Itinerary, and Including& Excluding Price Explanation:
Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Panauti (1,5 hours), and walk to Dhulikel (6 hours)
Day 2: Dhulikel to Nagarkot (5 hours)
Day 3 : Nagarkot to Bhaktapur ( 4 hours)
Day 4: Drive from Bhaktapur to Kathmandu (1,5 hours)
This short trek takes you over the edge of the Kathmandu Valley. During the walk you will pass fertile terraces and have breathtaking views of the mountain ranges. You visit some authentic towns in the Kathmandu valley where time seems to have stood still. The stone temples and traditional buildings giving a magical atmosphere to the whole and you get a taste of local life, history, culture and faith. The moment the sunrays creep over the mountains feels just like you're watching all alone to this spectacle. The buildings bathed in a red-orange light, a perfect opportunity for the best pictures. You stay in simple, small and centrally located hotels in the Kathmandu Valley.
Day 1 - Kathmandu - Dhulikel
In the morning you'll be picked up by our driver at your hotel in Kathmandu. Due to the heavy traffic you'll drive about 1.5 hours out of the city to the quiet village of Panauti in the Kathmandu valley. From here you proceed on foot, going along with a porter. You walk to the holy Namobuddha. It is one of the most important pilgrimage places in the Kathmandu valley, particularly for Tibetan Buddhists. After lunch in one of the small restaurants where you can feast on typical local dishes, you leaving for a hike through the countryside to Dhulikel. You walk through the fields, farmland and small villages and get a good impression of life in the country. Dhulikel is a well-preserved Newari townYou'll stay in a small hotel with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains, especially at sunrise.
Day 2 - Dhulikel - Nagarkot
The tour continues to the village of Nagarkot, the highest point during your Nepal trekking through the Kathmandu Valley. It is a beautiful, five-hour walk through fertile terraces and in clear weather breathtaking views of the mountain ranges. Nagarkot was built as a military post but is now a popular destination for hikers and cyclists. The village offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas.
Day 3 - Nagarkot - Bhaktapur
Today the trek goes downhill to Bhaktapur. You will see local farmers at work on the land. After a descent of about four hours you walk in Bhaktapur. Before exploring the city you can just relax on one of the many rooftop terraces overlooking the Durbar Square. This is a central square where Durbar is located. You'll find museums, temples and galleries selling the colorful 'thangkas'.
After lunch you can go explore the area. It seems as if time has stood still in Bhaktapur. The city is an open air museum, especially since large parts of the city are not accessible to motorized traffic. There is an abundance of medieval buildings with beautiful carvings. Off course, many buildings have been damaged by the earthquake in april 2015. But many are still standing, or are being restored. Bhaktapur has remained a special place to stay, so that is why i am offering you to stay in a night in this village. You could wander through the narrow alleyways where rice is still being threshed by hand and wool is spun on a spinning wheel creaking. You'll stay in a small cozy hotel.
Day 4 - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu
After a restful night you can wake up with a cup of coffee and breakfast on the roof terrace of your hotel overlooking the valley. You see old men pushing wooden carts and old women sit knitting on the temple steps. During the morning you leave the trek through the Kathmandu valley behind and travel by taxi back to Kathmandu in order to travel from here to an adventurous trek.
• Trekkers Information Management System ;TIMS; Permit (take 2 passport photos)
• 3 meals per day during trek (breakfast / lunch / dinner)
• During trek tea / coffee
• Accommodation during a trek in bsci hotel or teahouse
• English speaking, experienced and licensed guide
* Porter carrying max. 10kg per customer. 1 porter for 2 customers
* Water-repellent duffle for your luggage
• Transport from Kathmandu to Panauti, and return from Bhaktapur to Kathmandu.
• All tourist taxes and local taxes
* Guide and porters fee & Insurance
* Support from my office in Kathmandu
• International flight
• Optional return flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
• Visa Nepal: advance purchase or visa on arrival
• Personal vaccinations
•FIRST AID. kit
• Personal travel insurance
• Other meals and drinks outside the trek
• Other drinks during trek such as soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
• Other personal expenses for example, laundry, snacks, etc.
• Tips of the Guide & Trekking Staff
If you like i can arrange transfers from and to International Airport in Kathmandu and Hotel/Guesthouse on arrival.