Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek

6 Days

Want a Short Trek around Kathmandu Valley? We are here with the Kathmandu valley rim trek, a short trek to explore the mountains, villages, and forest around Kathmandu. The six days short trek takes you to the most beautiful places: Chisapani, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel. Covering the Nagarkot hiking route you will get amazing views of mountains Langtang Liuung(7246m), Guri Shanker (7145m), and nearby Melugatse (7181m) from the Kathmandu valley rim trek trial. You will hike in forest trial, villages, and hills in the Kathmandu rim trek.

  • Private car
  • Hiking
  • Tea House & Hotel
  • 4 Days
  • 1+
  • 5-6 Hours
  • Kathmandu
  • B/B Plan


Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek is a simple trek offering The Himalayas and thought of the average Nepali wide-open life and ethnic culture. This Valley Ridge trekking is most appropriate for the trekkers who are going with kids, Families, and understudies. it is likewise perfect for the trekker who has no time for longer treks into the high mountains. Our Valley Ridge trek begins only an hour’s drive from Katmandu City. The trek leads through the slopes confronting the northeast of Langtang Himalayan Range with the glorious perspectives on the Mountain.

Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek’s entire trail of Valley Rim trek offers the best mountain view during the trek. Nagarkot and Dhulikhel are the best places for a Valley Rim trek where you will appreciate an all-encompassing Himalayan landscape including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Himalayan range, Rolwaling Himalayan range.

Major Village That you Cover In Kathmandu Rim trek 


Chisapani is situated 30 km north side from Kathmandu, A Wonderful view of mountain ranges with ancient cultural life is a major aspect of this place. Besides that, the diversified flora and fauna of central Nepal increase the pleasure during the walk.

A river named Sundarijal lies in this place. So, the place is named Sundarijal after the name of this river. This river is also an important source of drinking water in the Kathmandu valley.


Nagarkot is the best place to view the Himalayas from the comfort of your hotel balcony. just 32 km from Kathmandu, the village is packed with the hotel, stacked up on a ridge facing one of the broadest possible views of the Himalayas.


Dhulikhel (32 km from Kathmandu) is a quieter, less developed place to observe the high Himalayas, and the view easily competes with Nagarkot From the edge of the ridge, a stunning panorama of peak unfolds, from Langtang Liuung(7246m) in the huge bulk of Guri Shanker (7145m) and nearby Melugatse (7181m) and many more.

This has one big advantage over Nagarkot-its a real Newari town, with a temple-lined village square and like outside exposing tourist point of view.

Brief Itinerary of Kathmandu Rim trek

Days ActivitiesDuration
1Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
2Drive to Sundarijal (1350m)30min
Trek to Chisapani (2200m)4 hrs
3Trek to Nagarkot (2175m)7 hrs
4Trek to Dhulikhel (1550m)7 hrs
5Drive back to Kathmandu
6Final departure

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Valley Rim trek is easy trek around kathmandu valley
  • Visit  4 the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Mesmerizing sunrise views from Nagarkot
  • 8 out of the 14 mountain ranges in Nepal are visible.
  • Visit the most famous Hindu and Buddhist shrines in Nepal.
  • Glimpse into the architecture of medieval Nepal


After your arrival in Kathmandu airport our company member will welcome you and drop you to hotel. In the evening you will meet your guide and get briefing of the trek. You will have welcome dinner in the cultural restaurant.

You will enjoy your breakfast and drive to Sundarijal for an hour. The Kathmandu Rim Trek begins from Sundarijal. First day you will trek to Chisapani which takes around 4 hours. The bank of Bagmati River leads you to forest path. Enjoying the beauty of Shivapuri national park, small village - Mul kharka in the forest you will reach Chisapani. Amazing moutain view, Tamang people and their hospitality makes you trekking wonderful.

Today’s trek begins with delicious breakfast in Chisapani. The trial goes to the dense rhododendron forest, small settlements and temples. You can enjoy the amazing view of Langtang range, Ganesh himal, Mt. Everest and Local settlements during the walk. Around 7 hours of walk on the hills surrounding the Kathmandu valley you will reach Nagarkot.

We will wake up early in the morning for sunrise view from Nagarkot. Enjoying the coffee with sunrise view you can capture the amazing sunrise view from Nagarkot hill. After having breakfast we will trek down to Dhulikhel following the trial to Changunarayan, The historical temple Changunarayan is cultural heritage where you can see wonderful art and culture of Lichhavi dynasty. You will trek towards Dhulikhel through Pine trial, Newar settlements and off beaten path beyond the concrete road.
The wonderful view of mountain, forest and terrace landscape from Dhulikhel gives amazing scenery that you will remain capturing the moment.

After having breakfast in Dhulikhel we will drive back to Kathmandu in private car. You will pass Sanga Mahadev – The biggest statue of Lord Shiva in Kavrepalanchowk district, Bhaktapur district and reach Kathmandu after around 1.5 hours of drive.

Depending on your flight time our company member will drop you to airport. You will get your life time memory in this short trek near Kathmandu.

Price Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car/Van/Bus.
  • Private Transportation from starting to End of Trip
  • Two night **star Category accommodation in Trip with Bed and breakfast plan.
  • All necessary paper works shivapuri National park entry permit
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking trained, government license holder guide With all his salary, food, drinks and insurance.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Domestic Airport tax

Price doesn't Include:

  • Nepal entry visa fee $40
  • International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu & trip.
  • Mineral water/bottles drinks/Sweets things during the trek.
  • Hot shower/Battery charge /WI-FI for camera during the trek
  • Tips for guide.
  • Extra Night in Kathmandu.

Frequently asked questions

How difficult is Kathmandu valley Rim Trek?

Kathmandu Valley Rim trek is a short and easy trek around Kathmandu city. It is a four-day trek leading you from Sundarijal to Dhulikhel via Nagarkot. It perfect trek for all age groups and more suitable as a family trek.

How long does it take?

It is a 6-day trekking package including your arrival and departure days. You will have 4 days for trekking to complete the Kathmandu Valley Rim trek itinerary.

From where Kathmandu Rim Trek start and End?

The Kathmandu Rim trek starts from Sundarijal and ends in Dhulikhel.

Do we cover Namobuddha instead of Chagu Narayan?

Yes, we can hike to Namobuddha which takes 4 hours from Dhulikhel instead of Chagu Narayan.

Can we see Mount Everest during Kathmandu Rim Trek?

Yes, we can see Mount Everest from Nagarkot and Dhulikhel during the Kathmandu Rim trek. But it won’t be a close view of Mount Everest. To get a close view of Mount Everest without trekking, you can try Mountain Flight or Everest Heli Tour from Kathmandu.

What kind of accommodation do we except on this trek?

We can expect nice accommodation with a clean room, comfortable bed, and charging facility on this trek.

Everywhere you will get the room with an attached bathroom.

What is major attraction point of this trek?

The major attraction point is Hill station from where you can enjoy Mountain View, Nature walk, explore Nepal village and their culture, World UNICCO Heritage Chaguranyaran temple, and if you want we can visit Nomobuddha monastery. We will spend our nights at Chispani Nargarkot and Dhulikhel which is a famous hill satiation near Kathmandu Valley.

Can we extent one day and stay at Namobudda Monastery?

Yes you can do that, If you like to stay far from the crowded city and explore the lifestyle of Mook then we suggest you stay in Namobuddha Monastery. One thing is, it is really hard to get a room in a late reservation because of the limitation of rooms, Travelers book rooms 2 months prior to stay there but we can try to reserve a room. If not we can try Namobuddha Resort which is 30 Min ahead of the Monastery with a beautiful environment

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