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Kathmandu Day Hike Trips

Hiking around Kathmandu offers you an  opportunity to see fantastic mountain views and explore Nepalese countryside without going too far and without climbing high. Besides you do not have to lose the comfort of the city while doing these hikes.

Kathmandu is a valley surrounded by green hills all around . These hills are covered with terraced farms, picturesque villages and  lush green  forests. Despite being near from Kathmandu these  villages are still not affected by  modernity and  offer  a chance to see traditional village life. You can see temples, monasteries and Stupas along the trails . You can see farmers working in the fields and pilgrims praying in the monasteries

These Kathmandu hikes are for every age group and for all seasons. If you want to have a taste of trekking in Nepal but do not have time to go all the way up to the remote mountains, these hikes are for you  . A Kathmandu trekking , combined with sightseeing tours of heritages sites and a scenic flight to see Mt Everest could make a fantastic short trip of Nepal.

There are many short treks available near Kathmandu ranging from day hikes to short treks of 2days, 3 days or even longer   .  We have offered here the best three among them .

Options for Kathmandu day Hiking in Nepal :

You can do 1 day hike, 2 days or 3 days around Kathmandu valley Rim. You can visit Chisapani, Jhule, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Balthali, Panuti or Namobuddha, Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, Changu Narayan, Champadevi. Also can go to Lakuri Bhanjhyang, Kakani, Kulekhani or Chitlang. All Valley rim hikes provide wonderful village life view, mountain Panorama and real Nepal view. 

Kathmandu valley private Day hiking tour 
Option No. 01: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking :

Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hiking (Around 16 km) Approx 4 to 6 hrs : 
Nagarkot provide excellent mountain Panorama in a clear day.The hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel is mostly down hill. In Nagarkot to Dhulikhel walk, there are very few options for food and water, so we recommend that you carry enough of both with you for the trek. Can drive from Kathmadnu to Nagarkot in the morniong and head towards Club Himalaya. Below this hotel you will find a small walking trail which cuts across the hillside and takes you towards Rhonnie Bhangyang. The views of the Panckhal valley to your left are very good, and given clear weather you should again get memorable views of the mid Himalaya including Mt.Everest. 
Follow the rugged little used jeep track until you come to a flat spot of land and couple of farm houses. This is Rhonnie Bhangyang. Follow the road straight, do not take the left or right turnings. Climb up a short sharp hill and arrive at an intersection with another jeep track. Take the left turn and follow this road along the ridge. After about a kilometer, a small trail on the right takes you down into the next valley. follow the main jeep track back down into the valley below Nagarkot, you want to keep Nagarkot over your left shoulder. Follow the track steely downhill through the hillside which dotted with villages. You are aiming for a vague ridge between two valleys. You will pass through the villages of Kankre and Tanchok.

From Tanchok, you will meet another main jeep track that you need to follow to your right and uphill for aound a kilometer to Tusal. Here you need to head again right to the larsish town of Opi where you cross the main jeep track and head directly to Dhulikhel. The trail meets the Arniko Highway 1 km from the main town of Dhulikhel, at Himalayan Horizons Hotel. To get into town you need to turn right and head uphill. Then having lunch can come back to Kathmandu. You can also end Nagarkot day hike at Nala or Banepa to make it 1 hour shorter. The trail follow to Ghimire Geoun and it is a wonderful hike to see landscape, mountain views and village life.
Then we back to Kathmandu to your hotel.

Option 2: Day hiking to PHULCHOWKI (2782 m.):

Phulchowki (2782m) is the highest hill situated in the south of Kathmandu valley. This is one of the most beautiful hiking in terms of vegetation in Kathmandu valley. After breakfast at the Hotel, drive 14 km south of Kathmandu for about 30 minutes to a place called Godavari (Botanical Garden) with packed lunch box. From Godavari we start our hiking gradually uphill all the way through 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 here on a clear day apart from the breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley. After lunch and strolling around from sometime, we hike down following the same trail to Godavari for about 2 hours and drive back to Kathmandu.
Option 3:A Day hiking to CHAMPADEVI (2285 m.) Kathmandu: a good view of the city and mountains - valley vista
Champadevi, situated at an altitude of 2285 m south - west of Kathmandu, is a pilgrimage site having a Buddhist stupa and a Hindu shrine commands many pilgrims visit this place on full moon day. After breakfast at Hotel, we drive 16 kms south of Kathmandu for about an hour to a place called Pharping (on the way to Dakshinkali Temple) with packed lunch box. From Pharping we start our hiking gradually up for about half an hour along trail toward the north ridge and through pine forested area. From here we continue hiking gradually up following the trail for about another 3 hours to CHAMPADEVI. The view of central and western Himalayan Range is magnificent. After lunch and strolling around for some time, continue hike down to Hattiban for about 2 hours and Drive back to Kathmandu. Can see Birdseye view of the Kathmandu valley and Langtang and Ganesh mountain range.

Option 3:A Day hiking to CHAMPADEVI (2285 m.) Kathmandu: a good view of the city and mountains - valley vista
Champadevi, situated at an altitude of 2285 m south - west of Kathmandu, is a pilgrimage site having a Buddhist stupa and a Hindu shrine commands many pilgrims visit this place on full moon day. After breakfast at Hotel, we drive 16 kms south of Kathmandu for about an hour to a place called Pharping (on the way to Dakshinkali Temple) with packed lunch box. From Pharping we start our hiking gradually up for about half an hour along trail toward the north ridge and through pine forested area. From here we continue hiking gradually up following the trail for about another 3 hours to CHAMPADEVI. The view of central and western Himalayan Range is magnificent. After lunch and strolling around for some time, continue hike down to Hattiban for about 2 hours and Drive back to Kathmandu. Can see Birdseye view of the Kathmandu valley and Langtang and Ganesh mountain range.

Option 4: A day hiking to Chandragiri (2729m.):

The Chandragiri hiking is the best hiking around in Kathmandu valley. Hiking starts Hindu Temple at Matatirtha or Hotel Outlook INN. The clean environment makes you different and you feel relaxation in your mind. Also you can view panoramic view of the Langtang and Ganesh himal range. From outlook Inn hotel the trail lead to Chhap Bhanjyang at 2275m through the small village and forest. You will walk 3 hours steep up stone staircase to the Chhap Bhanjyang. Here you will get tea and coffees in local tea shop. After one hour walking through the forest you will be in Chandragiri Hill at 2729 m.

From Chandri giri Hill you can observe spectacular mountains view west to east including Everest, Makalu, Kanchanjunga Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang himal, Dorje Lakpa and Gaurishankar mountains range.
The Chandragiri inhabitant of auspicious medical plant (herbs) and it has been found in Chandragiri jungle sub-tropical zone (1,000-2275 m). It is also remarkable place to observe the verities of birds including Grey Wagtail, Steppe Eagle, Kingfishers, Common Myna, Indian Pond Heron, Oriental Turtle Dove, and Red-vented Bulbul, Great Egret, House Crow, House Sparrow, Little Egret, Spotted Dove and so many others. The trail continues two and half hour descend to the Hattiban Resort. You're hiking in end. Drive to home stay by private vehicle.