Nepal is a land of scenic grandeur and unbeatable scenic allures. One needs not to be a mountaineer to trek in the hills of Nepal where more than half of the total population of the country live. A short trek will reveal picturesque hamlets surrounded by elaborate terraced fields and forested ridges; a longer trek may yield rich contrasts in people and culture from one ecological level to another. The rich variety in flora and fauna found within a short distance is another rewarding experience of trekking and, of course, there is always the prospect of viewing some of the highest mountains in the world. Wherever one travels, he or she finds the Nepali people friendly and hospitable and the safe trails. Depending on the season, one may meet on one's journey, local people in their distinctive dresses, laden porters, caravans of sheep and goats or Gurkha soldiers. Life in rural Nepal is hard but simple; however, there are at the same time many religious and social events that reflect the rich cultural heritage of the people
Kathmandu valley also offers a variety of superb trekking routes. These delightful short treks near the Kathmandu valley, just within few hour drives, the treks offer typical rural Nepal with magnificent views of different Himalayan ranges and it has been designed for people with less time or for those not wishing to travel too far outside of the Kathmandu Valley. It's not always easy walking but generally so, however the treks are at low altitude compared to many other treks in Nepal.
Trekking around Kathmandu valley offers rich insight into Nepali village life, history, culture and religion as well as offering some wonderful vistas of the Himalayas. Very few people have trekked around the Kathmandu valley.
Some of the important treks around Kathmandu valley are Namobuddha Trek, Balthali Village Trek, Shivapuri Village Trek, Nagarkot Trek, etc.