Around Kathmandu Trek

Around Kathmandu Trek

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Around Kathmandu Trek

6 Days Starting and ending in Kathmandu

Visiting: Kathmandu, Chisapani, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel

Tour operator:

Ace the Himalaya

Tour code:

ATH3251

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 15

Physical rating:

Moderate

Age range:

10-75

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat

Tour operated in:

English

Activities:

Trekking, Walking

Private Available:

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From: $698 $676 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$22

NB: Prices correct on 18-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Around Kathmandu trek includes visiting to the important heritage sites of Kathmandu and easy treks to some hiking areas around Kathmandu valley. To sum up, we can say that it is a complete package of physically less challenging trips around Kathmandu valley.

You’ll get to do sightseeing around some of the most popular and significant cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu. Then, you’ll trek to the naturally blessed areas like Shivapuri, Chisapani, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. What is even more interesting about this easy around Kathmandu trek is that you’ll get an opportunity to observe the mountainous range from those places, even without actually getting near to any mountains.

All of them are around Kathmandu valley and don’t require much physical guts. So, even kids and old people can enjoy this around Kathmandu trek without any sort of difficulty.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing in the World Heritage Sites: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa.
  • Get acquainted with local cultures, especially Newari culture.
  • Impressive views of the Himalayan range from Chisapani, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel.
  • Sunrise/Sunset from Nagarkot.
  • Peaceful trekking trails.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Kathmandu (1,400 M)

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: No Meals

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

Note: Either on this day or the next day, there will be a pre-trip meeting. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

Day 2 : Guided Sightseeing In The Kathmandu Valley

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages: Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Day 3 : Drive To Sundarijal And Trek To Chisapani (2,050 M) - 7 Hours

Location: Chisapani

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we take around an hour drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. For anyone wishing to truly get away from the distractions of urban life, it is the perfect retreat. We start our trek towards Chisapani with an opportunity to view the mountains, the villages and the lush green forests with different kinds of birds and animals. Walking for 6 hours, we will reach Chisapani.

Day 4 : Trek To Nagarkot (2,175 M) - 7 Hours

Location: Nagarkot

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, the northern mountain views attract us. We will start trek to Chauki Bhanjyang. We will stop here for an hour for lunch. We will continue the charming trails leading towards Nagarkot. Nagarkot (2,175 m) is by far the most popular hill station in Kathmandu valley. In the clear weather, the Himalayan range emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe-inspiring majesty and beauty.

Day 5 : Trek To Dhulikhel (1,440 M) And Drive To Kathmandu - 7 Hours

Location: Dhulikhel

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will start the trek around 8 am. The trials are moderate which take around 6 hours to reach Dhulikhel. This Newari town at altitude of 1,440 m offers a traditional atmosphere along with spectacular views. From here we take a private tourist vehicle back to Kathmandu. After returning to Kathmandu, you have afternoon and evening to stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping.

In the evening, we host a farewell dinner in a fine restaurant. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you).

If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.

Day 6 : Transfer To The International Airport For Your Final Departure

Location: Kathmandu

Meals Included: Breakfast

The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Standard twin-share/double accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (3 nights only), guesthouse accommodation in Chisapani (1 night only) and standard twin-share/double accommodation in a three-star hotel in Nagarkot (1 night only)

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    2 airport transfers during arrival and departure

  • Entrance Fees

    Entrance fees during the guided sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • Fully Guided

    Authorised city guides during sightseeing and licensed trek guides during the trekking

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

    Breakfast during the hotel stay in Kathmandu

  • Meals – Full Board

    All three meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking days only

  • TIMS permit for trekking and entry permit to Shivapuri National Park

  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)

  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff

  • Private tourist vehicle transfer from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and from Dhulikhel to Kathmandu

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What's Not Included

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation

  • International airfare and airport departure tax

  • You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entrie

  • Personal trekking equipment

  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)

  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section

Reviews of this operator

Roswitha Camaro (Google Reviewer)  

Despite the last minute booking,...

16-Nov-2023

Despite the last minute booking, everything went smoothly from start to end. A friend did the EBC trekk recently (October 2023) and Ace came highly recommended. We finally chose the luxury trip to elevate our experience. (Best decision! 😬) Starting from the website, everything is well explained in great detail, leaving me little room for redundant questions. I’ve been previously asking another operator, but information is too general & vague, raising so many unanswered questions. Booking procedures were also straightforward, with a few questions here and there being nicely accommodated by Ace. All services promised were delivered, from pick up, hotel transfers etc. We’re also delighted with the hotel chosen, loved Ramada’s breakfast, rooms were clean & spacious bathrooms. Came the actual trek, our guide Madan & porter Jit, also came highly recommended by a friend. Great recommendation, indeed! Madan’s leadership on this trek has delivered us a fun, relaxing, yet safe and secure experience! His extensive experience & knowledge on Himalayan treks made us feel always at ease that we’re in good hands. Always briefing us on details about what’s coming during the trek, food & drinks suggestion, constantly being attentive to our needs. When my husband started showing high altitude symptoms, Madan had always give the right suggestions on what to take or do, giving us the assurance that we can make this trek. Jit our porter also displayed a well behaved professional manner, our belongins are always ontime & safely landed in the next guesthouse. And if we need to get some stuff in the middle of the trek, he would be happily waited for us and let us unpack to take what we need. Thank you, Madan & Jit! Briefings were always done by Prem himself, showing us a great deal of responsibility & sense of belonging to the business and customer’s satisfaction. What I appreciated even more, there was even a post-trek evaluation meeting, ending it eith a nice farewell dinner. I think it’s trully a nice touch to make our whole experience wonderful, like I said from start to end. Thank you Ace, Prem, Madan & Jit, for taking care of us, for giving us such sweet memories. I will definitely recommend you guys to everyone!

max martin (Google Reviewer)  

My journey to Everest Base...

01-Apr-2024

My journey to Everest Base Camp with Ace the Himalaya was nothing short of extraordinary. From the breathtaking vistas of streams, lush valleys, and towering peaks, to the warm camaraderie of the team, to the many moments of sharing the trail with all those beautiful yaks, every moment was filled with awe and wonder. Nimesh Nepal, our guide extraordinaire, deserves special commendation. His deep knowledge of the region, its people, and the terrain, coupled with his passion for the mountains, made every step of the trek a delightful adventure. Nimesh's guidance was not just about navigating the trails but also about immersing ourselves in the rich culture and history of the region. His stories and insights added a layer of depth to my experience that I will cherish forever. Ace also provided an incredible team of porters – Birkaji, Padam, and Bigyan. Their strength, speed, and unwavering smiles were the backbone of our journey. Despite the challenging terrain, they carried our belongings with grace and ease, ensuring that we could focus solely on soaking in the magnificence of the Himalayas. The attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction demonstrated by Ace the Himalaya is truly excellent. Ace had excellent, detailed information on their website (including a superb packing list), and was direct and clear with communications from the start. On the trail, from the comfortable teahouse accommodations to the delicious meals prepared along the way, every aspect of the trek was meticulously planned and executed. Standing at Everest Base Camp, surrounded by towering peaks and fluttering prayer flags, I felt a profound sense of accomplishment and gratitude. Thanks to the exceptional team at Ace the Himalaya, this dream of a lifetime became a reality. I wholeheartedly recommend trekking with Ace the Himalaya to anyone seeking to experience the surreal and otherworldly beauty of these unique and amazing mountains. I can't wait to book another trek with Ace the Himalaya in the future.

Marcie Roberts (Google Reviewer)  

Ace the Himalaya 14 day...

15-Mar-2024

Ace the Himalaya 14 day Everest Base Camp Trek I can’t say enough good things about Ace the Himalaya. Prem and Sujan in the office helpfully answered our pre-trek questions promptly. Met at airport by our guide, Raj, with marigold leis. From start to finish, Raj was there with guidance and support. Supposed to start our trek on 3/3, but flight to Lukla cancelled due to bad weather (not uncommon). It was third day in a row of flight cancellations, so lots of people stuck in Kathmandu or Manthali- where many had opted to go to get Lukla flights. Raj explained our options: our group decided to book helicopter for next day (cost split 5 ways), and took helicopter to Lukla- amazing views of mountains and hills on way to Lukla. Later found out this was good decision as some stuck in Manthali with other outfitters had to switch to other treks as not enough time to get to EBC. Started our trek. Other than a little rain on day 1 had pretty clear weather, though still cold. On Day 2 stairs to Namche nearly took me out (I’m short, and many stairs came up to my thigh), but Raj’s encouragement: “Drink, drink” and “Walk slowly, slowly” got me though (my advice if you’re short is to add more step ups to your training regimen!) Raj often checked in with us to make sure we had no symptoms of AMS and checked our O2 saturations daily. Every day we would arrive at tea house to find our bags already there by our amazing porters Naryana, Sher Bahadur and Paisal. Naryana also made delicious fruit platters for us every night and filtered water for the trek- until the filter froze in Lobuche. Teahouse accommodations become more basic the higher you go up the hill: at first, rooms with private bathroom, flush toilet become shared bathroom with bucket flush toilet and outdoor sink. This shouldn’t be surprising since Gorak Shep teahouse is at 17,027 ft, and all supplies must be carried there. Views are absolutely amazing and cannot be adequately described. Raj was extremely informative, knowing all the heights of the mountains, routes to climb, etc. He also knows everyone on the trail: he has been a guide with Ace since they started 17 years ago. Route to EBC has many amazing views: Ama Dablum-wow- and cool suspension bridges to walk over, including the double Hilary bridge. We were also able to visit Tengboche Monastery. On the base camp day, you hike from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, rest for an hour and then go to EBC at 17,598 ft. Climbing moraine to Gorak Shep wiped me out: Raj was so helpful carrying my pack and helping to find the best route over the large boulders (he did the same thing the next day on the way back). Just took my phone, poles and snickers bar to EBC (my husband carried water), and it was still difficult, but I made it! Beautiful bowl surrounded by mountains Pumo Ri, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Lho La and the wall of Nuptse with the top of Everest and the South Col just behind it. Great views of Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier: you walk across glacier to get to EBC. Many photos and then back to Gorak Shep for a well-deserved rest. On the way back my husband and I decided the last 2 days of the trek might be a little much for us: Raj got helicopter for us (shared) and even got us on a flight to Lukla the same day! As a final example of the awesome individual attention given by Ace, my husband’s 60th birthday was during our trek. Raj bought a cake from Cafe 4410 in Dingboche (if you’re ever in Dingboche, go there), our porters secretly carried it to Lobuche, and they surprised my husband (and me) with an impromptu birthday party! Yes, Raj planned a birthday party at 16,503 ft! If you’re going to trek to EBC, go with Ace the Himalaya!

Thera Messina (Google Reviewer)  

We had an incredible time...

20-Mar-2024

We had an incredible time on our 14 day trek to Everest Base camp all thanks to our amazing guide Sunil Ghale & porter Arjun Lama! Not only were they both super friendly, kind & fun to hang out with but we also learned so much from them about the area & Nepali culture. Sunil Ghale took such great care of us - always making sure we were prepared, getting what we needed & making sure that we were being safe in terms of altitude. He’s such a fun person to hang out with & after this trek we consider him a friend! 100% recommendations requesting him for your trek!! Arjun Lama always has a smile on his face despite carrying over 30kg of our things on the same intense 14 day trek that we did with light day bags! He’s super friendly & knowledgeable about the area & we had a great time spending time with him & learning from him! 100% recommend requesting him for your trip - as a soon to be guide!

Antonia R (Google Reviewer)  

I trekked with ACE to...

21-Jan-2024

I trekked with ACE to Everest Basecamp in October/November 2023 and it was definitely worth it! Spectacular views and a once in a lifetime experience. A big credit and thanks for the amazing familiar atmosphere and the experience on the trek itself has to be given to our three expert guides and the porters. Pasang as lead guide handled all of our problems in a nice and calm way, with great humor, and professionalism. Our assistant guides Sauman with his bright personality, and Birkaji are equally great and the trio complimented each other well. Our porters were also amazing, especially Lhakpa, Gopal and Hira! Overall, it really felt like everyone at ACE made sure that we got the best experience and had an incredible time on this stunning trek. I will definitely trek with ACE again next time!

Des P (Google Reviewer)  

This trek is one of...

24-Apr-2024

This trek is one of the must do - bucket list - once in a lifetime items that everyone needs to do at some stage. The team from ACE really do make it easier and help you all the way. From the booking team to the Guides & porters on the tour. My Guide was Nimesh who was excellent - and with Porters Birkaji and Dil they really made it enjoyable for us all. Nothing was an issue, and there were always there to help. ACE have a 100% successful rates for their guests - so no matter the level of your fitness - you will be in safe hands with these guys. Go for it!

Beth Wales (Google Reviewer)  

From start to finish, our...

06-May-2024

From start to finish, our 14-day Everest Base Camp trek with “Ace the Himalayas” was nothing short of extraordinary. The breathtaking scenery coupled with the culturural experience made this a once in a lifetime trip. Thanks to the exceptional team at Ace our trip was seamless. Our experienced and knowledgeable guide, Nimesh was truly the best! Nimesh has all the qualities you could hope for in a trekking guide; trustworthy, passionate and knowledgable to name just a few. We were led through breathtaking landscapes with unmatched expertise and enthusiasm, and felt in very safe hands the entire way. Nimesh was not only an outstanding trekking guide, but when the busy day was done went above and beyond to socialise with our group and ensure each part of our trip was as comfortable as possible. Kalika our Assistant Guide was a solid part of our team. Kali was always there to ensure we had fresh water, food was ordered in a timely and efficient manner and his approachable presence was a pleasure to be around. A special mention to our wonderful porters, Purna, Pradeep and Keshab. I was in awe of their work ethic and resilience, to ensure our bags were delivered on time (every single step of way!). We were provided delicious meals and warm hospitality throughout the journey. Every aspect of the trek was meticulously planned and executed flawlessly, leaving us with memories that will last a lifetime. I cannot recommend Ace highly enough for anyone seeking an unforgettable adventure.

Intiqam Ismayilov (Google Reviewer)  

I recently completed the 14-day...

30-Apr-2024

I recently completed the 14-day trek to Everest Base Camp and it was an absolutely incredible experience. The journey was challenging but incredibly rewarding. The views along the way were breathtaking, with each day bringing new landscapes and stunning vistas. The guides were knowledgeable, friendly, and made sure we were well taken care of throughout the trek. I highly recommend this trek to anyone seeking an unforgettable Himalayan experience.

Haryo Bhawiko (Google Reviewer)  

Exceptional Everest Base Camp Trek...

24-May-2024

Exceptional Everest Base Camp Trek with Ace the Himalaya: Outstanding Support from Raj Kumar and the Team I recently embarked on an Everest Base Camp trek with Ace the Himalaya. Although we couldn't complete the full 14-day trek due to altitude sickness, our experience was unforgettable, thanks to the incredible support from our guide, Raj Kumar, our sales operators, Sujan, our porter, Dipa, and the CEO, Prem. The trek itself was stunning, offering breathtaking views at every turn. From lush green forests to picturesque villages and towering snow-capped peaks, the beauty of the Himalayas was truly awe-inspiring. Our journey started in **Pakdhing**, where we immediately felt the warmth and professionalism of Raj Kumar. His extensive knowledge about the local culture and environment made our trek educational and enriching. As we trekked from Lukla to Pakdhing, Raj shared fascinating insights about the region, ensuring our journey was both informative and enjoyable. Dipa, our porter, impressed us with his cheerful demeanor and quiet strength. He managed our gear effortlessly, always arriving ahead of us with a smile. Moving on to **Namche Bazaar**, the vibrant gateway to the high Himalayas, Raj's expertise became even more evident. He guided us through the challenging ascent, constantly encouraging and supporting us. The panoramic views from Namche Bazaar were simply breathtaking. In Namche Bazaar, Raj introduced us to the lively town, taking us to local landmarks and sharing stories of the Sherpa people. His attentiveness to our acclimatization process was reassuring, as he constantly checked on our well-being. Our trek to **Tengboche** was both breathtaking and demanding. The path took us through stunning rhododendron forests and across roaring rivers, with the majestic peaks of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam always in view. Unfortunately, upon reaching Tengboche, I began experiencing severe symptoms of altitude sickness. Raj's guidance was crucial as my condition worsened. Demonstrating his deep understanding of altitude sickness and emergency protocols, Raj swiftly arranged for an emergency evacuation coordinating with Sujan from the office. The next morning, they organized a helicopter evacuation to Lukla, where I could receive immediate medical attention. Raj stayed by my side throughout the process, ensuring I was comfortable and well-cared for. Ace the Himalaya provided an exceptional trekking experience, highlighted by the outstanding support from the team. The breathtaking beauty of the trek, from lush forests to towering peaks, made every step worthwhile. Ace the Himalaya not only provided an exceptional trekking experience but also went above and beyond to assist with my travel insurance reimbursement. They helped me gather and provide all the necessary documents, making the process smooth and stress-free. The company's commitment to their clients' well-being and satisfaction was evident in every aspect of their service. Thank you, Ace the Himalaya, for an unforgettable adventure. Special thanks to Raj Kumar for being an outstanding guide. Raj's expertise, kindness, and professionalism were invaluable, especially during our medical emergency. Also special thanks to Dipa for his incredible support during the trek, to Sujan with all his support with the administration, and to the CEO, Prem. I highly recommend Ace the Himalaya to anyone considering the Everest Base Camp trek.

Juli Johnson (Google Reviewer)  

Wow! What a beautiful adventure...

26-Jan-2024

Wow! What a beautiful adventure with our guide, Madan, as we trekked to Annapurna Base Camp. Madan was so friendly and accommodating and we were so lucky to have him as our guide. Because it was only our small group of 4, he let us push further than usual each day to give us more time at Base Camp. Madan not only paved our path, but made sure that we were comfortable every step of the way. His kindness even extended beyond his duties on his day off when I ended up in the hospital in Kathmandu and he stayed with me there all day. Ace the Himalayas (more specifically, Sajiya) checked on me each day, which just goes to show the added love of this company. When we return, we will 100% choose Ace the Himalayas again! And, next time, we hope that Madan will take us to his favorites!

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