Shivpuri Hiking

Introduction to Shivapuri Hiking

Shivpuri Hiking is the most popular hiking near Kathmandu valley, perfect for bird-watching groups and religious / pilgrim travelers. Apart from bird watching and hiking, this route is also popular for cycling. Located north of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,732 meters, this hill is the second-highest hill in the Kathmandu Valley. It is 25 km. away from the hub of urban life.

This hill is named after the famous great mediator, sage Shivpuri Baba. The area was established as a watershed and wildlife reserve in 1976 AD and was declared a national park in 2003 AD. Shivpuri National Park was spread over an area of 144 sq km in Kathmandu, Nuwakot, and Sindhupalchowk but later 15 sq km of Nagarjuna forest was added and now the total area is 159 km.

It is a protected national park area that is the nearest national park to Kathmandu Valley. Shivpuri Hiking offers an admirable view of the Kathmandu Valley and the eagle eye view around it. This hiking is a natural paradise to spend a day walking near Kathmandu Valley. Shivpuri hike offers you the best valley views, meditation atmosphere, fresh air, and peace. Hiking takes you to typical Nepali villages where you have the opportunity to know about the customs, traditions, and religion of the local people.

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View of Various Mountains from Shivapuri Hill

Hiking on Shivpuri hill is a short and enjoyable trip near the capital Kathmandu, so people of all ages can easily complete it. Shivpuri hiking is the best trip for those who have a short time and cannot go for long and high trekking. This hiking is even better for those who want to travel with small children or suffer from altitude sickness but still want a trekking experience. The water source of the Bagmati River is Bagdwar on the same hill. Langtang and Rowaling, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa etc. From the top of Shivpuri hill, you can see the mountain views of Langtang, Rowaling, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, etc.

After a 30-minute drive from Thamel, you reach the Muhan Pokhari, from where your hike begins. On your way to Shivpuri hiking, you can also visit Budhanilkantha Temple, a holy place for Hindus. After checking the formalities at the Shivpuri entrance, you enter the Shivpuri National Park. Walking through the pine and cherry forest, you reach Nangi Gompa within an hour and a half. Located in a quiet and beautiful place, this magnificent monastery is a holy place for Buddhists.

It is a famous monastery for nuns practicing Buddhism and foreigners for meditation. You can relax for a while in Nangi Gompa to relieve fatigue. The journey then continues for another three hours through the oak, rhododendron, and bamboo forest.

To get back you take a shortcut downhill trail to Kapan. On the way back to Kathmandu, you also visit Kapan Monastery. Since there is no place for lunch during the trek, we take some water and some light food.

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Phulchowki Hiking

Introduction to Phulchowki Hiking

Phulchowki hiking is suitable for all age groups as it is close to Kathmandu Valley and has an easy trip. Phulchowki (2,782 m) is a hill located in the south of Kathmandu Valley. The highest of the hills around Kathmandu, this hill is the best day for hiking for nature lovers. If you have a short time and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city then Phulchowki hiking is perfect where you can enjoy your trip close to nature.

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After a 15 km drive from Kathmandu city center, you reach the Godavari and start walking from there. Before you start the Phulchowki Hiking you can visit the beautiful Bhairav Temple and the nine traditional water spouts at the bottom of Phulchowki Hill. Here, you can also explore the beautiful Godavari Botanical Garden which contains about 500 species of plants and flowers.

As you walk through the dense sub-tropical jungle, you hear birds singing. Some common animals like wild boar, deer, monkey, leopard, marten, etc. are found in this forest. Phulchowki has a large number of birds so it can be a great destination for bird watchers.

View of beautiful Himalayas

After a 4-hour walk, you reach the top of Phulchowki. The Phulchowki Mai temple is located on the top of a hill which is a pilgrimage site for Hindus. On the day when the sky is clear, you can see the magnificent panoramic Himalayas view of Annapurna, Gaurishankar, Langtang, Jugal Himal, etc. from the Phulchowki hill.

The breathtaking view of the beautiful Kathmandu Valley invites you to take many pictures. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Kathmandu Valley and the snow-capped mountain ranges. After lunch, rest for a while and return to the Godavari by following the same route for 3 hours. As there is no hotel on the way, packed lunch should be taken along.

Being easy and short, you can do this Phulchowki Hike at any time of the year, although autumn and spring are the best time to hike.

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Namobuddha Hiking

Introduction to Namobuddha Hiking

Namobuddha Hiking is famous for day hiking near Kathmandu Valley. Namo Buddha, by this name we can guess Lord Buddha is related to it. Yes, there is an artistic, well-preserved, and beautiful monastery situated on the hill. Namobuddha Hike is a great way to explore the traditional villages and holy sites near the southeast of Kathmandu city.

This is a great place to spend your day in a quiet natural environment away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Being close to the valley and easy, Namobuddha hiking is suitable for all age groups. This can be a great option even if you don’t want to go very far and high altitude. For those who have come with small children or suffer from altitude sickness but want the mountain experience of Nepal, this short and easy Namobuddha Hiking is also a good option.

After one hour drive, you reach Dhulikhel from where your Namobuddha Hiking starts. Dhulikhel is an ancient Newari city where you can see traditional old houses and temples. Dhulikhel provides you a unique opportunity to explore the beauty of nature, rural Nepal, and wonderful Mountain View.

Catch the beautiful view of magnificent Mountains

The trail is full of comfortable green fields and beautiful ancient settlements where people are still farmers and follow the way of traditional life. On a clear day, this place offers ample opportunities to observe the magnificent views of the Himalayan range like Gaurishankar, Langtang, Ganesh, Dorje Lakpa, etc.

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After a 4-hour walk from Dhulikhel, you reach Namobuddha. Located at an altitude of 1,750 meters, this place is a pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The famous monastery at the top of the hill offers 360-degree views of the valley below which attracts both foreign and domestic tourists. Tourists come not only to visit the Namobuddha monastery but also for meditation and yoga activities.

The area of the monastery is very peaceful where you can feel the positive vibrations flowing around the monastery and you are not allowed to make any noise around it. You can take pictures outside the monastery but it is strictly forbidden inside the monastery.

Spring and autumn are good times for Namobuddha Hiking. But this easy and short trekking you can do at any time of the year. Make the trip to Nepal an unforgettable moment of your life by visiting the hilly settlements of Nepal.

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Nagarjun Hiking

Introduction to Nagarjun Hiking

Nagarjun Hiking is good for travelers who want to enjoy nature in a short period of time. Around the Kathmandu Valley, Nagarjun Day Hike is an excellent hiking destination located very close to the tourist area of Thamel.

Nagarjun Hiking is short and easy hiking in Nepal, it is also good for tourists who come to visit with children. For those tourists who do not want to go far and high altitudes but still want to experience trekking, this is also for them. Nagarjun Hiking trip is famous in Nepal as it can be easily completed in just 4-5 hours by people of all age groups.

Crossing the forest, you will find oak, bamboo, rhododendron, pine, and some special plants in it. Colorful prayer flags make the route more beautiful. We can’t see the animals while hiking Nagarjun but it is home to many mammals such as Himalayan black bears, wild cats, leopards, and rhesus monkeys.

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For Nagarjun Hiking, you can reach the entrance gate after a 30-minute drive from the hotel. At the entrance, you must get a national park permit. After walking for about 2 hours, you reach the top of Nagarjuna hill. The main attraction of this hike is the Jamacho Gumba at an altitude of 2,150 meters. So it is also called Jamacho hiking.

Capture the beautiful view of Kathmandu valley

There is a view tower from where you can have a panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley. You can see not only the Kathmandu Valley but also the magnificent view of the distant Himalayas. Tourists, as well as locals, hike here to spend a beautiful time at the top of Nagarjuna hill. There are no restaurants inside the park so it is best to bring your own packed lunch.

It is a good place for a clean environment and peace. Buddha Stupa, Old Cave, and Jamacho View Point are the main attractions of this hike.

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Champadevi Hiking

Introduction to Champadevi Hiking

Champadevi Hiking is a famous day hiking around the Kathmandu Valley. With a height of 2,278 meters, this hill is the third highest hill in the Kathmandu Valley. From Champadevi, beautiful views of Kathmandu Valley including Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur districts can be observed. Champadevi Hill is also a great destination to see Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Langtang, Gaurishankar, Jugal, Dorge Lakpa, etc.

If you have only 1 day and want to see the entire Kathmandu Valley and the beautiful mountains around it in a short time, Champadevi can be the best destination. During the Champadevi hiking, you can also see the historical places of Nepal like the Bagmati river, Bugmati, Khokan, Pharping, etc. To the right of Champadevi is Phulchoki hill and to the left is Chandragiri hill (the highest hill around Kathmandu valley). Those wishing to continue this trip can go to Bhasmasur hill.

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Learn about the culture, customs, and traditions

Walking through the lush pine forest is a truly amazing experience. In this trek, you will explore the authentic lifestyle of the countryside. Along with the natural scenery, the hike also provides an opportunity to learn about the culture, customs, and traditions of the local people. Champadevi Hiking is an easy and enjoyable hike so it is suitable for people of all ages.

The starting point of Champadevi hiking is Bhanjyang.  you can reach in Bhanjyang in 45 minutes by car/van or bus from Thamel. About half an hour’s walk from the starting point you reach a resort known as Hatiban Resort. But to reach the top of Champadevi hill you have to walk about 3 hours. You can see the temple of Chanpadevi and the Buddhist monastery on Champadevi hill. Champadevi hill is a sacred pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists.

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Everest Yeti Trail Trek – 8 Days

Introduction to Everest Yeti Trail Trek

The Everest Yeti Trail Trek is a moderate-level trek that even first-time trekkers can complete. But before reaching higher altitudes, they must be sure to have the proper acclimatization. According to the Himalayan myth, this part of Everest – mainly the Thame valley – was the area where the wild Yeti – once roamed around. This place was also the trading point between Nepal and Tibet and the birthplace of the famous Everest Summiters Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and the 21 times Everest Summiter Appa Sherpa.

The other highlight is Kongde where the views of the mountain and surrounding valleys offered by Konde are spellbound. Along the way, you will soak in the atmosphere of ancient Himalayan cultures, and get a glimpse of the global climbing hotspots, and all the other spectacular aspects of this popular area.

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The most notable snow-covered Peaks of this areas are Mount Everest (8,488 m), Lhotse (8,501m), Nuptse (7,896m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Cho Oyu (8,189m), Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Pumori (7,145m), Gyachung Khang (7,952 m), Kala Patthar (6,685m), Island Peak (6,185m), Thamserku (6,808m), Kangtega (6,685m), Makalu (8,463m), Mera Peak 6,461m), and the Kongde (6,011m). Experience a sensational natural tourist destination and enrich your knowledge of Nepal’s culture by traveling through this trail.

Everest Yeti Trail Trek allows you to explore the hidden area of Everest. Get an overview of all the major peaks of Khumbu in comfort and style on a relatively short trip. The Everest Yeti Trail trek is gentle by Himalayan standards. But, you need to be prepared to walk up some steep inclines at some points during trekking.

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Nepal Heritage Tour – 11 Days

Introduction to Nepal Heritage Tour

Nepal Heritage Tour takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in three districts inside the Kathmandu Valley, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur. It also takes you to beautiful inspirational places outside the valley, such as Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and Chitwan National Park.

Nepal is a country of mixed culture, tradition, religion, and caste where many temples, monasteries as well as natural beauty are available. This country has 10 listed natural and cultural World Heritage Sites. Nepal Heritage Tour Heritage is perfect for those who want to visit the heritage sites with their architectural significance and historical background.

Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, and Changunarayan are the heritage sites inside the Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Durbar Square is located in Basantapur, the old city of Kathmandu. This Durbar Square was Built during the reign of the Malla kings. It is surrounded by about 50 temples, including the Taleju Bhavani temple.

Patan Durbar Square in the middle of Patan city is another royal palace built during the reign of the then Malla kings. This area is a good example of ancient Newari architecture. The city of Patan is also considered a Buddhist city. Here you can see many Buddhist temples, stupas, and monasteries.

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Located in the middle of Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is another palace built during the reign of Malla King. This Durbar Square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of medieval art. The main attractions of this palace area are the lion gate, the golden gate, the stone statues, the fifty-five window palace, etc.

Pashupatinath – Famous Temple of Hindus

Pashupatinath is the holiest pilgrimage site of Hindus in Nepal. This pilgrimage site is located on the banks of the river Bagmati. Pasupatinath is one of the important places for Shiva devotees. This pagoda-style temple was built in the 5th century and was later renovated by the Malla kings.

With a height of 36 meters, the Bouddhanath Stupa is the holiest and largest Buddhist stupa in the world. This Stupa is a popular and scenic spot in Nepal. The area is mostly associated with Buddhism and Hinduism where you can find more than 45 Buddhist monasteries.

The Swayambhunath Stupa is located on a small hilltop in Kathmandu which is an example of glorious ancient religious architecture. This stupa, sacred and important to Buddhist pilgrims, is also known as the ‘Monkey Temple’.

Nepal Heritage Tour also takes Lumbini. Lumbini is the most important historical heritage site in Nepal. In Lumbini, you visit the garden, Maya Devi temple, Ashoka pillar, sacred pond, and beautiful monasteries built by different countries.

Chitwan National Park is another destination included in the Nepal Heritage Tour Package. When it comes to natural sites, Chitwan National Park takes you close to animals like the one-horned rhino, royal Bengal tiger, sloth bear, wild boar, langur monkey, jungle cat, crocodile, deer, etc. and also offers you the opportunity to ride elephants.

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Nepal Historical Tour -13 Days

Introduction to Nepal Historical Tour

Nepal Historical Tour takes you to various historical places of Nepal and provides an opportunity to explore the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of Nepal. Among the historical places, you can understand Nepal’s history a lot when you visit Kathmandu Valley. Nepal Historical Tour covers the main historical places inside and outside the Kathmandu Valley.

Nepal is a small mountainous country but rich in natural beauty and unique cultural heritage. It has a long history of rich traditions and culture of Nepal which is unique for foreign and domestic tourists. Inside the valley, you visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Changunarayan, while Nagarkot near the valley and Gorkha, Chitwan, and Pokhara outside the valley.

Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are examples of the finest artifacts made during the reign of the Malla kings. Another site is Pashupatinath which is the largest temple of Hindus in Nepal and a holy place for Shiva devotees. Then you also visit Swayambhunath and Changunarayan. Swayambhunath is a sacred place for Buddhists and Changunarayan is the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal.

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Visit Nagarkot, Gorkha, Pokhara and Chitwan

During Nepal Historical Tour you go to visit Nagarkot which is a famous place for sunrise views. Here you can learn about Nepali customs, traditions, culture, and rural life. The hill station also offers you spectacular views of the many Himalayas like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Gaurishankar Himal, Dorje Lakpa, etc.

Gorkha is the most important historical site in Nepal where you can visit the great Gorkha palace. In the eighteenth century, the state of Nepal was unified by King Prithvi Narayan Shah of Gorkha. Before that, Nepal was divided into twenty-two and twenty-four states, all of which were dominated by the powerful Gorkha state.

Another place included in the Nepal Heritage Tour Package is Pokhara, a beautiful tourist and lake city. Pokhara is also the gateway to the Annapurna Trek region. In Pokhara, you can visit various sites like World Peace Stupa, David Falls, Phewa Lake, Rupa Lake, Begnas Lake, Mahendra Cave, and Bindabasini Temple. The nearby Sarangkot of Pokhara is famous for its sunrise view and this place also offers a panoramic view of the Annapurna and the Manaslu Himalayan range.

From Pokhara, you drive to the southern lowlands of Nepal to reach Chitwan. Chitwan National Park is another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal, a perfect place to enjoy the natural ecosystem. Wild mammals and birds are the main attractions of the national park.

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Kathmandu Valley Tour – 06 Days

Introduction to Kathmandu Valley Tour

Kathmandu Valley Tour takes you to the beautiful historical tourist cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur (Patan) inside the valley which are located close to each other. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is a valley surrounded by lush green mountains.  During the visit, you will visit historical and natural sites. Its historic temples and palaces are a perfect demonstration of unique art, culture, architecture, and design.

This easy Kathmandu Valley Tour of less than 1 week is suitable for travelers of all age groups. This visit explores Nepali Hindu and Buddhist temples, monasteries, gompas, cultural heritage as well as the history of Nepal. Kathmandu is known as the city of temples and when you visit temples, stupas, and other religious places at each corner of every street, you will understand why Kathmandu is called the city of temples.

On Kathmandu Valley Tour, you will visit Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath  (Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square as well as historical place Nagarkot.

Kathmandu Durbar is a palace built during the reign of King Malla which is located in the middle of Kathmandu, the old city of Basantapur. There are about 50 temples around it, including the Taleju Bhavani temple. Another place is Patan Durbar Square where the main attractions are Golden Gate, Golden Window, Krishna Temple, Bhangalamukhi Temple, Taleju Temple, and Sundari Chowk.

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Visit Various Temples and Durbar Squares

The Swayambhunath Stupa at the top of the hill is a popular pilgrimage site for Buddhists. From here you can see the entire Kathmandu city at once. This stupa is also known as the Monkey Temple as it is home to many monkeys. The Boudhanath Stupa is another great pilgrimage site for Buddhists and is also the largest stupa in the world.

Pashupatinath Temple is an important religious site for Shiva devotees. The Pashupatinath temple was built in the fifth century and later renovated by the Malla kings in the sixteenth century. The temple is built in Pagoda style and is decorated with a gold-plated roof, four silver doors, and excellent quality wood carvings.

Another place is the Bhaktapur Durbar square which is an artistic historical palace built by the Malla kings during their reign. The main attractions are Fifty-five Window Palace, Golden Gate, Lion Gate, Taleju Temple, Natapol Temple, National Art Gallery, etc.

This Kathmandu Valley Tour also takes you to Nagarkot, the most popular and perfect viewpoint near Kathmandu. From this viewpoint, you can see the entire Kathmandu Valley below. From here you can also see panoramic views of the Annapurna Range, La Langtang Range, Gaurishankar Himal, Ganesh Himal, etc. Nagarkot is also a popular place for sunrise and sunset views.

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Best of Nepal Tour – 10 days

Introduction to Best Nepal Tour

Best Nepal Tour package is popular for those who want to explore major tourist attractions by combining historical and cultural tours with natural scenic beauty. Nepal is an attractive destination for tourists as it offers a variety of adventure activities with natural beauty. The journey starts from the Kathmandu Valley, the cultural, religious, and political center, and extends to the magnificent natural sites of Chitwan and Pokhara.

Best Nepal tour is customized by our expert tour professionals and includes the best places to visit in Nepal. Best Nepal Tour includes a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Kathmandu Valley, an opportunity to see the Himalayan range view by Mountain flight, the best sunrise view, a visit to Pokhara, and a wildlife tour in Chitwan National Park where you get to experience the cultural heritage, traditions, and lifestyle of the people.

Kathmandu valley is a major place to provide in-depth knowledge about cultural heritage, cultural harmony, religious aspects, and old Newari architecture and lifestyle. Mountain flight is an option for viewing Mt. Everest as well as other Himalayan ranges. A 50-minute mountain flight not only allows you to enjoy spectacular views of Himalayan peaks, lakes, and glaciers but also helps you understand the geography of Nepal.

Visit World Heritage Sites

Inside the valley, you visit Pashupati Temple, Bouddha Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. All of these sites are on the World Heritage List. With a height of 36 meters, the Buddha Nath Stupa is the holiest and largest Buddhist stupa in the world. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area, mostly associated with Buddhism and Hinduism.

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Another important place is the Swayambhunath Stupa which is located on a small hilltop in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ and you can see the beautiful view of Kathmandu Valley from its hilltop.

Similarly, you visit Pashupatinath Temple which is the holiest and most important place for Hindus in Nepal. The temple is located on the bank of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu. After visiting Pashupatinath, you also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is a perfect example of ancient art.

After visiting the religious and historical sites of Kathmandu Valley, you depart for Chitwan. In Chitwan National Park, you will get an incredible experience of encountering wild animals, bathing with elephants, and enjoying the Tharu cultural dance program.

Visit Tourist City Pokhara

After Chitwan, you will visit the beautiful city of Pokhara which offers spectacular views of Annapurna and the Fishtail Himalayas. Visit the gorge and cave, walk around the lakeside, and enjoy boating in Phewa Lake. Early in the morning, you will go to Sarangkot hill station. This hill station is famous for its beautiful sunrise view of the Himalayas.

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