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Kathmandu Valley Trekking 3 Days

  • Duration3 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 2171 M (7,123 ft)
  • Group Size Max 20
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu

Are there any short trekking routes around Kathmandu? Well, yes, Kathmandu Valley Trekking is one of the best trekking routes around Kathmandu Valley. When you arrive in Nepal, it just seems that there is a distinct air of spirituality that abounds within the air. It is, after all, the land of gods and goddesses. Travelers describe Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan as the towns of temples and goddesses. In addition to temples and goddesses, green hills and snow-capped mountains surround Kathmandu.

3-Day Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking is a short and easy hike for beginners, families, and seniors. This trek offers a panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley in the high Himalayas. Within a short and simple trek, you can see Mt. Everest, Mt. Gaurishanker, Lantang Range, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and numerous other mountain ranges that will surprise you. Kathmandu Valley trekking can be done all around, but the mountain view might not be clear during the monsoon. We will be hiking around Kathmandu Hills, which offers a picturesque landscape, traditional villages, people, birds, wild animals, and obviously snow-capped mountains. We will be hiking at a normal altitude (2200m) maximum, and you don’t need to worry about high altitude; just train your knees and feet to hike for 5–6 hours a day.

Highlights of 3-Day Kathmandu Valley Trek

  • Excellent Nepali trekking experience without the need for a lengthy commitment or a lengthy packing list
  • various lodging options and the chance to experience many facets of Nepalese life
  • exploring the breathtaking viewpoints in Nagarkot and the Kathmandu Valley.
  • Gain fascinating insight into local life outside of Kathmandu in Nepal's rural locations.
  • A low-altitude trip with stunning mountain vistas is ideal for beginners.

Kathmandu Valley Trek "Trekking Trails": Sundarijal-Chisapani (highest point of trek), Nagarkot (amazing mountain view, sunrise, sunset), and Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel offers panoramic mountain views and picturesque villages.


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The three-day Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek Itinerary includes two nights of trekking. Explore Nepal's jungle, Shivapuri National Park, rice terraces, mountains, and breathtaking views of white-capped mountains all within an hour of the capital city. If you wish to do the same walk in 4 nights and 5 days, we can cover Namo Buddha, Balthali Village, or Ranikot Village Homestay

After your breakfast, we will drive about 1 hour from Kathmandu to trek start point Sundarijal. From Sundarijal the trail climb up the trail will enter through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Before entering the forest we will pass through small Tamang villages which offer a rich insight into the lives, history, culture, and religion of its inhabitants. From the top of Shivapuri, one can have a panoramic view of the western mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himal Range, Mt. Langtang Range, Mt. DorjeLhakpa Mt. Shisapangma, Mt. GauriShankar and various other mountains. We will continue walking on the rhododendron and oaks forest and finally, we will reach Chisopani.

  • Max. Altitude: 2140m
  • You will visit: Chisapani
  • Walking Hour: 6

Wake up early for morning photography, after having our breakfast, we continue our trekking through the mostly flat and downhill trails to Nagarkot. The trekking goes between the village and forest with great views of country sites and mountains. Today you might be a little bit tired but after reaching Nagarkot you will forget all sores and pain because Nagarkot offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan. Nagarkot is a well-known place to see beautiful sunrises and sunsets and also Mount Everest can be seen on a clear day including the other 12 peaks.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,170m
  • You will visit: Nagarkot
  • Walking Hour: 6

We wake up early to catch the sun rising over the snowy Himalayan peaks. After breakfast, we will trek down to the old Newari town via local villages, farmland. On a clear day, we can see Panoramic mountain ranges on the way as well as from Dhulikhel. After reaching our vehicle will be ready to pick up and drive to Kathmandu. Transferred to your hotel, rest of the time free for shopping, etc.. 

  • Max. Altitude: (1350m)
  • You will visit: Kathmandu
  • Walking Hour: 5-6
Cost Details
  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge)
  • Government-registered local expert guide,
  • Porters to carry trekking bags.
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • First Aid Kit for Kathmandu valley Trek
  • Updated Kathmandu Valley Tekking map
  • Salary, allowances, expenses, and insurance for all staff
  • Nepal visa: Multiple Entrée 30 Days, USD 40
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Personal gear and clothing (available to buy or on hire)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, and medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslides, strikes, political unrest, etc.
  • Entrance fees (Bhaktapur) if you want to visit.

Dates & Prices

The cost of the 3-day Kathmandu Valley Trek is per person and does not include single accommodations during the trip. The group departure dates are listed below. Please remember that these are only a few examples and that there may be other departure dates available. The easiest method to learn about specific departure dates is to contact us.

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Trip DateApr 20, 2024 -Apr 22, 2024
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Trip DateApr 25, 2024 -Apr 27, 2024
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Trip DateApr 30, 2024 -May 02, 2024
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Major Festivals and celebrations in Nepal

We are suggesting some of the biggest and most interesting festivals of Nepal, which are celebrated in the capital city of Kathmandu and in various parts of Nepal. You can plan a Nepal vacation or the 3-day Kathmandu Valley Trek accordingly so you can experience more Nepalese cultures and participate in the festive events.

Dashian Festival "Inside Nepal"

The longest and most significant celebration in Nepal is Dashain. The ten-day event honors the triumph of good over evil. Equal numbers of Hindus and Buddhists participate in the holiday. Dashain is a time for gathering with family and friends to rejoice. It's a joyful, peaceful, and joyful time. Dates of the Festival: October 10, 2024–October 15, 2024

Indra Jatra Festival, Kathmandu

Indra and his mother, Dagini, are honored during the eight-day joyful festival of the Newari community in the Kathmandu Valley in order to obtain their blessing for the upcoming harvest. The chariots of the living goddess Kumari, Ganesh, and Bhairav will be the main attractions of the festival, as will the Lakhey and many cultural mask dances around Kathmandu Durbar Square. Lord Indra is a particularly revered deity in Hindu societies where a good harvest is crucial since he has an avatar as the god of rain.

Holi Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal

In Nepal, people can play and enjoy themselves for free during the celebration of Holi, which is a kind of festival of freedom. The likelihood that you will be doused in color and water if you step outside to celebrate Holi is virtually 100%. So prepare yourself to become colored and soaked. The celebrations will last for two days, with the first day taking place in hilly areas and the second in the Terai. As a result, you can participate in this vibrant celebration while visiting Kathmandu, Nepal. Holi Festival dates: March 24 and 25, 2024

Nepal Festival Trek "Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek"

Who will be my trek guide for the Kathmandu Valley Trek?

You will be walking with a highly experienced, culture-expert local guide who can speak English. If you want a guide in another language for the Kathmandu valley trek, such as German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, please let us know, but there will be an additional cost.

Kathmandu Valley Trekking 3 Days FAQs

  • There are many trekking and hiking routes that depart from Kathmandu Valley, but the 3-day Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek is the most popular and best trekking route for beginners.

  • The Kathmandu Valley 3-day hike is ideal for a quick an escape from your hectic schedule. It is brief, simple, and suitable for individuals with limited time and funds.  It offers a fantastic insight of Nepal's various rich landscapes and culture. This also gives you a glimpse of the breathtaking views of sunrises, sunsets, mountain peaks, and other natural phenomena.

  • This trek's paths are located in the Kathmandu Valley's northern outskirts. The journey starts in Kathmandu and concludes in Dhulikhel, passing via the villages of Sundarijal, Chisapani, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel.

  • The first day of trekking begins in the direction of Chisapani via Mulkharka the village. Within Shivapuri National Park, the ascent is steep. Chisapani, at an elevation of 2,194 meters, offers breathtaking views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges. The second day of the hike to Nagarkot is a hard day spent largely trudging through dense forest. The day provides a magnificent green environment, a mountain, and a local field with seasonal harvest. Nagarkot is another well-known hill station that offers picturesque green hills and panoramic mountain ranges, including Mount Everest. As a result, this is the ideal short hike from Kathmandu to see the snow-capped Himalayas. 

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