Kathmandu to Kakani Hiking Tour - 2 Days

Kathmandu to Kakani Hiking Tour - 2 Days
  • Duration2 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Maximum Altitude 1940

Kakani lies northwest of Kathmandu toward Dhunche. Kakani is a scenic viewpoint of a long range of mountains – including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Fishtail, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang, and many more snow-capped Himalayas mountains.

Besides being a great viewpoint near the Kathmandu Valley, there are also historical sites around Kakani Hills. Even before the Rana regime, there was a Summer palace for BHITRIYA (unofficial wives or girlfriends). Diplomats of Britain also established a bungalow, which is still in use.

The hill is covered with colorful rhododendron, wild animals, and bird species. All Nepal Hiking has designed one-day and two days hiking trips to Kakani. Kathmandu to Kakani Hiking trip starts from Bicharithok, 7 Kilometers drive from the city center. Start hiking through thick shrubs and very old and remote villages. During our hiking, we visit several farmhouses, plastic tunnels for tomatoes, vegetable farming, and chicken farming.

We reach Panchmane Bhanjyang, an ancient route for old Nepal, where there is no road access to Kathmandu. All people from the western part of Nepal used to take this route to reach Kathmandu. Nowadays it is a popular one-day hiking route. At the top of the Kakani Hills, there are attractions such as a nice hotel on the top, a courtyard of a British diplomat’s bungalow, and local restaurants and lodges.

Highlights
  • A real country side hiking, Tamang Culture in Kakani,
  • Rani Pouwa,Farmer’s working field,
  • Natural trail, Hiking into Nationla Park, interact with locals,
  • Great views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna and more
  • During our hiking, we visit several farmhouses, plastic tunnels for tomatoes, vegetable farming, and chicken farming.
Itinerary

Your guide or the team leader will pick you up at your hotel and drive to the trekking starting point and we will trek for 5-6 hours through the village and the jungles to Kakani. Kakani is the best viewpoint, offering a scenic view of mountain landscapes. You will feel yourself far away from the chaos and crowd of Kathmandu within some time of hiking. You will walk past many birds and Himalayan forest floras on your trail. We will stay overnight at the hilltop of Kakani (2030m above sea level).

 

    After having sunrise views from the top, we hike down to Ranipouwa and take a bus to Osho Tapoban and do some relaxation. Osho Tapoban is an international commune and forest retreat center. Perched in the lush green Nagarjuna forest, the commune offers various courses on yoga, meditation, psychotherapies, and alternate healing as designed by Osho.

    We take our lunch there and have a short looks over the yoga retreats and meditation centers out there, and drive back to Kathmandu.

     

      Cost Details
      Includes
      • All accommodations and meals during the trek
      • A full-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including tour guide and entrance fees
      • Pickup and drop to start your trek and from the ending point to your Hotel In Kathmandu or your destination
      • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (6 trekkers:1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
      • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, All Nepal Hiking duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
      • All necessary paperwork and permits (National Park permit, TIMS)
      • A comprehensive medical kit
      • All government and local taxes
      Excludes
      • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
      • Travel Insurance
      • International airfare
      • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
      • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and water, soft drinks, etc.
      • Hot showers during the trek
      • Personal trekking equipment
      • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is respected but it is not obligatory)
      Departure Dates
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      Trip Date PriceStatus 
      Start DateStartsJun 28, 2024End DateEndsJun 29, 2024PriceUS$161StatusAvailable