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Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures - Chandragiri Day Hiking

Kathmandu, Nepal
About Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures - Chandragiri Day Hiking
The Chandragiri day hiking one of the best day hiking around at Kathmandu valley. The hiking start Hindus Temple at Matatirtha or Hotel Outlook INN. The clean environment makes you different and you feel relaxation in your mind. Also you can view panoramic view of the Langtang and Ganesh himal range. From outlook Inn hotel the trail lead to Chhap Bhanjyang at 2275m through the small villag
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Phulchowki day hiking
Phulchowki is one of the highest hill in Kathmandu valley. The highest elevation is 2,791m which gives a wide range of Himalayas views and complete 360 view of Kathmandu valley. The word 'Phulchowki ' simply means ‘Hill of Flowers’ that are surrounded by dense forest of various species of plants and rhododendron. It is also important place as pilgrimage sites, atop you can worship the Phulchowki Mai temple which is surrounded by the prayer flags.

To reach Phulchowki, we have to drive Godawori and start hiking. Godawori is very popular garden in Nepal. If you have time, its worth to visit Botanical Garden at Godawori for the nature as well as picnic spot in the Kathmandu valley.

Besides, during the hiking, we will get chance to see many species of birds such as: long-tailed Drongos, Greater Yellow nape, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Nepal Cutia, Ultramarine Flycatcher, and Black-winged Cuckoo shrike.etc.
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8 hours
from $70.00
Phulchoki bird-watching tour
Phulchoki is approximately 14 km away, in south east of Kathmandu valley. Phulchoki means - hill of flowers in Nepali. It is hill of flower if you visit in the spring, the forest blossom different species of wild flower including the country's national flower - Rhododendron. Phulchoki is one of the highest hill in Kathmandu valley at an elevation of 2782 m above sea level.This beautiful hill consists of various species of flora and fauna. For the bird lover, Phulchoki is one of the best place for birding tour. So far, around 265 species of the birds does shelter here in Phulchoki. Some of them are tits, warblers, woodpeckers, thrushes, minivets, eagles and many migrant birds. After this amazing birdwatching hike, drive back to Kathmandu.
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7 to 8 hours
from $105.00
Hindu funeral ceremony tour
Hindu funeral ceremony is quite interesting than other religion. Hinduism believes in reincarnation, their karma determines their next life, better life. In Hinduism the dead body is cremated in the bank of the holy river, especially every Hindu people wish to cremate their death body in the bank of Bagmati river at Pashupati temple. Bagmati is a holy river, locals believes that cremated death soul will directly go to the heaven.

After cremation, the family member does follow for 12 days as mourning period. Along the days, the family members are not allowed to eat certain vegetables, meats. The family members are only allow wearing white cloths and white shoes. Using the leather wears is prohibited. On the 12th days, the Hindu priest will come and organize puja ceremony with using specific mantra in the name of the decreased one. After that, the family members are allowed to come to their normal lifestyle.
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3 to 4 hours
from $50.00
Nagarkot Sunrise Tour
Nagarkot is one of the best view points in Kathmandu valley. It is located 32 km far from the main city, Kathmandu. The view point in Nagarkot offers wide range of Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest) and Numbur range, along with the views of Kathmandu valley.

This is a one night two days tour which is short and relaxation tour including sightseeing at Bhaktapur Durbar Square. While the complex consists of at least three distinct squares: Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, and Pottery Square. The whole area is informally known as the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu valley.

After the historical sightseeing in Bhaktapur, we head to Nagarkot for the overnight stay. Nagarkot is the hill top and was ancient monitoring fort, later; the place is popular for the mountain views as well as relaxation center. Here you will enjoy the amazing sunset & sunrise view.
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2 days
from $137.00
Day hike in Kathmandu valley
Day hike in Kathmandu - Shivapuri hiking is one of the best hike in Kathmandu valley. It is one of the tallest hill; (2,732 m) in Kathmandu. The hill top offers admirable view of the Langtang Himalayas, wonderful nature, birds-eye view of Kathmandu valley and the surroundings hills.The hiking will be around 6-7 hours. During the hiking, explore the Budhanilkantha temple. Nagigumba, Pani Muhan, greenery fields, etc.


• Budhanilkantha temple & monastery
• Nagi Gompa and Nuns
• Bird watching
• Wild life observation
• Shivapuri Peak (2,730M)
• Panoramic view of Himalayas
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7 hours 30 minutes
from $70.00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend the Phulchoki bird-watching tour expertly guided by Nepali specialist Yubin Shrestha. Our customized tour led by Yubin was one of the highlights of our pre-trek week in Kathmandu. The all-day tour increased our life-lists immeasurably, introduced us to woodlands and cultural features...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent tour to the bird-rich Phulchoki hills, about an hour’s drive from the centre of Kathmandu. Ramesh was a very knowledgeable and experienced guide, who is heavily involved with various conservation initiatives in Nepal. The tour left my hotel just before 7a.m.,...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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HimalayanSmileTreks, Public Relations Manager at Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures - Chandragiri Day Hiking, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Nick, thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed the bird watching hike to Phulchoki hill. Hope to see you and serve you our best services again.

Reviewed October 15, 2019

The guide was very professional, knowledgeable, and flexible. The Himalayan Smile Treks tour company was very reliable. They followed up on all details and made sure every aspect of the tour went well.

Date of experience: September 2019
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hsmile1, Manager at Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures - Chandragiri Day Hiking, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your great review. The Himalayan Smile Treks team is really pleased to hear that you are enjoyed the tour in Nepal. We are very much excited to welcoming you again to Nepal. Best Regards, KP.

Reviewed September 15, 2019

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom. It is a UNESCO world heritage site declared in 1979. The old palace is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, 13KM east of Kathmandu. I visited the place last month. I hired...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

This was amazing adventure with Himalayan Smile Treks and Pramod as my guide and friend. We spent together almost 3 weeks trekking though picturesque mountains. The plan was to take a plane from KTM to Lukla but weather conditions were adverse, so after spending couple...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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HimalayanSmileTreks, Guest Relations Manager at Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures - Chandragiri Day Hiking, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Hello Michal, Namaste! Thank you for sharing your experience, really appreciated your time for the feedback. We were so honored to serve you the Nepal trip from Adventurous Chola pass to the Amazing places of Kathmandu including cultural dinner. And we are so glad that...More

Reviewed July 26, 2019

I was very satisfy with all the services offers from Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures and specially with the guide.

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Date of experience: April 2019
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HimalayanSmileTreks, Guest Relations Manager at Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures - Chandragiri Day Hiking, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Hope to serve you again in the future. Good day!

Reviewed June 23, 2019

Couldn’t be happier with my Nepal experience. Ihad a short trip to Nepal and was looking for a hiking experience combined with getting to know Nepalese culture in the meantime. The trip exceeded my expectations! I did thehike to Nagarkotwith an overnight stay to see...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Nepalhike, General Manager at Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures - Chandragiri Day Hiking, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

Hi Ana, thank you for sharing your experience in Nepal and recommending us. We are so glad to manage your short trip and gave our best possibilities. Your review has helped to promote 'Visit Nepal 2020', and no words, we are very thankful to it....More

Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

Himalayan Smiles Trek did an amazing job and I would recommend them to anyone looking to visit Nepal. I was supposed to meet my sister in Nepal to start our trek but her flights were cancelled and she wasn’t able to meet me for 3...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Himalayan Smile... A, Public Relations Manager at Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures - Chandragiri Day Hiking, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback, it was really appreciable. We are so much glad that your trip was made fantastic. It was pleased to customize the trip on her delayed flight and made your trip on going. We will come up with excellent...More

Reviewed February 21, 2019

My father and I went on a 6-day hike in the Annapurna region (walking up to Poon Hill for the sunrise) and I can honestly say it was amazing. We went in late December/early January to catch the sunrise on new year's day, and it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Himalayan Smile... A, Guest Relations Manager at Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures - Chandragiri Day Hiking, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2019

Hi Jinal. We are so glad to hear that you found our service very well. It was pleased to serve you the overall trip. Also, we felt thankful for having you as our guest and looking forward again. Thank you for taking time and sharing...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Had a great 4 day trekking experience with Himalayan Smiles. Our guide Saveen was friendly, helpful and enthusiastic throughout the entire trip. He had plenty of local knowledge and went out of his way to make sure we were always happy. Our porter was also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Himalayan Smile... A, Guest Relations Manager at Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures - Chandragiri Day Hiking, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Hello, Mr. Gareth. It is our pleasure to serve you 4 days trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. The trekking area is not that high so normally it doesn’t snow, unlike the other high altitude trekkings. Thus, the icy weather was unexpected. About the sleeping bag...More

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March 22, 2018|
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Himalayan Smile Treks office is located at the Everest Plaza - 3rd floor, seven corner street in Thamel which is 7km away from Kathmandu Airport (TIA). Thamel is tourist friendly zone where you'd find best pubs, cafe, live... More