Tour

Nepal Trek and Temples(Twin Room,Start Kathmandu, End Kathmandu)
from USD 676

Contiki Holidays

Tour Code: NEST2112
Vacation Type: Hotels,In-Depth Explorer
Brochure: Asia Brochure (2020/2022)
Duration: 5 Days
Country: Nepal

Want to see the unique beauty of the Nepalese Himalayas but don't want too much of an arduous hike? This might just be the trip for you. Starting and ending in Kathmandu, this will have you hiking up high everyday through National Parks, pine forests, mountainside towns, temples and pilgrimage sites, with plenty of golden sunsets and mesmerising Himalayan panoramas along the way. The route is designed to be accessible though, so you don't need to be a pro to take the challenge. As long as you're above average fitness you'll be trekking in no time.



Nepal Trek and Temples

Accommodation

You will stay in hillside lodges typical of the environment with all the facilities you require to be an adventurer but one who can still enjoy some comfort. Rooms are all twin-share, with communal facilities.

Food

We know you need your fuel, so breakfast, lunch and dinner is included for every day of your trek. You'll get a total of 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, all included.

Team

You'll be safe in the hands of your professional Local Guides, whose knowledge of Nepal will keep you enthralled throughout the duration of your trip. You'll also have porters - 1 for every 2 people, to carry your luggage from place to place.

Kathmandu To Chisapani Via Sundarijal

Van transfer from Kathmandu to Sundarijal

Chisapani To Nagarkot

Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot through villages and terraced farmlands (3 hours)

Nagarkot To Dhulikhel

  • Catch the sunrise over the majestic Himalayas from Nagarkot Hill Station
  • Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel through forests and villages (6 hours)

Dhulikhel To Kathmandu Via Namobuddha

  • Trek from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha through the pine woods of Phulbari
  • See the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to the fiery Hindu Goddess Kali

  • Hiking Lodge
Day 1 Kathmandu To Chisapani Via Sundarijal

Rise and shine, our adventure begins today! We'll bond over included breakfast amidst the magical mayhem of Kathmandu this morning, before driving up to Sundarijal, at a heady elevation of 1350m.Our 5 hour trek begins! Beyond Sundarijal our trekking trail climbs continuously through forest to a medieval reservoir and a dam. A steep climb after that brings us up to 1550m, before we reach the top of the Shivapuri ridge, the first village on the trail with the sprawling Tamang settlement of Milkshake at 1895m. We've all earned a little break at this stage, so visit one of the settlement's tea shops and relax with a cup as you enjoy a spectacular panorama over the Kathmandu Valley. We'll also enjoy an included lunch before setting off once more, towards the dense forestland of Shivapuri National Park. Awed by the beauty of the thickited pines, we'll hike through a forest of oak and rhododendron before finally reaching our destination for the night, our lodge in Chisapani, at a height of 2300m.After an included dinner, it's time to recharge for tomorrow.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hiking Lodge

Day 2 Chisapani To Nagarkot

There's nothing like some mountain views and the sounds of birdsong to get you out of bed in the morning. Our trek recommences after our included breakfast today as we head to Nagarkot from Chisapani which takes around 3 hours. After about 2 hours of pleasant walking, we reach the settlement of Chauki Bhanjyang where we can rest for a while and eat lunch. Then we'll make our way through stunning mid-hill villages and terraced farmlands to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is probably the most popular hill station around Kathmandu Valley, offering unique views of the majestic Himalayas, deep valleys, and lush pine forests. Best of all, the sunrise and sunset views from this exotic hilltop are probably the best in or around Kathmandu, and we'll make sure we don't miss the sunset today before we head to our lodge and turn in for the night after dinner.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hiking Lodge

Day 3 Nagarkot To Dhulikhel

We recommend rising before dawn today to absorb that magical sunrise from Nagarkot. Thousands of visitors throng to Nagarkot every year to witness this spectacle so it'd be shame to miss out on the golden sun stretching over the glittering Himalayas. After breakfast, our 6 hour trek begins. We'll walk along an easy trail that penetrates through dense community forests and small mid-hill settlements to Dhulikhel.After six hours of fairly leisurely hiking, we'll reach Dhulikhel, which boasts traditional Newari culture and natural delights. The views of the Northeastern Himalayas from here are utterly mesmerizing. After we've posed for some pictures and had dinner we'll retreat to our lodge for the night.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hiking Lodge

Day 4 Dhulikhel To Kathmandu Via Namobuddha

Our last day of hiking starts with another stunning sunrise view from Dhulikhel and another breakfast at our lodge. Our 4 hour trail today climbs up to the Kali Mandir - a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali - before dropping down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. Through the pine woods of Phulbari we'll finally reach the hill of Namobuddha.Namobuddha rests at an elevation of 1750 m and is a sacred Buddhist Pilgrimage site. The shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient site where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered to sacrifice himself to feed a starving Tigress with several young cubs. This legendary episode is depicted on a stone slab and placed right next to one of the holy Stupas on this hillside. After paying homage to Mahasattva, it's time to finish our trek and drive back to Kathmandu.Tonight we'll settle in for our last evening and swaps stories and photos of the adventure we've had.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hiking Lodge

Day 5 End Kathmandu

After breakfast our adventure ends today back where we started. But we won't forget those Himalayan sunsets in a hurry.

Duration: 1 Day

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