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Kathmandu Valley Culture


Kakani – Shivapuri – Nagarkot – Dhulikhel Trek

This trek will take you on a journey of discovery. Each location in your itinerary has been deliberately selected to offer you superb mountain views… it is even possible to see Mt Everest from the vantage points of Nagarkot, Chisopani, Kakani and Shivapuri Hill. For instance, from the top of Shivapuri, one can have a panoramic view of the western mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himal Range, Mt. Langtang Range, Mt. Dorjeelakpa Mt. Shisapangma, Mt. Gaurishankar and many more.

In 6 days you will gain incredible insight into the unique culture, lifestyles and traditions of Nepali people who reside in the Kathmandu valley region. The scenery and abundance of wildlife, especially birds will leave you captivated by this photogenic and picturesque paradise. You will be blown away by the magical sunrises and sunsets on offer and feel surprised that you have stumbled upon such a tranquil and relatively untouched haven so close to the busy heart of Kathmandu.

Starting in Kakani, 25 kilometres north-west of Kathmandu, you will venture through wild rhododendron forest and vibrant green terraced rice fields and enter the Shivapuri National Park en route to Chisopani and the famous Nagarkot hill station. Moving on to Dhulikhel will give you a taste of an old Newari trading post as well as allowing you to take in the magnificent mountain panoramas which you will become accustomed to throughout this trek. Finally, a stop at Panauti provides the ultimate chance to experience the massive, three-tiered Indreshwor Mahadev and conclude your amazing adventure by driving back to Kathmandu.

Trip Fact

  • Price

    USD 600

    Minimum 2 pax

  • Moderate



  • Duration

    6 Days 5 Nights

  • Activity


  • Season

    March to May, Sept - November

  • Destination


  • Trip Start


  • Trip End



Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture
Kathmandu Valley Culture

Difficulty level



Prior trekking experience is not necessary for taking part in an easy trek. Anyone who is fit and healthy enough to walk for 4-6 hours a day can manage moderate treks. These treks only involve lower altitude with daily ascents of around 300-600m on well-maintained paths and with easy access to local amenities.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel, welcome dinner, overnight hotel (D)

Day 2

Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu, overnight hotel (B)

Day 3

Drive to Kakani, (3-4 hours), Trek to Chisapani, (2194m) (3-4 hours) overnight hotel (B.L.D.)

Day 4

Trek to Nagarkot (2175m), overnight hotel (B.L.D.)

Day 5

Early morning sunrise view from Nagarkot (2195m), Trek to Dulikhel (1 hour and half), Drive back to Kathmandu, farewell dinner, overnight hotel (B.L.D.)

Day 6

International departure

Package Details

Trip Inclusions


  • Private vehicle: airport – hotel – airport transfers
  • Private vehicle transfers: Kathmandu – Kakani, Dhulikhel – Kathmandu
  • Accommodation

  • 2 nights staying in Kathmandu with breakfasts included.
  • 1 night staying in Chisapani teahouse/Guesthouse on trek
  • 1 night staying in Nagarkot hotel
  • Food / Drinks

  • Three delicious meals a day on trek.
  • Drinking water provided daily
  • Hot drink provided in each meal.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group in Kathmandu
  • *Meal inclusions: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
  • Trekking

  • Porters and English speaking guide.
  • All required entrance fees.
  • Staff insurance included.
  • First aid medicine box carried at all times by staff.
  • Other 

  • Complimentary Trekking map, T-shirt and cap.
  • Full-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from hotel, English speaking guides: Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple) *lunch not included
  • Trip price inclusive of all Nepalese government taxes (13% VAT)

Trip Exclusions


  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary (see terms and condition for more detail) in accommodation
  • Food / Drinks

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included and must be purchased separately by the client.
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- see meal inclusions for more details)
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, need 1 passport photo)
  • Tips and gratuities for staff
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

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