Hiking near from Kathmandu valley is best experience of short trekking in Nepal. Those who are having limited time and want to make 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 far view of Himalayan views and beautiful view of Kathmandu valley. Top of the hill is covered by 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 south east from Kathmandu. it is easy hiking through small villages, grazing fields. The famous Champadevi temple lies on the top of hill. It is best hill station to view Kathmandu valley, surroundings with mountain views. Hiking program also has option to include Hindu temple Dhakchhinkali, Famous Buddhist place Pharping and Shesnarayan.
One day hiking to Nagarjun HIll
Nagarjun hill is long day and one of the tough day hiking near Kathmandu valley. It start from 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 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 top of Nagarjun Hill
One Day hiking Nagarkot Dhulikhel
This hiking program is one of the most exiting hiking near Kathmandu. The traditional hamlet, scenic paddy fields, Himalayan views and 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 view point 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 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 kilometer 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 breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley can be seen. The Himalayan range of Annapurna, Langtang, ganesh Himal is panoramic in clear days. Hiking route is through sub tropical thick forest. Phulchowki is one of the famous spots for bird watching. If you start 8 am from Thamel, you will back late afternoon to your hotel.
Dhulikel to Namobuddha One day hiking
Namobuddha is holy Buddhist site about 38 kilometers east from Kathmandu. this hiking tour start from Dhulikhel which is an hour 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 kathmadnu from Namobddha. Se spend hours time in biggest monastery. Namobuddha