These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.
Kakani hiking: Kakani is one of the best hiking tours close to Kathmandu and the excellent Himalayas viewpoints. Kakani Danda lies in the northwest of Kathmandu Nepal towards Dunche which is the road leading to Langtang Region trekking. Kakani hiking leads you through green paddy fields enjoying the views of rural Nepalese life. Kakani is famous for Himalayan trout fish, and you can find them in Restaurant at the top of the Kakani hill station. You might get a chance to see the local homemade Rakshi; trails are unique green ingredients such as the Rhododendron flower forest. Kakani Hill (Danda) is also famous for strawberry farming using a single irrigation system by the local farmers.
It takes you about an hour to reach Kakani Danda 2070 m, the starting point from Kathmandu by driving, and the distance of driving is about 29 km or 18 miles. Drive to Rani Pawa which is a beautiful settlement village and some more villages namely Kaule. The Kakani hiking is a naturally beautiful place, and you will walk through also Pine forest trees enjoying the fantastic views of the Kathmandu valley in your footstep.
Once you reach the top of the Kakani hill station, you can enjoy breathtaking views of High snow-capped mountains namely the Langtang Himal range, Ganesh Himal ranges, Manaslu, Annapurna, Fishtail, Dorjelakpa, etc. with a clear blue sky. While walking on the way to Kakani Hill station, you will see an armed police force, and if you are lucky enough you will see them train. On the hill station, you can also see the Thai Memorial peaceful parks which are commemorating the 113 victims of 1992 Thai Airlines. There is also a local monastery constructed by Korean monks. You can also enjoy a close view of the daily lifestyle of Tamang who are an ethnic group in Nepal.
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Alternative day hike near the Kathmandu Shivapuri peak hike Nagarkot and Nagarjuna Hill