Kakani Hiking

Kakani Hiking
Kakani Hiking
Kakani Hiking
At a Glance
Duration1 Days
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude2070
Group Size1-20 pax
Travel StyleHiking
Best TimeAugust to June

Kakani Hiking is one of the famous day hiking, situated near Kathmandu in the Nuwakot District, is a prime hill station known for its stunning natural and cultural beauty. From Kakani, you can enjoy breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains on a clear day. If you're looking for a hiking adventure near Kathmandu, this is the perfect destination for you. Just a short 25 km drive from Kathmandu, Kakani is a must-visit spot for hiking enthusiasts. With its proximity to the Langtang Region trekking route, Kakani offers a picturesque journey through lush green landscapes and traditional Nepalese villages. Don't miss the chance to taste the famous Himalayan trout fish and local Rakshi spirit at the hill station's restaurant. The trails are adorned with beautiful Rhododendron forests and innovative strawberry farms, making Kakani a unique and unforgettable hiking experience. The drive to Kakani Danda, standing at 2070 meters, takes about an hour from Kathmandu, passing through charming settlements like Rani Pawa and Kaule. The hiking trail through serene pine forests offers stunning views of the Kathmandu Valley at every turn.

Highlights of the Kakani Hiking 

  • Embark on the Kakani Hiking adventure, commencing with a one-hour drive from Kathmandu
  • Immerse yourself in the picturesque countryside, offering unparalleled views of village life and scenic landscapes
  • Be awestruck by the majestic beauty of Annapurna II, Manaslu 8,153 Meter, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Langtang ri, Gaurishanker, Gosainkunda peak, and Jugal, as well as the mesmerizing rolling peaks.
  • Capture the essence of village life and witness the charm of local farms, including Traut Farm and Straw Barry.
  • Delight in the breathtaking flora and fauna that adorn the region, adding to its natural allure
  • Breathe in the refreshing cool breeze and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature
  • Escape the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu life, finding solace in the serene surroundings of Kakani
  • Indulge in the peaceful ambiance and leave behind the chaos of city living
  • Experience the serenity and calmness that Kakani has to offer, providing a much-needed respite from the fast-paced city life
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of Kakani, where nature's wonders unfold at every turn.

Nestled in the hills northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal, Kakani provides a picturesque retreat into nature with its scenic hiking trails and breathtaking mountain views. Located just a 1.5 to 2-hour drive from Kathmandu, Kakani offers accessibility while still allowing visitors to immerse themselves in a peaceful environment away from the city's hustle and bustle. Kakani boasts several primary hiking trails, each offering a unique experience for hikers of different skill levels. The trail to Gurje Bhanjyang takes you through lush forests and open meadows, treating you to stunning vistas of the Ganesh Himal range and the Kathmandu Valley. This trail typically takes around 3-4 hours one way, making it perfect for a day hike. For those seeking a more challenging adventure, the trail to Shivapuri leads you towards Shivapuri National Park. This trail is renowned for its diverse flora and fauna, providing opportunities to spot wildlife amidst dense forests and serene mountain streams. It is a full-day hike that requires good stamina and possibly permits to enter the national park. Throughout these hikes, hikers can enjoy the refreshing mountain air, peaceful surroundings, and occasional glimpses of the majestic Himalayan peaks on clear days. The area is adorned with beautiful pine forests, adding to the scenic beauty and offering shade along the trails. To make the most of your Kakani hiking trip, it is advisable to start early in the day to avoid the midday heat and maximize the chances of clear views. It is essential to pack necessities such as water, snacks, appropriate clothing for variable weather conditions, and sturdy footwear suitable for uneven terrain. Local guides are available for hire, providing valuable insights into the region's culture, history, and natural features. They also ensure that hikers stay on the right paths and navigate any challenges safely. Overall, a hiking trip to Kakani promises a rejuvenating experience amidst Nepal's natural splendor, appealing to both adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts looking to explore beyond the urban landscape of Kathmandu. Join the Himalayan Trekking Path for a refreshing Kakani day hiking tour while you have free time in Kathmandu.

Kakani Day Hiking Cost for 2024/2025

The cost for the special Kakani day hiking ranges from USD 80 to USD 150 per person, depending on factors such as group size, duration, route, facility categories, and service level. With Himalanaya Trekking Path Company, you can enjoy exceptional service at a reasonable price. This cost includes a complimentary lunch and free drinking water. Group travelers will benefit from lower costs compared to solo hikers. The cost for Kakani hiking varies based on group size, and you can find detailed breakdowns below.

  • The Cost of the Kakani hiking is USD 150 for solo 
  • The Cost of the Kakani hiking is USD 100 P/P if you are in a group of 2-6 pax
  • The Cost of the Kakani hiking is USD 90 P/P if you are in a group of 7-10 pax
  • The Cost of the Kakani hiking is USD 80 P/P if you are in a group of 11-20 pax
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Cost Details
  • A private vehicle to travel from Kathmandu to Kakani and After the Suryachaur to Kathmandu
  • A professional Hiking Guide and His salary, food, insurance, transportation, etc
  • A packed Lunch and Drinking water 
  • Government Tax and Himalayan Trekking Path Company's Service Fees 
  • Nepal Visa Fees 
  • Drinks and meals out of the Packages
  • Others Activities 
  • Hiking Gears such as hiking boots/shoes, backpack, water bottle, snacks and appropriate wears 
  • Tips for Guide and Diner