Shivapuri at an elevation 2732m. offers excellent views of the Himalayas off to the wet from Jugal and Ganesh Himal out to Himalchuli and eastwards from Langtang to Dorje Lapka and of course intense rhododendron blossoms in spring.
It lies within the Shivapuri Watershed and wildlife reserve; a huge walled area set aside to protect the valley's water supply and critical forests. The trek starts from Budhanilkantha through the forest and the summit on the flat grassy appears on second day of the trek. Then the trek goes through the forest and superb mountain views to the north and valley rim.
Finally the trek goes to Nagarkot where a night is s must to view the view the wonderful sun rise view over the Himalaya in the next morning. After breakfast drive to Bhaktapur a Newari town and lunch here. After lunch drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu airport. We will welcome you then transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour
Visit Swoyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar square then get preparation for the trip and meet the trekking crew.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Shivapuri top
Drive to Budhanilkhan
Day 05: Shivapuri Top – Dhap:
Trek to Dhap with great mountain to the north and and valley view down.
Day 06: Dhap – Chaukibhanjyang:
Trek to Chaukibhanjyang through forest and villages.
Day 07: Chaukibhanjyang – Nagarkot:
Trek through the villages and climb easy uphill to Nagarkot.
Day 08: Nagarkot - Bhaktapur – Kathmandu:
Drive to Telkot and trek to Changunarayn then Bhaktapur. After lunch and sightseeing of the city, drive to Kathmandu.
Day 09: Kathmandu
A free day for your own activities. Evening, enjoy a fare dinner with live cultural program hoisted by the company.
Day 10: Departure
If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home.
Trip cost: Starts from USD 840 p/person for 2-3 star category hotel and USD 955 p/person for 4-5 star category hotels.
Trip cost exclude:
Trip category: easy hikes
Transport: deluxe private vehicles with A/C to and from trek starting/ending point
Staffs: well experienced and license holders trekking guide, cook, friendly and strong porters
Accommodation and food: Tented camp and freshly cooked with balance diet food prepared by a professional cook
Trip highlights: Experience of culture, nature, city, mountains and peoples