Ranikot Hiking

Trip Duration

1 Day

Trip Grade


Highest Altitude

1300 m




Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Group Size

02 Minimum

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Ranikot Hiking Brief Insight

Ranikot Hiking Highlights:

  • A relatively lesser-known hiking trail
  • Witness the stunning view of the Himalayas in Ganesh, Langtang, and Gaurishankar ranges
  • Observe the traditional lifestyle of the Newar communities

Ranikot Hiking explores the eastern hill surrounding the Kathmandu Valley. The destination of the hike explores the pristine trails and the picturesque village of Ranikot. The locals here also refer to this hill as the beautiful princess hill and the name is rightly justified thanks to the beautiful scenery one can witness from the top of the hill. Ranikot is a wonderful hiking destination where one can enjoy the air of the countryside and experience the traditional lifestyle even though it is very near to Kathmandu.

Ranikot is one of the most perfect places to hike if you are in Kathmandu. The peace and calm surrounding of the Ranikot village warmly welcomes all the tourists, adventurers and nature lovers.

It is a place where you can completely blend in the abundant nature and relieve your exhaust and stress. As such, the hiking trip begins from Kathmandu and heads to Bhaktapur on a short drive. Reaching Suryabinayak, you make sure that all your belongings and hiking equipment are with you.

The hike starts from here as you exit the modern settlements and head along the hiking trail. The trail offers plenty of interesting stops on the way and also allows you to enjoy the views of the surrounding hills and landscapes. Continuing on the trail, you will arrive at Ranikot Village. Ranikot village is a hill point where you can get a full view of the three major cities Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.

At the viewpoint, you will also be able to get a panoramic view of the Himalayas in Langtang, Ganesh, and Gauri Shankar ranges. If you go in time for the sunrise, it will surely be a wonderful sight to see the sun rise over the glorious snow-clad peaks. You can also visit the Bhairav Temple while on the hike. The temple is greatly revered by the locals. This hike is a suitable option for you to go with your friends or family.

If you are planning to travel to Nepal, Nepal Alibaba Treks is the best choice for you. We assure you of top quality service and travel experts to accompany you on the trips. We will also make your experience to Nepal very memorable and definitely an unforgettable one.

Outline Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Ranikot Hiking

The hike starts from the Suryabinayak temple during the early hours of the day. The journey begins with a drive to Surya Binayak temple. From here, you start your hike toward the villages along with a mixture of road and off-beaten trails. You will pass through lush forests filled with radiant flowers. The view gets more mesmerizing as proceed uphill whereupon an hour you will be reaching the Pilot Baba ashram. Again after walking for an hour you will reach a lush hill known as the Ghamde Danda where you can take a break. You will now finally reach Ranikot village after almost an hour where you can enjoy the marvelous view and have lunch here. After visiting the Bhairav temple and the Ranikot fort, you will return to Kathmandu.

What is included in Ranikot Hiking

  • All Airports/Hotel transfers by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in 3 stars category Hotels in Kathmandu and in other available places with Breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to Ranikot and when we return back from Ranikot to Kathmandu, we provide transportation.
  • Accommodation in Tea Houses or Local Lodges or Local Hotels on twin sharing basis during your trekking days.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during your trekking days.
  • Permit fees for National Parks and Conservation Area entry as well as Trekkers Management Information Service (TIMS) Permit. Visit: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/about-trekking-permit.
  • All government officials and authorization necessary fees for your travel purpose.
  • Local tourist guide (according to your need) and Local Porter during your treks: – 1 Porter for 2 Tourists.
  • All your travel and rescue arrangements. (during any emergencies)
  • First Aid Kits and Medical supplies.
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner programs.

What is Excluded

  • Nepal entry Visa fee and charges in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. Visit http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
  • International Air Fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Extra Night accommodation and meals during your early arrival, late departure as well as any domestic
  • flight delays (due to any specified reasons) especially in Everest Region than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra luggage charges.
  • Other any your personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, extra porters, bottled/boiled waters, hot shower, etc.
  • Other food items than normal meals as specified.
  • All your travel and rescue insurance in emergency situations.
  • Personal buying and souvenirs.
  • Tips during your hotels and restaurant visit.
  • To purchase or rent any type of equipment or gears for personal use.
  • To purchase special medicines and kits.
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