Kakani is not much of a tourist destination in northern part of the Kathmandu valley. It is in Nuwakot district, 29 km. away from Kathmandu and the elevation is about 2100 m. from the sea level. One can see the mountain landscape of central Nepal, a vast collection of majestic peaks stretching from Ganesh Himal to the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. There is an unusually perfect blending of the imposing mountain scenery with the more sylvan environment of the lower valleys. Rhododendrons growing wild on the mountain slopes begin to bloom in late winter and stay in bloom for several months, giving the village even more charm.
The place is famous for its breathtaking scenery and a lot of potential for day hiking- and if you are interested you can extend your hikes to a numbers of days because of a exotic views of the world`s highest mountains including Manasalu, Annapurna, Ganesh, Gaurishanker etc. and the low-land villages appear from kakani. There is a century old summer villa used by the British Embassy a long ago as well as the memorial park that commemorates the victims of 1992 Thai Airways Flight 311 accident. If we are there between February to April, we will see local people selling fresh Strawberries. Trust us their Strawberries are best in the world. We star our hike from kakani, walk through dense forests and continue via ally to finally end our hike at Budhanilkantha. It is a really good hike of 4 to 5 hours. But we can take more time to rest and take photos to enjoy on our own.
Packages: 4 nights / 5 days
Highlights: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swyambhunath, Changunarayan and Kakani Hiking.
Day 01: Upon arrival at the Kathmandu Tribhuwan international airport, Nepal.
I will be on standby air-condition vehicle and displaying your named template at the airport on that day to pick you up and transfer to your hotel then within one hour later, will go to orientation walk to get familiar with your surrounding or sightseeing in Kathamndu valley if possible otherwise, will be rest in your hotel.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by a.c. vehicle.
Boudanath stupa (one of the biggest Buddhist temple in Nepal), One of the holy place of Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa ( monkey temple ), and Hanuman dhoka durbar square (Kathmandu durbar square). Transfer to your hotel.
Day 03: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by a.c. vehical.
Patan durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square and One of the oldest Hindu temple Changunarayan. After drive back to hotel and overnight.
We will drive to Kakani by private vehicle for1& half hrs. After then, our hiking will start from kakani to Budhanilkantha then drive back to hotel.
After breakfast, we will drive to Kakani about one and half hours. The drive itself is interesting as we get past numerous villages negotiating the road that seems to have never ending bends. On the way to Kakani, we will see fish farming by the villagers. The scenery on the way is magnificent. But the thing of true beauty is saved for the moment we arrive in Kakani ? the whole vista just opens up on the north side as we get off our vehicle.We will also need to bring dry food and water for our lunch. We can see exotic views of the Himalaya in the northern part. There is a century old summer villa used by the British Embassy a long ago as well as the memorial park that commemorates the victims of 1992 Thai Airways Flight 311 accident. After viewing these, we will start our hiking about 4 to 5 hours. Then we will get to Budhanilkantha from where we take our vehicle back to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: After breakfast, we will transfer to the Airport for your onward destination.
After this cultural, historical and hiking tour if you would interest for further activities like national park safari, rafting tour, Hiking tour, Trekking etc. I organize the trip according to your desire. If you decided to leave Nepal then I transfer to Airport for your onward destination.