Nagarkot Day Hikking:
Nagarkot Day Hikking trip is the most popular hikking routes near Kathmandu. This hikking also offers an opportunity to explore the myriad wonders of nature, rural Nepal and the awe inspiring majesty and beauty of dramatic mountain range to the travelers with amazing life time experience.
Nagarkot offers spectacular views of the mountains such as Mt. Everest 8848m, Dorjelakpa 6988m, LantangLirung 7219m, Gauri shanker 7145m, Ganesh Himal 6704m etc. well as the Kathmandu valley and is popular for the glorious sun rise and the sun set view.
The hike begins from Changu-Narayan which is 1 hour drive from Kathmandu Valley. Nagarkot day hiking trip leads step up from Changu-Narayan telkot along a ridge to the temple of Changu-Narayan with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur to the left. Changu-Narayan temple is believed to be built in 323 AD by King Hari DattaVarma.The temple, famous for its architecture is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. It is said to be the oldest temple in the valley.
Changu-Naryan to Nagarkot day hiking trip takes about three and half hours. Rest and excursion around Nagarkot, sunset view then by private vehicle drive back to Kathmandu. You can also do sightseeing around the Bhaktapur Durbar Square on this day if you want to explore the valley of devotees.
Namobudhha Dhulikhel Day Hiking
Namobudhha Dhulikhel day hiking is another popular day hiking trip in Nepal. Namobudhha Dhulikhlel day hiking also offers Himalayan views of Gaurishanker, Dorrjelakpa, Ganesh Himal, LangtangLiring ,Rolwaling Himalayan range along with the green forest, experience if the localNewar culture, one of the famous Namobudhha Monastery, nice terrace field, Mixed culture and so on.
Namobudhha is one the biggest monastery in Kavre district and Dhulikhle is regarded as one of the best view point center of Kavre district.
Namobudhha Dhulikhel Day hiking trip commence from Namobudhha which is 2 hours drive from Kathmandu. On reaching Namobudhha, our guide will take to you Namobudhha monastery for short excursion then trail will ascend to Dhulikhel. NamobudhhaDhulikhel day hiking is a total of approximately 3-4 hours hike passing through Newari village, nice terrace fields, green pine and rhododendrons forest. Upon reaching the Dhulikhel, You will see splendid Himalayan views then by private vehicle drive back to Kathmandu.
Shivapuri Day Hiking
Shivapuri Day Hike is one of the most popular Hiking trail near by Kathmandu for bird watcher group and religious / pilgrimage travelers. Shivapuri day hiking tour offers superb Himalayan views of Langtang Himalayan views, Rolwaling Himalayan views , Kathmandu valley view, Budhanilkantha temple, NangiGompa, green forest , mixed culture and nice terrace etc.
Shivapuri situated at an elevation of 2563m and north of Kathmandu. Shivapuri National park is one of the nearest national park of Kathmandu valley.
You will drive 30 minutes from Kathmandu to MuhanPokhari. After clearing all the formalities at the Shivapuri entrance gate, you enter Shivapuri watershed and wildlife area. You commence your hike from the southern boundary of the area. You will see an army check-post in the area. The trail goes along the rugged but drivable road through pine and cherry forest up to NangiGompa within one and half hours, where a nunnery monastery is located. Beyond the monastery, the trail goes steeply uphill through the oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest for another three hours.From here you can enjoy the beauty of snowy Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung, DorjiLhakpa and you take a shortcut downhill to Budhanilkantha in about two and half hours before commencing your drive back to Kathmandu.
Nagarjun Hill Day Hiking
Nagarjun Hill Day Hiking trip yet another day hike around Kathmandu valley. Nagarjun hill day hiking trail from Kathmandu is located 2128m known as Jamacho peak, north-west of Kathmandu Valley. Nagarjun Hill is only about 7km away from Kathmandu.
We will drive to the western side of the city through Raniban (Queen Forest) towards Stupa. The 5 km hike will be of about 2 hours and the hiking starting point is about 45 minutes drive from Kathmandu valley.Nagarjuna hill is also described in Nepali literature as Vindya Mountain. Nagarjun hill day hiking trip offers beauty of snowy Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung, DorjiLhakpa and you take a shortcut downhill to Budhanilkanthaand then drive back to Kathmandu.
Nepal Phulchowki Hill Day:
Phulchowki (2782m), the highest hill situated in the south of Kathmandu valley, hill is one of the most beautiful hiking in terms of vegetation in Kathmandu valley. Phulchowki hill day hike offers splendid Himalayan views, exploring green Jungle, viewing wild animals, birds with a mixed culture experience. A14 kilometer drive to the south of Kathmandu for about 45 minutes takes us to Godavari, Royal Botanical Garden. From Godavari we start our hiking gradually uphill through the sub - Tropical thick forest for about four hours. The magnificent view from eastern part of Annapurna range to Gaurishanker in the east can be seen from atop Phulchoki hill apart from the breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley. We will have packed lunch and then strollaround then we hike down following the same trail to Godavari for about 2 hours and drive back to Kathmandu.
- TRIP ID: GOC008
- TRIP NAME: Day Hiking in Around Kathmandu
- DURATION: 1 days
- TRIP DESTINATION:
Nagarkot, Namobuddha, Shivapuri, Phulchoki
- BEST SEASON: September, October, November, December, February, March, April
- GROUP SIZE: Minimum 2 pax
- DAILY WALING HOUR: 4/5 Hrs
Nagarkot, Namobuddha, Shivapuri, Phulchoki