Kathmandu Valley Trek

4 Days | Discover the Himalayan beauty of Nepal on a trip from Kathmandu

4.9 out of 5 based on 28 reviews submitted.
Short Breaks
Walking & Trekking
AUD $473
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Travel to Nepal and enjoy a four-day adventure through some of the spectacular countryside surrounding Kathmandu. Trek from Shivapuri to Bhaktapur and meet with monks, watch a spectacular sunrise and explore medieval towns - always in view of the vast Himalayas. Along the way, stay in simple yet comfortable teahouses, and get an up close look at Nepalese life.

Trip overview

Map of Kathmandu Valley Trek including Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
Short Breaks, Walking & Trekking
Physical rating
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Min 12
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 42.92 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Excellent taste of trekking in Nepal without long commitment required or an extensive packing list
  • Diverse styles of accommodation and the ability to see all the different aspects of life in Nepal
  • Exploring beautiful Kathmandu valley and visit Changu Narayan, oldest temple in Nepal
  • See the many historic and holy sites of Nepal and discover the cultural roots of the Nepalese people
  • Gain wonderful insight into what local life is like in the rural areas of Nepal outside of Kathmandu
  • Short Break style means small group - you will be with others if others book on same date, otherwise may have trek to yourself
  • Low altitude trek, great for first time trekker
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Forget Me Not. Donations help them provide job training, work experience and employment opportunities for young people who’ve grown up in institutionalised Nepalese orphanages.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a join-in trip rather than a scheduled group trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities but you may also be lucky enough to have the trek to yourself.
  • While no where near as challenging as a multi-day trek at altitude such as Everest Base Camp, you will still need excellent fitness for this trek as you will be trekking 5-7 hours a day on Days 1-3.
  • Take note of the time of year you are trekking to know what to expect weather wise. While June-August is monsoon, weather conditions can be unpredictable at any time of the year including rain and fog which can make views cloudy and the ground muddy.
  • A duffel bag is provided on this trip, along with a porter. Your porter can carry up to 8kg per traveller. Other luggage can be left in Kathmandu.


Map of Kathmandu Valley Trek including Nepal



Private vehicle


Guesthouse (1 nightt), Hotel (1 night), Teahouse (1 night)

  • Sundarijal to Chisapani trek
  • Shivapuri National Park
  • Bhaktapur - Changu Narayan Temple
  • Bhaktapur - Leader-led walking tour
  • Bhaktapur - Durbar Square
  • Nagarkot to Bhaktapur trek

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Kathmandu on day 1 at approx 8.30am and finishes in Kathmandu on day 4 at approx 1.00pm. Please meet at our Kathmandu office the day prior to the tour start at 5.00pm for a pre-departure meeting.
2. This is a join-in trip rather than a scheduled group trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities.
3. If you have booked on this trip by yourself and without other travel companions, then you will be assigned a single room on this trip on Days 2 & 3. Other nights will be in shared accommodation.
4. This trip was previously called Inside-Out Kathmandu.
5. Please be aware that in the event of an emergency evacuation, Intrepid does not have control over which helicopter service may be used. Some helicopters are not in regular use with Intrepid and have not passed our internal safety auditing.

Essential Trip Information

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4.9 out of 5 based on 28 reviews submitted.
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Claire · Traveled September 2023
This is great introductory trip to trekking in Nepal. If you have a reasonable level of fitness, you shouldn’t find it too challenging!
Review submitted 07 Sep 2023

Paul&Robyn · Traveled May 2023
If you’re looking for an insight into the villages & beautiful views of the mountains , without being to challenging this trip is worth considering.
Review submitted 10 May 2023

carl · Traveled April 2023
when going to Nepal, you MUST be in good shape if you are to go tracking, do your homework and read the information that Intrepid sends you, it's like no other place in the world ..........enjoy. cannot wait to go back
Review submitted 13 Apr 2023

Reece · Traveled April 2023
This trip is a wonderful way to see the country side of Nepal, observing the sunrise over the Himalayas and eating authentic Nepalese food. The hike is a easy introduction to altitude although it ensures you get you get your step count up each day.
Review submitted 07 Apr 2023

Natasha · Traveled April 2023
This experience was breath taking. We loved every moment of it and it was incredible to out in the National park and valleys of Nepal and feel so welcomed every where we went
Review submitted 14 Apr 2023
Kathmandu Valley Trek
AUD $473