Every highlight of trekking in Nepal catered though the walking adventure doesn’t go high up to the base camps of mighty Himalayan peaks
Trekking holidays around Kathmandu normally are short and easy walking holidays on the trails of the hills that surround Kathmandu Valley. Trekking around the lush hills ringing Kathmandu treads the jungle trail of Shivapuri National Park, where trekkers get to sight the colorful species of birds and diverse species of animals.
As the trek extends further, trekkers arrive to Chisapani, the famous stopover point during Langtang Region Trek as well as the destination itself know for catering exceptional sunrise view in the wide spread Himalayas. The walking adventure continues to the hilltop of Nagarkot, which is the most frequented hilltop around Kathmandu. Nagarkot offers the most delightful Panorama of Himalayan Range that stretches from Annapurna to Everest with Langtang, Mansalu and Ganesh Himalayan Ranges in between. Additionally, Nagarkot also caters incredible sunset and sunrise views.
The final day of the trek slides down to Changunarayan. The trek around Kathmandu Valley is especially for those trekkers, who want to experience the soft walking adventure on the hills of Nepal. The trek is however full of surprises as it caters adventure of jungle walking, authenticity of rural culture and the panorama of Himalayan giants. Guided by expert trekking guides, this trek is ideal for those trekkers having shorter time to witness and experience a typical trekking day in Nepal. This trek can be done all over the year and by all trekkers’ even kids and old people.
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, you will be welcomed and greeted by our airport representative and transfered to your respective hotel.Tourist standard hotel with B/B plan. At hotel meet with our tour leader and he will brief about the trip and plan.
Day 2: Guided sightseeing in kathmandu city and drive to Kakani for Sunset Himalayan view. Guest House on Kakani.
In morning, after the breakfast, your guided sightseeing in Kathmandu City starts at 9:30 am. We visit Bouddanath Stupa, the biggest buddhist Stupa in the world, where you will have opportunity to observe the buddhist monks praying and their cultural activities. After Bouddanath Stupa sightseeing, we visit the Pashupati Temple, a Cultural World Heritage Site and Hindu Pilgrimage Site situated at the bank of holy Bagmati River. It is the most important heritage site in Kathmandu City because of the Holy Mens, the old heritage, culturally significance and the dead people are burned at the bank of Bagmati River. After the Pashupatinath Sightseeing, take your launch and after the launch we will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the historical and World Cultural Heritage Site situated at the heart of the Kathmandu City. Kathmandu Durbar Square is famous for Kumari Temple, biggest Kal Bhairav Statue, Taleju temple and Hanumandhoka Museum.
After the sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, drive to kakani for amazing sunset view over the majestic Himalayan Ranges. Overnight at Kakani.
Day 3: Trekking into the Shivapuri National Park to Dada Goan before the Budhanilkhanta Temple - A nature walk with mountain view and kathmandu valley. Lodge on Dada Goan.
Day 4: Trek down to Budhanilkhantha, Visit the largest stone sleeping vishnu temple and trek to Mulkharka via Nagi Gompa the nunnery monastery. Walk along the eco-forest with jungle wildlife, birds watch. Local guest house.
Day 5: Trek to Chisapani via Borlang Bhangyang 2600m. Chisapani Exploration visit Gompa, cheese Factory and Leisure. Local lodge. This day you will walk about 3 to 4 hour uphill vial Tamang villages and insight the shivapuri forest, the iconic view of kathmandu city before the pass. The pass borlang bhangyang is 2600m, after the pass you will see the Great Himalayan range Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh himal, Langtang helambu and wide villages valley. Short down hike to Chisapani where you will have hot lunch. After lunch visit small monastery and cheese factory and sunset view from guest house.
Day 6: Trekking to Nagarkot via Shivapuri National park with mountain view and tropical forest hill site. Lunch in Jhule Mountain Eco farm house and walk along the Tamang villages, farmar villages and paddy fields, Evening sunset view from Nagarkot. Hotel in Nagarkot.
Day 7: Early morning Himalayan Sunrise view and trek down to Changunarayan via Telkot, Visit Temples and panoramic viwe of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city from hill top. After visit the oldest Vishnu temple hike to Sankhu and drive to Kathmandu. Evening free time Hotel B/B plan.
Day 8: Free time drive to Airport, final departure to onward destination.
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Each of Nepal Footprint Holiday’s tours and treks are tailor made catering quality comfort appropriate tour pace and absolute safety. Our activities include cultural tours, trekking Mountain climbing, cycling of different grades and diverse adventure activities to give you an ideal holiday activities of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Our holiday packagesare designed as per the sustainable tourism principle conserving resources of every kind and helping the local communities, where we operate our tours and treks.
During the stay in cities, we provide you the accommodation ranging from budget tourist hotels to five star hotels, which addresses your economic preferences. During the treks, we accommodate you either in the tented camps, teahouses or the home-stays. These are often small, family run establishments 'called tea-house/mountain lodge or campsites, which provide unique experience with adequate amenities and service standards. Sleeping arrangements are simple, typically with en suite facilities. Packed with adventure, these tours offer inspiring destinations and authentic travel experiences at a reasonable price. Using all kinds of transport and accommodation, Nepal Footprint Holiday will take you off the beaten trackto discover the true heart of the people and places you visit.
A Tour Leader, Climbing Guide and trekking guide is an integral part of our trekking, climbing and Mountain Biking holidays. One of our experienced Tour/Trek Leaders who have been handpicked and trained will lead your tour. We believe that our Tour/Trek/Bike Leaders are the key to the success; they are passionate travelers who are bursting with first-hand local knowledge, which they love to share. They will also take care of all the planning and organization throughout your journey. Their passionate approach will make this tour fun and inspiring, bringing the destination to life whether you are travelling alone or with others.
In TIA airport, one of our Tour Leaders or Guides will come to welcome you with surprise. In a comfortable vehicle, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can have free refreshment time after long flight to Kathmandu that we know. We will find you always better accommodation where you can have good sleep. All Hotels in Kathmandu include breakfast. Single room available as request but there will be extra charge for single accommodation.
As per itinerary during the stay in Kathmandu, before and after the trek, the food and drinks are not included. However, Hotel you stay in always caters hearty Breakfast. During the trekking period all, the meals are included like breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the GAP (Guide, Porter, Accommodation) we do not provide meals so please make sure about the type of trek you have booked with us. Please be prepared to pay for non-included meals and all the personal drinks, bar bills and beverages. Note that costs for drinks and meals can vary depending on location.
You will need some extra money to cover some of the extra meals, beverages, shopping and desired drinks, which are not included in the tour price. Any optional sightseeing that are not in the itineraries or buying souvenirs and items of a personal nature such as laundry and extra transport shall be paid by you. Of course, after an excellent adventure holiday the working team expects tips from you.
Although not mandatory tipping is a part of tourism culture in this region of the world. Also this issue is always hard and difficult part of our business. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, the Tour Leaders may organize a group's tips and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the tour. Accordingly, you allow for tipping of trek staff, drivers, guides etc. Just small idea for you is generally the guide will get per day 5 to 7 US$ and other staff less than that. If you are capable and happy, you can tip them more.
On your arrival in TIA after immigration, there is Money Exchange Counter. Please be careful they always give you less exchange rate. After arrive in Hotel and nearby, there are many Exchange counters, where you may get good exchange rate. If you prefer easier mode while exchanging the currency, you may ask your guide for help. If you arrive to Nepal by land from India or Tibet, there are Currency exchange counters and banks, where you may exchange the currency.
ATM Availability: Although you may occasionally find cash machines these, are some times very unreliable because of not electricity power off or layer ATM. In the major city there are many ATMS and are working good. Like in Thamel and Pokhara, Chitwan services are reliable. On the trek these services are not available. You must prepare in Kathmandu or Main city of Nepal by changing the Nepalese Currency.
Credit Card Acceptance: Credit cards are not generally accepted except in larger establishments of Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini and Pokhara. However, if you go in tourist markets, restaurants and general store there are acceptable. You need to pay extra charge at list 3.5 to 4 percent.
Traveler’s Cheques: Traveler’s Cheques are not accepted as a valid mode of payments in Nepal.
Nepali Rupee: Recommended Currency for Exchange: US$ or GBP, AUS$, SHF, HKD and some of popular currency easily accepted in major cities and towns if there are money exchange or bank service. In Kathmandu Airport, Touristic area of Nepal there is some of the authorized money exchange counter you will get easy cash change from there. Most of hotel they also offer cash exchange but some time the exchange rates are very low. Please ask our guide for further information about the agenda.
It is a condition of joining any of our tours that you must have valid travel insurance. It must indicate that you have cover for 'at least' medical expenses and emergency repatriation in the event of illness or injury. We strongly recommend your policy include curtailment, personal effects and cancellation protection, as all deposits paid are non-refundable. You will also need to ensure your travel policy covers you for all activities you intend to do whilst on tour. Your insurer may charge an additional premium for certain activities. If you need any more help for that issue please let us know before arrival in Nepal then we can suggest to you some of the our Insurance Partner.
Nepal: An entry visa is required for all of international citizens except Indian.Visa can be obtained on arrival at Kathmandu Airport and various international border crossings between Nepal and its neighboring countries India and China/Tibet. This currently costs 25USD for a 15 Multiple Entries.
All visas are issued as multiple entry visas and are valid from the date they are issued. A passport-sized photograph for immigration is required. Payment must be made in cash, US dollars are accepted when you apply visa from abroad. Upon arrival in Airport or Nepalese land border, they need Nepalese rupees.
All visa information is subject to change. You should confirm all visa related questions with the relevant Embassy prior to departure or you may contact us for further information.
Nothing compulsory, but we recommend protection against malaria, infectious hepatitis, typhoid, tetanus, polio and Japanese encephalitis. Consult your travel clinic for latest advice on different prophylaxis available against malaria. Although not compulsory, travelers may wish to take immunization against meningococcal meningitis. If you are taking some of regular and special medicine, please prepare from home as sometimes it is not easy to find in Nepal.
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Temperatures in the lower altitude regions are extremely pleasant. At Kathmandu and Pokhara variations in temperature are very limited: from the coldest recorded of 0°C to the highest of 38°C. The mountains are best admired, with greater air clarity, from October to March. Monsoon rains are strongest in June, July and August. The coldest months are December and January.
Being properly equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. The followingcheck list and notes to be sure that you have what you need for the actual trek.
Long Trousers: For everyday walking, light cotton trousers are the most suitable. Knee length shorts are acceptable in the more remote areas, but to avoid giving offence in the villages, you should cover up with trousers. Although comfortable, leggings are also unsuitable as they too cause offence to local people. Jeans are not recommended as they are often difficult to walk in over longer distances and become cumbersome when wet.
Down Jacket: After sunset, temperatures can fall below freezing point. A down jacket is the lightest and most convenient way of keeping warm when the temperature drops. Down jackets can be inexpensively hired or bought in Nepal. Our experience local guide in Kathmandu will give details at the briefing session.
Waterproofs: Breathable waterproofs not only protect against rain and wind but also stop you from overheating. They 'breathe' and avoid condensation, which you will experience from nylon waterproofs. Rain during the trekking season is rare but can be heavy if it does happen.
Gloves: They are especially useful in the morning and in the evening at higher altitudes. Thermal types are most suitable.
Socks: It is best to wear a pair of reasonably thick loop stitch socks. This helps to protect your feet against blisters. Avoid nylon socks, they are abrasive; do not breathe well as they can cause blisters. A thick fleece pullover or jacket is necessary, as nights can be very cold at altitude. Make sure that your waterproof jacket is loose enough to wear over your pullover or jacket.
Track Suit: Comfortable and much more practical (and warmer) to sleep in than pyjamas. Alternatively, thermal underwear is good. Thin Shirt/T-Shirt Thick Shirt or Thermal Vest Warm Hat.
Footwear: We strongly recommend you for good walking option and hence we suggest you to acquire, a comfortable pair of walking boots. Trainers and tennis shoes do not give the ankle support afforded by a decent pair of walking boots. Ideally, visit a specialist outdoor who will offer advice. It is a good idea to carry your boots in your hand luggage on international flights or wear them. Trainers and/or sandals are useful for post trek relaxation, whilst travelling and in towns.
Your luggage should consist of three main pieces:
Main Baggage: The item of luggage used to carry all your belongings in the hold of the plane and used to store all of the items you don't need on trek. This can be left behind at the group hotel used prior to the trek. We provide you free storage service in Kathmandu Hotel.
Trek Kitbag: All of our treks in Nepal receive a free Nepal Footprint Holiday kitbag on the tour prior to the start of the trek. Approximately 70 to 80 litters in size it is ideal for all items you need to take on trek and the luggage preferred by our porter. The weight limit for this is 10kg to 12kg but you will probably find that you do not need this much.
Day sac/Rucksack: 30-35 litters recommended, if you are keen to carrying more you may bring bigger to. During the course of a trekking day, you do not have to carry the luggage, which is being carried for you by our porters. In any mountain region, the weather can change rapidly and you must be equipped for this eventuality. Your day bag should therefore be large enough to carry waterproofs, fleece jacket/sweater, long trousers 'if walking in shorts', warm hat and gloves, sun hat, sun cream, water bottle 'minimum 1 liter' and your camera. On a few occasions, it is also necessary to carry your own packed lunch. We advise you to take a waterproof rucksack cover or alternatively line the sack with a large plastic bag to keep the contents dry. Advice on how and what to pack for the trek will be given at the tour briefing but it may be useful to do a trial pack before you leave home. Luggage allowed on tour is 15kg. If you are taking only the comfortable tours than there are no limit baggage because of transport.
Food: The prices for meals and drinks can vary greatly depending upon location and the prices detailed below are an average guide. In general, you would expect that drinks purchased in a supermarket or local bar to be less expensive, whilst drinks in an up market bar or restaurant may be more expensive. The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an up market restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.
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Nepal Footprint Holiday have been creating pioneer adventure holidays for over 10 years, earning the trust of hundred of delighted customers around the world, who feel safe and receive relevant information throughout the tours. Our trek and tour leaders have abundant local knowledge and our tours and mountains holidays are designed to take you off the beaten track to see the most exotic, inspiring and dramatic places in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. With over 10 years of experience, we are passionate about what we do. Responsible travel is and always has been one the driving principles of Nepal Footprint Holiday. OurTrekking and Cycling adventure holidaysare full of exciting things to see and do, exploring in small groups travelling by bus, bicycle, plane, rickshaw, horse, elephant, or any number of unusual forms of transport . Often you will stay in family run hotels and village houses and enjoy authentic local cuisine and their respective culture. In this way, it is easy to discover the true heart of the people and the place you travel to – and make some new friends along the way. Every tour is uniquely different, so please feel free to browse through our tours to the Nature, Culture and local.
We are passionate about sustainable travel and work hard to create tours where your holiday delivers real benefits to the local communities. We minimize our impact by travelling in small groups, respecting local cultures and traditional. When you travel with Nepal Footprint Holiday, you are directly contributing to local economies and helping empower the people you meet. We currently support a range of charities including: The Orphanage (which take caring child form the remote poor families and homeless), Education for All, sponsoring children through their secondary education in Nepal by using the"Save Our Children Nepal"Foundation.
"Great ABC trek, very safe very incredible!"
Planeamos nuestro viaje con meses de anticipacin, y en todo ese tiempo, pude discutir los detalles de mis tours en Nepal con Gokul , el dueo, l es encantador, te explica todo claramente y adapta el viaje a tus necesidades. Todo sali como lo planeamos, una experiencia maravillosa, recomiendo a todos hacer trekkings con ellos, unos paisajes preciosos con los himalayas al lado (con Santos, el mejor) mi viaje fue una experiencia nica que recomiendo a todos absolutamente, ( y a un precio ms que razonable tambin). Saludos outshine y gracias..volveremos!
Simon_Ben_Baker From: Bergen, Norway
"Top class mounting bike tour in Kathmandu"
I took the 3 day Kathmandu Valley Bike Tour, through the Shivapuri National Park. We started and finished in Katmandu and it was excellent. The first morning was a steady climb to Shivapuri National Park from Kathmandu, where we had lunch. That afternoon we rode through beautiful forest trails and culturally rich villages. The second day we traverse the hills overlooking the Kathmandu valley and the deep into the national park. Day 3 we headed back through the park and then back down to Kathmandu.
Bernhard Friedrich From: Österreich
"Trekking with Bashu from Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks"
We made West Nepal/Tibet Trekking, Kailash Trip with Bashu from Nepal Footprint Trekking and he was the best guide!! Excellent knowledge about religious, nature and peoples topics!! And an excellent cook too :-) It was really a pleasure to walk with him. Good German and English speaking!
Mr. Alex Swir From:
"Experience the Quality Trekking with Footprint Holiday"
Experience a quality Nepalese trekking, mountaineering and mountain biking holidays. Be guided through the great himalayan trails, along the dramatic many stories valleys, landscape and cluture or across the ridges of a majestic mountain range. Whether you are traversing the famous himalaya trekking mt. everest and it's base camp and biking, exploring adventure in the high Mountains or experiencing remote wilderness in the outback, you will be pampered at the end of the day in comfortable accommodation. Whether you call it walking, hiking, biking, touring or trekking , you'll love what we have to offer you. Come with Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks – Nepal's leading walking, trekking and cycling tour operator.
Piter Franz From:
"Thank you so much Mr. Bashu and BK"
Thank you so much Mr. Bashu and BK. for everything Good Organizing trekking and biking trips in Nepal. We are really lucky to made tour with you. We are sure gone be back again in Nepal for Another Manaslu or Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with you. Namaste
Andy & David From: London
"Dear Ram and Footprint Team"
Greeting form London !!! It is not enough to write for you from here because unless always. We arrived safely London last week form Our Nepal and India trip after 5 weeks. Me and my boyfriend David. Now we connected with David family and enjoying here and remembering also explaining about your adventure holidays in Nepal including the Langtang National Park Trek. Once again thanks a lot for all support to us from there as a local and to be honest with us in trek specially Mr. Ram who was our guide for trek. Sure we will remember all of you guys form here and recommend for you from some of the people from our family to visit Nepal once from here. I am also already dreaming next trip but i need to work lot then finalize later.. Also namaste from David. We will keep touch with you Guys anyway.
Yashui Nakata From: Osaka Sunshine, Japan
"Thank you Santosh and Bashu for organize our special trek and tours in Nepal"
Dear Nepal Footprint Trek, Greeting form Osaka Sunshine Japan. When we back after 16 days our Nepal holidays we feel we miss something in kathmandu and Annapurna. The mountains, Kathmandu funny and our funny Guide Santosh. Still we really missing you from here. Thank you Santosh and Bashu for organize our special trek and tours in Nepal without any problem instate of Japanese Food. We enjoy lot and hope see you again for Everest Base camp Trek in December.
Firstly, All Nepal Footprint Holiday team are locally experience guide team owned trek agency who have deep knowledge how to run a responsible adventure or tailor made holidays. Provide you always fact and clear information as soon as possible, first class transport service and well paid for their guide, porter and working team as per international standard. All of team are fully insurance and even if they got sick during their trip we are able to rescue by Helicopter. We always give high priority for the our back support team. The are Key person for company. Most of our team are from rural areas of Nepal.
Nepal Footprint Holiday not only limit for the adventure trips and only earning the cash, but also works closely with SAVE OUR CHILDERN NEPAL a non-profitable social organization and is one key supporter for Nepali Children, their education, health care and bright future. We run some of charity holidays trips to Nepal and from other tours than contribute our support to the remote villages of Nepali Children through donation, sponsorship, partnership and work relationship vie our local Team Member. Some percentage of our annual profit we always share for those children of Nepal.
We invite all of you to join with us for this successful project by join hand always. You may join as a Volunteer, Teacher, Doctor or Any Specialist and get a great experience with remote Nepali Children lifestyle. If you want can sponsorship for local children to learn, school stationary and other support for helpless and poor family child or you may directly donate your effort and cash for renovations of primary schools, community health posts and their needs.
If you are really interested to support by your heart to help our mission please contact for further information. Save Our Children Center Nepal.