Pataleban in Nepali means “thin forest”, a place to enjoy mesmerizing views of sunset. You can see the Himalayan range of Annapurna, Manaslu and Ganesh himal. Passing through the community forest of Pataleban, though a moderate hike, 40 minutes walk uphill through the forest and is well known for bird watching. It is quite pleasant with the chirping of birds, beautiful views and fresh air. Other attractions of this place are the Indradaha and Manakamana (wish fulfilling goddess) temple. Pataleban is a shelters many bird species such as cuckoo, kalij pheasant, almpuchhre and many more. You can hear pleasant pine trees sound.
Hiking starts from Pataleban Vineyard Resort. First we hike 20 minutes inside the jungle where has lots of rhododendron and mountain berry trees. It is a community forest by, lies 1600 metres above sea level. After 20 minutes we will be reach at small hill then we explore tamang and gurung community near to city side after 1 hour walk we will be top station which is famous for historical and religious expect. At the top we could see the beautiful Kathmandu valley and langtang and other mountain range. This is an easy hiking route where entry fee is not required here.
Then we walk downstairs after one hour 30 minutes we will catch the car.
There is Pataleban Vineyard Resort to stay for refreshment which is a combination of a resort, vineyard and winery.
Patleban hiking cost
1-2 person group US$ 110
3-10 person group US$ 180
Private car, guide and lunch included