This short relaxed but slightly longer trek provides a wonderful views of other potential treks in the mountains of Nepal. Trekkers will be accommodated in lodges and small hotels around the valley rim from where they will witness the glories of both sunrise and sunset on the magnificent Himalayan mountains, a mere 50 kilometers to the north, as well as experiencing rural Nepali village life away from the main mountain trekking regions and views of the capital city. The trek will follow a clock wise direction across the hills in the north of the valley from west to east, the maximum altitude reached will be will be on Shivapuri Peak 2,732metres. The first two days trekking will be in the Shivapuri National Park. The Park is the ninth national park to be recognised in Nepal and was established in 2002 and named after Shivapuri Peak. The area has always been an important water catchment area, supplying the Kathmandu Valley with several hundred thousand cubic litres of water daily. In 1976, the area was established as a protected watershed and wildlife reserve.
Each day your trek will involve 5 to 6 hours gentle trekking, trekking distances are approximations, with plenty of time for photography and bird watching, accommodation will be based on twin sharing and three meals a day.
Day 01: Kaule Thana to Kakani 2,066m 2.5kms
Day 02: Kakani to Shivapuri Village 1,900m 7kms
Day 03: Shivapuri Village to Chisopani 2,215m 14kms
Day 04: Chisopani to Nagarkot 15kms
Day 05: Nagarkot to Dhulikel 1,700m 22kms
Day 06: Dhulikel to Panauti 1,531m via Namo Buddha 1,800m 14kms
Day 07: Panauti to Bhaktapur 1,450m 16kms
Day 08: Bhaktapur to Kathmandu
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