This trek is an ideal for those who are not on a full experience of trek but are weary to see some of the custom and way of life of the people outside the city. The Kathmandu valley is surrounded by hills some as tall as 3000m. From every hilltop, one can enjoy the view of the Himalayas, from some, as far away as Everest.
The trek starts either from Nagarkot at 2175m or from Sundarijal at 1500m, both of these places are situated on the eastern side of the Kathmandu Valley and then follow the northern rim of the valley to the hills of Shivapuri. We can have good views of the snow-capped mountains from various points along the way including the distant bulk of Mt. Everest.
Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal/16 km about half an hour. Commence trek to Chisopani (2194m) about 5 hour’s walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Trek from Chisopani to Shivapuri about 5 hour’s walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Trek from Shivapuri to Budhanilkantha about 3 hour’s walk and drive back to Kathmandu about half an hour.