Kathmandu Valley-North

Kathmandu Valley-North

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To see the Roof of the World, you don\'t have to take a long and difficult trek, because Basantapur-Tumlingtar (Eastern Nepal) is a slow-motion hike, connecting the trekking routes to the base camps of Makalu and Kangchenjunga. Only to Milk Danda the path is steep, but the reward is an incredible panorama from the pass with a view including the Kangchenjunga (8593 m), Jannu (7710 m), Makalu (8481 m), Lhotse (8511 m) and Mount Everest (8846 m).

Number of days :  5 High camp :  2750m
Highest altitude :  2750m

The valley and the ridges around Kathmandu (Nepal Central) offer the opportunity for magnificent walks from 2-8 days. Agricultural area, (rhododendron) forests, picturesque villages, temples and stupa alternate. The highest ridges reach almost 3000 meters and offer spectacular views of Manaslu (8156 m), Ganesh Himal (7400 m) and Lang Tang Himal (7245 m) and the Tibetan Shisha Pangma and Rolwaling Himal.

There are two options available on this trip: a tough trek at the north side of the valley and an easy trek through the villages south of the capital.

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Day 1: After breakfast we drive to Kakani (2100m, 1.5 hours) over a picturesque route. Here begins our trek to the Shivapuri ridge through small, scattered villages and forests. We pass an army camp and Nursery Bhanjyang (Bhanjyang = pass) and camp in the forest (2250 m, 5 hours).

Day 2: After breakfast we go to Shivapuri through forests with wonderful views on the Lang Tang Mountains. We camp at Shivapuri, the highest point of the northern ridge (2700m, 4 hours).   

Day 3: Today we continue through less dense forests to the lunch spot Danragaun (3 hours), always having a view of the high mountains of the Himalayas. During the afternoon we continue on the ridge and see the picturesque hills of the Kathmandu Valley to the south. After another three hours walking, we reach Chisopani, which means cold water (2450m, 6 hours).   

Day 4: Today the morning stage is easy. We lunch at Jaisipawa and then walk to Nagarkot, renowned for its beautiful views. Nagarkot lies on the eastern valley edge and offers views of the mountains in eastern Nepal, like Numbur and Gauri Shankar. Although Nagarkot has many lodges and hotels, we camp at a beautiful place (2000m, 6 hours).
Day 5: We get up early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise. After breakfast we descend the valley edge to Changu Narayan, a very special temple on a ridge above Bhaktapur. The ridge we descend is dotted with small villages. In the north we see the Himalayas, and to the south Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. The walk to Changu Narayan (1550m) which takes about 3 hours. After lunch we visit the temple in this place, which was already sacred in the beginning of our western calendar. Finally we drive back to the hotel in Kathmandu.

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