Around Kathmandu Valley Trek
Kathmandu valley also offers a variety of superb trekking routes. These delightful short treks near the Kathmandu valley, just within few hours drive, the treks offer typical rural Nepal with magnificent views of different Himalayan ranges. Few people trek around the Kathmandu valley. Trekking around Kathmandu valley offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture and religion, together with the daily toil in the fields of its inhabitants. Very few people have trekked around the Kathmandu valley. Some of the important treks around Kathmandu valley are Namobuddha Trek, Balthali Village Trek, Shivapuri Village Trek, Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek, etc.
Among trekking trails around the valley, Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek is the longest of all. It goes around the valley covering all the important places. It offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture and religion together with the locale and very traditional agricultural activities of its inhabitants. The valley rim lies around 1050m to 2800 m above sea level.
Namobuddha trek is another important trek around Kathmandu valley. Namobuddha is situated between Banepa and Panauti. It is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site. We would see rows of Buddhist stupas adorned with fluttering prayer flags which would soothe tired trekkers and pilgrimage. Image of the Lord Buddha in the monastery attract tourists to visit this place. The inscription in stones portrays a popular legend that relates that the Lord Buddha in his previous incarnation had offered his own flesh to save a starving tigress and her cubs from death.B
Balthali Village Trek is another trek around Kathmandu valley. The small settlement of Balthali village (2400m.) is standing on a plateau, just beyond Panauti above 40 Km away from Kathmandu. The village is situated at the junction of Roshi and Ladku rivers. This exceptional hamlet stands at an outstanding place of isolation and relaxation amidst a surround of typical Nepali countryside with terraced rice fields and ochre thatched farm houses.
Shivapuri Village Trek is one of the finest trekking routes around Kathmandu valley. Even though being so close; yet it provides a visitor a glimpse of the remoteness and the grandeur of the villages found in Nepal. Shivapuri Village (2729m) is a true spirit of Nepalese village experience and hospitality. The trek is named after the Shivapuri National Park, which is regarded as the nearest National Park from the International Airport. It is situated just only 25km. from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
Trekking Name: Shivapuri Nagarkot Trek
Duration: 07 Days
Trekking Style: Camping Trek
Trekking Season : September to December & March to May
Trekking Name: Balthali Village Trek
Duration: 07 Days
Trekking Style: Lodge/Camping
Trekking Season : Sept. to mid of Dec. and late March to May
Trekking Name: Kathamandu Valley rim Trek
Duration: 13 Days
Trekking Style: Camping/Teahouse Trek
Trekking Season : Aug. to Mid Dec. and March to May.