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Kathmandu Countryside Hike, Drive | Nature Retreat - 2 nights / 3 days

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    Kathmandu Hill Hiking
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    Dhulikhel with Himalayan Background
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    Hiking along Nagmati river
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    Himalayan view
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    Himalayan view, Nagarkot

Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur mystical valley is surrounded by green hills of mid mountain range of Nepal. Kathmandu countryside popular hill towns over the ridges are Dhulikhel, Nagarkot and Kakani famous for viewing the Himalayan mountains, sun rise and sun set views. Haibung above Sundarijal is equally scenic but, less crowded and rich in nature for a weekend peaceful retreat. There are also other less known ridge tops in protected Shivpauri Nagarjun national park and community forests around Kathmandu country side with serene nature. Small traditional photogenic Nepali villages on the hill slopes and ridges are perfect gate aways for enjoying the natural beauty, peaceful ambience and Himalayan mountain panoramic views. These villages are well connected with a network of numerous hiking routes and motorable roads. Hiking and driving routes run through/along different villages, forests, national park and rivers.    

Prakriti Resort & Organic Farm, Haibung just about 32 km in Northern Kathmandu countryside is a perfect nature retreat destination in the national park. Prakriti cottage rooms overlooking beautiful Melamchi river valley and wide Himalayan mountain range in the front horizon is surrounded by well preserved park jungle. Away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city, Prakriti at 2050 m. height is peaceful and beautiful abode amidst serene nature with Nagmati river water springs and Dhap lake near by. The nature at its best as a gift for nature lovers. Hiking and driving routes to/fro Prakriti are scenic and naturally refreshing.

Himalayan range view;  from Annapurna in the West to the Mt. Everest in the East including Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, Phurbigyachu, Gangchhenpo, Gaurishanker, Makalu, Lhotse etc . more than 25 major Himalayan peaks.  

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Trip Highlights

Trip Type: Full board package
Grade: Moderate, max. height 2175 m
Season: Spring, Fall, Winter
Elevation: Max.height 2175m.
Group Size: 2 pax to 15 pax
Trip Departure Date: Every Friday and any date of your choice
Confirmed Group Member/s Min. 2 pax
Price: Min. US$ 175 to Max. US$ 280 per person
Best Months: All months except June to September

Pre Trip Service: Airport transfer, meet & greet, briefing and prepare for the trip.

Day 01. Drive & Hike:

-  Drive to Nagarkot, have early lunch 

There are two road options; one via Sankhu and another via Bhaktapur driving to Nagarkot (2125m), about 30 km from Kathmandu. It takes about 1.5 hours drive to Nagarkot. The road leaves the valley after about 10 km. and climbs up on zigzag road through scattered hill side villages and farms. Once over the ridge, the Himalayan view to the North East opens up majestically above numerous photogenic foothills rising from Indravati river valley.  

-  Hiking via Jhule to Prakriti, Haibung

Hiking trail is along the ridge going down to Jarsinghpawa (1790m.) via Katike. You can enjoy Himalayan mountain view on the right and Bhaktapur and Kathmandu valley on the left side. After about 20 minutes walk on rough road to Patibhanjyang small village, you will turn left towards Shivapuri national park. The trail climbs up to Jhule (2175m) and levels through national park forest and drops down to Hilebhanjyang (2050m). Another 15 minutes walk takes you to the beautiful resort farm village, Prakriti for refreshing comfortable stay for the night. Hiking trail is about 16 Km total.    

Duration: Driving ~ 1.5 hours + Hiking ~ 5.5 hours.

Overnight,  Haibung

Day 02. Nature Walk & Farm Visit: 

-  Pre Lunch; Jungle walk and Dhap Tal (lake) visit

Sunrise view even from your bed rooms is memorably fascinating.

After breakfast, you will take a short walk, ~ 20 min. to Dhap Pokhari (lake) for lake side nature walk.

Around the lake side on the weekdays is naturally perfect place for meditation or those interested to longer hiking, can go higher to Chisapani top (2215m.).

-  Post Lunch; Visit; village agro farm, Everest tea garden, Trout fish farm and Gurung traditional village. 

Duration:  Hiking ~ 5 hours.

Overnight,  Haibung

Day 03. Hiking back;

- After breakfast, Hiking along Nagmati river, Mulkharka village and Sundarijal

Transfer back to Kathmandu

A short walk up to Hile Bhanjyang (2050m) junction where the road branches out rightwards to Chispani and leftwards to Sundarijal. Walking trail goes straight gradually down through jungle for about 15 minutes then levels along Nagmati small river. Walking through jungle along this Nagmati river is very refreshing experience. It is very nice to see small brooklets and natural spring clean water running into the river while walking about 1.5 hours before reaching Mulkharka Tamang village (1850m).  Then trail goes through the village dropping down on numerous well built steps to a small water dam and then further down along Bagmati river to Sundarijal small town (1375m). Here waits a car for you to transfer back to Kathmandu by road about 14 Km.

Duration:  Walking (9 km)  ~ 3 hours + Drive ~ 1 hour    

*Note: For detailed itinerary description contact us.

  • Permits - National Park entry fee, 
  • Logistics – Full board basis in resort.  
  • Support Staff -  guide, & porters, insurance for Nepali staff,
  • Transfers – overland transportation to & fro start/complete points,
  • Emergency Service -  assistance for travel/rescue arrangements  and
  • Agency's service charge.

  • Cold & alcoholic drinks,
  • Your medical and rescue insurance,
  • Tips,
  • Other expenses of your personal nature and
  • Any other not stated as inclusive.