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Expat Trekking in Weekend
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Expat Trekking Weekender

This trip is a short trek that packs a punch with spectacular views and beautiful countryside, perfect for a weekend retreat. If you are living and working in Nepal and often find yourself wondering what to do at the weekend, then dig out your hiking boots, get out of the city and come and enjoy a trek into a pristine environment, where the air is fresh, the locals are friendly and the views are pretty amazing. This is a great trek to introduce hiking to your kids as it is easy going and just two days of walking.

Starting with a short drive to Nagarkot where you will enjoy magnificent, sunrise panoramas of the Langtang Himalayas, we then begin trekking through local villages and hilly landscapes, through the Shivapuri National Park to the beautiful settlement of Chisapani. Here you will enjoy fantastic sunset views and the warm hospitality of the local people. The second day is a down hill venture through the forests and local villages where you will see terraced fields and traditional houses perched on the hillside. When we reach Sundarijal, it is just a short drive back to Kathmandu where you can relax at home and enjoy the memories of the weekend.


Day 1

Activities: Pick up from home and a one-hour drive to Nagarkot.

Elevation reached: 2195m.

Highlights: Relaxing in the hotel with beautiful views.

Accommodation: 3* Nagarkot hotel. (Upgrade to the 4* is available on request for an extra US$40 per person.)


Day 2

Destination: Chisapani.

Hours of walking: 6.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

Elevation reached: 2165m.

Terrain: Gentle inclines, well defined paths, forest trails.

Views on offer: The Melamchi Valey and stunning views of the Langtang range and Ganesh Himal from Chisapani.

Highlights: Relaxing in Chisapani in the evening enjoying the sun set over the mountains.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.


Day 3

Destination: Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu (1 hour).

Hours of walking: 5.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

Elevation reached: 1460m.

Terrain: Steep descents, forest trails and many stone staircases.

Views on offer: The dense forest, farmland where the locals grow millet; the key ingredient for the local alcoholic drink, and sunrise views of the Langtang Range.

Highlights: The village of Mulkharka where you will see the local houses that have been built, perched on the hillside, the reservoir which supplies water to Kathmandu and walking in the Shivapuri national park; home to leopards, musk deer and wild boar amongst others.

Accommodation: Home sweet home!


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    Expat Trekking Weekender
Rated 5/5 based on 4 reviews


face women
rating Review date : 04 Apr, 2010

A short but great trip in the Kathmandu Valley. Many thanks to our guide Thakur and our porter Hari. We really enjoyed our walks and the amazing views.

face women
rating Review date : 09 Sep, 2009

At very short notice just before the festival they organized & on a day which suited what I wanted. The guide was good and patient and helpful. The porter was excellent and we were a cheerful happy threesome.

From USD 170
3 Days Easy
12 people max