Chisapani – Nagarkot – Dhulikhel Trekking tours, around Kathmandu Valley Trekking, we have designed this trek for those people who have short time and love the nature and mountain views staying very close to the capital of Nepal. Around Kathmandu Valley Trekking which conducts from Kkani – Chisopani – Nagarkot – Dhulikhel trekking is known as the rim valley trekking offers an unique opportunity to explore the myriad wonders of nature, rural Nepal and the awe inspiring majesty and beauty of dramatic mountain views. As you are walking over the hills, you will have the stunning view of Mountains, sunrise / sun set over the Himalayas and the rural villages, people and their local lifestyles. Along the trekking tours, you can enjoy the real boon of nature being away from the hubbub of city and your interaction with the local people will add another experience. This is one of the most famous trekking and hiking destination of Nepal however there are always very less people who choose this trek for this holiday because the trail is isolated and lonely but Nagarkot hill station is very busy place in terms of easy access from Kathmandu / Bhaktapur and also best to watch the Himalayas in a 180 deg angle. Early morning sunrise view from Nagarkot hill station is the most fascinating and mesmerizing view for your life time. As you trek to Dhulikhel from Nagarkot onwards the trek offers an excellent view of the green rice paddy terraces, typical styles houses makes your journey more enjoyable. The main attractions of this hike are the fantastic panoramic mountain views and the many Buddhist stupas on the hilltops. Namo Budhha is also famous for growing rice, mustard and millet so you can see beautiful hillside terraced farms throughout the walk. Hiking to Namobuddha and Panauti from here is also an interesting religious / Buddhist pilgrimage trip as it has full of history. The trek can be done as a full board camping or as a lodge basis trekking.
Royal trekking outline itinerary
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
- Day 02: World heritage sites sightseeing in kathmandu valley.
- Day 03: Kathmandu to Kakani (2066m.)
- Day 04: Kakani to Shivapuri (2729m.)
- Day 05: Shivapuri to Chisopani (2194m.)
- Day 06: Chisopani to Nagarkot (2175m.)
- Day 07: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m.)
- Day 08: Dhulikhel to Namobuddha (1982m ) then to Panauti (1400 m.). Return to Kathmandu
NOTE OF ABOVE ITINERARY:
O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
SHORT DESCRIPTION MODE OF PACKAGE :
In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) and 1 night tourist standard hotel in pokhara on BB plan, meals and accommodation in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows
Royal trekking itinerary in details
Arrival at KathmanduOn the first day of your trip, you are arriving in Nepal airport called Tribhuwan International Airport. Owner of Gokyo Treks & expedition or one of our airport representative warm welcome you by offering Khada (scraf). After complete your airport formality you are transfer to our best selected hotel by private car. After you fresh there would be short meeting to talk about your travel plan
Sightseeing tour on Holy and pilgrims sites Pashupatinath, Historical place on Kumari, the Living goddess and world cultural Heritages Swayambhunath and patan Dubar square
The second day of your trip make visit to Holy, pilgrims, History and world cultural sites of Nepal as stated above. The day visit offers you sort of really beautiful moments. Visit with beautiful arts, temples, historical places; god and goddess of Nepal make your tri incredible. Our company professional and experience tourist guide present your hotel with private car/Hiece and driver to make you sightseeing tour. Your guide explain you each and every place on stated above. Except stated some listing above here we have some more famous place to visit but we cannot make you visit each and every place on a single day. So you let us what sort of place you prefer to visit. In this way dream of you would like to visit place and would like to see object become fulfill
Kathmandu to Kakani (2066m.)
Having breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, we drive to Kakani (2066m.) the trek starting point and trek to Hil top / kakani hill station. We would be walking through the forest and along the ridge with spectacular views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Jugal Himal. Stay overnight in tent at Kakani hill station.
Kakani to Shivapuri (2729m.)
After breakfast, we trek from Kakani to Shivapuri (2729m.). It offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture and religion of its inhabitants. Shivapuri is the highest point of this trekking. From the top of Shivapuri, one can have a panoramic view of the western mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himal Range, Mt. Langtang Range, Mt. Dorjeelakpa Mt. Shisapangma, Mt. Gaurishankar and many more. Overnight at Shivapuri
Shivapuri to Chisopani (2194m.)
We wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise over the snowcapped mountains. We would have breakfast served around 7:00am. After breakfast, we start our trek to Chisopani (2194m). It takes about four hours to reach. Chisapani is another view point of sunrise and sunset. Lantang region can also be seen from this point. Besides, we would explore tribal culture and mountain lifestyle. Overnight at Chisopani.
Chisopani to Nagarkot (2175m.)
Today we trek from Chisopani to Nagarkot (2175m.). Nagarkot offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains, quality accommodation, and high standards of service. In close proximity to the Kathmandu city - a mere one hour drive from the city and just half an hour from the airport is so near, yet so far away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Well known as a place to watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets, Nagarkot is much more. Besides the fresh air and peaceful atmosphere, Nagarkot is also a place to acclimatize for high altitude adventurers. It is a place to listen to the sounds of silence for philosophers and for honeymooners, a setting to romance with nature. No doubt, Nagarkot is a place to relax your mind and body, be in touch with the beauty of nature, experience Nepal, and escape the hectic demands of city life.
Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m.)
We will awake early to watch the spectacular dawn. Having viewed the sunrise, we take breakfast at the resort and drive to Dhulikhel. It is about an hour’s drive east of Kathmandu. We can see an impressive vista of the snowy central Himalayas making a backdrop to the gentle hills. It is an old Newari trade station en route to the Tibetan plateau and today it is an ideal place for visitors to enjoy natural environment, the local lifestyle, old Newari culture and spectacular views
Dhulikhel to Namobuddha (1982m ) then to Panauti (1400 m.). Return to Kathmandu
Our journey starts after breakfast; we conduct our hike to Namo Buddha (1982m.). We hike all the way through local villages and rice terraces after hiking 3 to 4 hour we will arrive to Namo Buddha a scared Buddhist place where Lord Buddha saved the life of a tiger dying from hunger. You can have a breathtaking view of mountains valley and hills and touch of Newari culture.Then we turned left side to the thriving Newari village of Panauti.
Panauti is wedged between the Punyamata and Roshi streams. Panauti forms the shape of a triangle with a serpent (naga) idol standing at each of its three corners to protect from floods. Pride of this place goes to the massive, three-tiered Indreshwor Mahadev. Some authorities believe this to be the original structure that was raised here in 1294 AD, which would make it the oldest surviving Nepal. The shrine area at the sacred confluence called the Khware’, is one of those tranquil spots that can intercept a dreamer for hours. On the way one can have an opportunity to come across lovely temples and interesting old houses, particularly beautiful areas some fourteenth century wooden temple struts. If you are more interested to extend your holidays, we can extend itinerary more otherwise, we drive back to Kathmandu.
Final departure for airport to return your home.
- Pick up and drop transportation
- All land transfer as per given itinerary
- National Park entry permits fees
- Accommodation along the routes as upon your requirements
- Teahouse lodges styles trekking within (twin sharing basis room)
- Full board camping styles trekking within (twin sharing two men tent) / dining tent, toilet tent
- Meals on full board (3 meals / B.L.D) during the trekking days
- Experienced English speaking guide / leader, necessary experienced local helpers
- All programs according to itineraries on full board
- Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
- Nepal visa
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- All expenses of personal nature
- Bar and beverage bills
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal trekking equipment
We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.
To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.
We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.
Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- T-shirts (2)
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Underwear (4)
- Hiking shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
- Water bottles (2)
- Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
- Books (Highly Recommended)
- Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
- Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
- Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
- Climbing helmet
- Alpine climbing harness
- 2 x tape slings
- 2 x screwgate karabiners
- Descender/abseil device
- Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
- Fleece trousers or silhouette
- Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Do I need experience for Annapurna Royal Trekking?
This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 3 - 4 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack. Normally to do such kind of trekking, you don't need experiences
What kind of accommodation can I expect on Annapurna Royal Trekking?
We provide you 3 star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking there would be normal hotel accomidation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always better idea to own sleeping equipment.
What kind of food can I expect in Annapurna RoyalTrek?
All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
What opportunities will I have for shower along Annapurna Royal Trekking?
Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying and in Camping trekking - we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.
How do I get drinking water on Annapurna Royal Trekking?
Normally in the trekking in nepal route there is all places hotel and shop as well in shop you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.
Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
During this guest house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery we recommend to you bring extra pair for incase. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries.
Is there any communication facilities on Annapurna Royal Trekking?
In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
No, for the trekking you need to have cash beacuse credit cards works city area of nepal only.
When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Who will carry my luggage on Annapurna Royal Trekking?
We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Is there any communication while we are on Annapurna Royal Trekking?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
How much distance do I walk each day?
When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.
Do I need walking polls for Annapurna Royal Trekking?
we recomend to take that it will be the helpful to you.
How much additional money do I need per day?
You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in kathamndu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.
Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.
Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!
After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.