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Sundarijal to Chisapani-Nagarkot and Panauti Trekking - 8 Days

Sundarijal to Chisapani-Nagarkot and Panauti Trekking
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One of the famous treks trail around Kathmandu valley is starting trekking from Sundarijal for Chisapani to Nagarkot and further trekking to Dhulikhel, Namobuddha, Balthali village then trek end at Panauti Bazaar. Sundarijal is located 15 km north-east of Kathmandu, it takes about 45 minutes drive from Thamel main tourist’s hub. Sundarijal is the trekking starting point for Helambu valley and Chisapani to Nagarkot and so on. Sundarijal is also a popular hangout and busy picnic spot. In the beginning the trail pierces Shivapuri National Park passing through a big watershed that supplies 40 percent drinking water to Kathmandu Valley. Chisapani to Nagarkot trek offers beautiful nature and village walking experience, natural environment, stunning Himalayan view of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar Himal and even we can see the Mt Annapurna (From Chisapani) and Everest (from Nagarkot view tower) in far distance.

First day Sundarijal trek to Chisapani it takes about 4-5 hours. The water and weather in Chisapani always cold as its name is Chisapani, meaning “cold water” in Nepali. Next morning wakeup earlier to see the brilliant sunrise rising in the Himalayan range. Chisapani to Nagarkot it takes 6-7 walking hours, walking through the jungle till Jule continue trek to Chauki Bhanjyang for Lunch break. After Lunch continue trek to Nagarkot with enjoy in close up view of farming fields and landscape. Finally you reach at Nagarkot, beautiful village full of standard hotels, lodges and resorts. Probably Nagarkot is one of the best sunrise and sunset spot so evening sunset view excellent and early morning sunrise view is the most fascinating and mesmerizing view reflecting rays of sun to the White Mountains.

Those who does not have much time, from Nagarkot they trek about 3 hours down to Changunarayan (Hindu temple) then drive back to Kathmandu in same day but our trek continue from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel it takes about 6 hours offers to see you flora and fauna, villager’s lifestyles, cultural and different biodiversity lowland to highland. Dhulikhel trek to Namobuddha and same day trek to Balthali it takes about 7 hours. You will have lunch break at Namo Buddha where you can see a famous ancient Tibetan Buddhist Monastery after that continue trek to Balthali village through the jungle. Balthali trek to Panauti (Panauti is one of the oldest towns in Nepal where you will see the oldest temples) it takes about two and half hours then drive back to Kathmandu.

One of the famous treks trail around Kathmandu valley is starting trekking from Sundarijal for Chisapani to Nagarkot and further trekking to Dhulikhel, Namobuddha, Balthali village then trek end at Panauti Bazaar. Sundarijal is located 15 km north-east of Kathmandu, it takes about 45 minutes drive from Thamel main tourist's hub. Sundarijal is the trekking starting point for Helambu valley and Chisapani to Nagarkot and so on. Sundarijal is also a popular hangout and busy picnic spot. In the beginning the trail pierces Shivapuri National Park passing through a big watershed that supplies 40 percent drinking water to Kathmandu Valley. Chisapani to Nagarkot trek offers beautiful nature and village walking experience, natural environment, stunning Himalayan view of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar Himal and even we can see the Mt Annapurna (From Chisapani) and Everest (from Nagarkot view tower) in far distance.

First day Sundarijal trek to Chisapani it takes about 4-5 hours. The water and weather in Chisapani always cold as its name is Chisapani, meaning “cold water” in Nepali. Next morning wakeup earlier to see the brilliant sunrise rising in the Himalayan range. Chisapani to Nagarkot it takes 6-7 walking hours, walking through the jungle till Jule continue trek to Chauki Bhanjyang for Lunch break. After Lunch continue trek to Nagarkot with enjoy in close up view of farming fields and landscape. Finally you reach at Nagarkot, beautiful village full of standard hotels, lodges and resorts. Probably Nagarkot is one of the best sunrise and sunset spot so evening sunset view excellent and early morning sunrise view is the most fascinating and mesmerizing view reflecting rays of sun to the White Mountains.

Those who does not have much time, from Nagarkot they trek about 3 hours down to Changunarayan (Hindu temple) then drive back to Kathmandu in same day but our trek continue from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel it takes about 6 hours offers to see you flora and fauna, villager’s lifestyles, cultural and different biodiversity lowland to highland. Dhulikhel trek to Namobuddha and same day trek to Balthali it takes about 7 hours. You will have lunch break at Namo Buddha where you can see a famous ancient Tibetan Buddhist Monastery after that continue trek to Balthali village through the jungle. Balthali trek to Panauti (Panauti is one of the oldest towns in Nepal where you will see the oldest temples) it takes about two and half hours then drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel in kathmandu.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes.

Day 2
Free day in Kathmandu or self sight seeing tour ( option are)

Hanumandhoka ( Kathamdnu Durbar Square ):It is the historic seat of royalty. The Durbar Square , with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to see here are, Taleju temple built by king Mahendra Malla in 1954 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairab , the god of destruction, Nautale durbar, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the big drum and the Jaganath temple. It was listed in the UNESCO world heritage monument list in 1979.

On the right hand corner, a large wooden lattice screen hides an enormous gilded face of Sweta Bhairab. The screen is removed only during the Indra Jatra festival.. there are also the Numismatic museum and Tribhuban museum inside the Hanuman Dhoka palace building . Photography is prohibited inside the museums. Both the mseums remain closed on Tuesday and government holidays.

Swoyambhunath ( Monkey temple)

This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2,000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire’s base are the all seeing eyes of Lord Budhha. It is 3Km west of Kathmandu city and it situated on a hillock about 77 m commands an excellent view of the Valley. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal . It was listed in the UNSCO world Heritage Monument List in 1979.

Day 3
Drive to Sundarijal and Hike to Chisapani

Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani.

Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal takes approximately one hour and trek from Sunjdarijal to Chisapani takes about four and half hours. The trail will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.)

Day 4
Chisapani to Nagarkot trek

Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot takes about six and half hours. Your trek starts to Chauki Bhanjag, which takes about 2 and half hours. You continue the charming trails leading you toward Nagarkot. Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far one of the most popular destination. In the clear weather the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty.

Day 5
Nagarkot to Dhulikhel trek.

Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes about six hours. As you approach Dhulikhel, a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich birdlife unfolds before you. Dhulikhel (1440m.) is a small town with a long history. According to the records it has been around for more than 500 years. The artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty. Streets are lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping roofs, pagoda temples and sacred statues everywhere. The major places of worship here are the Narayan and Harisiddhi temples which are adored with profuse wood carvings. The Gokhureswar Mahadev temple, a 30 minutes walk to the eastern part of town, is a peaceful and scenic spot. The Bhagawati temple is situated at a height in the western part of Dhulikhel and dominates the skyline. From here, you can get a beautiful vista of the town and surrounding areas.

Day 6
Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha to Panauti trek and drive to Kathmandu.

Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha-Panauti takes approximately four and half hours and drive from Panauti to Kathmandu takes about one and half hours. From Dhulikhel, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. From there the trail drops down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. It then climbs again through pine woods past Phulbari and up and down a couple of more hills before you reach the hill of NamoBuddha. Namobouddha situated at an elevation of 1750m is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre District about 38 km east of Kathmandu. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered himself to a starving Tigress with several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a stone slab and placed right next to a holy Stupa.

Day 7
Free Day in Kathmandu

Shopping in Kathamndu or visit

Hanumandhoka ( Kathamdnu Durbar Square ):

It is the historic seat of royalty. The Durbar Square , with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to see here are, Taleju temple built by king Mahendra Malla in 1954 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairab , the god of destruction, Nautale durbar, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the big drum and the Jaganath temple. It was listed in the UNESCO world heritage monument list in 1979.

Swoyambhunath ( Monkey temple)

This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2,000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire’s base are the all seeing eyes of Lord Budhha. It is 3Km west of Kathmandu city and it situated on a hillock about 77 m commands an excellent view of the Valley. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal . It was listed in the UNSCO world Heritage Monument List in 1979.

Boudhanath stupa

Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet . It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha , on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu .

History

Bodnath was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion, the temple has become one of the most important centers of Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site.

Pashupatinath Temple :

Situated 5km east of kathamandu, the temple of Lord Shiva , Pashupatinath, with two tired golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest for Hindus. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activites performed in the Temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. The Temple was listed in the UNESCO world heritage Monument List in 1979

Day 8
Return Back to your Country

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick and Drop via Private Transport
  • 3 Night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast with twin sharing basic.
  • Trek Permit & National Park permit
  • Drive Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Nagarkot to Kathmandu
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • 04 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 04 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 03 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal
  • Our service charge and government taxes.

Price Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Extra Hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
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1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

19. You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike. Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

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