Kathmandu Rim Hill Hiking 4 Days

Best way to see the Himalayas

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Group Size: Minimum 2
  • Trip Type: Easy Short Trek
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Best Time: All Months in Year
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Max Elevation: 2,195m | 7,201ft


  • A pleasant country walks on high and scenic hills above the 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
  • One of the best ways to see the Himalayas during your short holiday

About Kathmandu Rim Hill Hiking 4 Days

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

Hiking in Nepal 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.

 This easy hiking leads you just a mere distance away from Kathmandu city towards North East of the valley rim and then start 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 for a slow hike into a pristine wooded area with nice views of Kathmandu Valley below after a leisure walk listening to the sound of different species of birds life found around. The walk progress with an uphill climb past spread-out farm villages of the Tamang tribe, the hill and mountain people of Tibetan Buddhism origin.

On Kathmandu Rim Hill Hiking with a first overnight stop at scenic Chisapani the highest point of the walk at 2,195m high, offering super sunrise views over an array of central Himalaya range of peaks, our next destination leads to the famous tourist 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, and 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 lodges and resorts, our wonderful walk concludes with an exciting drive back to Kathmandu with a memorable and enjoyable time.

Best Season: Spring (March to June and Autumn (September to December) is 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 is also a good and lifetime experience doing this trip.


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Starting this fabulous Kathmandu rim valley hiking short morning drive east of Kathmandu reaching Sundarijal situated 15 k.m. away from Kathmandu city, from Sundarijal our route leads to an uphill climb through farm villages, a cascade of waterfalls and reaches an entrance of Shivapuri National Park.

From here through a patch of forest and scattered farm field villages to reach Chisapani located on a ridge north of Kathmandu Valley rim high hills, where air is cooler at a height of 2,100 meters with grand views of snowcapped peak ranges from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal extend towards Jugal Himal range including views of Kathmandu valley, this spot offers stunning sunrise and sunset views as well.

  • Meals: Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Chisopani
  • Altitude: 2,195m | 7,201ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hourse
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

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 + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Location: Nagarkot
  • Altitude: 2,100m | 6,364ft
  • Walking Hours: 7 Hours

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 + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Location: Dhulikhel
  • Altitude: 1550m | 5100ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

After another sunrise view over the mountains; the last day of this wonderful trip completes with an interesting morning drive through typical Newari towns and villages, then back to Kathmandu, we transfer to your hotel trip end.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal (hike start point) by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu rim valley 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
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner along the hike
  • Tea house and hotel in hiking period 
  • Dhulikhel to Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Company service charge
  • Kathmandu hotel
  • Personal hiking expenses such as soft drinks, bar bills, and laundry
  • Personal hiking equipment and travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Deluxe hotel in Nagarkot, Dhulekhel

Dates & Prices

Departure note

All our hike departure date is guaranteed, alternative trip departure date is available as per your requirement.

Useful Information

Nepal Visa

Normally Nepal visas can be easily obtained from the Government of Nepal, the Nepalese Embassy, or the Consulate office located in your country. If you have left your home country and/or 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. For more information visit here

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).

Meals and Accommodation

3-time meals are included during the hiking period (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). We provide clean tea houses and lodges for the first night's sleep at Chisopani and Nagarkot and Dhulikhle provided hotels with a hot and cold shower.

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 exercises or cycling for 1 month before you join any hiking and trekking tours. 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 the 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.

Kathmandu Hotel

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