Kathmandu Valley Trek

Kathmandu Valley Trek

Trip Overview

The Kathmandu valley trek takes you through quiet forests and bustling villages in the Shivapuri Valley. It goes up to Shivapuri Hill (2729m), the highest point on this trek. From the top of Shivapuri Hill, you can see more than 60 towering mountain peaks.

It includes Manaslu, Boudhahimal, Ganesh Himal, Langtang range, Dorjeelakpa, Shisapangma, and Gaurishankar. You’ll also trek to the village of Nagarkot, one of the most scenic locations in the entire Kathmandu Valley. It has commanding views of the great Himalayan peaks.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Kathmandu – Kakani (1982m)

    We start in Kathmandu and drive 29 kilometers northwest to Kakani, a scenic village with beautiful views of the Himalayas stretching from the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges to Ganesh Himal. The landscape here is verdant, with rhododendron and oak forests on the southern slope leading down to Balaju. Camp overnight at High Hill.

  • Day 02

    High Hill – Shivapuri Hill (2729m)

    Our walk along green hilltops takes us to Shivapuri. It is famous for its abundant wildlife and wide variety of birds. This national park is a watershed that provides most of the drinking water for Kathmandu, far below.

  • Day 03

    Shivapuri hill – Chisapani (2050m)

    Today we will walk farther along the hills to Chisapani, a Tamang village that means "cold water." We stay overnight here, with beautiful views of the mountains

  • Day 04

    Chisapani – Nagarkot (2175m)

    Our walk today takes us to Nagarkot, a popular mountain resort town famous for its spectacular views of Ganesh Himal and many other Himalayan peaks. The sunset views are spectacular. Nagarkot is calm and surrounded by terraced hillsides and attractive farms. Thus, it is ideal for relaxing and taking in the scenery.

  • Day 05

    Nagarkot– Dhulikhel (1440m)

    Today we walk across the hills past terraced farmlands and a green landscape to Dhulikhel, an ancient town more than 500 years old. Its Newa people are known for their artistry, and houses feature carved window frames. There are many temples and sacred statues throughout the town.

  • Day 06

    Dhulikhel – Kathmandu

    Today we travel from Dhulikhel back to Kathmandu. On the way back, we pass the medieval town of Banepa.

Whats Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Three nights hotel accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Licensed and trained trekking guides
  • Porters for carrying goods and supplies
  • All accommodation during trek
  • All meals and hot beverages whilst trekking
  • Transportation to and from trailhead
  • All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
  • National Park/Conservation Area entry permit
  • Insurance, medication, and equipment for staff
  • Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your insurance plan)

Not Included

  • International airfares
  • Travel/trekking insurance
  • Excess baggage charges more than 16kg and hand bag more than 5kg in domestic flights
  • Visa fees
  • Rescue charge
  • Drinks (cold and alcoholic)
  • Lunches and dinners whilst not trekking
Total Cost in (USD) USD 650
Total Price: USD 650

Trek Details


All Year


6 days

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Starting point

Kakani, Budhanilkantha, Sundarial

Finishing point

Nagarkot, Dhulikhel

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