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Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek

08 days

Trip fact

Overnights: Hotels/ local Lodge & Resorts.

Trek Grade: Moderate with Ups & Downhill walks

Highest point: 2,340 m 

Activities: cultural tour

Trekking duration:  05 Days

Season: All Year

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Life Himalaya Trekking presents “North of Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek” for interested people who wish to be away from hustle and bustle of city life of Kathmandu for few days to be in the harmony of pristine natural surroundings.

North of Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek an enjoyable and impressive walks, although it leads to high hill climb and downhill walks, but very rewarding with interesting and scenic views of mountain range with spectacular sunrise and sunsets.

Starting with short drive to eastern outskirt of Kathmandu city to reach our walking point at Sundarijal small town, and then heading uphill into serene woodland and rural farm villages of Tamang tribe of people to reach a magnificent spot at Chisapani and the walking on ridges with constant views of snow-clad peaks to famous and popular mountain resort at Nagarkot a scenic spot for stunning views of sunrise and sunset over range of central Himalaya from Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal towards Everest.

Walk continues on the high ridges reaching our ending point of the trek and hike at Dhulikhel hill view point and in the comfort of nice hotels and resorts with views of mountain range.

Finally our fantastic trips completes with a visit of holy Buddhist areas of Namodbuddha situated in a pristine environment and a tour of Bhaktapur a medieval period city and then back a Kathmandu after a mesmerizing and enjoyable time around North of Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01:            Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02:            Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

Day 03:            Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani 2,300 m - 04 hrs.

Day 04:            Trek to Nagarkot 2,100m - 06 hrs.

Day 05:            Trek to Dhulikhel 1,550m - 06 hrs.

Day 06:            Tour of Namobuddha with overnights.

Day 07:            Drive to Kathmandu with tour of Bhaktapur and transfer to hotel.

Day 08:            Transfer for international departure.


“A pleasant, scenic country walks around pristine environment with super mountain views. 

A great combination and short journey covering best of Kathmandu valley interesting sites. Walking on high ridges of Chisapani-Nagarkot hills to Dhulikhel and Namodbuddha holy areas

Spectacular panorama of snowcapped peaks with stunning sunrise and sunset views.

Around rural farm villages and enchanting woodlands of rhododendron and pines tree-lines”

Trip fact

Overnights: Hotels/ local Lodge & Resorts.

Trek Grade: Moderate with Ups & Downhill walks

Highest point: 2,340 m at Chisapani Ridge Top

Activities: cultural tour- exciting drive and scenic country walks.

Trekking duration: 04 Nights & 05 Days (with drive both ways)

Season: All Year except July / August (Monsoon wet months), March to May flowering months around hills and valleys.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport on fresh arrival where you will be warmly received by Life Himalaya Trekking staff and then with transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, after refreshment our guide / leader will brief you on North of Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek, includes other information related to this trip, includes welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with culture programs.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

A free day in Kathmandu after your long flight from home countries, morning tour of Kathmandu at places of interest around world heritage sites with time in the afternoon preparations for North of Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek.

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani 2,300 m - 04hrs.

Starting our wonderful walk towards North of Kathmandu Valley rim trek, taking a morning drive towards east of Kathmandu valley rim at Sundarijal, located 15 k.m. away from east of Kathmandu valley and the city area.

From Sundarijal walk leads uphill into farm villages, beautiful waterfalls to reach at Shivapuri National Park entrance, from here walking forest and into scattered farm field and villages to reach at Chisapani located on a high north ridge of Kathmandu valley rim, where air is much and fresh located at 2,300 meters with super views of snowcapped peaks from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Lang tang Himal extends towards Jugal Himal range includes views of Kathmandu valley and of stunning sunrise and sunsets.

Day 04: Trek to Nagarkot 2,100m - 06 hrs.

After a wonderful morning with grand views of sunrise over snowcapped mountains, morning starts on pleasant trail through lovely rhododendron, pines forest with downhill to reach at Chowki-bhanjyang, a small farm village with views of Kathmandu eastern valley rim.

After a break here, a good walk on gradual winding path for few hours passing through Jarsing Pawa 1,700m, from this village route diverts towards a small trail to Kartike bhanyang.

From here an hour uphill walk to famous and popular touristic hill town at Nagarkot for overnight stop in the comfort of nice hotels and resorts with mountain views.

Nagarkot, located at an elevation of 2,100 meters, this hill top is famous for stunning sunrises and sunset views reflecting its light on the range of snow capped mountains from Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Jugal Himal Mt. Gauri Shanker and all the way to the eastern horizon towards Everest range of peaks.

Day 05: Trek to Dhulikhel 1,550m - 06 hrs.

At Nagarkot catching early morning views of sunrise over snowcapped mountains, walk starts on the winding path with gradual up through farm villages and cultivated terraced field around isolated areas seldom visited by other trekkers, walk leads into nice cool forest on good wide trail with few ups and much downhill to reach another beautiful and popular hill destination at Dhulikhel, famous tourist destination with number of fine Mountain Resorts overlooking panorama of mountains, this old Newar town located eastern rim of Kathmandu valley.

Day 06: Tour of Namobuddha with overnights.

Early morning views of sunrise and mountain views from Dhulikhel, morning after breakfast a short walk lead south into pristine environment at Namodbuddha, a holy Buddhist place this unsurpassable supreme sacred sites known as the Three Stupas in Nepal is Tagmo Lüjin "The place where future Buddha sacrificed his body to a tigress".

Enjoy the walk and tour around this serene surrounding visiting sacred monuments and monastery and then head back to Dhulikhel after an interesting time at Namodbuddha.

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu with tour of Bhaktapur and transfer to hotel.

After another sunrise views over mountains; last day of this wonderful trip completes with an interesting morning drive through typical Newari towns and villages to Bhaktapur, a medieval period city just an hour drive from Kathmandu and Dhulikhel.

An interesting place to visit around world heritage sites of Bhaktapur with beautiful temples and Durbar Square and Golden Gates includes old temples of impressive pagoda architectures.

After an enjoyable and interesting tour of Bhaktapur a short drive leads back into the city hub at Kathmandu, with wonderful time in the high hills and mountains around North of Kathmandu valley rim.

Day 08: International departure homeward bound.

Last day in amazing Nepal and its massive Himalaya, after a memorable and fantastic time around North of Kathmandu valley rim trek, Life Himalaya staff transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight back home or to next respective countries.

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