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Valley Ridge Trek

Nepal

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Trip Introduction:

Valley Ridge trek is an easy trek offering with the distant views of snowy mountains, and an idea of the typical Nepali countryside life and ethnic culture. This Valley Ridge trekking is best suited for those who are traveling with children, families, students who do not have enough time for longer treks into the high mountains. Our Valley Ridge trek starts from just an hour drive from Katmandu City. The trek leads through the hills facing to the north-east of Langtang Himalayan Range with the magnificent views of the Mountain. The whole trail of Valley Ridge trek offers the best mountain views. Nagarkot is the best view point on Valley Ridge trekking route where you will enjoy panoramic Himalayan scenery of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Dorje lakpa, Langtang Himalayan range, Rolwaling Himalayan range. Never miss sunrise and sunset views on these mountains. Agro-old tradition hospitality is an added bonus for the trek. Valley Ridge trek is the Shangri-La route and a novelty destination. The trekking route is surrounded by hills and is the cradle of Nepalese civilization and culture.

Nala and Banepa adds the cultural taste to the trek with interesting the Newari settlements rich in architecture. Don’t miss out the famous temples these places host, Nala Bhagawati Temple and Kanyakumari Temple, Chandeswori temple, etc.

Best Season:

Valley Ridge trek can be done throughout the year, but best months are March to June and mid September to December. Months of January and February are also okay to do this trek. The trek is affected by monsoon July to mid September.

Important Note:

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Arrival location:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure Location:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Included in your experience:

All airport/hotel transfers

Three nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast

Welcome and farewell dinner

Accommodation during trek in hotel/guesthouse

A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees

All ground transportation as per itinerary in private vehicle

An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging

Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map

All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit )

A comprehensive medical kit

All government and local taxes

Ground Transportation, Gift bag, Airport transfers, English Speaking Guide

Not included in your experience:

Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs)

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Excess baggage charges

Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, etc)

Tips for guides and porters

    None Available for this package
  • Day1 - 2
    Arrive in Kathmandu [1300 m / 4264 feet] Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. We may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier where you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's food culture. Included meals:Dinner
    Moonlight Hotel
  • Day2 - 3
    : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation Today after breakfast we will start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Himalayan Glacier Trekking briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Included meals:Breakfast
    Moonlight Hotel
  • Day3 - 4
    Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani [2200m/7216 ft]: 1 hrsdrive and 4-5 hrs walk After breakfast, we drive to Sundarijal (2200m) on a private vehicle. Upon reaching Sundarijal we start our day hiking through Mulkharka village passing many forest and trek up to east ridge to Shivapuri forest. From here we can enjoy views of many beautiful mountains and different landscape. We trek down to Chisapani.Overnight in Chisapani. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Guesthouse
  • Day4 - 5
    Trek to Nagarkot [2156m/7072ft]: 5-6 hrs walk Our destination is Nagarkot today. After having breakfast, we set up for today's walk. Today's hike is rather longer with majestic mountain views offered throughout the day. We enjoy the sunset at mountains from the Nagarkot hill station. Nagarkot itself is popular among urban people of Kathmandu as a nearby destination to spend weekends enjoying magnificent & panoramic views of many Himalayan ranges including the 8,848 meters high top of the world Mt. Everest. We go to bed rather early as we also need to catch tomorrow's mountain sunrise view too. overnight at hotel in Nagarkot. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Hotel
  • Day5 - 6
    Trek to Nala-Banepa [1440m/3427ft] - Bhaktapur sightseeing- Kathmandu: 4-5 hrs walk We wake up early to see sunrise through the eastern Himalayan ranges views including Mt. Everest. After breakfast, we start our trek to Banepa. Passing thorugh pine forest and many farmlands, we reach Nala village where we visit some important shrines. Upon reaching Banepa and visitng the temples and after observing some cultural aspects there, we drive to Bhaktapur. We do sightseeing at Bhatapur Durbar square and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Moonlight Hotel
  • Day6
    Farewell Friend We are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. Included meals:Breakfast
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