Top Hiking Spots In Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the most prominent city in Nepal. It is also a hiking paradise for nature fanatics and adventure seekers. Hiking in Kathmandu offers an excess of breathtaking stunning landscapes and rich cultural sites. The town preserves historical insight but is also an immunity for spiritual travelers. It can experience diverse cultures that come from different places in the country.  There are many beautiful destinations  to hike like:

Chandragiri Hiking

The beautiful thriving nature walks Chandragiri which is the most popular hiking destination in Kathmandu surroundings. Chandragiri offers an enchanting trekking experience that perfectly blends natural beauty with rich culture. It is the best hiking place where you will pass through the forests, hills, and small villages. Chandragiri is a religious place for Hindus, Bhaleshwor Mahadev which is dedicated to lord Shiva. It includes cable car rides.

Chandragiri Hill
Pic: Chandragiri Hill, Kathmandu (Source: Viator)

It offers stunning views of snowy peaks like Mount Everest, Langtang, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Dorje Lakpa, and so on. You can get the chance to see leafy woodland underneath and a pleasant view of Kathmandu city.  Chandragiri is the best place for hiking for individuals who are searching for easy hiking trials around Kathmandu. 

Jamacho Hiking

Jamacho hiking is the perfect destination for the hikers around Kathmandu. It is an easy and perfect day hiking destination. Its route is in the middle of Shivapuri National Park. It is the easiest and shortest place to hike. You can see the beautiful views of Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath Temple, Nuwakot, and the view of mountain ranges.

The trial offers leafy jungle scenery, stunning mountain views, and sterling sight into local culture. This place is a holy site of Buddhists where each year hundreds of devotees visit and pray to Guru Rinpoche and Acharya Nagarjuna. It will be the perfect hiking destination for all hikers and nature lovers.

This is the best place to hike who are looking to get away from the crowd and noise of the city and want to spend some peaceful time doing the short, easy hike.

White Monastery Hiking

White Monastery also known as Amitabha Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Nepal. The white monastery offers a mix of religious importance and natural sedatives. The realistic landscapes and the lush green landscape of the surroundings make the sunset and sunrise amazing to watch. Hikers can observe the view of Kathmandu Valley from the white monastery. The calm atmosphere draws the travelers wanting to soak up some peace after exploring the bustling city of Kathmandu.

White Monastery Hiking
Image: White Monastery (Source: YouTube)

You can do sightseeing, meditation, and photography. You can have a night out at local guest houses at there where you can enjoy the early sunrises and sunset view. This hike is suitable for those who are seeking solitude in mother nature. The place can be considered as a little heaven on earth.

Tarebhir Hiking

Tarebhir hiking is the off-beaten hiking path in Kathmandu. The hikes provide another level of prime experience. It passes through a deep pine forest up to a Tarebhir top. The trail goes along an uncultivated hilltop so that the massive Kathmandu Valley view is visible. Many mountain bikers and mountain runners pass through this place. Some fast-food restaurants are at the top of Tarebhir. Tarebhir is the best place to visit for all nature seekers. it offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, moderate hiking challenges, and wonder-inspiring views. 

Tarebhir Hiking
Image: Tarebhir Hiking (Source: Paris Kathmandu)

Tarebhir hiking is combined with Shivapuri hiking and Shivapuri Nagi Gumba hike. It requires more time and a kind of pro hiking experience and one needs to carry enough food and water. This is the hike where you don’t need an entry ticket. The best part is this is a family hiking trial, which means the whole family can go together. Hiking with someone or with a group is always the best fun by sharing and caring for each other. So make a plan to Tarebhir with your family or friends.

Nagi Gumba Hiking

The Shivapuri Nagi Gumba hike is the best easy and short trial. It will be a memorable trek from Kathmandu that is as equally scenic and rewarding as any other trek in the Himalayan foothills. The hike is the best opportunity to cover the nature, culture, religion, and adventure of Nepal. It will be favorable to those travelers who wish to hike during their short stay in Kathmandu and those who are interested in exploring Buddhist monasteries.

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It has conserved wild animals and plant species, the sanctuary is such a peaceful natural place and has been a native wild. It is home to various species of birds and wildlife. The hike takes through lush forests, offering beautiful views of surrounding hills and valleys. It’s a relatively moderate hike suitable for various fitness levels.  The hike itself is the peaceful surroundings which make it a worthwhile excursion from Kathmandu. Do visit nagi gumba which is the best destination mainly for those who are interested in Buddhism, nature, and cultural experiences.

Dhaireni Dada / Heaven Dada

Dhaireni Dada mainly known as Heaven Dada is located in Chandragiri municipality. It is situated below Kalua Pandey Dada. This is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the sunset. This place has amazing views of clouds and the humid air that makes you feel like you’re above the clouds.

Dhaireni Dada Hiking
Image: Dhaireni Dada / Heaven Dada (Source: Asian Heritage Treks and Travels)

Heaven Dada is naturally beautiful. It is covered with green leafy forests and the top hill is covered with field grass. You can seek the best view of the valley from the top of the hill. The dense greenery of forests stretched as far as the eyes could see and the beautiful hills, and sunset. It is the best place for hiking or trekking for breathtaking views, relaxation, and enjoying the weekend.

Pulchowki Hiking 

It is a popular hiking destination in the Lalitpur district that lies above the national botanical garden of Godawari in the Kathmandu valley. It is ideal for nature lovers to experience the dense forest rich in wildlife and to witness the diverse views from the top. You can see the plains of the entire terai in the south. The beautiful view of the Himalayas to the north and the beautiful Kathmandu valley in the northwest are filled with the mystery of ancient temples and cities. During the clear sky mount Everest, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, Gaurishankar and Annapurna ranges can be seen from Phulchowki’s viewpoint.

Pulchowki Hiking
Image: Pulchowki Hiking (Source: Asian Heritage Instagram)

It is the highest peak among the all surrounding peaks of Kathmandu Valley. Meaning of PulChowki means Pul is flowers and chowki means Tollhouse where there are the army barracks and telecom is built on the top of the hill.  If you hike during the spring, you will be able to seek rhododendron flowers on the trail.  It is a short and beautiful hike suitable for people who have limited time to experience and explore the natural beauty. 

Shivapuri Hiking 

Shivapuri hike is the nearest hiking destination from the center of Kathmandu which is also one of the most visited destinations in Kathmandu. It is located within the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. It covers an area of 144km square and it is linked with Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, and Dhading districts.

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
Pic: Shivapuri National Park, Kathmandu (Source: Asian Heritage Treks and Travels)

This hike requires a full day to reach the top of Shivapuri hill where the Shivapuri Baba statue is situated. Many people like to hike up to this destination for recreational activity during the holidays. If you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu for a day as well as enjoy a day for hiking and looking little adventure in nature then Shivapuri is the perfect destination. Many of the people came to hike here and for exploration.

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