1. Phulchowki Hike (Godawari – Godawari)
-Views of Gaurishankar and Annapurna Himalayas
-Breathtaking views of Kathmandu valley
-Duration of Hiking: 4 to 5 hours
Pulchoki is the wonderful destination in Nepal which is also near the capital city Kathmandu. It is situated at the highest hill near Kathmandu in the south of the valley. The accessibility of this destination needs to drive to Godawari which is about 14 km south of Kathmandu. This is the point where you start to hike to the region. In the way, you will get chance to the subtropical thick forests which are almost filled with national flower that is a rhododendron. At the same time, you can see oak trees with varieties of birds, orchids, butterflies, and birds. At the point of the top, you can witness the breathtaking views of mountains and valley. In the clear days time, you can see the Annapurna ranges from this place too to Gaurishankar at East.
If you are already in this destination then you should not miss the chance of seeing the botanical garden. The variety of plants with natural characterization. This is also an awesome thing to know more about natural bodies like plants and importances during hiking to this destination. Including this wonderful thing to this region, you can even experience the beauty of snowfall in the winter season at Pulchoki. This is the most favorable place to enjoy and spent a good time with your loved ones and families. This hike is not a burden than you expected to. You don’t even need to worry about this because you will be properly cared for by the realted local and the guides who will be traveling with you.
2. Champadevi Hike
-Stupa and monasteries
-Pine forest trail.
-Duration of Hiking: depending on the route, 3 to 6 hours.
Champa Devi is also nearer hiking destination form the capital Kathmandu at the southern corner. But the hiking destination lies in the district of Makawanpur. There are consistently various paths to reach the destination, but one of the easiest and popular to hiking freely along the Dollu valley. In the same way, you will be going through the lush pine forests that go along to the grassy ridge at the top of this place. The hiking ultimately starts from the Hattiban Resort and talking about the condition of the path, it looks quite easy to follow up and well-trodden.
Taking a walk form this resort your trek will obviously take around 2 to 3 hours there and back. It depends upon your walking speed and condition of the present trail form. IN the same way, the place of Phakding will be available at the bottom of the gravel and steep road that leads us to the resort where you can spend some time if you wish to. Similarly, the hiking just starts after the Dakshinkali Temple road.
3. Hikes around Nagarkot
-Views of hills form the top of the Nagarkot with various mountain ranges
-Wonderful views of Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar Himal ranges, Jugal Himal and Langtang Himal Annapurna, Everest Ganesh Himal, and Lantang
-Witnesses the beautiful Sunrise and Sunset
-Duration of Hiking: 4 hours
The most popular destination for the internal as well as external tourists. It is just 32km east of Kathmandu. This place can be visited at any time you wish. If you really want to see the spectacular views of nature, mountain and environment then you can go in the early morning. You will definitely enjoy and appreciate the trendnomous beauty of glowing mountain views and lush green forests. If possible you can move this place for the overnight stay. It will really help you to see the sunrise in the morning and sunset in the evening without a rush.
The hike will start by driving approximately for at least one hour to Sakhu. Saku is also an ancient Newari town located in the northeast corner of the valley of Kathmandu. You need to hike for almost 4 to 5 hours and that leads towards the massive pine forests. When you reach your destination Nagarkot you can even see the villages there and interact with them and get new experience in life. The people or the locals are so familiar to the people so you don’t need any hesitation to talk with them. You can also get a chance to
4. Chisapani Hike
-Walking through the Shivapuri National Park
-Wonderful views of Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar Himal ranges, Jugal Himal and Langtang Himal
-Duration of Hiking: 4 to 5 hours
Chisapani has been so much popular nowadays because it is the most interesting to hike and enjoy your holidays. This is made by the Brahmin settlement means this place is full of Brahmin, Sherpa and Gurung dominant. You will get fantastic energy during the time of trekking in this destination. The access to this place is starting a hiking form the beautiful place Subadarijal. To be in this destination it takes about an hour from the middle or central part of Kathmandu. After that passing the main source of water for the capital city Kathmandu that leads us to the Shivapuri Hill or Shivapuri National Park until the destination that you have already confirmed that s Chisapani village.
The facilities for getting this destination are not that much hard because you can easily get the bus. You have to take a bus from the initial destination that is from Jamal to Chabhil. After that, you change the bus from Chabhil from a bus to the Sundarijal and start walking from that point. This will be the most awaited hiking you can experience in this wonderful destination nearer to Kathmandu. Experience this place if are in Kathmandu and searching for some quiet and interesting destination then this place is much suitable for you.