Kathamandu Valley Rim Trekking 8 days

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This is a fantastic hike from Kathmandu. Few people trek around Kathmandu valley. Yet it offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture and religion of its inhabitants. You will walk mostly shivapuri watershed forests and villages during your trekking time. Shivapuri hill (2729m) is the highest point of this trekking. From the top of Shivapuri, can see western mountain Manaslu, Boudha himal, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Dorjeelakpa, shisapangma and Gaurishankar.

Since Shivapuri lies in the transition zone between subtropical and temperate climate, the vegetation consists of a variety of natural forest types, depending on altitude variation.. Most of the areas below 1800m are covered with Schima castanopsis forest in which pines (Pinus roxburghii) appear on the southern dry ridges, with Utis (Alnus nepalensis) along the streams. A forest of oak species such as Quercus semicarpifolia and Quercus lamelosa mixed with rhododendron and a variety of orchids flourish on the northern slopes. A variety of medicinal herbs is found at higher altitudes. A hundred and twenty nine species of mushrooms have been so far identified and catalogued from the Shivapuri National Park.

In short we can see more than 60 peaks from here. And other mountains can be seen and another gain of this trekking is to reach Nagarkot which is the most popular point for viewing, terrace, river and beautiful scenery green hill.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345 meters).
Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu City 
We take you to the Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will visit Kumari - the Living Goddess of Nepal, Legendary Kasthamandap Temple, Hanuman Dhoka Palace and many other shrines. 
Day 03 Kathmandu to Sundarijal - Chisapani. 5 hours
Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal which takes approximately one hour and trek from Sunjdarijal to Chisapani.
Day 04: Chisapani to Nagarkot 7 hours
In the morning you are attracted by the northern mountain views. You will continue the charming trails leading you toward Nagarkot. Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far one of the most popular destination. 
Day 05: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m.) 4 hours
We can see an impressive vista of the snowy central Himalayas making a backdrop to the gentle hills. local lifestyle, old Newari culture.
Day 06: Dhulikhel to Panauti.1000m-5 hours
Trek to Namo Buddha, and continue toward Panauti. 
Day 07: Panauti to Kathmandu 5 hours
Today we drive from Panauti to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur City. 
Day 08: Departure
Transfer to the airport according to your departure time for the next destination

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