Day Hike to Kakani

Day Hike to Kakani 

Kakani is a hill station on the northern side of Kathmandu. It is in Nuwakot district, 29km (18 miles) away from Kathmandu and is accessible by road. The drive takes just 90 minutes. This place is famous for its breathtaking scenery and there is a lot of potential for day hiking. The tranquility of the surroundings give you immense pleasure and the Himalayan mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Ganesh, Langtang, Manaslu and Gaurishankar can be viewed from there.

From the main view point, there are a lot of interesting hikes possible towards the north-east. There is also a century old summer villa used long ago by the British Embassy as well as the memorial park that commemorates the victims of the 1992 Thai Airways 311 flight crash.

You will have personal guide lead you on a private hiking tour from Kakani, a hill station situated on a ridge 6,800 feet (2,073 meters) above sea level. After approx one hour drive northwest of the Kathmandu Valley by private vehicle, you’ll embark on a moderate 3-hour trek to Bhanjyang. At the top, you’re rewarded with a panoramic vista of the snow-capped Himalayas.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

 Detailed Program

At 7:30am, after breakfast, the tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a 1-hour drive to Kakani. The drive itself is interesting as you get to pass numerous villages along the road. The scenery on the way is magnificent. But the true beauty is saved for the moment you arrive in Kakani, the whole vista just opens up on the north side as you get out of the vehicle.

At 8:30am, our guide will take you to the Kakani Bazaar for sightseeing.

At 9am you will start the hike to Bhanjyang, which is about 3-hours long, including a 20-minute steep climb until you reach the top. It’s an interesting hike through oak, rhododendron and pine forests. At 11am you will reach the Kakani hilltop where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of high snow-capped mountains with natural beauty. You will also visit the Thai Memorial park and village, where you can closely observe the daily lifestyle of the Tamang ethnic group.

Around  2pm you will be back to Kakani Bazaar and then drive back to Kathmandu to your hotel.

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