Sundarijal Nagarkot trekking is one of the shortest trekking on hand which is closer to Kathmandu and is located 12km north from Kathmandu. Also, popular as Shivapuri trekking since it is located in the Shivapuri National Park. Sundarijal provide as the doorway of trekking routes to Nagarkot, Helambu, Gosainkunda and the Langtang National Park. And, the Shivapuri National Park is the popular watershed region, perhaps, the largest assets of drinking water supply in Kathmandu. Likewise, the park is religiously significant too since several cultural heritage sites for the Buddhists and Hindus including mountains of Shivapuri, Tarkeswor, Manichud and the origin of the Bishnumati and Bagmati rivers.
Likewise, the trek to Shivapuri provides wonderful and amazing views of Kathmandu Valley from the peak of Shivapuri edge. The Park is sandwiched between the temperate and subtropical climate area which is also rich in wild lives and plants with oak, pine and rhododendron as well as many varieties of orchids and mushrooms. Also, a great array of butterflies, bird species, rare animals whose life is under threat such as jungle cat, sloth bear, leopard, monkeys etc. are found in the park.
Moreover, we, Encounter Nepal also take you to Nagarkot, a popular hill station and much preferred destination for many foreigners to Nepal as a combined trekking destination along with trekking to Sundarijal. Nagarkot lies in the hilltop (2175m.) and is one of the most famous striking spot which lets you witness wonderful view of sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayan ranges of eastern Nepal including Khumbu ranges, Manaslu, Langtang ranges, Dorje Lakpa, Choyu, Sisa pagma, Gauri Shankar etc. And the best time to go for this combined Sundarijal -Nagarkot trek is from March to May and from September to November.
CHISAPANI – NAGARKOT- BHAKTAPUR-DHULIKEL
Day 01: Kathmandu – Sundarijal - Chisapani (Walking distance 4-5 hrs):
We drive to Sundarijal which is 13 km. from Kathmandu. Sundarijal is situated at the elevation of 1350m., trek starts from here. Beyond Sundarijal, the trail climbs continuously through forest to a medieval looking reservoir, the dam and waterworks. The trail leaves the water supply system and climbs steeply to a road to 1550m. Then cross the road and continue climb to the top of the Shivapuri ridge, the first village on the trail with the sprawling Tamang settlement of Milkshake at 1895m. There are few small tea shops where you can sit for a cup of tea and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. Beyond Mulkharka, the trail continues to climb steadily. After passing through an army camp, the trail enters the Shivapuri National Park. Most of the Shivapuri ridge is dense forest of pine and oak. Climb continues down the ridge through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisapani at 2300m. Stay overnight at Chisapani in a teahouse.
Day 02: Chisapani - Nagarkot (walking distance 4-5hrs):
After breakfast, we proceed to flat trails for about 3 hours. The trail descends almost two hours then we will reach small village called Chowki Bhanjyang where we will have our lunch. Beyond Chowki Bhabjyang, the trail is flat for almost one and half hours then 30 minutes ascend to arrive at the beautiful Hill station called Nagarkot, situated at an altitude of 2175 m. which provides the grand stand panoramic views of the Himalayas. You can see five of the fourteen tallest mountains in the world, including Mt. Everest (8848 m.). Other mountains are Lhotse (8516 m.), Cho Oyu (8201 m.), Makalu (8463 m.) and Manaslu (8163 m.) and many other lesser summits. The view of the peaks looks gorgeous during Sunrise and Sunset. Stay overnight at a Hotel in Nagarkot.
Day 03: Nagarkot – Changunarayan - Kathmandu (walking distance 2-2&½ hrs):
After breakfast, an easy walk down to Changunarayan Temple, listed in the world heritage site. This is a fifth century made Temple located over a hillock 15 km. east of Kathmandu and is full of artistic works on metal and wood. Inscription dating back to 464 AD found here are the first epigraphic evidences of Nepalese history. After a visit to this Temple, one can spend more time in Bhaktapur Durbar Square too which is full of arts and culture. There are many monuments of Historical significant places to see over here are five storey Temple known as Nyatapola, 55 Windows Palace, Golden Gate, Lion Gate and many more. From here we drive Dhulikhel relax.
Day: 4 Dhulikhel to Nabobuddha and drive to Katmandu in the evening
After breakfast Dhulikhel to Namobuddha hiking is one of the best hiking in terms of Mountain View and religious way. After breakfast take a drive up to Dhullikhel and start a hiking up to Namo Buddha. It is situated on a hill above Panauti, the terraced farmlands, superb Mountain View , visit to beautiful Buddhist Stupa of Namobuddha and the serene temples in Panauti are the main height lights of this hiking. There is an amazing legend related to the Buddha, which is commemorated, by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is good place for meditation as well. Panauti standing in a peaceful valley roughly 8 Km south of Banepa, This Town is relatively untouched but where festivals preserving tradition of the indigenous Newars are held.evening time drive back kathmandu.
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4 Days Sundarijal Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Nabobuddha Trekking Itinerary we are proposing you is only on outline. You could use it to best fitness and interest when practically you are in the field our guide are very comfortable, flexible and understanding to make your trip with full of pleasure.