Kathmandu Valley Trek

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

4.8 out of 5 based on 32 reviews submitted.
Short Breaks
Walking & Trekking
CHF  293
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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

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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, Sagarmatha Next. Donations help them remove waste responsibly and turn rubbish into art in the Everest region.

Is this trip right for you?
  • On Short Breaks, you maintain a good level of independence and freedom, with the added bonus of having the details sorted out for you. You’ll have lots of free time and you won’t be accompanied by a Trip Leader. This means that all included activities and tours will be run by different local Intrepid partners, and these may operate independently from each other. The included activities and transfers will operate on a join-in basis, which means that you could have your Adventure all to yourself, or others may join you along the way. If you would prefer to travel in a group with a dedicated Trip Leader, just get in touch with your booking agent and they will take you through some alternatives.
  • 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.


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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.

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4.8 out of 5 based on 32 reviews submitted.
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megan · Traveled January 2024
great little trip for people of adequate fitness level first day was definitely the hardest with the steps but the track levels out after that great luxury hotels for the second and third night. tea house was a great experience for the first night- had to rug up!! safe and clean food stops along the way- give you freedom to choose what to eat and when
Review submitted 01 Feb 2024

Ellen · Traveled December 2023
Review submitted 04 Jan 2024

Siesiea · Traveled December 2023
My guide, Hari, was so friendly and knowledgeable. I had an awesome time with the views I saw and experiences I had. My porter, Janarjan, carried my bag over the 3 days and was amazing. Would highly recommend this trip!
Review submitted 21 Dec 2023

Katherine · Traveled December 2023
Great short trip for a taste of trekking. Our leader Hari was amazing! So kind, organized, approachable and full of information and really able to sharethe history of the area. Our porters Gorakh - so amazingly kind and very aware of my limits at times, he set a pace I could cope with and seemed very aware of how i was going, such a lovely man and our other porter Rajkumar was so great, really encouraging, helpful and really made the experience. The team made this experience outstanding x thank you so much!
Review submitted 14 Dec 2023

Shane · Traveled December 2023
Awesome 4 days trip! A introduction to trekking. Our leader Hari was amazing and such a joy to be with, very knowledgeable, positive and well organized. The porters was great too, Gorakh was so positive and encouraging all the way and gave a great vibe to the trip too. Rajkumar was a great guy, really positive, helpful and kind. Thank you so much !
Review submitted 14 Dec 2023
Kathmandu Valley Trek
CHF  293