Day Hike around Kathmandu Valley
Nepal Everest Adventure takes a delight introducing a pleasant hike and country walks for a day a two or more around the suburb of the city and valley rim, an ideal walk for all types of people from family, school / collage group and corporate people, a day or two days hike will fit specially for those trekking longer and joining major trekking around Everest-Annapurna and other Himalayan mountain destination.
Country Walks & Hiking in Nepal Himalaya which is a day hike which provides good exercise for the legs and body before joining the main trekking and this allows experiencing local culture and traditions as well.
Country Walks & Hiking in Nepal Himalaya a fascinating and interesting day to few days hike with an average of 4-5 hours of day’s walking visiting the rural mid hill traditional farm villages and observing culture and as well visiting interesting Hindu temple, Buddhist monasteries on route walking in the shade of high Himalayan snowcapped mountains toward north.
Our Country walks & Hiking in Nepal Himalaya area leading to complete wilderness in the shade of cool forest of tall rhododendron and magnolia trees and bushes in flowering time turning the hills and valley into natural garden in the month of March / April.
Everest Adventure has list of day or few days hike and country walk for your interest which allows you to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life in complete tranquilly on our Country walks & Hiking in Nepal Himalaya.
Please note that Everest Adventure is the only local company specializes in short Country Walks & Hiking in Nepal Himalaya.
Day Hike around Kathmandu Valley:
01: Phulchowki 2,760 meters high 1 hr drive and 2-3 hrs hike uphill return walk downhill for 2 hrs and drive back to respective hotels in Kathmandu.
A short drive from Kathmandu and hike to Phulchowki Hill top at 2,760 meters high and 18 kms South East of Kathmandu, the walk begins from beautiful Godavari Botanical Garden area, famous for birds and some wild life with awesome panorama of mountains views from the top of Phulchowki with Annapurna, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal towards North West and with central Himalaya range of mountains of Langtang-Jugal Himal and continues towards North East Mt. Everest and other adjoining high Himalayan peaks, Phulchowki the highest hill top around Kathmandu valley rim.
02: Shivapuri Hill
2,523 m 45 hr drive and 2-3 hrs hike uphill return walk downhill for 2 hrs and drive back to respective hotels in Kathmandu.
A short drive from Kathmandu towards North and past a famous Hindu temple of Narayanthan a sleeping Vishnu on bed of serpent, from drive takes to the entrance of Shivapuri national park and wildlife reserve a lovely forest and winding path to reach an isolated Buddhist monastery and a nunnery in serene environment, here with short rest and then climb through a lovely forest of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines reaching the top of Shivapuri Hill at 2,523 meters high with fabulous views of snow capped mountains North and of Kathmandu valley down below, here visit an ashram of a late guru who lived here for many years in meditation in this wonderful spot.
After a great hike with wonderful views and tranquil surrounding, Shivapuri is a wildlife reserve and a park with watershed source for Kathmandu valley.
Descent towards the Shivapuri Park entrance and exit, then drive back to Kathmandu after completing this nice day hike.
03: Nagarjun Hill
1,670 m high duration 03 to 4 hrs hikes both ways with short drive from Kathmandu city
A short drive from Kathmandu towards North West and past a famous Balaju water garden to the entrance of Nagarjun Hill national park and wildlife reserve a lovely forest with winding steep path to reach an isolated small Buddhist monastery with an observation tower to view the whole Kathmandu valley.
After a great hike with wonderful views and tranquil surrounding, Nagarjun wildlife reserve and a park with several picnic spot with a view of Kathmandu valley.
Descent back to Nagarjun Park exit and then drive back to Kathmandu after completing a nice day hike.
04: Kakani Hill
1,540 m high duration 02 to 3 hrs hikes both ways with short drive from Kathmandu city
Just 25 k.m. north-west of Kathmandu, less than hour drive walk on the ridges with views of mountain landscape and peaks stretching from Ganesh Himal to Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. There is an unusually perfect blending of the imposing mountain scenery with the more sylvan environment of the lower valleys. Rhododendrons growing wild on the mountain slopes begin to bloom in late winter and stay in bloom for several months, giving the village even more charm.
05: Chisopani Hill 2,310 m high duration 05 to 6 hrs hike both ways or continue to Nagarkot hill top 1-2 days.
An hour drive past Bouddhanath Stupa heading North East to Sundarijal from here hike uphill passing many scattered rural farm villages of Tamang tribe with Buddhist culture and in the shade of cool rhododendron and oak forest after few hours of steep climb a gentle walk of an hour brings you at scenic Chisopani ridge top with alluring panorama of central Himalayan peaks of Langtang-Jugal Himal with stunning sunset, here one can stay overnight in the comfort of nice cozy lodge, in the morning catch the stunning sunrise over the snow capped peaks and descend back to Sundarijal for the drive back to Kathmandu.
06: Chisopani Hill & Nagarkot Hill Top duration 01 to 2 days hike and drive back to Kathmandu
Another extension hike from Chisopani to Nagarkot hill top at 2,100 m, an hour drive past Bouddhanath Stupa heading North East to Sundarijal from here hike uphill passing many scattered rural farm villages of Tamang tribe with Buddhist culture and in the shade of cool rhododendron and oak forest after few hours of steep climb a gentle walk of an hour brings you at scenic Chisopani ridge top with alluring panorama of central Himalayan peaks of Langtang-Jugal Himal with stunning sunset, overnight stop in the comfort of nice cozy lodge, in the morning catch the stunning sunrise over the snow capped peaks and continue walk on the ridges in beautiful forest surrounding passing the farm village Chowki-Bhanjyang and from here a short uphill to Nagarkot a famous viewpoint for stunning sunrise and sunset views over array of Himalayan peaks from Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal extending towards Everest range. Nagarkot has excellent lodge and resorts for overnight stops.
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