Kathmandu Hill Trek

This is very easy trek around the hills of Kathmandu valley. The trekkers who look for warm temperature and easy walking in low altitude look for this trek. This trek offers to explore natural hills, terrain farmlands, villages, sun rise and sun set mountain views from Chisapani and Nagarkot, very ancient and historical Buddhist monuments in Namo Buddha also a cremation center and Hindu temples in Panauti.

Trip summery in facts:
Trip Title: Kathmandu Hill Trek.
Maximum Elevation: 2000m
Walking Level: 5-7 hours per day.
Trip Duration: 7 Days
Mode of Operation: Tea House Lodge Trek.
Best Season: Mar, Apr, May & Sept, Oct, Nov.
Trip Grade: Easy and Moderate
Group size: Minimum: 2 people to Maximum: 18 people

Outline Itinerary: Kathmandu Hill Trek 
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome by ART member and transfer to hotel 2 star bed and breakfast.
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu- Sundarijal 1 45mn by car trek to Chisapani (2200m) 5 hours. Overnight Lodge.
Day 03: Trek Chisapani-Nagarkot (2200m) 8 hours.Overnight hotel.
Day 04: Trek Nagarkot - Namo Buddha 7 hours. Overnight hotel
Day 05: Trek Namo Buddha - Panauti 4 hours, drive to Kathmandu hotel 2 star bed and breakfast.
Day 06: Kathmandu sightseeing. hotel bed and breakfast.
Day 07: International departure.

COST INCLUDES:
-Arrival & departure in Kathmandu international airport
-2 nights hotel 2 star bed and breakfast in Kathmandu.
-Kathmandu-Sundarijal & Panauti-Kathmandu by car.
-Langtang national park fee & Sundarijal entry fee.
-Full board breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks in lodge & hotel.
-Guide and porters.

COST EXCLUDES:
-International tickets
-Travel insurance
-Personal clothing
-Soft & hard drinks
-Tips for staffs
-Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu

Clothing & Equipment Check List:
Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Head
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Lower Body
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
1 sleeping bag (- 15 degrees C)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carry on)
1 large duffel bag *
A small day bag/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
large Zip lucks
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
Binoculars (optional)
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Deodorants
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
Reading book
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
iPod
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea houses and/or camps)
1 modest swim suit
Binoculars (optional)
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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