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Hiking around Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu valley is the capital city of Nepal and also popular as the city of Temples. Visit in Nepal means normally your first stay is in Kathmandu; because Nepal has one and only international airport. If you are traveling by land, you can come through serval borders connected with India and China. Kathmandu is the capital and hiking around Kathmandu valley; is an excellent day one to more days activity any one can do.

Kathmandu offers you the amazing Kathmandu City Tour; into the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swyambunath, Budanilkhanta and many more. After the tour, if you are thinking what is the other best options to explore Kathmandu; then the easy answer is Hiking around Kathmandu Valley.

Hiking around Kathmandu Valley is one day to severel days walking activities in the hills around the Kathmandu valley. Hiking itself is refreshment and adventure activities; so that hiking nearby Kathmandu valleys will refresh you from the croweded and noise of the city life. There are so many hiking trails we can find around the Kathmandu valley.

These are the most popular hiking trails around the Kathmandu Valley.

1: Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking for 2 night 3 days

Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking is one of the most popular hiking trails nearby Kathmandu Valley. This trip will go inside the Shivapuri Nagurjun National Park; this national park is a conservation area of flora and fauna close to the capital city, that is why hiking in here means great chance to see the wildlife. During this hike, you will be more than 2500m above the sea level and gonna have an amazing view of beautiful snow-capped mountain peaks – LANGTANG, MANASLU, GANESH HIMAL, GAURISHANKAR & MAHALANGUR HIMALAYAN RANGE.

Hiking itinerary

First Day: Hotel to Sundarijal drive and Hike to Chisapani

Second Day: Chisapani to Nagarkot hike

Third Day: Hike to Changunaran and drive back Kathmandu via Bhaktapur.

2: Shivapuri Peak Hike

Shivapuri peak hiking is one full day hiking trip in Kathmandu Valley. Hiking begins with the 25-minute drive from the hotel to Budanilkhanta. Budanilkhnata is a popular Hindu temple in Kathmandu valley which is known as the base camp of the Shivapuri peak  8,963 feet (2,732 meters) as well. This hiking trail also located inside the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park so that hiking in here means to enjoy the beauty of nature and flora and fauna as well; during this hike is not only nature you will encounter with the cultural and religious part visiting the Buddhist monastery Nagi Gumpa.

3: Phulchoki Hiking.

Phulchoki, the highest point around Kathmandu Valley 2782m above the sea level; located in south part of Kathmandu Valley. This hiking trip starts with an hour drive from Kathmandu to Godawari – Godawari is popular as the conservation area of plants or Botanical garden as well. Phulchoki hill also protected an area of Nepal government, therefore, entry in there you need to buy a permit in Godawari.

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