Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trekking

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel trek is a short and perfect trek to explore the hidden treasures of nature and enjoy the panoramic views of mountain range. This trek helps you to stay close to the nature and natural villages near the capital city. Trekking begins from Chisapani, the real wonder of nature away from polluted crowded city.

You can interact with villagers and can explore different colors of sunrise and sunset at Nagarkot which is the most fascinating part of this trek.

Dhulikhel is our next destination which offers you an opportunity to observe the panoramic mountain views of the Himalayas. The gompas and stupa in Namo Buddha are worth visiting, as they will provide holy feeling and peace to you. This trip will provide you an awesome experience, allowing you to get closer to the nature just away from the busy capital city.

ITINARARY

Day 1 - Trek starts from Sundarijal

We will begin our trip with a short one hour drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and hiking from Sundarijal to Chisapani. Chisapani is at an altitude of 2300 meters. It takes about four and half hours to reach Chisapani. We will begin our trek, by entering through the Shivapuri watershed and Mulkharka, a Tamang village. We will continue our trek enjoying the wonders of nature. A lodge or a guest house will be arranged for your overnight stay in Chisapani.

 

Day 2 - Chisapani to Nagarkot

We move ahead to from Chisapani on the second day. It takes approximately six and half hours to reach Nagarkot (2175 meters). We will continue the trek with charming trails moving ahead towards Nagarkot. Nagarkot is one of the most popular destinations to view the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east. The majesty and magical sunrise and sunset at Nagarkot will greet the visitors. You will stay in a lodge or hotel in Nagarkot.

 

Day 3 - Nagarkot to Dhulikhel

 

The day starts with a beautiful sunrise view. After breakfast, we will continue our trek to reach Dhulikhel from Nagarkot. It takes about six hours to reach Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel (1440 meters) is a small town of Newar community with a long history. According to the records, it has been around for more than 500 years. As you approach Dhulikhel, you will be amazed by the cultural diversities, landscape, traditional practice and rich birdlife. The artistic skills, woodcraft and rituals of its Newar inhabitants have made this place charming and fascinating. Bare –brick houses with wooden windows, Pagoda style temples, sloping roofs are lined along the streets. The holy places here are the Narayan and Harsiddhi temple which are decorated by elegant wood carvings. In the western part of Dhulikhel, the Gokhureswar Mahadev temple is situated in a peaceful and scenic spot.

 

Day 4 - Trek to Nabu Buddha, Return to Kathmandu

We will continue our trek to Namo Buddha in Panauti . It takes about four and half hours to reach Namo Buddha. From Dhulikhel we will climb up to the Kali mandir. We will continue our trek to the village of Kavre and will move past tea houses. We will again climb through pine woods past Phulbari and couple of hills up and down before we reach Namo Buddha. Namo Buddha is a popular Buddhist pilgrimage located in Kavre district about 38 km from Kathmandu. It is situated at an altitude of 1750 meters. The stupa resembles very ancient holy site where legendary prince named Mahasattva offered him to a starved Tigress with several underfed cubs. The prince is considered as an incarnation of Gautam Buddha. This history is depicted in a stone slab and placed right next to a holy stupa. This is the end point of our trekking. We will return to Kathmandu via Panauti which will take about 1.5 hours on a vehicle.

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke inn or any other hotel of similar standard)
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek
  • All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
  • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each of the group
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

TRIP INFO

Accomodations:

3 star hotels in Kathmandu will be provided and in days during the trek you will have standard tea houses as accommodations. Rooms will be on twin sharing basis and you will be charged extra if you need a single room. Cases may be different for solo travelers and odd numbered groups or genetically different peoples travelling together. Standard teahouses will be provided during the trip days.

Meals:

During a Tea House trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner in the Tea House, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have Nepali versions of western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants. And of course Nepali milk tea is served everywhere.

Best Season:

The best seasons to join this trek are autumn and spring. The weather is clear and views are breathtaking. Winter obviously is a good choice but you need to withstand strong colds. Summer or Monsoon will be affected by rainfalls but a good choice if you are into botany.

TRIP GRADE:

Easy trek. Previous experience not required, you should be moderately fit, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking.

CLIMATE AND BEST TIME FOR THE TREK:

The best seasons for this trek are autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May).  The nights are chilly cold but the days are sunny and hot (between 10C to 30C). Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible; please contact us for weather condition on those months. The weather is clear and views are breathtaking. Winter obviously is a good choice but you need to withstand strong colds. Summer or Monsoon will be affected by rainfalls but a good choice if you are into botany.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE TREK:

GHH Team provides you 3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Lodge/Teahouse during the trek and the rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. All have a spacious dining room-lounge. We will accommodate you and group in local lodge available each day. Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary. And there is 4-5 star luxury accommodation available in Kathmandu as well so, if you prefer to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu then please write us for the cost and the detail. If you want the accomodation with low budget you can contact us and inform about the grade of accomodation you want.

TRANSPORTATION:

We will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers and sightseeing tour.

ELECTRICITY BATTREY RE-CHARGE:

There are electricity in many of the places during trek where you can re- charges your camera batteries. You can charge your spare batteries as well.

FOOD ON TREK:

Meals are included in our price. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where you stay and lunch at the lodge available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer). The drinks are not included in the package above.

WATER ON TREK:

We recommend you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free. You have option of buying bottled water or boiled water. You can find safe drinking water at safe drinking water stations along the trail.

GROUP LEADER AND CREW FOR THE TREK:

 

We provide Trained Trekking Guide (handles the logistics and guides you and your team on the trek).

JOIN A GROUP OR PRIVATE TRIP:

Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis. If you are looking for a group to join this trip please check our fixed departures dates link for availability, dates and price. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families colleagues, you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people (minimum 1 maximum 100 at a time).

If you want to do something that is not included in our package then we are ready to tailor a trip to suit your exact requirements.

PERSONAL EXPENSES DURING TREK:

Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and as all the meals are included, you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (you have to pay in some places), if you do not drink alcohol and do sopping then 12-15 USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks.

Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 10 - 15% of the total tour cost as tips. You can do this if you feel the services have been good.

COMMUNICATION SERVICES DURING TREK:

During this trekking  you have an access to good telephone/mobile facility.

GEARS AVAILABLE IN KATHMANDU:

Its not necessary to spend a lot of money buying extra equipment and clothing before your trip. Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

A TYPICAL DAY ON A TREK:

Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the days walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoons walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the days adventures, before retiring for a well-earned sleep.

OUR MEETING AND GREETING IN KATHMANDU:

You need to pass on your International flight details to us for a meeting and greeting service at the airport. You just pass through the Customs and come out of the Terminal building where you will see someone standing with a placard with either GHH Team or your name written on it. Our airport representative or tour officer will greet you and transfer you to the hotel.

ITINERARY CHANGES:

The itinerary for the trek should be taken as a guideline only. Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions on earth, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original program.

TREK DURATION:

We ensure liability as per indicated itinerary and list of services. If the trek is cut short or completed earlier than the projected period upon clients wish, we shall not be responsible or make refund against unutilized days or services. Clients need to pay extra for Hotels/services incurred in Kathmandu or elsewhere in such cases.

INSURANCE / RESCUE / EVACUATIONS:

 

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you've insured yourself before doing the trip. Common sense dictates this. Its good for you and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL:

The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of trekkers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At GHH Team, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face, we do not encourage camp fires and use kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now provide solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.

Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.

TRIP EXTENSIONS:

In addition to this trek, we can organize extensions your Trip both within Nepal and other neighboring countries. Pokhara, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal, it would be nice and relaxing for you to spend a day or two taking in the sights and sounds of this scenic City of Lakes or you may want to try water rafting or a jungle safari or Lumbini Tour or do a Nepal Cultural Tour. You may as well want take a trip to Tibet or Bhutan, whichever appeals more to you. We have several adventurous, beautiful, luxurious and relaxing packages which we can recommend you for your trip extensions. Contact us for the trip extensions.

BOOKING PAYMENTS:

You are required to make 20% payment in advance in order to book this trek along with your passport copy and the flight Detail (Arrival Detail) and the remaining 80% balance is payable when you arrive in Nepal. You have options of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card, so, do let us know which modes of payment is convenient for you then we will forward the detail.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • These trip notes represent the most current information for this itinerary however there might be changes recently so, contact us for the up to date information.
  • Note: A- Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L- Lunch and D- Dinner
  • Itinerary- The above itinerary should be taken only as a guideline; it could change due to fluctuating weather patterns, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions related to the environment. In case of any trek Itinerary alteration or if it needs to be re-routed to other areas, your Group Leader or senior Sherpa Guide will make the final decision after consulting the group.

Customer Reviews

Rating:


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

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Duration: 4 Days

Difficulty: Easy

Activities: Sightseeing, Excursion & Cultural visit

Departure City: Kathmandu

Trip Grade:

Trip style: Lodged

Country: Nepal

Region: Kathmadnu (Central region)

Price: USD 450

Group size: Min 1 pax

Best Season: Anyday

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