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Nepal Nagarkot Hiking

1. Nepal Nagarkot Hiking

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel. Start your tour at 4:30 in the morning to catch the sunrise. Afterwards, hike to Changunarayan Temple takes about 3 hours and then drive back to Kathmandu. Nagarkot is a village development committee located at 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone. It is an international tourist destination with spectacular views of the whole Langtang range, sunrise on the mountains and sunset views. The scenic beauty of the place makes it a very popular hiking route for tourists. Located approximately 7000 feet (2000 meters) above sea level and 28 kilometers from Kathmandu International Airport, Nagarkot is a world-famous hills station commanding breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys, lush pine forests in a quaint rural atmosphere. Considered as the best viewpoint spot to enjoy the magnificent sunrise and sunset with spectacular Himalayan vistas, Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the snow capped Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley (8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here). The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range with splendid views of the Kathmandu valley and shivapuri national park. Situated in a strategic location, Nagarkot was an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley to monitor external activities of another kingdoms. Later, it became a summer retreat for the royal family before becoming popular as an international hill station.

Kathmandu: Nepali Cooking Class with Hotel Pickup

2. Kathmandu: Nepali Cooking Class with Hotel Pickup

Join an experienced chef who will lead a cooking class to prepare a traditional Nepali meal while also learning about the food culture of the region. This activity also includes a visit to a local market to pick up the ingredients needed to cook your meal.  After your prick up from your hotel, visit a typical local market of Kathmandu-Ason on a rickshaw to have an authentic experience. Meet local merchants and see the hustle and bustle of the busy shopping hub in Kathmandu. After the market visit, it is time to start the cooking class. Learn about various local delicacies of Nepal and how they are cooked and what type of ingredients are used. You will make beloved and traditional foods like momo, varieties of yummy curries, a unique bread that includes roti and the absolute favorite Sel roti which is slightly similar to American donuts. Have fun as you listen to Nepalese folk music during your class and at mealtime and also learn some Nepalese phrases as well.

Private Half Day Kirtipur Trip With Newari Food Tasting

3. Private Half Day Kirtipur Trip With Newari Food Tasting

Kirtipur, located on a hill to the southwest of central Kathmandu is one of several ancient kingdoms in the Kathmandu Valley that were once independent, but now make up part of greater Kathmandu. Kirtipur is thought to be one of the oldest settlements in the valley. It’s a prime destination to learn about the Newar people, who are one of Nepal’s many distinct ethnic groups and the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley. Come to Kirtipur for exquisite architecture, hilltop temples, and sweeping city views. Wandering around its winding streets feels like walking through a traditional Nepali village, yet Kirtipur also offers some of the finest views of sprawling Kathmandu and the hills and mountains beyond. It’s full of cobblestone streets, old brick houses with elaborately carved door and window frames, and multitiered pagodas. During this tour, you will visit Bagh Bhairab temple, Chilancho Stupa shrine, Uma Maheshwar temple, and a Theravada Buddhist monastery. Enjoy a Newari lunch, before you return to your hotel.

From Lhasa: 14-Day Tour with 3-Day Trek Around Mount Everest

4. From Lhasa: 14-Day Tour with 3-Day Trek Around Mount Everest

Spend 14-days in the region surrounding Mount Everest. See towns, monasteries, lakes, and sacred sites around Mount Everest. Spend 3-days trekking through the region. Itinerary: Day 1 Be picked up at your hotel in Lhasa and spend the day exploring the city. Visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. Spend the night at a hotel. Day 2 Spend the day in Lhasa and enjoy a tour of the city. Visit the Drepung and Sera Monastery. Spend the night at a hotel. Day 3 Depart Lhasa and head to Yamdrok Lake. See Yamdrok Lake, one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. Afterward, head to Shigatse. Spend the night at a lodge in Shigatse. Day 4 Travel from Shigatse to Tingri. At an elevation of 4300 meters, the town is a common starting point for those climbing Mount Everest. Spend the night at a lodge in Tingri. Day 5 Head to Rongbuk Monastery. At 5009 meters above sea level, Rongbuk Monastery claims to be the highest-elevation monastery in the world. From Rongbuk Monastery, head to the Everest Base Camp. Spend the night at a lodge or camp at the Everest Base Camp. Day 6 Spend the day at the Everest Base Camp and Saga. Spend the night at a lodge or camp in Saga. Day 7 Depart Saga and head to Lake Manasarovar. See the freshwater lake and its surroundings before heading to Darchen. Located in front of Mount Kailash, the town is a popular starting point for pilgrimages in the area. Spend the night at a lodge or camp in Darchen. Day 8 Day 8 is the first day of the trek. Trek for 20km from Darchen to Drirapuk. Spend the night in a lodge or camp at Drirapuk. Day 9 Day 9 is the second day of the trek. Trek for 18km from Drirapuk to Zuthuphuk. Spend the night in a lodge or camp at Zuthulphuk. Day 10 Day 10 is the third day of the trek. Trek for 14km from Zuthuphuk to Darchen. Spend the night in a lodge or camp at Darchen. Day 11 After your 3-day trek, travel from Darchen to Saga. Spend the night at a lodge in Saga. Day 12 Travel from Saga to Shigatse. Spend the night at a lodge in Shigatse. Day 13 Depart Shigatse and head to Lhasa. Spend the night at a hotel in Lhasa. Day 14 Be dropped off at the airport.

From Kathmandu: 3-Day Trek to Nagarkot via Chisapani

5. From Kathmandu: 3-Day Trek to Nagarkot via Chisapani

Day 1: Trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani Meet your expert guide in your hotel lobby and drive to Sundarijal which takes approximately one hour.  Begin your trek from Sundarijal, a famous recreational spot in the Kathmandu Valley. Follow the woodland trails of Shivapuri National Park in order to reach Chisapani.  The trail starts as you enter the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Visit the settlement of Mulkharka, meet its Tamang inhabitants and visit their unique settlements before stopping for lunch. Then head down the ridge through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisapani. You will reach Chisapani after approximately 4.5 hours, where you can enjoy dinner before resting your head for the night in a tea house/lodge.  Day 2: Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot After breakfast, begin the 6-hour trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot. First, head to Chauki Bhanjag, which takes about 3 hours, and enjoy lunch before continuing along the charming trail which leads to Nagarkot. In clear weather, you will be able to spot the Himalayas. Once you arrive in Nagarkot, enjoy panoramic views of snowcapped mountains such as Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Gaurishankar Himal. Enjoy dinner in Nagarkot where you will spend the night at the Hotel View Point. Day 3: Sunrise at Nagarkot  Rise early to watch the sunrise over the snowy white mountains. Afterward, enjoy your breakfast and then a private car will drive you back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu: 3-Day Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek

6. Kathmandu: 3-Day Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek

Experience stunning views of the northern mountains of the Himalayas on a 3-day trek through Kathmandu Valley. Hike through forests of pine and oak, see the oldest temple of the valley, visit a village of the Tamang ethnic people, and more. On the first day, depart from Kathmandu and drive to Sundarijal which is 1460 m above sea level. Take in the sights here then continue with a 1-hour drive and 5-6-hour hike to Chisapani which is 2215 m above sea level. Stay overnight here. The next day, begin with a 5-6-hour trek to Nagarkot (1932 m). Arrive in time to take in the sunset views over the Himalayas and take in the spectacular natural scenery. Stay overnight in Nagarkot. On the final day, wake up early to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, hop into the car/van and drive to Bhaktapur. Enjoy some time for sightseeing in Bhaktapur, then drive back to Kathmandu. After around a 1.5-hour drive, arrive in the city where your tour will end.

Kathmandu: Leisurely 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

7. Kathmandu: Leisurely 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Over the course of an exciting 12 days, travel with your guide all the way from Lukla Airport to the Everest Base Camp - at 5,450 meters above sea level, and back again. Take in an array of unforgettable highlights during this nearly two week trek, taking part in an experience that will supply you with memories to last a lifetime. During your trip, walk an average of 5 to 6 hours each day. With this in mind, it is important that participants are in good physical condition. While this trek does not involve technical aspects, any previous mountain trekking experience is definitely a plus. Your tour begins with one of the most exciting and scenic flights in the world: Kathmandu to Lukla. Although only 35 minutes, take in all that makes the Himalayas so incredible. Once you arrive to Lukla, your long trek immediately begins. Make your way through several great locations on the way to Everest Base Camp, some of which include Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, Tengboche, and Lobuche. After you’ve experienced the wonderment of Everest Base Camp, take in the fantastic view of the great peak at Kalapattar. Afterwards, begin your journey back to Lukla, from where you enjoy the same scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu: 7-Day Mardi Himal Trek

8. Kathmandu: 7-Day Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is an ideal trek for travelers who want to spend time in nature and in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek follows the less traveled routes in the Annapurna region, which offer a sense of wild remoteness. The beautiful views of valleys, gorges, landscapes, and stunning views of Mt. Mardi (5,553 meters), along with Mt. Annapurna (8,091 meters), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,997 meters), and Mt. Putha Hiunchuli (7246 meters) make this trek memorable. The deep dense forests and the high alpine plains along with the stunning Annapurna Range offer extraordinary opportunities for exploration on this trek. You'll proceed from Pokhara, which along with bubbling streams and grassy campsites create a peaceful surrounding. The forest trails of Kokar unveil oak and rhododendrons along with the views of snowy ridges and mountains. Lower down, the trail meanders through terraced fields of agrarian life. From the low camp (3,050 meters) the trail includes moss-covered trees and feels completely primordial, while the high camp (3,600 meters) has tremendous views of Annapurna South and Mt. Hiunchuli (7,246 meters). On the way, the trail passes through lovely Gurung Villages which are full of warm and welcoming people and offer the chance to experience the lifestyle, traditions, and cultures of the Gurung. The trail is short but difficult until you reach Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,120 meters), from where you will proceed to Mardi Himal West (4,500 meters). The spectacular views of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna range from up close are simply astounding.

Kathmandu: 19-Day Upper Mustang Trek

9. Kathmandu: 19-Day Upper Mustang Trek

Embark on a magical and unforgettable journey through the Upper Mustang on a 19-day trek which will push your physical endurance but is intensely rewarding. Travel through arid and haunting wilderness amongst wind eroded hills and cliffs on the way to the borders of the Tibetan Plateau. Discover how the region, until relatively recent times, was a Kingdom within Nepal with its own monarch, hidden from the outside world until the early 90s. The area was first opened to tourists in 1992 and only then with strict limits on the number of people allowed to travel there. Follow the Gandaki Valley trail with occasional detours above the valley walls. Settlements along the trail are scattered with little sign of cultivation between villages. Finally, arrive in Lo Manthang, the mystical capital of Upper Mustang filled with a rich history and cultural heritage. Explore the maze of gompas (religious shrines) and houses that surround the king's palace.  Itinerary Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (TIA) International Airport (1,365 m). Transfer to your hotel, then, enjoy an evening welcome dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.  Day 2: Spend a free day in Kathmandu preparing for the trek. Stay overnight at the hotel.  Day 3:  Drive for 5 hours from Kathmandu to Pokhara Valley (910 m). Stay overnight at the hotel. Day 4: Fly for 20 minutes from Pokhara to Jomsom. Walk for 3-4 hours to Kagbeni (2,858m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 5:  Trek for 5-6 hours from Kagbeni to Chaile (3050 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 6:  Trek for 6-7 hours from Chaile to Syangboche (3,800 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 7:  Trek for 5-6 hours from Syangboche to Game (3,490 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 8:  Trek for 4-5 hours from Game to Tsarang (3,730 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 9-10:  Trek for 5-6 hours from Tsarang to Lo-Mangthang (3840 m). Then spend a rest day to explore. Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 11: Trek for 4-5 hours from Lo-Mangthang to Ghami (3,520 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 12: Trek for 5-6 hours from Ghami to Samar (3806 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 13: Trek for 4-5 hours from Samar to Syangboche (3860 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 14: Trek for 5-6 hours from Syangboche To Tetang (2940 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 15: Trek from Tetang to Muktinath (3760 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 16: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2743 m). Stay overnight in a guest house. Day 17: Take a morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (910 m) then transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel. Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel. Day 19: Depart Kathmandu.

Kathmandu: 16-Day Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

10. Kathmandu: 16-Day Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

A trek to the base camps of Kanchanjunga is a remarkable and memorable journey with fantastic high mountain vistas. Translated into English, Kanchenjunga means "clear crystal". This 16-day trek centers around the Arun River, where the culture of the local people is as diverse and colorful as the nature. Sherpa and Gurung communities are predominant in the northern part of the region, whilst Rai, Limbu, Magar, Tamang, Brahman, and Chhetri dominate the south. Extremely rich in natural beauty, the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area provides habitat to numerous wild animals, birds, exotic plants orchids, rhododendrons lilies, and primula. The region also serves as a habitat to the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, and red panda. Bird life discovered in this region includes Impheyan, pheasant, red-billed blue magpies, and shy drongo. The trek is fairly strenuous, meaning participants must be fit, but the rewards are well worth the effort. If you are looking for something out of the way and off the beaten trails which is rich in flora and fauna with tremendous views, this may well be the trek for you.

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4.4 / 5

based on 14 reviews

A lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed Bit disappointed with the market visit as it was just a local shop and felt it wasn’t quite a full morning as back at Hotel by 11.30 The chef was very competent but was however a local student here in Kathmandu