6 Best itineraries hiking near Kathmandu

  • Hemanta Budhathoki
  • Last Updated on May 25, 2024

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Hiking near Kathmandu valley is the best to experience short trekking in Nepal. Those who are having limited time and want to make the experience of Trekking in Nepal, Hiking around Kathmandu valley is the suitable choice. You will explore real Nepali villages, beautiful views, and mountain after short hiking from Kathmandu. Hiking plan can be for one single day, 2 days, and 3 days till a week plan.   

Here are 6 best spots hiking around Kathmandu valley.

One day hiking in Raniban / Nagarjun / Jamacho
5 hours hiking plan is 3 hours uphill walking to reach Jamacho. From here you can see the far view of Himalayan views and a beautiful view of Kathmandu valley. The top of the hill is covered by a Buddhist prayer flag. Find more details and itinerary about it. Click Here>. It is best hiking for a single day. Hiking inside dense forest, flora, and faunas.

                                                                       Kathmandu valley from Nagarjun Forest 

One day hiking to Champadevi
Chmpadevi is best day hiking tour near Kathmandu. It is about 27 kilometer southeast from Kathmandu. it is easy hiking through small villages, grazing fields. The famous Champadevi temple lies on the top of the hill. It is the best hill station to view Kathmandu valley, surroundings with mountain views. Hiking program also has the option to include Hindu temple Dhakchhinkali, Famous Buddhist place Pharping, and Shesnarayan.

One day hiking to Nagarjun Hill
Nagarjun hill is a long day and one of the tough days hiking near Kathmandu valley. It starts from the Army gate near Budhanilkantha. Tough steep up walking takes about 4 to 5 hours to reach Nagarjun Hill (2,900m) from where the clear views of other beautiful hills, valleys, and panoramic Himalayan views of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu range. Another 3 hours is to get down the same way back. This hiking trail is only recommended for those who are fit in walking and looking for tough hiking. Click here to get more details.  

                                                                            View from the top of Nagarjun Hill      

One Day hiking Nagarkot Dhulikhel
This hiking program is one of the most exciting hiking near Kathmandu. The traditional hamlet, scenic paddy fields, Himalayan views, and the exotic forest is the main attraction during hiking Nagarkot to Dhulikhel. Drive to Nagarkot which is 27 kilometer takes almost one hour is best to get before sunrise. Nagarkot is the best sunrise and Himalayan viewpoint near Kathmandu. Annapurna range, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Everest region with Mount Everest view can be seen from Nagarkot in clear days. The hiking duration is about 5 hours. Hiking inside the forest is with wildlife and nature. Dhulikhel is another hill station near Kathmandu with natures.  
                                             Scenic landscape and Mountain views during Nagarkot Dhulikhel hiking       

One day hiking to Phulchowki
Phulchowki is 14 kilometers south from Kathmandu. It takes 40 minutes to reach by driving Godawari botanical garden is the start point of this hiking. Phulchowki is 2700 miter high from where the breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley can be seen. The Himalayan range of Annapurna, Langtang, Ganesh Himal is panoramic in clear days. The hiking route is through sub-tropical thick forest. Phulchowki is one of the famous spots for bird watching. If you start at 8 am from Thamel, you will back late afternoon to your hotel. This hiking also has option to add a Botanical garden visit, it can be a Botanical garden and Phulckoki hiking

Dhulikhel to Namobuddha One day hiking
Namobuddha is a holy Buddhist site about 38 kilometers east from Kathmandu. this hiking tour starts from Dhulikhel which is an hour's drive from Kathmandu. Dhulikhel itself is with panoramic hill station with Himalayan views. Start hiking towards Namobuddha via beautiful hillside terraced farms. Oldest temples, monasteries and variation landscape till Namobuddha from Dhulikhel. It is about 4 hours easy hiking and another 2 hours driving back to Kathmandu from Namobddha. Spends hours time in the biggest monastery.                                                                                                                    Namobuddha

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki is team leader of Nepal Highland Trekking and travel company. 

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