ITrekNepal Reveals the Hidden Treasures of Trekking in the Kathmandu Valley

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Explore the verdant Kathmandu Valley along uncrowded trails and discover gentle forests, friendly villages, diverse cultures, panoramic Himalayan vistas and unforgettable sunrises

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As you explore the verdant Kathmandu Valley along uncrowded trails you will discover gentle forests, friendly villages, diverse cultures, panoramic Himalayan vistas and unforgettable sunrises. It is so close and convenient to central Kathmandu and yet is surprisingly one of the most beautiful, unspoiled parts of Nepal.

Offering the convenience of both long and short-term treks, ITrekNepal introduces unique guided tours through the little-known scenery of the stunning Kathmandu Valley. Since treks up to and along the ridges of the valley offer a wide variety of terrain and physical challenge from easy walks along quiet roads to challenging uphill hikes of several days, ITrekNepal's fully-supported and personalized Kathmandu Valley tours are suitable for clients of varying abilities and timescales.

Because Kathmandu is busy, commercial and noisy, people assume that the area surrounding the city must be the same and avoid it to make their way to better known trekking areas such as at Everest and Annapurna. But in reality it couldn't be more different; many of ITrekNepal's guestsare amazed at the unspoiled beauty, and cleanliness of the Kathmandu Valley region, as well as the plethora of historic sites, stunning landscapes and friendly people that they find there. The difficulty of the terrain varies widely to offer different physical challenges to suit different individual abilities. But best of all, the trekking routes of this hidden part of Nepal are quiet and authentic with hardly any western tourists.

"The Kathmandu Valley and surrounding area is a hidden gem for Nepal trekking, offering everything that the better known trekking destinations like Everest and Annapurna boast, but without the crowded trails and teahouses", commented Andy Leonard, CEO of ITrekNepal. "As you explore the verdant Kathmandu Valley along uncrowded trails you will discover gentle forests, friendly villages, diverse cultures, panoramic Himalayan vistas and unforgettable sunrises. It is so close and convenient to central Kathmandu and yet is surprisingly one of the most beautiful, unspoiled parts of Nepal."

The breathtaking sunrise views of the Himalayas from hilltop destinations like rural Nagarcot and 500-year-old Dhulikhel town in the mountains surrounding Kathmandu are some of the most spectacular in Nepal. Whilst these destinations are well-known to the local Nepali people, the trails are still relatively unknown to outsiders and are rarely visited by western tourists. Here amongst rhododendron and oak forests, crystal clear mountain streams, terraced hillsides, picturesque farms and unspoiled scenery, villagers unused to foreign guests welcome them warmly into their homes for cups of tea and cultural exchange.

ITrekNepal's Kathmandu treks typically take in some of the valley's most ancient archaeological and religious sites little seen by western tourists including revered World Heritage sites such as Chango Narayam, the oldest Hindu temple in the region, as well as the treasures of Namobuddha, Sankhu and Panauti towns. Each ITrekNepal itinerary is tailor-made according to the wishes of each client. A trek around the Kathmandu Valley can also easily be combined with a one-hour sightseeing flight for a spectacular close-up view of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

ITrekNepal's treks in the Kathmandu Valley represent great value since they do not require extra days to travel to and from the trekking trails or domestic flights to the mountain regions. Ironically, since there is also a much wider variety of accommodation in the Kathmandu Valley than on some of the most well-known trails, treks can be customized to suit any budget; you can choose to sleep in simple guesthouses, campsites, mid-priced hotels or even deluxe mountain resorts. ITrekNepal is the only major trekking company in Nepal based outside the city of Kathmandu in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Bhaktapur, which offers the perfect starting or ending point for various treks throughout the greater Kathmandu Valley area.

ITrekNepal provides personalized, high quality trekking services throughout the Himalayan region, including Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet; it is the only international trekking company which operates its own local ground operations in Nepal year-round. With a choice of standard or classic options to match guest's preferences there are no hidden extras - all local transport (private), meals and sleeping equipment are provided within the cost of each trek. ITrek's English-speaking guides have been carefully selected, each with many years of trek leadership experience. ITrekNepal has grown rapidly in the last two years and provides both classic Himalayan trek itineraries such as Everest and Annapurna Base Camp treks as well as unique fully-flexible 'off the beaten path' treks and tours for both individuals and groups that will provide a wealth of memories long after the holiday has is over.

For further information, refer to "http://www.itreknepal.com".

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