Kakani Hiking is short but very magnificent hike from Kakani to Suryachaur . Kakani Hiking is very easy but incredibly rewarding in-terms of scenery and peace. Kakani is located in the hill lock of Northwest of Kathmandu. it has Altitude of 2073 m from the sea level. It is a famous place for sunrise and sunset. Hikers can see a splendid panoramic view of Langtang Himalayan range from here. Kakani is also famous for picnic spot for the Nepalese.It is around 25 km far from the Kathmandu. Hikers need to take the private car or vehicles to reach there. from the Hilltop of Kakani you can see Ganesh himal Langtang himal, and many other mountains. Not only this there is a peaceful park which attracts visitors.
How to go Kakani Hiking
Kakani Hiking starts from Kakani top near scout office. for Kakani Hiking you need to go Kakani by jeep or car to kakani because there is no local bus. It is good if it is early morning we can see Mountain View from there because in the evening time when there is a cloud that blocks the mountain view. It is best idea to departure at 6:30 am from Kathmandu and then take a private vehicle to go to Kakani which takes about 1 hour 20 minutes to reach at Kaule.
Kaule is a place where we stop vehicle then get down from it to see the local culture, local people their lifestyle their occupations. Most of the people from this area do agriculture work. Their main crops is radish. because it’s cold place Suitable for for radius and put as well as well. they also grow strawberry here. but but it is only in seasons.From here you will take 2 hours to reach the height of Kakani top.it is very beautiful trail. Where you can see pine tree and Juniper tree as well as many others mountain regions tree, and some other bushes of plant. While we do trek, we can see flatland below us which is very beautiful. If you have going there in October season then you might see rice field on that. in our the Seasons you will see some plant plantations over there. From Kakani you can see langtang himal, height of 7234 m, Ganesh himal 7422 metres, gaurishankar himal, and many other snow capped mountains. and below below that beautiful landscape of nuwakot.
View of Nuwakot from kakani
Why do Hikers like Kakani Hiking
This is the most popular hiking near from Kathmandu as well as comparatively less costly than other Hikes route,
It has totally beautiful landscapes as well as green forest in each place that you go. Here are some reason why people love Kakani hiking
- One of the reason is cool and nice environment as it is full of green forest and scenery
- Friendly local peoples of this area, their culture and traditions
- Radish and strawberry farming around here..
- Trout fish farming in Kakani.
- A splendid view point, destination from Kathmandu.
Quick Overview of Hiking
Here small overview Kakani hiking
Days Required: Generally 1 days but you can also stay overnight
Altitude: 2073 meters (Highest point)
Best Time To Trek: All the year
Costs:Depends upon a size of groups
Food:We can have a local foods
People:Tamang people in this region
Kakani hiking Highlights
- Splendid view of Langtang himalayan range
- Cool, sunny and beautiful forest, walking
- Splendid view of Nuwakot district
- Local people and their culture, If you are lucky you can see tamang people funeral work also
- Transportation to go Kakani and back
- Full board guide service
- Bottle of water
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Professional and Government license holding tour guide
- Live commentary on board
Kakani hiking cost excludes
- Food and drinks
- Entrance fees
- any other items that not mentioned above
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Kakani Hiking facts
- Difficulty:Easy Hiking
- Duration:1 Days
- Trip Style:Hiking
- RegionAround Kathmandu
- MealsDry Foods and fruits
- Altitude6834 ft
- Group-Size1-18 Person
- Transportation:Private Vehicle