Shivapuri Nagarkot Trek
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Shivapurni Nagarkot trek passes through the Shivapuri Naptional Park forests include chir pine, alder, cherry and oak on drier southern slopes and along streams while mixed oak, laurel and rhododendron forests cover the wetter northern slopes. Many medicinal herbs grow at higher elevations.
Animals include civets, golden jackals, black bear, barking deer, rhesus monkeys, langurs, pangolins squirrels and pika as well as 318 bird species and several bat species at the Nagarjuna Cave.Numerous trails have been opened in the reserve and our route, much of it through shaded forest, offers great views of the Langtang Range to the north from high ground.
This Shivapuri Chisopani Nagarkot trek begins at Sundarijal, a southern entrance to the park, and rises 400m to the village of Mulkharka and the Sundari Mai Temple. It then contours along a ridge, through forest before rising to cross the Borlang Bhanjyang (2430m/7973ft) and descend to Chisapani from where the southern peaks of the Langtang Region rise on the skyline.
The trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot Trek follows a track south east through the park to Manichaur on the border and then continues through friendly villages set in terraced farmlands to the overnight stop. Nagarkot has a cheese factory that is worth a visit. There is a viewing tower south of the town that offers excellent early morning views of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang ranges to the north. A bus or jeep from Changu Narayan will return you to your hotel in Kathmandu
We offer a Tea House trek to this region. Our trek package includes trekking permits, transport, your guide, local porters, accommodation, meals, drinking water and hot showers.
Days 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), 6-7 hrs trek.
Day 05: Nagarkot - Chagu Nayaran – Kathmandu.
Cost inclusive :
- All airport/Hotel transfers
- Tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights on BB Plan
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
- Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
- Safe Drinking water
- All mountain accommodation
- Ground transpotation(kathmandu to sundarijal/chagunarayan to kathmandu)
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (Govt. registered trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Trekking equipment such as four season down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking boots, rain coat, walking stick and many more as per necessity
Cost Exclusive :
- Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks
- Mineral water
- Personal expenses
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance & evacuation
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), 6-7 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 - Chagu Nayaran – Kathmandu
Early morning breathtaking sunrise view over the snow-capped Himalayas with Ganesh himal range, Lantang range, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal and Everest range make fantastic start of the day. After breakfast, trek downhill along the terraced faming field with the countryside villages. This 3-4 hours pleasant hike offers several picturesque landscapes and direct contact with local people. The Vishnu temple of Chagu Narayan then, drive to the ancient township of Bhaktapur-the original capital of Malla Kings of Nepal. The town is the best testimony of preservation of ancient and mediaeval arts and architecture. Evening drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
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Body wear :
T-shirt, long sleeve, half pant, long trouser, warm Jacket, fleece Jacket, Gore-tax windproof Jacket & trouser, warm trouser, rain Jacket, sleeping bag, down jacket
Head wear :
Sun hat, woolen hat/fleece hat, sunglass & scat
Hand wear :
Foot wear :
Warm woolen socks, trekking boots & sandal
Personal toiletries, personal first aid kit, sun block, lip guard, shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, passport copies, pocket knives, flash light, camera & film, towel, water bottle, music & books.
What you carry for the trek :
Please, bring the equipment listed above and pack your gear for the trek into a duffel bag or rucksacks, and small day bag for you. The larger bag with your kit will be carried by the porter to meet you each evening. You should bring a day pack to carry by yourself for water, rain jacket, hat gloves, camera money etc. The weather in mountain is changeable so you will need some warm cloths with you on your day pack.
What to do about the left over baggage :
One day before your departure for the trek you could leave the valuable things which you do not need on the trek such as passport, visa card, flight tickets, in our safety box, and the rest of the things you could store it in our store room. What is a tea house trek? Accommodation and food facilities! Tea house trek mean staying and eating in the local lodges. We stay in double room; rooms are basic but comfortable mattress, normally just a bed and pillow. Most of them have electric light and all have and all have specious dining room –lounge. Mostly in tea houses there are common bathroom. Hot shower also available on the tea- houses but the hot water depend on weather conditions and to pay to get the shower. We eat at tea- house, though food is usually potential and delicious, menu is not extensive. They offer variety of potato rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup. You could choose food from the menu what you could choose the food from the menu what you would like to have. You would be able to eat the food as much as you like but you would not able to order more than enough and left the food.
It’s very important not to get sick while you are going on the trek and you need to be careful about what you eat and drink. You need to stay healthy and avoid getting sick in order to have a successful trek.
Some tips for staying healthy :
Avoid drinking or brushing your teeth with tap water. Drink only sealed bottled or proper boiled water or use water purification tablets. During the trek avoid the temptation to test your fitness through fast walking at altitude.
Your guide will bring normal medical kits with him while on the trek. It is recommended that you also bring a small personal medical kit including pain killers, sore throat, plasters, strapping tape for blisters, etc. If you are taking regular mediation you need to bring those medicine with you and do not forget to bring extra supply if somehow one pack is lost.
The trails :
The trekking trail of Nepal varies from wide, rode-like avenues to narrow, slippery paths built out over enormous drops. In many places, a fall from the trail would be final. One most pay attention at all the time to where you are placing your fact. Be especially careful not move while looking through the view finder of your camera.
The weather :
Nepal has the wildest altitude range of any country of the earth. Each altitude will have its’ own weather problem, from typical heat to arctic cold. In the main trekking season in the spring and fall, the weather is often stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. Those trekkers who encountered an easy at altitude nasty spread the word that boots and warm clothing are not required. This is a mistake. That sudden storm can occur at any time, dumping one or two meter of snow on the passes. At that point, any one with simple running shoes will not be able to process and may even be stranded for a number of days. Frostbite is a constant risk if one walks in snow at high altitude. If you trek in the winter, you most be prepared for cold and snow. If you trek in the monsoon you might be face with slippery trails and difficult rivers crossing. You are heading into the world highest mountain range. Be prepared for changes in temperature and weather.
Altitude and preventing altitude :
Being in a hurry in the mountain of Nepal can be deadly. Acclimatization is the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends. Ascend slowly and drinking lots of water is one of the best ways not to get high altitude. You should not plan to go to high altitude if you have know heart disease, difficulty to breathing at sea level or are pregnant. For other chronic medical conditions its better to consult your doctor. Sleeping pills, alcohol, and smoking should not be used at altitude as they tend to decrease breathing and lead to Acute Mountain Sickness. It comes that during 3-4 liters of fluids (Water, Soup, etc) per day to avoid dehydration helps in the acclimatization process.
Tipping and cash requirement
On the trekking route do not forget to bring Nepalese rupees for drinks bottled water drinks/alcohol that might purchase on the way. The sum of amount to carry on the trekking route depends on the day and area you are going to trek in. Tipping is now common in Nepal but there is no certain rules how much should be tips and it’s not the must to tip.
Photographing people :
During a trek you will have many opportunities to photograph local people and amazing society. You could use tens of films taking amazing natural scenery but talking the picture of people it’s a good idea to ask before taking. Some people do not like you to take the picture of them. So always ask before taking the pictures.
Considering Environment :
While trekking you have to consider on the environment not to destroy the environment. There are so many ways you could help not to polluted the environment of the area such as pick up papers, film wrappers, burn all your toilet paper and bury your farce, do not make camp fire.
All tour participants should obtain their own personal insurance which covers accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss or damage to personal effects.
Trekking Style : Lodge
Activities : Trekking
Trip Route : Sundarijal/Chisopani/Kathmandu
Trip Length : 05 Days
Meal : Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Difficulty : Moderate
Accommodation : Hotel/Guest House
Max Elevation : 2160m
Transportation : Ground Transport
Group Size : 01 Minimum/12 Maximum
Best Month : February-May/September-December
My trek was with Mountain mart Trek starting from Lukla to Gokyo. It was a real experience in all of it forms. The natural sights were incredible; the guide was helpful and well prepared for the trek itself.