North of Kathmandu Hill Trek

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North of Kathmandu Hill Trek on route Langtang and Helambu region offers awesome picturesque destinations with Annapurna Encounter Adventure Company leading to traditional villages enriched with old culture and religion around the traditional mid hills villages. North of Kathmandu Hill Trek leads to beautiful forest of tall rhododendron, pines, hemlocks, magnolia and firs tree lines and further leading to high alpine pasture in amazing valley views from Chisopani and Nagarkot is totally captivating and mesmerizing with panorama of Langtang-Jugal Himal including Annapurna-Manaslu and Ganesh Himalaya range of mountains, and further east views of Gaurishanker and Melungatse mountains.

North of Kathmandu Hill Trek is an ideal trip to be away from the busy city for few days in the hills areas and in ambiance within Shivapuri Wildlife Reserve and Langtang National Park which extends beyond east to Jugal Himal range linked with Dorje Lakpa at 6,980 meters. The Northern wall of mountains straddles the border with Tibet.

After a wonderful and enjoyable time on the North of Kathmandu Hill Trek, journey continues heading towards beautiful scenic hill ridges of Nagarkot and Dhulikhel towns and then back to Kathmandu with a long descend through beautiful woodlands and traditional mid hills farm villages and concluding at famous and scenic tourist spot if Dhulikhel town for a short drive to Kathmandu city after a remarkable trip to North of Kathmandu Hill Trek with Annapurna Encounter.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Mode : Hotels & Lodge
  • Total Trip : 06 - 07 days
  • Higest Point : 2,195 m
  • Trip Grade : Moderate to High Hills
  • Season : All year except July / August (wet season)
  • Trekking : 03 - 04 days

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to hotel..
Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal 1,460m trek to Chisopani 2,195 m.
Day 03: Trek to Nagarkot 2,100 meters - 05 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Dhulikhel 1,450
Day 05: Visit Namobuddha a sacred Buddhist sites and drive to Kathmandu - 05 hrs.
Day 06: In Kathmandu with morning sightseeing tour.
Day 07: International departure.

In Kathmandu optional activities and extension to other interesting places:
Para Gliding- Rafting at – Bhote Kosi, Trisuli River - Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport our AE staff will receive with a transfer to hotel in the hub of Kathmandu around Thamel area, an interesting place with shops, stores, international standard restaurants. Our guide will meet and inform you with details of the hotels and trekking on North of Kathmandu Hill and more.

Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal, trek to Chispani 2,195 m – 04 hrs
Starting this wonderful journey driving towards North East of Kathmandu at Sundarijal a small town on the Kathmandu valley rim, from here starting this beautiful walk leading uphill, passing interesting villages with fabulous scenery of hills, farm terraces and snow capped peaks after the warm area reaching to cooler region at Shivapuri Wildlife Reserve & Langtang National Park entrance above Sundarijal, and then the walk continues through several farms and village inhabited mostly of Tamang ethnic tribes and into beautiful rhododendron, pines and oaks forest and ending the first day trek at Chisopani Danda a ridge, with amazing views of Kathmandu valley and snow capped mountains from Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtange range and with Jugal Himal and Gaurishanker.

Overnight in Chisopani where there is 5-6 good lodges offering stunning sunrise over snow capped mountains.

Day 03: Trek to Nagarkot 2,100m - m05 hrs.
Early morning catch the sunrise over central Himalayan peaks of Langtang and Jugal Himal, today quite long and interesting walk on the continue ridge line of mid hills through beautiful forest areas of rhododendron, pines and mixed coniferous trees, passing farm fields and villages overlooking towards north with awesome views of array of snow capped mountains from Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal range and continuing far east to Everest region walk leads to a descend to Chowki- bhanjyang a Tamang farm village close to Sankhu, Nagarkot and Bhaktapur area, after lunch heading uphill to the famous tourist destination mountain resort at Nagarkot for overnight in one of the best lodge around this village-town.

Nagarkot, at a height of 2,100 meters above sea-level, this hill top is visited for viewing beautiful sunrises and sunsets and visitors take delight in the layout of the Kathmandu Valley below, on a clear day Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal. Gaurishanker and Everest can be seen from this very spot.

Day 04: Trek to Dhulikhel and drive back to Kathmandu.
From Nagarkot with the stunning morning views of the sunrise over the magnificent snow capped peaks, our morning walk follows the winding path with few gentle up hills and some gradual section, passing through number of farm villages and cultivated terraced field on this isolated area, this region is rarely trekked by westerners, it will be a pleasant walk on this less frequented route for a while till the path joins the main trail at Dhulikhel on the far eastern valley rim, Dhulikhel another famous hill town for super panorama of mountains here after checking into hotels or resorts, with time visit the old Newari town.

Day 05: Visit Namobuddha a sacred Buddhist sites and drive to Kathmandu - 05 hrs.
After a mesmerizing journey morning a short drive to Namobuddha a holy Buddhist sites. One of the unsurpassable supreme sacred sites known as the Three Stupas in Nepal is Tagmo Lüjin (lit. \"The place where the future Buddha sacrificed his body to a tigress\") It is the very sacred place where supreme Buddha-at that time still on the path of learning-offered his own body without regret to a tigress suffering from great hunger. What follows is a history of this supreme and distinguished sacred site, whose location is unmistaken based on the clear identification given in the Sutra Requested by the Tigress and so forth.

From here with interesting and impressive time drive back to Kathmandu which is 35 k.m distance, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels.

Day 06: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
A free day in Kathmandu morning guided sightseeing tour at places of interest. Kathmandu city and the surrounding valley steeped with history, culture. Kathmandu is full of World Heritage Sites with old Temples, Monasteries, Stupas, Royal Courtyard and Palaces, afternoon free at leisure for souvenirs shopping.

Day 07: International departure for home ward bound.
Last day in Nepal with memorable moment and awesome experience and good time with Annapurna Encounter services, as per the international flight time our AE staff will transfer you to airport for the flight back home or to respective countries.

trekking north of Kathmandu in complete wilderness and tranquility
striking sunrise views of beautiful central Langtang & Jugal Himalaya peaks
pristine coniferous forest of beautiful rhododendron and tall pines trees
in the Tamang villages trail enrich with old culture, traditions