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Day hiking tour is one of the easy ways you can explore nearby hillsides of Kathmandu Valley such as Nagarkot, Nagarjun, Phulchowki, Champa Devi, Kakani, Namo Buddha etc. This day hiking can be done by any individual regardless of age or physical fitness.
Day hiking is especially a good option for those tourists who have limited time to see the green hills, Himalayan scenery, village lifestyles and wildlife. It is also ideal for those coming to Nepal for short visit or for business purposes.
It is situated at an elevation of 2285m southwest of Kathmandu. Champdevi is a pilgrimage site having a Buddhist Stupa and a Hindu shrine. Early in the morning you drive from Kathmandu about an hour to Pharping which is 16 kilometers south of Kathmandu and lies on the way to Dakshinkali Temple.
Phulchowki is situated at an elevation of 2782m. It is the highest hill in the south of Kathmandu valley. Hiking into this area is most interesting in terms of vegetation. Early in the morning, you drive from Kathmandu to Godawari. It is 14 km and a 45 minute drive to get where the Royal Botanical Garden is located. From here you start to hike gradually uphill along
Namobuddha is situated at an elevation of 1750m. It is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage which lies about 38 kilometers east of Kathmandu. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site which signifies the place where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered himself to a starving Tigress with its several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a
Shivapuri situated at an elevation of 2563m and north of Kathmandu is the second highest hill around Kathmandu valley. Bagdwar, the source of the holy river Bagmati, is located near Shivapuri. Shivapuri entrance gate, you enter Shivapuri watershed and wildlife area. You commence your hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check-post is located. The trail goes along
This is an interesting hike through oak, rhododendron and pine forest. Early in the morning, you drive from Kathmandu to Kakani (2073m), 32km north of Kathmandu about one hour. From here the trail leads to the east along graveled derivable road. The entire trail is almost entirely on a level path.
You can spend your time amidst the natural surroundings of Nagarkot. This will offer you panoramic views of the snow clad Himalayas. In clear weather the Himalayan range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty. The village of Nagarkot is on the edge