Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft)
After you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, the representative of Orbit Alpine Adventure welcomes and transfer you to hotel. You can spend the evening around Thamel or just sit enjoying a drink. In the evening, our trekking company invites you to a welcome dinner somewhere around Thamel.
Day 02 : Trek to Shivapuri (2,732m/8,963ft) - 6 Hours
After breakfast, you drive to Budhanilkantha at the foot of Shivapuri, around 15 kilometres from Kathmandu. Before you begin the trekking formally, you can take a short look at the largest stone idol of the Hindu deity, Lord Vishnu. Afterwards, you will begin the trek along the Bagmati River bank, walking towards its source. Upon reaching the top of Shivapuri Hill, you can have fantastic mountain views and the valley surrounded by the forests of Shivapuri National Park. Stay in a tent overnight.
Day 03 : Trek to Sundarijal (1,460m/4,790ft) - 4 Hours
Today you will wake up early, have breakfast and continue the trek. The trek is an easy one today with very little variations of surface. The trail passes through dense forests and rhododendron bushes. Periodically, you will have good views of the surrounding valleys. Upon reaching Sundarijal, you take a short walk around the Sundarijal Hydropower Dam. Stay overnight in a tent.
Day 04 : Trek to Chisapani (2,300m/7,546ft) -6 Hours
The Sundarijal Chisapani trek takes about six hours. The trail passes through Shivapuri National Park and the first village you come across is Mulkharka. Mulkharka is a Tamang village in the middle of the dense rhododendron forests and is decorated with mani walls and prayer flags. Then, you walk past the Borlang Bhanjyang (2,460m/8,110ft) and head down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisapani (2,300m). Stay overnight at tented camp in Chisapani.
Day 05 : Trek to Nagarkot (2,175m/7,136ft) - 7 Hours
Today we continue our hiking after having breakfast. We start from Chauki Bhanjyang (1,760m/5,774ft) by enjoying Jugal Himal (3,600m), Langtang, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal Ranges. By watching dense forest, birds and wonderful landscapes, you continue the pleasant trails leading towards Nagarkot. From Nagarkot Hilltop, you can enjoy the sunset view of the Himalayas and the valleys around it. Overnight at a tented camp in Nagarkot.
Day 06 : Trek to Changunarayan (1,600m/5,249ft) and Back to Kathmandu – 4 Hours
Wake up as early as you can this morning so that you can have the most splendid sunrise view from this hilltop. Nagarkot sunrise view is one of the most fascinating views in the world, so, don’t miss it! After watching sunrise view of the mountain ranges, we hike from Nagarkot down to Changu Narayan, which takes approximately three and half hours.
When you arrive Changunarayan Temple, you can have a magnificent distant view of the Himalayas located in the northern side. The scenery of the cultivated lands and the concrete gardens of Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Lalitpur are equally memorable. There are many sites and things to visit around the temple premises like Museum and the idols of various Hindu deities. You can also read the most ancient inscription, which is the first written document to shape the history of Nepal. After we explore the natural scenery and cultural sites, now it is the end of your Shivapuri-Sundarijal trek. From there, we drive for about an hour to Kathmandu and stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, our company organizes a farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant around Thamel.
Day 07 : Final Departure
A few hours ahead of the scheduled time, the team member of the agency accompanies you up to Kathmandu International Airport according to your flight schedule. We hope you enjoyed the trip around Kathmandu Valley with us!