunrise view from Nagarkot and the Shivapuri & Nagarjun National Park are the major attractions of the trek.

This is an easy trek  very much suitable for children and elderly people. 2,300m is the maximum altitude achieved during the trek. 6 days Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek itinerary designed by Amigo Treks and Expedition also includes a guided sightseeing tour to the world heritage site (Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and the Kathmandu and Bhaktapur Durbar Square) of the Kathmandu Valley. The package includes full board (meal and accommodation) during the trek and bed and breakfast after the trek. Trekkers are also provided with a free map. Moreover, this package can be fully customized to your needs and requirements. All the customized packages ensure special group discount, 100% departure and flat rates.

Although spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are considered the perfect time to plan Kathmandu Valley View and Cultural trekking due to the perfect weather and the clear visibility, the trek can be planned any time of the year. Amigo Treks and Expedition can make some of the best arrangements for you.

This Kathmandu Valley 6 day cultural tour and trekking starts with a bus ride from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. The trail passes through Mulkharka, Chisapani, Manichaur, Nagarkot and finally ends at Changu Narayan where we catch a vehicle back to Kathmandu. We strive to make these 6 days one of the best days of your life. Enjoy!


Trip Includes

  • Arrival from airport by private vehicle
  • 3 night’s accommodation in Kathmandu Hotel Blue Horizon similar standard hotel 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
  • Accommodation during trek (lodge/tea house)
  • All meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) during trek
  • One Amigo 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
     

Trip Excludes

  • Nepal arrival Visa
  • Fly to in Nepal and fly out from Nepal
  • Your meals at Kathmandu except Breakfast
  • 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

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

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

Welcome to Nepal. Today, upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, one of the company representatives from Amigo Treks and Expedition will receive you and escort you to the tourist standard hotel booked for you. If time permits, we also schedule a meeting at our office for the briefing regarding the trek, followed by an introduction session with other members (Sherpas, leaders, and guides) of your team. Today we also host a welcome dinner in one of the most popular local restaurants, where you can enjoy the ethnic dance and cultural music along with authentic Nepali food. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and the dinner can be scheduled for the following day.

Meals included: Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Authentic Nepali food, Cultural Music, and Ethnic Dance, which is a glimpse of the culture of Nepal.)

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

The capital, Kathmandu valley itself, is a big storehouse of exclusive natural, cultural and historical sites. Therefore, today, we take you on a few-hour tour of the major attractions of Kathmandu valley. After spending a few hours observing these wonderful sites, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your clothing and trekking gear (down jacket, trekking boots, sleeping bags, etc.) required during the trek. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal included: Breakfast                                                              

(Highlights of the day: World Heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square (a historical structure offering architectural wonders), the Pashupatinath temple (a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- lord possessing the power of destruction), Swyambhunath and Boudhanath (a Buddhist shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha- Light of Asia.

Optional site: Another World Heritage site ‘Patan Durbar Square’ along with other historical masterpieces like Mahabouddha Temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, and Kumbeshwor Temple.)


 

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

Chisapani, situated 16 km away from Sundarijal, is the destination of the day. About 30-40 minutes drive towards the northeast of the city, past Pashupatinath and Boudha Nath Stupa takes us to the starting point of the trek, Sundarijal. The trail from Surdarijal heads off on stone steps towards the army check post, following the water treatment plant and the stream on the right side of the trail.

Before reaching the check post, the trail passes through a few teashops, small settlements of people, and the cascading waterfalls and enters the sub-tropical jungle. After a small formality at the check post (taken care of by the team leader), we enter the Shivapuri and Nagarjun National Park. We then ascend towards Mulkharka on stone steps, crossing the bridge (dam) across the river.

After spending some time at Mulkharka, we now ascend to the top of the ridge at Deurali, through the forest of Rhododendron. The top presents a beautiful view of the snow-covered towering peaks. Then we hike down to Chisapani, located on the border of Shivapuri & Nagarjun National Park. After a short rest at the lodge, we explore the landscape, settlement, and lifestyle of the people at Chisapani. The night will be spent at a lodge in Chisapani.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Spectacular views of some of the stunning mountains of Nepal including, but not limited to Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, and Dorje Lakpa, beautiful view of the Kathmandu Valley from Mulkharka, streams, cascading waterfalls, small settlements of people: their lifestyle, mud houses, temples, farm terraces flaunting different seasonal crops, and the refreshing subtropical and  rhododendron forest of Shivapuri and Nagarjun National Park.)

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

Nagarkot, located at a distance of 18 Km from Chisapani is the destination of the day. We wake up early to enjoy the sunrise view from Chisapani. Trekking through the wetlands and the lush forest, we now head towards Jhule, situated on the border of the Shivapuri and Nagarjun National Park. From Jhule, we follow the secondary trekking trail that passes through several farmyards and terrace rice fields to the village of Kaule.

The trail then takes us to Jarsingpauwa. Enjoying the beautiful community forest, we now walk up the pass beyond Kattike Bhanjyang. Crossing the pass, we hike down to the village of Kattike which greets us with a cluster of houses and shops. From the end of the village, following the main road, we climb 3 km which finally takes us to Nagarkot, which is one of the most popular hill stations that provides the best viewing station for the Himalayas. The evening can be spent enjoying the beautiful sunset view from Nagarkot. The night will be spent at a lodge/hotel in Nagarkot.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Mind-blowing sunrise view from Chisapani, the experience of wetlands, dense forest, community-managed forest, beautiful view of more than 20 snow-covered peaks including Mt. Everest, and cute little settlements of people, farmyards, and terraced rice fields en route to Nagarkot.)

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

Today is the last day of the Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek. We woke up earlier than usual to enjoy the sunrise view. Firstly, we hike down to the century-old (5th century) and the oldest temple of the Kathmandu Valley, Changu Narayan (built by King Hari Datta Verma), situated at the end of a long ridge that runs into the valley.

To reach the Changu Narayan temple, we walk down, along the ridge, through the cultivated lands and the reserved forest of Bageshwori and Tilkot. After exploring the temple area and enjoying the sculpture and carvings for some time, we drive to Bhaktapur to explore the Bhaktapur Durbar Square area and then drive back to Kathmandu. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Beautiful view of the rays of the sun striking the mountains that stretches from Dhaulagiri in the west to Everest and Kanchanjunga in the east, magnificent glimpses of snow-covered peaks like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa and the Mt. Everest, view of a visit to the Changu Narayan temple that flaunts centuries-old sculpture and carvings, a visit to Bhaktapur Durbar Square that gives an insight on the history and the culture and tradition of the Bhaktapur city and a comfortable night in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.)

Day 6: Departure day

This day is the last day of your trip to Nepal with Amigo Treks and Expedition. If your flight is scheduled for early morning, then one of our company representatives will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. But, if the flight is scheduled for later in the evening, you can go shopping and collect a few mementos or simply hang around shopping areas in Kathmandu. However, if you are planning to spend some extra days in Nepal, Amigo Treks and Expedition can also make the arrangements for some other top adventurous activities that you can attend while you are in Nepal.

 

Travel Insurance:
If you are planning the Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek in Nepal, kindly get the travel insurance policy that covers death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of the medicine, doctor’s fees) as well as the repatriation cost. The policy should also cover all the extra activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal.

Health, fitness and experience requirements:

The Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek in Nepal, is an easily attainable trek. Anyone who is physically fit, has the stamina to walk for 5-6 hour a day can attempt this trek.

However, it is highly suggested to seek advice, medication and permission from your doctor before scheduling your  trek. It is also recommended to take expert guidance from your local General Practitioner regarding necessary guide walks prior to this trek. In the absence of GP, seeking advice from travel clinic is also considered as a very good idea.

Moreover, the good news if that, no technical skill is required to plan your trek or any other exploratory trips in Nepal. However, your prior hiking or camping experience will definitely be considered as a plus point.  Also, a few weeks of regular exercise and jogging is recommended before the trip to build up the required stamina.

Note:

We kindly request you to inform us regarding your present health condition, medical situation, illness and the medications you are taking. We expect you to be honest regarding these issues, so that we can get prepared for the emergencies.

Accommodation and Food:

We always make sure that our customers get the right value for their money. Therefore, we always attempt to make some of the best arrangements for our customers. To ensure a comfortable stay, we book a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu, before and after the trek. Normally the rooms are twin share, where you will have to share your room with another member of your group. However, this totally depends on  the size of your group and the availability of rooms in the hotel. On request, a triple share can also be arranged. However, if you are looking for a single supplement room, extra charges will be applicable.

During the trek, your stay is arranged in a local guest house or lodge with shared amenities. Most of these lodges provide the facility of hot shower; however, in the absence of hot shower a few buckets of hot water can also be arranged on request.

A full board  meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea& coffee) will  be provided during the trek. The breakfast and dinner will be provided in the accommodation itself. Lunch is normally ordered from a teahouse menu. Both western and Nepali food will be served during the trek.

Our attempt while you are on a trek:

Telephone facilities are available in all most all the places, where we stop for overnight. Therefore, communication won’t be a problem. Moreover, in case of emergency, you can use the cell phone, provided by the company  to the guides to send your message to us, which will further be delivered to the respective person. Understanding your communication needs, Amigo Treks and Expedition P. Ltd. takes the entire responsibility and makes attempts to deliver your message to your family, friends, relatives or any other concerned person.

Moreover, we can also help you reschedule your international flight (extra charges applicable) if you need any additional days to complete your trek. We will make every possible attempt to make your trek “A Grand Success”.

Why to trek with us?

Amigo Treks and Expedition offers a wonderful opportunity to help you visit those areas, culture and tradition of Nepal that have never been explored before. You trip itineraries are fully customized to meet the individual needs and interests of each traveler. We provide licensed guides. We also partner with local people to help you get the maximum out of the trip. We are highly dedicated and offer years of experience to plan an outstanding adventure trip for you. Customer service is our top priority; therefore, we cater to every possible need of your during your stay in Nepal, be it the food, accommodation, varied destination or your communication needs. Despite all these facilities, our best packages are offered at a very competitive rate.

When should I plan this trek?

The Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek can be planned any time of the year. However, spring (March-May) and autumn (September- November) are the best time to plan this trek as these seasons of the year support  us with excellent weather and temperature, better visibility, clear blue skies and excellent trail.

What should I bring?

Lightweight clothing from May to October and warm garments from October through March. Apart from the clothes you will also need other equipments for the sufficient protection of your body and belongings. Please include hat, sunglasses, sunscreen lotions, lip balm, underwear, hiking shorts, lightweight cotton long pants, light-wear inner socks, hiking boots with spare laces, camp shoes, small padlocks, basic first aid kit, large plastic bags, day pack, water bottles, small ear plugs, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, small wash towel, cameras with extra batteries and cards, binoculars and a journal and pen.

Our legal documents:

Registered under the government of Nepal, Amigo Treks & Expedition is a fully licensed and certified company. Therefore, this company holds complete authority to operate treks, tours, expedition, hiking and many other tourism related services in the Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. In addition to this, we are also a very active member of the following organizations.

Nepal Tourism board (NTB)

Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN)

Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)

Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation

Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd.

Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry

Passport and Visa Information:

It is very easy to obtain Nepal’s visa. You may either apply for a visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/Consulate or Mission offices in your own country or you can buy this upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. To apply for a visa, you need 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US dollars and your passport that is valid for at least 6 months before the trip. However, nationals of SAARC countries (India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Afghanistan) and China do not require any visa to visit Nepal. Transit visa for foreign nationalities is only provided for 3 days. Therefore, visa is required for longer stays. However, for the convenience or foreign nationals, a visa is also provided from the borders listed below:

Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)

Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)

Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)

Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border of Nepal)

Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Western Nepal)

Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Mid Western Nepal)

Mohana, Dhangadhi (Far Western Nepal)

Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Far Western Nepal)

Tourist Visa Fees:

Transit visa (3 days) – Free of cost

Multiple entry (15 days) – 25 USD or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry (30 days) – 40 USD or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry (90 days) – 100 USD or equivalent convertible currency

(For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan,Dillibazar, Kathmandu.

Tel: 00977-4433934, 4429660, 4438862, 4438868. You can also download visa form from – www.immi.gov.np)

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