Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal, trek to Chisapani (2050m) – 5/6 hours walk - Guest House accommodation
After breakfast drive to Sundarijal, located on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Along the way, enjoy views of the hilly, forested terrain of the Kathmandu Valley and get acquainted with your fellow travelers as you prepare for your Himalayan adventure!
After your vehicle arrives at your first destination, hike with your guide up a long staircase that follows the water pipeline to the entrance of Shivapuri National Park. Take in the scenic beauty of your surroundings, where pine and oak forests mix with rhododendrons and a variety of orchids. As you continue your trek along the staircase and past the water reservoir, learn about the unique wildlife that is protected in the park, including sloth bears, leopards, wild boar and Indian porcupine. Listen for a variety of birds and keep an eye out for 150 species of butterflies.
When your group reaches the village of Mulkharka, your guide will assist you to find a simple lunch in one of the wayside shops. Following a rest with food and tea, head through town, passing an abandoned school on your return to the forest. Here, the steep incline eases and shade offers welcome relief from the warm temperatures. Soon, if the weather cooperates with clear skies, catch your first glimpse of the high, snow-capped Everest ranges of the Himalayan Mountains.
After approximately five hours on your first day’s trek, emerge from the wilderness and head into the village of Chisapani. In the evening, experience Nepali culture at an authentic teahouse, where you can have dinner and interact with the locals or just relax in the company of your guide and small group. Overnight: hotel or teahouse lodge in Chisapani.
Day 02: Trek to Sankhu – 4 /5 hours walk. Drive back to Kathmandu .
Walk past some ethnic villages and mostly through a dense and beautiful forest, listening the birds chirping and enjoying the view of the Himalayas . In the winter you get to see wild fowls and sometimes even deers. Once we reach the village , lunch will be served in one of the ethnic restaurant . We take some take to discover the surrounding area and return back to Kathmandu.