Valley Ridge Trek is a breathtaking adventure that winds through some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes located in the heart of the Himalayas. Valley Ridge Trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. Over the course of several days, trekkers traverse lush forests, picturesque meadows, and rugged terrain, all while enjoying stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks. Valley Ridge Trek is the opportunity to interact with indigenous communities and learn about their traditions and lifestyles. Trekkers also visit ancient monasteries and temples, immersing themselves in the region’s rich cultural heritage.
Valley Ridge Trek is an easy trek offering distant views of the snowy mountains and an idea of the typical Nepali countryside life and ethnic culture. This Valley Ridge trekking is best suited for those who are travelling with children, families, and students who do not have enough time for longer treks into the high mountains. Our Valley Ridge trek starts from just an hour’s drive from Katmandu City and comprises both the Sundarijal Chisapani Trek as well as Nagarkot Trek. The journey passes through the hills facing to the northeast of the Langtang Himalayan Range with magnificent views of the mountain.
The whole trail of Valley Ridge Trek offers the best mountain views. Nagarkot is the best viewpoint on the Valley Ridge trekking route where you will enjoy the panoramic Himalayan scenery of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Himalayan range, and Rolwaling Himalayan range. Don’t miss the sunrise and sunset views on these mountains. Agro-old traditional hospitality is an added bonus for the trek. Valley Ridge Trek is the Shangri-La route and a novelty destination. The trekking route is surrounded by hills and is the cradle of Nepalese civilization and culture.
You will be picked up at the airport by one of the Tour and Trekking Nepal staff and driven to your Kathmandu host family or a hotel. Here you will be welcomed into the family, be given your own room and be provided with all your meals while in Kathmandu. This will be your home during your orientation and volunteering in Nepal. With easy bus routes into town and the surrounding countryside, this quiet and safe suburb is the perfect base for your time in Nepal. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip at the Tour and Trekking Nepal office. Overnight in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We drive to Sundarijal (2200m) in a private vehicle. Upon reaching Sundarijal we start our day hiking through Mulkharka village passing many forests and trekking up to east ridge to Shivapuri forest. From here we can enjoy views of many beautiful mountains and different landscapes. We trek down to Chisapani. Overnight in Chisapani. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Our destination is Nagarkot today. After having breakfast, we set up for today’s walk. Today’s hike is rather longer with majestic mountain views offered throughout the day. We enjoy the sunset at the mountains from the Nagarkot hill station. Nagarkot itself is popular among urban people of Kathmandu as a nearby destination to spend weekends enjoying magnificent & panoramic views of many Himalayan ranges including the 8,848 meters top of the world Mt. Everest. We go to bed rather early as we also need to catch tomorrow’s mountain sunrise view. Overnight stay in Nagarkot. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We wake up early to see sunrise through the eastern Himalayan ranges views including Mt. Everest. After breakfast, we start our trek to Banepa. Passing through pine forests and many farmlands, we reach Nala village where we visit some important shrines. Upon reaching Banepa visiting the temples and observing some cultural aspects there, we drive to Bhaktapur. We do sightseeing at Bhatapur Durbar Square and drive back to Kathmandu Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Tour and Trekking Nepal representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Note: The above-mentioned program itinerary is a sample. The period and cost of tour, trekking, volunteering or internship can be changed or extended as per travellers or volunteers' availability of duration.