Kakani Day Hiking

1 Day

The Kakani Day Hiking tour near Kathmandu is considered the best day hike option. If you’re considering a hike around Kathmandu, this route might be ideal for you.

Kakani Day Hiking, located just 26-27 KM from Kathmandu, is currently accessible via a dusty road. However, the journey offers a unique experience as you pass by various trout farms along the way. Driving to Kakani provides breathtaking views of the landscape and beautiful hills.

Once Kakani is reached, the magnificent and gigantic Langtang Range becomes clearly visible. The journey continues with a further 10-minute to reach Kakani village, where you can witness farmers cultivating strawberry crops.

Kakani village Day Hiking offers a spectacular view of numerous peaks lined up in succession. From Kakani, one can see the Annapurna Range to the Rolwaling Range, including peaks such as Annapurna II, Manaslu (8,153 meters), Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Gaurishanker, Gosainkunda peak, Jugal, and some Rolwaling peaks. The panoramic mountain view is enhanced by the elevation of around 2000 meters, with a picturesque valley below. Moreover, Kakani Hike provides an excellent opportunity to observe the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the Tamang people living in the countryside.

Kakani is a popular destination among locals as a picnic spot, featuring a beautiful memorial park built in memory of the victims of the Thai Airways crash in 1992 AD. The combination of stunning mountain views and a peaceful environment makes Kakani hiking the best day hike around Kathmandu.

Plan Your Unforgettable Journey

Now that you’ve glimpsed into the marvels of Kathmandu Kakani Hiking, it’s time to plan your unforgettable journey. Imagine yourself on the trails, capturing panoramic views and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Trip Highlights

  • 1-day adventure through stunning trails, offering enchanting stories.
  • Gentle ascent through verdant forests and winding paths.
  • Cascading waterfalls, vibrant flora, and awe-inspiring landscapes.
  • Panoramic vista of snow-capped peaks and breathtaking views.
  • Well-maintained trails leading to captivating landmarks and viewpoints.
  • Range of itinerary options to cater to diverse preferences and schedules.

Kathmandu Kakani Hiking Itinerary

The Kakani day hike is a fun adventure that you can do in just one day. We suggest starting early, around 7:00 in the morning. It takes about 2 hours to get to Kakani, so you'll arrive around 9 o'clock. It's best to start early because the mountains can get cloudy later in the day. When you reach Kakani, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the views before starting the hike. The first part of the hike is a bit tough as you climb uphill, but after that, it gets easier and more enjoyable. We'll stop at Suryachaur for lunch or a snack break, which is a nice place to rest and take in the scenery.

Included and Not Included in Your Kakani Day Hiking

Cost Includes

  • Complete guided trek with a local tour guide who speaks fluent English
  • Private transportation in a jeep, including hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Complimentary bottle of water
  • Transportation from Bhanjyang to Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • Entrance fees for Shivapuri National Park
  • Meals during the hike
  • Your own hiking gear and clothing
  • Personal expenses related to nature, beverages, and bars
  • Travel insurance (mandatory for emergencies)
  • Donations and entrance fees to monuments
  • Gratuities for the crew (Note: Tips are not required but greatly appreciated)
  • Any additional items not listed above

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Kakani Day Hiking