5 Days trek around Kathmandu

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    5 Days trek around Kathmandu Highlights
    • 5 Days Hiking around Kathmandu, Chisapani, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha, Balthali, and Panauti 
    • Trek with a professional guide to make your trip safe and know everything about 
    • Free hustle and bustle nearby Kathmandu valley 
    • Magnificent views of Mountains, valley and green cultivated landscapes
    • Visit some UNESCO heritage sites and biggest Buddhist monasteries and temples  

    5 days Kathmandu valley RIM treks are incredible trekking around with the finest views of magnificent mountains. This is a short and easy trekking fit for every fitness peoples. Incredible sunrise and sunset view with the excellent views of green cultivated lands. Trekking around Kathmandu is closed to the city but you feel you are miles away from hustle and bustle. During this trek, you will be arriving in the different indigenous settlements with different lifestyle and their different cultures. Visit the most beautiful world cities listed in the UNESCO heritage site. When trekkers choose to trek out of Kathmandu, most of them are unknown about the charm of around Kathmandu. Every destination you trek in these 5 days, a different adorable experience you will gain.

    Around Kathmandu is with fewer trekkers. The entire trekking trail is isolated and lonely. Only Nagarkot is very busy in terms of easy access driving from Kathmandu. You are mostly trekking inside Shivapuri National park. The richest flora fauna with blooming Rhododendrons. The region is also rich in varieties of birds. From Kathmandu drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani first day. Situated at 2,194 meters, Chisapani provides scenic Himalayan ranges of Langtang and views of many local villages. 2,175 altitude Nagarkot is another best viewpoint of mountain and sunrise. Trek to Dhulikhel through excellent views of the green rice paddy terraces, local villages with typical styles of houses makes your trek more enjoyable.

    Dhulikhel is 1,550 meters altitude with the views of mountain ranges and villages. Good accommodation is available in Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and Balthali. Only simple hotels are available in Chisapani for one overnight. Namobuddha is the holy place that lies one of the biggest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery lies top of the hill with scenic mountain views. Take a tour around the big compound of a monastery. Trek to Balthali village. Stay overnight at the top of the hill in Balthali with scenic provides Himalayan views again. 

    5 Days trek around Kathmandu Itinerary
    • Day 01:Drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu(1 Hour) and trek to Chisapani via Mulkharka (5 Hours - 2,194m) Overnight at local hotel,
    • Day 02:Trek to Nagarkot (7 Hours - 2195,) Overnight at Hotel
    • Day 03:Explore Himalayas and sunrise view from Nagarkot. Trek down to Dhulikhel (5 Hours) Overnight at hotel
    • Day 04:Trek to Namobuddha and Balthali. Overnight at Hotel Namobuddha. Overnight in the Hotel
    • Day 05:Short trekking to Khopani, Panauti and driving back to Kathmadnu
    • Day 01:Drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu(1 Hour) and trek to Chisapani via Mulkharka (5 Hours - 2,194m) Overnight at local hotel,

      After your breakfast in the Hotel, drive to Sundarijal. The drive is about an hour. Sundarijal is the major water supply spot for people in Kathmandu as well as a good picnic spot. From here we start our climbing uphill route towards Chisapani via a dense forest of Shivapuri National Park. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Himalayas, forests, and villages with beautiful paddy fields. Few local villages with the settlement of Nepalese indigenous peoples. The place is also rich in flora fauna and wildlife. Food: Lunch and Dinner

    • Day 02:Trek to Nagarkot (7 Hours - 2195,) Overnight at Hotel

      Long day of walking required a bit extra strength. The trail start is a gentle downhill walk through a newly constructed unpaved road. The whole walk will take us inside Shivapuri National Park. We will have beautiful views of spectacular Himalayas as well. Beautiful sounds of birds and streams next to us will also add more fun to the trip. We will stop in a small village called Jhule for lunch before continuing further to Nagarkot. We will pass through several villages in the hills before climbing steep uphill to reach Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a tourist hill station near Kathmandu. facilities of simple to deluxe hotels are available here. Foods: BLD

    • Day 03:Explore Himalayas and sunrise view from Nagarkot. Trek down to Dhulikhel (5 Hours) Overnight at hotel

      The hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel is very easy, with a little uphill but is mostly downhill. It is beautiful walking through in the countryside of Nepal’s rural villages. You will experience the beauty of nature altogether rural lifestyle and diverse culture. Once you reach at Dhulikhel, option to walk further to Bhagawati temple. The Bhagawati temple is situated at a height in the western part of Dhulikhel and dominates the skyline. From here, you can get a beautiful vista of the town and surrounding areas. Foods: BLD

    • Day 04:Trek to Namobuddha and Balthali. Overnight at Hotel Namobuddha. Overnight in the Hotel

      One of the most blessed Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. It is about 3 hours' walking until the monastery. Visit the monastery and have lunch. Trek through the local villages and terraced farmlands. Mountain views are stunning on the way of the trek. Visit Thrangu Tashi Monastery in Namo Buddha which is the home of Buddha. Further trek to Balthali. Take a short walk downhill to the rural villages. From here, continue walking through fields and orchards to the quiet village of Balthali. Here again, there are amazing views of the mountains, farmland, and villages. Overnight at the hillside of this village. Foods: BLD

    • Day 05:Short trekking to Khopani, Panauti and driving back to Kathmadnu

      Trek to Khopasi, Visit Panauti and drive to Kathmandu start the short trek to Khopasi after your breakfast. Most of today’s trail is along a dirt road, passing beautiful small villages, terraced fields, and amazing views. Your car will be waiting for you there. We stop at Panauti - a classic Newari town of ancient temples and monuments, where you can discover. Panauti is one of the best-preserved Newari towns in the country waiting to list in UNESCO heritage. Drive to Kathmandu finish trek. Foods: BL

    Cost Details
    • Drop and pickup transportation 
    • Entrance fees of Shivapurinational park, Nagarkot 
    • Professional tour guide for the trek
    • Accommodation for 4 nights 
    • Every morning breakfast and dinner at night in the same hotel you stay 
    • Lunch one the way during hiking 
    • Service charge and tax 
    • Personal hiking equipment
    • Your personal expenses 
    • Bottled drinks and bar bills 
    • Any tipping 
    • Any cost of entrance fees of monasteries and monuments 
    Useful Information

    Accommodation in the trip

    In your 4 overnights, hotel in Chisapani is locally available simple but tourist standard hotel. Last night in Balthali is 3 star category hotel/ resort. Chisapani and Balthali does not have option to upgrade the hotels. But Nagarkot and Dhulikhel have option to upgrade hotels to 4 or 5 stars. In our package cost, 3 star category hotels are including in this both places.


    During the hiking all the foods like breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is including in the cost. Dinner and the breakfast is in the same hotel you overnight. Guide will find suitable place to have lunch on the way of hiking.


    Porter in this trip and cost in not including. You are going to stay at facility provided hotels so no need to bring much stuffs. Hiking 5 days around Kathmandu is carrying few of your stuffs in your day pack. If you are not able to carry your day pack, we can provide you porter in extra cost. Sharing a porter by 2-3 hikers in also fine. Porter can carry up to 20 kilogram in total.

    Client Reviews

    • Trekking in the Hills and Peaks of Nepal

      I had the pleasure to hike for 5 days with Mr Gyanendra (pictured) a highly knowledgeable, expert and kindly guide. We did 5 days and 4 nights, staying in a combination of local rest houses and resort hotels. Mr Gyanendra knows these valleys and hills like the back of his hand, is expert and has excellent English - importantly is great company if you plan a solo hike. It was a fantastic experience with Mr Gyanendra and I would recommend this to individuals or small groups that want to experience the hills, peaks, villages and local life in and around Nepal. All arrangements were handled expertly by Mr Gyanendra - hotels, food, provisions and programme… I really enjoyed my time - challenging but fun!

      Andy N
      Andy NBrazil,May 16, 2023
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