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Cultural Trekking Trail

CULTURAL TREKKING TRAIL

The Kathmandu valley Cultural Trekking Trail was promoted by the efforts of Nepal Environment and Tourism  Institute Foundation so that even the tourist in a short visit in Nepal could also experience the fun of trekking and has since gained popularity among the tourist. The route is especially suitable for the domestic and foreign tourists who cannot trek in the alpine mountains or are on a short visit to Nepal. The route starts at Kathmandu Sundarijal and ends at Kavre Panauti or Changunarayan Temple Bhaktapur district. The 3 days treks is approx 60 km and involves a total 20 to 24 hours walk in 3 days. The main attraction of the trekking route is the clean and unadulterated  natural environments, views of picturesque villages, traditional culture of various native communities and the view of the Jugal range. The maximum altitude is 2500 meter above the mean sea level thus tourist of any age can join this route. On the other hand, this trek is more economic and safe compared to other routes. One can enjoy the natural beauty and biodiversity from day one of the trek till the end. Despite being very close to Kathmandu, the route is rich in tourism activity and thus favorites among the foreign tourist. It is proven by the number of tourist that comes across the route and their experience.

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 01 Kathmandu Arrival:
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, meet assistance with our company representative and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight.

Day 02 Trip to Chisapani from Kathmandu
The fabulous trekking route starts at Kathmandu’s Sundarijal. Sundarijal is the main entrance to the trek to Chisapani. Thus one must first reach Sundarijal from any part of the Kathmandu. Sundarijal is located at the foothills of the Shivapuri National Park some 15 km northeast of Kathmandu main city. One has to walk up and down for about 16 km from Sundarijal to reach Chisapani and it takes about 5-6 hours. However, it is understandable that the first day’s trek is generally difficult. The route extend along the Shivapuri National Park, Kolthupa, Mulkharka and Deurali reaches in altitude of 2500m along Bothang Bhanjyang and descends downhill. The journey along the up and down path surrounded by diverse natural beauty. The songs of chirping birds is simply an erathralling experience. There are hotels and restaurant at Mulkharka that cater to the trekkers. One can also enjoy a birds eye view of the Kathmandu Valley from this place. Mulkharka is located a little above the Shivapuri National park and the only settlement ahead is Chisapani. It is therefore advisable to take the necessary dry food and Mineral water at Mulkharka. Chisapani located in Nuwakot district near the border with Sindhupalchowk distric t. It is the place that carries huge potential of tourism. There are some 8-10 local hotel and loges at Chisapani. The enchanting tourist spot at an altitude of 2194m is fast developing into a favorite destination among both International and domestic tourist. Chisapani is also famous for the view of the Jugal Himal range, Sunrise and Sunset. Tourist also can observe the Cheese factory located at Chisapani.

Day 03 Trip to Nagarkot from Chisapani:
The second day’s trip is from Chisapani to Nagarkot. It is better to hit the road right after the breakfast in the morning. Nagarkot is one of the most popular tourist destination near Kathmandu and is famous around the world. It is situated 2000m above the sea level. Nagarkot can be reached at the end of 6-7 hours trek from Chisapani at a distance of 20 km. The trek does not involve much ups and down. The main features of the trip is walk along lush greenery, viewing the majestic mountains. The row of snow capped mountains observed during the trip is incomparable to anything else in the world. A trek along wide paths catring across the green wilderness has the power to generate unimaginable pleasure in one’s mind and creates an unforgettable memory. Moreover, the route highly praised by nature lovers, is suitable even for the elderly. The trek starts from Chisapani and passing through the Shivapuri National Park, Jhule, Chauki Bhanjyang, Jaharsingh Pauwa ends at Nagarkot. There are som 30-40 hotels and resorts operating at Nagarkot.

Day 04 Trip to Changunarayan and Bhaktapur:
Nagarkot is much famous for the breathtaking view of the mountain ranges and the view of the sunrise. It is therefore better to embark on the trip to Bhaktapur via Changunarayan Temple (Nepal’s Oldest Temple). After experiencing the views, followed by breakfast at Nagarkot Hotel in the morning. The 12 km distance from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur will take about 2 to 3 hours downhills trails. The path involves moderate uphill and downhill climbs and traverse through forest, local village, and paddy field. 

Changu Narayan Temple :
Often described as the most ancient temple of Nepal. Changu Narayan Temple lies 20 km eastward from Kathmandu and 8 km northward from Dudhpati of Bhaktapur. This ancient temple dedicated to Hindu god Vishnuis one of the most important temple of Nepal. The temple as well as its premises is full of fifth century stone inscriptions related to the Lord Vishnu.

The temple, built around the third century, is bedecked with some of the finest samples of stone, wood and metal craft, Listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO, the ancients temple has been a prefereed destination for foreign tourists. There lies a museum near to the temple for those who want to know about the history of the temple and Lichhavi era's King Mandev. Different ancient items including coins from different eras have been showcased in the museum. It is said that visit to the Changunarayan Temple is indispensable if you want to observe the complete cultural development of the Valley. Respected as one out of the four Narayanas of Kathmandu, the temple is situated at a height of 1543m. Telko, Nagarkot and Sankhu lie at the distance of 7 km, 16 kilometers and an hour's walking distance respectively from this temple.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
The most important of all the tourist sites in bhaktapur, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is renowned as one of the most attractive destination for Nepali as well as international tourists. The area is called "Layaku" in Newari language. Ancient temples and shrines, sculptures and historical heritage sites constructed in different eras carry the identity of this city.
Highlights of the ancients Nepali art like Golden gate, 55 Window Temple, Statue of Bhupatindara Malla, Museum, Krishna Temple. Big Beel, Dog Barking Bell, Siddhilaxmi Temple, Taleju bhagwati Temple etc can be observed in one place here. this durbar square is also a hub for local residents to get some refreshment after fatigue and to stroll around to have some fun time. This place can easily be reached through different parts of Bhaktapur.,

After complete the Changu and Bhaktapur Sightseeing. Drive back further 30 minutes to Kathmandu hotel.

Day 05 Final Departure:
After Breakfast, Transfer to Kathmandu airport for the final departure

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