4-day trekking around Kathmandu valley is a nature and culture walk in Nepal. The trek offers stunning mountain views and scenic landscapes of green hill. You will get an opportunity to explore natural and cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley rim. The stunning mountain view with the Sunrise view from Nagarkot and Nepali rural life and tradition as you are trekking in the valley ridge.
The 4 days Kathmandu Trek begins from Sundarijal after an hour drive from downtown. You will then hike through beautiful Tamang villages of Mulkharka, Chisapani, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. A short Kathmandu Valley Trek offers beautiful mountain views of Mt Everest, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and Gauri Shanker.
Similarly, you will trek through small villages with terrace fields, hearing chirping sounds of birds, enjoying blooming flower in the forests. Kathmandu Trekking is full of cultural variety and natural diversity.
The best season trekking in Kathmandu are Autumn, Winter and Spring, so called a four season trek in Nepal. This is a moderate difficulty trek of 4 to 6 hours walk everyday.
Why Kathmandu Trekking
- Trek around countryside of Kathmandu Valley.
- Enjoy sunrise and sunset view over the Himalayan from Nagarkot.
- Observe the country life of Nepal.
Day 01Kathmandu - Chisapani(2300m, 14km, 5-6 hours walk)
14 km, 5/6 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Standard Accommodation Hotel in Chisapani
Receive you at your hotel by our guide and drive an hour to Sundarijal which is located 17 km far from Kathmandu. Trek starts climbing the stone path to reach Dam which supplies water to Kathmandu citizens. Move further to entrance of Shivapuri National Park passing through Tamang village of Mulkharka, we will take 4-5 hrs of trek through rhododendron and oak forest finally arrives to Chisapani for overnight stay.
Day 02Chisapani to Nagarkot(2100m,20 km, 6-7 hours walk)
20 km, 6/7 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Standard Accommodation Hotel in Nagarkot
Early in the morning, we will enjoy the incredible view of Central Himalayas to the north from Chisapani. Breakfast and walk about 2-3 hrs in the Shivapuri National Park to Chauki Bhanjyang. Lunch and trek for 3-4 hours through the village to Nagarkot is a pleasant places for sunset, sunrise and the Himalayan Panorama.
Day 03Nagarkot to Dhulikhel( 1900m, 12km, 6-7 hours)
12km, 6/7 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Standard Accommodation Hotel in Dhulikhel
Breakfast with enjoy sunrise and a great view of Himalayans and trek passing through pine forest alongside road head with occasional encounter with wildlife. You hike past beautiful countryside, villages, small tea-shops, farmlands etc. The trail passes along Rhonnie Bhanjyang, Kankre, Tanchok witnessing majestic panorama of the mountains like Gauri Shankhar, Dorje Lhakpa. Soon, Dhulikhel is reached and admire majestic Himalayan views and the valley below from it’s hilltop to Dhulikhel. Stay night there.
Day 04 Dhulikhel to Kathmandu(19 km, 5-6 hours)
19 km, 5/6 hours BB Plan- Breakfast Standard Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu
Breakfast and trek for 5-6 hours to Sankhu via Namobuddha and drive to Kathmandu from there. The trip ends.
Full fledged Cost
- Airport transfer - hotel/airport/hotel
- Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu before and after trek we can book only on your request.
- Road transfer cost -from trekking start to end point to Kathmandu-Sundarijal-Dhulikhel-Kathmandu.
- Basic twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
- 3 times meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
- English Speaking guide and all his expenses during the trek like his transfer, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation.
- All Trekking permit local government taxes and TIMS card.
- All government taxes, vat, company service charge.
What's not included?
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Sightseeing entrance fee in Kathmandu Valley
- Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication.
- Nepal visa fee
- All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
- All personal trekking equipment like down jacket and sleeping bag etc.
- Porter to carry your backpack/luggage.
- Tips for guide and porter
- Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.
- Upgraded lodge accommodation like room with private toilet and bathroom during the trek.
- All the cost not mention on above cost includes.
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Kathmandu Trekking Accommodation
Kathmandu Trekking Tours accommodation provide in two/three Star standard hotel service during this trekking. Rooms are typically available on sharing based with attached bathrooms. Trek, the lodges/ hotel usually have available the hot shower and cold water .
Kathmandu Trekking Meals/Food
Trekkers can choose a meal/food from the menus at the guest house/ hotel . Typical meals on Kathmandu trekking includes omelets, toast, boiled eggs, noodle soup, fried rice, macaroni, mo mo, vegetarian curries, pizza or chow mien. The traditional Nepali Dal Bhat which consists of rice, lentils, and a vegetable is all you can eat and always a good choice. If you are non-vegetarian we will provides us meat items during trek and we suggest trekkers stick with vegetarian options.
There is not a problem for vegetarian food and in fact we recommend that everyone stick with a vegetarian diet on the trek as the local meat is not refrigerated properly. If you have special dietary requirements just let us know and we will make sure to assist with the proper menu.
Kathmandu Trekking Weather/Temperature
Weather/Temperature in Summer Kathmandu trekking in June, July, and August have the hottest temperature.The temperature in the daytime in Kathmandu trekking is between 20 to 32 degree centigrade. The maximum temperature is found in the month of June and July. The nighttime temperatures in Kathmandu trekking tour during the summer is high too. The lowest that the temperature gets in the night time is 10 degree centigrade and a maximum of 20 degrees. The temperature in the months of June and July are pretty similar.
Weather/Temperature in Autumn Kathmandu trekking lasts from the end of September to the November. This is the part of the year when the cold starts to set in the Kathmandu trekking tour. The maximum daytime temperature starts to go down from 20 degrees in September and falls to 12 degrees in November. The sun will not be as warm as that in the summers, but that is expected. In September the average nighttime temperature is almost 10 degrees. This starts to fall down and reach in between 5 to 10 degrees in November.
Weather/Temperature in Winter Kathmandu trekking tour in December, January and February.The coldest of all the months throughout the year, winter at Kathmandu trekking tour is severely cold and poses challenges to the interested people. The average temperature during the daytime in the Kathmandu trekking winters is 15 degree centigrade. There is not a lot of difference in the temperature in December, January as well as February. All three months are equally cold. Nighttime is when the temperature falls down drastically. The nighttime temperatures around 5 degrees but it can go as low as -2 degrees.
Weather/Temperature in Spring March/April/ May a perfect time to enjoy Kathmandu trekking . The daytime temperature in March is around 15 degrees. This temperature goes up to 15-20 degrees in the month of April and peaks to almost 20-25 degrees in May. Devoid of biting cold and hot and wet summers, this is a glorious time for all Kathmandu trekking lovers.The lowest that nighttime temperatures get in around 5 degree on March. This increases to 15-25 degrees in April and 20-25 in May.
Kathmandu Trekking Equipment
Proper preparation and equipment will give you a great trekking experience. It is also possible to buy/rent trekking gear at affordable price in Kathmandu Nepal. Below is the recommended trekking equipment list for comfortable trek.
Day trek pack
Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
Lip Balm with Sunscreen
Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
Water Bottles or Camel Back
Headlamp with extra batteries
Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
Trekking Poles (optional)
Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
Wide brimmed hat
Wool hat (Should cover ears)/Balaclava
Insulated Wool/Down Mittens
Moisture wicking long sleeve T-shirts (2)
Moisture wicking T-shirts (1)
Long underwear pants (2)
Underwear (5 to 7)
Heavy Fleece/Down Jacket
Long sleeve shirts (2)
Trekking Pants (2)
Gore Tex Waterproof Jacket with hood
Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
Hiking boots with ankle support
Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
Hiking socks (10)
Sock Liners (optional)
Sleeping bag rated to -20° degree centigrade
Sleeping bag liner (optional)
Sleeping bag stuff sack
Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
Waterproof cover for daypack
Dry Bags in several sizes
Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
First Aid Kit/Toiletries
Advil or Ibuprofen
Diamox (for altitude sickness)
Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
Panty Liners and Tampons
Ear plugs for sleeping
Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
One Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit
Portable Solar Charger
Journal, pen and paper
The rooms/accommodation in Kathmandu Trek are all very basic hotel. There are many nice, cozy and well-furnished rooms available with the delicious food menu and great hospitality in the guest house and hotel.
Yes, If you had not done trekking before then, this trek will be best for the startups which are the moderate level of trekking.
You will need to carry a good-sized of a day pack where you could put your personal belonging items, water, camera, snacks, sunscreen, hat, a fleece jacket and gloves. You can carry yourself also or You can hire the porters who will carry the bigger packs with your clothes. They will carry packs up to 15 kg /25 kg.
Yes, there are electricity/power in most of the guest house/ hotel in Kathmandu trekking area . On trekking area, you will get good facilitate service of electricity as well as get free charging facilitate also, some of areas you will have pay certain amount extra for charging . The battery charging cost range as per hour in some areas.
Yes , insurance is almost needed 100% in trekking area. Injury and altitude sickness are far too common on trek. So it is best to pick up insurance World.
Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May), these are the best season to go on a trek in every region . The sky is clear at this time, and you will get to see panoramic views of mountains range.
If someone get sick in the group, a fellow trekker in the group has to descend, then a porter/assistant guide would go with them. So the person descending would be well looked after and it would not impact on the rest of the group's experience. Emergencies are dealt with by the guide and depending on the severity. In a serious case evacuation would be by helicopter.
There is no specify training method to recommend that applies to each individual. The training you should do to prepare for Kathmandu trek depends on your current level of fitness and any medical conditions.Trekking region is suitable for almost all people with moderate fitness. It does not need any prior experience and running, walking, and swimming are the fitness activities to get involved in the excursion.
There are between 2 to 12 fellow travellers in the group. The Kathmandu Chisapani trek is a popular trip so most of our groups are fully booked. The groups typically are a mix of individuals, couples or friends travelling together. The ages differ and trekkers can be in their 10's to 60's. The group comprises of people from all nationalities.
Trekking in Kathmandu is considered easy & moderate in difficulty level, but still, a good level of fitness is required to complete the trek. As long as you are physically fit and possess sound health, you can go on the trek. We have a flexible route with enough acclimatization and rest days before heading towards higher elevation.
Kathmandu trekking is not dangerous at all because trekking in Kathmandu is considered moderate and easy trails. Altitude sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern to everyone in those trekking areas . It depends on the person, how he/she is going to react to altitude regardless of their fitness and experience.
Weather/Temperature in Summer region Kathmandu trekking in June, July, and August have the hottest temperature.The temperature in the daytime in Kathmandu trekking is between 20 to 25 degree centigrade. The maximum temperature is found in the month of June and July. The nighttime temperatures in Kathmandu trekking during the summer is high too. The lowest that the temperature gets in the night time is 13 degree centigrade and a maximum of 5 degrees. The temperature in the months of June and July are pretty similar.
Weather/Temperature in Autumn region trek lasts from the end of September to the November. This is the part of the year when the cold starts to set in the Kathmandu trekking . The maximum daytime temperature starts to go down from 20 degrees in September and falls to 12 degrees in November. The sun will not be as warm as that in the summers, but that is expected. In September the average nighttime temperature is almost 3 degrees. This starts to fall down and reach in between -7 to - 15 degrees in November
Weather/Temperature in Winter region trek in December, January and February. The coldest of all the months throughout the year, winter at Kathmandu trekking is severely cold and poses challenges to the interested people. The average temperature during the daytime in the Kathmandu trekking winters is 8 degree centigrade. There is not a lot of difference in the temperature in December, January as well as February. All three months are equally cold. Nighttime is when the temperature falls down drastically. The nighttime temperatures around -7 degrees but it can go as low as -15 degrees.
Weather/Temperature in Spring March/April/ May a perfect time to enjoy Kathmandu trekking . The daytime temperature in March is around 12 degrees. This temperature goes up to 15-16 degrees in the month of April and peaks to almost 20 degrees in May. Devoid of biting cold and hot and wet summers, this is a glorious time for all Kathmandu trekking lovers.The nighttime temperatures, although sometimes below zero are not alarmingly low. The lowest that nighttime temperatures get is -8 in March. This increases to -5 degrees in April and -3 in May.
You will be get Wifi and phone network some where might not work the access . However, most of the guesthouses/hotel offer Wifi for free or for a little charge. It is better not to rely on the internet and enjoy your trip.
Yes, you will be able to use ATM and Credit Cards during the trip. You can use ATM Card in Kathmandu valley and major cities, it’s better to have cash.
The hotel in Kathmandu provides the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel or you can leave in our office too.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.
Yes, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimum additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some charges. Remember to bring TWO and THREE pin travel adapters! You can also buy the adapters in the super markets or electronic shops in the Kathmandu. Our guide can help you with it.
According to thee size of your groups, it differs. The vehicles will be small and light so that it can be handled easily and safely through the narrow roads of Nepal. It can be a car, minibus, land cruiser, van, Jeep.