Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our SFT representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. You can prepare for the trek in your free time. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Guided Sightseeing tour to Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath by private vehicle
Today, we will do full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. After finishing our breakfast, we will drive in private car with an experienced tour guide around Kathmandu Valley. We will visit the famous sacred Hindu temple the Pashupatinath Temple and the crematorium situated at the Bank of Bagmati River. We will also visit the famous stupas like Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath stupa. These stupas have great significance in the Buddhist culture and religious practices. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Changunarayan Temple with a private vehicle and hike to Nagarkot 2 hours
In the early morning, we will drive to Changunarayan Temple in our private car. The Hindu temple is one of the oldest and resembles Pagoda-style architecture. It is also a UNESCO enlisted world heritage site. After visiting the beautiful temple, we will head towards Nagarkot. It is almost one and half hour trek to Nagarkot. It is a beautiful vantage point for observing the sunset and sunrise view over the esteemed Himalayas of Langtang range and some in the Everest region. Overnight at Hotel Country Villa in Nagarkot.
Day 4: Hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel 6 hours
Our trek will along the dense forests of pine to Dhulikhel. The beautiful views of mountains in the Langtang range, Jugal Himalayan range, and other snow-capped peaks can be seen from here. It is a famous tourist destination offering us with the magnificent views of the mountains, the traditional Newari culture, beautiful ancient temples, and various stupas. The trek reflects the religious ambiance in the region. Overnight at Dhulikhel Lodge Resort in Dhulikhel.
Day 5: Hike from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha 4 hours
After having breakfast we will leave for Namobuddha. The trail passes through the dense forest area of pine and few temples until Namobuddha. It is a famous ancient pilgrimage site of Buddhist where it is believed that Lord Buddha had sacrificed his body to a hungry tigress and her cub. We will also explore the area. Overnight at Namobuddha Resort in Namobuddha.
Day 6: Hike from Namobuddha to Balthali 4 hours
Today we will head toward Balthali from Namobuddha. Our trail mostly passes through the terraced rice fields to Balthali. It is a famous village having the diverse ethnic group and rich culture. Bird watchers and nature lovers can spend their time admiring the beautiful nature surrounding the village. This village is very rich in cultural diversity and is unaffected by the extravagant Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at Balthali Village Resort in Balthali.
Day 7: Hike from Balthali to Khopasi 1 hour and drive to Kathmandu by private vehicle
We will walk to Khopasi from Balthali with verdant hills and lush vegetation enriching the quality and experience of the walk. Upon reaching Khopasi, we drive back to Kathmandu valley in a private car. The drive follows winding roads and offers an opportunity to observe the lifestyle of the people in those regions. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 8: Guided Sightseeing Tour to Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square by private vehicle
Today we will visit Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square in our private car. Bhaktapur Durbar square is situated at the current town Bhaktapur also known as Badgaon. The major attractions of Bhaktapur Durbar Square are a 55-window palace, Vatsala Temple, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Naytapola Temple, Bhairava Nath Temple, Golden Gate, Lion's Gate and Mini Pashupatinath Temple. After visiting the Bhaktapur Durbar square we will head toward Lalitpur Durbar square which is situated at Patan. The hallmarks of Lalitpur Durbar Square are Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, Vishwanath Temple, and Taleju Bhawani Temple. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 9: Guided Sightseeing tour to Pharping with a private vehicle
Today we will do sightseeing around the famous and ancient town of Pharping. We will drive to Pharping in our private car and visit the two famous caves of Pharping which were blessed by Guru Rinpoche. We will visit the old sacred Hindu Temple, DakshinKali Temple dedicated to the goddess Kali. Following a day of excursion, we will drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu
After having a breakfast in Hotel, we drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport to connect you with your flight back to home or other destination.
Trip Price for single/individual traveler: USD 1995
Trip Price for 2 travelers basis: USD 1550 per person
Join with us on a Hiking Trip to Changunarayan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha and Balthali in 2023/2024.
Customize Your Tour: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at email@example.com
Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.