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Kakani hiking

Kakani hiking

Sight Seeing Tour
Hotel kakani inn
Langtang himal scenery from kakani
kakani Danda
Kakani telephone tower
Kanesh himal view from kakani

Trip Facts

Duration : 1 Days Max-Altitude : 2070 Trek Grade : Grade 2:

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.


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Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $150
2 Paxes $100
2-4 Paxes $90
4-6 Paxes $80
6-10 Paxes $75
10-15 Paxes $60
15+Paxes $60

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Kakani Hiking Tour

Kakani Hiking: Kakani stands as one of the most captivating hiking destinations near Kathmandu, offering unparalleled views of the majestic Himalayas. Nestled in the northwestern region of Kathmandu, Nepal, Kakani Danda is a gateway to the Dunche route leading to the Langtang Region trekking. This picturesque hike through Kakani treats you to lush green paddy fields and an authentic glimpse into rural Nepalese life. But that’s not all; Kakani is renowned for its Himalayan trout fish, which can be savored at the hill station’s top-notch restaurant. If you’re lucky, you might even get a taste of the local homemade Rakshi, a potent traditional Nepali spirit. The trails here are adorned with unique greenery, including enchanting Rhododendron flower forests. Kakani Hill, or Danda, is also famous for its innovative strawberry farming techniques, where local farmers employ a single irrigation system to cultivate these delectable fruits.

The journey to Kakani Danda, standing at an elevation of 2070 meters, takes just about an hour’s drive from Kathmandu. Covering a distance of approximately 29 kilometers or 18 miles, the drive takes you through charming settlements like Rani Pawa and several villages, including Kaule. The Kakani hiking trail is a natural wonder in itself, guiding you through serene pine forests while offering mesmerizing vistas of the Kathmandu Valley with every step you take.

Once you reach the summit of Kakani hill station, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring views of some of Nepal’s highest snow-capped peaks, including the Langtang Himal range, Ganesh Himal ranges, Manaslu, Annapurna, Fishtail, and Dorjelakpa, all set against a clear, boundless blue sky. As you hike towards Kakani Hill station, you may encounter the presence of an armed police force, and if fortune smiles upon you, you might even witness their training sessions. At the hill station itself, you’ll find the Thai Memorial peaceful park, a poignant tribute commemorating the 113 victims of the 1992 Thai Airlines crash. Additionally, there’s a local monastery constructed by Korean monks, adding to the cultural richness of the area. To truly immerse yourself in the local culture, take time to observe the daily lifestyle of the Tamang ethnic group, adding depth and authenticity to your Kakani hiking experience.

Services included

  •  Hotel pickup and drop-off
  •  Professional and Government license holding tour guide
  •   All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  •   Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  •     Entrance fees
  •     All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  •     Bottled water
  •     Driver/guide
  •     Live commentary on board
  •     Hotel pickup and drop-off
  •     Transport by private vehicle

Service not exclude

  •     Personal Expenses
  •     Gratuities (optional)
  •     Food and drinks

Alternative Day Hikes near Kathmandu: Shivapuri Peak Hike, Nagarkot, and Nagarjuna Hill

  1. Shivapuri Peak Hike: Shivapuri is a pristine forested area located just a short drive from Kathmandu. The hike to Shivapuri Peak offers a blend of nature and spirituality. The trail leads you through lush forests, passing by the sacred Bagdwar, the source of the Bagmati River. As you ascend, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The summit of Shivapuri Peak provides a serene escape from the bustling city, making it an ideal day hike.
  2. Nagarkot: Nagarkot is a renowned hill station that offers some of the best sunrise and sunset views in Nepal. The hike from Nagarkot to Changu Nayaran temple through terraced fields, charming villages, and dense forests. Once you reach Nagarkot, you can relax and enjoy breathtaking vistas of the Langtang and Annapurna mountain ranges, as well as the Kathmandu Valley below. Nagarkot is also known for its luxury resorts and cozy teahouses, making it a perfect spot to unwind.
  3. Nagarjuna Hill: Nagarjuna Hill, also known as Jamacho, is another fantastic hiking destination near Kathmandu. Located to the west of the city, this hike combines natural beauty with cultural significance. The trail takes you through Nagarjuna’s lush forests, where you may encounter various wildlife and bird species. At the top, you’ll find a Buddhist stupa and a meditation center. From here, you can relish panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley, making it a peaceful and spiritually enriching day hike.

These alternative day hikes near Kathmandu offer diverse experiences, from pristine nature to cultural exploration and stunning mountain vistas. Whether you choose to trek to Shivapuri Peak, explore Nagarkot, or visit Nagarjuna Hill, each destination promises a memorable and rejuvenating outdoor adventure.

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