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I wanted to say thank you so much for a brilliant holiday and as for feedback I only have good things to say really. I thought that the itinerary you had planned for Mera Peak with slow ascents and rest days was perfect for maximising the chances of summit success
Corinne Cummings (UK) | Mera Peak, Nepal

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Kathmandu Valley Rim

Many visitors to Nepal leave for the mountains far too quickly and never get the opportunity to enjoy what is closer at hand in the Kathmandu valley.

This trip includes a five day trek around the hills surrounding the Kathmandu valley visiting places with superb panoramic views of the Himalaya mountains. The vista stretches from Manaslu and Annapurnas in the west to the distant pyramid of Mt. Everest, Numbur and Karyolung in the east. The views are different from each point on the trek each providing a unique angle and perspective on the Himalayan mountain range in Nepal.

You will also visit the most important religious and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley and walk to less visited rural areas with ochre coloured farmhouses through rice terraces, orange orchards and forests. Your wonderful six day trek finishes off with a downhill trail to the old capital city of Bhaktapur in Kathmandu valley.

For every night of the trek you stay at mid-level hotels or resorts and we will transport your luggage to the next hotel by private car. You can also use our vehicle if you prefer to drive sections of the trail rather than walk the whole way each day.

Baltali village on Day 5 and 6 of this trek itinerary was recently included as one of Lonely Planet’s Top Five “World’s best multi-day treks…without high altitude”.

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Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 9 days from Kathmandu
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2019 - £1,175 (US$1,525 or €1,340) 2020 - £1,175 (US$1,525 or €1,340)
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • All transfers including airport collections
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle.
  • Twin share room at Hotel Tibet or Hotel Ambassador in Kathmandu, Club Himalaya in Nagarkot, Dhulikhel Lodge Resort in Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha Resort near Namo Buddha monastery, Baltali Resort in Baltali and Hotel Planet Bhaktapur in Bhaktapur
  • Breakfast only at hotels in Kathmandu, all meals included for other places on itinerary.
  • All trekking arrangements including permits, entrance fees and Sherpa guide.
  • Four wheel drive vehicle throughout trek (for bagagge and support)
  • Complimentary Kathmandu Valley trekking map
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Nepal Pre Trip Information" notes

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Nepal visa for 15 days
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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Trip Grade Moderate

Trip Grade Moderate

Suitability: a good choice for most hill walkers, reasonable level of fitness required.

1) Walking times: average 5 to 7 hours walking per day for up to 14 days usually with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,000m.

3) Terrain: for most of time following well-travelled trails, there will be daily ascent and descent.

4) Remoteness: usually not too remote and often there is a reasonable level of infrastructure such as lodge accommodation and cell/ mobile phone reception.

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Trip Dates

  • December 29th to January 6th 2019
  • February 9th to 17th 2019
  • March 2nd to 10th 2019
  • March 30th to April 7th 2019
  • October 5th to 13th 2019
  • November 2nd to 10th 2019
  • November 16th to 24th 2019
  • November 30th to December 8th 2019
  • December 28th to January 5th 2020
  • February 7th to 15th 2020
  • February 29th to March 8th 2020
  • March 28th to April 5th 2020
  • October 3rd to 11th 2020
  • October 31st to November 8th 2020
  • November 14th to 22nd 2020
  • November 28th to December 6th 2020
  • December 26th to January 3rd 2021

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive Kathmandu 
  • Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Day 3Drive to Changu Narayan (1,500m), walk to Nagarkot (2,040m) 
  • Day 4Walk to Dhulikhel (1,600m) 
  • Day 5Walk to Namo Buddha (1,800m) 
  • Day 6Walk to Baltali village (1,730m) 
  • Day 7Walk to Khopasi Village, drive to Bhaktapur via Panauti 
  • Day 8Drive to Kathmandu, afternoon at leisure 
  • Day 9Fly back home 
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