Hiking is great! It is an escape from this busy, polluted, noisy city. Just get yourself a day out of this mess into the nature’s lap and enjoy the view and a little walk! Check out our recommendations to these 7 amazing hike routes in and around Kathmandu.
Phulchoki s the highest hill (2782m) among the surrounding hills of Kathmandu valley which is located approx. 14 km in the south east of Kathmandu valley. This is one of the most beautiful hiking in terms of vegetation and bird watching destination in Kathmandu valley. The walk is difficult but the reward is a wonderful view and good for nature observers.
The Champadevi Hill is located to the southwest of Kathmandu at 2285 mtr. It is popular and closer day Hiking Tour for local and tourist both. This is also popular place for pilgrims because there are Stupa, temple and super great views around.
Nagarkot Hiking which is also known as Nagarkot nature walk is one of the most popular one day hike in Kathmandu. Walking through the highland Tamang village up to the Nagarkot 360 view tower is an exhilarating experience which will not only provide you with an opportunity to observe countryside lifestyle but it will also enable you to get close up views of snow-capped mountains along with incredible sunrise view over mighty Mount Everest. Take nature walk along the verdant forest of pine and rhododendron.
Shivapuri National park is one of the closest National Parks to Kathmandu, making it a popular day hike for our clients. Shivapuri offers superb Himalayan views of Langtang Himalayan views, Rolwaling Himalayan views, Kathmandu valley view, Budhanilkantha Temple, and Nagi Gompa. Shivapuri is situated at an elevation of 2563m and north of Kathmandu is the second highest hill in Kathmandu valley.
Nagarjung hiking is short single day tour.It is best for nature exploration and sightseeing of Kathmandu valley with incredible mountain views towards the north. This is easy and good stretching for body and mind. It’s Situated on the northwest of Kathmandu the place is situated at altitude 2128 m top of Nagargung hill.
6. Chandagiri Hill
Of all the hiking trails that are around Kathmandu, Chandragiri Hiking trails is height based and takes you through ever green hill. Walking via Hattiban Resort and starting off from an elevation of 1650 m, Chandragiri hiking becomes unforgettable. This is also the moment when you see an astonishing view of mountains, such as Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Ranges, Gaurishankar, and Everest. In front of these mountains are the hills, which are pristine, and for a hiker like you what could be more delightful than this. When it comes to the impact of trail on you, Chandragiri Hiking is a stress less hiking.
In about 15 kilometers north- east from the city hub of Kathmandu lies the beautiful Sundarijal, and as the name means Beautiful Water. This place is a quick getaway from Kathmandu city and is perfect for a day’s excursion; hiking, canyoning as well as canyoneering. Sundarijal is also a door that opens hiking to other places like Chisapani, Gosainkundai and further to Langtang.