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  • Duration5 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Max Altitude2,200 M (7,217 ft)

Rugged Trails Nepal offers hiking trips around Kathmandu valley for those visitors who don't have a long time to stay in Nepal. If you looking for a short trek around Kathmandu Valley to enjoy and encounter the Local villages and natural green hills then Kathmandu Valley Rim trekking is the best choice.

This is the best short hiking trip from Kathmandu, offers insight into the life history, culture and religion of its inhabitants. Kathmandu valley trek traverses through the Shivapuri National Park forests and villages. Shivapuri Hill (2792m) is the highest point of this trekking. From the top of Shivapuri, we can see western mountain Manaslu, Boudha Himal, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Dorjeelakpa, Shisapangma, and Gaurishankar mountains. We will also reach the popular villages of Nagarkot, which is the most popular point for viewing the epic Himalayan Mountains.

If you had already booked your hotels and just looking for these short hikes around Kathmandu valley, email us. The price will be different just for Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek.

What makes this tour very interesting

  • Historical Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
  • World Heritage sites and Monasteries visit.
  • Beautiful Landscapes.
  • Amazing Mountains Ranges including Mt. Everest.
  • The beautiful hill station of Kathmandu valley, "Nagarkot".
  • Rivers, waterfall, Jungles, wild animals. 

Around Kathmandu valley Trek

Kathmandu Valley Trekking departs every weekend from Kathmandu and private also organized for the group and single travelers. Get the last minute offers with Rugged Trails Nepal. Kathmandu valley trek itinerary can be customized and also write us for alternative Kathmandu valley authentic trekking route to see more ...

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  • Day: 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu.

    Rugged Trails Nepal representative will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. We will introduce your trekking guide and brief you about your daily activities etc. Evening welcome dinner.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    Kathmandu - Sundarijal Trek to Chisopani.

    After breakfast, we will take a short drive to Sundarijal from here the Kathmandu valley rim trek starts; the trail climbs steeply past Tamang villages and on through rhododendron forest to Chisapani. Excellent views over the whole Himalayan range from Manaslu, Langtang, Ganesh Himal to Everest Range. View of Mid-hill Mountains and valley of Helambu on a clear day.

    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2200 M
    • Chisopani
  • Day: 3
    Chisopani Trek to Nagarkot.

    Walk into the village and forest of Shivapuri National Park, continue our journey to Nagarkot 21955m above the sea- level. This spot provides an excellent view of the sunset; sunrise and Mount Everest can be seen on a clear day including the other 12 peaks.

    • Hotel
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2195 M
    • Nagaekot
  • Day: 4
    Nagarkot Trek to Dhulikhel - Kathmandu.

    Nagarkot is the best place for sunrise so we will wake up early to watch the spectacular dawn. The first rays of the sun firing the peaks a lightest red slowly lighting up the Himalayas from Everest range in the Far East of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in the West. Breakfast at Nagarkot hotel and walk down the hill to Dhulikhel, afternoon drive back to Kathmandu on the way visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Night at Kathmandu hotel.

    • Hotel
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 5
    Final Departure.

    Your trip ends here but if you are interested in the safari, Buddha Birth place "Lumbini visit" contact Rugged Trails Nepal team leader.

    • NA
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA
    • NA

What's Included

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guide.
  • Accommodation at standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Welcome dinner in the city
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit
  • Kathmandu Valley Trekking Map for Each Member
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including Porter

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing in the city.

Useful Information

  • Kathmandu Valley Trek can be organized all around the year.
  • This Short Hiking trip can be customized for 1-2 days hikes.
  • For group rates contact Rugged Trails Nepal Tour expert. 


  • Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek

    - Tracey Smith, United Kingdom

    Nepal did not disappoint! I loved this trek through the Shivapuri National Park up to Chisopani, on to Nagarkot, then to Nala. 3 days and 2 nights that get you away from the city and into the jungle. You can't beat seeing the local villages first hand to get an understanding of the resilience of the Nepalese people. Our guide and porter were brilliant, they looked after us to ensure our trip was a success. Sunrise in the Himalayas is magical.Booking was easy, even though this was a bespoke private tour. A quick message on the webchat, then Nirajan followed up on whatsapp to arrange everything. Highly recommend and will be using Rugged Trails Nepal next time we visit.

  • Three Days Kathmandu Valley Trek

    - Elisa Germain, United States

    My daughter and I signed up for a three day trekking experience in the Kathmandu valley with Rugged Trails Nepal. I particularly liked that it was a private tour with our own guide and porter. In that manner, the trip was more flexible and customized with our particular situation and desires. Nirjan, the manager, organized the entire tour including our lodging and meals. We kept in contact easily through WhatsApp. 

    We had a wonderful time! Our guide, Dipak, and our porter, Shankar, were extremely professional and a pleasure to have accompany us. When we got stuck in the poring rain, Dipak was able to miraculously arrange transportation so that we could get to our next hotel before nightfall. I would highly recommend Rugged Trails to help organize all of your travels in Nepal.