Kakani / Shivapuri and Nagarkot Village trek is one of the ideal trekking trails around Kathmandu valley. The trek is named after the Shivapuri National Park, which is just 25 km from the capital, Kathmandu. Even though being so close yet it provides a visitor a glimpse of the untouched and the grandeur of the villages found in Nepal. Shivapuri Village (2729m) is a true spirit of Nepalese village experience and hospitality.
This trek provides several options to keep oneself busy during the stay be it in the form of Nature Treks and Hikes, Ethnic Village Tours, Bird Watching, Photography or just a simple relaxing leisure. This is a most perfect hiking tour from Kathmandu. It provides a unique culture and religion of its inhabitants. Shivapuri hill (2729m) is the highest point of this trekking. From the top of Shivapuri, one can have a panoramic view of the western mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himal Range, Mt. Langtang Range, Mt. Dorjeelakpa Mt. Shisapangma, Mt. Gaurishankar and many more. In a short span of time one can see more than sixty peaks from here. When we gain our height to Nagarkot, we would see other mountains too. Nagarkot is the most destination points for viewing mountains, sunrise and sunset, beautiful landscape, river and beautiful scenery green hill.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Kakani (2066m)
Having breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, we drive to Kakani (2066m.) the trek starting point.. We would be walking through the forest and along the ridge with spectacular views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Jugal Himal. Overnight at Kakani.
Day 02: Kakani to Shivapuri (2729m)
After breakfast, we trek from Kakani to Shivapuri (2729m.). It offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture and religion of its inhabitants. Shivapuri is the highest point of this trekking. From the top of Shivapuri, one can have a panoramic view of the western mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himal Range, Mt. Langtang Range, Mt. Dorjeelakpa Mt. Shisapangma, Mt. Gaurishankar and many more. Overnight at Shivapuri.
Day 03: Shivapuri to Chisopani (2194m)
Today we wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise over the snow capped mountains. After breakfast, we begin our trek to Chisopani. It takes about four hours to reach. Chisapani is another viewpoint of sunrise and sunset. Lantang region can also be seen from this point. Besides, we would explore tribal culture and mountain lifestyle. Overnight at Chisopani.
Day 04: Chisopani to Nagarkot (2175m)
Today we trek from Chisopani to Nagarkot. Nagarkot provides breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains, quality accommodation, and high standards of service. Well known as a place to watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets, Nagarkot is much more. Besides the fresh air and peaceful atmosphere, Nagarkot is also a place to acclimatize for high altitude adventurers. It is a place to listen to the sounds of silence for philosophers and for honeymooners, a setting for romance with nature. No doubt, Nagarkot is a place to relax your mind and body, be in touch with the beauty of nature, experience Nepal, and escape the hectic demands of city life.
Day 05: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m)
We will awake early to watch the spectacular dawn. Having viewed the sunrise, we take breakfast at the resort and drive to Dhulikhel. It is about an hour’s drive east of Kathmandu. We can see an impressive vista of the snowy central Himalayas, making a backdrop of the gentle hills. It is an old Newari trade station en route to the Tibetan plateau and today it is an ideal place for visitors to enjoy the natural environment, the local lifestyle, old Newari culture and spectacular views.
Day 06: Dhulikhel to Panauti (1400 m) and then back to Kathmandu
Today, we take walks to the thriving Newari village of Panauti. The walk begins by going south out of Dhulikhel and then turning west past south rice fields.
Panauti is wedged between the Punyamata and Roshi streams. Panauti forms the shape of a triangle with a serpent (naga) idol standing at each of its three corners to protect from floods. The pride of this place goes to the massive, three-tiered Indreshwor Mahadev. Some authorities believe this to be the original structure that was raised here in 1294 AD, which would make it the oldest surviving Nepal. The shrine area at the sacred confluence called the Khware’, is one of those tranquil spots that can intercept a dreamer for hours. On the way one can have an opportunity to come across lovely temples and interesting old houses, particularly beautiful areas some fourteenth century wooden temple struts. Having taken about six hour journey on foot, we drive to Kathmandu.