Day Hiking Around Kathmandu
wonderful way of discovering the countryside around Kathmandu. The
hiking program is planned in a manner that will take the visitor past
fields, hamlets and forests with a backdrop of mountains. At the end
of the day, the visitor is back to the modern comforts of a first
class hotel. Of course, should one not feel like it, one can miss
out a particular day and still continue the following day, a luxury
that is not possible while one is on a trek.We hike to various vantage
points in the Kathmandu valley and while on the return, visit some
historical or cultural centre.
Arrival and transfer to Hotel. In the evening a briefing will be given
by the hiking guide.
By vehicle we shall proceed to Phulbari Gate
(140m) from where we will start our hike for Jamachowk (2096m). Hike
ends near the Royal Forest at Balaju (Water Parks). By vehicle we
continue on to old Kathmandu Durbar square for sightseeing. Return
to hotel.: Ascend : 700m Hiking distance: : approx. 8 km: Descend:
700m Time: : approx. 4 hrs: Overnight at hotel.
We travel to Godavari (1593m). Ascend to the
summit of Pulchowki (2320m). On return from the summit we shall go
to the Godavari Botanical Garden. On the way back, we visit old Patan
where we do a bit of sightseeing. Back to the hotel.: Ascend :800m
Hiking distance : approx. 10 km: Descend:800m Time : : approx. 6 hrs:
Overnight at hotel.
We proceed to Boudhnath and onto Bramhakhel (1350m). Hike to the temple
of Changu Narayan (of the Lichhavi Era) (1658m) and descend to Nagarkot,
where the auto will be waiting to take us for sightseeing of old Bhaktapur.:
Return to Hotel.: Ascend : 300m: Hiking distance : approx. 7 km: Descend:
150m: Time: : approx. 3 hrs: Overnight at hotel.
Today we go to Buddhanilkantha (1440m). From here, start ascending
for the summit of Shivapuri (2732m). While descending we shall make
a visit to the reclining Vishnu temple of Buddhanilkantha. Return
to hotel.: Ascend : 1300m: Hiking distance : approx. 11 km: Descend:
1300m: Time: : approx. 6 hrs: Overnight at hotel.
We head for Kakani (2073m) today. After a short ascend, we begin a
gradual descend towards the road near Tin-bible (1500m) where transportation
will be waiting to take us to Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple).
Return to hotel.: Ascend : 100m: Hiking distance : approx. 8 km: Descend:
600m : Time: : approx. 3 hrs: Overnight at hotel.
From Basbari (1480m) we start ascending for the summit of Champadevi
(2278m). Descend to Machenaryan (1400m) and visit Kirtipur. Return
Ascend : 950m: Hiking distance : approx. 14 km
Descend :1050m: Time : approx. 6 hrs.
Overnight at hotel.
08: Transfer to airport for onward flight.