Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek

Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel trekking trip is designed to provide you a unique opportunity to explore the myriad wonders of nature, rural Nepal and the awe inspiring majesty and beauty of dramatic mountain range. Your first destination is Chisapani where you will be enjoying the real boon of nature being away from the crowd of city and your interaction with the villagers will add another experience. Early sunrise view at Nagarkot is the most fascinating and mesmerizing view. Dhulikhel is your next destination. Treading along the unexplored trails of Dhulikhel can be very exhilarating and enriching experience. The Stupa and shrines at Namobuddha in addition to temples at Dhulikhel are worth visiting as it will depict a holy feeling and tremendous peace in you.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and hike to Chisapani (2115m.)- 4 hours

After having breakfast at hotel, we will drive to Sundarijal which takes about an hour and we start our hiking from Sundarijal, the trail gradually goes up with pine and oak forest, this Shivapuripuri National park is a good spot for bird watching and some other wild animal can be seen during this hike. From Chisapani, we will see panoramic view of Himalaya and the valley. And this is the resident of Sherpa ethnic group; this is the nearest place from Kathmandu where you will experience the culture and the lifestyle of Sherpa indigenous, overnight at lodge.

Day 02 :  Chisapani To Nagarkot (2,175 m. / 7,136 ft. )

Enjoy the view of mountain from Chisapani. Doje Lakpa, Chova Vamre and other peaks are seen close ups. After breakfast, our trek starts and leads through  Chauki Bhanjyang, which takes about 2 and half hours. We continue the charming trails leading us towards Nagarkot. The total walking duration is about 6 -7 hours.

Nagarkot, is by far one of the most popular destination for sunrise and view of Himalayas. In a clear da 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.

Day 03 :  Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1,440m. / 4,724 ft. )

After breakfast in the hotel, we start our long day walk to Dhulikhel. It is beautiful walking though in the countryside of Nepal’s rural villages. You will experience the beauty of nature altogether rural lifestyle and diverse culture.

As you approach Dhulikhel, a glut of cultural diversities, traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich bird life unfolds before you. Dhulikhel (1440m.) is a small town of Newar ethnic community of the valley with a long history. The artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty. Streets are lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping roofs, pagoda temples and sacred statues here and there. The major places of worship here are the Narayan and Harisiddhi temples which are adored with profuse wood carvings. The Gokhureswar Mahadev temple, a 30 minutes walk to the eastern part of town, is a peaceful and scenic spot. The Bhagawati temple is situated at a height in the western part of Dhulikhel and dominates the skyline. From here, you can get a beautiful vista of the town and surrounding areas.

Day 04 : Dhulikhel to Kathmandu (1300m. )

From Dhulikhel, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. From here the trail drops down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. It then climbs again through pine forest past Phulbari and up and down a couple of more hills before you reach the hill of Namobuddha. Namobuddha situated at an elevation of 1750 m is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre District about 38 km east of Kathmandu. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered himself to a starving Tigress with several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a stone slab and placed right next to a holy Stupa. From Namobuddha we drive back by private car to Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel.

Cost Includes

1.    Airport pick up & Drop.
2.    All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Two times tea biscuit)
3.    Accommodation as required in Kathmandu and in the trek
4.    Hot drinks. ( Tea, coffee, hot milk, hot chocolate).
5.    All transportation
6.    Trekking permit
7.    All temples and monuments entry Permit
8.    All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipments,
       transport etc for Nepalese staff.
9.    All taxes and service charges

Cost Excludes

1.    Nepal Visa fee
2.    Bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water,), cigarettes, client's personal insurance, and any kind
       of unforeseen & personal expenses
3.    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
4.    Tips for the serving staffs
5.    Travel insurance
6.    Other expenses and services which are not mentioned above in inclusion

General

1.    4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be
       returned after the trek)
2.    Duffel or Rucksack bag  & suitcase (Optional/we can provide one if you need it
       but is to be returned after the trek)
3.    Daypack
4.    Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek)

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

1.    Shade hat or baseball cap - some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and
       then put a baseball cap on to hold it is place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping
       the sun off your ears and neck.
2.    Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears.
3.    Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety.
4.    Glacier glasses-
5.    Headlamp
6.    Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket
       should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
7.    A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (optional).

Hand

1.    1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside
       other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
2.    1 pair warm gloves
3.    Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek.
       Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body

1.    T-shirts (2).
2.    Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
3.    Fleece jacket or pullover.
4.    Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
5.    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
6.    2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
7.    Long shirts(2)

Lower Body – Legs

1.    2 pairs nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton!
2.    Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
3.    2 pairs lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic.
4.    1 pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
5.    2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
6.    1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
       Should zip from the top and bottom - this makes it easier to put on over boots
       without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
7.    1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
8.    All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture
       resistant plastic bags.

Feet

1.    2-4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
2.    2-3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
3.    1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
4.    1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with
       layered socks and you have worn then before to get used to it
       (otherwise you will get lots of blister).
5.    1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
6.    1 pair sandals (Optional).

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)

1.    Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
2.    Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
3.    Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
4.    Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.
       Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
5.    1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids,
       some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive
       medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Miscellaneous

1.    Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
2.    Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM
       just in case if you need to change the date of your).
3.    Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
4.    Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your
       neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you
       from having to stop and look for it.
5.    Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses
       its' effectiveness over time.
6.    Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
7.    Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
8.    Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes,
       and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
9.    2 bandanas.

Optional

1.    1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great
       assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees,
       ankles, etc, especially when going downhill
2.    Favorite snack foods
3.    Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge.
       Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function.
       Remember, keep these items light weight
4.    Binoculars
5.    1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep
       the batteries warm when not in use
6.    Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
7.    A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid
       that chilly late night trip
8.    1 small stainless steel thermos

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