Hiking Around Kathmandu
Hiking in Kathmandu, Nepal
Hiking around Kathmandu offers you an opportunity to see fantastic mountain views and explore Nepalese countryside without going too far and without climbing high. Besides you do not have to lose the comfort of the city while doing these hikes.
Kathmandu is a valley surrounded by green hills all around . These hills are covered with terraced farms, picturesque villages and lush green forests. Despite being near from Kathmandu these villages are still not affected by modernity and offer a chance to see traditional village life. You can see temples, monasteries and Stupas along the trails . You can see farmers working in the fields and pilgrims praying in the monasteries.
These Kathmandu hikes are for every age group and for all seasons. If you want to have a taste of trekking in Nepal but do not have time to go all the way up to the remote mountains, these hikes are for you . A Kathmandu trekking , combined with sightseeing tours of heritages sites and a scenic flight to see Mt Everest could make a fantastic short trip of Nepal.
There are many short treks available near Kathmandu ranging from day hikes to short treks of 2days, 3 days or even longer . We have offered here the best three among them.
Kathmandu Hiking Programmes
Champadevi Hikking - 1 Day
Offers opportunity to visit some Buddhist monasteries , walk through pine forest and clim up to one of the highest hills on the rim of Kathmandu valley commanding good view of the city as well as the Himalayas. Ideal for a day trekking.
Nagarkot Hiking - 2 Days
Ideal for people who want to enjoy soft hiking on a scenic trail for two days and a comfortable overnight stay at a resort . Offers excellent mountain views and countryside experience.
Chisapani Hiking - 2 to 3 Days
Starting from the outskirt of Kathmandu and walking through Shivapuri national park this trek takes you to a spectacular mountain view point of Chisapani . On the second day you will walk through dense forest ...
Note : You can book these hikes separately or ask us to include in your regular tour package. We operate these hikes throughout the year and can arrange at your custom date.
The terms trekking and hiking are almost interchangeable though hiking in many countries( including Nepal ) refers to a shorter and softer walk whereas trekking refers to a more serious and longer walk on the mountains . By Kathmandu hiking, here, we mean relatively shorter/softer walks in the mountains near Kathmandu .
Nepal is best known for the world's highest mountains and beautiful trekking trails but we have a great variety of experiences to offer to the visitors .Kathmandu and the nearby towns of Patan and Bhaktapur are regarded as open museum of medieval arts and architecture , boasting a total of seven UNESCO world heritage sites.