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Hiking around Kathmandu

The city of the temple, Kathmandu,  holds a special place in the hearts of countless travelers that visit Nepal every year. The rich Newari culture covers the busy streets, still giving people an outlook into the ancient city that was there hundreds of years ago. A little bit away from the bustling city, and you can also come across several peaceful forest pathways. Hiking around the marvelous cultural and natural monuments is the best way to enjoy the priceless beauty that is Kathmandu.

Kathmandu actually denotes the entire Kathmandu valley which consists of three major cities: Kathmandu/Kantipur, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. All these cities have their distinct history and civilizations. Moreover, they are considered to be the live museums of Nepal. 

Kathmandu is one of the most accessible destinations in Nepal to reach as the only international airport; TIA ( Tribhuvan International Airport) resides here. The city of Kathmandu still preserves the ancient Newari kingdom and its countless cultural artifacts. This has given birth to a city that mingles both new and old generations together. The bowl-shaped city holds many hilltops in close distance from where you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of pristine mountain ranges. Away from the several old spice markets and the hustling and bustling nature of Kathmandu, there is a gateway to a mystical natural paradise that holds countless exotic birds and animals. Most of these sites are only 4-5 hours’ drive away.

Along the hiking trails are several settlements that you can come across. The natural beauty is breathtaking as you will be able to view the splendid mountain ranges and a stretch of the green valley that merges into the plains. You can also get an outlook into the unique culture of several communities while enjoying this marvelous view. The mouthwatering cuisines should not be missed while hiking around Kathmandu. 

Some of the most popular hiking trails around Kathmandu valley includes Phulchowki Hike, Chandragiri Hike,  Champadevi Hike, Nagarkot Hike, Chisapani Hike, Sundarijal Day Hike, and Jamacho Day Hike/Nagarjun Hike, Changunarayan-Dhulikhel Hike, Namobuddha Hike and so on. Most of these trails range from the altitude of 1350 to almost 3000m with easy to medium level difficulty. Thus, hikes can be enjoyed by people of every age, making it the most suitable destinations for a memorable time with your family. The best time is, of course, during spring and autumn i.e., March to May and September to December.

During these hikes, trekkers can witness magnificent mountain views including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal and even Mt. Everest from Nagarkot and Chandragiri Hill. The serene forests, cool breezes and the country life will mesmerize the trekkers/ hikers during hiking around Kathmandu. 

Haven Holidays Team are veteran enough to arrange your hiking around Kathmandu Valley and make it memorable. 

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Art representing various natural and cultutal heritages of Nepal