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Short Hike near Kathmandu

25 Mar 2019 NEG

Top 3 short hiking near Kathmandu

In March 2012, I did a 3 days trek in Kathmandu with 3 of my friends in Nepal using the below itinerary. It was a very scenic route going through villages and farmlands giving us an opportunity to observe the local lifestyle. This trek is also very manageable for most people as this is my first time doing such long treks. We had an experienced guide with us, Mr. Santosh Gauli, and a porter named Bhimsen Rijal (or just call Bhim) who also happen to be a guide at EBC but working part-time as a porter during our visit to Nepal. They are both very responsible, entertaining and they definitely made our trekking experience much pleasant and safe. They were also very encouraging during difficult times for example there was a 9 hours trek one day from Chisapani to Nagarkot. I would definitely recommend them for your future trekking trips in Nepal as they have more than 10 years of working experience and very familiar with the mountain routes in Everest and Annapurna.

So, You can hire Mr. Santosh as your guide.

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Sundarijal and hike to Chisapani- 4 hours. We will drive to Sundarijal which takes about an hour and we start our hiking, the trail gradually up with pine and oak forest, this Shivapuripuri National park is a good spot for bird watching and some other wild animals can be seen during the hiking. From Chisapani we will see a panoramic view of the Himalayas and the valley. And this is the resident of the Sherpa ethnic group; this is the nearest place from Kathmandu where we will the culture and the lifestyle of Sherpa indigenous, overnight at lodge. Day 02: Hiking from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2,175m) – 5- 6 hours: Morning the northern mountain views attract you our hiking start to Chauki Bhanjag after having breakfast, which takes about 2 and half hours and we will stop here for an hour for our lunch. We continue the charming trails lead 3 hours toward Nagarkot. (Walking 5/6 hrs) Nagarkot, (2,nga175m) is by far the most popular.

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, overnight at the hotel. Day 03: Hike from Nagarkot to Chagunarayan Temple and drive Kathmandu- 3 hours: We will have a sunrise view early in the morning. Nagarkot lies on top of the hill. This is also a good place to see the Himalayan panorama through a Himalayan river valley. After breakfast, hike for a couple of hours to Chagunarayan temple which is the very old and artistic temple of Nepal that is listed in the old heritage. After visiting this temple, we will drive to Kathmandu, trip finish:

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