If you don’t have time or energy to trek further afield, you can still experience hiking for one or more days around Kathmandu’s hills and small settlements. These hikes can be the best option to enjoy Nepal’s natural beauty and these trips involve 4-6 hours of walk in one of the lush green hills of Kathmandu.
A day hike is an outdoor activity which consists of walking in natural environment and can be completed within One day. For this hike we do not require any overnight lodging.
Hiking in Nepal is unique experience because Nepal is a hiker’s paradise. Mountain hiking is an excursion to explore the naturally Nepal and see the countryside within their staying in Nepal. Hiking in foot hills of Himalayas is an impeccable way to explore the magnificent views of Himalayas.
We have choice of scenic and cultural country walks and hikes for you to take delight in our various pleasant hikes with tours, this is a perfect choice for families, school and collage group and for corporate people who needs a change of scene and fresh air after being in the closed city area.
All he hikes mentioned here can be done in a single day, and are suitable for children and older people as well
CHAMPADEVI, situated at an elevation of 2285m southwest of Kathmandu, is a pilgrimage site having a BUDDHIST STUPA and a HINDU SHRINE commands many pilgrims who visit this place on full moon day.
After breakfast in your hotel in Kathmandu, we drive about an hour to the place called PHARPING/16 kilometres south of Kathmandu, which lies on the way to Dakshinkali Temple.
As we commence to hike the trailheads north along the pine forested ridge about half an hour. Then the trail makes round bound towards south and takes another 3-hour's walk to reach to CHAMPADEVI. The view of central and western Himalayan Ranges are magnificent. After enjoying the splendid views, we come down following the same path to PHARPING for about 2 hours and drive back to Kathmandu.
PHULCHOWKI, at an elevation of 2782m is the highest HILL in the south of Kathmandu Valley. This is one of the most interesting Hiking in terms of vegetation.
After breakfast in your hotel in Kathmandu, we drive to GODAWARI - 14 km and 45 minutes’ drive where Royal Botanical Garden is located.
From here we start to hike gradually uphill along the rugged motor-able road through sub-tropical thick forest about four hours. The magnificent view of Himalayan ranges and the Kathmandu valley is breath taking on a clear day. After detouring sometimes here, we come down following the same trail to GODAWARI within two and half hours and drive back to Kathmandu.
NAMOBUDDHA, situated at an elevation of 1750m is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage lies about 38 km east of Kathmandu. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site significantly enough where a legendary prince named MAHASATTVA offered himself to a starving Tigress with its several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a very nice stone slab and depicted right next to a holy Stupa.
After breakfast in your hotel in Kathmandu, drive for about one and half hours to the place called DHAPASI, 35 km east of Kathmandu.
The trailheads northeast and the trail become narrow as we move further. We cross on a suspension bridge and pass through many small villages to huge rice fields, which gives you a chance to see how Nepalese People plant and harvest the crop (during on the appropriate season). The trail goes steep uphill about an hour nearby reaching to NAMOBUDDHA.
After detouring sometimes here, we will drive to Kathmandu via DHULIKHEL in about one & half hour.
Shivapuri Hiking from Budhanilkantha via Nangi Gumpa
Shivapuri situated at an elevation of 2563m north of Kathmandu is the second highest HILL around Kathmandu valley. BAGDWAR, source of holy river Bagmati, is located near Shivapuri.
After breakfast in your hotel in KTM, we drive to MUHAN POKHARI in about 30 minutes. After checking the formalities at the Shivapuri entrance gate, we enter Shivapuri watershed and wildlife area. We commence our hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check-post is located. The trail goes along the rugged motor-able road through pine and cherry forest up to NANGI GOMPA within one and half hours, where a nunnery monastery is located. Beyond the monastery, the trail goes steep uphill through the oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest for another 03 hours.
From here one can give a LOOK on the snowy Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung, Dorji Lhakpa and we take a shortcut downhill to BUDHANILKANTHA in about two and half hours and drive back to Kathmandu.