Hiking Trip to Changunarayan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha and Balthali, 10 Days
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Hiking Trip to Changunarayan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha and Balthali, 10 Days

Days: 10 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)

Hiking and Sightseeing Tour to Changunarayan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha and Balthali is an exciting and congenial journey that introduces the cultural prosperity of these regions to enthusiast all the while keeping in close proximity to the awe-inspiring natural beauty. The tour is one of the best short travel packages and encompasses the cultural and religious abundance with easy access from the capital. The lifestyles of the inhabitants in these areas are heavily influenced by their age-old traditions and provide heart-warming hospitality.   

Your arrival in the city of Kathmandu marks the beginning of the tour. After brief visits to some major religious sites in the valley, we head to Nagarkot. We will visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Changunarayan, all of which are enlisted as world heritage site by UNESCO. In Nagarkot, we will view sunset and sunrise. The vantage point is reputed to provide an exceptional view of the sunrise over the gleaming ivory peaks in Langtang and Everest ranges. After quenching our thirst for an introduction to Himalayan grandeur, we head to Namobuddha. Namobuddha is a revered Buddhist site as it is home to one of the greatest legends related to the enlightenment and sacrificial nature of Gautam Buddha. We will visit the ancient stupa of Namo Buddha and the culturally rich Village Balthali. Finally, the tour culminates as we sightsee around the Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares. This trek is best suited for the visitors having a short period of time and wants to enjoy the overall cultural and scenic beauty of Nepal. Boasting the luxury of entailing a plethora of culturally treasured sites, the tour heads to a scenic repository in the form of Namobuddha and Nagarkot. All in all, the tour includes all the essential ingredients to fully allure any travel enthusiast with its charm and charisma.

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition understands the needs of the clients and delivers the required services in such fashion that primarily emphasize comfort and security. With over 15 years of experience, SFT has established itself as one of the bests in the business. We offer excellent accommodation and transportation facilities along with fluent English-speaking guides to aid you throughout the tour. 


Facts of the Trek:

Trek Region
Hills And Valley Around Kathmandu
Type of Trek
Hiking and Trekking
Duration
10 Days
Highest Elevation
2,175 m (7,136 ft)
Grade
Moderate
Meals
Full board during the trek
Accomodations
4* Hotel in Kathmandu & Hotel/Resort during the trek
Best Season
Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) & Spring (March-April-May)
Transportation by
Private Vehicle

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Itinerary 
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 2024/2025.

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 snftnepal@yahoo.de

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.

1 Person 2 Persons Status *
USD 1,995
EUR 1.860
SFr 1.846
GBP 1.556
AUD 2.973
CAD 2.653
USD 1,550
EUR 1.445
SFr 1.434
GBP 1.209
AUD 2.310
CAD 2.062
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trip Package Cost includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by vehicle.
* 5 nights deluxe accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* 1 night deluxe accommodation with breakfast at 3* Hotel Country Villa in Nagarkot.
* 1 night deluxe accommodation with breakfast at 2* Dhulikhel Lodge Resort in Dhulikhel.
* 1 night deluxe accommodation with breakfast at 2* Namobuddha Resort in Namobuddha.
* 1 night deluxe accommodation with breakfast at 2* Balthali Village Resort in Balthali.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary and all entrance fees.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the hiking.
* English speaking Tour Leader/Guide & support staffs and their foods, accommodation, insurance and salary.
* All transportation including private vehicle.
* All the World Heritage Sites Entrance Fees.
* Office Service charge.
* Government tax.



Our Trip Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Hiring additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                     Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.


Hiking Trip to Changunarayan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha and Balthali, 10 Days


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