Temples Heritage Valley Rim Trek combines the Temple and Heritage Trek and Valley Rim Trek. This trek is idyllic for those nature lovers who want to hit two targets with one arrow, visiting temples and heritage sites while hiking up through lush forests and enjoying panoramic views.
Temples Heritage Valley Rim Trek provides some great views of the Himalayas, with a lot of the latter stages of the trek to Dulikhel taking place along the valley ridge. Trek into the lush, forested trails of Shivapuri National Park, follow cascading rivers, and experience a glimpse of authentic village life. Some days are more energetic than others, but the tour as a whole provides a healthy stretch of the legs. Along the way, you pass through old valley settlements and many farming communities. Early sunrise views from Chisapani and especially Nagarkot are stunning. In Dhulikhel, the last stage of our Temples Heritage Valley Rim Trek, there is an opportunity to experience old Newari culture at its best. The town is very well organized, cohesive, and serves as a healthy habitat for the people who live there by Nepali standards. Panauti and Namma Buddha also stand out. The trip to Panauti takes you through a particularly beautiful valley. Namma Buddha, an extremely important destination for Buddhists, is set within a lush forest. A big bonus is that very few tourists trek the valley, so most of the time you are away from popular trails,be prepared to be surprised!
One of our team will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport for the transfer to your hotel. After time to settle you will be introduced to your tour guide for a tour briefing.The rest of the day is free to explore this bustling city. One of our team will meet you for the transfer to your hotel.
Visiting many of the historical sites in and around Kathmand, destinations that have managed to find a place in the UNESCO world’s heritage list. We begin with Swayambhunath climbing its stairs which are said to encompass the 13 paths to reach enlightenment. The Hindu heritage of Pashupatinath is next on our list resonating in the prayers of thousands who visit the temple each day. We head towards Kathmandu Durbar square to witness a historical journey encompassing generations of Nepalese Kings before ending our journey at Boudhanath well known for its sunset views. Overnight Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. The trail climbs up through a forest and passes the village Mulkharka to Chisapani Danda .On a clear day there are great panoramic views of the mountains stretching from east to west from Chisapani.
An interesting trail to the hill retreat of Nagarkot perched on a ridge 32 km east of Kathmandu the trek is not too difficult it takes around six hours. We begin with a decent down to a small stream before a climb up to Nagarkot . The small settlement commands sweeping views of the Himalayays. Five of the world’s ten highest peaks Everest, Lhotse, Choyu, Makalu and Manaslu are visible from here on a clear day. Nagarkot is also a popular spot for sunrise and sunset views.
The trail climbs up to the viewing tower at Nagarkot before descending through lush forest we trek up to the ridge along the way there are some fantastic mountain views from the ridge. a longish day but as you are descending in height from Nagarkot to Dulikhel it is not that difficult, On reaching Dulikhel we transfer to our resort hotel.
We leave the hotel for the gradual hike up and down through forest to a ridge.From here there are beautiful mountain views.The trek takes about 3 hours to Panauti. Panauti is a beautiful ancient town and pilgriage destination with many temples. The town is inhabited by Newars, Tamang and Bramins. After lunch we either walk or drive back to Dulikhel.
We leave our hotel for the hike up to Namma Buddha the trail leads through villages and hill terraces in a beautiful wide valley. We hike up through a wood and on to Namma Buddha. Known for being one of the most important Buddhist sites in Nepal it is surrounded by some very interesting Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries. There are some splendid mountain views from here. We take lunch before the hike back to Dulikhel, a long but very rewarding day.
After Breakfast our transport awaits for the drive back to the Hotel in Kathmandu. It takes around 90 minutes.
We will meet you for the transfer to the airport as per your flight schedule.We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and we look forwad to meeting up again.
The main seasons for trekking are the spring (Mar to May) and autumn (Sep to Nov) when you’ll have clear skies and superb mountain views. The winter (Dec to Feb) is also a great time to visit— these months offer a unique experience and fewer crowds but lower altitude treks are better at this time of year as its cold at night.
During the monsoon season (Jun to Aug), most of Nepal experiences heavy rain for a few hours each day. It’s humid, wet, and the trails in the lower regions (Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Langtang, etc) can be quite muddy. If you don’t mind the rain you’ll have the trails to yourself, the skies often clear up in the morning, and certain treks offer stone-paved trails that drain the rain and make for easy trekking. Also, certain regions, like Mustang and the upper reaches of Everest, lie in the rainshadow of the Himalaya and receive little rain but views however are still likely to be restricted.
Private tours are tailor-made itineraries built by us around your travel dates and personal interests, whereas group trips are pre-packaged and depart on specific dates. Group trips are also open for others to join, whereas private trips are just for you. You will find a list of fixed departure dates on our website.
For most nationalities, you can get your visa in Kathmandu. It takes around 45 minutes and is the most convenient way to get your visa you will need passport size photos.. You can also apply for a visa in advance from a local Nepali consulate in your country if you’d like to have everything arranged in advance. Cost15 Days – 25 USD / 30 Days – 40 USD / 90 Days – 100 USD
For mountain flights, you’re allowed 5 kg. carry-on to the plane and 10 kg. for checked-in luggage. For non-mountain sector flights, the check-in allowance increases to 20-25 kg.
If you’re mainly looking to experience Nepal’s cultural and natural highlights, you can have a great experience in 5-9 days, where you can visit two regions (likely Kathmandu and Pokhara perhaps go on Safari at Chitwan). If you intend to go trekking consider at least 10 days (more is better) to have enough time to reach higher altitudes and safely acclimatize if need be.To undertake one of the longer, classic treks in Nepal or to combine multiple regions and activities into one visit, think about 14-20 days and more if possible.
Himalaya Heart organises complete tours, meaning everything is taken care of from the moment you arrive in Nepal to the moment you leave, including all of your accommodation in a three star Hotel. If you require better accommodation please let us know and we can arrange this and adjust the tour cost accordingly. Each of our tour pages shows clearly what is and what is not included in the tour price.
Personal expenses (tips, soft drinks, bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, donations, and extra snacks, etc) are not included in your tour price. When checking a particular trek page on our website we have clearly stated what is and what is not included. If you’re going trekking, the only things you’ll need to pay for out of pocket are wifi and battery charging (when available), extra meals outside of what’s included, alcohol, and soft drinks and perhaps hot showers.
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