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Shivapuri Nagarkot Trek is an excellent trip for those who wish short trek or have limited time for a short and easy trek. Shivapuri is popular for watershed and wild life reserve which is the second highest hill that surround the Kathmandu valley. This trek commences at Budhanilkantha from where you will be able to view the central and eastern mountain ranges, the sunrise and sunset. Shivapuri Trek also offers a good introduction to Nepalese rural life. The end point of the trek appears with two options either at Nagarkot or Dhulikhel. Shivapuri Trek can be done throughout the year as each season adds beauty and majesty to this trek. The view point at Nagarkot offers memorable experience of the magic of mountains. The village of Nagarkot is on the edge of the valley and offers superb views of the mountains as well as Kathmandu valley.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Budhanilkantha (Narayanthan) takes about 30 minutes and trek from Budhanilkantha to Shivapuri Lekh (Baghdwar) takes approximately four and half hours.
Day 02: Trek from Shivapuri Lekh (2523m.) to Dhap via Chisapani takes about five hours. This day you start your trek on plain trail about 1 hour. The mountains greet you from northern side (left side) and you hike slowly to gain the height. The summit of the hill welcomes you with the fascinating sight. From here the way through forest and 3 hours flat trail lead you to Chisapani. The route you follow is quite smooth and you can observe the numerous green hills and villages at some distance. Moreover, you head along the path through forests where you can enjoy the chirping of birds. Dhap is an uncultivated field surrounded by beautiful forests.
Day 03: Trek from Dhap to Nagarkot takes approximately five and half hours. Your trek to Chauki Bhanjyang takes about 2 and half hours. You continue the charming trails leading you toward Nagarkot. Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far one of the most popular destination. In the clear weather the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty. An interesting trail takes you to the hill retreat of Nagarkot, perched on a ridge 32 km east of Kathmandu. It commands sweeping views of the Himalayas. Five of the world''s ten highest peaks, Everest, Lhotse, Choyu, Makalu and Manaslu are visible from here. Nagarkot is also a popular spot to watch sunrise and sunset. Bird watching is a joy in the forests here.
Day 04: Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes about six hours. After you have your share of experiencing the magic of Nagarkot, you are guided along the hiking trails to Dhulikhel. As you approach Dhulikhel, a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich birdlife unfolds before you.
Day 05: Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha-Panauti takes approximately four and half hours and drive from Panauti to Kathmandu takes about one and half hours. From Dhulikhel, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. From there the trail drops down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. It then climbs again through pine woods past Phulbari and up and down a couple of more hills before you reach the hill of NamoBuddha. Namobouddha situated at an elevation of 1750m is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre District about 38 km east of Kathmandu.
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