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Shivapuri - Nagarkot - Namo Buddha Trek (05 days)

Trip Code:NET-TR-SBN

  • Trip Type Tea House/Camping
  • Duration 05 days
  • Grade Easy
  • Max.Altitude 2563 m.
  • Group Size 1
  • Travel Mode Land Transportation
Shivapuri - Nagarkot - Namo Buddha Trek

Namobuddha Stupa

This is an excellent trip for those who wish to avoid a long strenuous trek or have time only for a short and easy trek. Shivapuri, a popular watershed area, is the second highest hill that surround the Kathmandu valley. This trek commences at Budhanilkantha from where you will be able to view the central and eastern mountain ranges and also sunrise and sunset. It also offers a good introduction to Nepalese rural life.
 
The end point of the trek could either be at Nagarkot or Dhulikhel. This trek can be done throughout the year as each season adds beauty and majesty to this trek. The view point at Nagarkot offers memorable experience of the magic of mountains. The village of Nagarkot is on the edge of the valley and offers superb views of the mountains as well as Kathmandu valley.

 Trip code: NET-TR-SBN
  Region Other Trekking Regions
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 05 days
 Trip Type: Tea House/Camping
 Trip Grade: Easy
 Min. Group Size 1
 Max Altitude: 2563 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land Transportation
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.
Lodge or Camping Accomodation during Trek

Drive from Kathmandu to Budhanilkantha (Narayanthan) takes about 25 minutes and trek from Budhanilkantha to Shivapuri Lekh (Baghdwar) takes approximately four and half hours. You camp for the night.

Trek from Shivapuri Lekh (2523m.) to Dhap via Chisapani takes about five hours. This day you start your trek on plain trail about 1 hour. The mountains greet you from northern side (left side) and you hike slowly to gain the height. The summit of the hill welcomes you with the fascinating sight. From here the way through forest and 3 hours flat trail lead you to Chisapani. The route you follow is quite smooth and you can observe the numerous green hills and villages at some distance. Moreover, you head along the path through forests where you can enjoy the chirping of birds. Dhap is an uncultivated field surrounded by beautiful forests. You camp for the night.

Trek from Dhap to Nagarkot takes approximately five and half hours. Your trek to Chauki Bhanjag takes about 2 and half hours. You continue the charming trails leading you toward Nagarkot. Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far one of the most popular destination. In the clear weather the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty.An interesting trail takes you to the hill retreat of Nagarkot, perched on a ridge 32 km east of Kathmandu. It commands sweeping views of the Himalayas. Five of the world's ten highest peaks, Everest, Lhotse, Choyu, Makalu and Manaslu are visible from here. Nagarkot is also a popular spot to watch sunrise and sunset. The snow peaks look especially gorgeous during sunset and sunrise. Nagarkot, surrounded by terraced hillsides and picturesque farm houses, the hilltop resort is the epitome of an idyllic escape – with only the wind and the sound of rustling leaves to disturb you. Bird watching is a joy in the forests here. You camp for the night.

Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes about six hours. After you have your share of experiencing the magic of Nagarkot, you are guided along the hiking trails to Dhulikhel. As you approach Dhulikhel, a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich birdlife unfolds before you. You camp for the night.

Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha-Panauti takes approximately four and half hours and drive from Panauti to Kathmandu takes about one and half hours. From Dhulikhel, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. From there the trail drops down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. It then climbs again through pine woods past Phulbari and up and down a couple of more hills before you reach the hill of NamoBuddha. Namobouddha situated at an elevation of 1750m is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre District about 38 km east of Kathmandu. You camp for the night.


The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • One trekking guide
  • Porter (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) or Camping camping arrangements during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry Permit 
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation
  • Insurance and equipments for the guide and porter
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.
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