Kathmandu Sightseeing

Best Hiking Places Around Kathmandu Valley

Want to spend some days in Nepal? But lack of holidays? No worries. We provide you with hiking places around Kathmandu valley for spending your holidays with amazing Nepali settlements. You can spend one or more days hiking in Nepal. The sub-high woods and calm wide open make for an incredible brief break from the rushing about of city life. A large portion of the climbs referenced here should be possible in a solitary day and are appropriate for kids and more seasoned individuals.

Here are the 4 best Hiking places around Kathmandu valley:

  1. Phulchowki Hike

Height: 2,782m

Highlights: Sub-tropical forest, breathtaking views of the Kathmandu Valley, and views of Annapurna and Gaurishankar mountains.

Hike Duration: 6.5 to 7 hours

Phulchowki is the most noteworthy slope close to Kathmandu and is arranged toward the south of the city. To arrive you need to head to Godawari (14 km south of Kathmandu), where you start the climb. You will want to see sub-tropical thick backwoods loaded up with rhododendrons and oak trees just as a few types of orchids, butterflies, and birds. From the top, you’ll get an incredible view of the Annapurna ranges and Gaurisankar Himal In the east. Also, you can get a chance to observe the Botanical Garden on the way to the high hill.

2. Champadevi Hike

Height: 2,249m

Highlights: Smell of the pine forests! Stupas and monasteries.

Hike Duration: Depending on the route, 3 to 6 hours.

Champadevi is in the southeastern corner of the Kathmandu Valley and is actually in Makwanpur District. There are a few courses to arrive at the highest point, however, the most well-known, and least demanding to get to takes you along the Dollu Valley through pine timberlands and along the verdant edge top. Your hiking starts from “Hattiban resort” observing the amazing valley, cool weather, and so on.

A less utilized and longer course starts soon after the Dakshinkali Temple street, past Taudaha Lake. This course sees you strolling along back roads through fields until you arrive at the backwoods where the path climbs steeply through the timberland to arrive at the edge above Haatiban Resort. This will take you from 4 to 6 hours.

3. Nagarkot Hike

Height: 2,195m

Highlights: From Nagarkot and its surrounding hills you can see several mountain ranges including Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Everest. Sunrise and sunset from Nagarkot.

Hike Duration: 4 hours

Nagarkot is an hour’s drive from Kathmandu valley. It lies 32km east of Kathmandu valley and a perfect place for observing the view. On the way, you’ll get a chance to observe the magnificent view of mountain ranges, awesome sunrise and sunset view along perfect clusters of buildings of the valley.

Moreover, you will hike through the pine forests and sometimes different types of flowers. On reaching Nagarkot, you can see the beautiful hills covering the villages by the ray of sunlight. You can hike back to Kathmandu on the same day or if you are interested in observing the sunrise then you can have a night in Nagarkot.

4. Chisapani Hike

Height: 2,215m

Highlights: Hike through Shivapuri National Park sub-tropical forest. Views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, and Gaurishankar Himal ranges

Hike Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Chisapani is one of the perfect places for one-day hiking near Kathmandu Valley. It is the settlement of Brahmins, Gurung, Sherpa, and another caste of people. The climb begins from Sundarijal (around an hour from focal Kathmandu), passes the fundamental water hotspot for Kathmandu, and goes on through Shivapuri National Park until you arrive at Chisapani village.