Kathmandu High Hill Hiking

A scenic and cultural country walks on pristine hills with glamorous views of snow clad peaks

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Group Size: 02-10
  • Max Elevation: 2,195m/7,201ft


  • A pleasant country walks on high and scenic hills above Kathmandu valley rim
  • Stunning views of Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal with Mt. Everest mountain range
  • Exploring mid-hills farm villages full of traditional culture in the harmony of pristine nature
  • Enchanting forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines trees with sweeping views
  • On best mountain resorts at scenic Nagarkot and Dhulikhel with stunning sunrise views

About Kathmandu High Hill Hiking

Kathmandu High Hill Hiking is a perfect way to escape from busy hustle bustle city life for few days in the harmony of pristine nature and around traditional hill villages where you can witness typical Nepalese culture and heritage of life.

Hiking in Nepal on Kathmandu High Hill Easy Trek a destination of great combination with mountain views, striking sunrise within the serene cool shade of tall rhododendron-pines-magnolia-oaks and fir tree lines and visiting traditional villages of immense colorful cultures.

Kathmandu Hill High Hike leads you just a mere distance away from Kathmandu city towards North East of valley rim and then starting our fabulous hike from Sundarijal (beautiful water spots) town, heading with an uphill past patch of cool forest to enter Shivapuri National Park.

Shivapuri National Park also known as Watershed & Wildlife Reserve where its top ridge stands at 2,523 meters high, hereafter getting the entrance tickets a slow hike into a pristine wooded area with nice views of Kathmandu valley below after a leisure walk listening sound of different species of birds life found around. As the walk progress with uphill climb past spread out farm villages of Tamang tribe, the hill and mountain people of Tibetan Buddhism origin.

On Kathmandu High Hill Hiking with first overnight stop at scenic Chisapani the highest point of the walk at 2,195m high, offering super sunrise views over array of central Himalaya range of peaks, our next destination leads to famous touristic and excellent viewpoint at Nagarkot in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge and resorts with rooms with a view.

Our last day walk of this wonderful Kathmandu High Hill Journey leads further east above the high ridges of the valley past nice farm villages, terraces and into serene woodland with ever-present views of mountains range from Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal towards Everest range on the eastern horizon.

After a great scenic and pleasant walk ending our magnificent hiking at beautiful Dhulikhel town, a 500 years old Newari village offering superb views of the mountain range and also a place with many splendid lodge and resorts, our wonderful walk concludes with an exciting drive back to Kathmandu with memorable and enjoyable time in Kathmandu High Hill Hiking.

Best Season for Kathmandu High Hill Hiking, Spring (March to June and Autumn (September to December) are one of the best seasons for Kathmandu High Hill Easy Trekking. The climate is sunny and warm with excellent views, if you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during the winter season (January and February) month are also good and lifetime experiences doing this trip.


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On arrival in Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit guide or staff with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment and walk around Kathmandu old city or thamel tourist town overnight enjoy stay at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu evening welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant includes folk/culture program.  

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

After enjoying breakfast (included) experience tour guide pick up at 9:30 Am in the morning for a sightseeing trip to one of the major world heritage sites in and around Kathmandu such as Basantapur, Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu Durbar Square), Swayambhunath temple (the Monkey Temple) the Hindu temple Pashupatinath or the Boudhanath stupa, one of the biggest in the world and its surrounding area, later on, in the afternoon you will visit the office for a check on your hiking equipment and answer any questions you might have, we will brief you in detail about the trip and introducing you to the guide who will accompany you for the whole hike evening we host by welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant includes folk/culture program.  

  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Starting this fabulous Kathmandu High Hills Hiking taking a short morning drive towards east of Kathmandu valley rim, reaching at Sundarijal situated 15 k.m. away from Kathmandu city, from Sundarijal our route leads to uphill climb through farm villages, cascade of waterfalls and reaching at an entrance of Shivapuri National Park, from here through patch of forest and scattered farm field villages to reach at Chisapani located on a ridge north of Kathmandu valley rim high hills, where air is cooler at a height of 2,300 meters with grand views of snowcapped peak ranges from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Lang tang Himal extend towards Jugal Himal range including views of Kathmandu valley, this spot offers stunning sunrise and sunset views as well.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Early morning catching the views of stunning sunrise views over the chain of peaks and then starting our pleasant walk on gradual wind path into enchanting rhododendron, pines forest than on the downhill to Chowki-Bhanjyang, a small farm village with views of eastern Kathmandu valley rim.

After a nice break journey continues on the gradual path for few hours passing through Jarsing Pawa 1,700m, from this village route diverts to the upper level on the small trail, and walking on the downhill path for a short distance to the village at Kartike Bhanjyang. From here an hour uphill walk to famous and popular touristic scenic spot at Nagarkot hill town for the overnight stop.

Nagarkot, located at an elevation of 2,100 meters, this hilltop is famous for stunning sunrises and sunset's views reflecting its light on the range of snow-capped mountains from Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang-Jugal Himal Mt. Gauri Shankar and all the way to the eastern horizon towards Everest range of peaks.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

From Nagarkot catching the first rays of stunning sunrise over wide mountain range, starting our last day hike on winding path with some gradual up through farm villages and cultivated terraced field on this remote and isolated place seldom trekked, the walk leads through nice forest with pleasant trail, the walk continues with few ups and more downhill all the way to another beautiful and popular hill destination at Dhulikhel, famous for Mountain Resorts with panorama of mountain range, this old Newar town lies beyond the eastern rim of Kathmandu valley with nice and comfortable resorts, hotels and lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After another sunrise views over mountains; the last day of this wonderful trip completes with an interesting morning drive through typical Newari towns and villages, then back to the city hub at Kathmandu, after a wonderful time in the high hills and mountains around Kathmandu valley rim.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

After a wonderful time on Kathmandu High Hills & Ridge Hiking including grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  • Kathmandu International arrival airport pick up and departure by private vehicle
  • 3-night twin sharing 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu cultural heritage city sightseeing tour by private vehicle with a tour guide
  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal (hike start point) by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu high hill  hiking permit
  • Experienced local hiking guide including his daily wages and insurance
  • We provide 1 local porter for 2 guests and including his daily wages and insurance
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • One night lodge accommodation at Chisopani
  • One night 3-star hotel at Nagarkot
  • One night 3-star hotel at Dhulikhel
  • Dhulikhel to Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • All the government and local tax with paperwork
  • Nepal visa: You can receive after your arrival in Kathmandu airport or entry border (If you are using the overland trip to Nepal)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Temple and monastery monument fees during the Kathmandu cultural heritage tour
  • Personal hiking expenses such as soft drink, bar bills, and laundry
  • Personal hiking equipment and travel insurance
  • Tipping for guide, porter, and driver 

Dates & Prices

Departure note

If departure dates are not convenient to you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays, we are pleased to open a new trip date. We can organize private hiking at any time of the year.

Useful Information

Nepal Visa

Normally Nepal visas can be easily obtained from the Government of Nepal, Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office located in your country. If you have left your home country and/or you don't have time to visit the Embassy, you can get a visa from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on your arrival or from any other entry point in Nepal.

You Can Receive Nepal Tourist Visa Point

Tribhuwan international airport (Kathmandu), Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal), Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal), Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border, Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal), Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal), Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepan) Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar, Far Western Nepal).

Visa Facility Duration & Fees

15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD

Upon Arrival In Nepal

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you as per your flight landing hours with your name on display board of Nepal Spirit Adventure then transfer to your respective hotels in Kathmandu. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek as well as you may have a question and answer about the trip.

Accommodation In Kathmandu & Hiking Place

We provide 3-star hotel hotels in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast. It is included a 3-star hotel at Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel on twin sharing basis with full board meals. If you are hiking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route hike, you can request for the single supplement (which will be at extra cost beside trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on your request for more details and information please feel free to contact us.

Meals & Drinking Water

In Kathmandu, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary. During the hiking session, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner ). We provide you food from the local tea house in Lodge en route chosen from a menu. Breakfast and dinner are to be provided from the same tea house we would overnight, but lunch would be en route in between. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive due to the extreme locations. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

About the drinking water is very important while you are hiking and we recommended you should drink at least 2-3 liters water a day sill packed safe mineral can buy en route the cost is extra payable.

Health and Fitness Required

Our health is the most important part to travel and participate in trekking and hiking. If you do not have previous hiking experience is required, better you could do morning walking exercise or cycling till 1 month before you join any hiking and trekking tour. If you have, it is a great plus point because this hiking is a non-technical walk. The highest height you will reach on this trip is 2,140m from the sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, takes you through a local village, farming lands, terraces, and riverside as long as you have a strength of walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and you are qualified for the trek however you should be having a moderate health and faintness.

Cultural Heritage City Sightseeing Tour

In Kathmandu, NSA experienced tour guide leads us full day city sightseeing tour of Kathmandu major world heritage site: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. During the tour, you can explore the old market and local food and drinks text.