Itinerary Details

Upon arrival at the airport of Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative and you will be transferred to the hotel, where, once the whole group assembles, you will attend a briefing meeting to prepare you for your upcoming adventure in Nepal.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, you will leave Kathmandu, heading to Shrivapuri (1-hour drive) from where your hiking trail begins. The path passes through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve, as well as several villages inhabited by the Tamanag people, continuing up and down in rhododendron and oak forests, ultimately leading to Chisapani (2140m). The mountain views are excellent from here and you can enjoy views from Annapurna to Everest.

Accommodation: lodge Chisapani.
Hiking time: 6 hours.

After breakfast, you will continue your trekking adventure through a mostly flat or downhill trail to Nagarkot. The trail passes through villages and forests with great views of the countryside and the mountain.
Nagarkot is a hill resort that offers breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Manaslu and Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lhakpa and other mountains.

Overnight in Nagarkot.
Hiking time: 8 hrs.

Nagarkot is one of best points from where one can enjoy sunrise and sunset views. Despite its altitude and the fresh weather, it is pleasant to sunbathe when the weather is nice, and to explore the town at your own pace.

Overnight in Nagarkot.

On the first day of the year, you will wake up early to watch the sun rising in all its glory over the snowy Himalayan peaks. As the light changes, you will be able to enjoy views of Kanchenjunga and Everest in the far East and Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in the West.
After breakfast, you will trek down to the old Newari town of Dhulikhel.

Overnight in Dhulikhel.
Hiking time: 7 hours.

In the morning, you will drive to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur. Spread over an area of 6.88 sq. km, located 12 km south-east of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon showcases the splendor of the Golden Age of Nepali art and architecture. Built by King Anand Dev Malla in the 9th century, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site 1979. It has remained a model for heritage conservation since then.
At the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, you will find many fine examples of sculpture, woodcarving and pagodas dedicated to different gods and goddesses – the Nyatapol & Dattaraya Temples, the Golden Gate, the Palace of 55 windows etc.

As the evening approaches, you will return to Kathmandu where, after checking in in the hotel, you can relax in the capital’s buzzling and colorful streets.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, and depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.