Dolpo Adventure Treks will offers hiking around Kathmandu valley for visitors, Who have not long time stay in Nepal and wants to hiking around Kathmandu valley for enjoying with the Local villages and natural green hills. Kathmandu valley is surrounded by green hills and traditional rural villages. You will get chance to explore around Kathmandu with your short time limits.
You will be seeing the stunning mountains views without climbing big hills and without talking long adventures. This few day hiking around Kathmandu the place like Nagarkot, Chisapani, Kakani, Champadevi, Phulchoki and Bhaktapur sightseeing gives you an chance to view a panoramic mountain instead of trekking for long time duration.
|Bajrabarahi - Godawari||This is a day hike starting from the Chapagaun V.D.C in Patan. It’s 3 hours of hike through paddy fields and suburban villages. The Highest point reached is 1550 m from sea level and offers the complete view of the Kathmandu valley and 3 famous peaks langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. This trail goes through the Tamang village where the people still have a traditional way of life. 70% of the walk goes through the pine forest with lots of Rhododendron trees and various wild flowers. The walk ends at the Botanical garden of Godavari where you can observe various species of rare plants and flowers found in Nepal. The forest above the botanical garden is famous for bird watching and it’s the migratory passage for birds coming in and out of the Kathmandu valley. Altogether more than 350 species of birds are recorded in the area. You can spend a whole day exploring the botanical garden combined with the hike.|
|Champadevi||A 2300 meters high peak, Champadevi acts as the border in the southeastern corner of the valley separating it from the Makwanpur district. Besides the hiking experience this hill has a Buddhist stupa and people visit this place especially on the day of full moon to pay homage to the lord. This day hike starts from a place called Pharping which lies 16 Km suth of the Kathmandu From here we hike up following the trail, covered by pine forest for about another 3 hours to Champadevi. The hilltop offers magnificent view of the Himalayan ranges, especially Langtang and Annapurna. After Lunch and strolling around from sometime, we hike down following the same trail for about 1 and half hours.|
|Phulchoki||Phulchoki is the highest hill surrounding Kathmandu valley with an altitude of 2750m from Sea level. This is one of the beautiful hiking in terms of vegetation in Kathmandu valley. After breakfast at the hotel, we drive 14kms for about 45mnutes to place called Godavari (Botanical Garden) with packed lunch Box. From Godavari we start our hiking gradually uphill all the way through sub-tropical thick forest for about hours. The magnificent view from eastern part of Annapurna range to Gaurishanker in the east can be seen from here on the clear day apart from the breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley. After lunch and strolling around from sometime, we hike down following the same trail to Godavari for about 2 and half Hours.|
|Kakani to Bhanjayang Hike||The hike starts with a drive to kakani (2073m).it is an hour’s drive 32 kms north of Kathmandu. From Kakani the trail leads towards the east with graveled motor able road. The trail is almost flat and there are numerous picnic spots and small village en route. We hike for about three hours to Bhanjyang with about 20 minutes steep climb before we reach Bhanjyang. After lunch and strolling around for some time, we hike down to kakani for about two and half hours and drive back to Kathmandu.|
|Namobuddha:||Namobuddha is a holy site for the Buddhist and lies in the kavre district at an altitude of 1800m, about 38 kms east of Kathmandu. The stupa and shrines build up in this lovely little hill significantly enough mark a very ancient holy site where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered him to starving Tigress with its several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a very nice stone slab and place right next to a holy stupa. Hike starts after we drive 35 kms east of Kathmandu for about one and half hours to a place called Dhapasi via and ancient Newar town Panauti with packed lunch Box. From Dhapasi we follow the uphill trail towards north-east direction and the trail narrows.We cross a suspension bridge and pass Through many small village to huge rice field which gives you a chance to see how Nepali people plant and harvest the crop (during appropriate season).frm here we hike steep uphill for about an hour to reach Namobuddha and the total hiking hours in % hours. After lunch and strolling around from sometime, we drive down to Dhulikhel from about 30 minutes and one hour.|
|Shivapuri Hiking from Budhanilkantha via Nagi Gumpa:||Shivapuri situated at an altitude of 2563m north of Kathmandu is second highest hill around Kathmandu valley, after the famous Phulchowki hill. In this hill is located the Bagdwar, source of Holy River Baghmati and is the biggest water supply to the Kathmandu valleys increasing population. We drive for about 45 minutes to Budhanilkantha Temple, one of the temples with biggest statue of Lord Vishnu sleeping in the ocean bed which lies 8 kms north of Kathmandu. From Budhanilkantha we walk through Shivapuri conservation area. This is the Government protected forest where over 500 species of vegetation are found. We start our hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check post is located. Nagi Gumpa situated at an altitude of 2330m north of Kathmandu and above Budhanilkantha Temple is only Monastery for the Nuns where about 200 Nuns practice Buddhism and foreigners often come there for meditation. It is a steep uphill hike through narrow and dusty trail for about half an hour and two hours gradual uphill trail to Shivapuri. After lunch and strolling around from sometimes, we take a short cut downhill trail to Budhanilkantha for about and half hours and drive back to Kathmandu.|