Touch The Himalaya One Day Hiking

A safe, uncrowded, and simple trek in Nepal is the day hike in Kathmandu that circles the valley and offers panoramic views of the Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, and Everest Range. As you travel up the imposing hills, you will pass through Tamang and Newar settlements, enter a lush forest of oak, conifers, and rhododendrons, and pass mountain cattle grazing on lush pastures under the watchful gaze of their herders.

In and around Kathmandu, there are several choices for a day hike. For your consideration, here are a few different private day hike itineraries in the Kathmandu Valley.



Hiking from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (Around 16 km) roughly 4 to 6 hours:
On a clear day, Nagarkot offers stunning views of the mountains.
Most of the route from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel is downhill. We advise you to bring enough food and drink with you for the trip because there aren't many places to buy either along the Nagarkot to Dhulikhel route. In the morning, one can drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot and then proceed to Club Himalaya. There is a little walking path that crosses the slope beneath the hotel and leads to Rhonnie Bhangyang. You have excellent views of the Panckhal Valley to your left, and in clear weather, you should once more get unforgettable vistas of the central Himalaya, including Mt. Everest.

Continue on the rough, rarely-used jeep route until you reach a flat area of land with a few farm homes. Rhonnie Bhangyang is who I am. Do not turn to the left or right; go straight ahead. After ascending a brief, steep climb, you will reach a junction with another jeep trail. Turn left and travel along this road along the ridge. A little track to the right, approximately a kilometer later, leads you into the following valley. Keep Nagarkot over your left shoulder as you descend back down into the valley below it on the main jeep trail. Continue down the stony, downward path across the hillside of settlements. Your target is a hazy ridge that lies between two valleys.Kankre and Tanchok villages will be among those you pass through.

You will come to another main jeep track from Tanchok, which you must take to the right and then uphill for about a kilometer till you reach Tusal. Here, you must turn right once more and proceed to the rural settlement of Opi, where you must cross the major jeep route before continuing on to Dhulikhel. One kilometer from Dhulikhel's center, at the Himalayan Horizons Hotel, the route connects to the Arniko Highway. You have to turn right and go uphill to enter the town. After lunch, you can return to Kathmandu. If you want to cut the Nagarkot day trip by an hour, you can stop at Nala or Banepa. A beautiful hike to Ghimire Geoun, where you can observe the nature, mountain vistas, and village life.
Then we return to your accommodation in Kathmandu.



The spot where Lord Buddha chopped his own flesh for Tigeress to eat. About 38 kilometers (km) east of Kathmandu Valley in the Kavre District is Namoboudha, a very significant Buddhist pilgrimage site that is located on the hilltop of Panauti. The stupa and shrines that have been erected on this charming small hill serve as a substantial enough reminder of an extremely ancient holy spot where a fabled prince by the name of Mahasttva gave himself to a starving Tigress and her several undernourished pups. A beautiful stone slab with a picture of this fabled incident lies near to a sacred stupa. After breakfast at the hotel, we travel 35 kilometers east of Kathmandu for around one and a half hours with a packed lunch to a location called Dhapasi.

The trail narrows as we move further in a north-east direction from Dhapasi. We proceed through numerous little towns and a suspension bridge before arriving at a sizable rice field where you can observe how Nepali farmers grow and harvest their crops. To go to Namoboudha from here, we climb for almost an hour steadily upward. Continue your hike to Dhulikhel on gentle trails after lunch. Return to Kathmandu by car or spend the night at a resort in Dhulikhel.



The tallest hill in Kathmandu, Phulchowki (2782m), is located in the south of the valley and is the ideal location to view vegetation (Botanical Garden) and birds. In terms of vegetation, this is one of the most stunning hikes in the Kathmandu Valley. After breakfast at the hotel, go with a packed lunch for around 40 minutes to Godavari (Royal Botanical Garden), which is located 14 kilometers south of Kathmandu. From Godavari, we begin our four-hour hike gradually ascending through sub-tropical heavy forest. On a clear day, one may see the stunning vista from the eastern Annapurna range to Gaurishanker in the east from here. On a clear day, it also offers a breathtaking view over the Kathmandu valley. After eating lunch and taking a wander for a while, we hike back down the same trail to Godavari for approximately two hours before taking a taxi back to Kathmandu. Additionally well-known for birding.


A beautiful valley vista with city and mountain views Champadevi, a pilgrimage destination with a Buddhist stupa and a Hindu temple, is located at an altitude of 2285 meters south-west of Kathmandu. On the day of the full moon, a large number of pilgrims visit this location. After breakfast at the hotel, we take a one-hour drive (16 km) south of Kathmandu to a place called Pharping (the route to the Dakshinkali Temple). Starting at Pharping, we steadily ascend for about 30 minutes along the trail toward the north ridge and through a pine forest. From here, we hike slightly upward while staying on the trail for another three hours or more until we reach CHAMPADEVI. Beautiful views of the western and central Himalayan Range may be seen. After eating lunch and taking some time to explore, continue your 2-hour climb to Hattiban before returning to Kathmandu by car. may see a bird's-eye view of the Ganesh and Langtang mountain ranges as well as the Kathmandu valley.


It takes 15 minutes by automobile to get to the Nagarjuna hill, also known as the historical Jamacho Peak, which is located north-west of Kathmandu and is where legendary Manjushree first viewed the Kathmandu valley more than 4000 years ago (6,300 feet). The hilltop is known as Nagarjuna Hill because Nagarjuna lived there in a cave and practiced meditation. There are several Buddha-related caves besides Nagarjuna Cave, including Mahasiddhas.
One of the most well-known tales of the Buffalo Buddha is how, many years ago, while Acharya Nagarjuna was dwelling in his cave, a foolish buffalo herdsman from Kathmandu, who had no confidence in the Master, became captivated by faith and frequently visited him with curd, milk, and other offerings. The Master once declined his request for Nagarjuna to visit the city, saying, "If you are able to concentrate upon flawless reality, sit down here." He followed instructions, but was completely preoccupied with his job of watching over buffaloes, which consumed all of his thoughts. "Imagine yourself as a buffalo," the Acharya said. He practiced meditation in the area that is now known as the Cave of the Buffalo Buddha, and after some time he actually changed into a buffalo. His horns impacted the rock above him, leaving holes that are now recognized as his horn-prints. Then Nagarjuna instructed him to observe his body in its unaltered, complete condition of tranquility. He received initiation and precepts after meditating in accordance with which his body returned to its previous state and his senses became acute and attentive. It is believed that after he had achieved the goal of his meditation, he shot through the cave's roof and arrived immediately in the Dakini's Paradise. You can see the valley and mountains of Kathmandu from the top of Nagarjun. They also assert that from this vantage point, Maha Manjurshree, who is thought to be the originator of the Kathmandu Valley, observed the valley as a lake. They removed the little Buddhist stupa that used to be the cover image for Lonely Planet Nepal's 2007 publication.


The global closet Worth seeing is the national park near the capital. Shivapuri, the second-highest hill in the Kathmandu valley, is located at an elevation of 2563 meters to the north of Kathmandu. The holy river Bagmati, which is said to originate from a tiger's mouth, flows out of Baghdwar. We leave the hotel after breakfast and take a 20-minute drive to Budhanikantha Temple, which is located 8 kilometers north of Kathmandu. We travel through the Shivapuri conservation area as we leave Budhanilkantha. Over 500 different species can be found in this government-protected woodland. The southernmost point of the region where the army checkpoint is situated is where we begin our walk. Nagi Gumpa is solely a monastery where nuns practice Buddhism, and Westerners frequently visit there for meditation. It is located at an altitude of 2330 meters above Budhanilkantha Temple, north of Kathmandu. To get to Shivapuri, one must trek uphill for between 30 minutes and two hours on a narrow, dusty trail. After eating lunch and taking a stroll for a while, we travel back to Kathmandu after taking a brief, two-hour detour to Kopan. Excellent for biking, bird watching, and jungle walks.


A well-known day hike across the Kathmandu Valley, the Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Hike includes Bhaktaur on the way back to Kathmandu. The most well-known hill station for seeing the Himalayas in the area of Kathmandu Valley in Nepal is Nagarkot, which is 7200 feet above sea level. Nagarkot is about 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu and is reachable by beautiful drive in one hour. Ganesh Himal (7405m), Langtang, Shisha Pangma (8013m), Gang Chenpo (6397m), Dome Blanc (6830m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Lonpo Gang (7083m), and Purbi Chyachu (6658m) are the principal Himalayan peaks visible from Nagarkot, with Gauri Shankar and Mount Everest visible in the distance. On a clear day, Nagarkot offers a breathtakingly magnificent view of the Himalayan Sunrise!

The journey via Changu Narayan from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur (an ancient town) is enjoyable. The oldest temple in the Kathamndu Valley, Changunarayan, was built in the seventh century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The hike, which is primarily downhill, provides stunning views of the Kathmandu valley, villages, hills, and mountains. If one is wearing hiking shoes, the trail is wide and simple to navigate. The excursion introduces Nepal's natural and cultural treasures in its entirety. It is the perfect excursion for individuals who have a short amount of time but want to experience Nepali trekking. Depending on the hiker's speed, it takes 4 to 5 hours to complete the 11 to 14 km between Nagarkot and Changu Narayan. One can either take a bus or walk through the villages from Changu Narayan to Bhaktapur.

You can spend the night in Bhaktapur or drive back to Kathmandu after seeing the Vaikuntha Vishnu statue in Changu Narayan.

Alternately, you can go to the Nepal Yoga Retreat Center (, which is located in Shree Ban near Sankhu and is only 2 kilometers from Telkot. There, you can practice yoga, meditate, receive messages, and visit a temple. even spend the night.