Nepal has been always a nation of traders and current day trekking trail involves from ancient trade routes. Today trekkers walk in the countless foothills with terrific view of Himalayan ranges on the background. A short drive to trail head Sundarijal (18KM) north east of Kathmandu valley takes avoids you trafficked and crowd. Trail continues through the typical villages and huge dense forest of Shivapuri National Park. Our trek prolongs with fantastic sunset and sunrise inspecting large green valleys.
Nagarkot (2175m) is probably the best place to view the Himalaya from the comfort of your Hotel balcony. A scenic hike to
Dhulikhel a quieter, less developed place and to observe the high Himalayas adds the extra thrill in the trip. Trail to Namo Buddha offers an ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture and night stay in Monastery, dinner with monk and meditation can be a lifetime memory. A legend village Panauti has some ancient temples which have stood the test of time partly because of Panauti’s legendary
resistance of earthquake. Panauti was major trading centre with its own royal palace but today the village is serene backwater, and all the more appealing for that. This cultural trip introduces Nepal and Nepalese in details, though it’s short countryside excursion.
- Day 01 Meet MMT (Mountain Mart Treks) airport representative at International Airport and transfer to your choice of Hotel
/Resort /Guest house.
- Day 02 Kathmandu City excursion
- Day 03 Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2160m/7130ft) 5/6 hrs walk
- Day 04 Chisopani - Nagarkot (2175m/7134ft) 5-6 hrs trek.
- Day 05 Nagarkot – Dhulikhel (1550m) 5-6 hrs. trek
- Day 06 Dhulikhel – Namo Buddha (1810m) 5/6 hrs trek
- Day 07 Namo Buddha – Panauti (1620m) – Drive to Kathmandu : 4-5 hrs trek and 1 ½ hr drive
Nagarkot ,Dhulikhel, Namobuddha Trek:
Days 01: Meet MMT (Mountain Mart Treks) airport
representative at International Airport and transfer to your choice of Hotel
/Resort /Guest house. Free afternoon. Involve well come dinner held by MMT
management, introduce guide, trip briefing and check trip necessities.
Day 02: Kathmandu City excursion
After breakfast in the Hotel, proceed for sightseeing tours
to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the
bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa
architecture in the world! and Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary
stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple. Morning: Patan is the
oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called
Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna
temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. Morning:
Kathmandu city tour covering the Durbar Square, the living goddess Kumari,
Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freek Street and more.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2160m
/7130ft).) 5/6 hrs walk
After breakfast drive to eastern end of Kathmandu valley
Sundarijal (trekking starting point) 15 KM an hour drive by private transport. The
trail starts off up concrete beside the drinking water pipeline to Kathmandu
valley through military check point along the large typical Tamang village
Mulkharka. ((1800m /5940ft) Trail continues climb through the Shivpuri
Watershed and Wildlife Reserve along the pine, rhododendron and oak forest.
Last part an hour descends right after the pass Borlang Bhanjyang (2460m /
8/110ft) Overnight Chisopani.
Day: 04: Chisopani --
Nagarkot (2175m/7134ft), 5-6 hrs trek.
Trail follows untrffic off road through the deep forest with
superb view of valley including Mt. Dorje Lakpa and Jugal Himal range. Walk between the village and forest continue
along the terraced farming filed finally brings us to hillcity Nagarkot 2175m.
This spot provides an excellent view of the sunset and Mount Everest can be
seen on a clear day.
Day 05: Nagarkot – Dhulikhel (1550m) 5-6 hrs. trek
After breakfast trek along the ridge of Nagarkot hill, and
trail drops down the deep green valley to terraced rice field. Continue flat
trail and eventually finds the Araniko high (Kathmandu/friendship Highway) Take
short bus ride to Dhulikhel. Evening fantastic view of sunset and overnight at
Day 06: Dhulikhel – Namo Buddha (1810m), 5/6 hrs trek
The trail proceeds through the unspoillt villages and almost
no tourist. Eventually, after 5/6 hrs treks bring you a Tibetan Buddhist
village Namobuddha with beautiful chorten and monastery. Overnight stay in the
Gompa and take immense pleasure of prying ceremony. Dinner with monk and
practice meditation next morning before set out to trek is absolutely charm of
Day 07: Namo Buddha – Panauti (1620m) – Drive to Kathmandu :
4-5 hrs trek and 1 ½ hr drive
Trek to legend village to Panauti and explore ancient
temples. On the way offers a complete rural landscapes and living museum. After
lunch drive to historical heritage site Bhaktapur. Explore full afternoon and
evening drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Why select Mountain Mart Treks to be your travel partner?
- More than 20 years of route experiences
- Guests first
- Individual trip design and fixed departures
- Comfort & safety
- Stress Free Travel
- Fixed prices without hidden costs
- Extensive range of travel service
- World class travel service
- Easy and flexible payment modes
- Financial protection
- Staff care
- Responsible tourism
- Walking and helping
Trip Information Section
Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Mountain Mart Trek, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.
A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting.
Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.
Mountain Mart Trek provides unlimited chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem
Mountain Mart Trek offers you complementary route map and T-shirt
What to take
This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kgs per trekker means 30 kgs from 2 trekkers . Unnecessary luggage can left in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. .
Important to note:
Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.