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Home > Nepal > Shivapuri Nagarkot Trek

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. 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.
Ghale Treks has three tailor made itenerary please find details in below:

  • Day by Day Itinerary
  • Cost Include & Exclude
  • Prepare & Hints
Itinerary 1:

Day 01 Kathmandu – Kakani by drive and walk up to High
hill and camp
Day 02 High hill – Shivapuri hill
Day 03 Shivapuri hill – Chisapani
Day 04 Chisapani – Nagarkot (2175 M.)
Day 05 Nagarkot – Dhulikhel
Day 06 Dhulikhel – Kathmandu

Itinerary 2:

Day 01 Kathmandu to Budhanilkantha by drive and walk up to
Shivapuri hill
Day 02 Shivapuri – Chisapani
Day 03 Chisapani – Nagarkot
Day 04 Nagarkot – Kathmandu

Itinerary 3:

Day 01 Kathmandu – Sundarijal by drive and walk up to Chisapani
Day 02 Chisapani – Nagarkot
Day 03 Nagarkot – Kathmandu

Included:
  • Airport pick up & drop by Ghale Treks Private Vehicle.
  • A Professional Tour/Trekking guide
  • One porter each two clients in tea-house trek, required cook, trek crews & porters in tent trek
  • Insurance, lodging, food & allowance to your trek crews
  • Tent & mattress for tent and camping trekking
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Land transportation as per itinerary
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Trekking Permit, TIMS, National Park / Conservation Entry Fees.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket as per itinerary.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges of Ghale Treks.
  • Farewell Dinner at Nepali Cultural dance restaurant.
Excluded:

  • International Airfares and airport departure taxes as applicable.
  • The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
  • Optional excursions
  • Cost of visas, travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
  • The single supplement payable on all bookings where only one person is traveling
  • All others except committed to provide in ‘cost included’ section above.
Prepare

In addition to obvious items such as hiking boots, warm clothing, UV sunblock etc., here is list of things that you might not have considered taking along, but that can greatly enhance the quality and comfort of your journey.

Soft and light shoes (sneakers or kung-fu shoes are perfect) -
after a long hike in inflexible hiking boots, you will be extremely happy to have some light and soft footwear to to wear around the lodge or in the village.

Lightweight knapsack -
this is very useful for short trips away from your lodge, and will save you having to lug your large backpack along. It should be big enough for your camera and a change of clothes and sleeping bag, if you plan to spend a night away.

Lightweight sleeping bag -
as most (all?) lodges can offer you blankets, a light sleeping bag should be sufficient for the journey. Taking a light bag will save you valuable space in your backpack.

Fabric bandaids -
blisters on the feet can turn a wonderful walk into a hell. Bandaids (sticking plasters) should be immediately applied to any area of the foot that there is irritation and friction - don't wait for the blister to develop before doing this. However, only fabric made bandaids will stick to a sweaty foot. Others (even those that claim to be water-proof) will fall off in minutes. A good alternative to bandaids is duct tape. Works great for blisters and also proves invaluable in many other ways.

Personal First Aid and Emergency Gear -
First aid kit with moleskin and bandages designed to cover blisters Sunscreen lotion. Energy snacks. So many different types are available buy a variety and sample them to learn which brand gives you the biggest boost. An emergency kit in case you get lost. Include a whistle, compass, space blanket, string, duct tape, matches and iodine tablets. Flashlight and extra batteries, Binoculars, Knife, Extra pair of prescription glasses, Bug Repellent.

Are You in Good Enough Shape?-

You may walk a mile or two on pavement comfortably, but can you walk four or five miles a day ? or more? on varied terrain without collapsing on the couch for the rest of the afternoon? Once you've chosen a trip, Ghale Treks will inform you, what level of physical fitness you should be at to take the trip. Then, create a plan to ensure you are ready physically.

Ways to Get in Shape for Walking and Hiking -

For many trips it's okay to start your training a month or two before you leave for vacation. Spending time at the gym working with weights and on a treadmill, StairMaster or stationary bike is one route. Supplement the training with long walks or hikes on weekends, preferably on dirt trails instead of pavement. Jogging on toughens you up and increase your agility and stamina.

Bring the Right Pack -

Bring a pack that fits your body comfortably? whether it's a day pack to hold your water bottle, snacks, sunscreen lotion and jacket ? or a pack designed to hold enough gear for a multi-day hike through the mountains.

Hints:

Travel time from September to May (but not June/July/August, because then it is rainy-monsoon season in Nepal)

After every meal (three times a day), tea/coffee will be served during the trekking. Apart from this, every morning we provide clients with either boiled water or soft black tea to carry with them on their Thermos Bottle. For the supplement of extra drinks, clients have to buy mineral water themselves which is available at all places
.
Recommended equipment list: sleeping bag, a warm jacket, good trekking shoes, sunglasses/sun cream, an insulated bottle for hot drinks and basic medicines.

Maximum luggage weight 20 kg per person. There are always 1 or 2 additional porters with the crew who take care of clients who get sick or unable to even carry their daily private luggage.

Shower possibilities every 3-4 days during the trek but the cost in not included at trip, no laundry service available.

A prepayment of 30 % has to be paid directly after reconfirmation at our company bank account. Final payment becomes upon arrival in Kathmandu before starting date of the tour.
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Overview of Trip
Trip Highlights:
Few people trek around the Kathmandu valley. Yet it offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture and religion, together with the daily toil in the fields of its inhabitants. The valley rim lies around 1000/2800 m and in the spring offers early flowering rhododendrons and through the autumn and winter, wonderful mountain vistas which can, from certain view-points, stretch from Everest in the east to Annapurna in the west.

Trip Duration:
5 Nights / 6 Days

Trip Type:
Teahouse, hiking trek

Grade & Elevation:

Moderate, 2175 meters (Max.)

Trek Start & End Point:

From Kakani to Dhulikhel

Group Size:
Minimum 2 or above

Trip Season:
September – December & February – June
Pictures of Trip
Annapurna Base CampWay to Annapurna Base CampSunset on ABC
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Map of Trip
Central Region Trekking Map
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