Kathmandu Rim Trek is a short trek of mere 4 days which takes you around the Kathmandu Valley. Enrolling in this trek allows you to have a glimpse on the rustic life of Nepal without getting much far from the country’s capital- Kathmandu. To add cherry on the top, unlike other trekking in Nepal, this trek ends at much less altitude which means you need not need to worry about High Altitude Sickness. This trek has been categorized into less strenuous trekking in Nepal which means it is apt to people of every fitness level which also implicates its accessibility to people of every age groups. All these facts point to the only possible conclusion- Kathmandu Rim Trek is an ideal family package designed especially for time bound people.
Enrolling in Kathmandu Rim Trek, you will transverse the endearing topography that reveals the spectacular mountain views. It lets you proceed through several small villages where you can get the rare opportunity to acquaint yourself with the rich cultural tradition of the amiable locals. Hence Kathmandu Rim Trek is the impeccable blend of cultural expedition and natural exploration.
Proceeding through the rhododendron covered thickets and having staggering views of Everest, Langtang and Rolwaling mountains among many other things are the alluring aspects of Kathmandu Rim Trek. In fact this sought- after trek is popular among trekkers as the Best Langtang View Trek.
The trek commences from Sundarijal and pull ahead of Shivpuri Wildlife Reserve- one of the best bird sanctuaries in Nepal which abodes diverse species of flora and fauna.
Itinerary plan for Kathmandu Rim Trek
Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisopani:
Sundarijal which exists 15km North- East of Kathmandu can be accessed through an hour long drive from Chabahil which marks the initiation of real trekking experience.The route winds its way up through Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve and advances further up to the hill through the woods to arrive to Mulkharka- a Tamang Village. The route escalates further up through the forest of rhododendrons and oaks to make it to Bhanjyang Borlang. The beaten track later descends to Chisopani (2140m) which serves as the vantage point for viewing the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Everest mountains. You have to conclude the trek at Chisopani for the day.
Day 02: Trek to Nagarkot:
The trail on this day proceeds downhill and undergo through pine forest and small settlements to make it to Nagarkot- a widely popular tourist destination around Kathmandu Valley. A tower stands high on Nagarkot which provides extensive views of Kathmandu Valley and panoramic views of Everest, Manaslu, Gauri Shankar and other mountains of Eastern Nepal. Nagarkot is jam- packed with hotels of different standards. Choose wisely the one that suits you and take a well deserved rest from the trek.
Day 03: Trek to Dhulikhel:
Nagarkot is acclaimed for the sunrise viewing. You need to get up early at around 5:30 am to have a view of the radiant sunrays spilling over the snow- cladded mountain peaks. The sensation your body feels will simply be inexplicable. After having breakfast, you will set off for the next destination- Dhulikhel which will take about 6 hrs to cover 2010m of distance on foot. Hotels and lodges of different standards are available in Dhulikhel. You can stay in any one that meets your criteria.
Day 04: Drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur and Patan:
After early breakfast, you will drive through Araniko Highway. You will stop by Bhaktapur to unveil its prized posession which includes Bhaktapur Durbar Square,Palace of 55 windows, Golden Gate, the Nyatapole Temple and the Pottery Square. If you feel like it, you can drop in on the city of Patan (city of fine arts).The city which is believed to have been established during the reign of Vira Deva is full of monuments, Buddhist and Hindu temples with fine bronze doors, the guardian deities and wonderful carvings. Later towards the end of the day, you will return back to kathmandu and thus the 4days long travel gets accomplished.
They say each journey taken outside will take you deeper inside. May this trek helps in finding your inner peace.