Namaste! Welcome to Nepal.
If you arrive on Day 1 of the tour you will need to be at Himalayan Encounters office (listed in yourEssential Trip Information) at 08:30 a.m. ready to leave for the hike.
If you have arrived at any time before departure day please make your way to the Himalayan Encounters office by 17:00 the evening prior to Day 1 so that we can register that you have arrived and answer any questions you have about the trip.
We will drive to the outskirts of Kathmandu to Sundarijal (aprrox 1 hour). Our walk starts with a long flight of steps - bound to get the heart rate up quickly and you will need good fitness to complete it comfortably! At the end of the steps we follow the water pipeline to the entrance of the Shivapuri National Park. Passing the water reservoir, continue on more stairs to the strung-out village of Mulkharka. After a simple lunch at one of the wayside shops, we go past an abandoned school and into the woods. The shade will bring some welcome relief as will the easing of the gradient! Soon, with weather Gods on your side, we'll get our first glimpse of the mountains. Emerging out of the woods, we find ourselves in the village of Chisapani.
Total trekking time is approximately 5 hours, depending on weather conditions and fitness.
Experience typical "teahouse" culture, spending the night in one of the basic guesthouses in Chisapani.