Kakani Hiking is best hike to see Langtang Himalaya
Kakani Day Hiking or Kakani Hiking is best day hike tour near Kathmandu. If you are thinking about a hike around Kathmandu then this might be the best route for you. Kakani village is just 26-27 KM from Kathmandu. The road is under construction so it is quite dusty to go there but during the drive, you will see the different trout farm. Driving to Kakani itself an amazing experience to see the landscape and beautiful hills. Once you just get the Kakani, Kaule you will encounter with magnificent and gigantic Langtang Range very clearly. The journey does not finish yet, you need to drive further 10 minutes to get the Kakani where you can see farmers have planted the strawberry crops.
Kakani village Day Hiking offers you the magnificent view of the numerous peaks in a row, As you get to Kakani you can see Annapurna Range to Rolwaling Range. The Mountains you see from Kakani are Annapurna II, Manaslu 8,153 Meter, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Langtang ri, Gaurishanker, Gosainkunda peak, and Jugal and some rolwaling peaks as well. Mountain view is just amazing because you will be on the top of the hill around 2000 Meter and below you, there is a beautiful valley. Kakani Hike is also great opportunity to see how local people are living in the countryside, you can get to know about the lifestyle culture and tradition of tamang people.
Kakani is very popular among the local as well because of the picnic spot. There is a beautiful memorial park which was built in the memory of the Thai Airways victim people in 1992 AD. Numerous views of the mountains and peaceful environment made is kakani hiking is the best day hike around the Kathmandu.
Nepal trek hub Kakani hiking is a 1-day tour to around Kathmandu valley. Any age people can do this hiking easily. It is good for your family and friends. This hike will give you experience that you are in the mountain.
Kakani day hiking is known as a Kakani to Gurjebhanjyang hiking which is 3 hours easy walk through the beautiful forest together with mesmerizing views of Langtang Himalayan range. The walking is so quiet as there is nothing you can meet on the way. Down from the trail, you would see the amazing views of the valley and green field. After hiking for 2.30 minutes you will arrive at Suryachaur which is also a very famous viewpoint near Kathmandu. Nowadays you can see people paragliding here. You can also do the paragliding here but you need to inform us ahead. Panoramic view of Himalayas is absolutely incredible from here. We do pack lunch here with the view of Himalayas. See the Kakani Hiking map by google for an idea
Kakani Day Hiking highlights
If you do Kakani Day Hiking then you can see the following things during your kakani hike
Local people farming such as paddy fields and seasonal vegetables fields.
Trout fish farm along the way to Kakani
Seasonal fruits farm such as a strawberry.
Scout training camp as well as Nepal biggest Armed police force training center.
Magnificent views of the Himalayas including Annapurna range, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gaurishanker and a few peaks of Rowling range.
Very beautiful forest walks with abundant rhododendron trees.
Pleasurable hiking to the route.
Stunning view from Suryachaur
Kakani Hiking Route
There are 2 Kakani hiking routes that you can do from Kakani. They both start at Kakani and ends in different places. Here are both routes short pieces of information of both of them.
Kakani to Gurjebhanjyang or Surya Chaur
This one is a very scenic and beautiful hike through the jungle with the beautiful views of the Langtang Himalayan range and the hiking is also pretty easy. In the end, you will arrive at the Gurje Bhanjyang from where you will take the car to Kathmandu.
Kakani to Jhor
on this hiking route you can not see the mountains but you will see the view of the Kathmandu. the hike ends at Bodeshowr Kathmandu. We do not recommend you to do this route for the Hiking
Kakani Day Hiking itinerary
The day hiking is just a single day hike, however, we recommend to the hiker to start the hike early in the morning if possible. The best time to start the hike is around the 7:00 clock as it takes 2 hours to reach the Kakani it might be 9 o clocks. As the day get’s older the Himalayas also becomes cloudy so we better to reach Kakani as early as possible. You can take plenty of time there in Kakani and we can start hiking. The first part of hiking is quite tough as the trails climb the bit higher until the checkpoint. Then the trail is easier and more enjoyable. We stop at Suryachaur for the packed lunch or whatever we have. It is nice to spend a few moments here.
Kakani day hiking includes
Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local tour guide
Private vehicle, jeep transportation, pick up from hotel then at the end drop to hotel
Bottle of Water
Transportation from Bhanjyang to Kathmandu
Shivapuri National park fees
Food during the hike
Personal hiking equipment and Clothing.
Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
Any other things which are not mentioned above
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