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Chisapani Nagarkot Cultural Trek-6 days

Trip Introduction
Kathmandu Valley Tour & 2 Days of Chisapani Nagarkot Cultural Trek with Advanced Adventures is a wonderful mixes ancient and medieval heritage sites, time frozen traditional villages of Kathmandu and the walking fun around Kathmandu.

The UNESCO World Heritages Sites of Kathmandu allows our travelers to witness the passion towards arts and creations during the medieval times. During the cultural sightseeing tours to these mega shrines of Kathmandu, the travelers have an opportunity to closely look into unique culture of Hindus and Tibetan Buddhists. The visit to Bungmati is offbeat cultural experience in Kathmandu, which allows the visitors to observe the traditional lifestyle of the people of Kathmandu. The short cultural trek around Kathmandu caters soft trekking fun to the rural hamlets around Kathmandu as well as allows the view of Himalayan panorama and mesemrizing sunset and sunrise views.

Highlights of the trip

  • The UNSECO Heritage Sites of Kathmandu that include Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Changunarayan, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • The short trekking adventure through the trails of Shivapuri National Park and hence the chances of sighting wildlife and diverse species of birds
  • The hike to the starting or ending point of Langtang treks, Chisapani and Sundarijal where the travelers can meet and listen to the experiences of other trekkers
  • Nagarkot, the most opted hilltop around Kathmandu for the sunrise and sunset views along with the widespread Himalayan Range. The Himalayas seen from Nagarkot include Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Lhotse, and Langtang Lirung among others
  • The hospitable and wonderful people of Nepal during the trek and tour
  • The visit to traditional village of Bungmati, where people still practice the lifestyle their ancestors inherited almost century ago

Customize Your Own Tour & Trek !
This cultural tour & trek itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this adventure at your timeline and interest, do write us, and we will be very pleased to customize this trip to your timeline, interest and requirements. 


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu(1350m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Tour
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal (1 hour) & Hike to Chisopani (2210m)- 5 to 6 hours walks
Day 04: Hike from Chisopani to Nagarkot (2195m)- 6 to 7 hours walks
Day 05: Hike to Changu Narayan, Visits in Patan & Bhaktapur & Drive to Kathmandu
Day 06: Departure from Kathmandu

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while traveling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Additional Information

Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information as we can via our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feels free to contact directly at +9779851040806. Alternatively, please contact us via our email- sales@advadventures.com

Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu 
Altitude: 1400m B/D 

After your Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you and then escort you to your hotel. Our tour operator will explain briefly about the Introductory Tour of Kathmandu. Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you may explore "Thamel".
In the evening we host welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with local music and ethnic dance. O/N Kathmandu.

Day 2: Sightseeimg tour of  Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square B/B
After the breakfast, we will go for the cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Our cultural tour begins in the morning with the short drive to  Pashupatinath Temple. The largest and the most important Hindu Shrine in Nepal. Explore around the Hindu devotion and if you are lucky you get to see the cremating procedure of Hindus in Aryaghat at Pashupatinath. Then our first day of Kathmandu Introductory Tour heads off towards the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal- the Boudhanath. Maroon robed monks and devotees circumambulating this gaint domed shaped stupa and the bustling streets catering Tibetan culture at its best is great cultural exploration at Boudhanath. The last important landmark, we explore today is Kathmandu Dirbar Square.  Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of three Durbar (Royal palaces) squares in the Kathmandu Valley. At the Southern end of Durbar Square there is a place of one of the most curious attractions in Nepal i.e.  Kumari Chowk. This gilded cage contains the Kumari-- a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess Durga. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards. The clusters of ancient temples and edifices and wide open courtyard paved with stones makes Kathmandu Durbar Square a great destination to explore. After having the day sightseeing tour of all these UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, we walk back to our hotel through the cobble mazed streets of Kathmandu's old town Asan.

Day 3: Drive to Sundarijal and hike to Chisopani- 5 to 6 hours walks
Altitude: At Sundarijal 1450m & Chisopani 2140m B/L/D  

A drive for couple of hours towards northeast of the city brings us to Sundarijal. From here our soft trekking adventure around Kathmandu  begins. The uphill walk on stony steps leads you to entrance gate of Shivapuri National Park. We finish the short registration formalities then continue to walk towards the dam of Sundarijal, from where water is supplied to Kathmandu through the pipeline. The trail continues to Mulkharka through stony steps and beautiful mud houses and tearrced farmlands. After that the trail leads you to the top of the mountain at Deurali through the forest of Rhododendron. You can enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery from the ridge that includes Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa and many more. Then the trail drops down to Chisapani. O/N Chisapani.

Day 4: Hike to Nagarkot- 6 to 7 hours walk 
Altitude: 2175m/7135ft B/L/D 

After sunrise view and breakfast at the lodge, your day starts walking through an unpaved road towards Jhule village. The village sets an example of mixed culture. On the way you will have great views of Himalaya and forest including Kathmandu valley while walking on the ridgeline of the hill. It is an easy day trekking with interesting landscape, diverse cultural village and beautiful terraced farmlands. At the end of the day, a short push uphill brings us to Nagarkot which is situated on the top of the hill, catering the Himalayan panorama of 360 degree. O/N Nagarkot.

Day 5: Hike to Changu Narayan( 3 hours), visit to Bhaktapur & Patan and Drive to Kathmandu 
Altitude: 1400m B/B  

Your guide will give a wakeup call before the dawn. Then we hike for ten minutes and get to the top of Nagarkot. From the top we witness the most beautiful sunrise view as well as  magnificent views of snowcapped peaks in all directions. You can enjoy the views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Gaurishankar, Dorje lakpa, Mt. Everest and many more. After the breakfast, your trail leads you downhill through the ridge towards Changu Narayan. You pass through interesting villages and closely look into their authentic culture.  Finally you will reach at Changu narayan temple which is the oldest temple of Kathmandu valley built in 5th century AD. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  After exploring the temple, drive to Bhaktapur (city of Devotees) to explore around, Bhaktapur is a popular day-trip destination for the tourists.Bhaktapur main square, Durbar square, palace with the 55- windows constructed by King jitamitra Malla are the main attractions of the area. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The main attraction of Bhaktapur are three squares like Durbar square, Taumadhi square, and Dattatreya square and visitors can also get the Devine miraculous vision of the largest Shiva lingum, Golden Spout and Gate, Magnificent peacock windows and so on. Next, we will visit to Patan durbar squares and Bungmati and Khokana villages. After the exploration, we drive back to Kathmandu. Evening, we host farewell dinner at one of the finest restaurant in town. Feedback of your trip with us. O/N Kathmandu

Day 7: Departure from Kathmandu
Free day for shopping and Deparuture Free morning, after breakfast, if you having enough time, you may explore mian down town of Kathmandu- Thamel, shopping paradise. Ontime transfer to airport and our trip ends here.

End of our services !

Price: US $540 per person

What is Included?

  • All ground transportation in Kathmandu (Including airport pick up and transfer) by private vehicle
  • 03 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan- 3 star deluxe accommodation (Apsara Boutique or similar)
  • Welcome dinner in one of the typical nepalese restaurant with cultural music and ethnic dance and farewell dinner at one of the finest restaurant in town
  • 01 Night twin sharing accommodation in Chisopani at Mt. Lodge (Attached Bathroom)- Full Board of meals
  • 01 Night twin sharing accommodation in Nagarkot on BB plan- Hotel Himalayan Villar or similar- Full Baord of meals 
  • Chisopani Nagarkot trekking will experienced Advanced Adventures Trek guide, all of his payment 
  • Suggested Kathmandu Tours ( Including tour in Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktapur) with fluent english speaking tour guide, all the cost of sightseeing entrance and monument fees
  • Tour drive and transfer to Sundarijal by private vehicle (private car/ Toyota Hiace as per the group size), all the cost for driver, fuel and road taxes
  • All government and Local taxes as applicable 

What is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa/intl. flights in/out Nepal
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal nature expenses 
  • Cost of Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal tips to drive and guide
  • Any additional trips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.

Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa. 

Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border:

• Tribhuvan 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 Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453, 

Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

Group Size:
In our trip, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is twenty or more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date. 

Our Guides, trip and safety
Despite the fact that you are with Advanced Adventures P. Ltd, it is very essential that you are accompanied with very experienced and qualified tour guide for the safety and successful of the trip. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Government and fluent in any language as per your need. Our guides are especially for the tour so that they have very good knowledge about the historical places with its entire history and many more. We assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.

Meals, Accommodation and Transportation:
While in Kathmandu, we provide 3 star deluxe accommodation to ensure you safe and comfort stay and while trekking in Chisopani, you will be staying in Mt. Lodge but will have attahced bathroom. In Nagarkot, you will be staying in standard Hotel. On this trip, rooms are planned in twin share, unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200.

In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while trekking in Chisopani Nagarkot, full board of meals is provided. For trip drive, we will be using private vehicle as per group size. 

Trek & Tour Seasons:
We do have two different best seasons for the mentioned tour which are the best season as we call here in Nepal but we run the tour trip throughout the year.

Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time of the year, best visibility, good Temperature.

Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) -  Excellent weather, crystal clear blue skies, best visibility.

Winter Months: - (December, January and February) - Winter also well, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this accordingly.

Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We can still run the trip but not the best to be honest.

Vaccination:
Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be travelling. 

Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal.

To Book
Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us. If you need to have your own date, please kindly write us so that we are happy for your own date.

Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected trip

Please don't hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.

Hom Rana

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Born in Bungkot village of Gorkha, Hom Rana is cheerful mountain guide with more two decades of experience. Most of the guests who trek Nepal with him thinks that he is a "cool" guide. Mr. Magar's engagement in trekking started when he was 15 years old (in year 1995). He went to Annapurna Circuit Trek and his first salary was a modest NRs 75. Hom Magar is passionate about trekking in the Himalayas. He talks fondly of the mountains, the people and the cultural heritage of Nepal.

Hom can play traditional Nepalese musical instruments like Madal and Flute. He is also fond of singing. He has a tiger face tattooed on his left arm and fondly tells his guests about the story behind it. He generally spends his free time with his family- cooking Momo and playing with his child.

He says that Nepal is a "small world with a lot to behold".

Kim Rana

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Born and raised in Gorkha, Kim Rana came into the tourism sector through his cousin Hom Rana. He started as a porter and fondly remembers his first every trip. He carried 45 kg weight all the way from Jomsom to the Annapurna Base camp as a porter for a group of 14 Hungarian trekkers.

The content faces of the trekkers after long and adventurous trek motivates him to become an even better guide. His first trip as a full time guide was a 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla with a group of Australian tourists.

Kim lives with his spouse with whom he has a son and daughter together. He has a metal workshop and works there when he is not trekking. He learned his trade as an apprentice under a friend who was a good metal worker.

Kim does not know how he has a seemingly Korean name. He asked his priest who gave him the name; he even doesn't have an answer. Kim speaks some Korean too. Once, a group of four Koreans started talking to him in Korean language. He knows some Korean too and started conversing to them. They ended up thinking he was a Korean too.

Kiran Bhatta

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Kiran Bhatta well educated and experienced young man, from Gorkha to become a wonderful guide for Advanced Adventure. He has done his master in English literature and work as lecturer and tour guide. At the same time, he became a poet, writer, translator and president of the Bhimarsha Youth Foundation Nepal. He directed thousands of tourists to the main tourist destinations in Nepal, including the UNESCO sites and Pokhara, Lumbini, Dhulikel, etc.

Kiran received training approved by Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management. He is also a living member of the Nepal Tourist Guide Association. His journey in this field started back in 2015 as tourist guide and the writer. He is also a life member of Tourist Guide Association of Nepal.  He loves history, culture, geography and archeology. Meeting new people and interacting with them has always been his favorite thing. He has a good understanding of English and German both written and oral. He has greatest passion of visiting places, exploring culture and visiting historical sites. He believes that if travelers can enjoy the authenticity of the places they traveled; it will be the success of the travel.

Has Been Working in AA and Nepal Vision Since 2013

Place of Birth: Gorkha

Date of Birth: 23 March 1992

Languages: English, Hindi, Nepali

Educational Background: Graduated from Tribhuwan University (Master in English) and doing his postgraduate PhD in the IR, under humanities and social science.

Experiences

     - Thorough knowledge of Nepalese culture, religion, history as well as the country’s geographical landscape and vegetation
     - He is a trainer of NELTA based on US embassy.
     - Youth writer and the lecturer of the Government University .
     - First-Aid trainings
     - Experienced at handling emergency situations while on trips
     - Good knowledge of  local flora and fauna
     - Skilled at handling big groups and organizing trips
     - Able to  conduct the research classes and training about art, culture ,language and literature

Background

After graduating from University Mr Bhatta started to teach in Southwestern College and tri Chandra College along with his Mphil. At the same time he has recalled his past .He has a vested desire to involve in the sector of tourism since his childhood when the many guide used to bring the tourist in his village. He was enchanted by the way of tourist. Therefore, he had planned this profession as a major aim in life. We believe his hard work, punctuality and friendly demeanor has made him popular among guests.

Tej Karki

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Tej Karki was born in the lowlands of Solukhumbu in the Everest Region. Mountain, thus, is a huge part of his identity. He went to school in Solukhumbu and was involved in tourism as a porter long before he moved his base to Kathmandu. When he went on a trek as a porter for the first time, he was carrying a load in excess of 30 Kg. But the mesmerizing natural beauty around him captivated him so much that he says that load felt like a mere 2 Kg. Such is his love for the mountains and nature.

He loves to share his love for the mountains to his guests and make opportunities for them to enjoy the Himalayas. Do not let his serious outlook mislead you- there is a fun loving and jocular person hidden behind the face.

He is very enthusiastic about sports, especially football. In his free time, he likes to play football, cricket and table tennis. He also loves playing chess with interested guests high up in the mountains in free time during the trek.

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Trip Facts
Activities Sightseeing & Tour, Cultural Trek, Himalayan View
Meals BB plan at City & Full Board of Meals @ Trek
Difficulty Easy Trek
Room Deluxe Hotels
Max Elevation 2195 m at Nagarkot
Transport Private Vehicle
Group Size 2
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